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Lot nr:886
Book nr:28605
Author:AUSONIUS, Decius Magnus
Title:Ausonius
Town:Venice
Publisher:Alde
Year:1517, nov.
Description:8vo, 108 lvs, woodcut anchor on title page and on last page. Ms. ex libris on title page (illegible). Some pale water staining. Used boards
Note:Adams A-2278 ; Renouard, Alde 80: 7. The poetical works of Ausonius, Roman poet and rhetorician from Bordeaux, who died c. 395. The editor, in his dedication, gives credit to Andrea Asolani, Aldus Manutius' successor, for his endeavour to supply good classical texts for the students, and he claims to have emended the text of the poet. The volume was edited by Girolamo Avanzio, from Verona, a close and esteemed collaborator of Aldus. He was responsible for some of the outstanding editions of classical authors, notably Lucretius, Catullus, and Seneca
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