Lot 4095
First Aldine Edition of Volume One of Cicero's Orationes
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Marcus Tullius Cicero. M. TULLII CICERONIS ORATIONUM VOLUMEN PRIMUM, IN QUO MULTA, QUAE IN ALIARUM EDITIONUM LIBRIS CORRUPTE LEGEBANTUR, EX DILIGENTI UETUSTORUM EXEMPLARIUM COLLATIONE SUNT EMENDATA. Vol. 1 of 3 only (the second and third volumes were published in Feb. and March 1541). Venice: Paulus Manutius Aldi F., October 1540. First edition. Vellum bound with gilt and label on spine, marbled paste-down, all edges stained. 8vo; A-2P8 2Q2; ff. [4], 304, [1]. Italic type; text in Latin. Aldine device on title page and colophon verso. Renouard 121/8; EDIT16 12249.

6 1/4 x. 4 1/8 in.

From the Collection of Professor Roberto Severino, Washington, D.C.

A very good, complete, and well-bound copy of this extremely rare first edition. Some discoloration and light grime to boards, one small wormhole on back board, edgewear, head and tail of spine rubbed; bookplate on paste-down; pages with light toning and foxing, occasional stain and marginalia, damp staining mostly limited to signatures N, O, and S, overall pages clean and extremely crisp. Scarce at auction and in only a handful of libraries at time of evaluation.