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Lot nr:981
Book nr:32971
Author:HORATIUS Flaccus, Quintus
Title:Opera. Comm: Antonius Mancinellus; Add: Pseudo- Acron; Pomponius Porphyrio; Christophorus Landinus. Ed: Antonius Mancinellus
Town:Venice
Publisher:Doninus Pincius
Year:14[9]5 [i.e. 1505], 5 Febr.
Description:In-folio (31,5 x 21 cm), 266 + [4] leaves, including final blank, 63 lines (of commentary surrounding text) and headline, roman letter, title with large woodcut vignette and 27 woodcut illustrations in the text. Beautiful woodcut initials. Later (17th c.?) signature "Dni Balthassaris Hippoliti de Paradiso" on title. Some browning and soiling, a few lvs. with damp staining. Contemporary wooden boards, spine rebacked with vellum, lacking clasps
Note:Ref. Goff H457; Hain 8892; Graesse III, 348; Sander 3457; GW XI Sp.754a.
The printer is often misrecorded as Philippus Pincius. Doninus Pincius worked ca. 1502-1506.
The uncertainty of the date of printing stems from the misprinted colophon 'Anno a natiuate Domini.M.CCCCV.' Of the 26 woodcuts used probably 7 were expressly cut for this work, the others having been originally used for the 1490 Bible, the 1493 Livy and, according to Sander, the remainder for a 1505 Virgil 'qui nous est restée inconnue'. It is this last fact that causes him to date the book 1505.
Scarce, not found in auction records of the last 30 years.
Price:€1800 - €2400
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