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MIRANDULA, Octavianus, ed
Illustrium Poetarum Flores Per Octavianum Mirandulam collecti, & in locos communes digesti
Title ruled in red. 712, [8] pp. (the final leaf blank apart from the colophon). 12mo, 18th-cent. red straight-grained morocco by Roger Payne with the arms in gilt of Michael Wodhull stamped on each cover, flat spine gilt, a.e.g. Paris: Printed by P. Chevillot for H. de Marnef & the widow of G. Cavellat, 1585. A later edition (1st ed.: Venice: 1507), of Mirandula's popular "Pleasure Garden of Famous Poets," unquestionably one of the most popular reference books of the Renaissance, reprinted countless times throughout the 16th century, in Venice, Paris, Lyon, Basel, Antwerp, and Strasbourg. The "Pleasure Garden" consists of familiar quotations from the 21 major classical Latin poets. This copy comes from the library of Michael Wodhull (1740-1816), Dibdin's "Orlando," a notable classical scholar, and the first English translator of the complete works of Euripdes. This copy has been bound in full red straight-grained morocco by Roger Payne with Wodhull's arms and contains Wodhull's note "Perfect" on the free front-endpaper and on the rear free endpaper "Mar: 22d 1787." Later bookplate and ownership inscription (dated 31.10.1919) of the binding collector Thore Virgin and the book ticket of Rolf Wistrand. Fine copy. Two corrections by Wodhull in the text.
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.
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