ORIGENES (185/86-254/55). Opera omnia. Edited by Erasmus. Basel: Hieronymus Froben and Nicolaus Episcopius, September 1545.
2 volumes, 2° (326 x 218mm). 752 leaves. Roman type, some Greek, table in italic type, 54 lines and headline, printed marginalia, printer's device on titles and at end of both volumes, historiated initials. (Minor marginal worming at end of both volumes, very light dampstain in some upper margins, very light browning.)
BINDING: contemporary Munich binding for Bonaccorso Grino of pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, the two volumes uniformly tooled in blind, the sides with roll of religious scenes, roll with initials 'HS/HSP', and a floral roll, fleur-de-lis and Kopfstempel tools, the spine plain in compartments, two brass fore-edge clasps onon each volume (one clasp on vol. 2 missing, some light spotting). Provenance: Bonaccorso Grino (kinsman by marriage of Pillone); Odorico Pillone (fore-edge); Sir Thomas Brooke (bookplate); Berès 113.
VECELLIO FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS: the author, bearded and in profile, seated, writing, at a tall desk in a marble-panelled room (vol. 1); the author in profil perdu, seated at a desk in a study with books (vol.2), author's name lettered vertically on both volumes. Other edges pale green marbled with green (1), and yellow marbled with blue (2).
Not in Adams or Brunet. (2)