1616 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Publius Papinius Statius Works - Roman poet of the 1st century AD
Author : Publius Papinius STATIUS; Jean-Gaspard Gevaerts.
Title : Publii Papinii Statii Opera omnia, Ianus Casperius Geuartius recensuit, et, Papinianarum lectionum lib. v. illustravit. Accessit nunc primum copiosissimus index.
Language : Text in Latin
Publisher : Lugdun. Batavor. (Lugduni Batavorum or Leiden): Iacob Marcum , 1616.
Size : 7 " X 5 "
Pages : 460 pages
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining, ink stamp of previous owner on first preliminary page - as shown).
Illustration : Including a nice engraved title page.
Estimate : (USD 250 - USD 300)
The book : Rare and nice early 17th century edition of Publius Papinius Statius' works including his famous Thebaid and the Silvae.
The author : Publius Papinius Statius (c. 45 – c. 96 AD) was a Roman poet of the 1st century AD (Silver Age of Latin literature). His surviving Latin poetry includes an epic in twelve books, the Thebaid; a collection of occasional poetry, the Silvae; and an unfinished epic, the Achilleid. He is also known for his appearance as a guide in the Purgatory section of Dante's epic poem, the Divine Comedy.
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1616 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Publius Papinius Statius Works - Roman poet of the 1st century AD Price List