1664 Scarce Latin vellum Book - VIRGIL Works - P. Virgilius Maro (Aeneid, Georgics, etc)
Author: P. Virgilius Maro (Virgil).
Title: P. Virgilius Maro accurante Nic. Hensio Dan. Fil.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Amstelodami, Ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1664.
Size: 5" X 2.5".
Pages: 359 pages.
Binding: Very good original full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, black ink stain on the lower margin of the first endpaper - as shown, blank lower margin of title page cut short without affecting the text - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the illustrated title page.
Estimate: (USD 300 - USD 400)
The book: A remarkable 1664 edition of Virgil's timeless works, offering a unique opportunity to own a piece of literary history. Published by the distinguished Elzevir press, this collection presents the epic tales that have been pivotal in shaping Western literature.
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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