Opera.

Author
Virgil [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
Latin
Published/​Created
Rome : In domo Petri de Maximo [Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz], 28 Feb. 1469.
Description
196 leaves ; 35 cm. (fol.)

Details

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Notes
  • Edited by Johannes Andreae, Bishop of Aleria.
  • Gathering: [28]
  • 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."
Binding note
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.
Provenance
  • 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.
References
  • Copinger 5999
  • Graesse
  • Goff V-149
OCLC
17357706
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