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Auction: Fine Books and Works on Paper
was auctioned on: 22 September 2016
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Il Petrarca [Sonetti e Canzoni], Doheny copy in Capé binding, 1533.

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$5,262 - US$7,894
Price realised:  n. a.
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Petrarca (Francesco) Il Petrarca [Sonetti e Canzoni], edited by Paulus Manutius, Roman and primarily italic type, woodcut printer's device to title and verso of final f., initial spaces with guide-letter, z8, B5, C5 blank, title lightly browned, occasional spotting or finger-marking, a few small stains, brown crushed morocco, gilt, by Charles-François Capé and finished by Marius Michel Père, in the style of a mid-sixteenth century Parisian binding, covers with a wide border and handsome strap-work decoration made up of inlaid black morocco and gilt, spine in compartments, the second lettered and the others with a ?floral motif of inlaid black morocco and gilt, inner gilt dentelles, g.e., housed in a cloth chemise within a blue crushed morocco solander box, gilt, rubbed, [Adams P802; Ahmanson-Murphy 261; Renouard, Alde, 108:5; EDIT 16 27211], 8vo, [Venice], [Heirs of Aldus & Andrea Torresani, i.e. Paulus Manutius], [June, 1533]. ⁂ The Edwin B,. Holden-Estelle Doheny copy with a sumptuous binding by Capé. This is one of the first works to be printed by Paulus Manutius after a hiatus in printing following the death of Andrea Torresani in 1529. The work is dedicated by Manutius to the humanist scholar and bibliophile Giovanni Bonifacio, Duke of Oria.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Forum Auctions
Title: Fine Books and Works on Paper
Date of the auction: 22 Sep 2016
Address: Forum Auctions
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SW8 4LP London
United Kingdom
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