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Plutarchus
VITAE ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM. SEXTUS RUFUS: DE HISTORIA ROMANA. VENICE: BARTHOLOMAEUS DE ZANIS, 8 JUNE 1496
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Plutarchus
VITAE ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM. SEXTUS RUFUS: DE HISTORIA ROMANA. VENICE: BARTHOLOMAEUS DE ZANIS, 8 JUNE 1496
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Plutarchus
VITAE ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM. SEXTUS RUFUS: DE HISTORIA ROMANA. VENICE: BARTHOLOMAEUS DE ZANIS, 8 JUNE 1496
2 parts in one volume, Chancery folio (302 x 198mm.), 144 and 146 leaves, a–r8 s10; A–S8, 62 lines plus headline, roman type, a2 with a woodcut illustration and border, woodcut initials, early annotations, later vellum reusing a leaf from a liturgical manuscript, repairs to first leaf, a2 repaired at foot, occasional light damp-staining or foxing, a few wormholes at end
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Literature

Goff P834; HC 13130; BMC v 432; BSB-Ink P-628; Bod-inc P-393; GW M34488; Sander 5782

Catalogue Note

Plutarch's Parallel Lives were first printed in Rome in 1470, a compilation of various translations by Guarino Guarini and others, edited by Giovanni Andrea de Bussi; the Greek original was not printed until 1517.

The woodcut on a2 depicts Theseus and the Minotaur, and is generally attributed to the Pico Master.

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