Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 134

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
ALBERTUS MAGNUS, attributed to. Liber aggregationis, seu Liber secretorum de virtutibus herbarum, lapidum et animalium quorundam [with De mirabilibus mundi and Regimen sanitatis per circulum anni]. 2 vertical woodcut floral panels on title; printer's full-page woodcut device on verso of title and last leaf. [24] leaves. Gothic type. 4to, 202x142 mm, modern binding of early manuscript vellum over boards; light to moderate marginal foxing, marginal dampstaining on B1-2 and last 4 leaves, minor restoration in blank upper margin of C4. [Cologne]: (Cornelis de Zierikzee), [circa 1506]

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Popular work on secret properties of plants, stones, and animals first published circa 1477 and frequently reprinted into the 16th century. Appended to this edition are a tract on marvels of the world also supposedly by Albertus Magnus, and a health regimen for the year by month and zodiac sign ascribed to Benedictus Canutus but probably by Johannes Jacobi. GW 657; ISTC ia00267020 (8 holding institutions, including only the Library of Congress in the U. S.); Schuh, Albertus Magnus 62.