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Historiae (Histories)

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 15th century, Author Herodotus, Printer Joannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis (Italian, 15th century)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff H-90; BMC V 345; Essling 735; Sander 3376


Overall: 31.2 x 22.2 x 3.5 cm (12 5/16 x 8 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one woodcut

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Joannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, 8 March 1494) Folio; 142 leaves; gilt-stamped vellum, red and black labels on spine, light brown cloth box.

Illustration: Herodotus being crowned by Apollo, with elaborate white on black decorative border (fol. a1r)

Venice: Joannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, 8 March 1494


William Morris (1834-1896, English artist, craftsman, writer, printer); William Mitchell; E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, from whom purchased by MFA, March 4, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund