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Wednesday 25th January 2017: 1:00pm GMT

Lot 2

Gaza (Theodorus) Introductivæ grammatices libri quatuor, 1495.

 

Hammer Price: Unsold

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Gaza (Theodorus) Introductivæ grammatices libri quatuor, collation: a8 bβ-lλ8 a8 b10 AA-LΛ8 MM4, 198 ff., 31 lines, Greek and some Roman type, woodcut initials and head-pieces, contemporary ink marginalia in Greek, first f. supplied from another copy, a few marginal repairs, some mostly marginal water-staining, occasional light soiling and spotting, a few small stains, handsome contemporary blind-stamped calf-backed wooden boards, contemporary ink ms. title in Greek to lower cover, rubbed, folio (310 x 215mm.), [Venice], [Aldus Manutius], [25 December, 1495].

⁂ A very good copy with wide margins of the handsomely printed editio princeps of this Greek grammar. Gaza was from Thessalonica and taught in Constantinople before arriving in Italy in 1440, where he taught Greek in Ferrara and Rome. Later, he assisted Cardinal Bessarion in the writing of In calumniatorem Platonis.

Provenance: Pierre Bergé, Alde Manuce (1450-1515) Une Collection, November, 2004, lot 5.

Literature: BMC V, 553; Goff G-110; HC 7500; Sander 7236; Ahmanson-Murphy 5; Renouard, Alde, 4:2.

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Full Lot Details

⁂ Please note, the description of this lot has changed ⁂

Gaza (Theodorus) Introductivæ grammatices libri quatuor, collation: a8 bβ-lλ8 a8 b10 AA-LΛ8 MM4, 198 ff., 31 lines, Greek and some Roman type, woodcut initials and head-pieces, contemporary ink marginalia in Greek, first f. supplied from another copy, a few marginal repairs, some mostly marginal water-staining, occasional light soiling and spotting, a few small stains, handsome contemporary blind-stamped calf-backed wooden boards, contemporary ink ms. title in Greek to lower cover, rubbed, folio (310 x 215mm.), [Venice], [Aldus Manutius], [25 December, 1495].

⁂ A very good copy with wide margins of the handsomely printed editio princeps of this Greek grammar. Gaza was from Thessalonica and taught in Constantinople before arriving in Italy in 1440, where he taught Greek in Ferrara and Rome. Later, he assisted Cardinal Bessarion in the writing of In calumniatorem Platonis.

Provenance: Pierre Bergé, Alde Manuce (1450-1515) Une Collection, November, 2004, lot 5.

Literature: BMC V, 553; Goff G-110; HC 7500; Sander 7236; Ahmanson-Murphy 5; Renouard, Alde, 4:2.

Condition Report