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Auction archive: Lot number 212

[Early Printing] Ege, Otto F. (editor

Estimate
US$1,200 - US$1,800
Price realised:
US$3,125
Auction archive: Lot number 212

[Early Printing] Ege, Otto F. (editor

Estimate
US$1,200 - US$1,800
Price realised:
US$3,125
Beschreibung:

[Early Printing] Ege, Otto F. (editor) Original Leaves from Famous Books: Eight Centuries 1240 A.D. - 1923 A.D. Cleveland, ca. 1950. First and only edition, #80/110 numbered sets. 27 mounted manuscript and letterpress leaves, each with a descriptive hinge-mounted letterpress label, enclosed in a folio-size portfolio of purple-brown cloth with black morocco cover label and silk ties. Contents: 1) Illuminated manuscript leaf on vellum with blue and rubricated initials: St. Jerome, Vulgate Bible, Dominican, France, ca. 1300. Some dampstaining. 2) Manuscript leaf: Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, Erfurt, Germany, ca. 1365. Some dust smudging. 3) Manuscript leaf on vellum: Livy, History of Rome, Italy, ca. 1436. 4) Illuminated manuscript leaf on vellum: Writings of St. Jerome, France, ca. 1475. 5) Letterpress leaf with gilt Illuminated and hand-colored initials: Bible in Latin, Venice: Nicolai Jenson, 1476. (Hain 3061). 6) Letterpress leaf with hand rubrication: Voragine, The Golden Legend, Venice: Antonio de Strata, 1480. 7) Letterpress leaf: Dante, Divine Comedy, Venice: Petrus de Piasio, 1491. 8) Letterpress leaf with woodcut illustration: Schedel, Nuremberg Chronicle, Nuremberg: Anton Koberger 1493. With woodcut view used to illustrate both Mainz and Naples. 9) Letterpress leaf in red and black: The Justinian Code, Paris: Thielman Kerver, 1512. With old ink shoulder annotations. 10) Letterpress leaf with historiated woodcut initial: Pliny, Natural History, edited by Erasmus, Basel: Johann Froben, 1525. 11) Letterpress leaf: Erasmus, Adages, Basel: Jerome Froben, 1528. 12) Letterpress leaf with decorated initial and woodcut illustration: Vesalius, Anatomy, Basel: Johannes Oporinus, 1555. 13) Letterpress leaf: Petrarch, Sonnets and Canzoni, Venice: Gabriel Giolito, 1559. 14) Letterpress leaf: Hippocrates, Writings, Venice: Lucantonio Giunta, 1585. 15) Letterpress leaf with hand-colored woodcuts: Gerard, History of Plants, London: John Norton 1597. 16) Letterpress leaf: Hakluyt, Voyages, London: Robert Barker 1598-1600. 17) Letterpress leaf: Chaucer, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer London: Adam Islip, 1602. 18) Letterpress leaf: Cervantes, Don Quixote, Madrid: Juan de la Cuesta, 1608, third Madrid edition. 19) Letterpress leaf: The Holy Bible, King James Version, London: Robert Barker 1611. 20) Letterpress leaf: Bacon, Francis, The Advancement of Learning, etc., London: John Haviland 1638. 21) Letterpress leaf: Shakespeare, Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, London: H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, 1685, Fourth Folio. 22) Letterpress leaf: Johnson, Samuel, Noetica and Ethica, Philadelphia: B. Franklin and D. Hall, 1752. 23) Letterpress leaf: Virgil, Poems, Birmingham: John Baskerville 1757. 24) Letterpress leaf: Montaigne, Essays, Cambridge [Mass.]: Designed by Bruce Rogers 1902-1904. 25) Letterpress leaf: Milton, Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and other Poems, London: Doves Press, 1905. 26) Letterpress leaf: Boccaccio, The Decameron, Chelsea: The Ashendene Press, 1920. 27) Letterpress leaf: Homer, Iliad and Odyssey, Munich: Bremer Press, 1923. All on paper unless otherwise indicated; contents of above portfolio and contents of the Annotated Chronological Index do not entirely agree. The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer.

