1636 Scarce Latin vellum Book - VIRGIL Works - Pub. Virgilii Maronis Opera (Aeneid, Georgics, etc)
Author : Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil)
Title :P. Virgilii Maronis Opera nunc emendatiora.
Language : Text in Latin.
Publisher : Lugd. Batavor. Ex officina Elzeviriana. 1636.
Size : 5.5 " X 3.5 "
Pages : 411 pages
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining).
Illustrations: Including a nice illustrated title page.
Estimate: (USD 300 - USD 500)
The book : Scarce 17th century 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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