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Tertullian (c. 155-c. 240 AD) ed. Beatus Rhenanus (1485-1547) Opera , Editio Princeps.

Auction:
3269B
Lot:
212
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3269B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 23, 2019 11:00AM

Description:

Tertullian (c. 155-c. 240 AD) ed. Beatus Rhenanus (1485-1547) Opera, Editio Princeps. Basel: Froben, July 1521. First edition, folio, title page printed within elaborate woodcut compartment of Lucian's Vitae Aulicae, titled Imago Vitae Aulicae by Ambrosius Holbein (c. 1494-c. 1519) and used by Froben for the first time in his 1518 edition of Erasmus's Historiae Augustae Scriptores; dedication page printed within an elaborate woodcut compartment depicting the myth of Tantalus and Pelops by Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98-1543); another border by Jacques Faber after Hans Holbein; printed with historiated initials throughout, in elegant roman letter, single column; bound in full alum-tawed pigskin blind-tooled with papal arms, catches and clasps present, edges stained blue, early oval ownership stamp depicting Saint George slaying the dragon and dated 1681 pasted in blank margin at foot of title; additional ownership stamp of the Ochsenhausen Abbey; some worming, lesser at the beginning, more extensive at the end, with some paper repairs and a few scattered contemporary notes, 12 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.

a6, b6, a-z6, A-Z6, Aa-Dd6, Ee8, Ff-Ii6, Kk10.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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