OVIDIUS NASO, PUBLIUS
Opera [edited by Johannes Calphurnius]. [Venice]: Jacobus Rubeus, [before December] 1474
folio (310 x 195mm.), 411 leaves (of 412, without initial blank), [a-e10 f8 g-m10 n-o12; p-q10 r-s8 t10 u12 x8 y6; [et] A-B10 C12; D-H10 I8 K6; L-M10 N12 O10; P-T10], 43 lines, roman type, capital spaces, later manuscript running titles, a few annotations (some earlier, some later), bibliographical note in English pasted to inside front cover, eighteenth-century calf, spine gilt in compartments, [g9] torn and repaired (without loss), some spotting and light staining, extremities slightly rubbed, neatly rebacked retaining original spine
The editor, Giovanni Calfurnio (c. 1443-1503), a respected humanist, had been a pupil of Ognibene da Lonigo and became professor at Padua. He includes here the recently-discovered Consolatio ad Liviam, first printed in the 1471 Rome edition of Ovid, but now considered spurious.
"io Ludovico Rog[--]", inscription on first leaf and the date 25 November 1573 at start of Heroides and at end of De Ponto
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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