Plautus (Titus Maccius)


Ed & Comm: Joannes Baptista Pius.

Description: woodcut printer's device at end, first leaf guarded at inner margin (becoming detached) and soiled, with a couple of ownership inscriptions erased, top of verso of AA6 (blank) reinforced, a few stains here and there, 421 leaves, of 422 (lacking last leaf, with register on recto), AA6 a6 b-z & [con] [rum] A-Z aa-bb8 cc10, 43 lines of text plus headline, roman type with some words printed in Greek, 3- to 5-line initial spaces with printed guides, three lines at head of AA2 printed in red, Chancery folio (300 x 215 mm), early pagination in ink sometimes cropped, 17th-century reversed calf, early reback in catspaw calf, spine gilt, gilt edges, wear to extremities, and a few cracks to spine, some early annotation at the beginning, 18th-century armorial bookplate of Jacques Gaillard, canon of Rouen

Publication Details: [colophon:] Milan: Uldericus Scinzenzeler, 18 Jan., 1500

Notes: Eighth edition of Plautus, the first to contain the extensive commentary of the Bolognese Giovanni Battista Pio (1460-1540), and the last - just! - incunable edition of Plautus.

Bibliography: (ISTC ip00785000)

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Price: £4,000

Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1500

Stock Number: 64755

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