Opera. Theod. Pulmanni Craneburgii studio correcta.

  • Virgil
  • Albyae [Albi]: Apud J. B. Baurens 1747
  • Kallendorf 'Additions' LW1737-1752.


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16mo, pp. 470, [2]. One corner torn away with loss of the first character of 5 lines on the recto (sense recoverable). Contemporary limp vellum. Some creasing and spotting, a few lower margins shaved, title-page damaged to upper fore-corner. Vellum soiled and ruckled, a little worn, stitching loosening, no flyleaves. Some pen trials and other marks inside and out (some reading ‘E. Leman’), ownership inscription to title-page dated 1752.


A rare and nearly unrecorded printing of Virgil, the text as edited by Theodor Poelmann (1510-1607), originally printed by Plantin in 1558. This edition, pocket-sized and possibly intended for students, was printed in Albi, in southern France, where J. B. Baurens was printer and bookseller to the all the great and good including the Archbishop and the College. No copies are located by Worldcat or Library Hub, and it does not appear in Kallendorf's Bibliography of the Early Printed Editions of Virgil. The sole reference we can locate to this edition is in Kallendorf's addenda to his own edition (BSA, 2018), which describes this very copy on the basis of an eBay listing of a small collection in which it was offered several years ago. The privilege leaf at the end contributes the probable year of publication, being dated 7th February 1747.

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