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THREE BRASS POCKET SUNDIALS, EARLY TO MID-18TH CENTURY

A small equinoctial ring dial signed P.M.T.; a German octagonal dial signed Schreteger of Augsburg; and a French octagonal dial signed N. Bion / A Paris , in fitted mahogany case. Length of case 3 3/4 in.

Jan 22, 2016
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[GLOBES] Group of six volumes on globes, sundials and related subjects

Lot 211 [GLOBES] Group of six volumes on globes, sundials and related subjects . Includes ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, DIDIER. Usages des globes céleste et terrestre ... Paris: 1751. Period wrappers. With the five plates; PIERRE DE STE. MARIE MAGDELEINE. Traité d'horlogiographie ... Paris: L'Anglois, 1645. Old calf rebacked. Engraved title, plates. SCHÜBLER, JOHANN JACOB. Neue und deutliche Anleitung zur practischen Sonnen-Uhr-Kunst ... Nuremberg: Weigel, 1726. Old calf, rebacked. Lacks the 42 plates...

Nov 23, 2015
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Three small pewter sundials, 18th/19th c., the largest signed Iosiah Miller, 4 1/2NULL dia.

Description: Three small pewter sundials, 18th/19th c., the largest signed Iosiah Miller, 4 1/2NULL dia. Provenance: The Collection of Jeanne and Bernard B. Hillmann, Wyckoff, New Jersey. Categories: American Decorative Arts and Furniture Condition: Expected wear, a little heavier to edge of largest.

Jan 15, 2016
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Stengel's Gnomonica universalis 1680

ON SUNDIALS. STENGEL, JOAN. PETERSON. Gnomonica universalis, sive praxis amplissima geometricé describendi horologia solaria,... Ulm (Matthaei Wagner) 1680.

May 15, 2016
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DOPPELMAYR, Johann Gabriel (1671-1750).

DOPPELMAYR, Johann Gabriel (1671-1750). Neue und grundliche Anweisung, wie nach einer universalen Methode grosse Sonnen-Uhren . Nuremburg: Johann Michael Sporlin, for Johann Christoph Weigel, 1719. A fine, clean copy of this rare work on sundials. Folio, engraved frontispiece by Johann Georg Puschner, 20 engraved plates mounted on stubs, one of which double-page with a double-hemisphere world map (this misbound upside-down). Contemporary vellum with yapp edges, title lettered at head of spine...

Dec 01, 2016
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6155352
An Augsburg engraved brass equitorial sundial

An Augsburg engraved brass equitorial sundial With an original leather box. Engraved monogram LTM. Leather and silk defective. D 6.1 cm. Attributed to Ludwig Theodor Müller, mid-18th C. Cf. Syndram, Wissenschaftliche Instrumente und Sonnenuhren. Stiftung Huelsmann, Munich 1989, no. 82 f. Syndram has discovered several sundials of this type made by Müller. In the course of his research into this talented compass maker and mechanic, born in Saalfeld in 1710, he also found pace counters, cannon ...

May 20, 2016
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7572168
A carved sandstone bowl with lotus motif on a carved base with swirling, maze-like design

Description: About Barbara Israel Garden Antiques: A nineteenth-century farmhouse in Katonah, New York, is home to Barbara Israel Garden Antiques' impressive array of period ornament from Europe, America, and Asia. The formal gardens surrounding the house are the perfect setting for their collection of fountains, statues, sundials, urns and gate pier finials, furniture, fencing, and wellheads dating from the fifteenth through the early twentieth centuries. Barbara Israel Garden Antiques work...

Mar 16, 2017
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SUNDIAL BOOK: HOROLOGIUM SOLARE IMMACULATUM, ca. 1767. Book. Instructions on the building of sundials, by A.R.D. Gelasio Heuppel, Can. Reg. Prof. in Gars. In the publishing house of Sebastian Mössner, Burger und Buchhandler allda 1767. 53 pages, index and 7 foldable copper plates. D (book) 11 x 18 cm.

- A173 Wristwatches & Pocketwatches SUNDIAL BOOK: HOROLOGIUM SOLARE IMMACULATUM, ca. 1767. Book. Instructions on the building of sundials, by A.R.D. Gelasio Heuppel, Can. Reg. Prof. in Gars. In the publishing house of Sebastian Mössner, Burger und Buchhandler allda 1767. 53 pages, index and 7 foldable copper plates. D (book) 11 x 18 cm. Buch. Beschreibung zum Bau von Sonnenuhren, von A.R.D. Gelasio Heuppel, Can. Reg. Prof. in Gars. Im Verlag des Sebastian Mössner, Burger und Buchhandler allda...

