Lot 144: PLINIUS SECUNDUS, GAIUS (PLINY). NATURALIS HISTORIAE. VENICE, 1525, FOLIO
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
November 7, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Folio (286 x 193mm.), title printed in red and black within woodcut border, woodcut printer's device on title-page and final verso, woodcut initials, woodcut illustrations (including maps of Europe and Africa), early annotations in different hands (some cropped), without final blank leaf, modern calf tooled in period style with gilt cornerpieces, without second part (index), a5 torn and repaired on verso, g7 with small hole caused by ink corrosion, occasional staining, last few leaves very stained with a few small wormholes, A7 repaired at fore-edge
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate
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Literature: Censimento 16 CNCE 30074; Cleveland Herbal 35; Sander 5764 (all for both parts); Western Travellers in China 3