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Lot nr:932
Book nr:32889
Author:BOCCACCIO, Giovanni
Title:De Claris Mulieribus
Publisher:excudebat Mathias Apiarius
Year:(colophon: 1539)
Description:Small folio (28,7 x 20 cm). [6] + lxxxi + [1] ll. With 2 different versions of the publisher's bear & honey-tree device (on the title-page and last page) and 13 woodcut illustrations plus 2 repeats (7,5 x 14 cm) by Ik (Jakob Kallenberg). Further with one woodcut border strip used as a tailpiece, and with the main text in a fine roman type in the "Basel" style introduced by Peter Shoeffer the younger. Foxing, some lvs. browned, some marg. wormholes in endlvs. and title page. Ms. ex libris on title page made illegible, with small holes and ink (also on last page). Old ivory vellum binding, ends of spine used
Note:Ref. Adams B-2141. BMC STC German p. 129. VD 16, B-5814.
A fine example of woodcut illustration, in one of the earliest books printed in Berne. With the lives of famous and infamous women such as Helen of Troy, Penelope, Dido, Cleopatra, Agrippina, Margaret Queen of England etc
Price:€1800 - €2400
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