Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 99

Price Realized: $ 2,125
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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
PORPHYRIUS, PUBLILIUS OPTATIANUS. Panegyricus dictus Constantino Augusto. Ex codice manuscripto Paulli Velseri patricii Aug. Vind. [28] leaves. Folio, 311x204 mm, 19th-century 1/4 sheep gilt, spine quite worn, ends chipped; varying toning or browning, occasional marginal dampstaining. Bookplates of Julien Félix and Édouard Pelay; monogram stamp of Charles-François Maurice. From the Sackner Collection of Visual and Concrete Poetry. Augsburg: ad insigne pinus, 1595

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first separate edition of a collection of acrostic poems dating from early 4th century A.D., with the solution of the acrostics traced in red ink, apparently as issued. This was an early production of the press with the imprint "ad insigne pinus" founded in 1594 by the Augsburg humanist Markus Welser and the scholar David Hoeschel. The poems first appeared in a 1590 collection of Latin epigrams and verse edited by Pierre Pithou, but the text in this edition was set from a manuscript in the collection of Welser's brother. Schweiger II, 620; Zapf, Augsburgs Buchdruckergeschichte I, 186.