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Catullus, Gaius Valerius (Ca. 84-Ca.54 B.C.); Tibullus (Ca. 50-Ca.18 B.C.); Propertius, Sextus. (Ca. 49-Ca. 16 B.C.)
Al. Tibullus elegiarum libri quatuor: una cum Val. Catulli epigrammatis; nec non & Sex. Propertii libri quatuor elegiaci; cum suis commentarii, vz. Cyllaenii Veronensis in Tibullum; Parthenii & Palladii in Catullum, & Philippi Beroaldi in Propertium. Habes insuper emendations in ipsum Catullum per Hieronymum Avancium Veronensem.
Venice: Guilielmo de Fontaneto. Montisferrati, 1520. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION.. Folio:. . This edition features three large woodcut scenes, one at the beginning of each author's poems. The first, which appears at the beginning of Tibullus' poems, shows a poet being crowned by two muses. The second illustrates the opening of Catullus' first poem. It shows the poet (identified by his laurel crown) handing a copy of his "elegant little book" Lepidus novus libellus to a messenger who in turn to brings it to its intended recipient, Cornelius. The woodcut that introduces Propertius' poems shows a man being welcomed by Euterpe, the muse of lyric poetry. In the background stands Erato, the muse of love poetry. A very good copy in later tanned sheep, ruled and tooled in blind. Occasional light marginal soiling or staining, 2 bifolia (r2/7, s3/6) browned, small marginal tear in lower blank margin of leaf s8. Title printed in red and black with a fine woodcut border, attractive woodcut initials. With the commentaries of Bernardinus Cyllenius on Tibullus; Antonius Parthenius and Palladius Fuscus on Catullus, Philippus Beroaldus on Propertius; and the Emendationes of Hieronymus Avantius on Lucretius, Catullus, the Priapeia, and Statius' Silvae."Antonius Parthenius' commentary is not only the first but also the most important of the fifteenth-century commentaries on Catullus. He made significant improvements to the text and explained Catullan style and usage with parallels from a wide range of ancient authors, both Greek and Latin, including among others, Cicero, Vergil, Martial, Pliny … [Click Below for Full Description]
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