CURTIUS RUFUS, QUINTUS
Historiae Alexandri Magni [edited by Bartholomaeus Merula]. Venice: Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 17 July 1494
Chancery folio (315 x 217mm.), 68 leaves, a8 b–l6, 44 lines plus headline, roman type, 3- to 8-line initial spaces, woodcut printer's device at end, modern vellum, 2 pairs of ties, first 2 leaves and last leaf repaired at foot, small stain on d3
The text of these Histories of Alexander the Great survives incomplete, and it was first published by Vindelinus Spirensis in 1470 or 1471. This edition, prepared by Bartolomeo Merula who was the tutor to the Corner family and who worked on numerous texts and commentaries for Tacuinus, corrects a few but not all of the errors in the editio princeps.
"Jacobi Francisci de Amicis", inscription on title-page
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