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Author: Lucian of Samosata: (Benedictus, J., ed.:)

Title: [...] Opera Omnia in Duos Tomos Divisa.

Publication: Salmurii [Saumur], Ex Typis Pietri Piededii, 1619.

Description: First edition thus. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [xx] 1078 (recte 1122) [xxxiv]; [viii] 1114 [xlviii]. A few closed marginal tears, early leaves a little brittle at edges, occasional minor staining. Contemporary vellum, ink titles to spines, Yapp sides, edges spinkled red. A little soiled particularly at spines, endcaps creased, some smudges and candle wax spots. A few handwritten notes to preliminary blanks.

The works of the 2nd century Greek "belletrist and wit" (OCD) Lucian of Samosata. The text stands out from previous printings for being newly improved with conjectures and manuscript collations; Schweiger thought the result "quite correct", although Dibdin, perhaps idiosyncratically, held the opposite view.

Bibliography: Dibdin (4th edn.) II 192-193. Schweiger I 193.

Reference Number: [46578]

Price: £450


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