Catullus, Opera, Venice, Aldus, 1502, morocco by Storr of Grantham, Syston Park copy
Catullus, Gaius Valerius, Albius Tibullus, and Sextus Propertius
Catullus, Tibullus, Propetius. (Venice: Aldus Manutius, January 1502)
8vo (149 x 86mm.), italic text, final leaf with label title only, nineteenth-century straight-grained navy morocco gilt by Storr of Grantham with the Aldine device stamped in gilt on covers, flat spine gilt, gilt edges, small repaired wormholes in first five leaves, binding very slightly rubbed
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.
Aldo Manuzio tipografo 55; Edit16 10356; Renouard 39/16; UCLA 52
Fr Marcus Curtius [of Ferrara?], early inscription on title-page; Sir John Hayford Thorold of Syston Park, bookplates (sale, Sotheby's, 20 December 1884, but this copy not found in catalogue; lot 454 is a copy in red morocco by Roger Payne); William Edward Kelly (died 1909), St Helen's, Westport, County Mayo, armorial bookplate; T. Kimball Brooker, morocco booklabel
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