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LOT 3056
LOT 3056
MANUSCRIPT. [A hand-written book of references by Monsieur Maurice Lommer, pest controller. N.p: 1899-1938.] 340pp. manuscript, 8vo (186 x 121mm.) Unnumbered pages hand-written on one side of the leaf only in German, French and Italian and in various different hands by the proprietors of various European hotels and sanatoria, all being references and favourable recommendations for Monsieur Lommer and his expertise at pest-control and appreciation of the work he has undertaken for them, including many official stamps of these establishments, includes a small photo of Monsieur Lommer himself on the front-free endpaper, and his own personal stamp. (Some browning.) Contemporary maroon morocco (some wear to spine ends, rubbing). Note: a book of references spanning nearly the whole first half of the 20th century for the itinerant yet proud and professional Monsieur Lommer who, born in Geneva, travels across various European cities cleansing hotels of 'caffards' (cockroaches), before moving on with his book of references which serves as an entrée and, presumably, a good bed for the night. Finally, in 1939 he lands up back in Geneva, extinguishing the caffards of his home city.
Hammer price: £300
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LOT 3057
LOT 3057
RELIGION. Novena de la Santissima Trinidad. Seville: D. Juan de Basoas, [n.d. but circa 1765.] Title with decorative woodcut border, 1 woodcut frontispiece. (Contemporary annotation verso of frontispiece, browning.) [Bound with:] Novena de Maria Saint Sma. De la Alud. Madrid: Joachin Ibarra, 1759. (Browning, contemporary ink drawing on last leaf.) [Bound with:] Novena al Senor S. Miguel, Y Los Angeles. Seville: Joseph Padrino, [n.d. but circa 1765.] Woodcut frontispiece (Contemporary ink drawing verso of frontispiece, staining to title.) [Bound with:] Novena Al Glorioso Patriarcha S. Joseph. Madrid: 1759. (Staining and tear to title and first leaf, browning.) [Bound with:] Novena Des Francisco Xavier, Apostol de Las Indias. Madrid: Francisco Xavier Garcia, 1766. Woodcut frontispiece. (Browning.) [Bound with:] Novena a la Seraphica Maestra Y Doctora Mystica. [N.p.: n.d.] (Lacking leaves to rear, last leaf E3.) 6 works in 1 vol., 16mo (99 x 65mm.) Contemporary calf with elaborate gilt design to both covers (some loss to spine).
Hammer price: £42
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