Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1513. Unbound. This leaf measures 8.5" x 12" It comes with a 1926 Society of Foliophiles descriptive card that reads, "A commentary on the Epigrams of Martial, together with a miscellany of other ancient authors. Of considerable literary interest, this work boasts the added and unusual distinction of coming from the great Aldine press two years before the death of its founder, Aldius Manutius, the most gifted, versatile and prolific printer of his day. Aldus, as it is well known, originiated the italic type, and nowhere is its adaptability to a closely printed work of learning better exemplified than on this page. That his work received wide recognition is shown by the official 'privilege' granted to this volume by three successive Popes. . .. Note the almost immaculate condition of the paper." - T.F.I., 1926. Very good. Item #009761
Provenance: Hans G. Goedicke Estate. Probably from "Pages from the past. Original leaves from rare books and manuscripts. Portfolio set I-IV." (See "Disbound and Dispersed, 131.) T.F.I (The Foliofiles Incorporated) or the Society of Foliophiles was an organization established by New York book dealer George M.L. Brown that compiled and issued "leaf" books, i.e., portfolios of leaves removed from manuscripts, incunabula, and other early books.