London, South Kensington
9 June 2015
PLUTARCH (?456-120). Ethica sive moralia opera. Basel: Michael Isengrin,
1554. 2° (339 x 221mm). Ruled in red throughout, printer’s device on title, one diagram, historiated initials, with the final blank. (Title very lightly browned and with one or two spots.) Contemporary limp vellum gilt, panelled on sides with a gilt arabesque centrepieces, flat spines, ruled and decorated in gilt, gilt and gauffered edges, decorated in black with a foliate design dated 1561 (lightly soiled, lacking ties).
AN ATTRACTIVE CLEAN COPY of this popular work, published several times in the 16th century. It is uniformly bound with lot 41 and with similar design of the edges. The woodcut initials are partly after Holbein. Graesse V, 362; VD online 16 P3679; not in Adams and this edition not in BM STC.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7389 2157
+44 (0)20 7389 2150
+44 (0)20 7389 2674
+44 (0)20 7389 3144
+44 (0)20 7389 2154
+44 (0)20 7389 2255
+44 (0)20 7389 2151
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
The story of space exploration told through a selection of incredible artefacts offered in our One Giant Leap auction in New York on 18 July
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
Our Books and Manuscripts specialists advise on a richly rewarding and ever-evolving collectors’ market
Fewer than 30 of these horseshoe-back armchairs are known to exist. This one comes to auction on 13 September in New York
Important Chinese works of art from one of America’s leading cultural institutions coming to auction in New York