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Demosthenous Logoi duo kai hexekonta... Habes lector Demosthenis Graecorum oratorum omnium facile principis orationes duas et sexaginta, et in easdem Vulpiani Commentarios quantum extat: Libanii Argumenta... Tum collectas a studioso quodam ex Des. Erasmi Rot. Guilhelmi Budaei...
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Basel: J. Herwagen, Sept. 1532. Folio, [12] ff., 532, 208 pp., [28] ff. Text in Greek. 17th-century English sheep, blind ruled, “B.C.R.” stamped in gilt on the upper cover, gilt decorated backstrip. Skillfully rebacked preserving original backstrip. Red-stained edges. Woodcut printer’s device on title page and repeated on verso of final leaf. Old signature crossed out on title, with the signature “Lumley” beneath (see note). Title a bit stained and soiled, final 5 leaves with small burn hole in margin and a small part of one margin torn away. First edition of this version edited by Erasmus and Budaeus. Provenance: John Baron Lumley; “BCR” (probably Copenhagen Bibliotheca Communitatis Regiae, established in 1777 and partly sold in 1853); J.P. R. Lyell; sold at Christie’s 2004 (£2151) to Jonathan Hill; private collector CA. A distinguished copy of an important book. Lumley was a great Elizabethan collector and patron who owned one of the largest libraries of his day, some 3000 books housed at Nonesuch (see DNB). Lyell was the collector and scholar who founded the Lyell lectures which continue to this day. Adams D-261; BLSTC German, p.238; Dibdin I, 476; Hoffman I, 508. See (1956) also the BM catalogue of the Lumley collection #1709: “privately owned”. (Item Id: 106761)

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