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    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 122

    LUCANUS, Marcus Annaeus. Pharsalia, edited by Joannes Sulpitius and Omnibonus of Vicenza. Venice: Agostino de Zani for Melchior Sessa, 4 June 1511. 2° (308 x 210mm). Title printed in red, Sessa's devices on title and last page, 10 woodcut illustrations and 10 large woodcuts in the text (lacks the final blank, some leaves very browned, inkstain in lower fore-corners towards the end, a little light foxing). Modern vellum binding with 2 leaves of a devotional 15th-century manuscript pasted to sides. Edit-on line 52789; this edition not in Adams.

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    LUCANUS, Marcus Annaeus. Pharsalia, edited by Joannes Sulpitius and Omnibonus of Vicenza. Venice: Agostino de Zani for Melchior Sessa, 4 June 1511. 2° (308 x 210mm). Title printed in red, Sessa's devices on title and last page, 10 woodcut illustrations and 10 large woodcuts in the text (lacks the final blank, some leaves very browned, inkstain in lower fore-corners towards the end, a little light foxing). Modern vellum binding with 2 leaves of a devotional 15th-century manuscript pasted to sides. Edit-on line 52789; this edition not in Adams.

    JUVENALIS, Decimus Junius. Opus, edited by Giovanni Britannico and Josse Bade. Venice: Francesco Bindoni & Mapheo Pasini, 1548. 2° (299 x 214mm). 16 woodcut illustrations in the text, devices on title and last pages (lacks final blank, occasional staining). Later vellum rather soiled, most of an armorial bookplate sticking to front cover). Provenance: Arthur Dalrymple (armorial bookplate). Edit-on line 23471; Adams J763.
    TERENTIUS AFER, Publius. Comoediae, Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1772. 4° (291 x 231mm). (Title a trifle foxed). Contemporary green straight-grained morocco (joints rubbed, corners bumped). (3)


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