949
949
Herodotus
HERODOTO HALICARNASEO HISTORICO DELLE GUERRE DE GRECI ET DE PERSI... VENICE: GIOVANNI BARILETTO, 1565 
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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949
Herodotus
HERODOTO HALICARNASEO HISTORICO DELLE GUERRE DE GRECI ET DE PERSI... VENICE: GIOVANNI BARILETTO, 1565 
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Property From The Collection of Robert S Pirie Volumes I & II: Books and Manuscripts

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Herodotus
HERODOTO HALICARNASEO HISTORICO DELLE GUERRE DE GRECI ET DE PERSI... VENICE: GIOVANNI BARILETTO, 1565 
8vo (6 x 4 in.; 152 x 100 mm). Printer's device on title-page, woodcut initials, manuscript ownership inscriptions on title-page; title-page nearly loose, some stains, wormhole on upper margin of the first third of the volume. Contemporary Oxford binding: brown calf with gilt crest of the Earl of Oxford, gilt fleurons in corners; first endpapers lacking, scratch on upper panel, joint fragile, spine and extremities rubbed. 
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Provenance

Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (armorial binding) — Sir Thomas Berkeley (?) (ex-dono on title page "Th. Burkelei (?) ex-dono illustriss Ed Comitis Oxon" and Latin motto: "Nec temere nec timide") — Sir John Berkeley (?) (signature on second leaf) — Unidentified signature on title, dated "1719." acquisition: H.D. Lyon 

Catalogue Note

Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford's copy. 

Involved in art patronage, a lyric poet and court playwright, Oxford was until the beginning of the last century a serious candidate as the author of Shakespeare's plays. 

Property From The Collection of Robert S Pirie Volumes I & II: Books and Manuscripts

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New York