Auction 443 / Lot n° 89

BARBARO Ermolao (1454-1493) - Castigationes Plinii. [Venice]: [Tipografia del Barbaro], [1492-1493]. A fresh copy of this rare and valued edition by Barbaro in which he denies incorrect statements by Mela and Plinio and medieval scribes . 2 tomes in one volume, folio (294 x 205mm). In Latin and Greek (small wormholes mainly in first leaves, light waterstaining on outer edge, some cropping). 18th-century vellum, gilt title on later spine label, blue edges. Provenance: contemporary annotations - Giano Soranzo (ownership note dated 1729; Senator of the Republic). 22/01/2019 the State Supeintendence of Archives and Libraries has expressed a possible interest in the lot

Auction: 22 January 2018 at 15:00

Estimate 1,200 - 1,800€

Sold 1,000€