Opera.

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Creator

Flaccus, Quintus Horatius.

Title

Opera.

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius,

Date

May 1501.

Description

The second book printed in Aldus’s Portable Library series. This copy of Horace’s works is bound in contemporary brown goatskin for Mino Rossi (1451–1503), a Bolognese senator who served his city at one time or another as its ambassador to the Holy See, Milan, and the King of France. The book is illuminated throughout. The opening of the text of Horace’s Odes is richly gilt and illuminated, with the arms of the Rossi family at the foot.

Source

From the collection of T. Kimball Brooker.

Citation

Flaccus, Quintus Horatius., “Opera.,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed August 20, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/195.