Bucolica, followed by commentary, in Greek

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Theocritus, Bucolica, followed by commentary, in Greek.

Two vols. as one, pr. ‘apud Salamandram’ on the title pages, at the end of each vol.
‘in aedibus Bartholomai de Zanettis, à Casterzago’, Venice, 1539.

Another innovation of the printed book, from as early as the 1470s, was the printer’s device, of which perhaps the most famous is the anchor & dolphin of Aldus Manutius. This dramatic example, first used in this book, soon became popular among a group of mutually acquainted Venetian printers.

Inside the front cover is the armorial bookplate of Frederic North, fifth earl of Guildford (1766-1827). Sales of his books took place at intervals between 1828 and 1835. From the Library of Christ College.


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Keywords: Bartholomai de Zanettis, printer, Venice, printer's device, printer's mark, Frederic North, earl of Guildford, Christ College, Tasmania
Publisher: Printed by Bartholomai de Zanettis
Collections: Manuscript and Early Printed Book Image Collection
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