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Rome : In domo Petri de Maximo [Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz], 28 Feb. 1469.
196 leaves ; 35 cm. (fol.)
Bussi, Giovanni Andrea, 1417-1475
Sweynheim, Konrad, -1477
Pannartz, Arnold, d. ca. 1478
Toovey, James, 1814-1893
Linlithgow, John Adrian Louis Hope, Marquess of, 1860-1908
Morgan, Junius Spencer
Edited by Johannes Andreae, Bishop of Aleria.
38 lines to a page; early Roman type; printed in black.
VRG copy has initials illuminated in blue, pink, green and gold.
VRG copy contains a few ms. notes.
VRG copy imperfect: the Priapeia, 6 leaves at end, wanting.
VRG copy has newspaper clipping from the Morning Post, Feb. 29, 1889, tipped in: Lord Hopetoun's library ... The most expensive book ... was a first edition of Virgil, printed at Rome, 1469; only six copies of this edition can be traced, and these are in public libraries. Mr. Toovey purchased this folio for £590."
VRG copy in later black goatskin with French fillet and small corner ornaments in gold; spine tooled in gold; red goatskin spine label lettered in gold; red marbled endpapers; in red straight-grain goatskin pull-off-top box.
VRG copy has booklabels of James Toovey, of Burnham Abbey, Bucks., and Junius Spencer Morgan.
VRG copy has armorial bookplate of the Earl of Hopetoun.