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Aloisiae Sigeae Toletanae Satyra sotadica, de arcanis amoris, et veneris. Aloisia Hispanicè scripsit. Latinitate donavit Joannes Meursius.
No place, no publisher, no date [Holland?, c.1665-75?]. 12mo. [viii, of?], 177, [ii], 98, [ii], 155 pp.Vellum. (library label on spine; vellum slightly unfresh)
¶ "Like other works in the whore dialogue tradition, the discourse is between a more experienced older woman (Tullia) and a younger one (in this case her maid, the 15-year-old Octavia), the former instructing the latter mainly in the pleasures of lesbianism but also - and this is one of the features that make Chorier's text stand out - in the supposed delights of whipping and being whipped." (J.R. Yamamoto-Wilson. Pain, pleasure and perversity ... p.100)
¶ This edition not in Ebert, nor Brunet. With the 7th colloquium (not present in the first edition): Fescennini.
¶ A French translation was published in 1680 titled: L'Académie des Dames.
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L'apocalisse di San Giovanni in versi italiani, dedicata alla Santita' di Nostro Signore Papa Benedetto XIV da Locresio p.a.
Padua, G. Cominus, 1743. 4to. (24, 1x18, 2cm). 234, [1 printer's device] pp. With numerous head- and tailpieces and fine initials. Vellum (vellum sl.soiled; hinges weak/splitting a bit; lower margin last few pages slightly waterstained).
¶ Locresio is a pseudonym of Flaminio Scarselli (1705-1776) from Bologna (J.P. Paitoni, Biblioteca degli autori antichi greci, e latini volgarizzati I p. 143.)
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Joannis Meursii elegantiae latini sermonis. [ET:] Aloisiae Sigeae Toletanae Satyrae sotadicae de arcanis amoris, et veneris. Pars altera. Veneres
n.d., n.n., [Netherlands? ca 1670-80?]. 12mo. (13, 0x6, 9cm). 2 parts in 1. 166, [ii], 238 pp. New, old-style calf: spine and board edges gilt, raised bands and morocco title-shield. (tiny corner clipped from contemporary flyleaf)
¶ Rare edition of these erotic colloquies.
¶ "By Nicolas Chorier and ascribed by him to Aloisia Sygaea. Here wrongly attributed to Meursius." (British Library; ID.002473310)
¶ "Cette édition, impr. en Hollande, vers 1680, est plus belle et plus complète que les précèdentes ... Ces éditions de Hollande ne sont pas communes ..."(Brunet III.1685-86).
¶ Das Buch [= Elegantiae Latini sermonis] gilt noch im 19. Jh. als eine der schlimmsten Obszönitäten der Literaturgeschichte, ein "livre infame". (H. Jaumann, Handbuch Gelehrtenkultur der Frühen Neuzeit. I. p.183)
¶ "Nicolas Chorier (1612-1692): "Ce libertin érudit, notable respecté, publie aussi sous le manteau le célèbre Aloysia Sigea, poème érotique sous forme de dialogues, qui une fois l'identité de l'auteur découverte, lui vaudra de mourir dans le discrédit." (DLF, p.281)
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Virtus vindicata: sive Polieni Rhodiensis Satyra. In depravatos orbis incolas.
No place, no printer, Anno salutis 1617. 12mo. (14, 3x8, 3cm). [xiv, 2 blank], 269 [=267] pp. Limp parchment. (bottom of binding damaged, age-toned throughout)
¶ Weller, Lexicon pseudonymorum, p.455; John Barclay lived in Rome from 1616 till his death in 1621. The dedication "Polienus Samuano suo salutem denuntiat." is signed: Helenopoli Id.Decembre, 1616.
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Progymnasmata (a R. Agricola & J.M. Catanaeo latinitate donata). Cum scholiis R.Lorichii.
Amsterdam, L.Elzevier, 1645 (corrected edition). Small 12mo. (11, 9x6, 6cm). 400 pp. With engraved title (same as the 1642 edition). Full calf, triple gilt fillets and blind-stamped floral border; decorative spine; gilt board edges, inner dentelles; marbled edges and flyleaves (some old annotations on verso frontispiece and title-page ruled with red; tear p.361 repaired; tiny marginal hole in last quire; lacking the last 6 leaves: index + blank)
¶ Willems 1018; Rahir 1017; Brunet I.341; Huisman 234; Hoffmann I/197.
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Opera, Iac. Sirmondi cura & studio recognita, notisque illustrata.
