London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
CICERO Marcus Tullius (106 - 43 B.C.). Tusculanae Disputationes. With the commentary of Philippus Beroaldus. Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 27 July 1496.
Super-chancery 2° (317 x 214mm). Roman and Greek type, text with commentary surround, shoulder notes. Opening initial space, woodcut printer's device. (Without last blank, title strengthened at hinge, stamp excised from title, small wormholes at beginning and end.) 18th-century thin pasteboard partly covered with a vellum ms. choirbook leaf (rubbed). Provenance: a few contemporary annotations -- Johannes de Romanes of Casal Maggiore (18th-century inscription).
FIRST EDITION OF THIS COMMENTARY. H *5323=2947; BMC VI, 843; GW 6899; Goff C-640.
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