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Plutarch (c. AD 46-AD 120) Vitae Plutarchi Cheronei Novissime Post Jodocu[m] Badius Asce[n]sium.

Auction:
3269B
Lot:
188
Sold for:
$2,091$1,700

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

Description:

Plutarch (c. AD 46-AD 120) Vitae Plutarchi Cheronei Novissime Post Jodocu[m] Badius Asce[n]sium. Venice: Sessa & Ravani, 1516. Folio, first illustrated edition of Plutarch's Lives, printed with this series of seventy-eight woodcut text illustrations, title page printed in red and black with Sessa's large woodcut cat-and-mouse printer's device, printed in roman type in a single column throughout, bound in full modern blind-tooled calf, likely done by Fred Shihadeh, expert paper repairs to title, significant neat contemporary marginalia in the chapter on Hannibal, to a lesser degree in the sections on Pompeii, Demosthenes, and Cato, and scattered elsewhere, 12 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.

[dagger]-2[dagger] 8, 3[dagger] 10, A-Z8, AA-YY8 (YY8 final blank & present).
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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