London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
APPIAN OF ALEXANDRIA. Romanarum historiarum. Paris: C. Estienne, 1551. 2° (332 x 218mm). Title in Greek and Latin, text in Greek, woodcut headpieces and initials (title lightly spotted and with small stain, some light spotting). 17-century sprinkled calf, blind-stamped roll-tooled border with cornerpieces on sides (joints split at head and tail of spine, head of spine chipped, lightly rubbed). Provenance: unidentified armorial bookplate with motto 'Avances'; L.A. Burd (bookplate), scored manuscript inscription on head of title. FIRST EDITION. Adams A1340; Hoffmann I, 214; Mortimer French 29; Schreiber 126.
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