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Clavis Diplomatica:. Tradens Specimina Veterum Scripturarum, Nimirum Alphabeta Varia, Compendia Scribendi Medii Aevi, Notariorum Veterum Signa Nonnulla Curiosa, Una Cum Alphabeto Instrumenti et Abbreviaturis.

Hanover: Sumtibus Haeredum B. Nic. Foersteri et Filii, 1737. First Edition. Hardcover. Includes: Johannis Mabillonii Commentatio de variis scripturarum veterum generibus, quae in opere ipsius diplomatico constituit lib. I. cap. XI (p. [57]-75); Burcardi Gotthelffii Struvii Dissertatio de criteriis manuscriptorum (p. [76]-101); and "Observatio de significatione literae C ..." (p. [102]-112) "Appendix XIV. diplomatum et documentorun [sic] ineditorum": p. [69]-80 (at end). Engraved arms on titlepage of George II of England [the dedicatee]. Baring (1690-1753) was a German historian and an assistant conservator at the Hanoverian Library. There he built a "diplomatic library;" this work is the embodiment of his research and work. (Brunet I, 656) Ownership signature (dated) of Heinrich [Henry] Buhl (1848-1907), son of vintner and politician Franz Peter Buhl and a renowned legal scholar. Very early, likely original, boards, textblock untrimmed. Uncommon generally, quite scarce in original state. Noted flaws notwithstanding, a handsome copy of this minor classic. Good. Light shelf/edge wear, boards through, light even toning/soiling to boards (heavier at spine), title in ink at spine, no fep/blanks (and no indication there ever were), small wormage area near tail at rear (does not involve any text), ownership signature at front pastedown and title-page, six leaves show small brittle areas near bottom edge (five on plate pages, one slightly touches printing area, most professionally repaired), light even toning to textblock, else tight, bright and unmarred. Toned light tan paper boards, woodcut decorative elements throughout, two fold-out plates. 4to. 112pp; 80pp; plus non-pag plate pages (1; 6; 18; 6). Illus. (b/w plates). Appendix. Item #6466

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