[Ausonius] Opera


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[000020] Ausonii, D. Magni; (Ausonius, Decimus Magnus); Tollius, Jacobus (Ed), Opera, Joannem Blaeu, Amstelodami (Amsterdam), 1671, First Thus, Good. Full Calf, 8vo. One volume in two – Volume One – [36], 446pp and Volume Two – 447-822pp, [78].

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.

Volume one lacks volume label and is slightly chipped to head of spine, rubbed to extremities. Internally lightly browned, but generally fairly clean. Previous owner’s name to title and first page of text.

Additional engraved title. “This scarce Variorum edition of Ausonius was preceded by one of Tollius’s in 12mo 1669, whose notes are incorporated in it. This second presents us also with everything valuable to be found in prior editions, and may justly therefore be treasured by the collector of rare books” (Dibdin I:346). Latin text