Lyon Binding

CICERO, Marcus Tullius De Philosophia tomus primus. Lyon, Sebastian Gryphius, 1548. 621 pp. Contemporary Lyon strapwork and gilt calf, gauffered edges. 16mo [text block 125 x 72 mm; binding 128 x 78 mm] Text ruled in red.

Very rare edition. The printer Sebastian Gryphius (1492-1556) was highly reputed and became to be known as ‚Prince of the Lyon book trade‘. He promoted the local humanist culture, and his books were prized for their clean layout and accuracy. – Rebound using original spine and covers.

Bibliography: Adams C 1645; Baudrier VIII 225

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