Paris, Sébastien & Gabriel Cramoisy, 1652. 2. ed. 4to. (25x19cm). [xvi], 418, [18=index], 168, [16=index] pp. With 1 large and 3 small numismatic engravings. Speckled calf, gilt spine with morocco title-piece; gilt board edges; marbled edges. (tiny hole in title-page; small strip of upper margin p.3 repaired; small waterstain on front margin p. 85 of the Notes) Good copy with ample margins.
¶ "Beste Ausg." (Ebert 798); "Bonne édition, dont il y a du Gr. Pap." Curante Ph. Labbeo. (Brunet V.373). "Sirmond's work, which passed through later editions, is an example of seventeeth-century scholarship at its best, and the notes are excellent." (Delphi complete works of Sidonius Apollinaris, online bibliography). Jacques Sirmond (Riom 1559 - Paris 1651) was one of the most learned Jesuits of his time. This edition of Sidonius' letters and poems was later incorporated in Sirmond's Oeuvres. (Sommervogel VII.1237).
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Apologia. I. Casaubonus recensuit, graeca supplevit, & Castigationum libellum adiecit. Ad virum ilustrem J. Scaligerum.
[Heidelberg], Commelin, 1593. 4to. (20, 8x15, 8cm). [viii], 182, [2=index] pp. Vellum. (vellum discoloured and repaired; name removed from title-page: paper damaged; a bit foxed)
¶ VD16 A 3173
¶ "In den frühern Ausg. wurde dieses Werk in 2 Bücher getheilt. Diese [wiederrechtlich gemachte] Eintheilung hob Casaubon. [zuerst] auf. Er benutzte bes.die Princeps v.1469." (Schweiger I.12. See also: Hamberger 1758 p. 347)
¶ Adams A1370.
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Omnem logicam, rhetoricam, et poeticam disciplinam continens. Tomus I. (Graece, studio Joh. Baptistae Camotii.)
Venice, Aldi filii (Paulus Manutius), 1551. 8vo. (17x11cm). [xx], 678 pp. Aldine device on title-page. Later diced calf with blind-stamped decorative borders, gilt coat of arms on both boards; spine with morocco title-piece; speckled edges. (hinges strengthened unobtrusively; lower margin torn from title-page; some light marginal waterstains; (traces) of (old) annotations in margine; lacking the last leaf with the Varia lectio in topicis V-VII and the Aldine device)
¶ Provenance: gilt arms of James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury on both boards.
¶ Brunet I.45; beautiful and rare edition. (Schweiger 51); Adams A.1733 (six volumes); Renouard (Aldus) 150.
¶ Edit16: 2936. This edition was printed at the expense of Federicus Turrisanus, with his short preface, "qui y parle beaucoup de son zèle pour la publicaton des bonnes éditions grecques." (Renouard).
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Physikes akroaseos biblia okto. Naturalis auscultationis libri octo nova recognitione emendati. ( M.Sessa)
Venice, Giov. Ant. & Pietro Nicolini da Sabbio (for M. Sessa), 1546. 8vo. (15, 3x9, 8 cm). 123, [1] lvs. With printer's device on title and on last page (cat with a prey in her mouth, nursing her kittens). Limp, laced vellum binding with turned edges. (vellum a bit soiled and used; binding strengthened at spine and back board; some waterstains)
¶ Greek text only.
¶ Provenance: "Sarpagliani [?] J.U.D." and one owner's inscription crossed out; and on bottom edge: "... S. Georgij"
¶ Not in Schweiger; not in Adams; not in Brunet.
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In orationes Ciceronis enarrationes nuper qua licuit cura ac diligentia collatis adhibitis variis exemplaribus recognitae ac locis innumeris restitutae cum Georgii Trapezuntii, in eiusdem Ciceronis Orationem pro Q.Ligario docta ac pereleganti interpretatione, adnotationisbusque ac commentariis Antonii Lusci Vincentini, in reliquas Ciceronis Actiones.
Paris, Conrat Resch (impr. P. Vidoué), sub Scuto Basiliensi, 1520. Folio, mostly in-6. (28, 3x19, 6cm). [viii], 339 pp. With woodcut title-borders and printer's device. Modern half morocco binding with marbled boards (tiny wormhole in first 5 leaves (no text loss); marginal tear in page 254; erratic pagination but complete). A fresh copy with ample margins.
