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    Sale 2330 | Lot 289
    Price Realized: $8,750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2330 Lot 289

      LYCOSTHENES, CONRAD. Prodigiorum ac ostentorum chronicon. Over 1000 woodcut text illustrations (with many repeats), including double-page depiction of marine monsters. [12], 670, [2] pages, including final errata/colophon leaf. Folio, 288x195 mm, contemporary limp vellum, recased, endpapers renewed; contents browned, conspicuous worming in upper margins not affecting text or illustrations, inscription in blank portion of title heavily abraded with resulting small hole. Basel: Henricus Petri, (1557)

      Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

      first edition in latin of a profusely illustrated universal chronicle of monsters, curiosities of nature, and portents, the most extensive 16th-century work of its kind, also published the same year in German. Garrison-Morton 534.50; Thorndike VI, 489.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $8,750