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Author: [Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Lambinus, Dionysus, ed.:)

Title: In Q. Horatium Flaccum ex fide atque auctoritate complurium librorum manuscriptorum a se emendatum, & cum diversis exemplaribus antiquis comparatum [&c.]

Publication: Francofurti [Frankfurt]: Apud Andreae Wecheli heredes, 1596.

Description: 4to., pp. [xvi] 464, 550 [ii]. Outer margin of title restored. Light browning and spotting. Contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, spine lettered in ink (just 'Dionysus Lambinus'), slightly ruckled and soiled, front hinge cracking, f.f.e.p. removed.

Denis Lambin's first edition of Horace appeared in 1561, and 'marked a new aera in Horatian criticism', meeting 'with universal applause'. It was reprinted four times in Paris, once in Venice, and twice in Frankfurt (by Wechel, one folio, one quarto), with this being the second, quarto, Frankfurt edition.

Bibliography: Adams H945. VD16 H 4878. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 95 (note).

Reference Number: [32934]

Price: £750


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