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      Sale 2457 | Lot 3
      Price Realized: $845With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2457 Lot 3

        AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS. Ammiani Marcellini Opus castigatissimum. Edited by Pietro Castelli. 4-part woodcut white-on-black historiated border on title, repeated on A3r. 117, [7] leaves, including blank V4. Folio, 279x199 mm, 16th-century sheep with gilt azured lozenge tool in spine compartments, surface wear on covers with portions of leather missing; occasional toning, marginal dampstaining at beginning and end, small wormtrail through blank outer margins in first half of volume, both borders slightly cropped along top and fore edges, short paper crack at bottom of title. (Bologna: Hieronymus de Benedictus, 21 April 1517)

        Estimate $800 - 1,200

        Second edition of the Roman history by a 4th-century A.D. Greek author who wrote in Latin, based on the 1474 first edition containing 13 of the 18 surviving books. The full extant text was first published in 1533. Sander 323; Sarton I, 375. See also lot 118.


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $845

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