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DECEMBER 1492 THE THEATRE IN ROME: SENECA'S PULP TRAGEDIES

SENECA, LUCIUS ANNEUS. Tragedie Senece cum commento. Venice: Lazarus de Suardis, de Saviliano, 12 December 1492.
Folio (305 x 206), 18th century stiff vellum, ff. [180]. Text in Latin surrounded by commentary, Roman type, 61 lines.

BEAUTIFUL ANNOTATED INCUNABULUM OF SENECA'S BLOODY TRAGEDIES, THE ONLY SAMPLE OF TRAGIC DRAMA IN ROME, with the text surrounded by Gellius Bernardinus Marmita's commentary.
The atmosphere of these tragedies is gloomy, grim, permeated by Evil, while Seneca dwells on detailed accounts of horrible deeds, rage, revenge: the gods rarely appear, ghosts and witches abound as well as long reflective soliloquies. Seneca's plays were widely read in Medieval and Renaissance Universities and strongly influenced Shakespeare's tragedies, Corneille and Racine.

CONDITION: A very fine copy.

PROVENANCE: Some contemporary annotations.

REFERENCES: IGI 8908; BMC V 491; BSB-Ink S-272; GW M41442; Goff S436; HC 14666; Pellechet Ms 10445; CIBN S-203; Arnoult 1320; Lefèvre 444; Zehnacker 2099; Castan (Besançon) 852; Polain (B) 3486; IBP 4992; IDL 4087; IBE 5199; IJL2 340; CCIR S-50; SI 3555; Coll (S) 977; Madsen 3682; Martìn Abad S-88; Nentwig 357; Gunt (L) 3690; Voulliéme (Bonn) 1059; Voulliéme (B) 4337; Hubay (Augsburg) 1884; Borm 2438; Mittler-Kind 564; Walsh 2441; Oates 2066; Bod-inc S-147; Sheppard 4379; Proctor 5283. ISTC is00436000.

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[Incunabula] Seneca, Tragedies, 1492

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