[Opera] Quae Exstant


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[000025] Claudiani, Cl.; (Claudianus, Claudius); Heinsus, Nic. (Ed), [Opera] Quae Exstant, Ex Officina Elzeviriana (Elzevir), Amstelodami (Amsterdam), 1665, First Thus, Good. Full Calf, 8vo. One volume in two – Volume One – [28], 466 and Volume Two – 467-917pp, [15].

Later (late-eighteenth century) full-calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, contrasting title / volume labels to second and third panels, volute corner pieces and central lozenge shaped tool to remaining panels, gilt flower head frame to covers, all edges marbled with blue paste endpapers.

Lacks title and volume labels, rubbed to extremities, chipped to head of spines, bump to fore-edge of volume one, scrape to upper cover of volume two, previous owner’s name to first page of text in each volume, otherwise internally quite bright and clean.

Engraved title page. Willems 1350, “est fort bien imprime”, with Dibdin noting that this is the “best Variorum edition, as containing the fruits of the collation of ten fresh MSS., and the notes of Gronovious and others as well as of the editor himself. It is a book of considerable price” (Dibdin I:471). Latin text