ALDINE PRESS MUSAEUS. Opsusculum de Herone et Leandro. Orphhei  argonautica. E iusdem  hymni. Orphaeus de lapidibu[s]
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ALDINE PRESS MUSAEUS. Opsusculum de Herone et Leandro. Orphhei argonautica. E iusdem hymni. Orphaeus de lapidibu[s]
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Lot Details
ALDINE PRESS
MUSAEUS. Opsusculum de Herone et Leandro. Orphhei argonautica. E iusdem hymni. Orphaeus de lapidibu[s], text in Greek and Latin, Aldine dolphin and anchor device on title and final leaf, 2 woodcut illustrations in the text, small ownership stamp of crown over three fleur-de-lys on title, label of "Charles Butler of Warren Wood, Hatfield" inside upper cover, ownership inscription of H.C. Hoskies (1902) with note on front free endpaper, red crushed morocco gilt by Duru (1861), covers with gilt cornerpieces repeating stamp on title, g.e. [Renouard 81.8], 8vo (163 x 95mm.), Venice, Aldo Manuzio and Andrea Torresano, November, 1517

Footnotes

  • Musaeus's Opusculum is reset after the Aldine quarto edition of c.1495-97. Of the three works by Orpheus the De lapidibus is the first printing, and the others are set after the Giunta edition of 1500. See illustration overleaf.
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