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24 April 2001
CLAUDIANUS, Claudius. Opera. Edited by Francesco Torresano. Venice: Aldo Manuzio and Andrea Torresano, March 1523.
Aldine 8o (157 x 100 mm). Italic type. Woodcut dolphin and anchor device (Fletcher 3) on title and colophon, initial spaces with guide letters. (Minor marginal dampstaining at end). Contemporary blind tooled goat skin (spine worn and repaired, upper joint cracked, covers lacquered.) Provenance: Nicolo Bianchi (inscription on title); Earls of Hopetoun (armorial bookplate).
First Aldine edition, dedicated to Niccolò de' Gaddi. This is the only Aldine edition of the Roman poet's work. Adams C-2073; Ahmanson-Murphy 189; Renouard 96.1.
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