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PEROTTO, Niccolò (ca. 1430-1480)
Cornucopiae, siue linguae latinae commentarij.
heirs of Aldus Manutius the Elder and Andrea Torresano. Colophon (l. K8r): Venice, heirs of Aldus Manutius the Elder e Andrea Torresano, May 1517. Colophon (l. Y7v): Venice, heirs of Aldus Manutius the Elder e Andrea Torresano, November 1513.Folio (294x205 mm); early 18th-century vellum over boards, spine with lettered-piece, red edges; (80, of which the last is a blank) ll., 1436 cols., (1) l. Printer's device on the title-page and at l. K8v and Y8v. Some quires a bit browned and stained, inner margin of gatherings a and b stonger stained, round wormhole that starts at leaf N6 and goes up to the end of the volume (it becomes a 20mm-long track in quires O and P) affecting the text, upper margin short, but all in all a good, nicely bound copy. At the end of the volume are bound 6 leaves that provide an index to the volume in a 18th-century hand. Also bound at the end before the flyleaf is a 14th-century manuscript leaf on vellum containing Justinian's Pandects.THIRD ALDINE EDITION, a reissue of the 1513 edition. Perottus' Cornucopiae was first published by Paganino in 1489. The work was revised and expanded by Perotto's son Pyrrhus. Aldus printed the text in 1499 and 1513, his heirs in 1517 and 1527.Written as a commentary on book I of Martial, it became a standard work of reference on the Latin language and "a massive encyclopedia of the classical world. Every verse, indeed every word of Martial's text was a hook on which Perotti hung a densely woven tissue of linguistic, historical and cultural knowledge" (B. Ogilvie, The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissan … [Click Below for Full Description]
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