VERGILIUS MARO, Publius; BADIUS, Josse; PROBUS, Marcus Valerius; SERVIUS; VIVES, Joan Lluís; et al.

VERGILIUS MARO, Publius; BADIUS, Josse; PROBUS, Marcus Valerius; SERVIUS; VIVES, Joan Lluís; et al. P. Virgilii Maronis poetae Mantuani Uniuersum poema: cum absoluta Servii Honorati Mauri, Grammatici, & Badij Ascensij interpretatione: Probi, & Ioannis Viuis in Eclogas allegorijs

Venetiis: 1602. Sub signo concordiae.

 

£ 850

 

 

Folio. A-Bbb8 Ccc5; [4], 387 pp. Title page with printer’s device; woodcuts; floriated initials. In Roman and Italic script; in Latin. 32 woodcut illustrations. Misprinted running head on pp. 16, 195-196, 242-248, 262-263, 290 but text complete and continuous; trimmed upper margins on p. 250 not affecting text; slight browning and foxing throughout. Limp contemporary vellum; slightly stained and worn; lacking ties; a.e.b. Overall, a very good crisp copy.

This 1602 edition of Virgil’s works also contains extensive commentaries by a number of different authors including those of Servius (4th-5th century) and Joan Lluìs Vives (1493-1540). It is illustrated with 32 woodcuts (that also appear in earlier editions, such as the 1588 one): 11 in the Eclogues, 5 in the Georgics, 12 in the Aeneid, and 6 at the start of the shorter and spurious works towards the end of the volume, known today as the Appendix Virgiliana.