6405. Royal binding for Louis XIII of France

ROYAL BINDING FOR LOUIS XIII OF FRANCE. PROCOPIUS (PROKOPIUS) CAESARENSIS. Anekdota Arcana historia, qui est liber nonus historiarum. Ex bibliotheca Vaticana... Lyon (J. Jullierron for Andrea Brugiotti) 1623.

Folio (316x207 mm). (12), xxiii, (1 blank), 135, (1 blank), 142, (19) pp. Irregular pagination. Title printed in red and black, with large engraved vignette. Parallel text in latin and greece.
Contemporary brown morocco gilt, covers with deocrative gilt fleur-de-lys and the letter "L", in the middle the gilt arms of Louis XIII of both covers, richly gilt spine with similar decor, and gilt edges (binding partly worn, corners more, and rubbed, partly with loss of decor, renovated at upper and lower spine and some renovations at edges, new endpapers). Title with three library stamps (amongst others from Dublin) and old library note, some spotting and soiling, library stamp on second leaf, first ten leaves including title with dampstains to outer margin, otherwise some minor soiling, last leaf somewhat creased. With a loose note about the work from Swedish antiquarian bookseller Thulin, catalogue 186, no 176 (1977).

Graesse V, 455. First edition.