China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016, 13:00 GMT
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 88: MAFFEI, GIOVANNI PIETRO. HISTORIARUM INDICARUM LIBRI XVI. 1588(34 views)
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Description: FIRST EDITION, folio (315 x 208mm.), woodcut device on title, woodcut historiated initials and decorations, old vellum with brown lettering to spine, light spotting, some leaves browned
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Small repair to corner of title-page and following leaf, scattered pen notes, damp stains to K3-K5, tear to 2A6
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Provenance: Gift to an unknown recipient by Callisto Marini, Cardinal Archivist of the Vatican Secret Archives (1782-1822), inscription on free front endpaper, dated 10 June 1808; bought at the sale of the bookseller Luigi Sacondi (?) by Canonico Catervo Serrani of Tolentino, Rome, 7 January 1864
Literature: Löwendahl 24; Sabin 43769; Western Travellers in China 11
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