Lot 336 of 427:
Callimachus in a Louis XIV full morocco binding  

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Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
Hymni, Epigrammata et Fragmenta - finely bound, with the arms of Louis XIV

Author:
Callimachus

Place:
Paris

Publisher:
Sebastianus Mabre-Cramoisy

Date:
1675

Description:
[20], 262, [58] pp. (4to) 22.8x16.5 cm. (9x6½") period full red morocco, central gilt arms of Louis XIV and fleur-de-lys devices at corners, spine in six compartments with gilt title and fleur-de-lys devices, gilt-topped raised bands, gilt-rolled board edges, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Scarce edition of the Greek poet and scholar Callimachus. A gorgeous binding with the arms of the Sun King, Louis XIV. With the bookplate of Lord Rosebery on front free endpaper, another armorial bookplate, with the initials D.C.M. and legend "Advance With Courage", on front pastedown. Only the third copy to appear at auction in at least the last 30 years. This copy last offered at Sotheby's in 1957, sale of The Property of the Bishop's Court Estate The Property of Capt. the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Roden, R.N.

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Condition:
Light wear to extremities, beginnings of crack to rear joint at head, some foxing and browning; very good.


 
Item number:
227403
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