. Collation: a-k8 l-r6 s4 aa-cc8 dd6 ee4. (a1r title, a2 author's dedication to Pope Alexander VI, a3r-s3r text, commentary to Books 1-37, s4 blank, aa1r-bb7v text, further commentary, including commentary on Pomponius Mela, bb7v-ee4r alphabetical index, ee4r-v, epistle to the reader, ee4v colophon). 160 leaves. 60 lines and headline. Types: 130G (title), 81R (text). Spaces for initials with guide letters, unrubricated. HC 2420*; C 867; GW 3342; Klebs 143.2; Pellechet 1823; Polain (B) 490; Oates 2232; IGI 1211; BMC V, 587; Goff B-101. Second edition of Ermolao Barbaro's corrections to Pliny, a reprint by an unidentified Venetian press of Eucharius Silber's edition Rome edition of 1492. Barbaro (1454-1493) was one of the most learned of the classical scholars of his time, and his Castigationes, based on a thorough examination of Pliny's greek sources, was one of the greatest philological achievements of the fifteenth century. In it he made over 5000 corrections to the received text of the Historia naturalis, nearly all of which were subsequently accepted as the definitive text. Provenance: Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate. " /> BARBARUS, HERMOLAUS. Castigationes Plinie [et Pomponii Melae]. [Venice: eponymous press, c. 1493-94]. <I>Chancery folio, 305 x 212 mm., sixteenth-century German half blind-stamped pigskin over reverse-bevelled wooden boards, covers panelled with foliate roll-tool framed by repeated small stars within roundels on upper cover and four-petalled flowers on lower cover, other small tools at lower corners, upper cover with stamped lettering "D. Apuleius Her Barbaru" above the panel and "1523" below, these small repeated tools and the lettering originally stamped in black, pair of metal and parchment clasps and metal catches, some worming to boards, upper corners worm-eaten, front free endpaper renewed, small patch to lower margin of title, dampstaining to upper margins slightly affecting text, some worming in latter half, mostly to last 25 leaves</I>. Collation: a-k<SUP>8</SUP> l-r<SUP>6</SUP> s<SUP>4</SUP> aa-cc<SUP>8</SUP> dd<SUP>6</SUP> ee<SUP>4</SUP>. (a1r title, a2 author's dedication to Pope Alexander VI, a3r-s3r text, commentary to Books 1-37, s4 blank, aa1r-bb7v text, further commentary, including commentary on Pomponius Mela, bb7v-ee4r alphabetical index, ee4r-v, epistle to the reader, ee4v colophon). 160 leaves. 60 lines and headline. Types: 130G (title), 81R (text). Spaces for initials with guide letters, unrubricated. HC 2420*; C 867; GW 3342; Klebs 143.2; Pellechet 1823; Polain (B) 490; Oates 2232; IGI 1211; BMC V, 587; Goff B-101. Second edition of Ermolao Barbaro's corrections to Pliny, a reprint by an unidentified Venetian press of Eucharius Silber's edition Rome edition of 1492. Barbaro (1454-1493) was one of the most learned of the classical scholars of his time, and his <I>Castigationes</I>, based on a thorough examination of Pliny's greek sources, was one of the greatest philological achievements of the fifteenth century. In it he made over 5000 corrections to the received text of the <I>Historia naturalis</I>, nearly all of which were subsequently accepted as the definitive text. <I>Provenance</I>: Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate. | Christie's