Satyræ sex. PERSIUS ., C E., Aulus Persius Flaccus.
“A GENERAL INDICTMENT OF MANKIND” — OCD

Satyræ sex.

Paris, Simon de Colines 1542.

16mo (112 x 68 mm.). 14, [2 blank] leaves. Italic type (roman for headings and title), two-line initial spaces with printed guide letters, fine unshaded architectural woodcut title frame.

Early 19th-century blind-ruled straight-grained red morocco, gilt circles in the corners, gilt-lettered spine title, gilt board edges, all edges gilt, blue silk marker.

A beautiful little book, bristling with brash colloquialisms and cryptic allusions. Given in 1828 by Francis Leyborne Popham (1809-80) to Henry Edward Cardinal Manning (1808-92), later Abp. of Westminster, both Oxford classics 1827, Popham’s bookticket and the bookplate of his family’s Littlecote House (Wiltshire).
¶Renouard, Bibliographie des éditions de Simon de Colines 361; Schweiger, Handbuch der…Lateinische Schriftsteller II: 709.

Item #10942

Price: $950.00