Opera cum Commentariis

Horace. Opera cum Commentariis. Commentary by Badius Jodocus Ascensius and Antonio Mancinelli (Paris: Badius Jodocus Ascensius, 1516).

Bindings produced early in the 16th-century are somewhat scarce. This fine example, of tooled leather covering wooden boards, was probably executed shortly after this critical edition of Horace appeared in 1516. The front board has split along the wood grain and torn the leather at the break.

Proposed treatment: Mend broken boards and split leather.

Estimated cost of treatment: $1,200

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