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Auction: Auction 26.03.2003
was auctioned on: 26 March 2003
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REUCHLIN, Johannes (1455-1522). Vocabularius breviloquus . - GUARINUS Veronensis (1374-1460). Ars diphthongandi . - JOHANNES DE LAPIDE (c.1428/31-1496). De arte punctandi . - De accentu . Lyons: Petrus Ungarus, 1482.

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Estimate: £1,800 - £2,500
ca. US$2,849 - US$3,958
Price realised:  £2,330
ca. US$3,688
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REUCHLIN, Johannes (1455-1522). Vocabularius breviloquus . - GUARINUS Veronensis (1374-1460). Ars diphthongandi . - JOHANNES DE LAPIDE (c.1428/31-1496). De arte punctandi . - De accentu . Lyons: Petrus Ungarus, 1482. Chancery 2° (264 x 179mm). Collation: \Kp\k 6 a-r 1 0 \\e 8 s 1 0 t 8 u v vv x 1 0 y 1 2 1-5 1 0 6-7 8 8 1 0 (\Kp\k1r blank, \Kp\k1v prologue and contents, \Kp\k2r Guarinus tract, \Kp\k3v Johannes de Lapide tracts, a1r Reuchlin text part I, 1/1r Reuchlin part II, 7/6v Reuchlin part III, 8/9v colophon, 8/10 blank). 329 (of 330, without final blank) leaves. 54 lines, double column. Type: 2:155G, 1:79G, occasional Greek. 4- to 15-line initial spaces, some with guide-letter. (Occasional spotting and dampstaining, wormtrack with loss of a little text in q-s.) 18th-century German white half leather, spine with blue paper over-lay, red edges (over-lay worn, gouge in rear board). Provenance : Zacharias Conradus von Uffenbach (1638-1734), scholar and bibliophile (early 18th-century bookplate engraved by J.U. Kraus depicting Uffenbach's library; Bibliothecae Uffenbachianae , Frankfurt: 1730, vol. II, p.31, no. LXIII) -- Vienna, Piarist College of 'Maria-Treu' (18th-century bookplate of Leopold Gruber, Piarist; inscription dated 1778). FIRST BOOK PRINTED BY PIERRE HONGRE, AND THE FIRST EDITION PRINTED IN FRANCE of Reuchlin's popular Latin lexicon. It reprints Amerbach's Basel editions. It is also THE FIRST USE OF GREEK TYPE IN FRANCE. Proctor cites the first use of Greek type in France as that used by Trechsel at Lyons in his edition of Badé's Silvae morales , 1492, decade after Hongre's Reuchlin edition. Greek type was first used at Paris in 1494 in the Cornucopiae of Perottus (Proctor, Printing of Greek , pp.140-141). The present copy was previously owned by Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach, whose travels to libraries and museums in search of books and manuscripts in Holland, France and England at the beginning of the 18th century are recorded in his published narrative Merkwürdige Reisen (1753-4). De arte punctandi is also attributed to Guillaume Fichet (cf. E. Beltran in Scriptorium , 39, 1985, pp.284-91). C 6289=2817; BMC VIII, 268 (IB. 41742); CIBN R-104; Benzing, Reuchlin , 6; Goff R-160.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 26.03.2003
Date of the auction: 26 Mar 2003
Address: Christie's
London, King Street