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FINE BOOKS INCLUDING INCUNABULA

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

148 lots with images

April 11, 2013

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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ALBERTANUS CAUSIDICUS BRIXIENSIS [Albertano, da Brescia]. De arte loquendi et tacendi.  Circa 1476

Lot 1: ALBERTANUS CAUSIDICUS BRIXIENSIS [Albertano, da Brescia]. De arte loquendi et tacendi. Circa 1476

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Description: ALBERTANUS CAUSIDICUS BRIXIENSIS [Albertano, da Brescia]. De arte loquendi et tacendi. 10 leaves. Rubricated. Folio, 305x212 mm, later limp vellum with spine title in ink; several small wormholes in blank margins throughout, occasional early underscoring. Bundesdenkmalamt stamp in lower outer corner of front pastedown. [Strassburg: Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?), circa 1476]

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ALBERTUS MAGNUS. De anima. 1481 + JOHANNES DE JANDUNO. Quaestiones super De anima Aristotelis.  1480

Lot 2: ALBERTUS MAGNUS. De anima. 1481 + JOHANNES DE JANDUNO. Quaestiones super De anima Aristotelis. 1480

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Description: ALBERTUS MAGNUS. De anima [with De intellectu et intelligibili]. [123] (of [124]) leaves; lacking initial blank. Gothic type. bound with:/span JOHANNES DE JANDUNO. Quaestiones super libros De anima Aristotelis. [158] leaves. Gothic type. Together, 2 volumes in one. Folio, 307x202 mm, contemporary binding of beech boards sewn on alum-tawed leather supports with leather panels in spine compartments, lacking catches and clasps; contents generally quite clean, with only tiny wormholes through beginning and end not impairing legibility, light dampstain in blank upper margin of first and last several leaves, scattered early marginalia, blank lower margin of a2 in first work restored; cloth folding case. (Venice: Reynaldus de Noviomagio, 1481); (Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 18 June 1480)

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ANDRELINUS, PUBLIUS FAUSTUS. Livia.  Circa 1498-1500

Lot 3: ANDRELINUS, PUBLIUS FAUSTUS. Livia. Circa 1498-1500

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Description: ANDRELINUS, PUBLIUS FAUSTUS. Livia. Gourmont criblé device printed in red on title and in black on last page. [64] leaves. Bâtarde type. Ruled in red throughout. 4to, 187x130 mm, 18th-century speckled sheep, rebacked retaining most of original backstrip; marginal dampstaining at beginning and end, scattered contemporary marginalia and underscoring, title soiled, with partly washed handwritten table of contents on verso; edges sprinkled red. [Paris: Antoine Denidel] for Robert de Gourmont, circa 1498-1500

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APPIANUS. Historia Romana.  Part 2 (of 2):  De bellis civilibus.  1477

Lot 4: APPIANUS. Historia Romana. Part 2 (of 2): De bellis civilibus. 1477

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Description: APPIANUS. Historia Romana. Latin translation by Petrus Candidus Decembrius. Part 2 (of 2): De bellis civilibus [and other texts]. [211] (of [212]) leaves: lacks initial blank. Roman type. Woodcut white-on-black three-quarter border on a2r and ornamental initials throughout. 4to, 278x205 mm, early limp vellum with remnants of thong ties; front free endpaper reattached causing slight adhesive discoloration in title gutter, occasional light marginal foxing and soiling. (Venice: Bernhard Maler, Erhard Ratdolt and Peter Löslein, 1477)

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ARISTOTLE. De caelo et mundo. 1495 + ALBERTUS MAGNUS. De coelo et mundo. 1490 + ALBERTUS DE SAXONIA. Quaestiones. 1492

Lot 5: ARISTOTLE. De caelo et mundo. 1495 + ALBERTUS MAGNUS. De coelo et mundo. 1490 + ALBERTUS DE SAXONIA. Quaestiones. 1492

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Description: ARISTOTLE. De caelo et mundo. With commentary by Thomas Aquinas and Petrus de Alvernia; edited by Hermannus de Virsen. Woodcut text diagrams. 76 leaves. bound with:/span ALBERTUS MAGNUS. De coelo et mundo. Edited by Hieronymus de Monopoli. [1], 2-65, [1] leaves, including initial blank. and:/span ALBERTUS DE SAXONIA. Quaestiones in Aristotelis libros de caelo et mundo. Edited by Hieronymus Surianus. [52] leaves, including final blank. Together, 3 volumes in one, all printed in Gothic type. Folio, 312x216 mm, contemporary binding of beech boards with leather stripped from spine exposing alum-tawed leather sewing supports, outer half of front cover and front free paper missing, rear cover loose; tiny wormholes through covers and front and back of contents not impairing legibility, occasional marginal soiling, some light dampstaining in lower margins, scattered early marginalia; modern 1/4 morocco folding case. Early ownership inscription of Johannes Baptista Catius of Novara on second leaf of first work; 18th-century owners' inscriptions on initial blank of the second work and title of the third. (Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 18 August 1495); (Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, 18 November 1490); (Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 24 October 1492)

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ASCONIUS PEDIANUS, QUINTUS; et al. Commentarii in orationes Ciceronis.  1477

Lot 6: ASCONIUS PEDIANUS, QUINTUS; et al. Commentarii in orationes Ciceronis. 1477

