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Saxo Grammaticus

Christiern Pedersen (publ.): Danorum Regum heroumque Historie […]. Paris: Josse Badius Ascendius 1514. 1st ed. Folio. Clean copy. [8] CXCVIII [CIC] [1]. Title page and last blank in facsimile. Lower corner of the last 5 leaves with repairs. Bound in later half vellum, red edges. Fronthinge with cracks to upper and lower part.

Editio princeps (first printing of the printed Saxo edition) printed in Paris 1514. “The edition of Saxo's History of Denmark by Christiern Pedersen is extremely important because no complete manuscript of Saxo's work is preserved; only a few odd leaves have by chance come down to us. Pedersen's edition is indeed our only source to Saxo's history”.

Thesaurus #190; Lauritz Nielsen: Dansk bibliografi 1482–1600, #240.

Provenance: Flemming Erik Pedersen (1931–2020).

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