Epitome Rerum Romanarum. Lucius Annaeus FLORUS.
LUCKY WINNER — CORNELIUS HOUTTUŸN

Epitome Rerum Romanarum.

Amsterdam, G. Gallet 1702.

Two volumes in one. 8vo. Etched frontis. by Jan Goeree, [xxiv], 533p. and etched frontis. by Romeyn de Hooghe, [ii], 242, [100], 46p. One full-page text etching and ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX TEXT ETCHINGS OF COINS AND MONUMENTS; the folding letterpress sheet and both titles in red and black.

CONTEMPORARY GILT PRIZE BINDING of vellum over stiff paper boards given by the Seminary at Hoorn, double-rule outer and inner frames, a pair of cherries at each corner, the Hoorn town arms on both panels, gilt-ruled flat spine with a bloom in each compartment, all edges gilt; prize-slip completed in fourteen lines of manuscript at the front.

Heavily illustrated variorum edition with the notes of Graevius, Salmasius, Freinsheim and others running in two columns beneath the text. “It was a favourite school-book in the seventeenth century” (OCD 442). No Hoorn prize binding figures in De prijs is het bewijs. In good condition (the first frontispiece slightly defective).
¶Schweiger, Handbuch der classischen Bibliographie. Lateinische Schriftsteller I: 362; STCN 184047609.

Item #09450

Price: $750.00