1659 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Epistolae et Panegyricus of PLINY the Younger
Author : Pliny, the Younger.
Title : C. Plinii Caecilii Secundi EPISTOLAE et Paneyricus. Editio nova, Marcus Zuerius Boxhornius recensuit, & passim emendavit.
Language : Text in Latin
Publisher : Amstelaedami : Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1659.
Size : 5 " X 3 "
Pages : 404 pages
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges tight, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright, tight, rare foxing on upper margin of preliminary pages - as shown, small repair mark nicely done on title page not affecting the text).
Estimate : (USD 150 - USD 250)
The book : Rare and very good 17th century Elzevir edition of those letters by Pliny the Younger.
The author : Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, born Gaius Caecilius or Gaius Caecilius Cilo (61 – c. 113), better known as Pliny the Younger , was a lawyer, author, and magistrate of Ancient Rome. Pliny's uncle, Pliny the Elder, helped raise and educate him.
Pliny the Younger wrote hundreds of letters, of which 247 survive and are of great historical value. Some are addressed to reigning emperors or to notables such as the historian Tacitus. Pliny served as an imperial magistrate under Trajan (reigned 98–117), and his letters to Trajan provide one of the few surviving records of the relationship between the imperial office and provincial governors.
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