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by later hand upper cover in graphite upper right: 70-37-18; center: The leaf of preface is very rare / and is missing in the copies in / the Brit. Mus. and the Conservatoire Nationale / According to Deutsch, a copy in sheets was sold by Davis + Orioli in 1943. / In 1965, Davis and Orioli in Cat 169, item 89 / catalogued a copy in vellum, probably this copy, / and possibly (underlined) the copy in sheets, which sometime from 1943 to 1965 had been bound. So this / copy might (underlined) be the fifth rather than a sixth copy. / collation (underlined): ref Deutsch facsimile, Chiswick Press, London 1943 / "The volume consists of an engraved title page, a preface / in letterpress, which is counted as plate 2, and sixteen / other engravings, numbered from 3 to 18."

Provenance

William Salloch; acquired in 1970 by Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, Boston; (sale, Christie's New York via Ursus Books Ltd., 20 June 2013, no. 700); purchased 2013 by NGA.

Exhibition History
Fact and Fantasy: illustrated books from a private collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University, 1976, no. 43.
Bibliography
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-: nos. 473-488.