07-23-2019 07-23-2019
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July 23, 2019 11:00 AMCalender

Mazzolini da Prierio, Silvestro (1457-1527) Summa Summarum, quae Sylvestrina Dicitur.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3269B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 23, 2019 11:00AM


Mazzolini da Prierio, Silvestro (1457-1527) Summa Summarum, quae Sylvestrina Dicitur. Strasbourg: Joannes Brieningerm 1518. Folio, title page printed in red and black within an elaborate woodcut device wherein cherubs climb and two blindfolded men without legs practice jousting, first leaf of text accented by a large woodcut of the Pope and a large crible initial, all within a four-piece woodcut border, decorative figural and crible initials used throughout, illustrated with four text woodcuts, printed densely in gothic letter in two columns throughout; extensive contemporary marginalia with two blanks added at the time of binding for notes, one still blank, the other inscribed over one page; bound in the original blind-stamped dark calf binding over boards, formerly chained, lacking clasps, edges stained red at a later date, a large copy with its original page size, never trimmed, retaining many deckle edges and the contemporary marginal notes, later endpapers and spine label, damage from old hardware to last four leaves, ex library, with bookplate inside front board, 12 1/4 x 8 in.

A-Z6, AA-ZZ6, a-z6, aa-ll6, mm8.
Estimate $700-900

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