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139
Marineo Sículo, Lucio
PANDIT ARAGONIE VETERUM PRIMORDIA REGUM. (SARAGOSSA: JORGE COCI, 30 APRIL 1509)
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Marineo Sículo, Lucio
PANDIT ARAGONIE VETERUM PRIMORDIA REGUM. (SARAGOSSA: JORGE COCI, 30 APRIL 1509)
Estimate
5,0007,000
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Marineo Sículo, Lucio
PANDIT ARAGONIE VETERUM PRIMORDIA REGUM. (SARAGOSSA: JORGE COCI, 30 APRIL 1509)
folio (276 x 193mm.), large woodcut arms of Aragon on title-page, woodcut initials, woodcut border illustrations including portraits of kings, woodcut printer's device at end, final leaf blank, early nineteenth-century Spanish half calf, modern folding box, occasional light staining, title-page torn and repaired, b6 repaired at foredge, c6 repaired at edges, many leaves strengthened in gutter, last printed leaf partly laid down and slightly torn at foot, spine slightly chipped at head
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Provenance

Joannes Caxal y Perez of Biescas (NE Spain), inscription at foot of title-page; Gabriel Caxal y Fananas, inscription on folio II

Literature

Norton 628; Palau 152144

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION of Marineo Sículo's history of the kings of Aragon, commissioned from him by Ferdinand of Aragon to record the deeds of his predecessors. Marineo, a humanist from Sicily, moved to Spain in 1484 where he became professor at Salamanca before joining Ferdinand's court as royal historiographer.

Coci's printer's device was closely based on that of Pablo Hurus, an earlier printer in Saragossa, whose stock Coci acquired; the woodblock of the arms of Aragon, used on the title-page, was also from the Hurus workshop. This is an early work from Coci's press; he continued printing until the 1540s.

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