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24 April 2001
MUSAEUS. Opusculum de Herone et Leandro. -- ORPHEUS. Argonautica. Hymni. De Lapidibus. Venice: Aldo Manuzio and Andrea Torresano, November 1517.
Aldine 8o (161 x 93 mm). Italic and Greek type. Woodcut dolphin and anchor device (Fletcher 3) on title, two woodcut illustrations in text. Old limp vellum, 2 pairs of tawed leather ties (lacking one tie), spine linings cut from an extremely small-format manuscript on vellum.
EDITIO PRINCEPS of De Lapidibus. Musaeus's Opusculum is reset after the Aldine quarto edition of ca. 1495-97 and the first two works of Orpheus reproduce the text of the very rare Giunta edition of 1500. Adams M-1991; Ahmanson-Murphy 138; Renouard 81.8.
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