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Author/creator Lucan, 39-65.
Other author/creatorManuzio, Aldo, 1449 or 1450-1515.
Other author/creatorManuzio, Aldo, 1449 or 1450-1515 printer.
Other author/creatorDrury, Henry, 1778-1841, former owner.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoVenetiis : Apud Aldum, Mense Aprili. M. DII. [1502]
Description140 unnumbered leaves ; 18 cm [8vo]
Uniform titlePharsalia. Latin
Variant title Lvcanvs
Variant title Binder's spine title Pharsalia civilis belli
Local noteJoyner Rare copy includes plated goatskin binding. Includes inscriptions on front flyleaf which reads "editio Aldina ex reliquiis heathianis Henr : Drury" and "Given to me as a prize by my... tutor, Rev. Henry Drury."
General noteEdited by Aldus Manutius.
General noteSignatures: a-r⁸ s⁴.
General noteGatherings are signed in roman numerals. Gathering k is signed as follows: K1, k2-4 use a letter k made up of two separate characters similar to italic l2.
General notePrefatory letter from Aldus the Elder to Marcantonio Morosini (Marcus Antonius Maurocenus) on leaf [a1] verso.
General noteImprint from colophon (leaf s4 recto).
General noteColophon reads: Venetiis apud Aldum mense aprili M. DII.
General noteNo foliation.
General noteIn verse.
General noteCapital spaces with guide letters for initials.
General noteSignature catchwords.
General notePrinted in italic type.
General noteText begins: M. Annei Lucani ciuilis bellis liber primus.
General noteOne of the first examples of the use of italic type and the octavo format. Cf. Encyclopaedia Britannica.
References University of California, Los Angeles. Aldine Press, 56
References Renouard, A.A., Annales de l'imprimerie des Alde, 33:3
References Short-title catalogue of books printed in Italy and of Italian books printed in other countries from 1465 to 1600 now in the British Museum, p. 395
References EDIT 16, CNCE 36129
Acquisitions source Joyner Rare copy Gift of Anonymous, May, 2018.
Genre/formEarly works.
Genre/formItalic types (Type evidence) Italy Venice 16th century.
Genre/formGoatskin bindings (Binding) 16th century.
LCCN 07036019

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner Rare Collection PA6478 .A2 1502 ✔ Available Request Material