Lot 359: Plinius Secundus (Gaius)



2015-09-09 13:53:45

Lot 359: Plinius Secundus (Gaius). The Historie of the World. Commonly called, the Naturall Historie of C. Plinius Secundus. Tanslated into English by Philemon Holland, Doctor in Physicke, 2 vols. in one, first edition in English, London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1601, large woodcut device to both titles, first title with horizontal cut across leaf and lined to verso using initial blank (lower half of leaf possibly replaced with a first issue copy), decorative woodcut initials, errata leaf present, lacking final blank, some dampstaining (mostly light), hinges cracked, late 19th century dark green half morocco gilt, blind decoration to spine, slight wear to joints and extremities, folio. STC 20029 or 20029.5. A reissue of this work was produced by George Bishop, with cancel title page having the imprint Londini: Impensis G. B[ishop], 1601. This volume therefore, is possibly a reissue, but with the lower half of the first title having been replaced with the lower portion of a first issue title. (1) Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction September 2015 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: £300-500
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