Oct 27, 2015 - Sale 2395

Sale 2395 - Lot 52

Price Realized: $ 975
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
CARUSO, GIOVANNI BATTISTA, editor. Bibliotheca historica regni Siciliae. 3 folding letterpress genealogical tables. [8], 110, [2], 542; [4], [543]-1193, [24] pages, including full-page engraving of Arabic inscriptions. 2 volumes. Folio, 323x220 mm, contemporary vellum boards, ink shelf number on spines, covers soiled; contents generally clean with only a few minor stains and marginal repairs not affecting text, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary stamp on title and accession on next leaf in each volume, owner's notes on front pastedown, and split between front free endpaper and title in second volume. Palermo: Francesco Cichè, 1723

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first edition of a collection of medieval chronicles and miscellaneous texts pertaining to Sicily, including the first appearance of the Chronicon Saracenico-Siculum in Arabic and Latin on the Muslim conquest of the island. Potthast, page 289-90.