Ex Plauti Comoediis XX …

_B3V1694.jpg

Creator

Plautus.

Title

Ex Plauti Comoediis XX …

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andrea Torresani,

Date

July 1522.

Description

This only Aldine edition of the Roman comic playwright Plautus was edited by Gian Francesco Torresani, but in his preface he claims to have relied on editorial work conducted by Aldus Manutius and Erasmus in 1508, when Erasmus was living with Aldus and working on the publication of his Adages. Bound in contemporary Italian blind-tooled goatskin. Note the lettering Plauti Opera on the top edge, a remnant of an era when books were shelved flat instead of standing up.

Source

From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.

Citation

Plautus. , “Ex Plauti Comoediis XX … ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed August 20, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/241.