Sothebys: The Library of a Greek Bibliophile: Travel Books, Aldines and an Important Qur’an, L20422, London

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Auction Date
07/28/2020 - 07/28/2020
Page Size: 119 items in 5 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1EURIPIDES

Euripides. Tragoediae septendecim. Venice, Aldus, 1503. 2 volumes, contemporary bindings

Venice1503GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold
2HERODOTUS

Herodotus. Libri novem. Aldus, Venice, 1502. nineteenth-century calf gilt

Venice1502GBP 18,000.00 - 25,000.00GBP 23,750.00
3HESYCHIUS

Hesychius. Lexikon. Venice, Aldus, 1514. modern crushed morocco in period style

Venice1514GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 5,625.00
4HIPPOCRATES

Hippocrates. Omnia opera. Venice, Aldus, 1526. modern snakeskin binding

Venice1526GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00Not Sold
5PAUSANIAS

Pausanias. Venice. Aldus, 1516. later vellum

Venice1516GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 5,625.00
6PLATO

Plato. Omnia Platonis opera. Venice, Aldus, 1513. modern pigskin, the Garden copy

Venice1513GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 25,000.00
7PLUTARCHUS

Plutarchus. Opuscula moralia. Venice, Aldus, 1509. nineteenth-century red morocco gilt

Venice1509GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00Not Sold
8SOPHOCLES

Sophocles. Tragaediae septem. Venice, Aldus, 1502. later red morocco gilt

Venice1502GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00GBP 9,375.00
9STRABO

Strabo. De situ orbis. Venice, Aldus, 1516. later red morocco, Macclesfield copy

Venice1516GBP 25,000.00 - 35,000.00GBP 35,000.00
10SUIDAS

Suidas. Lexikon. Venice, Aldus, 1514. later calf

Venice1514GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 7,500.00
11THUCYDIDES

Thucydides. Venice, Aldus, 1502. eighteenth-century calf gilt

Venice:1502GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 15,000.00
12AESCHYLUS

Aeschylus. Tragoediae. [Geneva], Estienne, 1557. later red morocco gilt in the style of Roger Payne

Geneva1557GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
13APOLLONIUS RHODIUS

Apollonius Rhodius. Argonauticon, [Geneva], Estienne, 1574. binding by Hatton of Manchester, Macclesfield copy

Geneva1574GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,625.00
14APPIANUS ALEXANDRINUS AND FLAVIUS ARRIANUS

Appianus. Romanae historiae; Arrianus, De expedit. Alex. Magni, [Geneva], 1592 & 1575. modern half calf

1592 & 1575GBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 312.00
15ARCHIMEDES

Archimedes. Opera omnia. Basel, 1544. later calf gilt

Basel1544GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 30,000.00
16ARISTOPHANES

Aristophanes. Comoediae. Basel, 1547. modern crushed burgundy morocco gilt

Basel1547GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00Not Sold
17ARISTOTLE

Aristotle. Opera. Basel, 1550. later calf

Basel1550GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 3,250.00
18ESTIENNE, HENRI

Estienne. Poetae Graeci principes. [Geneva], 1566. later calf

Geneva1566GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00Not Sold
19EUCLID

Euclid. Stoicheion bibl. ie. Basel, 1533. modern half calf

Basel1533GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00GBP 13,750.00
20JULIAN, EMPEROR AND CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA

Julian. Opera quae supersunt omnia. Leipzig, 1696. contemporary vellum

Leipzig1696GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 250.00
21PINDAR

Pindar. Olympia, Pythia, Nemea, Isthmia. Frankfurt, 1542. modern burgundy morocco gilt

Frankfurt1542GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00GBP 1,375.00
22PLATO

Plato. Omnia opera. Basel, 1556. later calf

Basel1556GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,250.00
23XENOPHON

Xenophon. Opera. Basel, Isengrin, [c. 1545]. 2 volumes, old vellum

Baselc.1545GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,750.00
24

Qur'an. copied by Ahmad al-Nayrizi, illuminated. Persia, Safavid and Qajar. 1122 AH/1710 AD

Persia1122GBP 50,000.00 - 70,000.00GBP 118,750.00
25FIRDAUSI

Firdausi. Shahnameh, copied by Muhammad Akram Kashmiri. North India, Kashmir. late 18th/early 19th century

North Indialate 18th/early 19th centuryGBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 4,750.00
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