London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
PONTANO, Giovanni Gioviano (1426-1503). Amorum libri II. De amore coniugali III [etc.]. Venice: Aldine Press, 1518. 8° (151 x 94mm). Woodcut device on title and last pages (title very lightly stained). 18th-century French red morocco, triple gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, green lettering and numbering piece, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges (head of spine slightly chipped, small hile in foot of spine). Provenance: Adam Urquhart (armorial bookplate).
First (and only) Aldine edition of the second volume of Pontanus' Latin verse. The first volume appeared in 1505. Renouard 85/10.
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