CICERO (MARCUS TULLIUS) [Orationes Philippicae]
Lot 8
CICERO (MARCUS TULLIUS) [Orationes Philippicae]
Sold for £3,600 (US$ 5,645) inc. premium

Lot Details
CICERO (MARCUS TULLIUS)
[Orationes Philippicae], 78 leaves, 60 lines of commentary surrounding text, woodcut roman letter, initials on a black ground, woodcut device at end (printer's earliest device, showing an oak tree growing from a shield, with rabbits and birds in corners), [Hain 5139; BMC V, 528; Goff C-557], [colophon:] Venice, Joannes Tacuinus de Tridino, 22 March 1494]; De legibus [with other works], 140 leaves, 44 lines, roman letter, large capital spaces with guide letters, b6 with repair affecting 5 lines of text (no loss), short knife-slit in lower margin of c3-d1 [Hain 5340; BMC V, 469; Goff C-570], [colophon:] Venice, Christophorus de Pensis [and Philippus Pincius?], 18 March 1494; FRONTINUS (SEXTUS JULIUS) De re militari [with other works by Vegetius, Aelianus etc., edited by Beroaldus], 97 leaves (of 98, lacking final leaf with register), 37 lines, capital spaces with guide letters, colophons with printer's orb and cross device at end of first and last work, third work (Aelianus) with typographical diagrams of battle formations, single wormhole throughout second half, extending to several holes in the last 17 leaves and larger hole in last leaf affecting 2 words [BMC VI, 828; Goff S-345], [colophon:] Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 1495-1496, 3 works in one vol., some soiling and dampstaining, mostly in margins, many leaves with early ink marginalia in Latin, eighteenth century diced russia, covers with corner-pieces incorporating dolphins and coronets, gilt panelled spine, joints cracking, folio (307 x 209mm.)

Footnotes

  • Three scarce incunabula in one volume, the last, with its use of typographical ornaments to show battle formations, being an edition of the Scriptores rei militaris, first published in 1487. Loosely inserted is a pencil rubbing of the cornerpieces of the attractive binding, annotated by Howard Nixon who has located other examples of the tools (although they are similar to those on the collector James Bindley's bindings, they are not the same), and an accompanying explanatory note by Alan Thomas.
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