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Description: ASCONIUS PEDIANUS, QUINTUS; et al. Commentarii in orationes Ciceronis [and other texts]. Edited by Hieronymus Squarzaficus. [183] (of [184]) leaves; lacks blank a1. Folio, 275x182 mm, late 17th-century red morocco gilt-tooled to panel design including outer roll border incorporating figures of musicians alternating between birds and animals, 18th-century morocco lettering pieces, Wodhull arms added in center (with gilt corroded on portion of arms on rear cover); outer sheet of each gathering reinforced in gutters, light soiling on opening leaves, with some marginalia imperfectly washed out. (Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen), [between 2 June and 12 September 1477]

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AUGUSTINUS, AURELIUS, Saint. De civitate Dei.  1486/87

Lot 7: AUGUSTINUS, AURELIUS, Saint. De civitate Dei. 1486/87

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Description: AUGUSTINUS, AURELIUS, Saint. De civitate Dei. [208] leaves, including final blank. Gothic type. Rubricated. 4to, 240x173 mm, later calf over wooden boards with contemporary blind-tooled leather covers laid down, heavily worn medieval vellum manuscript leaves as endleaves; opening leaves soiled, scored early monastic ownership inscriptions on blank recto of first leaf, last leaf with another inscription dated 1508 and with horizontal strip excised from blank lower margin and restored. (Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 9 February 1486/87)

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BALBUS, JOHANN. Single leaf from a paper copy of the Catholicon.  Not before 1469. In:  Stillwell, Gutenberg and the Catholicon of 1460

Lot 8: BALBUS, JOHANN. Single leaf from a paper copy of the Catholicon. Not before 1469. In: Stillwell, Gutenberg and the Catholicon of 1460

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Description: BALBUS, JOHANN. Single leaf from a paper copy of the Catholicon, with entries from Occidentalis to Offella. Gothic type, 66 lines, 2 columns, with Galliziani watermark. Rubricated. Folio, 368x282 mm. [Mainz: Printer of the Catholicon, not before 1469]

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BARTHOLOMAEUS DE CHAIMIS. Confessionale sive Interrogatorium. 1474

Lot 9: BARTHOLOMAEUS DE CHAIMIS. Confessionale sive Interrogatorium. 1474

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Description: BARTHOLOMAEUS DE CHAIMIS. Confessionale sive Interrogatorium [with Interrogationes faciende infirmo morienti]. [174] leaves. Gothic type. Rubricated. 4to, 154x113 mm, later 18th-century russia gilt with Wodhull arms on front cover, rebacked retaining original backstrip; minor marginal foxing, scattered contemporary marginalia, dampstain in upper inner corners at end. Contemporary presentation inscription on recto of last leaf to 'N. Maurozeno [i. e., Morosini] patritio Veneto,' and contemporary monastic ownership inscription on verso; vellum leaf with partial index in contemporary hand bound at end. (Milan: Christophorus Valdarfer, 29 September 1474)

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BIBLE IN LATIN.  Single leaf from a paper copy of the 42-line Bible.  Circa 1450-55.  In:  Newton, A Noble Fragment, 1921.

Lot 10: BIBLE IN LATIN. Single leaf from a paper copy of the 42-line Bible. Circa 1450-55. In: Newton, A Noble Fragment, 1921.

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Description: (BIBLE IN LATIN.) Single leaf from a paper copy of the 42-line Bible, with the text of Wisdom 5:23-8:7. Rubricated. 390x285 mm; minor marginal soiling. This lot is not from the Rapoport collection. [Mainz: Johann Gutenberg & Johann Fust, circa 1450-55]

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BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae deorum.  1472

Lot 11: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae deorum. 1472

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Description: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae deorum. With additions by Dominicus Silvester and Raphael Zovenzonius. [295] (of [296]) leaves; lacks the final blank. Roman type. Rubricated. Folio, 315x214 mm, russet morocco gilt by W. H. Smith with the arms of C. H. St. John Hornby on front cover, spine slightly faded; soiling and spotting on first leaf, occasional light marginal foxing; cloth slipcase. (Venice: Vindelinus de Spira, 1472)

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BOETHIUS, ANICIUS MANLIUS TORQUATUS SEVERINUS. De consolatione philosophiae.  1491

Lot 12: BOETHIUS, ANICIUS MANLIUS TORQUATUS SEVERINUS. De consolatione philosophiae. 1491

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Description: BOETHIUS, ANICIUS MANLIUS TORQUATUS SEVERINUS. De consolatione philosophiae. With commentary attributed to St. Thomas Aquinas, and Compendiosa consolationis resumptio. [190] leaves. Gothic type. 4to, 190x136 mm, contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards with roll border of running stags around center panel containing twin vertical impressions of text roll reading 'Miserere Mei O Mater Dei,' spine in 3 compartments, each with intersecting diagonal triple fillets filled in with fleurs-de-lis, lacking catches and clasps; title soiled, occasional marginal foxing, light dampstaining toward end, early signatures and inscriptions on endpapers. Armorial bookplate of the Marquess of Lansdowne. (Strassburg): [Johann Pruess, before 6 March 1491]

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BONAVENTURA, Saint. Commentarius in secundum librum Sententiarum.  1477

