MARTIALIS, Marcus Valerius (40-103/4). Epigrammata. Commentary by Domitius Calderinus and Georgius Merula. Venice: Bartholomaeus de Zanis, 13 November 1493. Super-chancery 2° (307 x 210mm). Collation: a6, b-t8 u10. 159 leaves (of 160, without final blank). 62 lines of commentary surrounding text. Types: 106R; 80R; 106 Gk; 80 Gk. Woodcut floral initials in various sizes. (a1 with multiple holes causing minor loss to a total of 8 lines on verso, waterstaining to text in last quire, margins generally rather waterstained and soiled, without final blank.) Early limp vellum with manuscript title on spine (some stains, small hole in upper cover). Provenance: Lorenzo de Sorii 1729 (inscription on title and b1r).
Probably reprinted from Pincius' 1491 edition, the Martial is a prime example of De Zanis's largely classical output towards the end of the century. A TALL COPY. HC *10823; BMC V, 432; Polain(B) 4554; IGI 6230; BSB-Ink. M-201; Goff M-311.