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Seneca (Lucius Annaeus) Tragoedia, collation: a-z8, &8, A-D8, woodcut decorative initials, initial spaces with guide-letters, D8 blank, a2r (opening of preface) richly decorated with initial in gilt and blue and an unidentified coat of arms at foot incorporating 2 red lions or leopards separated by a red oblique on a gilt ground, all within an ornate floral border in blue, red, green and gilt, [Florence], [Filippo Giunta], [July, 1513] bound with Euripides. Hecuba et Iphigenia in Aulide Euripidis tragoediae in Latinum tralatae [sic] Erasmo Roterodamo interprete..., collation: [1-4]8, a-i8, initial spaces with guide-letters, woodcut printer's device to verso of final f., [Florence], [Heirs of Filippo Giunta], [December, 1518], together 2 works in 1 vol., some staining and foxing, contemporary blind-stamped panelled calf, lacking ties, new head-caps, rubbed and scuffed, 8vo (165 x 101mm.)

⁂ Two scarce Juntine editions of the classics, the second of which with Latin translations by Erasmus.

Literature: I: Camerini Annali, 42; Pettas 53; EDIT 16 CNCE 28726 II: Adams E1047; Camerini Annali, 111; Pettas 122; EDIT 16 CNCE 18375.

Lot 10

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus) Tragoedia, [Florence], [Hiers of Filippo Giunta], 1513 bound with Euripides. Hecuba et Iphigenia in Aulide Euripidis tragoediae in Latinum tralatae [sic] Erasmo Roterodamo interprete, 1518  

Estimate: £5,000 - 7,000

Description

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus) Tragoedia, collation: a-z8, &8, A-D8, woodcut decorative initials, initial spaces with guide-letters, D8 blank, a2r (opening of preface) richly decorated with initial in gilt and blue and an unidentified coat of arms at foot incorporating 2 red lions or leopards separated by a red oblique on a gilt ground, all within an ornate floral border in blue, red, green and gilt, [Florence], [Filippo Giunta], [July, 1513] bound with Euripides. Hecuba et Iphigenia in Aulide Euripidis tragoediae in Latinum tralatae [sic] Erasmo Roterodamo interprete..., collation: [1-4]8, a-i8, initial spaces with guide-letters, woodcut printer's device to verso of final f., [Florence], [Heirs of Filippo Giunta], [December, 1518], together 2 works in 1 vol., some staining and foxing, contemporary blind-stamped panelled calf, lacking ties, new head-caps, rubbed and scuffed, 8vo (165 x 101mm.)

⁂ Two scarce Juntine editions of the classics, the second of which with Latin translations by Erasmus.

Literature: I: Camerini Annali, 42; Pettas 53; EDIT 16 CNCE 28726 II: Adams E1047; Camerini Annali, 111; Pettas 122; EDIT 16 CNCE 18375.

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