Oct 13, 2022 - Sale 2617

Sale 2617 - Lot 201

Price Realized: $ 11,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
Guevara, Antonio de (c. 1481-1545)
Libro Aureo de Marco Aurelio.

Antwerp: Joannes Grapheus, 1529.

Quarto, title page printed in red and black within a large woodcut border (cropped along fore-edge), final leaf with fine woodcut printer's device depicting Charity personified as a woman caring for three naked babes; bound in 17th century parchment binding with yapp edges, nicely preserved, signature b bound in the center of signature a, some light staining; 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.

Guevera's political maxims were very influential in England in the 16th century. This the fourth edition, following right on the heels of those published in southern Europe in 1527 and 1528. It is the first literary work to be published in the Spanish language in the Low Countries.

Palau 110082.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.