Publius Vergilius Maro
P. Virgilii Maronis Poetae Mantuani, Universum Poema.
Venetiis - Apud Haeredes Ioannis Mariae Bonelli - 1572 -
pp. ( 4 ), 389
31 x 22 cm.
Beautiful Venetian illustrated edition.
embellished with a very rare and precious original parchment binding, bearing a 1200 codex in coloured ink.
the text is complete, pp. (4 ), 384 , including the 36 (out of 36) woodcuts.
The last 5 sheets - 385/389 - are missing (most likely lost in time), "ad lectorem" and "priapea", of minor importance and that do not affect the value of the copy.
They are still copied, in full scale, and attached to the text in the correct placement order (see photo). “Registrum” in the last photo.
Fine thirteenth-century full parchment binding, spine with 3 raised bands and coeval manuscript with title and author.
Slight abrasions to the covers.
Text on two columns adorned by 36 allegorical woodcuts and elegant illustrated drop caps.
Fine woodcut brand on the cover page depicting Minerva
(virtuti omnia parent).
Elegant coeval manuscript attached to the text, placed as originally acquired.
Other manuscripts on the back of the cover page and on the bottom edge (see photos).
Small tears to 4 sheets (see photos) without defects or loss of text.
Reinforcement band on the inside edge of p. 8/9.
Some coeval annotations in the text. Sporadic slight stains.
The first and last sheets are slightly worn. Original endpapers included.
Work in good overall condition.
- Number of Books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Publius Vergilius Maro
- Book Title
- P. Virgilii Maronis Poetae Mantuani Universum Poema
- Publication year oldest item
- Different editions
- Original language
- Apud Haeredes Ioannis Mariae Bonelli
- Binding/ Material
- 31×22 cm