LIVIUS, TITUS. Historiae Romanae decades. Venice: [Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis], November 5, 1491.<BR />
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LIVIUS, TITUS. Historiae Romanae decades. Venice: [Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis], November 5, 1491.
US$ 4,000 - 6,000
£2,400 - 3,600
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LIVIUS, TITUS.
Historiae Romanae decades. Venice: [Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis], November 5, 1491.
3 parts in 1 volume. Folio (287 x 208 mm). 250 leaves (only, of 262, lacking 12 leaves of preliminaries): [4 leaves] + c10 d-n8; 2a-2i8 2k-2l8; A-G8 H10. Edited by Marcus Antonius Sabellicus. With 26 modern hand-painted historiated initials plus 3 further initials and a tail-piece, neatly done in colors, mostly on gold grounds. 19th century calf. Lacking some prelims, light spots at ends, some oxidation from initials showing through, neatly rebacked, hinges strengthened.
Provenance: Sylvius de Bacci (ownership inscription to first blank); Jasper Moylan (bookplate); Robert Hoe (morocco bookplate); Beverly Chew (bookplate).

UNIQUE COPY with fastidious modern illumination and a distinguished provenance. Goff L245; GW M18491; Hain 10137*.
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