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    Sale 5141

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    12 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 18

    GELLIUS, Aulus (c.130-180 A.D.). Noctes Atticae. Venice: Bernardinus de Choris, de Cremona and Simone de Luere, 13 August 1489. Chancery 2° (295 x 200mm). Roman and Greek type, initial spaces with guide letters. (Lacking title and last blank, a few leaves lightly browned.) Modern blindstamped calf, black and brown edges. Provenance: early marginal annotations (shaved).

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    GELLIUS, Aulus (c.130-180 A.D.). Noctes Atticae. Venice: Bernardinus de Choris, de Cremona and Simone de Luere, 13 August 1489. Chancery 2° (295 x 200mm). Roman and Greek type, initial spaces with guide letters. (Lacking title and last blank, a few leaves lightly browned.) Modern blindstamped calf, black and brown edges. Provenance: early marginal annotations (shaved).

    The first book printed by De Choris with Simon de Luere. Their partnership lasted until 15 December 1490 with a brief resumption of work in August and November 1491. H* 7522; BMC V, 464; Goff G-123.


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