1553 Mirandula ANTHOLOGY of POETRY in SUPERB BINDING

1553 Mirandula ANTHOLOGY of POETRY in SUPERB BINDING

GAUFFERED GILT EDGES. RARE de TOUNES EDITION scarce!!

Mirandula, O.

Illustrium poetarum flores, in locos communes digesti.

Lyon, J. de Tournes und G. Gazeau 1553.

Illustrated with 2 woodcut devices.

16mo. 5 x 3.1 inches.

735 pages. 7 leaves. Complete

Superb original calf with blindstamped ruling, gilt corner fleurons and gauffered edges in gilt.

References: Cartier 254. - Adams M 1475. - Buisson S. 447. - Nicht im BM STC.

Superb anthology of the work of 22 latin poets, from Virgil to Auson.

The collection originated in Italy during the early sixteenth century and was reprinted until deep into the seventeenth century. Its subject matter centers principally on the human virtues and vices; the arrangement is alphabetical according to subjects. At end the well-known essay by Antonio Mancinelli (1452 - 1505) about the importance of poetry, containing several quotes from the Classic poets gatd under fifty different 'tituli'.

Some foxing, front endpaper renewed, back endpaper strengthened. Extremities of spine restored.

Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Good, Kornmarktgasse 7, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland