Christiados libri sex.

Vida (Marco Girolamo)

Christiados libri sex.

Description: FIRST EDITION, printed in italic type, light damp-staining mainly confined to upper margins in the last third of the volume, ff. 155 (of 156, lacking final blank), small 4to, modern limp vellum, elegant seventeenth-century ownership inscription of Johannes Paulus Barnus, and the text extensively annotated by him, good

Publication Details: [colophon:] Cremona: Lodovico Britannico, October, 1535

Notes: Vida (1485? - September 27, 1566) was an Italian humanist, bishop and poet. Born at Cremona, Vida joined the court of Pope Leo X and was given a priory at Frascati. He became bishop of Alba in 1532. His major work was the Latin epic poem Christiados, in the style and much of the language of Virgil. He began work on it under Pope Leo X in the 1510s but did not complete it until the early 1530s. It was published in 1535, well after the pope's death. This copy has an elegant ownership inscription with Latin verses on the rear flyleaf, and the same hand has compiled a 2-page index of names (at th...more

Bibliography: (Adams V703; CNCE 23264)

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Price: £1,500

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1535

Stock Number: 50082

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