Auction 03.04.1996

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 03.04.1996

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STATUTES OF VOGOGNA. Liber statutorum comunis vogoniae et ordinacionum anno...

STATUTES OF VOGOGNA. Liber statutorum comunis vogoniae et ordinacionum anno domini millesimo trecentesimo septuagesimo quarto . MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [Northwestern Italy, Vogogna, 1374]. 203 x 152mm, 20 leaves, COMPLETE, collation: 1 12 (1/12 cancelled) 2 8+1 (2/2 added), 25/28 lines, ruled in red

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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GENOA, GUILD OF METALWORKERS. Statuti della Corporazione dei fabbri di...

GENOA, GUILD OF METALWORKERS. Statuti della Corporazione dei fabbri di Genova , in Italian and Latin. MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [Genoa, ca.1440 to 1539]. 235 x 167mm, 42 leaves, COMPLETE, collation: 1 1 2-4 1 0 5 6 6 6 (last blank leaf cancelled), main portion written in brown ink in a gothic bookhand

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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ARIOSTI, Alexander de (d.1484?). Tractatus contractuum editus a fratre...

ARIOSTI, Alexander de (d.1484?). Tractatus contractuum editus a fratre Alexandro de ariostis de feraria ordis minorum . MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [Italy, Bologna?, third quarter of the 15th century]. 138 x 96mm, 100 leaves, including the final blank, COMPLETE, collation: 1-10 1 0 , 33 lines

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106-43 B.C.). De Senectute , De Amicitia...

CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106-43 B.C.). De Senectute , De Amicitia , Paradoxica Stoicorum , and two other texts in Latin. ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [North-East Italy, possibly Ferrara, third quarter of the 15th century]. 204 x 135mm, 60 leaves and two original flyleaves (torn), COMPLETE

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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PETRARCA, Francesco (1304-74). Trionfi , in Italian verse, ILLUMINATED...

PETRARCA, Francesco (1304-74). Trionfi , in Italian verse, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [Florence, ca.1450]. 200 x 130mm, 53 leaves and medieval flyleaf. COMPLETE, collation: 1-5 1 0 6 4 (final blank leaf cancelled), numerical and alphabetical quire signatures, 21 lines, ruled in blind

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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SENECA, Lucius Annaeus. Epistolae . ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM...

SENECA, Lucius Annaeus. Epistolae . ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [Milan, ca.1440]. 228 x 164mm, 228 leaves (including final 4 blank leaves), COMPLETE, collation: 1-19 12 , 29/30 lines, ruled in blind, justification mostly 153 x 94mm, written by two scribes in brown ink, in a cursive humanist

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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TERENTIUS AFER, Publius (185-159 B.C.). Comoediae . In Latin, ILLUMINATED...

TERENTIUS AFER, Publius (185-159 B.C.). Comoediae . In Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [Florence?, second quarter of the 15th century]. 244 x 159mmm, 117 leaves, COMPLETE, collation: 1 8 (first blank 1/1 cancelled) 2-3 8 4 8 (blank 4/8 cancelled) 5-14 8 15 8 (final blank 15/8 cancelled

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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VERONA - GIOVANNI FAELLA, count of Sona. Instrumenta Feudorum Castri Sonae...

VERONA - GIOVANNI FAELLA, count of Sona. Instrumenta Feudorum Castri Sonae . In Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [Verona, ca.1505] 302 x 188mm, 26 leaves (including 2 preliminary leaves at beginning) and one original fly-leaf, COMPLETE, collation: 1 2 2-3 1 0 4 4 (last three blank but

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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BENEDICT XIII (Pope, 1724-30). Diploma of appointment of Giovanni Antonio...

BENEDICT XIII (Pope, 1724-30). Diploma of appointment of Giovanni Antonio Gambinio as Protonotary Apostolic. ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. Rome: 15 August 1726. 237 x 175mm, 12 leaves (last blank) plus preliminary leaf on paper, folios 2 and 3 pasted together, written in a very fine book script

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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AGOSTINI, Leonardo. Le Gemme Antiche figurate. Rome: the author and Giacomo...

AGOSTINI, Leonardo. Le Gemme Antiche figurate. Rome: the author and Giacomo Dragondelli (vol.I), Michele Hercole (vol.II), 1657-1669. 2 volumes, 4° (230 x 167mm). Etched title to vol.I, portrait of the author and 265 plates, all by Giovanni Battista Galestruzzi. (Some browning and spotting

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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ADELPHUS, Johannes Mülich (d.1522). Die Türckisch Chronica von irem...

