1795 · Parmae
Large quarto variant of the Bodoni edition of Tacitus's Annals (only, despite the title); the spine labels here give the more correct "Annales," rather than Opera). Giani notes the scrupulous accuracy of this text, and the "grande perizia filologica" brought to the task by editor Vincenzo Jacobacci.
Binding: Contemporary quarter calf and marbled paper–covered boards, spines with gilt-stamped olive leather title and date labels; quatrefoil gilt roll on raised bands and blind-tooled, black-accented decorations in compartments. All page edges marbled to match endpapers.
Brooks 594; De Lama, II, 106; Giani 71 (p. 54); Schweiger, II, 1006. Bound as above, rebacked with the original spines laid down; sides and edges with moderate scuffing. Faint spotting, occasionally more pronounced, to many page edges; pages overall clean. => Bodoni's unadorned typesetting embodies classical elegance. (Inventory #: 40168)