¶ Title-page partly coloured by hand, some old marginal annotations. The woodcut title-border depicting Pyramus and Thisbe, the Judgement of Paris and Aristotle and Phyllis; also with playing putti and a flatulent woman, signed VG (Urs Graf?).
¶ Provenance: owner's annotation in ink on title-page: College of Oratorians in Saumur.
¶ "Von Nic. Beroaldus herausgegeben." (Schweiger II.17) L'editio Beraldina (Paris, 1520) a été peu vue. Madvig la connaissait de seconde main et seul Baiter l'a utilisée. ... Le texte de Bérauld se fonde, lui aussi, sur l'édition princeps qu'il améliore légèrement. L'édition de 1520 fut largement diffusée, puisque ce fut elle que reprit Mélanchton quelques années plus tard." (Flambard, Notes sur l'histoire du texte d'Asconius à l'époque moderne, p. 388-89).
¶ Adams A. b2053.
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Dipnosophistarum, hoc est argutè sciteque differentium. Lib. XV.
Basel, Ioannes Valderus, September 1535. Folio. (32x20, 2cm). [lxviii], 337, [1], [2 blank] pp. New brown half morocco with title-piece. (strong marginal waterstaining in the preliminaries, smaller in the text; small worming in bottom margin of 35 pp; first two leaves repaired in bottom corner; some foxing)
¶ Second edition (first: Aldus 1514). Edited by Jacobus Bedrotus, with the assistance of Christianus Herlinus. "According to Casaubon, the editors were Bedrotus and Herlinus, two young Germans, possessing more enthusiasm than correctness; but much to be praised for this attempt - in which they would probably have succeeded better had their judgment and maturity of reading been equal to their ardour." (Dibdin I/332). In the preliminaries a catalogue of writers, mentioning hundreds of names. "To the quotations in Athenaeus we are indebted for our knowledge of passages from about 700 ancient writers who would otherwise be unknown to us." (Sandys I/330). Jacobus Bedrotus (1495-1541) was professor of Greek in Basel, and from 1525 in Strasburg. Christianus Herlinus (+1562) was first of all mathematician. He built the clock that can still be admired in Strasburg cathedral.
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Vitae selectorum aliquot virorum qui doctrina, dignitate, aut pietate inclaruere.
London, George Wells, 1681. 4to. (24, 1x18, 6cm). [iv], 749[=805], 1[=portrait] pp. Blind-stamped calf. (somewhat chafed; hinges weakening; slight worming (in margins) of first few pages; small (marginal) tear in p.262 and 401; slightly spotted; a few light, marginal waterstains; a few pen/pencil annot.; small hole in p. 318).
¶ Provenance: ms.owner's entry: "Is. Crouch, Sti. Edmundi in Aula, Oxon. 1777." (Isaac Crouch was vice-principal of St.Edmunds Hall from 1783). Bookplate of Arthur Rickards, Pembroke College.
¶ Collection of biographies, laudatory/funerary poems etc. by numerous authors, collected by William Bates. On the lives of Henry Chichele; William Waynflete; Savonarola; Bembo; Erasmus; Budé; Scaliger; Puteanus; Scévole de Sainte-Marthe and many others.
¶ Graesse VI.374; Brunet V.1323.
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Amores, edente P. Scriverio, inscripti Th. Graswinckelio.
Amsterdam, Lod. Elzevier (impr. G.A. van der Marse), 1638. 12mo. (14, 4x8, 4cm). [xi], 518, 1[=colophon] pp. With engraved portrait of the author. Laced vellum binding with turned edges. (spine lightly spotted; some contemporary notes on flyleaves; very slighty waterstained.) Good copy.+
¶ "Ce recueil est plus curieux que le titre ne le fait supposer. Le volume s'ouvre, il est vrai, par une série de lettres et de poésies, dans lesquelles Baudius raconte ingénument ses mésaventures amoureuses. Ces confidences, qui pouvaient amuser les contemporains, n'offrent plus guère d'interêt aujourd'hui ... Heureusement ce fatras n'occupe qu'une centaine de pages. Le reste offre un choix bon fort bien fait de petites pièces relatives à l'amour et au mariage, ... Jolie édition ... bien exécuté ..." (Willems 961)
¶ Choice selection of texts by various authors (ao. D.Heinsius, Th.Morus, L.Capilupi, Ausonius) on love and marriage, nicely printed edition.