Auction archive: Lot number 212
Auction:
Datum:
19 Jun 2019
Auction house:
Freeman's
Philadelphia
Beschreibung:

[Early Printing] Ege, Otto F. (editor) Original Leaves from Famous Books: Eight Centuries 1240 A.D. - 1923 A.D. Cleveland, ca. 1950. First and only edition, #80/110 numbered sets. 27 mounted manuscript and letterpress leaves, each with a descriptive hinge-mounted letterpress label, enclosed in a folio-size portfolio of purple-brown cloth with black morocco cover label and silk ties. Contents: 1) Illuminated manuscript leaf on vellum with blue and rubricated initials: St. Jerome, Vulgate Bible, Dominican, France, ca. 1300. Some dampstaining. 2) Manuscript leaf: Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, Erfurt, Germany, ca. 1365. Some dust smudging. 3) Manuscript leaf on vellum: Livy, History of Rome, Italy, ca. 1436. 4) Illuminated manuscript leaf on vellum: Writings of St. Jerome, France, ca. 1475. 5) Letterpress leaf with gilt Illuminated and hand-colored initials: Bible in Latin, Venice: Nicolai Jenson, 1476. (Hain 3061). 6) Letterpress leaf with hand rubrication: Voragine, The Golden Legend, Venice: Antonio de Strata, 1480. 7) Letterpress leaf: Dante, Divine Comedy, Venice: Petrus de Piasio, 1491. 8) Letterpress leaf with woodcut illustration: Schedel, Nuremberg Chronicle, Nuremberg: Anton Koberger 1493. With woodcut view used to illustrate both Mainz and Naples. 9) Letterpress leaf in red and black: The Justinian Code, Paris: Thielman Kerver, 1512. With old ink shoulder annotations. 10) Letterpress leaf with historiated woodcut initial: Pliny, Natural History, edited by Erasmus, Basel: Johann Froben, 1525. 11) Letterpress leaf: Erasmus, Adages, Basel: Jerome Froben, 1528. 12) Letterpress leaf with decorated initial and woodcut illustration: Vesalius, Anatomy, Basel: Johannes Oporinus, 1555. 13) Letterpress leaf: Petrarch, Sonnets and Canzoni, Venice: Gabriel Giolito, 1559. 14) Letterpress leaf: Hippocrates, Writings, Venice: Lucantonio Giunta, 1585. 15) Letterpress leaf with hand-colored woodcuts: Gerard, History of Plants, London: John Norton 1597. 16) Letterpress leaf: Hakluyt, Voyages, London: Robert Barker 1598-1600. 17) Letterpress leaf: Chaucer, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer London: Adam Islip, 1602. 18) Letterpress leaf: Cervantes, Don Quixote, Madrid: Juan de la Cuesta, 1608, third Madrid edition. 19) Letterpress leaf: The Holy Bible, King James Version, London: Robert Barker 1611. 20) Letterpress leaf: Bacon, Francis, The Advancement of Learning, etc., London: John Haviland 1638. 21) Letterpress leaf: Shakespeare, Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, London: H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, 1685, Fourth Folio. 22) Letterpress leaf: Johnson, Samuel, Noetica and Ethica, Philadelphia: B. Franklin and D. Hall, 1752. 23) Letterpress leaf: Virgil, Poems, Birmingham: John Baskerville 1757. 24) Letterpress leaf: Montaigne, Essays, Cambridge [Mass.]: Designed by Bruce Rogers 1902-1904. 25) Letterpress leaf: Milton, Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and other Poems, London: Doves Press, 1905. 26) Letterpress leaf: Boccaccio, The Decameron, Chelsea: The Ashendene Press, 1920. 27) Letterpress leaf: Homer, Iliad and Odyssey, Munich: Bremer Press, 1923. All on paper unless otherwise indicated; contents of above portfolio and contents of the Annotated Chronological Index do not entirely agree. The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer.

Auction archive: Lot number 212
Auction:
Datum:
19 Jun 2019
Auction house:
Freeman's
Philadelphia
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