• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 178

    BINDING -- VELLEIUS PATERCULUS, Caius. Historiae Romanae libri duo. Paris: Joseph Barbou, 1754. Half-sheet, 8° (151 x 90 mm). Engraved frontispiece and two headpieces by Sève after Fessard, tailpieces. Contemporary citron morocco, triple gilt fillet and arms of Madame Sophie of France on both covers, gilt spine and edges [Olivier 2514, fer 2] (corners lightly rubbed). Provenance: SOPHIE-PHILIPPINE-ELISABETH-JUSTINE DE FRANCE (1734-1782), 6th daughter of Louis XV, whose library was bound in citron morocco to distinguish it from her sisters -- Thore Virgin, Bibliotheca Qvarnforsiana (stamp) -- Rolf Wistrand (booklabel). Cohen-de Ricci 1007.

    Price Realised  

    BINDING -- VELLEIUS PATERCULUS, Caius. Historiae Romanae libri duo. Paris: Joseph Barbou, 1754. Half-sheet, 8° (151 x 90 mm). Engraved frontispiece and two headpieces by Sève after Fessard, tailpieces. Contemporary citron morocco, triple gilt fillet and arms of Madame Sophie of France on both covers, gilt spine and edges [Olivier 2514, fer 2] (corners lightly rubbed). Provenance: SOPHIE-PHILIPPINE-ELISABETH-JUSTINE DE FRANCE (1734-1782), 6th daughter of Louis XV, whose library was bound in citron morocco to distinguish it from her sisters -- Thore Virgin, Bibliotheca Qvarnforsiana (stamp) -- Rolf Wistrand (booklabel). Cohen-de Ricci 1007.


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