Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andrea Torresani,
The editio princeps of Pausanias’s description of Greece is a valuable resource for the history, nature and archaeological sites of the area as related by a second century CE eyewitness. The preface explains that the running titles provide the reader with a quick reference to the content of each page. Aldus had planned to issue an edition of Pausanias as early as 1497, and in 1502 thanked Johannes Calpurnius for the loan of the manuscript on which this edition is based. Bound in 18th-century green goatskin by Nicolas-Denis Derôme (dit le Jeune). Previously owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792–1872) and John ely-Hutchinson (1881–1956).
From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.