Oct 27, 2015 - Sale 2395

Sale 2395 - Lot 17

Price Realized: $ 552
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
BASIL, Saint. Opera plane divina. Latin translations by Joannes Argyropoulos, Georgius Trapezuntius, and Raffaele Maffei; edited by Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples. Title within woodcut historiated border with Badius printing press device. Folio, 323x207 mm, contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards with brass catch and vellum endleaves, worn, backstrip and clasp lacking; contents generally clean apart from marginal repairs on q3 and 2v3, marginal browning and worming on last few leaves, 2 holes in last leaf causing text loss, rear free endleaf lacking. Ownership inscriptions of the Westphalian Benedictine Abbey of Liesborn. [Paris]: (Jodocus Badius, 13 November 1520)

Additional Details

Second collected edition in Latin after the first of 1515; the original Greek text was published in 1551. Hoffmann I, 412; Sarton I, 362.