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Author: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: (Gronovius, Joannes Fredericus, ed.:)

Title: Tragoediae, cum notis Johannis Frederici Gronovii. Auctis ex chirographo ejus et variis aliorum.

Publication: Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Ex officina Henrici et viduae Theodori Boom, 1682.

Description: 8vo., pp. [xxx], 785, [xxxix], including engraved title-page. A few woodcut initials, couple of engraved numismatic illustrations. Some light waterstaining, upper edge dusty. Contemporary vellum over boards, title inked to spine (a bit soiled). 18th-century armorial bookplate of Henry Bowles Downing; Downing's autograph (dated 1738), autograph of Richard Thompson, Merton College (dated 1737) and bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to ffep.

Amsterdam reprint of the third Leiden edition, esteemed by Dibdin as highly as the first (1651) and last (1708) editions on account of Gronovius's notes and its copious index. He describes the engraved title, which depicts the subjects of Seneca's plays, as 'very spiritedly executed'. Both Richard Thompson and Henry Bowles Downing were students at Merton College, Oxford.

Bibliography: Dibdin II, 398; Schweiger II, 940

Reference Number: [53156]

Price: £200


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