Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 20

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
BOETHIUS, ANICIUS MANLIUS TORQUATUS SEVERINUS. De philosophico consolatu sive de consolatio[n]e philosophie. Edited by Sebastian Brant. 78 woodcut illustrations, some partly hand-tinted. Contemporary illuminated initial C in colors and gold with unidentified coat of arms on B1r, and painted border with flowers, birds, and insects in outer and lower margins. [9] (of [10]), 126 [i. e., 128] leaves; lacks preliminary A1 with poem by the editor. Folio, 274x202 mm, early 19th-century panelled calf, heavily worn, spine ends chipped, covers detached; varying marginal soiling and stains, most noticeable on opening leaves, scattered contemporary marginalia, title rehinged with soiling and repaired tears not affecting text, traces of adhesion on A4v and B1r with hole in the latter causing slight text loss, repair in blank lower margin of K6. (Strassburg: Johann Grüniniger, 25 August 1501)

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first extensively illustrated edition in latin. Adams B2283.