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Justini historiarum Ex Trogo Pompeio.

JUSTINUS (Marcus Junianus).

JUSTINUS (Marcus Junianus).

Justini historiarum Ex Trogo Pompeio Lib. XLIV. cum notis Isaaci Vossii.

Engraved title-page, ruled in red.

12mo. [132 x 72 x 20 mm]. [6]ff, 330, [38] pp. Bound c.1810 by Dillon of Chelsea (with yellow printed label) in red goatskin, the covers with a gilt husk and sheath roll border. Smooth spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second and at the foot, the others with a central fleuron, a small sprig in each corner, roundels and small flower heads, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt broken fillet, the turn-ins with a gilt pearl roll, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (Joints and corners slightly rubbed).
Amstelodami: ex officina Elzeviriana, 1656.

Willems, Les Elzevier, 1203.

A very good clean copy in an attractive signed binding with a distinguished provenance. Robert Dillon, whose label reads "Bound by Dillon, Chelsea", is listed in Ramsden, London Book Binders 1780-1840, p.60, at 21 Queen Street, Golden Square in 1811. Ramsden possessed two of his bindings, one on Roscoe's Lorenzo de Medici, 1797, with a yellow label, the other on Aristotle, De Poetica, 1794, with a white label. Both are now in the British Library.

With the bookplate of Arthur Atherley (1772-1844) and leather labels of Mortimer L. Schiff and H. V. Ingram. Illustrated and described in Seymour De Ricci, British and Miscellaneous Signed Bindings in the Mortimer L. Schiff Collection, IV, no.37 ("This fine copy, which bears the Atherley book-plate, measures 128 mm and seems to have been bound about 1800 or 1810"). Sold in the Third Portion of the Schiff sale, Sotheby, 7/12/1938, lot 1621, £1 15s to Lady Hilda Ingram (1891-1968). Sold Christie's South Kensington, 2/11/2005, part of lot 26.

Stock no. ebc3810

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