Lot 314 of 459:
1st Aldine edition of the works of Tacitus  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,875
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
[Opera] Cornelius Tacitus Exacta Vura Recognitus et Emendatus: Copiosus Index Rerum, Locorum, et Personarum, de Quibus in His Libris Agitur; Vario Lectio, in Calce Operis Impressa

Author:
Tacitus, Cornelius

Place:
Venetiis

Publisher:
Aedibus Haerdum Aldi Manutti Romani, et Andreae Asula ni Soceri

Date:
1534

Description:

[12], 260 leaves. (8vo) 20.6x12.7 cm (8¼x5"), early 20th century dark red full morocco with the Aldine device gilt-stamped on the upper and lower boards, gilt decorated turn-ins, gilt lettering, a.e.g. housed in a felt lined slipcase with marbled boards and facsimile of title page on one side. First Aldine Edition.

A fine edition of Tacitus' works, printed at the famous press when it was under the stewardship of Aldus' son, Paulus Manutius. Some minor marginalia and what appear to be editorial deletions to the running titles on several pages of "castigationes."  There are errors in the foliation, including leaf 260 being misnumbered 160. Adams, Books Printed on the Continent of Europe 1501-1600, T25; Ahmanson-Murphy Collection 239; Kallendorf & Wells 251.


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Condition:
Edges very slightly rubbed; a fine copy with wide margins.


 
Item number:
250163
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