London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
GREGORIUS Nazianzenus (329-389). Orationes lectissimae XVI [graecè], edited by Marcus Musurus. Venice; Aldine press, April 1516. 8° (160 x 86mm). Woodcut device on title and last page, a little red printing on a1r, title and preliminaries in Latin, text in Greek. 19th-century brown morocco, arms on sides of the Baron de Seillière with his cypher at corners and in panels of spine, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges. Provenance: THE SEILLIERE COPY FROM THE CHATEAU DE MELLO (supralibros) -- Henry J.B. Clements (bookplate).
Occasioning a lecture from Renouard on tearing out the eighth leaf (blank and present in this copy) with the concomitant risk of losing the title. Renouard 75/1.
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