PLINE. - BARBARUS (Hermolaus).

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PLINE. - BARBARUS (Hermolaus).
Castigationes Plinianas. S.l.n.d. [at the colophons] : Rome, Eucharius Silber, 1492 octavo kalendas Decembris, and February 1493. 2 parts in one volume in-folio, 348 ff., marbled calf, cold fillet, ornamented spine, two red title-pieces, edges speckled with red (Binding around 1700). GW, 3340. - HC, 2421. - Goff, B-100. - Pellechet, n°1824. Original edition. Main work of the Venetian humanist Hermolao Barbaro (1454-1493) and first rigorous critical study of Pliny's work: The publication of Ermolao Barbaro's Castigationes was to open a new stage. This major work of textual criticism revealed, through the collation of manuscripts and reflection on the text, a large number of places that needed to be corrected in the text of the Pliny encyclopedia. Barbaro's main corrections were frequently adopted by successive editors of the text (Marie-Elisabeth Boutroue, Pliny the Elder: The Natural History). Incunabulum printed in long-line Roman type. Restored corners, otherwise a pleasant copy.
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