21 May 2014
ALDUS -- Suida [also: Suda]. Venice: Aldus, February 1514.
2º (325 x 210mm). Ruled in red throughout. Woodcut Aldine device on the title-page and verso of final blank. (Light spotting and light soiling on first and last leaves, faint dampstain in the fore margin of some leaves, occasional light marginal spotting, small repair to r3, quire H misbound, z2 bound upside down.) 18th-century red morocco, spine gilt in compartments centred with urn tools, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed, light wear). Provenance: Matthew Raine (1760-1811, headmaster of Charterhouse School; manuscript title inscription).
FIRST ALDINE EDITION, in handsome red morocco. The first edition of this tenth-century Byzantine encyclopaedia was published by Bissolo and Mangio in Milan in 1499. The Aldine edition is based on a different manuscript; Renouard notes that this edition is 'often better, many lacunae are thankfully filled'. Adams S-2062; Ahmanson-Murphy 119; CNCE 37492; Renouard p.70.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7389 2152
+44 (0)20 7389 2157
+44 (0)20 7389 2156
+44 (0)20 7389 2150
+44 (0)20 7389 2151
+44 (0)20 7389 2674
+44 (0)20 7752 3144
+44 (0)20 7389 2158
+44 (0)20 7389 2154
+44 (0)20 7389 2255
Sarah van Welden
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
We speak to the pioneering software engineer who helped Neil Armstrong make his giant leap and changed the world of computing
Books and Manuscripts specialist Sven Becker advises on a richly rewarding and ever-evolving collectors’ market
From the landmark 16th-century atlases published by Ortelius and Blaeu to Nasa’s psychedelic maps of the dark side of the moon
Ahead of the Art + Tech Summit, Hyundai Motor’s Chief Marketing Officer discusses the intersection of art and technology
A survey of the short but fierce career of a 20th-century icon — including an important work offered in London