London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
BINDING -- STATIUS, Publius Papinius (?45-?96). Sylvarum libri V. Thebaidos lib. XII, Achilleidos lib. II. Lyons: Seb. Gryphius, 1547. 16° (114 x 70 mm). Contemporary blue morocco, gilt arms of Count Hoym on sides, his crowned monogram on spine, gilt and marbled edges (hinges lightly rubbed). Provenance: Charles Henry Count Hoym (1694-1736; bindings) -- Mortimer Schiff (1877-1931; bookplate) -- Thore Virgin, 1911 (bookplate; Bib. Quarnforsiana, 1947, no. 247) -- [Rolf Wistrand].
Cornelius TACITUS. [Opera]. Amsterdam: Joannes Blaeu, 1649. 2 volumes, 12° (128 x 70mm). Contemporary dark citron morocco, gilt device (golden fleece) of Baron de Longepierre at centre, corners and spine, edges marbled and gilt. Provenance: Hilaire Bernard de Requeleyne, Baron de Longepierre (1659-1721; binding) -- De La Roche Lacarelle (bookplate) -- Thore Virgin, 1910 (inscription and bookplate; Bib. Quarnforsiana, 1947, no. 239) -- [Rolf Wistrand]. (3)
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