49 121 (SONCINO PRESS) Constantius, Jacob of Fano. Collectaneorum Hecatostys Prima. FIRST EDITION. Latin interspersed with Greek (likely cut by Francesco da Bologna). ff. (100). Trace stained, small wormhole in gutter. Recent marbled boards with morocco spine label and attached lead seal. Sm. 4to. [Adams C-2555; Manzoni, Annali Tipografici dei Soncino 34.] Fano, Hieronymo Soncino (Gershom Soncino), 1508. $1000 - $1500 ❧ A Renaissance humanist work on the poetry of Ovid. The author, Giacomo Constanzi (or, Jacobus Constantinus, c. 1473-1517), a native of Fano, was Professor of Latin and Greek at Ferrara. Famed as a publisher of Biblical and rabbinic books in Hebrew, Soncino also issued works of Christian theology, Humanism and general Italian literature. 122 (SONCINO PRESS) Franciscus Octavius Cleofilus of Fano (Francesco Ottavio Cleofilo). Anthropotheomachia. Historia de bello Fanensi. Et quaedam alia. FIRST EDITION. ff. (64). Later vellum, Valmadonna-custom gilt-titling on spine. 12mo. Housed in fitted slip-case. [Adams C-2171; Manzoni, Annali Tipografici dei Soncino 96.] Fano, Hieronymus Soncinus (i.e. Gershom Soncino), 1516. $2000 - $2500 ❧ Forced to move due to constant religious persecution, Gershom Soncino established presses and printed books successively in Soncino, Brescia, Barco, Fano, Pesaro, Ortono, Rimini, Cesena and Salonika. He remained longest in Fano, establishing there the city’s first press in 1502, leaving in 1505 and returning for a brief period in 1515-17. Lot 122 Lot 121