38. Jacopo Sannazaro. Opera omnia latine scripta (1535).

8° ; 39, 63 leaves; 150 x 94mm.

Sannazaro, in addition to his considerable reputation as a poet of Italian, was the author of highly-regarded Latin lyrics, eclogues, and religious poetry. These works were not collected and published until late in Sannazaro's life, and unlike the derivative edition of Arcadia (see no. 37), the Aldine editions of his Latin poetry are quite valuable to the scholar. The Aldine Press first published Sannazaro's Latin works in 1527. In the five subsequent editions, whose swift printing indicates the vogue for Sannazaro's poetry, more material was progressively added so that the 1535 edition achieves a real utility.

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