Hoc Volumine Continentur… [Opera, edited by Nicolaus Angelius]. Ambrosius Theodosius MACROBIUS.
Hoc Volumine Continentur… [Opera, edited by Nicolaus Angelius].
Hoc Volumine Continentur… [Opera, edited by Nicolaus Angelius].
Hoc Volumine Continentur… [Opera, edited by Nicolaus Angelius].

Hoc Volumine Continentur… [Opera, edited by Nicolaus Angelius].
Hoc Volumine Continentur… [Opera, edited by Nicolaus Angelius].

Florence: Juntae, 1515.

Octavo, ff. [xii], 280, italic letter, woodcut printer's device on last leaf, with six woodcuts; contemporary vellum,

The pocket Macrobius

This was the first popular pocket edition of Macrobius's influential text, printed by the Giunta family in Florence; such smaller format publications were a feature of publishing in the early sixteenth century and must have looked as startlingly modern then as Allen Lane's first Penguins looked in the 1930s or ´40s.

This was the first popular pocket edition of Macrobius's influential text, printed by the Giunta family in Florence; such smaller format publications were a feature of publishing in the early sixteenth century and must have looked as startlingly modern then as Allen Lane's first Penguins looked in the 1930s or ´40s.
This printing includes a slightly developed form of the famous Macrobian world map with its massive southern continent (see previous item).

Adams, M59; Shirley, 13n.

Price (AUD): $5,400.00  other currencies     Ref: #3002024

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