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Books, Autographs & Prints / Part I

Tuesday 30 March 2021, 03:00 PM • Rome


Aldina - Legatura - Aldina - Ovidio Nasone, Publio

Inerrantium stellarum ... Fastorum libris excerpta. P. Ouidij Nasonis Fastorum lib. 6. Tristium lib. 5. De Ponto lib. 4. In Ibin. To Liuiam, 1516


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Venice, Aldus Manutius, 1516. In the 8th. Aldine again at the beginning and end of the volume, small holes in the cc. 3b2-3 without losses, early 19th century artistic binding signed René Simier in full blue Moroccan, golden border and another embossed on the plates, ribbed back with title, flower frieze and gold threads, golden cuts, restoration on the back plate. Specimen from the Renouard library, with parchment glazes; counterplate ex libris with intertwined initials and the word "Fuimus" on cartouche; another ex libris to the first guard "From the Library of Walter Hirst"; citations in Greek on p.88 by ancient hand.

Specialist Notes

Second Aldine edition (the first of 1503) in an example of illustrious provenance, the first with the translation by N. Leoniceno of Ptolemy's treatise on the planets and overall more esteemed for the care and annotations of Andrea Navagero. There also appears the painful announcement by Andrea d'Asola for the death of Aldo the Elder and the promise to continue the publication of the Greek and Latin classics. Adams P-2338; Ahmanson-Murphy 141; BL STC / Italian 479; Renouard 78/10.

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