[ABRAHAM A SANCTA CLARA. 1644-1709.]
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[ABRAHAM A SANCTA CLARA. 1644-1709.]
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[ABRAHAM A SANCTA CLARA. 1644-1709.]
Ein Schock Phatasten in einem Kasten mit ihrem Pourtrait.... Nuremburg: J.C. Weigel, [c. 1700]. [12] pp. + 67 copper-engraved plates. Small folio (242 x 157 mm). Speckled calf, spine gilt. Title-page and penultimate plate trimmed and remounted, scattered repaired closed tears, pl. 52 torn and restored with loss, pl. 6 with restored corners, some ink doodling (including an old sketch on the reader's portrait plate), repaired marginal chip to first text leaf, minor browning/foxing; calf rebacked with old spine laid down.

First edition. Rare, with engravings depicting human folly and obsession. These images were later included in Abraham's Centi-Folium Stultorum.
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