1632 Scarce Latin vellum Book - VIRGIL Works - P. Virgilii Maronis Opera (Aeneid, Georgics, etc)
Author: Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil).
Title: P. Virgilii Maronis Opera, Georgii Fabricii Chemnicensis observationes Virgilianae lectionis.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Rothomagi (Rouen), Apud Nicolaum Adam, 1632.
Size: 5 " X 3.5 "
Pages: 592 pages + index.
Binding: Very good original full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content: Good to very good content (tight and clean, some light foxing and staining - as shown, black ink stain on the upper edge/margin of some pages without affecting the text - as shown, nice armorial ex-libris on the first endpaper - as shown).
Estimate: (USD 300 - USD 400)
The book: Scarce and attractive 17th Century Latin edition of Virgil's Works.
The author: Publius Vergilius Maro (traditional dates October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature: the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him.
Virgil is traditionally ranked as one of Rome's greatest poets. His Aeneid has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome since the time of its composition. Modeled after Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, the Aeneid follows the Trojan refugee Aeneas as he struggles to fulfill his destiny and reach Italy, where his descendants Romulus and Remus were to found the city of Rome. Virgil's work has had wide and deep influence on Western literature, most notably Dante's Divine Comedy, in which Virgil appears as Dante's guide through Hell and Purgatory.
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