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    Sale 2111 | Lot 10
    Price Realized: $14,400With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2111 Lot 10

      UNRECORDED VARIANT Le vray et parfaict embellissement de la face, & conservation du corps en son entier [caption title]. 80 leaves. Small 8vo, old sheep, worn, rebacked with reversed sheep; generally clean internally, modern owner's handwritten bibliographical description mounted opposite title. [Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1557]

      Estimate $1,500 - 2,500

      Contemporary reprint of Nostradamus's work on cosmetics and preserves, "one of the very few publications issued by the Plantin Press without a real title-page" (Voet). This copy is a variant with only the caption title to the first part (rather than to both parts) appearing on the recto of the first leaf. Chomarat 20; Benazra, page 24; Voet 1755 (none noting this issue).

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $14,400