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7572175
A terra-cotta figure of a seated greyhound, of stylized Art Moderne form with articulated musculature

Description: About Barbara Israel Garden Antiques: A nineteenth-century farmhouse in Katonah, New York, is home to Barbara Israel Garden Antiques' impressive array of period ornament from Europe, America, and Asia. The formal gardens surrounding the house are the perfect setting for their collection of fountains, statues, sundials, urns and gate pier finials, furniture, fencing, and wellheads dating from the fifteenth through the early twentieth centuries. Barbara Israel Garden Antiques work...

Mar 16, 2017
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A pair of carved sandstone Liver birds, or cormorants, one with wings folded, the other with wings outstretched

Description: About Barbara Israel Garden Antiques: A nineteenth-century farmhouse in Katonah, New York, is home to Barbara Israel Garden Antiques' impressive array of period ornament from Europe, America, and Asia. The formal gardens surrounding the house are the perfect setting for their collection of fountains, statues, sundials, urns and gate pier finials, furniture, fencing, and wellheads dating from the fifteenth through the early twentieth centuries. Barbara Israel Garden Antiques work...

Mar 16, 2017
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CAUS, Salomon de (1576-1626).

CAUS, Salomon de (1576-1626). La Pratique et demonstration des horloges solaires . Paris: Jerome Drouart, 1624. 2° (354 x 230mm). Engraved diagrams on N2r, Q1r, woodcut diagrams throughout, some full-page, moveable parts or attachments to diagrams on E2r, G1r, K1r, R1v, diagram to R2v printed on an overslip and pasted in, variant issue without the lower woodcut diagram on a1v. (Lacking leaf B1, page numbers removed from B2, C2 trimmed in lower diagram and this latter with small hole affecting...

Nov 30, 2016
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MÜNSTER, Sebastian (1489-1552).

MÜNSTER, Sebastian (1489-1552). Compositio horologiorum, in plano, muro, truncis, anulo, concavo, cylindro et variis quadrantibus, cum signorum zodiaci et diversarum horarum inscriptionibus . Basel: Henricus Petri, 1531. 4° (195 x 143mm). Title with woodcut illustration of sundials, 56 woodcuts in the text, some full-page, Petrus's device on verso of final leaf. (Lacks the folding plate of a wall sundial, title rehinged and repaired where stamp removed in lower corner, title also waterstained...

Apr 26, 2017
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COETS, Hendrik (1670-1730).

COETS, Hendrik (1670-1730). Horologiographia plana, seu nova & perspicua in superficiebus planis omnia genera horologiorum describendi methodus . Leiden: Joannes du Vivié, 1691. 8° (196 x 145mm). Title with woodcut device. 20 folding engraved plates. (Title slightly browned at margins, A4, E2-3 with lower corners torn away, a little light spotting.) Contemporary panelled calf, red edges (spine repaired but worn). Provenance : J. Harris (signature on title) -- the Earls of Macclesfield (bookpl...

Nov 30, 2016
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SCHÖNER, Andreas (1528-1590).

SCHÖNER, Andreas (1528-1590). Gnomonice. Hoc est: de descriptionibus horologiorum sciotericorum omnis generis . Nuremberg: Johannes Montanus and Ulrich Neuber, 1562. 2° (318 x 202mm). Title printed in red and black, elaborate woodcut headpiece above title, 3 woodcut plates, one double-page and 2 folding, numerous diagrams, printer’s device on verso of last leaf. (Some leaves with light marginal waterstaining, ink stain on F5.) Modern vellum, slipcase. Provenance : ‘Bibliothecae Windhagianae C...

Apr 26, 2017
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MÜNSTER, Sebastian (1489-1552).

MÜNSTER, Sebastian (1489-1552). Compositio horologiorum, in plano, muro, truncis, anulo, concavo, cylindro et variis quadrantibus, cum signorum zodiaci et diversarum horarum inscriptionibus . Basel: Henricus Petri, 1531. 4° (195 x 143mm). Title with woodcut illustration of sundials, 56 woodcuts in the text, some full-page, Petrus's device on verso of final leaf. (Lacks the folding plate of a wall sundial, title rehinged and repaired where stamp removed in lower corner, title also waterstained...

