Title: Opera Virgiliana cum decem commentis docte et familiariter exposita, docte q[ui]dem Bucolica, et Georgica a Servio, 1527
Author: Publius Vergilius Maro, Giovanni Pierio Valeriano
Publisher: Lugduni, per Jacob. Mareschal alias Roland
Condition: Very Good
An early 16th century edition of the works of Virgil, using the text established by Jodocus Badius Ascensius, and other scholars. Contained within is his poetical epic, the Aeneid, along with his Eclogues, and Georgics.
There are close to 200 in text woodcuts, all decorated with woodcut borders, the woodcuts are greatly reduced variants of the cuts from the Strasbourg Gruninger edition of 1502, displaying images of battle, mythological creatures, and more. There are additional woodcut initials as well.
The title page is missing, as are the first six preliminary leaves to the first part. The second part is lacking the second title page of the Aeneid, and the first preliminary leaf. The poetical works themselves are textually complete.
Two parts bound into one half vellum volume in folio, (1 of 8)+CLXI+(4 of 6)+CCLXI+(1) leaves
This volume is in very good shape, with minimal rubbing and wear to the binding. There are restorations to the first and last leaf, the last leaf having been mounted as well. There is some foxing and staining throughout. The last numbered leaf is misnumbered as 262.