Terentius, Comoediae, Lyon, 1546, contemporary calf gilt binding with coloured interlacing
Terentius, Comoediae, Lyon, 1546, contemporary calf gilt binding with coloured interlacing
Terentius, Comoediae, Lyon, 1546, contemporary calf gilt binding with coloured interlacing
Terentius, Comoediae, Lyon, 1546, contemporary calf gilt binding with coloured interlacing
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Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131

Terentius, Comoediae, Lyon, 1546, contemporary calf gilt binding with coloured interlacing

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131

Terentius, Comoediae, Lyon, 1546, contemporary calf gilt binding with coloured interlacing

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Lot Sold:3,750GBP

Description

Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131

TERENTIUS AFER, PUBLIUS

Comediae multo majore, quam hactenus unquam, vigilantia repurgatae. Lyon: Sébastien Gryphe, 1546


16mo (118 x 638mm.), ruled in red, with both final blanks, contemporary calf gilt with coloured strapwork interlacing, gilt edges, joints and corners neatly repaired


The design on this binding, with the coloured interlacing and arabesque stamps, is very similar to a Grolier binding from the workshop of Gommar Estienne (see Jean Grolier à la Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 2012, no.35).


LITERATURE:

USTC 149534


PROVENANCE:

extract from an English sale catalogue pasted to inside front cover; quotation from a Libri catalogue written in pencil on front flyleaf (though this copy not traced in the Libri sales)

Condition Report

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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Terentius, Comoediae, Lyon, 1546, contemporary calf gilt binding with coloured interlacing
Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131
Terentius, Comoediae, Lyon, 1546, contemporary calf gilt binding with coloured interlacing
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