London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
PERSIUS FLACCUS, Aulus (34-62). Satyrae. Commentary by Johannes Britannicus Brixianus and Bartholomaeus Fontius. Edited by Bartholomaeus Merula. Venice: Johannes Tacuinus de Tridino, 14 February 1.
Super-chancery 2° (311 x 210mm). Title woodcut depicting the author and his commentators, woodcut initials, woodcut printer's device, roman type, text with commentary surround. (Small wormholes, a little staining.) Old flexible vellum (rebacked).
The title woodcut, composed of two blocks, was also used in Tacuinus's Juvenal (see lot 506), completed two weeks later, with the right hand block replaced. HC 12738; BMC V, 529; Essling 794; Sander 5563; Goff P-356.
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