Horatij flacci Venusini. Poete lirici opera cu[m] quibusdam Annotat[i]o[n]ib[us] Imaginibusq[ue] pulcherrimis aptisq[ue] ad Odaru[m] conce[n]tus & sente[n]tias.

Accession number: 
PML 125855
Strasbourg : Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, 12 March 1498.
[6], CCVII, [7] leaves : illustrations, device (woodcuts) ; 32 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lydia L. Redmond, in memory of her mother and stepfather, Mr. & Mrs. William M. Clearwater, 1996.

Collation: [1]⁶; A-V⁶; X-Z, AA-II⁶ KK-LL⁸; [35]⁶: 220 leaves, leaf LL8 blank.
Edited by Jacobus Locher.
Imprint from colophon (leaf LL7v): "Elaboratum impressumq[ue] est hoc ... Horatij flacci Venusini lyrici Poete opus ... in celebri: libera: imperialiq[ue] vrbe Argentina. opera & i[m]pensis sedulis q[uo]q[ue] laborib[us] Prouidi viri Ioha[n]nis Reinhardi cognome[n]to Gürninger [sic] ciuis eiusde[m] vrbis arge[n]tinensis: q[ua]rto idus Marcij. absolutu[m] vero Anno domini M. cccc.xcviij."
Includes an abridged version of the commentaries of Pomponius Porphyrio, Pseudo-Acro, Cristoforo Landino and Antonio Mancinelli.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 30.5 x 21.4 cm
PML copy with Index/Directorium sententiarum (quire [35]) bound first. Two leaves with bibliographic description and two leaves of Maggs sale catalogue (not this copy), formerly laid-in, now in departmental file.
Printed foliation "I-CCVII" on leaves A1-LL7, with errors.
Printed in Grüninger's types 19:280G (title), 17:145G (title and headlines), 22:89R (text), 23:64bR (notes), and 4:52G (point letters).
Spaces left blank for initials, with printed guide letters.
Title from title page (leaf [1]/1]r).
With the commentary by Nicolaus Perottus.
Woodcut illustrations throughout, including the 3-part block of an author seated at his desk on leaf [pi1] recto, repeated nine times in text with the blocks in various combinations, eight integral woodcuts, of which 3 repeated, and 147 illustrations assembled from combinations of 2-5 smaller blocks, many of which repeated.
Woodcut printer's device on leaf LL7.

Fifteenth-/early-sixteenth-century German blind-tooled half pigskin over woooden boards (31.7 x 21.5 cm), sewn on 3 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and manuscript guards: liturgical manuscript, 13th/14th century (front) and text on the Blood of Christ/Feast of Corpus Christi, 13th century and unidentified text (with text from Deuteronomy 32; breviary?), 13th/14th century (rear). 2 clasps. Modern manuscript paper spine label with author, printer, date.
Variant Title: 

Horatii Flacci Venusini poetae lirici opera cum quibusdam annotationibus imaginibusque pulcherrimis aptisque ad odarum concentus et sententias


Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards. Annotations: Contemporary manuscript titles (top board and fore edge). Marginal notes on scansion and music for book 4, ode 7 "Diffugere nives" (leaf O5r).

Manuscript shelf marks, unidentified: F (fore edge) and P 30 M (front pastedown); George John Warren Vernon (1803-1866), 5th baron Vernon, of Sudbury Hall, Derby, bookplate (front pastedown); [his sales, Sotheby's, 10 June 1918, 19 Oct. 1921 (lots 301-853), and 16 July 1928 (lots 1-165)]; Lydia L. Redmond; Pierpont Morgan Library, donated by Lydia L. Redmond in memory of her mother and stepfather, Mr. & Mrs. William M. Clearwater, 1996.