Heroidum Epistolae …

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Creator

Naso, Publius Ovidius.

Title

Heroidum Epistolae …

Publisher

[Florence: Heirs of Filippo Giunta,

Date

ca. 1519].

Description

A Florentine counterfeit of the works of Ovid, including The Art of Love and The Cure for Love. The device is a crude imitation of the Aldine dolphin and anchor, with a mean little dolphin wound the wrong way around the anchor. The initials in pen on the device stand for A[ldus] M[anutius] R[omanus], either an effort to support the pretense, or evidence that the counterfeit must have convinced someone.

Source

From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.

Citation

Naso, Publius Ovidius. , “Heroidum Epistolae … ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed June 19, 2018, http://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/228.