Lot 78: HOMER. [WORKS], 1524, CONTEMPORARY VELLUM (1 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
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 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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
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