Two commentaries in one volume with fine contemporary provenance, comprising:
MARTIALIS, Marcus Valerius. Epigrammata [with commentary of Dominicus Calderinus]. Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 15 July 1482, 198 leaves, a-z &8 [con]6, 58 lines of commentary, roman type, initial spaces, a few deckle edges, a few small repaired wormholes
JUVENALIS, Decimus Junius. Satyrae [with commentary of Dominicus Calderinus]. Calderinus: Defensio adversus Brotheum. Venice: Bartholomaeus de Zanis, 3 October, 1487, 62 leaves, a-i6 k8, 61 lines of commentary, roman type, initial spaces, a3-4 lightly foxed
2 works in one volume, Chancery folio (300 x 210mm.), contemporary Italian (Venetian?) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, 5 small brass bosses on each cover, 4 clasps, 2 endleaves from an eleventh-century Italian manuscript of the Sermons of Leo the Great on the Resurrection (Migne, PL 54, cols 390-393) in a large handsome Caroline minuscule script, lower pastedown with scissors watermark (similar to Briquet 3668, Rome 1454), title lettered along foot of textblock, binding repaired at edges with new straps, covers somewhat rubbed
For a binding with one of the same border tools, and also with 5 small round bosses, see De Marinis plate CCLXXXVIII, no. 1642, on a 1487 Venice edition of Sabellico.
ISTC im00306000 & ij00652000
"Benedicti Capilupi Mantuani codex"; "Lelii Capilupi codex", early inscriptions at end of second work
Benedetto Capilupi (1461-1518) was secretary to the Gonzaga family and in particular to Isabella d'Este. His son Lelio (1497-1563) was a poet. Benedetto wrote to Aldus Manutius on behalf of Isabella requesting books.
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