[Opera].

Author
Virgil [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
Latin
Published/​Created
Venice : Vindelinus de Spira, 1470.
Description
[162] leaves ; 32.5 x 21 cm (fol.)

Details

Former owner
Printer
Rare books genre
Notes
  • New York Times, Sept. 30, 1891, p. 9, records John Pierce, NY bookseller, purchased this lot at Ives auction for $3000 and subsequently sold it to Junius Spencer Morgan.
  • Gathering: [16]
  • No. of lines varies; type 1 (cf. Haebler); printed in black.
  • Leaf 1a: Publii Virgilii maronis bucolicorum Liber incipit: Aegloga prima Tityrus & melibeus: Titye tu pauvlae recubans sub tegmine fagi Siluestrem tenui musam meditaris auena. Ends, leaf 161b, l. 11: .M.CCCC.LXX.
  • First dated edition; printed on parchment.
  • VRG copy has initials and decorations illuminated red, blue, green and gold.
Binding note
VRG copy in later red goatskin with French fillet and outer dentelles in gold; marbled endpapers; in dark blue goatskin pull-off case.
Provenance
  • VRG copy is from the Sunderland Library.
  • VRG copy has booklabels of Brayton Ives., no. 1028, and Junius Spencer Morgan.
References
  • Goff V-150
  • BM 15th cent., V, p. 154 (IB.19525b)
  • Copinger 6003
  • Sunderland, C. S. Bibliotheca Sunderlandiana 13041
  • Ives, B. Catalogue of the collection of books and manuscripts belonging to Mr. Brayton Ives no. 1028 (p. 292-293, with illustration of title page)
Place name(s)
Italy Venice,
Other title(s)
  • Aeneis.
  • Bucolica.
  • Georgica.
OCLC
270653067
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