Lot 106 of 600:
Rare Portuguese Syllabary  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,400
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Collecçao de Pequenas Estampas - rare Portuguese Syllabary


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2 preliminary leaves and 48 stiff printed cards, each with 9 mounted images, text on front and rear. 19.5x11.5 cm (7¾x4½") stub mounted and bound in modern full tan calf.

An extremely rare Portuguese syllabary, each plate with nine printed 'cards' with an engraved illustration on thin tissue, mounted above the text (divided into syllables), the text printed again on the rear of the cards. A very early book of "flash-cards", no copies located by OCLC.

Lot Amendments

Light wear at edges of plates, a few plates with a small amount worm tunneling, mostly in margin but touching text or illustration in a few spots; foxing; very good.

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