UNCOMMON EDITIONS OF THESE THREE CLASSIC WORKS BY HORACE, OVID AND VERGIL
[1.]: A SCARCE NEAPOLITAN EDITION OF THIS COLLECTION OF THE MOST FAMOUS WORKS BY VERGIL
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Vergilius Maro, Publius. P. Virgilii Maronis Opera ad editionem P. Maasvicii castigata cum notis Joh. Minellii editio prima Neapolitana. Neapoli: Apud Vincentium Manfredi. Espensis Andreae Migliaccio, 1767.
12mo (156x92 mm), contemporary full vellum binding, handwritten title at spine; pp. XII, 610, (14); xyl. vignette at title-page, head- and tail-pieces, initials.
The text is preceded by the life of Vergil, by Sebastiano Corrado; the work includes: the Eclogues (or Bucolics) [la Bucolica], the Georgics [le Georgiche], and the epic Aeneid [l'Eneide].
Publius Vergilius Maro (70 BC –19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him.
References: Ed. not in ICCU, which registers many other editions published in Naples by Manfredi. Not in OCLC.
[2.]: A SCARCE REMONDINI EDITION OF TWO FAMOUS WORKS BY OVIDIUS
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Ovidius Naso, Publius. P. Ovidii Nasonis Tristium Libri V. cum notis novis ac perpetuis ad modum Johannis Minellii ad optimos codices emendati et illustrate opera atque studio M. Erdmanni Uhsei accessit index locupletissimus rerum, & verborum. Tom. I. Bassani: suis typis Remondini edidit, 1858.
P. Ovidii Nasonis Epistolarum ex Ponto Libri IV. Et ejusdem ibis Jo. Henric. Kromayerus recensuit, adnotationibus ad modum Johannis Minelii nec non indice rerum, & verborum instruxit. Tom. II. Bassani: suis typis Remondini edidit, 1858.
8vo (158x94 mm), contemporary half leather binding, gilt title at spine, marbled paper at boards; 2 tomes bound in 1 v.; pp. 226,  plate; 216,  plate. A full page engraved frontispiece at fisrt v. and a map at the end of the second volume.
Half title: “P. Ovidii Nasonis Tristium Libri V. Epistolarum ex Ponto Libri IV. Cum notis novis Johannis Minellii in duos tomos distribute”.
Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC – 17/18 AD), known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature.
References: This edition is not in ICCU, which registers a previous edition with the same characteristics, published in 1842 (IT\ICCU\LIA\0074132, 5 copies). Edition not in OCLC, which registers other similar editions published by Remondini.
[3.]: A VERY RARE EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY EDITION OF THIS COLLECTION OF CARMINA, EPISTLES, SERMONS AND EPODES BY HORACE
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Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Sublata omni obscaenitate. Ad usum gymnasiorum Societatis Jesu. Neapoli: expensis, & officina Felicis Mosca, 1716.
16mo (146x80 mm), contemporary full vellum binding, handwritten title at spine; pp. 216. Xyl. vignette at title page; xyl. first head-letter and many final-pieces.
The text is preceded by “Q. Horatii Flacci Vita per Petrum Crinitum” and it includes: Carminum ad Maecenatem, Epodon, Epistolarum, Sermonum, De arte poetica ad Pisones.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 BC – 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian).
Provenance: Handwritten ownership inscriptions at covers (Romanelli Francesco).
References: IT\ICCU\RCAE\021265 (one copy at the Biblioteca comunale - Lamezia Terme – CZ). Not in OCLC, which registers a copy of a previous edition of the same work, published in Rome, expensia Iosophi Mezzi, 1670 (58890482).
[1.]: Presence of strong traces of use, brownings, folds, spots, water-stains, worm-holes, ink annotations. A fair copy, with the normal patina of time.
[2.]: Traces of use to the binding, with abrasions to the front board. Foxing. Occasional water-stains. Overall, a good copy.
[3.]: Strong traces of use to the binding. Presence of some ink spots, foxing, and water-stains. Wormholes at top edge of last 80 pages, not affecting the text. A fair copy.