London, South Kensington
16 February 2001
BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM FOYLE
LACTANTIUS, Lucius Coelius Firmianus. Opera. Edited by Johannes Andreas de Buxiis, Bishop of Aleria - LACTANTIUS (attributed to), De resurrestione Christi, Venice: Theodorus de Ragazonibus, 21 April 1490. Chancery 2° (296 x 205mm.), 139 leaves (of 148, lacking first quire and b6), 45 lines and headline, type: 3:105R, 105 Greek, 2-, 3-, and 7-line initial spaces with guide-letter (some light browning, small wormholes in final 6 quires), 18th-century red morocco, triple gilt fillet around sides, spine gilt and lettered in 2 compartments, marbled endpapers, (slightly worn at extremities), edges marbled and gilt, red morocco bookplate of W. A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey; a few early marginal annotations; anonymous owner (sale Sotheby's 16 July 1945, lot 509, £10 to Foyle). The second edition edited by Bussi, the tenth edition overall. HC 9815; BMC V, 477 (IB 23546); BSB L-9; CIBN L-10; Goff L10 .
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