Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 5

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APULEIUS. Metamorphoseos, sive lusus asini libri XI [and other texts]. 266 [i. e., 264], [1] (of [28]) leaves, comprising the complete text of Apuleius but lacking the introduction to Platonic philosophy by Alcinous at the end. 8vo, 154x94 mm, 16th-century limp vellum with spine title in ink, worn, lacking ties, rear hinge split, last gathering loose; early underscoring through most of volume, dark stain in outer margin of opening leaves, bottom 4 lines referring to the text by Alcinous inked out on title page, a6 reinforced in blank outer margin, vertical slit in blank lower margin of e8, (Venice: House of Aldus and Andrea of Asola, May 1521)

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first aldine edition. Renouard, page 91(8); Ahmanson-Murphy 202; Hoffmann I, 109.