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SECOND EDITION,
COMPLETED TO THE END OF 1836, by the addition of a SUPPLEMENT, containing a

Bibliographical Index of several thousand Editions which have appeared either here or
abroad since the original publication of this work in 1825; with the prices at which they
are at present sold or imported by the London Booksellers.

VOL II.

LONDON:

HENRY G. BOHN, 4, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

MDCCCXXXVII.

London: G. NORMAN, Printer, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden.

A MANUAL

OF

CLASSICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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HORATII (OPERA.) A.C. 10. 4to.

Absque Ulla Nota. EDITIO PRINCEPS. This edition is excessively rare and valuable ; it has neither paging-figures, catch-words, nor signatures. Maittaire, who first gave a description of this volume, supposes it to have been printed by Zarotus, at Milan, about 1470, and took no inconsiderable pains to prove that it was really printed by the above-mentioned printer; and subsequent bibliographers have coincided with him in this supposition, among

may

be ranked the following: Panzer, Orlandi, Saxius, De Bure, Ernesti, Harles, Beloe, Dibdin, and Brunet. Gesner found the text of this edition so accurate and pure, that he esteemed it of manuscript authority: his words are; Possideo exemplum primae quae adhuc innotuit editionis, cuivis libro manuscripto facile comparandum, quae editio "cum nullam editoris, loci, temporis, expressam mentionem habeat, ne titulum quidem s. indicem, conjectura nescio quam probabili Antonio Zaroto Parmensi, et Mediolano, et anno “circiter 1470, a Maittairio adsignatur. Literae sunt ejus “ formae, quam Jensonius adhibuit, sed paulo minus cultae et "incompositae.” On the recto of fol. 1. without any prefix, we read the following titular head-line, which is immediately succeeded by the first ode of book i. thus ;

QVINTI ORATII FLACCI CAR

MINVM LIBER PRIMVS.
ECOENAS ATAVIS EDITE
REGIBVS.
O & præsidium & dulce decus meum
Sunt quos curriculo puluerē olympicū
&c. &c. &c.

Beneath these verses are

VOL. II.

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