TACITUS (GAIUS CORNELIUS) Libri quinque noviter inventi, 1515
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TACITUS (GAIUS CORNELIUS) Libri quinque noviter inventi, 1515
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TACITUS (GAIUS CORNELIUS)
Libri quinque noviter inventi, first edition, woodcut arms of Leo X on QQ8v, a large copy with extensive annotation in the first half of the book, early inscriptions including what seems to be a monastic class mark on title, and "Fa Horrockes" with a cost of 5s 4d on flyleaf, contemporary wooden boards, title lettered on lower edge, leather and clasps stripped off, eighteenth century sheep, spine worn [Adams T21], folio, Rome, Etienne Guillery, 1515

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  • "The first six books of the Annales survive in a single manuscript [it] was taken to Rome and came into the possession of Pope Leo X. Leo gave it to Filippo Beroaldo the Younger who used it to produce an impressive editio princeps in 1515" (R.J. Tarrant, in Texts and Transmission, 1983, pp. 406-07).
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