[...] Opus quidem divinum antea impressorum vitio, tetrum, mancum, & inutile nunc autem a viro bene docto recognitum, adeoque diligenti castigatione excultum, ut ne punctus, coma, seu interrogatiuncula, cum in textu, tum in commento deficiat, [...] Scribente Ioanne Britannico [...]

Autore: IUVENALIS, Decimus Iunius (55-ca. 135)

Tipografo: Giovanni Tacuino

Dati tipografici: Venezia, 18 agosto 1512



Folio (309x205 mm). [6], 126 leaves. Collation: A6 B-Q8 R6. Printer's device on the title page. Colophon and register at l. R6r. With 16 woodcut illustrations in the text, the first of which is larger than the others and is signed with the monogram L of the Florentine engraver Lucantonio degli Uberti, active in the years 1503-1557 in Verona, Venice and Florence. Large initial on black ground on l. B1r, other smaller decorated initials at the beginning of every satire. Recent blind- and gilt-stamped calf in the style of a Renaissance binding. Some foxing and browning, gutter of last leaf reinforced, small round worm holes towards the end of the volume, all in all a good copy.


Nice, illustrated edition of Juvenal's Satires accompanied by the commentary of Giovanni Britannico (fl. 1462-1518), first published in 1501.


Edit 16, CNCE34809; Essling, 790; Sander, 3735; Rava, pp. 21-22; Lippmann, pp. 125-127; Schweiger, I, p. 502.