Horatius Flaccus - Omnia Poemata - 1573

Horatius Flaccus - Omnia Poemata - 1573
Literature, Poetry - Quantity: 1 - Woodcuts - Book

Large folio. Illustrated.
At the beginning of each book there is a portrait of the poet with laurel wreath, while writing in his study.

Minerva with helmet, spear and shield rides a lion. Initials: ZMBV. Within illustrated frame. Motto: Virtuti omnia parent. (Q34 - Z845) in the colophon.
Venetiis, apud Haeredes Ioannis Mariae Bonelli, 1573

Full title:
Q. Horatii Flacci poetae venusini, omnia poemata cum ratione carminum... interpretibus Acrone, Porphyrione, Iano Parrhasio, Antonio Mancinello, necnon Iodoco Badio Ascensio... scoliisque Angeli Politiani, M.Antonii Sabellici... His nos praeterea annotationes... addidimus. Nicolai Perotti Sipontini Libellus de metris Odarum, Auctoris vita ex Petro Crinito Florentino. Quae omnia longe politius, ac diligentius, quam hactenus excusa in lucem prodeunt. Index copiosissimus omnium vocabulorum, quae in toto opere animadversione digna visa sunt

Nineteenth-century light-blue cardboard binding with title on tag on the leather spine. Text on two columns, numerous animated drop caps. At the beginning of each book, a portrait of the poet with laurel wreath, in the act of writing in his study. The first 4 unnumbered sheets are missing, including the cover page, otherwise complete: 21(1) cc. Restoration with coeval paper on the first sheet. A water stains affects the far edge of the last pages (see photos). Large handwritten note on the last blank sheet. Choix de Olschki,IV,4682 for an edition also by Bonelli, 1562 - Brunet,III,314 for the first Venetian edition, Scoto, 1544 with these comments and the reprints of Bonelli starting in 1559. Adams, H919.

Abebooks (complete) 1.200,00 euro

Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known more simply as Horace (Venosa, 8 December 65 BC – Rome, 27 November 8 BC), was a Roman poet.

Lot details
Number of Books
Literature, Poetry
Author/ Illustrator
Horatius Flaccus
Book Title
Omnia Poemata
Publication year oldest item
Illustrated Edition
Original language
Binding/ Material
Half leather
317×215 mm
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