• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 176

    BINDING -- CHIFFLETIO, Joannes Jacobus (1588-1660). Insignia gentilitia equitum ordinis Velleris Aurei. Antwerp: Plantin-Moretus, 1632. 4° (225 x 175mm). Full-page engraving, engraved coat-of-arms on title. Contemporary Parisian polished calf, gilt arms of Jacques-Auguste de Thou and his second wife on cover [Olivier 216, fer 8] their cypher in spine compartment (repair at spine, rubbed at extremities). Provenance: Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) and his second wife Gasparde de la Chastre -- Thomas Brooke (bookplate) -- [Charles Rohan, prince de Soubise (shelfmark 3.C.P.T.4.F.82, abbreviated on front cover)] -- Thore Virgin, 1911 (bookplate and inscription) -- [Rolf Wistrand].

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    BINDING -- CHIFFLETIO, Joannes Jacobus (1588-1660). Insignia gentilitia equitum ordinis Velleris Aurei. Antwerp: Plantin-Moretus, 1632. 4° (225 x 175mm). Full-page engraving, engraved coat-of-arms on title. Contemporary Parisian polished calf, gilt arms of Jacques-Auguste de Thou and his second wife on cover [Olivier 216, fer 8] their cypher in spine compartment (repair at spine, rubbed at extremities). Provenance: Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) and his second wife Gasparde de la Chastre -- Thomas Brooke (bookplate) -- [Charles Rohan, prince de Soubise (shelfmark 3.C.P.T.4.F.82, abbreviated on front cover)] -- Thore Virgin, 1911 (bookplate and inscription) -- [Rolf Wistrand].

    BENIUS EUGUBINIUS, Paolus. De historia libri quatuor. Venice: J. Vincentius, 1611. 4° (230 x 145mm). Woodcut device on title. Contemporary polished calf, gilt arms of de Thou as above [Olivier 216, fer 8], cypher in spine compartments (repair at spine, light scuffing and staining). Provenance: Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) and his second wife Gasparde de la Chastre -- [Charles Rohan, prince de Soubise (shelfmarks 3.C.P.T.B.F.139 on pastedown and upper cover)] -- Richard Heber (stamp, sale part I, April 1834, lot 2540, £0.6.0)-- Thore Virgin, 1947 (inscription, Bibliotheca Quarnforsiana stamp) -- [Rolf Wistrand]. (2)


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