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Books, Autographs & Prints / Part I

Tuesday 30 March 2021, 03:00 PM • Rome


Aldina - Teocrito,

Eclogae triginta, in Greek. Theogonia, in Greek. Other works in Greek, 1495


€ 9.000 - 10.000


€ 25.060

The price includes buyer's premium


Venice, Aldus Manutius and Francesco Roscio, February, 1495 [1496]. In 2nd. mm. 300 x 200. 140 cards. & Nbsp; Greek and Roman font. A paper AA1v dedication by Aldo Manutius to Battista Guarini, woodcut headboards and initials, small woodworm holes on various papers that do not damage the print mirror, halos on the edges of several papers and some stains, half-century brown leather binding. XX. & Nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;

Specialist Notes

Exemplary in second issue of the first literary work published by Aldo , a large collection of Greek verses which nevertheless responded to specific didactic reasons. The edition is dedicated to the grammarian Battista Guarino, Aldo's teacher during his stay in Ferrara (ca. 1475-82). Aldo had deepened the study of Greek and Latin literature with him, after having learned the rudiments of Latin grammar from Gaspare Veronese. In curating the work, Aldo was joined by Francesco Rossi, who was identified with a certain Francesco Rossetti, a teacher in Venice and collaborator in various printers. Most of the texts presented here are in EDITIO PRINCEPS (12 idylls out of 30 by Theocritus, the work of Theognis, the sentences of the Seven Sages, the Theogony of Hesiod, the Shield of Heraclides, etc.). of shapes. The minimum price set by Aldo for the volume was 8 markers. Renouard 5/3; IGI 9497; Scapecchi 7.

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