Oct 27, 2015 - Sale 2395

Sale 2395 - Lot 44

Price Realized: $ 531
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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(BODONI PRESS.) Hesiod. Opera omnia. Greek text with Latin translation by Bernardo Zamagna. [2], 16, xxxv, [1], 110; [6], 248 pages, including Greek and Latin half-titles. 2 parts in one volume. 4to, 271x202 mm, mid-19th-century brown morocco gilt by pawson & nicholson of Philadelphia with lacework border on covers and elaborately gilt-tooled red morocco doublures, joints brittle and starting; St. Charles Borromeo Seminary stamp on title and accession number on next leaf, insignificant foxing on preliminaries in second part. University of Pennsylvania Senior Greek Prize inscription to Theodore C. Williamson dated 1862-63 on front endleaf; cloth folding case. Parma: ex Regio Parmensis Typographo, 1785...

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first bodoni edition of the Greek text and first collected edition in latin, handsomely bound by the premier Philadelphia bookbinding firm of the latter half of the 19th-century. Brooks 290 (calling for additional half-title not present here); Hoffman II, 251 and 255.