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Lot 11: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae deorum. 1472Platinum House
April 11, 2013
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae deorum. With additions by Dominicus Silvester and Raphael Zovenzonius.  (of ) leaves; lacks the final blank. Roman type. Rubricated. Folio, 315x214 mm, russet morocco gilt by W. H. Smith with the arms of C. H. St. John Hornby on front cover, spine slightly faded; soiling and spotting on first leaf, occasional light marginal foxing; cloth slipcase. (Venice: Vindelinus de Spira, 1472)
Notes: first edition of Boccaccio's genealogical encyclopedia of the deities of classical mythology, printed by the prototypographer of Venice; issue with variant setting of leaves 11-60. Hain 3315*; GW 4475; BMC V, 162; Goff B749; ISTC ib00749000. From the libraries of C. H. St. John Hornby, proprietor of the Ashendene Press, bound for him, with his bookplate; and Clifford Rattey (The Library at Corbyns B81).