Auction 351 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects
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BINDINGS -- WILHELMINA OF PRUSSIA -- NECKER, (J.). Sur l'administration. Amst., J. Changuion & G. Dufour, 1791. (4), 328 pp. Beautiful mottled cf. w. richly dec. gilt back, 2 redish brown labels, gilt coat of arms with monogram of Wilhelmina of Prussia on both sides, gilt dec. borders on both sides, inside dentelles, red edges, & marbled endpapers.

Beautiful binding (in excellent condition!) from the library of Wilhelmina of Prussia, sister of Frederic the Great and wife of stadholder Willem V, by the Hague bookbinder Lion Cohen (active c. 1780?-1802). On his bindings for Wilhelmina of Prussia see Storm van Leeuwen part IIA, p.214ff. The coat of arms consists of four separate elements, see Storm van Leeuwen, 18de-eeuwse Haagse Boekband, p. 420 (stempel 66-69).

€ 500

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