JUVENALIS, [DECIMUS JUNIUS] & PERSIUS [FLACCUS, AULUS],
Satyrae (Satyra prima - Satyra sextadecima & Satyra prima - Satyra sexta).
Venetiis, In aedibus Aldi, 1501. Small 8vo. 78 unnumbered leaves (156 pp.), last page blank. Printed in italic type. Blank spaces with guide letters for initials. Hardcover. 18th century full calf, spine richly gilt; marbled pastedowns, blank free endpapers, speckled paper edges; green ribbon page marker. (Some tiny wormholes in spine, somewhat more insect damage to foot of spine; 19th & 20th century bookplates on pastedown and on both sides of free endpaper; lower corner of title & 1st leaf a bit fingersoiled, old repairs to topcorners of first 7 leaves and to lower corners of first 4 leaves without any loss of text, occas. light browning, lower margins of last 10 leaves sl. dampstained, some early ink underl. and marginal markings & annots). VG.
¶ The first of two Aldine editions dated 1501, with colophon printed in italics, and without anchor device on title-page, with unnumbered leaves, and with the colophon "Venetiis in aedibus Aldi. Mense Augusto. M.DI." printed in italics. One of the first "pocket books", also one of the first books printed in italic type. Ref.: Renouard p. 29; Brunet III, col. 629.
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