Title: Herculis Ciofani Sulmonensis In omnia P. Ovidii Nasonis opera observationes.; bound with In P. Ovidii Nasonis fastorum libros obervationes, 1583/1581
Author: Ercole Ciofani; James Morris
Publisher: Antwerp, ex officina Christophori Plantini
A collected Plantin Press edition containing the first two of the four books of commentaries on Ovid by the Italian humanist Ercole Ciofano. The commentaries as a whole covered Ovid’s Fasti, and his other poems such as the Epistolae Heroides, and the Metamorphoses.
There is a full page engraving of Ovid’s portrait present. The title has been handwritten on the spine.
Two books bound into one limp vellum volume in 12mo, (8)+31, 183 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with staining and missing pieces of vellum to the back cover. There is minor foxing and staining throughout. The cords are lacking.