ADELPHUS, Johannes Mülich (d.1522). Die Türckisch Chronica von irem ursprung anefang und regiment biss uff dise zeit sampt yren kriegen und streyten mit den christen begangen erbämlich zu lesen . Strassburg: Martin Flach, Mccccviii [i.e. 1508]. 2° (300 x 205mm). 24 half-page woodcuts, printer's

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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AESCHYLUS. Tragoedie sex , in Greek. Edited by Franciscus Asulanus. Venice...

AESCHYLUS. Tragoedie sex , in Greek. Edited by Franciscus Asulanus. Venice: In aedibus Aldi et Andreae Soceri, February, 1518. 8° (168 x 97mm). Collation: a-n 8 o 1 0 . In Greek, Aldine device on title and at end. Blind-tooled antique-style blue morocco. EDITIO PRINCEPS of the Greek text, with a

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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AGRICOLA, Georgius (1494-1555). De re metallica Libri XII. Basel: H.Froben...

AGRICOLA, Georgius (1494-1555). De re metallica Libri XII. Basel: H.Froben and N.Bischof, March 1556. 2° (307 x 205mm). With blank α6. Froben's woodcut device on title and final page, decorative initials, 2 folding plates and about 270 woodcut illustrations, most by Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch after

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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AGRICOLA, Georgius (1494-1555). De ortu & causis subterraneorum. -De natura...

AGRICOLA, Georgius (1494-1555). De ortu & causis subterraneorum. -De natura eorum quae effluunt ex terra. -De natura fossilium. -De veteribus & novis metallis. -Bermannus sive de re metallica dialogus. -Omnia ab ipso authore, cum haud poenitenda accessione recens recognita . Basel: Hieronymus Froben

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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ALBERTI, Leon Battista (1404-72). Opera . Edited by Girolamo Massaini...

ALBERTI, Leon Battista (1404-72). Opera . Edited by Girolamo Massaini. [Florence: Bartolommeo di Libri, ca. 1499]. Chancery 4° (211 x 142mm). Collation: a-f 8 g 4 (a1r title, a1v editor's dedication to Roberto Puccio, a4v text, g4v laudatory verses on the author by Antonius Sabinus Imolensis). 52

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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ALBERTI, Leon Battista (1404-1472). La Pittura ... tradotta per M. Lodovico...

ALBERTI, Leon Battista (1404-1472). La Pittura ... tradotta per M. Lodovico Domenichi . Venice: Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1547. 8° (157 x 99mm). Woodcut device on title and last page, 3 woodcut initials. (Some leaves slightly browned.) 19th-century morocco by Quinet, gilt cornerpieces on covers

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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AMBROSIUS, Saint (ca.340-397). Epistolae . - De vocatione . - De...

AMBROSIUS, Saint (ca.340-397). Epistolae . - De vocatione . - De aedificatione Mediolani . - De Isaac & anima . - De Fuga saeculi . Edited by Stephanus Dulcinus. Milan: Antonius Zarotus, 1 February 1491. Chancery 2° (297 x 208mm). Collation: π 2 a-q 8 r 4 s 8 t 6 u-x 8 y 6 z 4 & 8 \\j 6 \\a 4 (π1

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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ANDROUET DU CERCEAU, Jacques (1510-1584). Livre d'Architecture... Contenant...

ANDROUET DU CERCEAU, Jacques (1510-1584). Livre d'Architecture... Contenant les Plans & Dessaigns de cinquante Bastimens tous differens. Paris: Benoist Prevost, 1559. 69 engraved plates (plates XIII, XXII, XXIII, XXVIII, XXXIV, XXXIX and XL in the earlier state without integral plate numbers). (The

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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ANGELUS CARLETUS DE CLAVASIO (1411-95). Summa angelica de casibus...

ANGELUS CARLETUS DE CLAVASIO (1411-95). Summa angelica de casibus conscientiae . Additions by Hieronymus Tornieli (fl. 15th century). Venice: Georgius Arrivabenus, 22 October 1487. Median 4° (234 x 172mm). Collation: π 6 a-z 8 \\i \\j \\g 8 A-R 8 S 1 0 T 1 0 (π1 blank, π2r Tornieli's letter to the

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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ANSALDI, Ansaldo. Decisiones Sacrae Rotae... dedicatae... Clementi XI...

ANSALDI, Ansaldo. Decisiones Sacrae Rotae... dedicatae... Clementi XI... Pont.Max. Index by A.Lupardi. Rome: Typis Rev. Camerae Apostolicae, 1711. 2° (350 x 225mm). Title in red and black. CONTEMPORARY ROMAN RED MOROCCO GILT BOUND FOR POPE CLEMENT XI, covers with his arms within an octagonal panel

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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APOLLONIUS RHODIUS (ca.295-ca.215 B.C.). Argonautica , in Greek. With the...