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Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids, temples, tombs, and excavations, in Egypt and Nubia; and a journey to the coast of the Red Sea, in search of the ancient Berenice; and another to the oasis of Jupiter Ammon.
London, John Murray, 1820. 4to. (27x21cm). xx, 483 pp. With portrait of Belzoni and 1 plate. Full calf, with multiple fillets and a center-piece 'Honoris Causâ' on front board and the name "Arthurus Entwistle" on back cover, both in a laurel wreath, all edges richly gilt. (half-title missing; the map of the Nile not present; the plates foxed; sporadic slight foxing in the text; hinges weak; small damage to foot of spine). A very nice copy.
¶ Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778 - 1823; the Great Belzoni for his height of more than 2 meter). Account of his journeys in Egypt from 1815 to 1819, during which he a.o. opened the second piramid of Gizeh, and the sepulchre of Seti I, and sent the huge bust of Ramesses II ("the young Memnon") to London. The book concludes with a 44 pages "Mrs Belzoni's trifling account of the women of Egypt, Nubia, and Syria."
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Dr. Bentley's dissertations on the Epistles of Phalaris, and the Fables of Aesop, examin'd.
London, M. Cooper etc, 1745. 4th ed. 8vo. (19, 5x11, 5cm). [x], 266[=294], [4] pp. Full calf, with single fillet, raised bands. (title-piece missing)
¶ Provenance: "C. Roger C. Boyle, from his great grandmother Joanna Parke, Chiselhampton 1898".
¶ Bartholomew 108.
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De Roma triumphante libri decem, priscorum scriptorum lectoribus utilissimi, ad totiusque Romanae antiquitatis cognitionem pernecessa rii. Romae instauratae libri III. Italia illustrata. Historiarum ab inclinato Rom. imperio Decades III. Omnia multo quam ante castigatiora.
Basel, Froben, 1531. First part only. Folio. (33, 1x22, 6cm). [xii], 422, [1 printer's mark] pp. Later old-style basane, blind-stamped boards, spine with raised bands. (new paste-downs loose; title-page strengthened at hinge; some moulding; first pp. slightly deteriorated in lower corner; small hole in p. 159: a few letters text loss; strong paper copy)
¶ Lacking the second part: Decades.
¶ Provenance: ex libris of P.A.H. Muschamp; armorial stamp of the Sewell family on wooden board.
¶ Biondo "virtually founded the field of archaeology" with these works. Our copy contains: De Roma instaurata (reconstruction of ancient Roman topography); the influential De Roma triumphante (a discussion of pagan Rome as a model for new reform in contemporary institutions); De Gestis Venetorum; and De Italia illustrata (geography and history of 18 Italian provinces). (Encyclopaedia Britannica online).
¶ Adams B 2067 (including the Decades)
¶ "The Italia illustrata has naturally been given more attention than the other, for in it Biondo achieved a new and fruitful combination of geography and history, of antiquities and contemporary observation ... they stimulated a host of other topographers and antiquaries who were better equipped." (Renaissance Essays 1951, p.40; see also: A new sense of the past: the scholarship of Biondo Flavio (1392-1463)
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Grammaticae institutiones ad graecam linguam, a mendis quamplurimis, quae paulatim ex impressorum irrepserant incuria, vindicatae.
Venice, Paul Manutius, 1557. 8vo.(15, 1x9, 9cm). 322 leaves. With the Aldus device on title-page. Simple half parchment. (lower half of spine renewed; binding sl.wormholed/chafed; first quire (esp. title) waterstained; 1 annotation in old hand)
¶ Provenance: "P. Francisci Macharij Ang. F." crossed out on title-page.
¶ Urbano Bolzanio (1442-1524) was follower of Constantine Lascaris, friend of Pietro Bembo, and collaborator of Aldo Manuzio, for whose circle he published a grammar of Ancient Greek in 1497. Edit16: CNCE 6786
¶ "Quoique cette édition (faite sur celle de 1545) soit et beaucoup plus complète, et plus correcte que celle de 1497, il s'en faut de beaucoup qu'elle ait la même valeur." (Brunet V.1013).
¶ "(Cette édition) est jolie et soignée, ainsi que la suivante de 1560, mais celle de 1566 leur est bien inférieure. (...) Ce nouveau grec est d'une excellente forme, très agréable á l'oeil, et surtout extrèmement aisé à lire." (Renouard p.171). Edit16: CNCE 6786.
