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Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
Hoc in volumine continentur. M. Tulii Ciceronis Epistolarum familiarum libri sexdecim. Ubertini Clerici Crescentinatis in Ciceronis epistolas commentarii. Martini Philetici in quasdam epistolas ellectas commentarii. Giorgii Merulae Alexandrini in epistolam ad Lentulum Spintherem accurata interpretatio. Addita sunt etiam nonnulla alia loca in libro miscelanearum per Angelum Politianum interpraetata.
Venice: Simonem Bivilaqua Papiensem 1495 - frequent small woodcut decorative initials, small wormhole in last 6 leaves (affecting a couple of characters on last 2), a few tiny wormholes in first 10 or so leaves (mostly marginal but one just touching a character on some leaves), first and last few leaves soiled, a little dampmarking at end, small stains and ink blots elsewhere, light browning in places, old ownership inscriptions gently washed from title, ff. [iv], 228, folio, early eighteenth-century vellum, rebacked preserving original spine with lettering piece (a bit chipped) and marbled endpapers, a little simple gilt decoration, boards lightly soiled and bowing slightly, sound Directly reprinted from Locatellus’s 1494 edition (BMC), but the specific arrangement of texts goes back at least as far as a 1491 Pincius edition and Clericus’s commentary was first published in 1480; it saw at least 20 printings in the incunable period alone. Clericus (c.1430-c.1500) was professor of rhetoric at Pavia; his other major printed commentary was on Ovid’s Heroides, while work on the Metamorphoses and De Officiis apparently went unpublished and has not survived. Also printed with the text is commentary by Martin Phileticus and prefatory material by Poliziano - excerpts from his ‘Miscellaneorum centuria prima’ - and Georgius Merula (who is known for his feuds with Poliziano). Many of the editions the Epistolae ad Familiares with these commentaries are scarce, and for this one ISTC gives three copies in the UK (BL - mutilated and imperfect - John Rylands, and S … [Click Below for Full Description]
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