Excerpt From T Lucreti Cari De Rerum Natura Libbi Sex, Vol 2 With Notes And A Translation Explanatory NotesThe Editio Princeps, Of Which Only Three Copies Are Known, Was Printed About 1473 By Ferandus Of Brescia It Is The Only One Of The Early Editions Which I Do Not Possess I Have Had To Trust Therefore To The Very Unskilful Collation Of Gerard At The End Of The Glasgow Edition Of Wakefield As It Was Printed From A Manuscript A Good Deal Corrected, But Yet Inferior To Such Emended Copies As The Cambridge Ms For Instance Or That Which I Call Flor 31, It Is Of Little Importance In The History Of The Text Of Far Less Than The Two Next Editions, Since They By Accident Came To Be The Foundation Of The Vulgate The Former Of These Was Published By Paulus Fridenperger At Verona In 1486 Die Vigesimo Octavo Septembris Calen Octobris It Was Printed From A Ms Closely Resembling The One Written By Niccoli, As May Be Seen By The Most Cursory Inspection Of My Critical Notes It Is Therefore Very Rude And Inaccurate, But Being Less Interpolated Than The Editio Princeps Or The Majority Of Existing Mss It Represents The Archetype Faithfully Than These Do, Though There Is Hardly A Line Without Some Monstrous Blunder The Next Edition Was Published In Venice Per Theodorum De Ragazonibus De Asula Dictum Bresanum 4 September 1495 From Some Elegiac Verses At The End One C Lycinius Would Ap Pear To Be Its Editor, If Editor He Can Be Called For It Exactly Reproduces For The Most Pait The Verona Edition Even In The Minutest Points Of Its Perverse Punctuation There Are However Throughout The Poem Not A Few Differences In The Two Editions Some Of Little, Others Of Greater Importance For Example IV 125 191 190 Are Wanting In The Verona, But Not In The Venice The Reason Why I Dwell On This Fact Will Appear Presently.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.
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