Grattius, Faliscus, et al.
Poetae Tres Egregii …
Venice: The Heirs of Aldus Manutius and Andrea Torresani,
This basic covering of plain thick vellum may have begun life as an interim measure, and its replacement by something more elegant never took place. As a result, we see a typical example of a simple covering that barely protects the volume. Grattius, Nemesianus, and Ovid’s Haleutica are editiones principes. Hunting and fishing constitute the unifying theme of the six poetical works gathered here.
From the collection of H. George Fletcher.