Title: Aulus Flaccus Persius cum glosis Scipionis ferrarii Georgii filii de monte ferrato artiu & medicine doctoris, 1501
Author: Aulus Persius Flaccus
Publisher: Venice, Pentius
Condition: Very Good
A scarce and early annotated 16th century edition of the Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus, otherwise just known as Persius. A poet and satirist of ancient Rome, he displayed the personal ethics and philosophies Stoic wisdom in these works and bore strong criticism towards his poetic contemporaries at the time. After his death, his works (including the Satires which were supposedly left unfinished) were published by his friend and mentor Lucius Anneaus Cornutus, with Persius’ works becoming astoundingly popular during the Middle Ages. There are some pages heavily annotated throughout by an early hand.
Worldcat records only 22 existing copies of this edition in libraries.
One vellum bound volume in quarto, 102 leaves
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minor wear and rubbing to the binding, and minor staining throughout. The upper margins have been trimmed, to the point that some leaves are lacking pagination.