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Politianus, Angelus
OPERA [EDITED BY ALEXANDER SARTIUS, WITH TRANSLATIONS OF GREEK WORKS BY POLITIANUS]. VENICE: ALDUS MANUTIUS, JULY 1498
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 17,500 GBP
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Politianus, Angelus
OPERA [EDITED BY ALEXANDER SARTIUS, WITH TRANSLATIONS OF GREEK WORKS BY POLITIANUS]. VENICE: ALDUS MANUTIUS, JULY 1498
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Politianus, Angelus
OPERA [EDITED BY ALEXANDER SARTIUS, WITH TRANSLATIONS OF GREEK WORKS BY POLITIANUS]. VENICE: ALDUS MANUTIUS, JULY 1498
Super-Royal folio (297 x 190mm.), 452 leaves, a-p8 q-r10 s-t8 A-I8 K4 L-P8 Q-R10 S8 T10 V6 X-Y10 Z8 &10 aa10 iteru[m] aa iteru[m] bb8 bb-hh8 ii6 kk10, 38 lines plus headline, Greek and roman type, 2- to 9-line initial spaces with printed guides, early annotations, early eighteenth-century French red morocco gilt, spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges, joints starting to crack, extremities slightly rubbed
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Provenance

Ka.12, old shelfmark in red ink on verso of flyleaf; Nicolaus de Heere, canonicus [of St Donatus?], early inscription on title-page (a Nicolaus de Heere was dean of the cathedral chapter of Orléans, he founded the first literary society in Orléans and died in 1624); Giorgio di Veroli, bookplate, sale, Parke Bernet, 29 February 1956, lot 706, extract from sale catalogue loosely inserted

Literature

ISTC ip00886000; Aldo Manuzio tipografo 25; Renouard 17/4; Texas 22; UCLA 26

Catalogue Note

A CRISP COPY of the first complete edition of Poliziano's works, containing the first use of Hebrew type by Aldus on H8. Poliziano (1454-1494) was tutor to the sons of Lorenzo de' Medici before becoming chair of Latin and Greek at the Florentine Studio, and was renowned for his mastery of the Greek language. He had begun preparing his letters for publication himself, with the assistance of the Bolognese humanist Alessandro Sarti, but not published in Bologna at that time as the printer, Platon Benedetti, died in 1496; Aldus stepped in and completed the project.

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