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[VULSON DE LA COLOMBIÈRE (Marc de)]. Les Oracles Divertissans, où l'on trouve le decision des Questions les plus curieuses pour se resjoüir dans les Compagnies, avec un Traitté tres-recreatif des Couleurs aux Armouries...,1677

Amsterdam: Jean Sambix, 2 Vols., in one, 12mo (155 x 85 mm), [12], 92, [6]; 78pp., engraved frontispiece, titles with woodcut printer's device of sphere, handsomely bound in dark blue levant morocco signed by Chambolle-Duru, three-line fillet border to covers, five raised bands, spine tooled in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, slight scuff to upper cover otherwise fine, entirely uncut. The types are those of Ph. Vleugart of Brussels. The frontispiece is a Wheel of Fortune with numbers, and the book is filled with answers to any Question drawn by the number. Provenance: Robert Hoe's copy with his gilt-stamped leather book-label to front paste-down, sold at the auction of his library by Anderson Auction Company, New York, 1st May 1911, lot 3525; Offered for sale by Maggs Bros. in 1931, Catalogue no. 552 (Catalogue of Choice Books, Elzevier Press "An extremely rare uncut Elzevier.")

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