Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andrea Torresani, 1521. Aldine 8vo (161 x 94 mm; 63/8 x 33/4 in.). Collation: aa-bb^8 a-ss^8 tt^4. 3- and 4-line printed guide letters. 18th-century red roan-backed marbled boards, smooth spine gilt-lettered and -ruled, all edges gilt. Some rubbing to joints and extremities, lower margin of ss8 renewed, an occasional pale foxmark, but generally very clean and crisp. Provenance: contemporary ownership signature “Francici de Reiry” on title, and with occasional ink marginalia expounding on the text; Thomas Fleming, Jr. (bookplate, May 1841 acquisition note on verso of front free endpaper). Item #403156
Second Aldine edition. The letters of Cicero to Atticus, Brutus and his brother Quintus. Aldus had intended to publish all the surviving works of Cicero, starting in 1502 with the Epistolae familiares. The first Aldine edition was printed in 1513. Adams C-1909; Renouard 93,15.