CATULLUS, TIBULLUS, PROPERTIUS
(Venice: Aldus, January 1502)
8vo (164 x 97mm.), variant with spelling "Propetius" on title-page, italic text, penultimate leaf with colophon only, final leaf with caption title only, later marbled calf, spine gilt in compartments, old gauffered edges, A1 (title) and a1 repaired at foot, first few leaves slightly stained, some damage to upper joint
First Aldine edition, with the incorrect spelling "Propetius" on title-page. Aldus's preface to Marin Sanudo indicates a print run of 3,000 volumes for this work ("tria millia voluminum").
Aldo Manuzio tipografo 55; Edit16 10356 (variant B); Renouard 39/16; Texas 61; UCLA 52
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.