• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 66

    PHAEDRUS, Augustus Libertus. Fabularum Aesopiarum libri quinque. Paris: Barbou, 1732. 12° (142 x 83mm). (Some light browning, a few spots). Contemporary red French morocco gilt, arms of Madame Victoire de France on sides, spine elaborately gilt in compartments. Provenance: Madame Victoire de France (supralibros and bookplate) -- Captain Colin Mackenzie (bookplate and manuscript inscription on verso of endpaper, dated 1859).

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    PHAEDRUS, Augustus Libertus. Fabularum Aesopiarum libri quinque. Paris: Barbou, 1732. 12° (142 x 83mm). (Some light browning, a few spots). Contemporary red French morocco gilt, arms of Madame Victoire de France on sides, spine elaborately gilt in compartments. Provenance: Madame Victoire de France (supralibros and bookplate) -- Captain Colin Mackenzie (bookplate and manuscript inscription on verso of endpaper, dated 1859).

    Madame Victoire's books were usually bound in green morocco. This is one of the few volumes bound in red morocco.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.