Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 9

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
BERGER, CHRISTOPH HEINRICH VON. Commentatio de personis vulgo larvis seu mascheris. Von der Carnavals-Lust critico historico morali atque juridico modo diligenter conscripta. 155 engraved illustrations on 87 leaves, including frontispiece. [16], 340, [74] pages, including errata and binder's instructions at end. 4to, 203x166 mm, contemporary calf gilt; contents toned, indistinct stamp on title, illustrations 37, 39, 70, 115, and 118 mounted, blank upper margin of last leaf excised. Armorial bookplate of Christian Ernst Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (1691-1771). Frankfurt & Leipzig: Georg Marc Knoch, (1723)

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first edition of a history of masquerades and carnivals, and laws pertaining to them. The illustrations show the characters in each scene of the 6 extant comedies of Terence, copied in part from the miniatures in Codex Vaticanus 3868. Hiler, page 81; Lipperheide (1963) 3169.