Books from the dawn of print on offer at Jasper52, Aug. 17

Comedies by the Roman playwright Terence, a book of sermons by Franciscus de Maioranis, and a Bible printed in 1616 will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s 15th to 19th Century Antique Books Collection sale, which will take place on Wednesday, August 17 at 7 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Other lots in the sale include numerous Bibles from across the ages, as well as a Torah scroll fragment on vellum and a 19th-century Sharia law book, handwritten in Arabic; several 18th-century publications in varied languages on the voyages of Captain James Cook; a 1580 Italian-language printing of Ovid’s Metamorphosis; and an illustrated 1777 book of the writings of Erasmus, translated into French.

Pages from a 1499 illustrated volume of comedic plays by Terence, est. $12,000-$14,000

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