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FAMILIARIUM EPISTOLARUM
Ciceronis, Marci Tullii.

FAMILIARIUM EPISTOLARUM

Libri XVI. Cum Hubertini Crescentinatis, Martini Philetici, Io. Badii Ascensii, Io. Baptistae Egnatij & Pauli Manutij commentarijs, & aliorum doctissimorum virorum annotationibus sparsim appositis,, quibus difficillima quaeque Ciceronis loca explicantur & explanantur. ... Adiectis praeterea argumentis & lemmatibus Giberti Longolij in frontibus singularum epistolarum .... Venetiis (Venetiis : apud haeredes Petri Rauani, et socios, 1552). 1552
Folio. [vi] + 252 ff [only, lacking last 5 leaves and printers colophon leaf, and ff 65, 104, 198, 249]. Ills., dec. devices. Latin text. Device to t.p. with lower half excised (see note), gutter hinge to verso of ff.248 and recto of ff 250 together adhered obscuring some text, image/initial letter? excised from ff 49 and 232, some browning, occasional staining, label of Monastery of Sancta Maria Nuova di Monreale [Palermo] to verso of t.p., contemporary worn vellum, some wear with loss to spine. The printers device to title page of a crowned figure of woman terminating in two fishes, the tails of which she holds in her hands, is excised from the breasts down presumably by the Librarian of Sancta Maria. Printed by the ‘Heirs of Petrus Ravanus’. With a letter from C.B. Oldman Deputy Keeper of the Dept. of Printed Books of the British Museum, outlining the defects but stating nonetheless ‘it appears to be a scarce edition: at any rate I have not succeeded in tracing another copy ...’
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