London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
BEROALDUS, Philippus (1453-1505). Oratio proverbiorum. Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 1499. [Bound with:] Declamatio philosophi, medici, oratoris. -De optimo statu et principe. Bologna: Hectoris, 1498. [Bound with:] Heptalogos. Bologna: Hectoris, 1498. [Bound with:] Symbola Pythagorae. Benedictus Hectoris, 1503.
4 works in one volume, chancery 4° (190 x 140mm). Roman and Greek type, shoulder notes, printer's device at end of first two works, initial spaces, some with guide-letter. (Single wormhole in margin, very light dampstaining.) 19th-century blind-tooled calf, red edges (binding somewhat rubbed at edges, rebacked, retaining original backstrip). Provenance: Richard Heber (stamp) -- Watkins, 26 Charing Cross (bookseller's ticket) -- Robert Walsingham Martin (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION OF ALL FOUR WORKS. I: HC *2966; BMC VI, 845; GW 4142; Goff B-489. II: HC *2963; BMC VI, 844; GW 4126; Klebs 182.1; Goff B-473. III: HC(Add) *2974; BMC VI, 844; GW 4138; Klebs 183.1; Goff B-487. IV: BLSTC Italian, p.89; EDIT16, CNC1753.
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