Lot 13: BONAVENTURA, Saint. Commentarius in secundum librum Sententiarum. 1477

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Description: BONAVENTURA, Saint. Commentarius in secundum librum Sententiarum. Edited by Thomas Penketh. [335] (of [336]) leaves; lacks the initial blank. Folio, 282x197 mm, contemporary 1/4 blind-tooled leather over wooden boards, lacking catches and clasps, with vellum leaves from a 12th-century Latin liturgical manuscript as endleaves; several small wormholes and light dampstain in blank lower margin of opening leaves, otherwise a clean, wide-margined copy./span Early stamp of the Franciscan monastery at Stroncone, Umbria, on a2r. (Venice: Reynaldus de Novimagio and Theodorus de Reynsburch, 1477)

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CARACCIOLUS, ROBERTUS. Sermones quadragesimales de peccatis.  1488

Lot 14: CARACCIOLUS, ROBERTUS. Sermones quadragesimales de peccatis. 1488

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Description: CARACCIOLUS, ROBERTUS. Sermones quadragesimales de peccatis [and other texts]. [1], 2-191, [1] leaves, including initial and final blanks. First 6 lines of text on a2r printed in red. 4to, 204x152 mm, 16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards with strapwork border around center panel containing 3 vertically arranged rosettes, metal catches, lacking clasps, top of spine and portion of front joint damaged, minor worming through front cover and opening leaves not impairing legibility; light marginal dampstaining at beginning and end, ink accession number on verso of initial blank. Manhattan College bookplate (Brother Julian collection). (Venice: Andreas Torresanus, de Asula, 27 September 1488)

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DIODORUS SICULUS. Bibliothecae historicae libri VI. 1476/77

Lot 15: DIODORUS SICULUS. Bibliothecae historicae libri VI. 1476/77

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Description: DIODORUS SICULUS. Bibliothecae historicae libri VI. Latin translation by Poggius Florentinus. [128] leaves, including blank a1. Roman type. Folio, 280x195 mm, modern 1/4 morocco; occasional light marginal soiling and dampstains, contemporary inscriptions on blank first page partly inked out, unidentified coat of arms drawn in ink in lower margin of a2r, marginalia in 2 humanistic hands throughout. (Venice: Andreas de Paltasichis, 31 January 1476/77)

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DIOGENES LAERTIUS. De vita & moribus philosophorum.  1490

Lot 16: DIOGENES LAERTIUS. De vita & moribus philosophorum. 1490

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Description: DIOGENES LAERTIUS. De vita & moribus philosophorum. Latin translation by Ambrogio Traversari; edited by Benedetto Brognolo. Woodcut white-on-black ornamental initials throughout. [112] leaves. Roman type with occasional use of Greek. 4to, 216x160 mm, contemporary limp vellum wraparound binding with fore-edge flap, remnant of thong tie on front cover, later paper endleaves; dark stains and wormholes slightly affecting text on several leaves in middle of volume, some soiling and stains elsewhere, scattered early marginalia, partly cropped inscription on title; cloth folding case. (Venice: [Bonetus Locatellus for] Octavianus Scotus, 18 December, 1490)

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DIONYSIUS HALICARNASEUS. Antiquitates Romanae.  1480

Lot 17: DIONYSIUS HALICARNASEUS. Antiquitates Romanae. 1480

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Description: DIONYSIUS HALICARNASEUS. Antiquitates Romanae. Latin translation by Lampugninus Biragus. [300] leaves, including initial blank. Folio, 289x196 mm, early 19th-century vellum, spine attractively gilt with morocco lettering pieces; marginal soiling and stains on opening leaves, dampstaining in outer margins toward end. (Treviso: Bernardinus Celerius, 24 or 25 February 1480)

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DUNS SCOTUS, JOHANNES. Quaestiones quodlibetales. 1481 + Quaestiones in quatuor libros Sententiarum. 1481

Lot 18: DUNS SCOTUS, JOHANNES. Quaestiones quodlibetales. 1481 + Quaestiones in quatuor libros Sententiarum. 1481

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Description: DUNS SCOTUS, JOHANNES. Quaestiones quodlibetales. Edited by Thomas Penketh. [52] (of [54]) leaves; lacks 2 of the 3 blanks at the end. Gothic type. bound with his:/span Quaestiones in quattuor libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi. Edited by Thomas Penketh and Bartholomaeus Bellatus. [130]; [82]; [58]; [139] (of [140]) leaves, including the 4 initial blanks; lacks the final blank in the fourth part. Together, 2 works in one volume. Rubricated throughout, and with 5 20-line initials with red penwork decoration (at the beginning of the first work and each of the 4 parts in the second). Folio, 410x285 mm, contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over bevelled wooden boards with remnants of clasps, covers decorated with panel of intersecting diagonal double fillets filled in with Maria scroll, rosette, eagle, and stag tools, modern morocco lettering piece on spine, worn overall, lacking center- and cornerpieces and catches, numerous wormholes through front cover into opening leaves not impairing legibility; Newcastle upon Tyne Public Library bookplate and date due slip on front endpapers, their scattered unobtrusive rubberstamps in margins. wide-margined copy,/span generally quite clean internally. (Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1481; [14]81)

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EURIPIDES. Tragoediae quattuor.  1495.  Lacks 6 leaves.

Lot 19: EURIPIDES. Tragoediae quattuor. 1495. Lacks 6 leaves.

