• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 267

    SENECA, Lucius Annaeus (the younger). Sittliche Zuchtbücher, des Hochberümpten Philosophi und lerers Lucij Annei Senece, translated by Michael Herr. Strassburg: Balthasar Beck, 1 September 1536. 2° (292 x 200mm). Large decorative woodcut initials (without final blank, occasional light spotting or a few light stains). Contemporary German quarter blindstamped calf over thin pasteboard covered by a medieval manuscript leaf on vellum (vellum sides darkened, lacking ties, some wear at spine). Provenance: FüRSTENBERG LIBRARY, DONAUESCHINGEN.

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    SENECA, Lucius Annaeus (the younger). Sittliche Zuchtbücher, des Hochberümpten Philosophi und lerers Lucij Annei Senece, translated by Michael Herr. Strassburg: Balthasar Beck, 1 September 1536. 2° (292 x 200mm). Large decorative woodcut initials (without final blank, occasional light spotting or a few light stains). Contemporary German quarter blindstamped calf over thin pasteboard covered by a medieval manuscript leaf on vellum (vellum sides darkened, lacking ties, some wear at spine). Provenance: FüRSTENBERG LIBRARY, DONAUESCHINGEN.

    FIRST EDITION IN GERMAN of Herr's translation of Seneca, from the Fürstenberg library at Donaueschingen.


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