Juvenal & Persius.
Venice: Aldus Manutius,
This fourth in the series of the libelli portatiles has the dubious distinction of being the first Aldine pirated by the Lyonese printers. The book is open to Aldus’s colophon and the addendum to the Prologue, which contains the two Greek words, ἑλώρια and μέλος, left blank by the Lyon counterfeiters because they possessed no greek typefont. Stolidly bound in Austrian pigskin over boards, tooled in blind in imitation of a delicately intricate French panel-and-border design, this copy was presented on 8 September 1593 to a young Styrian patrician, Daniel Strasser, by an anonymous friend.
From the collection of H. George Fletcher.