Comoediae — Florence 1525
Comoediae novem cum commentariis antiquis & valde utilibus ad ea quae prius, excusa fuerant additis (…). — Florence, heirs Ph. Giunta, 1525. [SOLD]
4to ( 225 x 163 mm). (32),373,(1) leaves. Leaf A1 with woodcut headpiece printed in red.
Contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards, two clasps. Both covers with a few wormholes. 2 wormholes in the first three quires and a few in the very outer margin of the two last quires, and in the lower white margin of O6 to P8. Binding rubbed, corners bumped. No fly-leaves. Grey and red color on spine.
1.) Joannes Hartungius July 7th 1537 on paste-down. Hartung (1505-1579) was together with Erasmus and Reuchlin one of the leading philologists in Greek. He lectured in Heidelberg and Freiburg. Edited or published on Homer, Vergil, Apollonius Rhodius, Horace, Ovid and others. His Greek dictionary was published in 1577.
2.) Entry of the Jesuit College of Innsbruck (Collegij Soc[ieta]is Jesu Oeniponti), dated 1656, on title-page. Apparently the spine was pasted here in grey and red.
3.) Old oval stamp Ad Bibliothec.(a) Monast.(erii) Lambacens.(is) on several leaves; i. e. Lambach, an Austrian Benedictine monastery near Salzburg.
4.) A donation note of 1960 on paste-down.
Numerous contemporary and near contemporary annotations in Greek and Latin throughout. Underlinings in brown, black and green ink.
Hoffmann I, p. 252; Schweiger p. 45: Schöne u. selt. Ausg.; Adams A 1706.