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MARTINUS POLONUS (d.1278).

MARTINUS POLONUS (d.1278). Margarita decreti seu tabula martiniana . Strassburg: [Printer of the 'Casus Breves Decretalium' (Georg Husner?)], 1493. Tenth edition of an important work on canon law . HC *10847; BMC I 160; BSB-Ink M-236; Goff M-327. Chancery folio (279 x 192mm). With final blank, initials and capital strokes in red (some wormholes, a few minor marginal holes, occasional spotting or staining). Contemporary German quarter blindtooled calf over wooden boards, two contemporary diagr...

Jul 12, 2017
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A Parisian silver Butterfield travel sundial.

A Parisian silver Butterfield travel sundial. A Parisian silver Butterfield travel sundial. Showing the polhodes between 40° and 60°, engraved with the polhodes of 31 French towns. Signed to the plaque: "Butterfield AParis". The green leather case warped, the velvet lining worn. H when extended 3.5, L 7.8 cm. Last quarter 18th C. Aristocratic ownership, Belgium. Cf.: Syndram "Wissenschaftliche Instrumente und Sonnenuhren", Munich 1989, cat. 46 ff. The English mechanic Michael Butterfield was ...

Nov 13, 2015
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GUERRINO, Tommaso (1733-1778).

GUERRINO, Tommaso (1733-1778). Tavole gnomoniche Per disegnare in diversi modi gli Orologj Solari . Milan: Pietro Agnelli, 1762. 2° (369 x 247mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece, one engraved folding plate, one plate with a mounted volvelle, and illustrations, one of these extended with a small paper slip; astronomical tables, some of these with corrections on printed paper slips. (Occasional light marginal soiling, small loss in the margin of the title.) Contemporary red goatskin, possibly D...

Nov 30, 2016
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GUERRINO, Tommaso (1733-1778).

GUERRINO, Tommaso (1733-1778). Tavole gnomoniche Per disegnare in diversi modi gli Orologj Solari . Milan: Pietro Agnelli, 1762. 2° (369 x 247mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece, one engraved folding plate, one plate with a mounted volvelle, and illustrations, one of these extended with a small paper slip; astronomical tables, some of these with corrections on printed paper slips. (Occasional light marginal soiling, small loss in the margin of the title.) Contemporary red goatskin, possibly D...

Nov 30, 2016
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Illustrated J.W. Fiske Iron Works Catalog of Ornamental Iron Settees, Chairs, Etc.

Description: Illustrated J.W. Fiske Iron Works Catalog of Ornamental Iron Settees, Chairs, Etc., New York, New York, c. 1930, thirty-six-page catalog marketing all manner of cast iron furniture, signs, tree guards, sundials, etc., ht. 10 1/4, wd. 6 3/4 in. Estimate $200-300 The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot i...

Nov 19, 2016
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SCHRECKENFUCHS, Erasmus Oswald (1511-1579

SCHRECKENFUCHS, Erasmus Oswald (1511-1579 ). Commentaria in novas theoricas planetarum Georgii Purbachii . Basel: Henricus Petri, 1556. Large woodcut title vignette, numerous woodcuts in text, 3 large folding tables. Extra illustrated with 8 woodcut diagrams. [ Bound with :] SCULTETUS, Batholomeo (1540-1614). Gnomonice de solariis . Gorlitz: Matthiae Menii Dantiscani, 1572. Title in red and black, woodcut portrait of the author on title verso, numerous woodcuts in the text. 2 works in one vol...

Apr 26, 2017
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SCHRECKENFUCHS, Erasmus Oswald (1511-1579

SCHRECKENFUCHS, Erasmus Oswald (1511-1579 ). Commentaria in novas theoricas planetarum Georgii Purbachii . Basel: Henricus Petri, 1556. Large woodcut title vignette, numerous woodcuts in text, 3 large folding tables. Extra illustrated with 8 woodcut diagrams. [ Bound with :] SCULTETUS, Batholomeo (1540-1614). Gnomonice de solariis . Gorlitz: Matthiae Menii Dantiscani, 1572. Title in red and black, woodcut portrait of the author on title verso, numerous woodcuts in the text. 2 works in one vol...

Apr 26, 2017
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PADOVANI, Giovanni (b. 1512?).

