STATIUS, Publius Papinus (45 ca.- 96 ca.) - Statii Sylvarum Libri quinque Thebaidos libri duodecim Achilleidos duo.. Orthographia et Flexus dictionum graecarum omnium apud Statium.. Venice: Aldo Manuzio, 1502. First Aldine edition of this work by the Latin poet from Naples Publius Statius. The first colophon, at the end of the Thebaid, is dated November, and the second is dated August. 2 parts in one volume, 8vo (158 x 98mm). Woodcut Aldine device at end, with blank leaf i8, spaces for guide-letters (some light and mainly marginal spotting, small repaired wormhole to top or bottom margin). 19th-century half calf, gilt spine (some light wear, top of spine detached). Provenance: Delvecchio (modern bookplate).