1546] · [colophon: In Vinegia
First edition. Printed using the classic italic font in single columns with unaccomplished guide letters, this => Italian-language Aldine contains a dedication and poem from Liburnio to Luigi Pisano as well as a poem to the reader before Le Occorrenze itself, a table of contents, errata, and a register for aid in navigation. The iconic Aldine device appears on the title-page and the verso of the last leaf.
This is a later work from Liburnio (ca. 1474–1557), a humanist poet, priest, translator, early Italian philologist, and (briefly) Greek and Latin corrector for the Aldine Press; Renouard notes the text contains "particularitiés assez curieuses" on literary history, contemporary scientists, and grand libraries, especially the Bibliothèque Royale de Paris.
Provenance: 19th-century armorial bookplate of Colonel Edmund Ross of Bladensburg (of Fairy Hill, Rostrevor, Northern Ireland) on front free endpaper, partially obscuring an inked note of the contents. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
EDIT16 CNCE 26963; Adams L653; Renouard, Alde, 135, no. 5; Goldsmid, Aldine Press at Venice, 325; Kallendorf & Wells, Aldine Press Books, 309; UCLA, Aldine Press: Catalogue of the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection (2001), 351; Graesse, IV, p. 202; Brunet, III, 1068–9. Contemporary limp vellum, inked title on spine, traces of now-absent ties; vellum dust-soiled, edges and spine chipped (with one larger spine chip affecting three to four letters of title), evidence of removed paper label, and rear free endpaper lacking. All edges stained a dusty rose, with some edge stain bleeding just a little onto margins. Pages crisp with only a few instances of dust-soiling, speckling, or a marginal stain; some corners bumped or creased, two uneven edges and three témoins from manufacture, one bifolium loosely attached. Provenance indicia as above, light pencilling on endpapers. => An interesting, vernacular Aldine. (Inventory #: 38790)