Lot 21
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Cyprianus, Caecilius

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  • Cyprianus, Caecilius
  • Epistolae [edited by Johannes Andreae, bishop of Aleria]. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [January or February] 1471
  • Paper
Median folio (325 x 218mm.), 184 leaves (of 186, without initial and final blanks), 14 210 38 4-1210 1312 14-1810 1912, 38 lines, roman type, 2- to 7-line initial spaces, early annotations throughout, eighteenth-century speckled calf gilt, spine gilt in compartments, washed and occasional slightly browned, a few small wormholes in text, binding rubbed, joints worn, spine chipped at head, lacking lettering-piece


later inscription of a convent at head of first leaf (washed); initials "D.D." in red ink on verso of flyleaf, with shelfmark 2H.4.8 opposite; Law Society of England and Wales


Goff C1010; H 5896; BMC iv 12; BSB-Ink C-724; Bod-inc C-502; GW 7883; Mendham C554

Catalogue Note

EDITIO PRINCEPS of the letters of St Cyprian, from the first major press in Italy. This text was quickly reprinted by Vindelinus de Spira later the same year in Venice. The contemporary annotations include enumeration of the letters for ease of reference.