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VIRGILIUS-CHIOZZI. Publii Virgilii Maronis versus prouerbiales.

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VIRGILIUS-CHIOZZI. Publii Virgilii Maronis versus prouerbiales.
 CHIOZZI, Girolamo. Publii Virgilii Maronis versus prouerbiales aliquot collecti a Hieronymo Clocio Casalmaiorensi. Cremona, Vincenzo Conti, 1562

Small 8vo, mm. 147x95; Contemporary full vellum binding, title written on the spine; leaves 8 nn., 134, 18 nn.; Printer?s device on title page, woodcut initials, Round and Italic type. Manuscript dedication on the end paper. Ownership inscription on title page: ?Simonis Angeli Suspirii?. Fresh specimen.

Condition Report

Very rare first edition. Specimen belonged to the Brescian poet Simon'Angelo Sospiro, who places his signature on the Frontispiece. The jurist and writer of Casalmaggiore collects the proverbial verses of Virgil, indicating the poems or the poems from which they come and providing them with erudite explanatory notes.

Bibliography

Cfr. Giovanni Romani, Storia di Casalmaggiore, Memorie degli uomini illustri di Casalmaggiore Vol. I, 1830, pp. 248 sgg.
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