PADOVANI, Giovanni (b. 1512?). De compositione, e usu multiformium horologiorum solarium ad omnes totius orbis regiones, ac situs in qualibet superficie. Venice: Franciscus Francisci, 1582. 4º (197 x 147mm). Large woodcut device on title, woodcut diagrams, historiated initials. (Repaired holes in title where signature erased with slight loss to device, title and following leaf tipped onto front free endpaper, a few quires browned, some light stains and soil marks.) 20th-century quarter calf a...

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MUNSTER, Sebastian (1488-1552).

MUNSTER, Sebastian (1488-1552). Horologiographia, post priorem aeditionem . Basel: Henricus Petri, 1533. 4° (203 x 155mm). Title woodcut, 60 full-page and 7 half-page woodcut diagrams with occasional touches of hand-colouring, 12 full-page cuts of the zodiacal signs partly by Hans Holbein the Younger, printer’s device at end. Two 15th-century manuscript leaves bound in as rear endpapers. (Title soiled, tattered and severely stained at outer margin, first few quires soiled at margins, more occ...

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MUNSTER, Sebastian (1488-1552).

MUNSTER, Sebastian (1488-1552). Horologiographia, post priorem aeditionem . Basel: Henricus Petri, 1533. 4° (203 x 155mm). Title woodcut, 60 full-page and 7 half-page woodcut diagrams with occasional touches of hand-colouring, 12 full-page cuts of the zodiacal signs partly by Hans Holbein the Younger, printer’s device at end. Two 15th-century manuscript leaves bound in as rear endpapers. (Title soiled, tattered and severely stained at outer margin, first few quires soiled at margins, more occ...

Apr 26, 2017
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TALIANI, Giuseppe.

TALIANI, Giuseppe. Orologi riflessi per mezo di un picciolo specchio parallelo, ò perpendicolare all'orizonte . Macerata: Filippo Camacci, 1648. 4º (214 x 156mm). Title in red and black with woodcut arms of Cardinal Cenci, the dedicatee. Woodcut diagrams. Table on F3r with letterpress and manuscript overslips. (First two quires with narrow wormhole at lower margin, light spotting.) 20th-century vellum. Provenance : Franciscan friary at Massa (inscription on half-title). [?]FIRST EDITION of th...

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BULLANT, Jean.

BULLANT, Jean. Recueil d'horlogiographie, contenant la description, fabrication et usage des horloges solaires . Paris: Jean Bridier for Vincent Sertenas, 1561. 4° (225 x 170mm). Woodcut diagrams throughout, some full-page, leaf G2 folding at fore-edge. (Tiny hole to R3 with loss of one letter, tiny compass holes to a couple of diagrams, variable scattered spotting and browning, the textblock trimmed close with a couple of the woodcuts and some contemporary annotations fractionally shaved.) C...

Nov 30, 2016
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GROEN, Jan van der (ca.1635-1672) – Pieter NYLANDT (17th century)

GROEN, Jan van der (ca.1635-1672) – Pieter NYLANDT (17th century) . Le Jardinier Hollandois, où sont décrites toutes sortes de belles Maisons de plaisance & de campagne; & comment on les peut planter, semer, & embellir de plusieurs herbes, fleurs, & arbres rares . Amsterdam: M. Doornick, 1669-70. Rare French-German edition of Nederlandtsen Hovenier published the same year as the first edition, containing “the best illustrations of the famous gardens of Ryswyck, Honsholredyk, and the Huis ‘ten...

Dec 14, 2016
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BULLANT, Jean.

BULLANT, Jean. Recueil d'horlogiographie, contenant la description, fabrication et usage des horloges solaires . Paris: Jean Bridier for Vincent Sertenas, 1561. 4° (225 x 170mm). Woodcut diagrams throughout, some full-page, leaf G2 folding at fore-edge. (Tiny hole to R3 with loss of one letter, tiny compass holes to a couple of diagrams, variable scattered spotting and browning, the textblock trimmed close with a couple of the woodcuts and some contemporary annotations fractionally shaved.) C...

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CLAVIUS, Christoph (1537-1612).

CLAVIUS, Christoph (1537-1612). Compendium brevissimum describendorum horologiorum horizontalium ac declinantium . Rome: A. Zannettus, 1603. [ Bound with :] Tabula altidudinum solis pro horis astronomicis in signorum initijs ad omnes gradus altitudinis poli borealis supputata . Rome: A. Zannettus, 1603. [ and :] Tabulae astronomicae nonnullae ad horologiorum constructionem maxime utiles. Rome: A. Zannettus, 1605. 3 works in one volume, 4° (200 x 144mm). JHS device on titles. First work: full-...

