CATULLUS, TIBULLUS, PROPERTIUS.
M. Antonii Mureti commentarius in Catullum. Eiusdem scholia in Tibullum & Propertium. (Bound with:) Josephi Scaligeri Iul. Caesaris filii Castigationes in Catullum, Tibullum, Propertium.
N.pl., 1582. (Antwerpen (Antverpiae), Apud Aegidium Radaeum, 1582)
8vo. 2 parts in 1: 192,(6),(2 blank); 240,(7 index),(1 blank) 19th century hardback 16.5 cm (Ref
: STCV 12916176 & 12916175; Schweiger 2,80; Graesse 2,86; Ebert 3760; Fabricius/Ernesti 1,93; cf Neue Pauly Suppl. 2 p. 142 for the edition of 1577) (Details:
Red shield with gilt lettering on the back. This book contains part 2 and 3 of 'Catulli, Tibulli, Propertii nova editio. Iosephus Scaliger Iul. Caesaris F. recensuit. Eiusdem in eosdem castigationum liber'. It was published in Antwerpen, 'Apud Aegidium Radaeum', in 1582. The first part, which is lacking in this volume, contains the texts of Catullus, Tibullus and Propertius. Part 2 and 3 contain the commentary of Scaliger and of Muretus. The date on both half-titles is rather mysterious, MDIICII. A mistake for MDXXCII?) (Condition:
Binding worn at the extremes and slightly soiled. Paper label with shelf number on the back. Stamp on the first half-title. Occasional old ink marginalia and underlinings) (Note:
This triumvirate of Latin erotic poets was already united in one edition in 1472, published in Venice by Vindelinus de Spira. Editions of the three poets together remained immensely popular through the ages. Schweiger dedicates ten pages, with numerous titles, to combined editions of these three poets. The commentary of Muretus was published first in Lyon in 1559. The commentary of Scaliger was first published in Paris in 1577 by Mamertus Patissonius 'in officina Roberti Stephani'. This book of 1582 is a reissue of the edition of Paris 1577. The part of Muretus (1559) was added in this edition of 1582. According to the compilers of the Variorum editions of the 17th and 18th century the high quality and general usefulness of the commentaries of Muretus and Scaliger justified their inclusion into those kind of editions, which contained the commentary and the annotations taken from leading and normative editions. The French scholar Scaliger, 1540-1609, for the first time attempted systematically 'to reconstruct the history of the text (of Catullus) and to explain the genesis of false readings; in what may be called a partial anticipation of the 'method of Lachmann', he even went so far as to seek to reconstruct an archetype, pronouncing on the script in which it must have been written, and also where it was written. (...) Consequently Scaliger's 1577 edition is a landmark in textual studies. (...) In effect, this challenging edition became the textus receptus for the philological epoch to come. Its great leap forward was to amass readings methodically from manuscript evidence, thus modifying the practice (...) of altering the base text by simply examining and comparing the printed editions'. ('Catullus, edited with a textual and interpretative commentary by D.F.S. Thomson', Toronto, 1998, p. 53) (Provenance:
On the first half-title the stamp of 'Fürstl. Bibliothek zu Rudolstadt'. The origin of this library lies in the 'Hofkirchenbibliothek', founded at the end of the 16th century. It was transformed into the 'Landesbibliothek des Fürstentums Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt' in the 19th century. The library is still in existence. We quote from the website of Rudolstadt, 'Stadtarchiv und Historische Bibliothek': 'Nachdem die Fürstlich-öffentliche Bibliothek nach 1918 zunächst als Thüringische Landesbibliothek Rudolstadt fortbestand, begann um 1949 eine Entwicklung, die zunehmend zur Vernachlässigung des jahrhundertealten Buchbestandes führte. Erst nach 1990 besann man sich in Rudolstadt der überregionalen Bedeutung seines Bücherschatzes. 1993 erhielten die historischen Sammlungen ihre institutionelle Selbständigkeit unter dem Namen Historische Bibliothek der Stadt Rudolstadt zurück. Seit 2003 hat die Bibliothek ihren Standort im Alten Rathaus Rudolstadt'. An extensive history of this library can be found in the online "Handbuch der historischen Buchbestände in Deutschland") (Collation:
A-M8, N4 (leaf N4 blank); Aa-Pp8, Qq4 (leaf Qq4 verso blank) (Photographs on request)
Book number: 120044 Euro 280.00
Keywords: (Oude Druk), (Rare Books), Catull, Catullus, Dichtkunst, Latin literature, Poesie, Propertius, Properz, Scaliger, Tibull, Tibullus, antike altertum antiquity, poetry, römische Literatur