101
101
Augustinus, Aurelius, Saint
DE CIVITATE DEI. VENICE: GABRIELE DI PIETRO, 1475
Estimate
5,0007,000
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101
Augustinus, Aurelius, Saint
DE CIVITATE DEI. VENICE: GABRIELE DI PIETRO, 1475
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Augustinus, Aurelius, Saint
DE CIVITATE DEI. VENICE: GABRIELE DI PIETRO, 1475
Chancery folio (268 x 190mm.), a8 [5 6 7 8]8 a-z A-D10, 279 leaves (of 296), double column, 46 lines plus headline, gothic letter, first initial in blue with red penwork marginal decoration, other 2- to 11-line initials supplied in red or blue with printed guides, eighteenth-century cat's-paw calf, spine gilt in compartments (mistakenly giving place of publication as "Tarvisio", ie Treviso, as the colophon states that the printer is from Treviso), lacking 15-leaf table and two blank leaves, a few ink stains on r2, a few other small stains, joints worn, binding rubbed
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Provenance

Bibliotheca Regia Parmensis (now the Biblioteca Palatina in Parma, founded in the 1760s), engraved bookplate, with shelfmark E 1351; Costanzo Gazzera (Italian archaeologist and bibliographer, 1778-1859), presentation inscription on verso of flyleaf to the bibliophile Marchese Cesare Alfieri di Sostegno (1799-1869); C.E. Rappaport, Rome, bookseller's label on inside front cover; I.R.A. Bailey, inscription on engraved bookplate

Literature

Goff A1236; HC 2052; BMC v 201; Bod-inc A523; GW 2880. ISTC lists three copies of this edition in the Biblioteca Palatina.

Catalogue Note

Seventh edition of The City of God. Unusually, the printer's name also appears in the headline on the first page of the text; Gabriele di Pietro also used this feature in other works (such as his Petrus de Abano of 1476, where his name is printed in red).

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