LUCRETIUS CARUS, TITUS c.99-58 B.C. PIO, GIOVANNI BATTISTA, editor. In Carum Lucretium poetam commentarii a Joanne Baptista Pio editi... Bologna: Hieronymus de Benedictis, May 1511.<BR />
Lot 3134A
LUCRETIUS CARUS, TITUS c.99-58 B.C. PIO, GIOVANNI BATTISTA, editor. In Carum Lucretium poetam commentarii a Joanne Baptista Pio editi.... Bologna: Hieronymus de Benedictis, May 1511.
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£890 - 1,500
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LUCRETIUS CARUS, TITUS c.99-58 B.C.
PIO, GIOVANNI BATTISTA, editor. In Carum Lucretium poetam commentarii a Joanne Baptista Pio editi.... Bologna: Hieronymus de Benedictis, May 1511.
Folio (308 x 207 mm). [ ]4 A-2N6 O8. Roman and Greek type, initial spaces, text by Lucretius surrounded by commentary of Pio on each page, woodcut printer's device to colophon. Vellum over boards, spine gilt, new end-papers. Title soiled with 2" open tear at lower edge, light occasional thumb-soiling to text, V2-X3 with wormhole and stains (rather large stain touching V5 & V6), vellum soiled.
Provenance: Archbishop Joseph Luciani (ownership inscription dated 1877).

FIRST EDITION OF LUCRETIUS "DE RERUM NATURA" TO BE EDITED BY THE HUMANIST PIO [d. 1540]; fifth edition overall. Adams L-1648; Gordon 101.
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