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    Sale 2379 | Lot 9
    Price Realized: $1,250With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2379 Lot 9

      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)

      Estimate $400 - 600

      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.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,250