Sale 2468 - Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, March 8, 2018

21 c (BASKERVILLE PRESS.) Vergilius Maro, Publius. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. [10] (of [12]), 432 pages; lacks the initial blank. 4to, 284x227 mm, modern mottled calf, flat spine gilt with red morocco lettering pieces, spine faded; scattered marginal foxing, marginal browning on title. Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1757 [i. e., circa 1770?] [800/1,200] Second Baskerville edition, “textually almost identical with the first, and also dated 1757. Clearly it was intended to be a facsimile of the first edition—it included the original list of subscribers—and, since Baskerville’s Virgil was soon sought after by eighteenth-century collectors, it is arguable that it was also intended to be sold dishonestly as the first edition . . . The second edition, unlike the first, is a rare book”—Gaskell 2. 22 c BEMBO, PIETRO. Historiae Venetae Libri XII. [4], 203, [1] leaves, including errata/colophon leaf at end. Folio, 291x196 mm, 18th-century mottled sheep, joints worn, spine ends restored; occasional minor foxing, scattered marginalia, title lightly soiled, moderate stains in gathering k. Venice: Sons of Aldus, 1551 [1,500/2,500] first edition of a history of Venice covering the years 1487-1513 in continuation of Marco Antonio Sabellico’s 1487 account. Renouard, page 152(17); Ahmanson-Murphy 420. 23 c BERCHORIUS, PETRUS. Morale reductorium super tota[m] Bibliam. Title in red and black within woodcut historiated architectural border. [12], 195, [1] leaves, including final blank. Folio, 305x201 mm, old limp vellum with spine title in ink, lacking ties, book block loose in binding; marginal foxing, dampstaining in upper margins at beginning and end, some leaves toned or browned, early underscoring and maniculae. Later owner’s notes in Latin completely covering the endpapers. (Basel: Johann Koberger & Adam Petri, 8 June 1517) [800/1,200] Moralizing encyclopedia of the Bible and the natural world composed in the 14th century and first published as Liber Biblie moralis in 1474. Sarton III, 459. 21 22