• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 221

    INCUNABULA -- BARTOLUS DE SAXOFERRATO (1313/14-1357). Super Prima [Secunda] parte Codicis, with additions by Alexander Tartagnis. Milan: Leonardus Pachel, 23 March 26 April 1490. [Bound with:] BARTOLUS DE SAXOFERRATO. Super prima parte Digesti novi. Milan: Pachel, 20 March 1491. 3 works in 2 volumes, imperial 2° (410 x 280mm). Gothic type, unrubricated. (Some light marginal dampstaining and dust-soiling, 2 quires browned, aa6-8 misbound after aa2, without first blank in first and third work, a few wormholes.) Modern brown calf. Provenance: early annotations -- London, Royal Society, stamp recording gift of Henry Howard, Duke of Norfolk (sold stamp at end).

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    INCUNABULA -- BARTOLUS DE SAXOFERRATO (1313/14-1357). Super Prima [Secunda] parte Codicis, with additions by Alexander Tartagnis. Milan: Leonardus Pachel, 23 March 26 April 1490. [Bound with:] BARTOLUS DE SAXOFERRATO. Super prima parte Digesti novi. Milan: Pachel, 20 March 1491. 3 works in 2 volumes, imperial 2° (410 x 280mm). Gothic type, unrubricated. (Some light marginal dampstaining and dust-soiling, 2 quires browned, aa6-8 misbound after aa2, without first blank in first and third work, a few wormholes.) Modern brown calf. Provenance: early annotations -- London, Royal Society, stamp recording gift of Henry Howard, Duke of Norfolk (sold stamp at end).

    FIRST EDITION WITH ADDITIONS OF ALEXANDER TARTAGNIS of Bartolus's great compendium on civil law. Each part, printed in a uniform format, is treated separately as well as conjoint in standard bibiographies. A large copy retaining many deckle edges and pinholes. I and II: HC *2547; GW 3499; GW 3516; BMC VI, 778; BSB-Ink B-135; NO COPY IN AMERICA. III: HC 2611; GW 3556; BMC VI, 779; BSB-Ink B-157. (2)


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