Monthly Archives: July 2016

CC acquires its 8th incunable

modern-day binding on 1494 Ovid

modern-day binding on 1494 Ovid

"Yummy!" -- 18th century bookworms

“Yummy!” — 18th century bookworms

"Look here!" -- fancily-sleeved pointy finger

“Look here!” — fancily-sleeved pointy finger







It’s not often that an affordable, teachable incunable comes available on the antiquarian book market, so we snapped this one up!

Ovid. De arte amandi et de remedio amoris cum comento [Ars Amatoria]. Venice : Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 1494.

Ovid’s erotic love poems are sure to be a hit with CC’s Latin classes, and this particular copy, with its annotations and bookworm damage, will be of interest to book studies scholars.

Here’s a free online English translation of the text and a list of all of CC’s incunabula and early printed books.