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Cotarelo y Mori (Emilio), 1857-1936

Diccionario biográfico y bibliográfico de calígrafos españoles

Madrid, Imprenta de la "Revista de Archivos, Bibliotecas y Museos", 1913-1916
Two volumes (28.5 cm), I: 453 (1) pp., 101 plates. II: 347 (1) pp., and 101 plates. 1213 catalogue entries. Uniformly bound in collector’s cloth-backed boards, leather lettering-pieces (original printed wrappers retained). - First edition. “Cotarelo y Mori’s monumental bio-bibliographical dictionary of the Spanish calligraphers is still the best work of its kind; it contains, in addition to its studies of the national masters, useful notes on the Italians…” (Stanley Morison, Early Italian writing-books: Renaissance to Baroque, edited by Nicolas Barker, Verona 1990, p.28). Palau 63929. ¶ Original wrappers chipped; otherwise an excellent, unmarked copy.

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