Lot 178
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BASSANTIN, ASTRONOMIQUE DISCOURS, LYON, 1557, CONTEMPORARY LIMP VELLUM

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Sold
9,375 GBP
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Description

  • [Astronomique discours. Lyon: Jean de Tournes, 1557]
folio (407 x 300mm.), ruled in red, woodcut initials and illustrations with a total of 35 (of 36) volvelles on 13 leaves (that on n3v with 4 volvelles, B2v with 1, C1v with 2, C3r with 3, C4r with 1, D1r with 3, D3v with 4, D2v with 4, D4v with 4, E2r with 3, E3r with 4, F3v with 1, H1 with 1), contemporary limp vellum with arabesque centrepiece, incomplete at beginning and end (lacking 28 text leaves, a-d4, e1, and L-N4, all supplied in facsimile on old paper including volvelle on M3v, and lacking final blank N4), some retaining discs replaced, occasional staining, D2 and D3 transposed, C1 repaired at head, C4 repaired at edges, small hole in E1 repaired with some words supplied in facsimile, new endpapers and pastedowns, resewn and recased; sold not subject to return
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