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Caius Valerius Catullus, Albius Tibullus & Sextus Propertius
Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1502. Rare early Aldine edition in a nice 18th-century binding8vo (159 x 97 m). 152 unnumbered leaves (forming 304 pages). 18th-century green sheepskin, covers with gilt-tooled border and four small gilt-tooled flower decorations, spine with gilt-lettering and gilt decorations. Green cloth bookmark.Rare early Aldus edition. Edited by Hieronymus Avantius.The same year two pirated editions were published in Lyon; these counterfeits followed exactly Aldus's printed text, but without the Catullus-epilogue. This second imprint of the first Aldus edition with the improved name "Propertius" on the title. Title printed twice leaf 1- recto and leaf 152-verso. Leaf i8-verso with Propertivs. But still the error in the title of Aldus's and Avantius's prefatory letter [Al(dus) Ma(nutius) Ro(manus)] to Marino Sannuto (leaf A1-verso "Benedicti filio" instead of "Leonardi filio"). Leaves 2 - 41 contain Gaius Valerius Catullus's works: Valerii Catvlli Veronensis Ad Cornelivm Nepotem Libellvs a.o. (A2 ff), Epitalamivm Ivliae et Mallii (C1 ff), Carmen Nvptiale (C5 ff), De Berecynthia et Aty (C6 ff), Argonavtica (C7ff), Ad Ortalvm (D6 ff) and Ad Ianvam (D8 ff), followed by the Catullus-epilogue (leaves F2-4) of Avancius.The three Books of Poetry by Albius Tibullus (Albii Tibvlli Aliorvmque Carminvm Libri tres) start on leaf A (= 45) with the first book; the second book on leaves B7 ff and the third book on leaves C6 ff. In this edition leaves E3-4 (= 43-44) are printed and contain the ninth piece of the third book of Ovid's Amores, a lament for his predecessor Tibullu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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