London, South Kensington
7 June 2010
SOLINUS, Caius Julius. De situ orbis terrarum. Pesaro: Hieronymus Soncino, 31 January 1512. 2° (304 x 215mm). (Title lightly soiled, light waterstaining throughout, heavier towards the end). Adams S1390. [Bound after:] STRABO (63 BC-24 AD). De situ orbis. Venice: Philippus Pincius, 13 July 1510. 2° (304 x 215mm). Woodcut on title of a master and 4 pupils all seated at their desks, woodcut initials, some large, and including an initial 'A' on n3r which is the upside-down upsilon used in Callierges' Etymologicon magnum, Venice, 1499. (Light waterstaining, heavier from gathering S on, a few leaves lightly browned). Adams S1900; Sander 7091. 2 works bound together. 18th-century polished calf (spine repaired).
Solinus' important compendium of curiosities and wonders of the ancient world, bound with a later edition of Strabo's great geographical encyclopedia.
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