APOLLONIUS RHODIUS (ca.295-ca.215 B.C.). Argonautica , in Greek. With the scholia of Lucillus of Tarrha, Sophokleios and Theon of Alexandria (1st century A.D.). Edited by Janus Lascaris (1445-1535). Florence: [Laurentius Francisci de Alopa], 1496. Median 4° (221 x 163mm). Collation: α-φ 8 χ 4 (α1r

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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ARETINO, Pietro (1492-1556). Talanta comedia. Venice: Francesco Marcolini...

ARETINO, Pietro (1492-1556). Talanta comedia. Venice: Francesco Marcolini, March 1542. 8° (150 x 102mm). Collation: A-K 8 L 4 . Woodcut printer's device on title, full-page woodcut portrait of Aretino on verso of final leaf. (Small repaired marginal tears in title and A2, paperfault in outer margin

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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ARGENTO, Gaetano (1661-1730)]. De re beneficiaria dissertationes tres ubi...

ARGENTO, Gaetano (1661-1730)]. De re beneficiaria dissertationes tres ubi Carolo III. Austrii Hisp. regis ... edictum quo fructum capionem in sacerdotiis externorum & vagantium clericorum jubet, tum summo, tum optimo iure, recte, atque ordine factum, demonstratur . [Naples]: "1708" [1709]. Small 4°

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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ARIOSTO, Lodovico (1474-1533). Orlando Furioso . Edited by Girolamo...

ARIOSTO, Lodovico (1474-1533). Orlando Furioso . Edited by Girolamo Ruscelli, commentary by Alberto Lavezuola. Venice: Francesco de Franceschi, 1584. 2 parts in one volume, large 8° (252 x 177mm), engraved titles within architectural border, 46 full-page engravings by Girolamo Porro (plate 34

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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ARISTIDES, Aelius (2nd century). Orationes Aristidis, in Greek and Latin...

ARISTIDES, Aelius (2nd century). Orationes Aristidis, in Greek and Latin. Florence: Filippo Giunta, 20 May 1517. 2° (310 x 206mm). In Greek and Latin. Woodcut publisher's device on verso of final leaf. (Wormtrack in blank margin of final quire, title slightly soiled and with tip of one corner worn

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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ARISTOPHANES (ca. 450 - ca. 385 B.C.). Comoediae Novem , in Greek. With the...

ARISTOPHANES (ca. 450 - ca. 385 B.C.). Comoediae Novem , in Greek. With the Scholia. Edited by Markos Mousouros. Venice: Aldus Manutius, 15th July 1498. Super-chancery 2° (308 x 210mm). Collation: [1] 8 (1r title in Greek and Latin: Aristophanis Comoediae Novem. Plutus. Nebulae Ranae Equites

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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ARISTOTELES (384-322 B.C.). Opera , in Greek. With works by Galen (129-199...

ARISTOTELES (384-322 B.C.). Opera , in Greek. With works by Galen (129-199? A.D.), Theophrastus (ca.370-ca.287 B.C.), Philo Judaeus (ca.30 B.C.-45 A.D.), Alexander Aphrodisiensis (fl. early 3rd century), and other authors. Edited by Aldus, Thomas Linacre, Justin Decadyos, Gabriel Bracius, Niccolò

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius (Saint, 354-430). De civitate Dei . Venice: Nicolaus...

AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius (Saint, 354-430). De civitate Dei . Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 2 October 1475. Chancery 2° (280 x 190mm). Collation: [1-2 8 3-31 1 0 ] (1/1 blank, 1/2r table of rubrics, 2/8 blank, 3/1r text, 31/9-10 blank). 304 (of 306, without final two blank) leaves. 46 lines and headlines

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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BALDACCHINI, Filippo. Stanze] Ad ... Silviu[m] Passerium Corytanu[m...

BALDACCHINI, Filippo. Stanze] Ad ... Silviu[m] Passerium Corytanu[m] pontificalem secretariu[m] . Perugia: Cosmus Blanchinus, 1514. Small 4° (209 x 141mm). Large woodcut arms of Leo X on last page, one woodcut initial. 19th-century floral boards (spine a little worn). Provenance : Giacomo Manzoni

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 3 Apr 1996

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BARLETIUS, Marinus (1450-1526)]. Historia de vita & gestis Scanderbegi...

BARLETIUS, Marinus (1450-1526)]. Historia de vita & gestis Scanderbegi. Rome: Bernardo Vitali, [ca. 1520]. 2° (300 x 210mm). Roman letter. Title in red and black with woodcut border of scenes from Roman history, full-page portrait of Scanderbeg on AA4v, some woodcut initials. (Lacking final blank

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 3 Apr 1996