14 October 2003
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA PEEK GILGER, M.D.
COLONNA, Fabio. Minus cognitarum stirpium aliquot, ac etiam rariorum nostro coelo orientium Ekphrasis [in Greek] item de Aquatilibus aliisque nonnullis Animalibus -- De Purpura ab Animali tetaceo fusa. Rome: Jacob Mascardi, 1616.
4 parts in one volume, 4o (210 x 150 mm). 3 engraved titles with putti and the Colonna arms, half-title, engraved portrait, 152 full-page etchings, of which 131 of plants, the remainder of shells, marine life, insects and a hippopotamus. 19th-century calf, spine elaborately gilt (rebacked, old spine laid down). Provenance: purchased from Wheldon and Wesley, 1963.
FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Second edition of parts 1-2, First edition of the Pars Altera and De Purpura. Blunt and Stearn, pp. 100-101; Brunet II, 172-3; Nissen BBI 385; Nissen ZBI 927 (Purpura); Pritzel 1823.
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