Auction 408 / Lot n° 2412

SVETONIO, Gaio Tranquillo (69-130) - Omnia quam antehac emendatiora Annotationes Des[iderii] Erasmi & Egnatii cognitu dignae. Basel: Froben, 1533. A grand edition of this collection of texts by ancient Roman historians, incorporating the annotations of Erasmus which were first published in the Froben edition of 1518. Giovanni Battista Cipelli (1478-1553), best known under his academic name, Egnatius, is noted as one of the most accurate and scholarly Renaissance editors of classical Roman authors. 2 parts in one volume, folio (319 x 222mm). Printer's device on title and at end, woodcut historiated initials (lacking 2-4 with the privilege, browned and waterstained, some minor repairs, final leaf with printer's device remargined, frontispiece corrected). 19th-century half vellum.

Estimate 500.00 - 800.00€

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