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[Opera] cum quattuor commentarijs by  Quintus) Horace (Horatius Flaccus - 1496 - from Bruce McKittrick Rare Books (SKU: 04671)

[Opera] cum quattuor commentarijs

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[Opera] cum quattuor commentarijs

by Horace (Horatius Flaccus, Quintus)

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Venice: [Philippus Pincius for] Benedictus Fontana, 1496. CONTEMPORARY STRASSBURG BINDING of blind-decorated pigskin over wooden boards (Kyriss shop 147), outer borders of vines and flowers, central rectangle with two repetitions of a foliage roll flanking two repetitions of a roll of nude men and women, chased brass clasps and catches, 18th-century manuscript-lettered paper spine label, manuscript titles on the fore-edge. Bound with:
Persius (Persius Flaccus, Aulus). 34-62.
 [Opera] cum tribus comentariis [sic]. Venice, Giovanni Tacuino de Tridino 1499. Folio. LXIII, [1 blank] leaves. Roman types, shoulder notes.
 FINE UNSHADED TITLE WOODCUT OF THE AUTHOR LECTURING as his commentators work at their desks, the printer's geometric white-line woodcut device on the penultimate verso.

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Juvenal (Juvenalis, Decimus Junius). 55/65-after 127 B.C.
 [Satyrae] cum commento. [Reggio Emilia, Francesco de Mazalibus] 1503. Folio. [vi], 137 leaves. Roman types, scattered Greek, shoulder notes, printed guide letters.

 Ad I-III: THE COMPLETE WRITINGS OF THREE CLASSICAL AUTHORS preserved in a fine, localized contemporary binding. In large heavily leaded types, the texts in all three volumes are braced by commentaries on three sides. For Horace these are the 3rd-century Porphyrion, 5th-century pseudo-Acron and 15th-century humanists Christoforo Landino and Antonio Mancinelli. Persius appears here for the first time with the notes of Giovanni Britannico, Bartolomeo Fonti and Giovanni Bonardi. The Juvenal, with the second appearance of Britannico's notes, was unknown to Schweiger. In beautiful condition, from the Fürstenberg library.
¶Ad I: Flodr, Incunabula classicorum 190,29; ISTC ih00458000; Goff H-458.
¶Ad II: Flodr 236,41; Essling, Les Livres à figures vénitiens 796; Sander, Le Livre à figures italien 5565; ISTC ip00362000; Goff P-362.
¶Ad III: Essling 787 & reprod. II: 235; Sander 3732; EDIT16 CNCE 30242.


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[Opera] cum quattuor commentarijs
Horace (Horatius Flaccus, Quintus)
CONTEMPORARY STRASSBURG BINDING of blind-decorated pigskin over wooden boards (Kyriss shop 147), outer borders of vines and flow
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[Philippus Pincius for] Benedictus Fontana
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