1656 Rare Latin vellum Book - MARTIAL's Epigrams - M. Valerii Martialis Epigrammata
Author : Martial. (M. VALERII MARTIALIS).
Title :Epigrammata. Cum notis FARNABII et variorum, Geminoque Indice tum Rerum tum Auctorum, Accurante CORNELIO SCHREVELI.
Language : Text in Latin.
Publisher : LUGD. BATAVORUM, Apud Franciscum Hackium, 1656.
Size : 7.5 " X 5 "
Pages : 796 pages + index
Binding : Attractive and 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, bookplate of David Williams on first endpaper).
Illustrations : Including a very nice engraved title page.
Estimate : (USD 200 - USD 700)
The book : Rare and nice 17th century edition of Martial's Epigrams.
The author : Marcus Valerius Martialis (known in English as Martial) (March, between 38 and 41 AD – between 102 and 104 AD) was a Roman poet from Hispania (modern Spain) best known for his twelve books of Epigrams, published in Rome between AD 86 and 103, during the reigns of the emperors Domitian, Nerva and Trajan. In these short, witty poems he cheerfully satirises city life and the scandalous activities of his acquaintances, and romanticises his provincial upbringing. He wrote a total of 1,561 epigrams, of which 1,235 are in elegiac couplets.
Martial has been called the greatest Latin epigrammatist, and is considered the creator of the modern epigram.
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