SAKOSKY, [Albert].

Formes et Embouchoirs Mécaniques, propres à allonger, élargier et agrandir la chaussure, suivant les incommodités ou la conformation du pied; et pour lesquels l’auteur a obtenu un brevet d’invention.

A Paris: Chez l’auteur… .1814

8vo, pp. 15, (1). Modern half calf by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, the original blue sugar-paper wrappers bound in. Faint dampstain in upper inner corners. Bookplate of J. Colin Dagnall, historian of chiropody.

FIRST EDITION(?) of Sakosky’s monograph on shoe stretchers, for which he had been granted a patent by the Emperor Napoleon. Sakosky signs himself as bootmaker to the King of Prussia on the title-page. Very rare: not in Copac, WorldCat, Biblothèque Nationale, etc.


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