Lot 165 of 253:
Aldus Pius Manutius w/ facsimile leaf  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$330
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Aldus Pius Manutius. With an essay by Theodore Low De Vinne together with a facsimile leaf from the Aldine Hypnertomachia Poliphili printed at Venice in 1499
Author:
De Vinne, Theodore Low
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
Book Club of California
Date:
1924
Description:

Illustrated with decorative headpieces after wood-cuts in the Aldine Hypnerotomachia, plus an inserted facsimile leaf from the Aldine Hypnerotomachia Poliphili printed at Venice in 1499. (4to) original brown boards backed with black cloth, gilt-lettered spine. No. 9-F of 250 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press in hand-set Poliphilus type on Kelmscott paper.

Although the colophon reads “250 copies,” actually only 192 - the number of leaves available for insertion - were distributed to members. This is one of 50 copies with a facsimile leaf in place of the original, which were offered for sale at a much later date - 1955, to be exact. This copy contains an illustrated facsimile leaf. GB 67.BCC 22.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some light wear to extremities; very good
 
Item number:
283854
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