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Description: EURIPIDES. Tragoediae quattuor. [92] (of [98]) leaves; lacking A2-7 (facsimiles laid in). Greek type. 4to, 201x135 mm, 18th-century calf, rebacked; blank recto of first leaf heavily soiled, scattered minor spotting, misprinted signatures of the last 3 gatherings corrected in ink, light foxing on verso of last leaf. [Florence: Laurentius (Francisci) de Alopa, before 18 June 1495]

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FERRER, VINCENT, Saint. Sermones de tempore et de sanctis. 3 vols. in 2. 1488-89

Lot 20: FERRER, VINCENT, Saint. Sermones de tempore et de sanctis. 3 vols. in 2. 1488-89

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Description: FERRER, VINCENT, Saint. Sermones de tempore et de sanctis. 210; 256; 136 leaves. Gothic type. Rubricated throughout, with the first initial in each volume illuminated in colors and gold. 3 volumes in 2 (with Volumes 1 and 3 bound together). Folio, 290x205 mm, contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards with brass catches and clasps, Volume 1/3 rebacked at an early date, with surface imperfections on rear cover, 19th-century handwritten paper lettering pieces, spine ends on both volumes damaged; occasional toning and marginal foxing, scattered marginal dampstains in Volume 2; cloth folding cases. Early ownership inscriptions of the Poor Clare Convent of St. Elizabeth and library of the Reformed Franciscans, both of Brixen; bookplates of Sidney Hellman Ehrman. (Strassburg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 1488; 10 February 1489; 27 March 1489)

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GORRIS, GUILLERMUS. Scotus pauperum.  Circa 1487

Lot 21: GORRIS, GUILLERMUS. Scotus pauperum. Circa 1487

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Description: GORRIS, GUILLERMUS. Scotus pauperum. [292] leaves. Gothic type. 4to, 207x145 mm, modern vellum with calligraphic spine title in ink; insignificant repaired wormholes in opening leaves not impairing legibility, title rehinged, extensive contemporary marginalia; many outer and lower edges untrimmed. [Lyon: Guillaume Balsarin, circa 1487]

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GREGORIUS I, Pope. Pastorale, sive Regula pastoralis.  1470

Lot 22: GREGORIUS I, Pope. Pastorale, sive Regula pastoralis. 1470

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Description: GREGORIUS I, Pope. Pastorale, sive Regula pastoralis. [105] (of [106]) leaves; lacking final blank. Gothic type. Rubricated. 4to, 214x144 mm, early 19th-century marbled boards, later morocco back and corners; occasional light soiling; cloth folding case. [Cologne: Ulrich Zel, not after 1470]

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HAEBLER, KONRAD. German Incunabula. 110 matted leaves and text booklet in 2 cloth folding cases.  1927.  Lacks the text booklet.

Lot 23: HAEBLER, KONRAD. German Incunabula. 110 matted leaves and text booklet in 2 cloth folding cases. 1927. Lacks the text booklet.

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Description: HAEBLER, KONRAD. German Incunabula. 110 matted specimen leaves from works printed from circa 1468 to 1500 at over 60 presses in 18 cities. Folio, 530x422 mm, leaves loose in 2 cloth folding cases as issued; English-language text booklet lacking, photocopy of the German version laid in. one of 100 sets./span Munich, 1927

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HAEBLER, KONRAD. Italian Incunabula.  110 matted leaves in 2 cloth folding cases.  1927

Lot 24: HAEBLER, KONRAD. Italian Incunabula. 110 matted leaves in 2 cloth folding cases. 1927

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Description: HAEBLER, KONRAD. Italian Incunabula. 110 matted specimen leaves from works printed from 1469 to 1499 at over 80 presses in 17 cities. Folio, 530x422 mm, leaves loose with English-language text booklet in 2 cloth folding cases as issued; spine of text booklet reinforced with clear tape. one of 100 sets./span Munich, 1927

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HORAE B.M.V.  Horae: ad usum Parisiensem.  1500/01.  Printed on paper.

Lot 25: HORAE B.M.V. Horae: ad usum Parisiensem. 1500/01. Printed on paper.

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Description: (HORAE B.M.V.) Horae: ad usum Parisiensem. Latin and French text. Kerver device on title; full-page metalcut of Anatomical Man; 16 page-width metalcut illustrations; composite metalcut historiated borders on all but 2 pages. [124] leaves. Bâtarde and gothic types. Rubricated and ruled in red throughout. 8vo, 149x102 mm, 20th-century maroon morocco; signature line shaved in gatherings p-q. (Paris: Thielman Kerver for Gilles Remacle, 3 Feb. 1500/01)

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JOSEPHUS, FLAVIUS. De antiquitate Judaica. De bello Judaico.  1486

Lot 26: JOSEPHUS, FLAVIUS. De antiquitate Judaica. De bello Judaico. 1486

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Description: JOSEPHUS, FLAVIUS. De antiquitate Judaica. De bello Judaico. Latin translation by Rufinus Aquileiensis; edited by Hieronymus Squarzaficus. 278 leaves, including blanks a1, y6, A1, and M6. Roman type. Folio, 299x215 mm, bound in 14th-century manuscript leaves with leather sewing supports, spine exposed; occasional minor marginal soiling and dampstains, scattered contemporary marginalia, 19th-century ecclesiastical stamp on a2r, blank corner off H1; cloth folding case. (Venice: Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis, 23 October 1486)

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JUVENALIS, DECIMUS JUNIUS. Satyrae. 1487

