Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale cum commento, Venice, 1510, modern crushed green morocco
Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale cum commento, Venice, 1510, modern crushed green morocco
Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale cum commento, Venice, 1510, modern crushed green morocco
Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale cum commento, Venice, 1510, modern crushed green morocco
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Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale cum commento, Venice, 1510, modern crushed green morocco

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP

Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale cum commento, Venice, 1510, modern crushed green morocco

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP

Lot Sold:937GBP

Lot Details

Description

ALEXANDER DE VILLA DEI

Doctrinale cum commento. (Venice: Melchiorre Sessa, 20 April 1510)


4to (213 x 149mm.), large woodcut on title-page above printer's device, a smaller printer's device at end, woodcut initials, modern crushed green morocco, gilt edges, G1-2 slightly torn at foot of gutter

A rare edition of Alexander de Villa Dei's popular textbook on Latin grammar. The woodcut depicts a teacher sitting at a lectern before eight pupils.

LITERATURE:

Edit16 74045 (listing one copy only, in Fermo); not in Sander, though Sander 243 is Sessa's 1513 edition with the same woodcut

PROVENANCE:

Monastery of San Francesco, Foiano della Chiana (Tuscany), inscription at head of title-page in Latin and on second leaf in Italian; library stamp erased from foot of title-page and final leaf

Condition Report

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Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale cum commento, Venice, 1510, modern crushed green morocco
Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale cum commento, Venice, 1510, modern crushed green morocco
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