Lot 37 of 459:
Junius' Bible in Gothic & Anglo-Saxon 1665  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,140
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Quotuor D.N. Jesu Christi Euangeliorum Versiones perantiquae duae, Gothica fcil. et Anglo-Saxonica...
Author:
Place:
Dordrechti
Publisher:
Typis & sumptibus Junianis
Date:
1665
Description:

2 volumes, a mixed set. [16], 565, [3]; [24], 431 pp. Engraved added pictorial title. in the 1st volume. (4to) 1st measures, 19.5x15 cm (7¾x6"), 2nd measures 22.7x17 cm (9x6¾"); bound in differing period calf rebacked with modern gilt-tooled calf, raised bands, morocco lettering pieces.

The second volume has a separate title, "Gothicum glossarium, quo pleraque Argentei codicis vocabula explicantur, atque ex linguis cognatis illustrantur. Praemittuntur ei gothicum, runicum, anglo-saxonicum, aliáque alphabeta. Opera Francisci Junii." The volumes are sometimes listed separately, both in sale listings and library holdings. Both volumes have the same imprint and date. The text on the pages have the same measurements for each, but the margins of the first volume have been trimmed to a greater extent. First with ownership signature of A.J. Law on front flyleaf; second with Chatsworth bookplate, some old ink ownership markings on title page;

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some rubbing and wear to the early calf; light foxing and aging to contents; very good.
 
Item number:
290303
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