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Aquinas, Thomas (1225-1274) Quaestiones Dispvtatae

Auction:
2637M
Lot:
5
Sold for:
$650$650

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Auction:
Discovery - 2637M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
February 14, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Aquinas, Thomas (1225-1274) Quaestiones Dispvtatae. Lyons: Rouillium, 1569.
Folio, large printer's device on title page, text printed in two columns throughout, bound in full contemporary blind tooled calfskin over wooden boards, with rolled knotwork tools featuring fleur-de-lis and a crowned dragon, tools in innermost compartment tooled in a tarnished silver leaf, contemporary ink inscriptions on leaf edges at head, foot, and fore edge, old paper labels on the spine, headcap bumped, with partial loss of endband, lacking clasps and catches, structurally and functionally intact, no loss of leather along the joints, surface abrasions and scratches to boards; contents toned and spotted, title page with contained internal tear not affecting text.
Together with: John Chrysostom (c. 347-407) Operum, Paris: Hugo and Heirs of Porta, 1543; volume three only, printer's woodcut device on title, text printed in two columns throughout, criblé initials; old ownership inscription rubbed out at the foot of the title, old rubber stamp, lacking the ffep, first twenty leaves with water stain along top blank margin; bound in full tanned sheepskin, decorated in blind with roll tools, and tarnished silver tooling in innermost compartment, lacking clasps and catches, functionally intact but moderately heavily abraded with intermittent loss to leather, and damage to head and end caps. (2)
Estimate $200-300


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rolled knotwork tools, John Chrysostom, woodcut device, Paris, roll tools, Book design, Book publishing, Bookbinding, Graphic design, Paper art, Print production, Printing, Publishing, Visual arts

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