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Ovidius Naso, Publius Metamorphoseos.

Auction:
2687B
Lot:
230
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$5,400$4,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2687B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 17, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

Ovidius Naso, Publius Metamorphoseos. Vicenza: Hermannus Liechtenstein, 12 August 1480.
Folio, [ ]6, A10, B-U8, 168 leaves, including the first and last blanks, volume two only of a two-part edition of Ovid's Works printed by Liechtenstein; the first part was printed in May 1480; this part contains the complete text of the Metamorphoses; edited by Barnabas Celsanus; printed in Roman letter, single column throughout, initial spaces left empty, contemporary crest drawn in ink on first leaf and last, library stamp of Gustavo Galletti on title, bound in full 18th century calfskin, worming to exterior of spine, tail cap slightly darkened and dry, occasional foxing to the text, large margins, 11 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.
HC 12141; Pr 7157; BMC 7:1037 (IB.31816); Polain 2953(2); IGI 7047; Goff 0-131; Sack 2634.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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Keywords

Liechtenstein, Barnabas Celsanus, Gustavo Galletti

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