Lot 16
  • 16

Arrianus, Flavius

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • De venatione [edited by Lucas Holstein]. Paris: Sébastien and Gabriel Cramoisy, 1644
  • Paper
4to (205 x 154mm.), parallel text in Greek and Latin, engraved device on title-page with a coloured drawing of a Classical hunter to one side of device and a monogram with the date 1694 on the other side, woodcut headpieces and initials, letter to the editor about coursing extracted from an eighteenth-century newspaper and pasted to rear flyleaves, contemporary calf binding with nineteenth-century ink drawings of two hunting dogs on upper cover and a wolf on lower cover, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco lettering-pieces, modern slipcase, upper joint repaired, lower joint cracked

Provenance

[Thomas Powys, Lord Lilford?]

Catalogue Note

EDITIO PRINCEPS of the Greek text. A note inside the volume indicates that the drawings on the binding could be the work of J.H. Downes.
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