1505 Claudian Raptu Prosperpinae FAMOUS Parrhasius Commentary Post Incunable

CLAUDIAN, Claudius

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“He who always desires is always poor.”

– Claudian

 

Claudian was a 4th-century B.C. poet who wrote poetry and speeches specifically for Roman Emperor Honorius on mythology and early Roman wars. Early 16th-century printings of Claudian are exceedingly rare, particularly examples in a pristine of shape as this. This Latin edition was published in 1505 and includes notes and commentary by Italian scholar Aulus Janus Parrhasius on Claudian’s famous epic –

  • ‘De raptu Prosperpinae’ (an epic in 3 books which was never completed)

 

This particular example is quite interesting with implication of early Spanish conquistador interests. On one of the blanks is a faintly drawn figure of a Saint, thought to be Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, one of the first saints from the Americas. In addition to the sketch are many Spanish inscriptions and numerous signed names.

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1505 Claudian Raptu Prosperpinae FAMOUS Parrhasius Commentary Post Incunable

Important Early Mexican/Spanish Conquistador Provenance!

 

“He who always desires is always poor.”

– Claudian

 

Claudian was a 4th-century B.C. poet who wrote poetry and speeches specifically for Roman Emperor Honorius on mythology and early Roman wars. Early 16th-century printings of Claudian are exceedingly rare, particularly examples in a pristine of shape as this. This Latin edition was published in 1505 and includes notes and commentary by Italian scholar Aulus Janus Parrhasius on Claudian’s famous epic –

  • ‘De raptu Prosperpinae’ (an epic in 3 books which was never completed)

 

This particular example is quite interesting with implication of early Spanish conquistador interests. On one of the blanks is a faintly drawn figure of a Saint, thought to be Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, one of the first saints from the Americas. In addition to the sketch are many Spanish inscriptions and numerous signed names.

 

Item number: #3342

Price: $2500

 

CLAUDIAN, Claudius

 

Cl. Claudiani Proserpinae raptus cum Iani Parrhasii commentariis ab eo castigatis et auctis accessione multarum rerum cognitu dignarum. Seqtur Apologia Iani contra obtrectatores: per Furium Vallum Echinatu[m] eius anditorem.

 

Mediolani per Iohan[n]em Angelum Scinzenzeler. Sub impensis Ioannis Iacobi & fratrum de Lignano. 1505.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all 72 leaves
    • Registrvm a b c d e f g h i k
    • Signatures: aa10; a–i6 k8
  • References: Edit16 12665; USTC 822852
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~12in X 8.75in (30.5cm x 22cm)
  • Extremely rare with no other example for sale worldwide. A 1511 edition sells at over $3,200 and here we offer an earlier example with extraordinary provenance

 

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3342

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Literature

Authors

CLAUDIAN, Claudius

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete