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29 May 2014
CLAUDIANUS, Claudius (c. 370-404 A.D.). Opera. Edited by Thaddaeus Ugoletus. Parma: Angelus Ugoletus, 23 April 1493. Chancery 4° (200 x 142mm). Collation: a-o8 p-t6 (a1r title, a1v editor's preface, a2r text, t6r commendatory poem to the editor by Bernardinus Saxoguidanus, t6v device). 141 leaves (of 142, lacking a1). 36 lines. Type: 81R. Capital spaces, with guide letters. (Waterstained throughout.) Modern vellum, red edges (slightly soiled and bowed). Provenance: occasional early marginalia --Thomas Hodgkin, Newcastle (bookplate).
Second edition of the works, the first edited by Thaddaeus Ugoletus. Despite being a native speaker of Greek, born in Alexandria, Claudian was one of the finest Latin poets of late antiquity. His unfinished epic poem De raptu Prosperinae (3 books completed) was long of great influence. HCR 5371; BMC VII, 945 (IA. 30351); Bod-Inc. C-353; BSB-Ink.C-425; GW 7060; IGI 3004; Goff C-702.
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