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Lot 78: HOMER. [WORKS], 1524, CONTEMPORARY VELLUM (1 VOL.)

The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI

by Sotheby's

20 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 2 volumes in one, 8vo (160 x 99mm.), text in Greek, woodcut Aldine device on both title-pages and on both final versos, contemporary limp vellum, manuscript fragments in binding, modern brown buckram folding box, early manuscript notes on front endleaves and throughout (many in a fine humanist hand), a few deckle edges, some light staining, a few small marginal wormholes, small section excised from fore-edge of c5 with loss of manuscript note, foot of z3 excised, binding slightly soiled and torn, lacking four pairs of ties

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Provenance: "Pompei Callocreni et amicorum studiosorum", early inscription on title-page

Literature: Cataldi Palau 92; Censimento 16 CNCE 22952; Renouard 98/1; Texas 206-207; UCLA 226

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