(1548). ISOCRATE. ORATIONES OMNES... E GRAECO... - Lot 224 - De Baecque et Associés

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(1548). ISOCRATE. ORATIONES OMNES... E GRAECO... - Lot 224 - De Baecque et Associés
(1548). ISOCRATE. ORATIONES OMNES... E GRAECO IN LATINUM CONVERSAE PER HIERONYMUM WOLFIUM OETINGENSEM. Basel, Jean Oporin, 1548. 2 parts of [12]-251-1bl.-[12]-281 col.-[20] pages bound in 1 volume in-folio, fawn calf, boards decorated with a rich composition of gilded interlacing with azure fleurons, scroll enhanced with black wax surrounded by three framing gilded fillets, central cartouche adorned with a crowned gilded M, ribbed spine adorned with fleurons, gilt edges, spine rebound in imitation, red morocco case sheathed in emerald moire, gilt clasps (period binding). First edition of the Latin translation and scholarly commentary by Jerome Wolf (1516-1580), librarian to the famous banker Fugger. SUPERB, EXTREMELY ELEGANT PAINTED BINDING, produced between 1549 and 1551 for Thomas Wotton by one of the greatest Parisian workshops of the mid-16th century. The copy, entirely ruled in red ink, comes from the Charles Van der Elst library, with ex-libris, and is preserved in a modern red morocco box decorated with gilded fillets indicating in large gilded characters that it belonged to Mary Stuart. (Michel Wittock VI Collection) (USTC, 668091).
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