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The works. Containing I. Enquiries into vulgar and common errors. II. Religio medici: With annotations and observations upon it. III. Hydriotaphia; or, Urn-Burial: Together with The Garden of Cyrus. IV. Certain miscellany tracts.
London, Tho. Basset, Ric.Chiswell, Tho. Sawbridge, Charles Mearn, and Charles Brome, 1686. Folio. (32x18, 5cm). [2], [xvi], 316, [11].[xiii], 102.[xviii], 52.[v], 103 (=73), [iii] pp. With portrait frontispiece (by R.White), 2 the text, and separate title-pages to each part. Modern brown morocco. (a few minute burn holes; 4 leaves slightly damaged in the margin; some antiquarian bookseller's cuttings tipped in. A good, fresh copy.
¶ Provenance: bookplates of St Augustine's College, Canterbury.
¶ The first collected edition.
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Commentarii linguae graecae. Ab eodem accurate recogniti, atque amplius tertia parte aucti.
Paris, Robert Estienne, 1548. Folio. (34x20, 6cm). 1112, [38 indices], [1 colophon] pp. Modern half morocco. (a few catalogue entries on paste-down; one small marginal wormhole in ca. the first 200 pp; a few pages with light marginal waterstain; very nice copy)
¶ Provenance: ms. owner's entries: "Ex libris Theodori Duntij (?) Venlonensis", and "B. Wolde".
¶ `The first full-scale analysis of Greek prose usage based on direct study of the whole range of accessible ancient sources". (Anthony .Grafton).Considered to be the most beautiful and best edition. Augmented greatly in comparison to the first editions (1529 and 1530), this work was used as a basis for Estienne's Thesaurus linguae graecae. Primarily meant to elucidate the legal terminology of Greece and Rome, the Commentarii soon became a veritable text book and common storehouse for succeeding lexicographers. Guillaume Budé thus gained a commanding reputation by this book. Budaeus was, beyond question, the best Greek scholar of his day in Europe. (Sandys II/ 170-171; The Quarterly Review 22, p.313; Cambridge Modern History I.612). "Edition la meilleure de ces disquisitions très savantes, qui ont été fort utiles à la science, mais dont on fait maintenant peu d'usage." (Renouard, Estienne 71/72.7).
¶ Adams B3096; Ebert 3115; Brunet I.1374; Graesse I.565.
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Commentarii di Gaio Giulio Cesare, tradotti di latino in volgar lingua per Agostino Ortica della Porta Genovese. Con la tavola.
Venice, Girolamo Calepino, 1552. [ii], 255 [=257] leaves (lacking the last (blank) leaf). With printer's device on title-page, 5 fullpage woodcuts, and 2 doublepage Ptolemy maps (Iberic Peninsula & Gaul). Modern vellum with morocco title-piece, gilt & gauffered edges.
¶ Provenance: "Michael Dormer" on title-page, and "F.Pollock 1889." on upper paste-down
¶ Edit16: CNCE 8170. Michael Dormer was a gentleman from Buckinghamshire. He donated 63 books to the Bodleian in 1603.
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Rerum ab se gestarum commentarii. Ad codicum vetustissimorum fidem summa diligentia castigati. Reliqua sequens docebit pagella
Lyon, Seb. Gryphius, 1549. 16mo in-8. (12, 6x7, 0cm). 689 [of 695], [120 = indices] pp. With printer's device, 2 (of 5?) woodcuts and some woodcut initials. Parchment binding, smooth spine with morocco title-shield. (binding sl.soiled; back board sl.chafed; first pages sl. waterstained; with some old annotations/ 'doodles'; missing p.9-10, 13-14, 15-16.
¶ The woodcuts depict the city view of Marseille and a view of the hill fort Uxellodunum (near Vayrac).
¶ Provenance: bookplate partially removed from paste-down; owner's entry of 'Francis Newbery [the publisher?], Rome, Nov.15th 1817' on flyleaf.
¶ Baudrier VIII.229-230. Not in Adams; Schweiger II.42 ("Folgt der Vascosana"); Pettegree, French Books 59608.
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Vitae Caesarum quarum scriptores hi C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Aelius Spartianus, Aelius Lampridius, Trebellius Pollio, Herodianus, Pomponius Laetus, Dion Cassius, Iulius Capitolinus, Vulcatius Gallicanus, Flavius Vopiscus, Sex. Aurelius Victor, Io. Baptista Egnatius, Eutropii libri X. integrati pristinae redditi. Ammianus Marcelinus longe alius quam antehac unquam. Annotationes D. Erasmi Rot. & Baptistae Egnatii in vitas Caess. Accesserunt in hac editione Velleii Paterculi libri II. ab innumeris denuo vendicati erroribus, addito indice copiosissimo.
