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Hymni, Epigrammata et Fragmenta - finely bound, with the arms of Louis XIV

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500
Price realised:  n. a.
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Title: Hymni, Epigrammata et Fragmenta - finely bound, with the arms of Louis XIV Author: Callimachus Place: Paris Publisher: Sebastianus Mabre-Cramoisy Date: 1675 Description: [20], 262, [58] pp. (4to) 22.8x16.5 cm. (9x6½") period full red morocco, central gilt arms of Louis XIV and fleur-de-lys devices at corners, spine in six compartments with gilt title and fleur-de-lys devices, gilt-topped raised bands, gilt-rolled board edges, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Scarce edition of the Greek poet and scholar Callimachus. A gorgeous binding with the arms of the Sun King, Louis XIV. With the bookplate of Lord Rosebery on front free endpaper, another armorial bookplate, with the initials D.C.M. and legend "Advance With Courage", on front pastedown. Only the third copy to appear at auction in at least the last 30 years. This copy last offered at Sotheby's in 1957, sale of The Property of the Bishop's Court Estate The Property of Capt. the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Roden, R.N. Lot Amendments Condition: Light wear to extremities, beginnings of crack to rear joint at head, some foxing and browning; very good. Item number: 227403

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 483: Fine Literature with Books in All Fields
Date of the auction: 5 Jul 2012
Address: PBA Galleries
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