Sale: 379 / Rare Books, May 23. 2011 in Hamburg Lot 187

 
Justinianus - Institutiones. 1488   9(16)


 
187
Justinianus
Institutiones. 1488 9(16)
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,840
Sold:
€ 7,560 / $ 8.618

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Justinianus, Institutiones. Mit der Glossa ordinaria des Franciscus Accursius. Leaf a2 with large miniature painting (handing over the book of laws to the emperor), 2 large color initials on gilt ground with tendrils, three-side border in colors of leaves, blossoms and birds (owl, bullfinch), additionally with 197 initials over two or three lines in gold on color ground throughout the text . At the end with fine woodcut printer's device on gilt ground . Turin, Jacobinus Suigus, 21 Apri,l 1488. 16th century vellum. 4to. 118 (of 120) unnumb. ll. (last blank). Gothic type. 2 columns, text surrounded by commentary. 46-48 and 62-63 lines.

GW 7619. - Hain 9520. - Goff J-531 (just 1 copy). - BSB C-653. - Husung, Druckerzeichen 106. - Not in BMC. - Very rare Turin edition , no copy in ABPC and in JAP. This one the one mentioned in GW, vol. VII (2nd edition, 1968), magnificently illuminated copy of the Earls of Solms-Hohensolms-Laubach (stamp on verso of l. a2); the updated online version of the GW has meanwhile deleted this note. - Very nice scholio print in red and black with numerous decorative initials in gold and colors drawn in. - Lacking the two ll. a1 and a8, the latter mended by a late 16th or early 17th century hand. - With waterstains in places and isolated stains (first ll. more obvious), illumination of opening page somewhat rubbed in places.

Very rare Turin edition, no copy in ABPC and in JAP. Not in BMC. Leaf a2 with large miniature painting (handing over the book of laws to the emperor), 2 large color initials on gilt ground with tendrils, three-side border in colors of leaves, blossoms and birds (owl, bullfinch), additionally with 197 initials over two or three lines in gold on color ground throughout the text. At the end with fine woodcut printer's device on gilt ground. 16th century vellum. 4to. 118 (of 120) unnumb. ll. (last blank). Gothic type. 2 columns, text surrounded by commentary. - Very nice scholio print in red and black with numerous decorative initials in gold and colors drawn in. - Lacking the two ll. a1 and a8, the latter mended by a late 16th or early 17th century hand. - With waterstains in places and isolated stains (first ll. more obvious), illumination of opening page somewhat rubbed in places.

187
Justinianus
Institutiones. 1488 9(16)
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,840
Sold:
€ 7,560 / $ 8.618

(incl. 20% surcharge)