Venice: The Sons of Aldus,
1542 and 1546.
Bound in Venetian brown goatskin by the Fugger Binder for Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Bishop of Arras (1517–1586), with the title of the work stamped in gilt across all three covers and his arms stamped on the verso of all three titlepages. Similar to the edition of Cicero’s orations owned by Cardinal Accolti, this set has a manuscript title contained within a purple cartouche across the fore-edge of all three volumes. Subsequently owned by Edward Herbert, 2nd Earl of Powis (1785–1848).
From the collection of T. Kimball Brooker.