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Author: [Claudian] Claudianus, Claudius:

Title: CL. Claudiani quae exstant Ex emendatione Nicolai Heinsy Dan: F.

Publication: Venetiis [Venice]: Apud Nicolaum Pezzana, 1716.

Description: 12mo. pp. 261 [3], last blank, including engraved titlepage. Woodcut initials and ornaments. Title a trifle dusty. 18th-century vellum over boards, author's name inked to spine, raised bands, edges sprinkled red. Very minor loss at head and foot of spine. Bookplate of Ashmolean Library Oxford - Bequathed by Sir John Beazley 1970; early 18th-century inscription 'Libro di Lorenzo Pananti costo 3-5' to ffep; small stamp of Ashmolean Library to I4 and verso of last.

Excellent, clean copy - in well-preserved vellum and clearly intended for use in schools - with the uncommented text of Claudianus's works, based on the Heinsius variorum first published in Leiden in 1650. The copy of Sir John Beazley (1885-1970), a major historian of ancient art at Oxford.

Bibliography: Dibdin I, 211.

Reference Number: [53289]

Price: £150


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