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The Patricia Milne-Henderson Collection: Books on Coins, Medals and Antiquities

July 18, 2016, 2:00 PM BST | London, United Kingdom    Timed Auction


Estimate: £600 - £800
    Description: SIMEONI, GABRIELE (1509-1575). Les illustres observations antiques... en son dernier voyage d'Italie l'an 1557. Lyon: Jean de Tournes, 1558 -- 4to (202 x 145mm.), woodcut device with portrait of Simeoni on title-page, woodcut initials and headpieces, woodcut illustrations, modern cloth, large black morocco spine label (foot of title-page excised and replaced, slight loss to about 10 letters of text on a2, occasional light staining and browning, without final blank leaf)
  • Catalog Note: FIRST EDITION; the Italian version, with more text and illustrations, was published later in the same year (see lot 85). The woodcuts have been attributed to Bernard Salomon; they comprise depictions of classical and later monuments, antique sculpture and reliefs, as well as classical coins and medals.

    For Simeoni's translation of Giovio, see lot 35.

  • Literature: Adams, Rawles and Saunders F.526; Cartier, De Tournes 420; Dekesel S158; Mortimer, Harvard French 497

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  • Provenance: P.E. -- Sucr, bookseller's stamp on flyleaf; P.A. Milne-Henderson, bookplate and presentation inscription dated December 1961
  • Condition: Foot of title-page excised and replaced, slight loss to about 10 letters of text on a2, occasional light staining and browning, without final blank leaf.
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The Patricia Milne-Henderson Collection: Books on Coins, Medals and Antiquities
July 18, 2016, 2:00 PM BST