Lot 27: JUVENALIS, DECIMUS JUNIUS. Satyrae. 1487

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Description: JUVENALIS, DECIMUS JUNIUS. Satyrae. With commentary by Domitius Calderinus and the latter's Defensio adversus Brotheum. [61] (of [62]) leaves; lacks final blank. Roman type. Capital spaces illuminated with 4 gold initials of 4 to 8 lines with vinework decoration in colors; 2 smaller initials in gold on red and green background; occasional rubrication. Folio, 314x215, 19th-century 1/2 brown morocco, extremities worn, front cover somewhat discolored and blistered; minor worming at beginning and end not impairing legibility, occasional marginal soiling and stains, repaired clean tear in upper margin of b1-2, extensive contemporary marginalia. (Venice: Bartholomaeus de Zanis, 3 October 1487)

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JUVENALIS, DECIMUS JUNIUS. Satyrae. 1496-97 + PERSIUS FLACCUS, AULUS. Satyrae. 1494/95

Lot 28: JUVENALIS, DECIMUS JUNIUS. Satyrae. 1496-97 + PERSIUS FLACCUS, AULUS. Satyrae. 1494/95

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Description: JUVENALIS, DECIMUS JUNIUS. Satyrae. With commentary by Domitius Calderinus, Georgius Merula, and Georgius Valla. 146 leaves. Roman type. bound with:/span PERSIUS FLACCUS, AULUS. Satyrae. With commentary by Joannes Britannicus and Bartholomaeus Fontius; edited by Bartholomaeus Merula. Woodcut on title showing Persius between the 2 commentators. 50 leaves. Roman type. Together, 2 volumes in one. Folio, 310x211 mm, 18th-century English mottled calf gilt, spine ends damaged, joints cracked, cords intact, cover corners worn through; occasional soiling and dampstaining, ink accession number on verso of first leaf of Juvenal, front free endpaper lacking. (Venice: Simon Bevilaqua, circa 1496-97); (Venice: Joannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 14 February 1494/95)

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LACTANTIUS, LUCIUS CAECILIUS FIRMIANUS. Opera. 1390 [i. e., 1490]

Lot 29: LACTANTIUS, LUCIUS CAECILIUS FIRMIANUS. Opera. 1390 [i. e., 1490]

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Description: LACTANTIUS, LUCIUS CAECILIUS FIRMIANUS. Opera. [148] leaves, including initial blank. Roman and Greek types. Folio, 285x202 mm, 18th-century 1/2 calf, spine ends chipped, cover corners worn through, dampstain in upper inner corner of front cover; some headlines shaved, light marginal dampstaining at beginning and end, front free endpaper lacking. Ownership inscription of Heinrich Bockholt (1463-1535), Bishop of Lübeck, with cropped early marginalia throughout and 4-leaf manuscript index in same(?) hand bound after a8. Armorial bookplate of George Dawson Coleman. (Venice: Theodore de Ragazonibus, 21 April 1390 [i. e,. 1490])

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LUCIAN of Samosata; et al. Vera historia [and other texts].  1494

Lot 30: LUCIAN of Samosata; et al. Vera historia [and other texts]. 1494

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Description: LUCIAN of Samosata; et al. Vera historia [and other texts]. Latin translations by Lilius Castellanus. White-on-black woodcut border by Benedetto Bordone on a2r. 112 leaves. Roman type. 4to, 216x155 mm, 18th-century vellum with calligraphic spine title in ink, recased, endpapers renewed; first leaf soiled, with blank portion excised and crudely restored, contents otherwise generally clean. Bookplates of the bibliographer Gilbert R. Redgrave (1844-1941), with his ownership inscription and notes on the woodcut border; and W. R. Jeudwine (1920-84; sale at Bloomsbury, 18 September 1984, lot 18). (Venice: Simon Bevilaqua for Benedetto Bordone, 25 August 1494)

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LIVIUS, TITUS. Historiae Romanae decades. 1482

Lot 31: LIVIUS, TITUS. Historiae Romanae decades. 1482

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Description: LIVIUS, TITUS. Historiae Romanae decades. With the Epitome of Florus; edited by Lucas Porrus. [328] (of [330]) leaves, including blank r6; lacks the initial and final blanks. Roman type. 4 illuminated initials in colors and gold on a2r, c4r (with additional floral decoration in lower margin), 2a1v, and A1r; red and blue initials with penwork decoration in green throughout. Folio, 331x220 mm, later 17th-century mottled calf with gilt arms of Charles Spencer, third Earl of Sunderland (1674-1722), rebacked; mostly minor browning in middle of volume, late 19th-century owner's provenance note on Admiralty stationery tipped to front free endpaper; red edges. Early ownership inscription of the Bamberg Franciscan Monastery of St. Anna; Sunderland shelfmark and Althorp bookplate; sold in the Blenheim Palace sale at Puttick & Simpson, 25 July 1882, lot 7453). (Treviso: Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis, 1482)

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OROSIUS. Historiae adversus paganos. 1483 + VALLA. Elegantiae linguae Latinae. 1490/91 + ALEXANDER MAGNUS. Historia. 1486

Lot 32: OROSIUS. Historiae adversus paganos. 1483 + VALLA. Elegantiae linguae Latinae. 1490/91 + ALEXANDER MAGNUS. Historia. 1486

