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Pausanias
PAUSANIAS [EDITED BY MARCUS MUSURUS]. (VENICE: ALDUS, JULY 1516)
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109
Pausanias
PAUSANIAS [EDITED BY MARCUS MUSURUS]. (VENICE: ALDUS, JULY 1516)
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Pausanias
PAUSANIAS [EDITED BY MARCUS MUSURUS]. (VENICE: ALDUS, JULY 1516)
folio (313 x 205mm.), text in Greek, woodcut Aldine device on title-page and final verso, English early eighteenth-century speckled calf, spine gilt in compartments, in modern tan crushed morocco suede-lined folding box, lacking [pi]2 (with Greek preface), o8 torn without loss (just touching text), skilfully rebacked retaining original spine
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Provenance

Pierre du Val of Paris, early inscriptions on title-page; Charles Spencer, 3rd earl of Sunderland (1674-1722), with his shelfmark "A3.13" on inside front cover (and a later pencil shelfmark beneath it, "49.d.13"), and with armorial library label of Althorp House; Sunderland Library sale, Puttick & Simpson, London, 10 November 1882, lot 9415, bought by Ellis & White; "Henry H. Gibbs, St Dunstan's 1882, Sunderland Library", inscription on flyleaf, and Aldenham House, Herts, armorial bookplate, i.e. Henry Hucks Gibbs, first baron Aldenham (1819-1907), owner of a substantial library. St Dunstan's was his villa in Regent's Park.

Literature

Censimento 16 CNCE 37543; Renouard 1516/3; Texas 130; UCLA 126

Catalogue Note

A crisp copy of the editio princeps with a distinguished provenance.

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