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"Aeneis Vergiliana cum Servii Honorati Grammatici [...] cu Philippi Beroaldi viri clarissimi" (Lyons, J. Sacon for C. Hochperg) 1517; containing 139 woodcuts illustrating Virgil, printed throughout the letterpress. Letterpress titlepage in red and black with ornamental woodcut border showing God the Father with orb in blessing, and putti blowing trumpets at either side. Bound in red leather with gold pomegranate motif on the spine.
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Height: 247 millimetres
Height: 308 millimetres
Width: 205 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 150 millimetres (woodcut border on titlepage)
- Curator's comments
- "Aeneis Vergiliana" is the title of the second part of the 1517 Lyons edition of the "Opera" of Virgil.
Ruth Mortimer explains that the blocks in this edition are those designed for Johann Grüninger's Strasbourg Virgil edited by Sebastian Brant and printed in 1502.
Colophon: "Excussit Lugduni & in officina sua literatoria Iacobus Sacon: Impensas aut protu lit bibliopolaru optimus Ciriacus Hochperg. Anno a Virginis partu. MDXVII. ad tertium nonas Decembres."
16th-c MS annotations to letterpress throughout, and some colouring/lettering added in ink to the illustrations.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Aeneis Vergiliana
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- Acquisition notes
- A registration 1847,1009.24 is given on the titlepage but this is not a P&D registration.
Monogram "JD 1818" on flyleaf.
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