• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 227

    INCUNABULA -- UBALDIS, Baldus de (1327-1400). Super I et II parte Digesti veteris. Venice: Andreas Torresanus, de Asula, 16 October 1493-29 July 1495. [Bound with:] UBALDIS. Super X-XII Codicis, compiled with Angelus de Ubaldis. Venice: Philippus Pincius, 29 November 1497. [And:] UBALDIS. Lectura super Institutionibus, and other texts. Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 23 December 1496. 3 works in 2 volumes, imperial 2° (420 x 282mm). Woodcut of St. Anthony at end of second work, gothic type, double column. With final blank in the first and second works. (Minor wormtrack, a few small wormholes, neat tear in final leaf of vol. I.) Contemporary south German blindstamped ?pigskin over wooden boards, each side tooled to a different design but uniform, manuscript fragment spine-liners, 2 fore-edge clasps (rubbed, small sections missing, clasps repaired). Provenance: contemporary manuscript index on front pastedowns, a few annotations -- Count Johann Weikhard von Auersperg (signatures, catalogue note dated 1655, bookplate).

    A Sammelband of rare editions of major legal texts in fresh, large copies from the Auersperg library. None is in the British Library, and each is represented in American collections by a single complete copy. HC *2301; BSB-Ink U-35; Goff U-25 (2 copies, one imperfect). II: HC 2287; Goff U-18 (Mexico City only). III: H 2276; IGI 9990; not in Goff (one copy at UT Law School). (2)

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    INCUNABULA -- UBALDIS, Baldus de (1327-1400). Super I et II parte Digesti veteris. Venice: Andreas Torresanus, de Asula, 16 October 1493-29 July 1495. [Bound with:] UBALDIS. Super X-XII Codicis, compiled with Angelus de Ubaldis. Venice: Philippus Pincius, 29 November 1497. [And:] UBALDIS. Lectura super Institutionibus, and other texts. Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 23 December 1496. 3 works in 2 volumes, imperial 2° (420 x 282mm). Woodcut of St. Anthony at end of second work, gothic type, double column. With final blank in the first and second works. (Minor wormtrack, a few small wormholes, neat tear in final leaf of vol. I.) Contemporary south German blindstamped ?pigskin over wooden boards, each side tooled to a different design but uniform, manuscript fragment spine-liners, 2 fore-edge clasps (rubbed, small sections missing, clasps repaired). Provenance: contemporary manuscript index on front pastedowns, a few annotations -- Count Johann Weikhard von Auersperg (signatures, catalogue note dated 1655, bookplate).

    A Sammelband of rare editions of major legal texts in fresh, large copies from the Auersperg library. None is in the British Library, and each is represented in American collections by a single complete copy. HC *2301; BSB-Ink U-35; Goff U-25 (2 copies, one imperfect). II: HC 2287; Goff U-18 (Mexico City only). III: H 2276; IGI 9990; not in Goff (one copy at UT Law School). (2)


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