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Lot nr:902
Book nr:28776
Author:MARTIALIS, Marcus Valerius
Title:M.V. Martialis Epigrammaton libri XIIII
Town:Venitiis [Venice]
Publisher:apud Octavianum Scotum D. Amadei F.
Year:1542
Description:In-folio, [2], 136 ff. Title page with beautiful woodcut printer's device [Donna sale su un albero di melograno per coglierne i frutti che getta ad un'altra donna seduta ai piedi dell'albero. (A102 - V467 - Z828)]. Numerous nice woodcut initials (putti). Error in pagination, no pages 20/21, but they are not missing. Marginal wormholes (also in title page). Some pale waterstains. Old full vellum binding, mottled edges
Note:These are the Martial's Epigrams with the commentaries of Domitius Calderinus and Georgius Merula. Martial (ca. 38 AD- ca. 102 AD), a Latin poet from Hispania, satirises city life, women, objects, scandalous activities of his acquaintances etc. Not in Adams.
Ottaviano IV, son of Amadeo Scotto, from the famous Italian family of booksellers, music printers and composers
Price:€180 - €240
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