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Auction archive: Lot number 327

DESCARTES, René. Principia philosophiae , Amsterdam: Ludwig

Auction 31.03.1995
31 Mar 1995
Estimate
£1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,600 - US$2,400
Price realised:
£1,800
ca. US$2,880
Auction archive: Lot number 327

DESCARTES, René. Principia philosophiae , Amsterdam: Ludwig

Auction 31.03.1995
31 Mar 1995
Estimate
£1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,600 - US$2,400
Price realised:
£1,800
ca. US$2,880
Beschreibung:

DESCARTES, René. Principia philosophiae , Amsterdam: Ludwig Elzevier, 1644, 4°, FIRST EDITION, vignette to title, with 20 full page woodcuts (without the blank b4), contemporary calf gilt (joints cracked but firmly holding, corners scuffed and restored) sprinkled edges. [Guibert, p. 118; Norman 622; Willems 1008] Provenance : contemporary ownership inscription to title; Ludwig Martin of Mauro 1766 (5 line inscription in Latin on verso of front free endpaper and 11 line description of the work in French on recto); JCL

Auction archive: Lot number 327
Auction:
Datum:
31 Mar 1995
Auction house:
Christie's
London, South Kensington
Beschreibung:

DESCARTES, René. Principia philosophiae , Amsterdam: Ludwig Elzevier, 1644, 4°, FIRST EDITION, vignette to title, with 20 full page woodcuts (without the blank b4), contemporary calf gilt (joints cracked but firmly holding, corners scuffed and restored) sprinkled edges. [Guibert, p. 118; Norman 622; Willems 1008] Provenance : contemporary ownership inscription to title; Ludwig Martin of Mauro 1766 (5 line inscription in Latin on verso of front free endpaper and 11 line description of the work in French on recto); JCL

Auction archive: Lot number 327
Auction:
Datum:
31 Mar 1995
Auction house:
Christie's
London, South Kensington
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