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M. Valerii Martialis Epigrammaton [Martial's Epigrams, 1530], bound with C. Valerii Catulli Veronensis [Poetry of Catullus], Alb. Tibulli equitis Romani, Sex. Aurelii Propertij Umbri, Cn. Cornelii Galli Fragmenta
Apud Henricum Petrum Mense Augusto Excudebat Henri. LEATHER BOUND. B00JSZSO5G In Latin. Two 1530, post-incunable editions of classic Roman poetry bound together in a 4 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches tall x 2 1/2 inches thick black full leather bound volume, three raised bands and gilt-stamped purple leather label to spine, marbled endpapers, engraved Henricus Petrus printer's mark (a stone being smashed by a godlike hammer over which fire is blown by a heavenly face, a reference to Jer. 23:29) preceding and following the second work, paginated by leaf, 231 leaves and 192 leaves, respectively. A collection of classic Latin poetry in two 1530 Basel, Switzerland editions: (1) Martial's Epigrams (Apud Henricum Petrum Mense Augusto); and (2) Poetry of Catullus, Tibullus, Sextus Propertius and Cornelius Gallus (Excudebat Henricus Petrus, Mense Martiuo). Recently rebound in full leather, covering the original wood boards. A thick volume which splays open very slightly. Martial title page has two tiny holes, staining, prior owner names and other notations, some lined out. Light marginal dampstains to first 20 or so leaves. About a dozen instances of underlining or marginalia throughout the volume. Otherwise, apart from occasional foxing or light stains, a very good copy of these two scarce early imprints. Martial's Epigrams is preceded by a letter of Pliny and an introduction to the text by Ottmar Luscinius (also called Othmar or Otmar Nachtgall, 1487-1537), an Alsatian Catholic Humanist known for his Biblical commentaries. The text of the second volume is preceded by brief biographies of the four poets by Pietro Crinito (1475-1507), known as Crinitus, or Pietro Del Riccio Baldi, a Florentine humanist scholar. ~J~ The printer: Henricus Petrus (1508-1579), together with his son Sebastian Henric Petri (1546-1627) headed the printer shop of Basel, Switzerland, where they printed, among many other mainly academic works, the second edition of Nicolaus Copernicus' De Revolutionibus, in 1566. The two works for sale here were printed in 1530, the same year Petri's widowed mother married 'Cosmographia' author and cartographer Sebastian Munster. Petri went on to print most of Munster's later work. The poets: Marcus Valerius Martialis (known in English as Martial) (40 AD - between 102 and 104 AD), was a Roman poet from Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula) best known for this, his 14 books of Epigrams, published in Rome between AD 86 and 103, during the reigns of the emperors Domitian, Nerva and Trajan. In these short, witty poems he cheerfully satirizes city life and the scandalous activities of his acquaintances, and romanticizes his provincial upbringing. He wrote a total of 1,561, of which 1,235 are in elegiac couplets. He is considered to be the creator of the modern epigram. Gaius Valerius Catullus (circa 84-54 BC) was a Latin poet of the late Roman Republic who wrote in the neoteric style of poetry. His surviving works are still read widely, and continue to influence poetry and other forms of art. Albius Tibullus (circa 55 BC-19 BC) was a Latin poet and writer of elegies. His first and second books of poetry are extant; many other texts attributed to Tibullus are of questionable origins. Sextus Propertius was a Latin elegiac poet of the Augustan age. He was born around 50-45 BC in Assisium and died shortly after 15 BC. Propertius' surviving work comprises four books of Elegies. Gaius Cornelius Gallus (circa 70 BC-26 BC) was a Roman poet, orator and politician. Full Titles: (1) 'M. Valerii Martialis epigrammaton libri XIIII. : adiectum quoque est Graecarum dictionum, quibus autor utitur, interpretamentum' (Basileae : apud Henricum Petrum, mense Augusto, anno 1530) and (2) 'C. Valerii Catulli Veronensis liber I. Alb. Tibulli equitis Romani libri IIII. Sex. Aurelii Propertij Umbri Libri IIII. Cn. Cornelii Galli fragmenta' (Basileae : excudebat Henricus Petrus, mense Martio, Anno 1530) . Very Good. 1530.
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