Lot 46

Plinius Secundus (Gaius )

Historia Natural, 2 vol, Spanish translation and commentary by Gerónimo de Huerta, woodcut arms of Philip IV of Spain on titles, woodcut portrait of the author, lacking 6 full-page illustrations showing creatures described in the text, full-page illustration of the creation of Eve and double-hemispheric world map in vol. 1, A-A2 in vol. 2 misbound, correction pasted onto verso of Dd in vol. 2, signatures and catchwords, some leaves trimmed shaving marginal notes, damp staining and soiling throughout, with some heavy browning, restoration to Rr 3 in vol 2, contemporary speckled calf, gilt tooled spine, some wearing and rubbing, corners bumped, pencil annotations on front endpaper in vol. 1, folio, Luis Sánchez, Madrid, 1624; Juan Gonçález, 1629 (2)

Estimate: £600-£800