Lot 273: 1544 folio illustrated Virgil

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Lot 273

Author: [Virgil] Publius Vergilius Maro; Title: P. Virgilii Maronis Opera nunc recens accuratissime castigata. Cum XI. acerrimi iudicii virorum commentariis. Quoru[m] nomina versa pagina i[n]dicat; Place Published: Venetiis [Venice]; Publisher: Apud Iuntas; Date Published: 1544; Description: [10], 587, [1] leaves. Illustrated with woodcuts. (folio) 29.8x19 cm (11¾x7½"), modern calf, spine gilt. Uncommon early illustrated folio edition of Virgil's Works. The title is within architectural woodcut border. Colophon reads: "Venetiis apud haeredes Lucaeantonii Iuntae Florentini Mense Martio, MDXLIIII." Ornate printer's device on final leaf verso. Condition: Page edges scorched, dampstaining to early and latter leaves and to the margins of the entire volume; trimmed close at top margin; good to very good. Sold as is.

Estimate: $2500-$3500

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