With Eighteen Full-Paged Woodcuts - A Beautiful Copy

Vergilius Maro, Publius (70-19 B.C.)

Poemata quæ extant, omnia. Adiectis figuris egregiè depictis. Et doctissimorum uirorum scholijs ac annotationibus, partim antehac, partim nunc primùm publicatis: quarum catalogum sequens pagella enumerabit.

Frankfurt: Sigmund Feyerabend, George Corvinus (Rab), & the heirs of Weigand Han, 1563


Octavo: 16 x 9.75 cm. [16], 818, [22] p. a-z8, A-Z8, Aa-Gg8, Hh4

SECOND EDITION with these woodcuts (first ed. 1561).

A SUPERB COPY. Illustrated with 18 full-paged woodcuts. With Feyerabent's woodcut printer's device on the title page. This copy is bound in contemporary, cream-colored, stiff vellum, still bright and unblemished. The gold and white endbands are perfectly intact, the edges of the textblock dyed a light bluish-green. The text itself is in perfect condition, with just a very light stain to three leaves of one signature. The pages are bright and the impressions of the woodcuts, which are remarkably clear and detailed, are dark and sharp. A fine, tall copy of this rare edition.

This edition of Vergil’s works, edited by Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560), features a "prolegomena" by Josse Badius Ascensius (1462-1535), more than 100 pages of notes on the Bucolics and the Georgics compiled by Johannes Frisius (1505-1565) from various authorities, and "arguments" for each book of the Aeneid. In addition to the Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid, this edition contains the minor poems of the "Index Vergiliana", various epigrams, and Maffeo Vegio’s (1406-1458) conclusion of Vergil’s epic, the "Aeneidos Supplementum".

VD 16, V 1367; Adams V 499; See Schweiger II, 1164 (1567 ed.); Not in STC