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Fine Books, Western Manuscripts & Works on Paper

Wednesday 25th January 2017: 1:00pm GMT

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Poetae Christiani Veteres. 3 vol., [Vol. 1, Prudentius and others], some early ink marginalia, 2k6 blank, small worm traces / holes to margins of last few sigs., a few minor repairs to margins of last few ff., a few stains, occasional spotting, new endpapers, contemporary blind-stamped calf, metal clasps with new thongs, rebacked, preserving great part of original backstrip, corners repaired, [Venice], [Aldus Manutius], [January, 1501]; [Vol. 2, Sedulius and others] [*]8 verso small woodcut printer's device, lacking final blank, title lightly soiled, some water-staining, mostly marginal, later limp vellum, spine repaired, a few stains, [Venice], [Aldus Manutius], [January, 1501]; [Vol.3, Saint Gregory], Latin and Greek text interleaved, large woodcut printer's device to verso of 2O4, some spotting or foxing, marginal water-staining at foot towards end, new endpapers, bookplate of Aldine collection of Stelio Valentini, later limp vellum, stained, [Venice], [Aldus Manutius], [June, 1504], all vol. text in Latin & Greek, initial spaces with guide-letters, [Adams P1685 & G1142; Ahmanson-Murphy 38 & 84; Renouard, Alde, 24:1 & 46:4; EDIT 16 CNCE 36115], small 4to

⁂ 'Collection infinement rare et préciuese' (Renouard). Vol. 2 contains the first appearance in print of the Aldine anchor and dolphin device.

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Poetae Christiani Veteres. 3 vol., [Vol. 1, Prudentius and others], some early ink marginalia, 2k6 blank, small worm traces / holes to margins of last few sigs., a few minor repairs to margins of last few ff., a few stains, occasional spotting, new endpapers, contemporary blind-stamped calf, metal clasps with new thongs, rebacked, preserving great part of original backstrip, corners repaired, [Venice], [Aldus Manutius], [January, 1501]; [Vol. 2, Sedulius and others] [*]8 verso small woodcut printer's device, lacking final blank, title lightly soiled, some water-staining, mostly marginal, later limp vellum, spine repaired, a few stains, [Venice], [Aldus Manutius], [January, 1501]; [Vol.3, Saint Gregory], Latin and Greek text interleaved, large woodcut printer's device to verso of 2O4, some spotting or foxing, marginal water-staining at foot towards end, new endpapers, bookplate of Aldine collection of Stelio Valentini, later limp vellum, stained, [Venice], [Aldus Manutius], [June, 1504], all vol. text in Latin & Greek, initial spaces with guide-letters, [Adams P1685 & G1142; Ahmanson-Murphy 38 & 84; Renouard, Alde, 24:1 & 46:4; EDIT 16 CNCE 36115], small 4to

⁂ 'Collection infinement rare et préciuese' (Renouard). Vol. 2 contains the first appearance in print of the Aldine anchor and dolphin device.