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T. Liuii Decades

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T. Liuii Decades
Title
T. Liuii Decades
Title variation
  • T. Livii Decades
  • Decades
Creator
Contributor
Binder
Printer
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
lat
Summary
Livy's picture of the political and social history and daily life of the nation, the character and ideals of which inspired the Renaissance.
Member of
Cataloging source
UPB
Citation location within source
  • volume 1, page 84, number 24
  • L-247
  • 10141*
  • M18486
  • V:496 (IB. 23660)
  • il00247000
  • 336:648
  • 3998
Citation source
  • Camerini, P. Annali dei Giunti
  • Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries
  • Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium bibliographicum
  • Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke
  • Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum
  • Incunabula short title catalogue (online)
  • National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints
  • Sander, M. Livre à figures italien depuis 1467 jusqu'à1530
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA6452
LC item number
.A2 1495
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Unlike the woodcuts in contemporary German editions of Livy which featured a miliary focus on battles and processions, the illustrations in the Giunta Livy present a more well-rounded picture of ancient Roman life, with playful bucolic and urban scenes appealing to popular interest. The cuts emphasize the cruelty and immorality of the Romans. Their fantastic and theatrical dream-like quality, and their exotic and dreamy landscapes foreshadow those of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphilii
Label
T. Liuii Decades
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • An important illustrated Giunta incunable, and the first illustrated Latin Livy. Lucantonio Giunta began a tradition of woodcut book illustrations with the publication in 1490 of the illustrated Italian Bible, translated by Niccolò Mallermi, followed by an illustrated Livy in Italian translation in 1493. These woodcuts, along with the same three full-page borders plus large vignettes are replicated in the present edition, for the first time attached to the original Latin text of Livy, which had never before been published in an illustrated edition
  • Edited by Marcus Antonius Sabellicus, with his own preface, an analytic table of contents, the Epitome of Florus, and severl other supporting texts
  • Imprint from colophon, leaf CCLIII verso
  • Signatures: A8 a8 b4 c-l8 m-n10, A-K8 L10 2a-2i8
  • Last leaf (2i8) is blank
  • Woodcuts: printer's device of Lucantonio Giunta after colophon, featuring the Giunta lily printed in red; text illustrated with 170 woodcut drawings; opening page of text of the first, third and fourth decade within pictorial woodcut borders featuring figures riding horses, playing musical instruments, and studying books, and decorated with garlands, candelabra, dolphins, sirens, chimera, and architectural elements; each of these pages also features a large woodcut vignette at head of text: a battle scene, Hannibal's Oath, and the reception and dismissal of the Ambassadors of Ptolemy VI by the Roman Senate; large white-on-black foliated initials
  • Text and marginal references printed in roman type
  • "The letter of Sabellicus to Cornarius on 17a, with its mention of "Barnardinus Herasmius Nouocomensis" as the promoter, takes this edition back to that of 1491 (Hain *10137), where, however, the letter and notes of Sabellicus are placed at the beginning; here they follow the letter of Bishop Andreae to Pope Paul II, the Epitome of Florus, and Livy's own proem"--Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum
Dimensions
32 cm (folio)
Extent
[20], CCLIII, [1] leaves
Lccn
2013656414
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in full 19th-century red morocco binding by Roger De Coverly, gilt-stamped "R. De Coverly" on lower turn-in of upper board; large gilt round "sunburst" centerpiece on upper and lower boards; quarter portions of the centerpiece in each corner; triple gilt fillets; inner gilt dentelles; richly gilt spine panels; all edges gilt. In modern crimson cloth phase box and matching red marbled and red leather slipcase; gold-stamped spine title on case "Livy. Decades. Giunta 1495." Purchase, Bennett Gilbert, 1985.
Other physical details
illustrations (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)80278954
  • ucoclc80278954
Label
T. Liuii Decades
Publication
Note
  • An important illustrated Giunta incunable, and the first illustrated Latin Livy. Lucantonio Giunta began a tradition of woodcut book illustrations with the publication in 1490 of the illustrated Italian Bible, translated by Niccolò Mallermi, followed by an illustrated Livy in Italian translation in 1493. These woodcuts, along with the same three full-page borders plus large vignettes are replicated in the present edition, for the first time attached to the original Latin text of Livy, which had never before been published in an illustrated edition
  • Edited by Marcus Antonius Sabellicus, with his own preface, an analytic table of contents, the Epitome of Florus, and severl other supporting texts
  • Imprint from colophon, leaf CCLIII verso
  • Signatures: A8 a8 b4 c-l8 m-n10, A-K8 L10 2a-2i8
  • Last leaf (2i8) is blank
  • Woodcuts: printer's device of Lucantonio Giunta after colophon, featuring the Giunta lily printed in red; text illustrated with 170 woodcut drawings; opening page of text of the first, third and fourth decade within pictorial woodcut borders featuring figures riding horses, playing musical instruments, and studying books, and decorated with garlands, candelabra, dolphins, sirens, chimera, and architectural elements; each of these pages also features a large woodcut vignette at head of text: a battle scene, Hannibal's Oath, and the reception and dismissal of the Ambassadors of Ptolemy VI by the Roman Senate; large white-on-black foliated initials
  • Text and marginal references printed in roman type
  • "The letter of Sabellicus to Cornarius on 17a, with its mention of "Barnardinus Herasmius Nouocomensis" as the promoter, takes this edition back to that of 1491 (Hain *10137), where, however, the letter and notes of Sabellicus are placed at the beginning; here they follow the letter of Bishop Andreae to Pope Paul II, the Epitome of Florus, and Livy's own proem"--Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum
Dimensions
32 cm (folio)
Extent
[20], CCLIII, [1] leaves
Lccn
2013656414
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in full 19th-century red morocco binding by Roger De Coverly, gilt-stamped "R. De Coverly" on lower turn-in of upper board; large gilt round "sunburst" centerpiece on upper and lower boards; quarter portions of the centerpiece in each corner; triple gilt fillets; inner gilt dentelles; richly gilt spine panels; all edges gilt. In modern crimson cloth phase box and matching red marbled and red leather slipcase; gold-stamped spine title on case "Livy. Decades. Giunta 1495." Purchase, Bennett Gilbert, 1985.
Other physical details
illustrations (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)80278954
  • ucoclc80278954

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