• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 226 A

    INCUNABULA -- PETRARCA, Francesco (1304-1374). [Opera Latina]. Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1496. 2° (285 x 204mm). 55 lines, head-line, and marginalia, Roman types (lacks general title and final blank, few marginal repairs, including an extensive tear repaired on A4 in Bucolicum carmen, marginal wormtrack in c. 50 leaves, light browning and some light dampstaining throughout). Modern old-style limp vellum, manuscript title on spine, ties. Provenance: early occasional marginalia.

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    INCUNABULA -- PETRARCA, Francesco (1304-1374). [Opera Latina]. Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1496. 2° (285 x 204mm). 55 lines, head-line, and marginalia, Roman types (lacks general title and final blank, few marginal repairs, including an extensive tear repaired on A4 in Bucolicum carmen, marginal wormtrack in c. 50 leaves, light browning and some light dampstaining throughout). Modern old-style limp vellum, manuscript title on spine, ties. Provenance: early occasional marginalia.

    FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of Petrarca's works in Latin including his De remediis utriusque fortunae and Secretum, perhaps the work in which he reveals his inner character the most. Each work has a separate title. HC 12749; BMC III, 757; Goff P-365.


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