London, South Kensington
9 June 2015
GIOVIO, Paolo (1483-1552). Historiarum sui temporis. Paris: Michael Vascosanus, 1558-1560. 2 volumes, 2° (343 x 224mm). Ruled in red throughout, large ornamental woodcut initials and headpieces, with the blanks R5& R6 in vol. I and M8 and C6 in vol. II. (Margins of title in vol. I browned, small white mark on t4r and C5r affecting one letter, light marginal water-staining in both vols, small marginal dampstain at beginning of vol. II, very light even browning, occasional thumb-soiling.) Contemporary limp vellum with ties, panelled on sides with a gilt arabesque centrepiece, flat spines, ruled and decorated in gilt, gilt and gauffered edges decorated in black with a foliate design dated 1561 (covers slightly creased and a little soiled, lacking 4 ties, vellum with small split at front joint of vol. I).
An attractive copy with unusually decorated edges of Giovio’s universal history, published several times in the 16th century. Adams G-654. For a similar treatment of the edges see also lot 56.
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