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Cicero (Marcus Tullius) Tulli De officis amicitia & senectute. Paradoxa eiusdem, collation: [1-4], A-N8 O4 P-Z8 AA-GG8 HH II6, Roman type, title with woodcut of John the Baptist signed 'B.M.', 5 ff. marking new book or text with repeated woodcut composite historiated border with mermen bearing blank shield at foot, numerous woodcut vignettes in text, woodcut decorative initials, final f. blank, sig. I misbound after K, some marginal worming, mostly in sigs. E-H, occasionally just touching the odd letter of a printed side-note or of text, those ff. with historiated border trimmed at outer margin to just within border, some spotting and staining, lightly browned, antique style calf, spine in compartments and with red leather label, modern board slip-case, little worn, but holding firm, small folio (285 x 190mm.), [Venice], [Joannes Tacuinus, de Tridino], [20th February, 1506].

⁂ A rare copy at auction of this handsomely illustrated edition. Indeed, this copy seemingly the last to be offered (1980).

Literature: Essling 9; Sander 1966; EDIT 16 CNCE 12166.

Lot 2

Cicero (Marcus Tullius) Tulli De officis amicitia & senectute. Paradoxa eiusdem, [Venice], [Joannes Tacuinus, de Tridino], [20th February, 1506].

Hammer Price: £1,000

Description

Cicero (Marcus Tullius) Tulli De officis amicitia & senectute. Paradoxa eiusdem, collation: [1-4], A-N8 O4 P-Z8 AA-GG8 HH II6, Roman type, title with woodcut of John the Baptist signed 'B.M.', 5 ff. marking new book or text with repeated woodcut composite historiated border with mermen bearing blank shield at foot, numerous woodcut vignettes in text, woodcut decorative initials, final f. blank, sig. I misbound after K, some marginal worming, mostly in sigs. E-H, occasionally just touching the odd letter of a printed side-note or of text, those ff. with historiated border trimmed at outer margin to just within border, some spotting and staining, lightly browned, antique style calf, spine in compartments and with red leather label, modern board slip-case, little worn, but holding firm, small folio (285 x 190mm.), [Venice], [Joannes Tacuinus, de Tridino], [20th February, 1506].

⁂ A rare copy at auction of this handsomely illustrated edition. Indeed, this copy seemingly the last to be offered (1980).

Literature: Essling 9; Sander 1966; EDIT 16 CNCE 12166.

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