Historiae Naturalis Libri Decem.

Creator

Pliny the Elder.

Title

Historiae Naturalis Libri Decem.

Publisher

[Lyon: Balthasar de Gabiano],

Date

31 August, 1510.

Description

This edition of Pliny’s Natural History is not actually a piracy of an Aldine imprint, but nevertheless employs a counterfeit reproduction of Aldus’s italic type and octavo format. Aldus obtained a ten-year privilege from the Venetian Senate for his italic types in 1501, but that protection did not extend beyond the Venetian Republic. Bound in contemporary Italian blind-stamped calf, which might imply that the book was ultimately intended for the Italian market.

Source

From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.

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Citation

Pliny the Elder. , “Historiae Naturalis Libri Decem. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed November 18, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/227.