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Geschichte der Hofnarren. [History of Court Fools] Mit Kupfern.

Flögel, Karl Friedrich

Published by David Siegert, Liegnitz and Leipzig, 1789
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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8vo. 18.5 by 11.5 cm. xx, 530 pp. With two portrait plates, including frontis. A thorough survey of court fools, jesters, dwarves and other freaks, comics and novelty performers that were a mainstay of European court life as divertissements and sometimes as human collectibles. Light foxing throughout, or browning around the print, as the norm with the paper used. The binding is "naive" in its quality level. It remains serviceable but not particularly attractive. Marbled edges. The binding remains tight. Slight edge chipping and loosening of the spine title label. Handwritten lettering and numbering on the slipcase side (author, title and year). Light soiling to the cloth of the slipcase. "De Guinzbourg" ex libris bookplate. Half Cloth. Marbled boards. Cloth slipcase with morocco trim. Bookseller Inventory # 004731

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Title: Geschichte der Hofnarren. [History of Court ...

Publisher: David Siegert, Liegnitz and Leipzig

Publication Date: 1789

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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