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Description: OROSIUS, PAULUS. Historiae adversus paganos. [77] (of [78]) leaves; lacks initial blank. Roman type. bound with:/span VALLA, LORENZO. Elegantiae linguae Latinae. [96] (of [100]) leaves, with index bound in front; lacks last 4 leaves of end matter. Printer's woodcut device on a1r and o8v. Roman type. and:/span (ALEXANDER MAGNUS.) Historia Alexandri Magni. [38] leaves, including final blank. Gothic type. Together, 3 volumes in one, the first and third ruled in red. Folio, 285x205 mm, contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards with undulating pattern filled in with rosettes on covers, brass catches, lacking clasps, spine expertly restored; varying marginal dampstaining throughout, scattered early marginalia, worming in blank outer margin of opening leaves in first work, paper corrosion in blank upper outer corners of the third work. Contemporary purchase inscription of Rogerus Le Sac on rear pastedown; 17th-century Nijmegen Franciscan ownership inscription on first title. (Venice: Octavianus Scotus, 30 July 1483); (Paris: [Johannes Higman for] Wolfgang Hopyl, 5 January 1490/91); (Strassburg: Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner), 14 October 1486)

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OVIDIUS NASO, PUBLIUS. Opera.  Part 1 (of 2):  Heroides [etc.].  1480

Lot 33: OVIDIUS NASO, PUBLIUS. Opera. Part 1 (of 2): Heroides [etc.]. 1480

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Description: OVIDIUS NASO, PUBLIUS. Opera. Part 1 (of 2): Heroides [and other texts]. Edited by Barnabas Celsanus. [250] leaves, including initial and final blanks. Roman type. Some manuscript initials. Folio, 302x198 mm, contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards with brass center- and cornerpieces, catches, and clasps, rebacked, endpapers renewed; occasional minor marginal foxing, scattered early marginalia, both blanks rehinged, minor repairs in blank upper inner corner of penultimate leaf. (Vicenza: Hermannus Liechtenstein, 10 May 1480)

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OVIDIUS NASO, PUBLIUS. Opera.  Part 2 (of 2):  Metamorphoses.  1480

Lot 34: OVIDIUS NASO, PUBLIUS. Opera. Part 2 (of 2): Metamorphoses. 1480

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Description: OVIDIUS NASO, PUBLIUS. Opera. Part 2 (of 2): Metamorphoses. Edited by Barnabas Celsanus. [167] (of [168]) leaves; lacks final blank. Roman type. Illuminated initial in colors and gold on a4v; divisional initials in red or blue throughout. Folio, 293x184 mm, 18th-century 1/2 sheep; soiling and dense contemporary marginalia on opening leaves, scattered marginal tears not affecting text, dampstaining in upper inner corners toward end, small wormholes through approximately the last 30 leaves not impairing legibility; green edges. 16th-century ownership inscription of Ludovicus à Campania on last page. (Vicenza: Hermannus Liechtenstein, 12 August 1480)

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PETRUS COMESTOR. Historia scholastica. 1486

Lot 35: PETRUS COMESTOR. Historia scholastica. 1486

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Description: PETRUS COMESTOR. Historia scholastica. [230] leaves, including final blank. Gothic type. Folio, 293x210 mm, contemporary blind-stamped calf over bevelled wooden boards, brass catches, lacking clasps, worn overall, bottom spine compartment off, joints covered with paper, wormholes through covers into front and rear of contents not impairing legibility; some leaves toned. Bookplate of Saint Mary's of the Barrens Seminary. (Basel: [Johann Amerbach], 25 November 1486)

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PLATO. Opera.  1491

Lot 36: PLATO. Opera. 1491

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Description: PLATO. Opera. Latin translation by Marsilio Ficino. [4], 444 leaves. Gothic type. Folio, 311x211 mm, early 20th-century 1/4 speckled calf with red morocco lettering piece, front joint cracked, rear joint starting, cords intact; contents generally quite clean, with only some tiny wormholes through beginning and end not impairing legibility, scattered early marginalia, title lightly soiled with short repaired clean tear, few rust stains in blank outer margin of last few leaves. Early ownership inscription of the Ecclesiastical College of Strassburg on title. (Venice: Bernardinus de Choris and Simon de Luere for Andreas Torresanus, 13 August 1491)

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PLAUTUS, TITUS MACCIUS. Comoediae. 1500

Lot 37: PLAUTUS, TITUS MACCIUS. Comoediae. 1500

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Description: PLAUTUS, TITUS MACCIUS. Comoediae. Edited with commentary by Joannes Baptista Pius. [442] leaves. Roman type, with 5-line title in gothic and some use of Greek; 3-line heading on second leaf printed in red. Folio, 288x205 mm, 17th-century gilt-panelled calf; small wormholes through opening leaves not impairing legibility, scattered 17th-century marginalia, minor marginal stains on last several leaves. Signature of Jean-François Thevart, and school prize inscription to him dated 1674; 19th-century Bayeux ecclesiastical(?) embossed stamp; signatures of Georges Vincent of the Petit Séminaire de Caen dated 1925. (Milan: Uldericus Scinzenzeler, 18 January 1500)

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ROLEWINCK, WERNER. Formula vivendi canonicorum. Circa 1471-75

