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PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Gaius (23-79) Historia Naturalis, edited b...

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PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Gaius (23-79). Historia Naturalis , edited by Philippus Beroaldus. Venice: Marinus Saracenus, 14 May 1487.
PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Gaius (23-79). Historia Naturalis , edited by Philippus Beroaldus. Venice: Marinus Saracenus, 14 May 1487. An early edition of Pliny with two contemporary illuminated opening initials and rubrication. Goff P-795. Chancery folio (310 x 212mm). Initial spaces with guide-letters, spaces left for Greek, two large contemporary illuminated opening initials in pink, green, blue and gold from Northern Italy at beginning of first and second book, rubricated in red and sometimes red and black, with first and final blanks. Contemporary German blindtooled calf over wooden boards, metal clasps, later A.M. initials and stork on spine (rebacked and repaired); Italian export seal issued by the Biblioteca Nazionale in Rome. Provenance : some early annotations — Rappaport, Rome (bookseller’s ticket) — Count Alessandro Magnaguti, Mantua (1887-1966; initials on binding and bookplate). The printer Marinus Saracenus first appeared as a collaborator of Foxius in 1485. Early in 1486 he produced alone a Monte Rocherii and then started working on four works published in 1487. HC(Add) *13096; BMC V 413; BSB-Ink P-606; Klebs 786.10; Goff P-795.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Valuable Books and Manuscripts
Auktionsdatum: 01.12.2016
Adresse: Christie's
London