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    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 80

    CICERO, Marcus Tullius. Opera, edited by Alexander Minutianus. Milan: Guillaume le Signerre for Alexander Minutianus, 1498-99. parts 2-4 (of 4) in 2 volumes. (402 x 281mm). 250 + 175 (of 176, lacks the initial blank) + 168 leaves, 52 lines and headline, roman and a little greek letter, 18th-century printed titles supplied (lacks part 1, Scripta rhetorica, some worming, especially at the end of vol.I, with slight loss of text) but a crisp, wide-margined, copy in late 16th-century vellum (some repairs). Provenance: numerous contemporary marginalia (mostly echoing the text) -- the Jesuits at Rome (stamps on titles). FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of Cicero's Works. HCR 5056; BMC VI, 790; GW 6708; Goff C-498. (2)

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    CICERO, Marcus Tullius. Opera, edited by Alexander Minutianus. Milan: Guillaume le Signerre for Alexander Minutianus, 1498-99. parts 2-4 (of 4) in 2 volumes. (402 x 281mm). 250 + 175 (of 176, lacks the initial blank) + 168 leaves, 52 lines and headline, roman and a little greek letter, 18th-century printed titles supplied (lacks part 1, Scripta rhetorica, some worming, especially at the end of vol.I, with slight loss of text) but a crisp, wide-margined, copy in late 16th-century vellum (some repairs). Provenance: numerous contemporary marginalia (mostly echoing the text) -- the Jesuits at Rome (stamps on titles). FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of Cicero's Works. HCR 5056; BMC VI, 790; GW 6708; Goff C-498. (2)


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