London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
LUCANUS, Marcus Annaeus (39-65). Pharsalia. Commentary by Omnibonus Leonicenus. Venice: Nicolaus Battibovis, 13 May 1486.
Chancery 2° (294 x 208mm). Greek and roman type, initials in red. (Wormholes, heavier at end, light marginal dampstain.) Contemporary German blindstamped pigskin over unbevelled wooden boards, spine painted grey, later paper label (without clasp, small wormholes, lightly worn). Provenance: Joannes Jacobus ?Vorher (16th-century inscription) -- Frauenfeld, Switzerland, Capuchin convent (inscriptions and stamps, interlinear annotations at beginning) -- Arthur Mullin (modern bookplate).
Second edition with this commentary. HC *10238; BMC V, 405; Goff L-302.
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