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Author: [Aelian] Aelianus, Claudius: (Le Fèvre, Tanneguy, ed.:)

Title: Varia Historia.

Publication: Salmurii [Saumur]: Apud Ioannem Le'Nerium, 1668.

Description: 16mo., pp. [viii] 341 [iii] 99, 200-428 (text continuous). Text in facing pages of Greek and Latin. Just a little spotting. Contemporary vellum boards, spine lettered in ink, long sides overlapping, spine a little darkened and scuffed in one place. Booklabel of M. Borluut to upper pastedown, purchase note dated 1862 and ownership inscription of Prudentia van Duyse (1858) to f.f.e.p.

Edited by the French scholar Tanaquil Faber, or Tanneguy Le Fèvre (1615-1672), based on the second Scheffer edition of 1662 (a poor choice, as it apparently had 'more errors and imperfections than in any edition of Aelian whatever' - c.f. Dibdin).

Bibliography: Dibdin (4th edn.) I 230. Schweiger I 3.

Reference Number: [27777]

Price: £300


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