Lot 885 - 18 Feb 2015
February Antiques & Interiors Sale
MATEOS (Juan) Origen y Dignidad de la Caca . . . First Edition. engraved 'architectural' title (with portrait of the author), folded portrait of Philip IV of Spain (mounted in the field) & 6 other folded plates, 15pp. prelims. (following title), 120ff. text (numbered on rectos) & 8pp. table; late 19th cent. red morocco, gilt-lettered & panelled spine rejointed, g.e., sm. 4to. Madrid: Francisco Martinez, 1634. * (? continental) arms stamped in blind on covers & 19th cent. armorial bookplate (a branch of the Stirling family); original edition of this classic of the chase, especially boar hunting. Illustrated
Covers with wear along edges and at corners; spine worn and lacks v. sm. piece at head and sm. piece missing at foot; plts clean and plates mks. showing; some headlines, also text in prelims at top margin cut close/just shared (or sl. cropped in few cases, and clearly cropped in 6/7 instances); old mss. note concerning the volume on front blank (this, as the e/ps is later - i.e ?date of binding).
No other provenance of this book other than that mentioned in catalogue description.