Swann's second book sale in less than a week found extraordinary success, selling an astonishing 97% of the day's offerings.
Saint Thomas Aquinas' Commentum in octo libros Physicorum Aristotelis, the third edition of a commentary on Aristotle's Physics, first published circa 1474, this copy dated 9 May 1492, was the day's top lot, bringing $9,600.
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New, the first Baskerville edition of the King James Bible, in a superlative contemporary binding, one of 1250 copies, Cambridge, 1763, sold for $9,000.
Alessandro Pegolotti's Ditirambo di Alessandro Pegolotti fra gli Arcadi..., a scarce first edition of a volume of neo-classical verse by Pegolotti (aka Orialo Minieiano) of the Arcadian Academy, and a suberb example of Sir Edward Sullivan's decorative work, Mantua, 1711, rounds out the top three with $8,400.
Labels: Alessandro Pegolotti, Aristotle, Baskerville, Bible, Early Printed Books, Orialo Minieiano, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Tobias Abeloff