Lot 38: ROLEWINCK, WERNER. Formula vivendi canonicorum. Circa 1471-75

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Description: ROLEWINCK, WERNER. Formula vivendi canonicorum. [24] (of [26]) leaves; lacks leaf 9 and final blank. Gothic type. Rubricated. 4to, 197x137 mm, gilt-lettered russet morocco by Katherine Adams, stamp-signed and dated 1902 on rear lower turn-in, spine faded; light dampstain in lower outer corners throughout, some light marginal foxing. [Cologne: Arnold Ther Hoernen, circa 1471-75]

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ROLEWINCK, WERNER. Fasciculus temporum. 1479

Lot 39: ROLEWINCK, WERNER. Fasciculus temporum. 1479

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Description: ROLEWINCK, WERNER. Fasciculus temporum. 14 woodcut text illustrations, comprising 13 views and a portrait; woodcut roundels throughout. [71] (of [72]) leaves; lacks initial blank. Gothic type. Index leaves rubricated. Folio, 272x205 mm, later 19th-century dark brown morocco; scattered minor stains, marginal foxing, and early marginalia, catalogue cuttings mounted on sheet tipped to front free endpaper. Large armorial bookplate of Charles John Shoppee (1823-97), 'Citizen and Armourer of London.' (Venice: Georgius Walch, 1479)

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SILIUS ITALICUS. Punica.  1492

Lot 40: SILIUS ITALICUS. Punica. 1492

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Description: SILIUS ITALICUS. Punica. With commentary by Petrus Marsus. Woodcut white-on-black ornamental initials throughout. 156 leaves. Roman type. Folio, 289x205 mm, 18th-century red morocco gilt, front endleaf watermarked with portrait of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I (1708-65); opening leaves toned, light soiling on title, scattered minor spotting and stains, worming in gutters not impairing legibility. (Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 1492)

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THOMAS AQUINAS, Saint. Opuscula.  1490

Lot 41: THOMAS AQUINAS, Saint. Opuscula. 1490

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Description: THOMAS AQUINAS, Saint. Opuscula. Edited, with a life of the author, by Antonius Pizamanus. 436 leaves. Gothic type. 12-line illuminated initial L in blue, red, and gold on a1r; smaller initials in red and blue throughout. 4to, 248x180 mm, contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards with brass cornerpieces, bosses, and catches, covers decorated with center panel containing repeated impressions of fleur-de-lis and bird stamps running between undulating vertical fillets, within frame of multiple fillets, rosettes, and miscellaneous tools, expertly recased, lacking clasps; light soiling on opening leaves, imperfectly erased early inscription on blank first page, contents otherwise generally quite clean; vellum and knotted thong fore-edge tabs; cloth folding case. Bookplates of James Laurie and Gerald P. Mander; cloth folding case. (Venice: Hermannus Liechtenstein, 7 September 1490)

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THOMAS BECKETT, Saint. Vita et processus Sancti Thomae Cantuariensis. 1495 + BERTRANDI, PETRUS. Libellus de iurisdictione ecclesiastica

Lot 42: THOMAS BECKETT, Saint. Vita et processus Sancti Thomae Cantuariensis. 1495 + BERTRANDI, PETRUS. Libellus de iurisdictione ecclesiastica

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Description: THOMAS BECKETT, Saint, Archbishop of Canterbury. Vita et processus Sancti Thomae Cantuariensis. [98] leaves. Gothic type. bound with/span: BERTRANDI, PETRUS. Libellus de iurisdictione ecclesiastica. [18] leaves. Gothic type. Together, 2 volumes in one. Folio, 230x159 mm, 18th-century sheep-backed marbled boards, spine and cover edges worn, spine ends chipped; first and last pages soiled, dampstaining along bottom edges in first half of volume, bookseller's catalogue description and tracing of Wolf device (see below) tipped to front free endpaper; red edges. [Paris: Johann Philippi, 27 March 1495; 2 April 1495]

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THOMAS à KEMPIS, Saint. De imitatione Christi. 1489 + PHILIPPI, JACOBUS. Praecordiale devotorum. 1489

Lot 43: THOMAS à KEMPIS, Saint. De imitatione Christi. 1489 + PHILIPPI, JACOBUS. Praecordiale devotorum. 1489

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Description: THOMAS à/span KEMPIS, Saint, attributed to. De imitatione Christi [with GERSON, JOHANNES, De meditatione cordis]. Small woodcut of Christ holding rods and scourge on title verso. [167] (of [l68]) leaves; lacks blank A7. Gothic type. bound with:/span PHILIPPI, JACOBUS. Praecordiale devotorum. Small woodcut of cleric kneeling before altar on title verso. 164 leaves. Gothic type. Together, 2 volumes in one, both rubricated, with the first initial in each supplied in blue with red and green penwork decoration extending into margin. 8vo, 142x97 mm, contemporary calf over wooden boards with single catch and clasp, covers blind-tooled to design of intersecting diagonal triple fillets filled in with miscellaneous small tools, surface worming on rear cover and spine, vellum leaves from medieval Latin liturgical manuscript as pastedowns; title of the first work with blank upper margin excised and partly scored early inscriptions showing through on verso, occasional minor dampstaining along edges; cloth folding case. Early inscriptions of the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria ad Martyres extra Muros, Trier; bookplate and stamp of the Rendel Harris Library, Selly Oak Colleges (gift of William A. Cadbury, Esq.). (Strassburg: [Johann Prüss], 1489); (Strassburg: [Johann Prüss], 1489)

