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[Orationes Selectae].

Author Demosthenes
Title [Orationes Selectae].
Imprint London
Date of Publication 1726
Language Latin
Notes Acquired for the fine contemporary binding, which appears to be an early example of a Scottish wheel binding. Red-brown goatskin, gold-tooled wheel design surrounded by semi-circles, flowers and stars, all within a fillet and wave roll border. The spine is also tooled, with panels containing saltires. The board edges and turn-ins are tooled as well. The endpapers are marbled, and there are bookplates of John Hely-Hutchinson and W.A. Foyle. The book was apparently seen by NLS when it was sold at Sotheby's in 1956, as a rubbing was taken and is held in the Rare Books bindings folders. NLS did not bid and the book was bought by Maggs for 16. The National Library already has a copy of the text, ESTC T138471, at shelfmark Saltoun 522.
Shelfmark Bdg.s.875
Acquired on 06/11/01
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