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6Catullus, Aldus, 1502

Catullus

Hammer Price: £1,100

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⁂ The description of this lot has changed***

Catullus (Gaius Valerius) Albius Tibullus and Propertius. Catullus. Tibullus. Propetius [sic.], edited by Aldus Manutius and Girolamo Avancio, collation: A-E8 F4, A-D8 E4, a-i8, initial spaces with guide-letters, penultimate f. with colophon otherwise blank, final f. with amended title otherwise blank, early ink marginalia throughout, title with obliterated early ink ownership inscription and partially removed ink stamp (causing a couple of small holes with loss of a few letters verso), water-stained, old vellum over modern marbled boards, 8vo (160 x 93mm), [Venice], [Aldus Manutius], January, 1502.

⁂ The first Aldine edition, first state, with the incorrect spelling 'Propetius' on title. The work is dedicated to the book collector and scholar Marino Sanuto.

Literature: Adams C1137; Ahmanson-Murphy 52; Renouard, Alde, 39:16; EDI16 CNCE 10356.

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⁂ The description of this lot has changed⁂

Catullus (Gaius Valerius) Albius Tibullus and Propertius. Catullus. Tibullus. Propetius [sic.], edited by Aldus Manutius and Girolamo Avancio, collation: A-E8 F4, A-D8 E4, a-i8, initial spaces with guide-letters, penultimate f. with colophon otherwise blank, final f. with amended title otherwise blank, early ink marginalia throughout, title with obliterated early ink ownership inscription and partially removed ink stamp (causing a couple of small holes with loss of a few letters verso), water-stained, old vellum over modern marbled boards, 8vo (160 x 93mm), [Venice], [Aldus Manutius], January, 1502.

⁂ The first Aldine edition, first state, with the incorrect spelling 'Propetius' on title. The work is dedicated to the book collector and scholar Marino Sanuto.

Literature: Adams C1137; Ahmanson-Murphy 52; Renouard, Alde, 39:16; EDI16 CNCE 10356.