Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D.
Title: Epistolae Heroidvm novissime recognitae aptissimisqve figvris excvlte / commentantibvs Volsco, Vbertino et Ascensio ; necnon in Sappho et Ibin Domitio, eodemqve Ascensio viris doctissimis ...
Imprint: Impressvm Tvscvlani apvd Benacvm : In aedibus Alexandri Paganini, 1525.
Physical Description: , cxxxviii [i.e. cxxxvii],  leaves : ill. ; 22 cm. (4to)
Acquired through the Stanford University Bookstore Fund.
A very rare edition of Ovid’s Heroides, beautifully printed in Paganino’s distinctive italic type, and illustrated with twenty-one woodcut illustrations of scenes from Greek mythology. The fine calligraphic types found here, a mixture of roman and italic, are quite different from any other types found in the 16th century and represent a notable step forward in the history of Venetian typefaces. The commentaries are by Antonio Volsco, Ubertino da Crescentino, and Josse Badius on the Heroides and Domizio Calderini on the other poems.