• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 224

    INCUNABULA -- CICERO, Marcus Tullius. Tusculanae disputationes, with commentary. Venice: [Antonius de Strata, de Cremona] 5 December 1491. Median 2° (320 x 213mm). Roman type, opening 5-line ILLUMINATED INITIAL WITH WHITE-VINE DECORATION, one red initial, other spaces blank. (Without first blank leaf, some light staining, mostly marginal, a few small wormholes.) 20th-century vellum, gilt armorial on back cover, leather spine label.

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    INCUNABULA -- CICERO, Marcus Tullius. Tusculanae disputationes, with commentary. Venice: [Antonius de Strata, de Cremona] 5 December 1491. Median 2° (320 x 213mm). Roman type, opening 5-line ILLUMINATED INITIAL WITH WHITE-VINE DECORATION, one red initial, other spaces blank. (Without first blank leaf, some light staining, mostly marginal, a few small wormholes.) 20th-century vellum, gilt armorial on back cover, leather spine label.

    Second edition to be printed with this anonymous commentary. HC *5318; GW 6896; BMC V, 295; BSB-Ink C-406; Goff C-638.


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