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FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Colonna, Francesco
HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI. VENICE: SONS OF ALDUS MANUTIUS, 1545
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 USD
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FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Colonna, Francesco
HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI. VENICE: SONS OF ALDUS MANUTIUS, 1545
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Colonna, Francesco
HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI. VENICE: SONS OF ALDUS MANUTIUS, 1545
2o (11 7/8 x 8 in.; 300 x 204 mm.). Roman Greek and Hebrew type. 170 fine woodcuts, including 9 full-page (with that containing Priapus unusually uncensored). 5- to 9-line initial spaces with guide-letters and hand-written initials. First and final leaves from the 1499 edition (without the printer's device). Repair to lower right corner of title page.) Printing sometimes light
Modern dark blue morocco by James MacDonald, New York, covers detached.  
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Provenance

W. K. Bixby (bookplate); Library of the JTS of America (bookplate. gift from Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach. 

Literature

Adams C-2414; Mortimer Harvard Italian 131; Renouard, Alde, pp.133-34; Essling Pt. I, vol.2:2, no.119; Sander 2057. 

Catalogue Note

Second edition, reprinting page-for-page Aldus's 1499 edition, widely considered the most beautiful book of the 15th century. The 1545 edition, printed by Aldus's heirs, re-using the exceptional series of woodcut illustrations. 


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