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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Plato
OPERA QUAE EXTANT OMNIA. EX NOVA IOANNIS SERRANI INTERPRETATIONE, PERPETUIS EIUSDEM NOTIS ILLUSTRATA [EDITED BY HENRI ESTIENNE]. [GENEVA]: HENRI ESTIENNE, 1578
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,750 GBP
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111

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Plato
OPERA QUAE EXTANT OMNIA. EX NOVA IOANNIS SERRANI INTERPRETATIONE, PERPETUIS EIUSDEM NOTIS ILLUSTRATA [EDITED BY HENRI ESTIENNE]. [GENEVA]: HENRI ESTIENNE, 1578
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,750 GBP
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Plato
OPERA QUAE EXTANT OMNIA. EX NOVA IOANNIS SERRANI INTERPRETATIONE, PERPETUIS EIUSDEM NOTIS ILLUSTRATA [EDITED BY HENRI ESTIENNE]. [GENEVA]: HENRI ESTIENNE, 1578
3 volumes in 2, folio (377 x 235mm.), woodcut printer's device on title-page, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, parallel text in Greek and Latin, a few words censored from dedication to volume 2 (to James VI of Scotland), eighteenth-century red morocco with triple gilt fillet border, spines gilt in compartments, gilt edges, green silk page markers, inscription erased from title-page of volume 1, extremities slightly rubbed, spines slightly faded, scrape on lower cover of volume 2, volume 2 slightly dented at head
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Provenance

Jesuits of Courtrai (or Kortrijk, Belgium; established 1583, library sold in Brussels on 18 May 1778), inscription on title-page; "Cat. V2 P553. MMS. Sledmere", inscription on verso of flyleaf of volume 1, i.e. Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823) of Sledmere. His large and impressive library was sold in May & June 1824 by Evans; there was a copy of this edition of Plato sold on 3 June 1824 (lot 800, "with all the dedications"), but as the morocco binding is not mentioned, it is unlikely to have been this copy.

Literature

Schreiber 201

Catalogue Note

There is a manuscript note next to the register noting where the signatures in volume 2 were divided; first part is bound with volume 1 and the second part bound with volume 3.

The bindings are very much in the style of Derôme le jeune; although there is no binder's ticket, one of the tools used on the spine (a continuous line of linked diamonds and ovals) matches that in other Derôme bindings (see De Ricci, French Signed Bindings in the Schiff Collection, 44, 47 and 81, for Derôme bindings using this tool).

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