29th Nov, 2023 10:00

Books & Works on Paper

  Lot 19

Diogenes Laertius, De vita et moribus philosophorum libri X

Diogenes Laertius

De vita et moribus philosophorum libri X (edited by Joannes Sambucus).

contemporary blindstamped armorial pigskin binding, upper cover with the arms of Augustus I, Elector of Saxony (1526-1586), initials LISM and dated 1574, other arms to lower cover, recased (original lower pastedown loosely inserted), new endpapers, binding bowed and stained, ink notes and annotations in several hands throughout, 6 page manuscript index loosely inserted, early ownership signatures and inscriptions to title (some crossed out), bookplate of John Pape and his signature dated 1937, [Plantin Press 1083], 8vo, Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1566 (14 Feb. 1567)

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