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Euclid
ΣΤΟΙΧΕΙΩΝ ΒΙΒΛ. ΙΕ. ELEMENTORUM GEOMETRICORUM LIB. XV. BASEL: JOANNES HERVAGIUS, SEPTEMBER 1533; AUGUST 1537
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 52,500 GBP
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109
Euclid
ΣΤΟΙΧΕΙΩΝ ΒΙΒΛ. ΙΕ. ELEMENTORUM GEOMETRICORUM LIB. XV. BASEL: JOANNES HERVAGIUS, SEPTEMBER 1533; AUGUST 1537
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 GBP
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Euclid
ΣΤΟΙΧΕΙΩΝ ΒΙΒΛ. ΙΕ. ELEMENTORUM GEOMETRICORUM LIB. XV. BASEL: JOANNES HERVAGIUS, SEPTEMBER 1533; AUGUST 1537
2 works in one volume, folio (310 x 203mm.), woodcut printer's device on title-pages and final versos, woodcut initials, first page of text within woodcut border, woodcut headpieces and diagrams, contemporary German (Wittenberg) stamped pigskin with the initials IA and the date 1545 on upper cover, one of the roll tools with the initials AF, four pairs of later alum-tawed ties, in modern pigskin folding box, occasional light staining or foxing, H5 torn in gutter (not affecting text), small tear to upper corner of T2, binding slightly worn
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Provenance

Johann Aicholcz (or Aicholz, doctor and botanist, 1520-1588, rector of the University of Vienna in the 1570s; one of Sambucus's emblems was dedicated to him), initials stamped on binding with date 1545, and name written on upper cover and inside front cover; the Garden copy, sale, Sotheby's New York, 9 November 1989, lot 27; Margaret Winkelman, booklabel, sale, Bloomsbury London, 11 June 2007, lot 7

Literature

Norman 730 (Greek text only); Stanford 7 & 9; Steck III.29 & III.33

Catalogue Note

EDITIO PRINCEPS of the Greek text, also containing the commentary of Proclus Diadochus. The publisher here decided to include the illustrations within the body of the text, rather than in the margins, as found in earlier (Latin) editions. The editor, Simon Grynaeus, was a professor in Basel, and the preface to the Latin text was by Philipp Melanchthon (in many copies this preface has been removed, but it is here present).

The first owner of the book, Joannes Aicholcz, studied in Wittenberg from 1543 to 1547, and is therefore where he acquired this copy. According to Haebler, the binding is most likely to be by Andreas Franckow of Wittenberg.

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