Strozzii Poetae Pater et Filius.

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Creator

Vespasiano, Tito and Ercole Strozzi.

Title

Strozzii Poetae Pater et Filius.

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andrea Torresani,

Date

January 1513.

Description

The first Aldine edition of the Latin poetry of Tito Vespasiano Strozzi (1422–1505) and his son Ercole Strozzi (1471–1508), dedicated by Aldus to the notorious Lucrezia Borgia. Bound in contemporary black goatskin, with the authors’ name “Strozii”, the initials “N. G. H.” and the Aldine dolphin and anchor device stamped on the upper cover. This is perhaps the earliest example of a collector distinguishing his Aldines through a binding. The incorporation of the Aldine device into a binding would recur repeatedly throughout subsequent centuries, most visibly in the Syston Park bindings shown elsewhere in this case.

Source

From the collection of T. Kimball Brooker.

Citation

Vespasiano, Tito and Ercole Strozzi. , “Strozzii Poetae Pater et Filius.,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed August 20, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/290.