London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
SOLINUS, Caius Julius (fl. 3rd century). Polyhistor, sive De mirabilibus mundi. [Venice: Petrus de Quarengiis?, after 1500.]
Super-chancery 2° (303 x 210mm). Roman type, woodcut historiated initial, initial spaces with guide-letter. (Two leaves browned, a little light spotting, a few hinges reinforced.) Modern blindstamped tan sheep, patterned endpapers (extremities very slightly scuffed). Provenance: marginal annotations in a contemporary italic hand noting geographical locations.
Reprint of the Brescia 20 November 1498 edition, retaining its colophon. HC (+Add) *14883; Klebs 922.10 (var.); Goff S-624.
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