1614 & 1621 Rare vellum Latin and Greek Book - Lucian of Samosata - Dialogorvm Selectorvm Book I & 2


$150 USD


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Author : Lucian of Samosata
Title : Luciani Samosatensis Dialogorum Selectorum Liber Unus & Secondus Graecolatinus.(both books bound together)
Language : Text in Latin and Greek
Publisher : Augustae Munatianae, 1614 for book second and 1621 for first book.
Size : 5 " X 3.5 "
Pages : 257-141 pages
Binding : Good full vellum binding (hinges fine, small chip to binding as shown, overall slightly worn and scuffed)  under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Good content (bright, tight, rare foxing and staining).

Estimate : (EUR 400 - EUR 600  according to latest sale at Ader Auction house - Paris France in 2016)

The book : Scarce 17th century edition of the famous dialogues of Lucian.

The author : Lucian of Samosata (Latin: Lucianus Samosatensis; about 125 AD – after 180 AD) was a Hellenized Syrian satirist and rhetorician who is best known for his characteristic tongue-in-cheek style, with which he frequently ridiculed superstition, religious practices, and belief in the paranormal. Although his native language was probably Syriac, all of his extant works are written entirely in ancient Greek (mostly in the Atticized dialect popular during the Second Sophistic).


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