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24 April 2001
HEGESIPPUS, Pietro Lauro of Modena. Historia de bello judaico. Translated from the Greek by Ambrosius. Paris: Jodocus Badius, Ascensius, June 1510.
2o (277 x 203 mm). Woodcut printer's device on title, five 14-line and numerous 7-line initials. (Some marginal staining, worming to first few leaves, lacks blank L6.) Contemporary French blind-tooled goatskin over pasteboards of manuscript paper waste, spine linings from vellum manuscript, covers tooled with double fillets, a floral roll-tool border and 4 vertical rows of floral roll- and hand-tools with a central row of a bee hand-tool, spine in six compartments, evidence of 4 pairs of ties (half of upper joint cracked, minor wear to edges). Provenance: Michael Mallet (contemporary ownership inscription on title).
St. Hegesippus (2nd century), was an early Church historian, a converted Jew and probably a native of Palestine. Adams H-144.
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