Basel, Froben, 1546. Folio. (31, 6x21, 8cm). [xx], 810[=808], [66= index], [2= printer's device] pp. Later half leather (boards a bit chafed; some (marginal) waterstains, lacking the blanks after p. 470 and 810; a few old annotations; slight worming in inner margines from p.761 onwards; clean copy with ample margins)
¶ "Of this edtion of 1546, I find no account in Maittaire or De Bure, yet it is certainly in existence." (Dibdin I.255); According to Schweiger, edited by an unknown but very perceptive and learned scholar. New edition by Vellejus. (Schweiger II.384; Graesse III.303). Adams C91.
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Centones ex Virgilio.
[Roma, Valerius Doricus imprimebat, ca.1555-60?]. 4to. (19, 5x13, 7cm). [iv], 64, [4] pp. Late 19th cent.half calf with marbled boards. (a few old annotations (editorial corrections? See Tucker p.284), slight marginal worming throughout; very slightly foxed, a few light waterstains)
¶ Dedicated to Joachim du Bellay by the editor Antonio Possevino. Possevino might have played a rather dubious role in re-issues of the Centones ex Virgilio de vita monachum (see Tucker p. 284 and further)
¶ With an emblematic woodcut on the title-page, depicting a (urinating) dog (or wolf). Hovering above the beast we find an hourglass (Bibliothèque Mazarine). (The Houghton Library states their title-page woodcut depicts a Cynocephalus.)
¶ Early, rare edition of these (satirical) poems made up of verses of another poem, a sort of 'patchwork'.
¶ Mantuan poet Lelio Capilupi (1497-1560) seems to have been very reluctant to have these centones published at all, not in the least "through anticipation of the moral and religious reaction this ... would provoke." Indeed, his 'Centones ex Virgilio de vita monachorum' - a pastiche of verses from Virgil made up to attack monks; Cento II in our copy - was put on the Index in 1557 (G. Tucker in: Ut Granum Sinapis, pp.285-86).
¶ Early gatherings of this collection of 13 centones (including this one) still remain a "bibliographical and historical puzzle". According to Tucker, this would be a collection printed in "Stage 1.B" (very shortly after the death of Julius III in March 1555; see copies in the Vatican Library and Siena). (Tucker pp.267, 282-83, 285)
¶ Other issue of Rhodes IV (Rhodes, Lelio Capilupi and the 'Centones ex Virgilio' in: The Library 1994, pp. 208-218)
¶ Same title-page as Edit16: CNCE 9139 but different collation.
¶ Only 4 real copies in Worldcat
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Carmina quinque illustrium poetarum quorum nomina in sequenti pagina continentur. Secunda editio longe copiosior prima.
Florence, Laurentius Torrentinus, 1549. 8vo. (17, 3x10, 3cm). 318 pp. Later parchment. (a few pages waterstained; board edges partly stained; upper corner of the last 50 pp. a bit chafed; verso title partly doubled; lacks last blank)
¶ Represented are Bembo, Naugerio, Castiglione, Cotta and Flaminio. The second part of Flaminius, Paraphrasis in triginta psalmos, with own title-page. The first edition of this collection was published a year earlier by Valgrisi in Venice. This one, enlarged with three poems by Cotta and thirty three by Flaminio, is the first Torrentino edition. Flaminio died a year later.
¶ Not in Adams.
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Dionis Nicaei Rerum Romanarum à Pompeio Magno ad Alexandrum Mamaeae, Epitome authore Joh. Xiphilino. Ex bibliotheca Regia.
Paris, Robert Estienne, 1551. Large 4to. (24, 4x17, 6cm). 357, [3] pp. With a printer's device on the title, numerous large woodcut initials and some woodcut borders. Old limp vellum binding, ties gone. (a few (light) marginal (water-)stains; one small marginal tear; a few pages with minimal marginal worming). A good copy with ample margins.)
¶ Editio princeps of this 11th-century abridgment of Dio Cassius by Johannes Xiphilinus. (Ebert.24175).
¶ One of the last Parisian publications of Robert Estienne. (Renouard, Estienne, 80.8).
¶ Hoffmann III.618. Schweiger 93 (different edition). Pettegree, French Books 65034; Adams D.513
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