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Hesiod (fl. circa 750-650 BC) Opera Omnia Latinis Versibus Expressa atque Illustrata a Bernardo Zamagna Ragusino.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
273
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Hesiod (fl. circa 750-650 BC) Opera Omnia Latinis Versibus Expressa atque Illustrata a Bernardo Zamagna Ragusino. Parma: Ex Regio Parmensi Typographio [Bodoni], 1785.
Large quarto, with half-titles, portrait of Hesiod on title, text in Greek and Latin, bound in a full contemporary red morocco signed binding by Paris binder Bradel, with his engraved ticket pasted on ffep, inner gilt dentelles around all four sides of the board, leather inner joints, watered sky blue silk pastedowns and free endleaves, a.e.g., with double silk endbands and silk ribbon bookmark, boards decorated in a simple linear compartment with gouges, oval floral tools in spine compartments, title directly on spine, and "Bodoni" at the foot, slight cracking at top of front joint only, the binding otherwise entire and unrepaired; presumable blank not present between the end of the Latin section and the divisional title to the Greek section, see collation, 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

16, xxxv, [ ]2 (half-title and div. title), a-z4, aa-hh4, [ ]1 (div. title), a-f4, g3 (g1 ?blank removed before div. title to Greek?), h-o4.


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Regio Parmensi Typographio, Paris, oval floral tools

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