A Prospective of the Naval Triumph of the Venetians over the Turk

Author: Busenello, Francesco
Year: 1658
Edition: First edition
Publisher: London; Henry Herringman
Category: The Levant

Late 18th or early 19th century calf, 8vo., 163 x 115 mm, signatures A1-A4 (8), D1 - D4 (8). Rebacked with the original gilt spine retained.
Full calf binding, the boards with borders of double gilt filets and gilt inner dentelles. The title page a bit soiled and laid down with the lower outer corner restored. The joints strengthened with Japanese paper and the first few leaves reattached with Japanese paper as well.

The bookplate of Fox Ponte Collection on front pastedown, with the bookplate of Panof Grafsos Skinos there below.

A very rare publication with only five records in ABPC and RBH combined since 1940.

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