• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 172

    AULUS GELLIUS (c.123-c.165). [Noctes Atticae:] Noctium atticarum libri undeviginti. Venice: Aldine Press, September 1515. 8° (158 x 95mm). Roman, greek and italic types, Aldine device on title and verso of final leaf (some light spotting and dampstaining). 16th-century vellum (restored). Provenance: Giovanni Battista Ubaldini (fl. mid-16th-century; annotations and underlinings) -- 20th-century armorial bookplate.

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    AULUS GELLIUS (c.123-c.165). [Noctes Atticae:] Noctium atticarum libri undeviginti. Venice: Aldine Press, September 1515. 8° (158 x 95mm). Roman, greek and italic types, Aldine device on title and verso of final leaf (some light spotting and dampstaining). 16th-century vellum (restored). Provenance: Giovanni Battista Ubaldini (fl. mid-16th-century; annotations and underlinings) -- 20th-century armorial bookplate.

    First Aldine edition, corrected issue with "duernionum" in colophon. The book was previously owned and annotated by the Italian historian and intellectual, Giovanni Battista Ubaldini. Ahmanson-Murphy 138; Renouard 73:9.


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