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VEGETIUS RENATUS, FLAVIUS; et al. Scriptores rei militaris. 1494 + HERODIANUS. Historia de imperio post Marcum. 1493

Lot 44: VEGETIUS RENATUS, FLAVIUS; et al. Scriptores rei militaris. 1494 + HERODIANUS. Historia de imperio post Marcum. 1493

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Description: VEGETIUS RENATUS, FLAVIUS; et al. Scriptores rei militaris. Edited by Johannes Sulpitius Verulanus. Woodcut white-on-black ornamental initials throughout; typographical diagrams of troop formations in text. [104] leaves. Roman type. bound with:/span HERODIANUS. Historia de imperio post Marcum. Latin translation by Angelus Politianus. [64] leaves. Roman type. Together, 2 volumes in one. 4to, 210x152 mm, contemporary 1/4 blind-tooled calf over wooden boards with list of contents written on front cover in contemporary hand, brass catches and clasps, spine ends chipped; opening leaves of Vegetius wormed in blank lower margin, contemporary painted coats of arms on title, Herodianus title toned, light marginal dampstaining toward end of volume; yellow edges. (Rome: Eucharius Silber, 1494); (Bologna: Bazalerius de Bazaleriis, 30 September 1493)

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VERGILIUS MARO, PUBLIUS. Opera. 1492

Lot 45: VERGILIUS MARO, PUBLIUS. Opera. 1492

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Description: VERGILIUS MARO, PUBLIUS. Opera. With commentary by Servius, Aelius Donatus, Domitius Calderinus, and Christophorus Landinus, and continuation of the Aeneid by Maphaeus Vegius. [8], 345, [1] leaves, including initial and final blanks, with l5.6 bound in middle of gathering m. Roman type with some use of Greek. Folio, 302x201 mm, contemporary 1/4 blind-tooled pigskin, wooden boards with brass catches and clasps; marginal dampstaining and minor worming at beginning and end not impairing legibility, scattered early marginalia, blank upper outer corner off s2, repaired clean tear in outer margin of L3. Ownership inscription of the Monastery of St. Joseph, Innsbruck, dated 1636. (Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1492)

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VERGILIUS MARO, PUBLIUS. Georgica (cum commento familiari). 1493

Lot 46: VERGILIUS MARO, PUBLIUS. Georgica (cum commento familiari). 1493

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Description: VERGILIUS MARO, PUBLIUS. Georgica (cum commento familiari). Printer's woodcut device on title. [100] leaves. Gothic type. 4to, 238x167 mm, 17th-century vellum boards, recased, with top and bottom spine compartments restored, endpapers renewed; varying toning and foxing, scattered early marginalia and underscoring, repaired clean tear in a3, small wormholes through last several leaves not impairing legibility. Early ownership inscription ('ex libris Laurentii Fabri') on title. (Lyon: Antoine Lambillon, 14 December 1493)

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AUDIFREDI, ANGELO. La Calligraphie Progressive.  Circa 1829?

Lot 47: AUDIFREDI, ANGELO. La Calligraphie Progressive. Circa 1829?

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Description: AUDIFREDI, ANGELO. La Calligraphie Progressive. 27 double-page engraved plates, including title with crude partial hand-coloring; double-page leaf of letterpress explanatory text. 4to, 299x274 mm, contemporary 1/4 mottled sheep gilt, extremities rubbed, front joint starting at top; front hinge cracked. Marzoli 46 (1834 edition); not in Bonacini. [Turin, circa 1829?]

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BICKHAM, GEORGE. Proposals For Printing by Subscription The Universal Penman.  Broadside prospectus.  1742

Lot 48: BICKHAM, GEORGE. Proposals For Printing by Subscription The Universal Penman. Broadside prospectus. 1742

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Description: PROSPECTUS FOR "THE MOST CURIOUS BOOK OF ITS KIND HITHERTO EXTANT" BICKHAM, GEORGE. Proposals For Printing by Subscription The Universal Penman. Broadside, 408x246 mm; moderate foxing and soiling; hinged to mat. London, 25 March 1742

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BICKHAM, GEORGE. The Universal Penman.  1743.  Lacks one plate.

Lot 49: BICKHAM, GEORGE. The Universal Penman. 1743. Lacks one plate.

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Description: BICKHAM, GEORGE. The Universal Penman. Engraved frontispiece by Gravelot and and 211 (of 212) plates by Bickham, including 2 general titles, dedication, and divisional title; lacks plate 177. Folio, 374x240 mm, modern 1/4 black calf, spine ends and joints scuffed; varying soiling, scattered smudges, stains, and minor repaired clean tears, small square portion excised from bottom of plates 23, 25, 38, and 36, top third missing from plate 173, institutional bookplate and unobtrusive embossed stamps. London: H. Overton, 1743

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BLEGNY, ÉTIENNE DE. Nouveavx Exemplaires d'Ecriture d'une Beauté Singuliar [sic].  18th century

Lot 50: BLEGNY, ÉTIENNE DE. Nouveavx Exemplaires d'Ecriture d'une Beauté Singuliar [sic]. 18th century

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Description: BLEGNY, ÉTIENNE DE. Nouveaux Exemplaires d'Ecriture d'une Beauté Singuliar [sic]. 40 plates engraved by Claude-Auguste Berey after Blegny. 8vo, 198x126 mm, modern paste-paper boards; margins trimmed entering some text and flourishes, occasional browning. Np, 18th century

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