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OVIDIUS NASO, Publius. Opera. 

Venise, Christophorus de Pensis de Mandello, 7 janvier 1492 / 23 décembre 1498 [1497/1498].

Two incunabula bound in one Folio (300x199 mm), (116) (on 118) leaves. Sig. A6, [a-d]6,e4, [f-q]6,[r-s]8, leaves e5 and e6 are missing/ (190) leaves. Sig. [A-Z]6, &6, c6, Rx6, AA6, BB8, [CC-DD]6, EE8.  binding : Nineteenth-century half chagreen, spine gilt in five compartments lettered in gilt. The text was restored and washed at the end of the 19th century. Some old spots of mold and waterstains. Minor tears in the bottom of the end of the section f and the beginning of the section g. The front of the first leave has been laminated in its 2/3 of the lower part. But this part does not cover a printed text and the woodcut depicting Ovid dictating to scribes is still visible. On the other side of this leave, five small holes resulted in the loss of some letters. Some marginalia of XVIth century.

These two incunabula are bound together as usual, and consists in the works by Ovid (43 BC – 18 AD).

references: Hain [12150 ; 12162], Reichling [p. 124-125].

provenance: P. de La Morandiere (ex-libris) and A.G - du Plessis (engraved armorial bookplate). Edmond Steinheil (ex libris).


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