"NO LITERATURE HAS ANYTHING TO COMPARE WITH THESE COMEDIES"
ARISTOPHANES. Aristophanis Comoediae Novem. Venice, 15 July, 1498.
Editio princeps (first edition) of nine of Aristophanes' eleven extant comedies, edited and with scholarly notes by Marcus Musurus and finely printed by the renowned Venetian printing pioneer Aldus Manutius—one of the first productions of his recently established press—including The Acharnians, The Knights, The Clouds, The Wasps, Peace, The Birds, The Frogs, Wealth, and Thesmophoriazusae or The Women Celebrating the Thesmophoria. A lovely incunable folio volume, very handsomely bound. "Belle et rare" (Brunet). $70,000.