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1 June 2009
BINDING -- HERACLIDES, of Pontus. De Politiis libellus, ed by N. Krag. [Bound with:] Nicolaus DAMASCENUS. Ex Nicolai Damasceni universali historia [and] N. KRAG. De republica lacedaemoniorum. [Geneva:] Pierre de Saint André, 1593. 3 works in one, 4° (225 x 175mm). Printer's device on each title. Contemporary red morocco gilt arms of Jacques-Auguste de Thou and his first wife [Olivier, 216, fer 5] their cypher in spine compartment, gilt edges (rubbed, corners lightly bumped). Provenance: Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) and his first wife, Marie Barbanon -- [Charles de Rohan, Prince de Soubise (1715-1787; shelfmark 3.C.P.T.4.B.6 on pastedown and indistinct on front cover]-- [De Libris (sale Sotheby's 20 Feb. 1849)] -- Teodoro Becu (bookplate) -- Arthur Kay (bookplate) -- Giorgio Di Veroli (bookplate)-- Thore Virgin, 1956 (inscription) -- [Rolf Wistrand].
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