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CLAVIUS, Christoph (1537-1612).

CLAVIUS, Christoph (1537-1612). Compendium brevissimum describendorum horologiorum horizontalium ac declinantium . Rome: A. Zannettus, 1603. [ Bound with :] Tabula altidudinum solis pro horis astronomicis in signorum initijs ad omnes gradus altitudinis poli borealis supputata . Rome: A. Zannettus, 1603. [ and :] Tabulae astronomicae nonnullae ad horologiorum constructionem maxime utiles. Rome: A. Zannettus, 1605. 3 works in one volume, 4° (200 x 144mm). JHS device on titles. First work: full-...

Nov 30, 2016
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PINI, Valentino (d. 1607).

PINI, Valentino (d. 1607). Fabrica de gl'horologi solari nella quale si trattano non solo instrumenti per dissegnare horologi sopra ogni superficie di muro, ma anco si danno regole per fabricare altri horologi portatili. Venice: Marco Varisco for Marco Guarisco, 1598. 2 parts, 2° (285 x 196mm). Elaborate engraved title border, woodcut illustrations and diagrams throughout, 6- to 8-line woodcut historiated initials. (Title with paper repairs and minor losses, the most significant being to the ...

Apr 26, 2017
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COIGNET, Michiel (1549-1623). Instruction nouvelle des poincts plus excellents & necessaires, touchant l'art de naviguer. Antwerp: Henry Hendrix, 1581.

COIGNET, Michiel (1549-1623). Instruction nouvelle des poincts plus excellents & necessaires, touchant l'art de naviguer . Antwerp: Henry Hendrix, 1581. 4° (198 x 141 mm). Large woodcut illustration on title, 4 woodcut volvelles (3 full-page) with woodcut hemisphere and diagrams. 18th-century English speckled half calf, marbled boards. Provenance : Earls of Macclesfield (bookplate). FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH OF THE FIRST MANUAL TO MAKE A CLEAR DISTINCTION BETWEEN PILOTAGE, NAVIGATION AND COSMOG...

Apr 05, 2016
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COIGNET, Michiel (1549-1623).

COIGNET, Michiel (1549-1623). Instruction nouvelle des poincts plus excellents & necessaires, touchant l'art de naviguer . Antwerp: Henry Hendrix, 1581. 4° (198 x 141 mm). Large woodcut illustration on title, 4 woodcut volvelles (3 full-page) with woodcut hemisphere and diagrams. 18th-century English speckled half calf, marbled boards. Provenance : Earls of Macclesfield (bookplate). FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH OF THE FIRST MANUAL TO MAKE A CLEAR DISTINCTION BETWEEN PILOTAGE, NAVIGATION AND COSMOG...

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COIGNET, Michiel (1549-1623).

COIGNET, Michiel (1549-1623). Instruction nouvelle des poincts plus excellents & necessaires, touchant l'art de naviguer . Antwerp: Henry Hendrix, 1581. 4° (198 x 141 mm). Large woodcut illustration on title, 4 woodcut volvelles (3 full-page) with woodcut hemisphere and diagrams. 18th-century English speckled half calf, marbled boards. Provenance : Earls of Macclesfield (bookplate). FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH OF THE FIRST MANUAL TO MAKE A CLEAR DISTINCTION BETWEEN PILOTAGE, NAVIGATION AND COSMOG...

Apr 05, 2016
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VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus (ca 90-20 B.C.). De architectura. Edited by Johannes Sulpitius. [Rome: Eucharius Silber, ca 1487].

VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus (ca 90-20 B.C.). De architectura. Edited by Johannes Sulpitius. [Rome: Eucharius Silber, ca 1487]. 2 o (273 x 186 mm). [1 4 2-4 8 5-7 6 8 8 9 6 10-12 8 13 6 14 8 .] (1/1r blank, 1/1v preface by Johannes Sulpitius, 1/2r index, 1/3r dedication to Raphaeli Riario, 2/1v text, 97v colophon, 98r list of errata, 98v blank). 96 (of 98 leaves., lacking 1/1 and 12/2 [supplied in manuscript facsimile]). 34 lines. Type: 3:112R. Three- and four-line initial spaces, most with guide...

Jun 12, 2015
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