Sale: 366 / Rare Books including Marine Art, May 17./18. 2010 in Hamburg Lot 141

 
Desiderius Erasmus von Rotterdam - Epistolarum (1558)

141
Desiderius Erasmus von Rotterdam
Epistolarum (1558)
Estimate:
€ 500 / $ 550
Sold:
€ 900 / $ 990

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Erasmus von Rotterdam, D., Epistolarum opus complectens universas quotquot ipse autor unquam evulgtas uoluit .. With 2 woodcut printer's devices on title and at the end (rep.). Basle, Froben 1558. Contemp. vellum. Folio. 6 ll., 1312 pp., 1 l.

VD 16, E 2931. - BM STC, German Books p. 276. - Bezzel 1009. - Van der Haeghen I. 100. - All in all fourth complete edition, first released by Froben in 1538 and with the same collation. "complete collection of Erasmus' letters. All the earlier collections were reprinted in it, and a few letters added, together with some prefaces and other printed matter, amounting to the total of 1231 pieces, divided into 28 books" (Gilhofer & Ranschburg cat. 59). - Stained in places and with traces of damp almost all the way through, the first 30 ll. softened by damp in lower right corner. Binding stronger stained.

141
Desiderius Erasmus von Rotterdam
Epistolarum (1558)
Estimate:
€ 500 / $ 550
Sold:
€ 900 / $ 990

(incl. 20% surcharge)