1671 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Publius Papinius Statius Works - Roman Poet of the 1st Century AD.
Author: Publius Papinius STATIUS.
Title: Publii Papinii Statii Sylvarum Lib. V. Thebaidos Lib. XII. Achilleidos Lib. II. Notis Selectissimis in Sylvarum libros Domitii, Morelli, Bernartii, Gevartii, Crucei, Barthii, Joh. Frid. Gronovii Diatribe. In Thebaidos praeterea Placidi Lactantii, Bernartii, &c. Quibus in Achilleidos accedunt Maturantii, Britannici, Accuratissime illustrati a Joanne Veenhusen.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Lugd. Batav. (Lugduni Batavorum or Leiden), Ex officina Hackiana, 1671.
Size: 8 " X 5 ".
Pages: , 882,  pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full vellum binding with beautiful gilt emblems of central coat-of-arms of Alkmaar with lions and "praemium diligentiae" on both boards (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover. A very nice binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, very tick pen marks in the margin of a few preliminary pages - as shown).
Illustration: Including a nice engraved title page and few in-text illustrations.
Estimate : (USD 400 - USD 600)
The book: Rare and very attractive 17th-century edition of Publius Papinius Statius' works including his famous Thebaid and the Silvae. Contains the five books of the Sylvarum (Silvae), 12 books of the Thebaidos (Thebaid), and two books of the Achilleid (two books were all that he completed). All are Roman poetry. The Silvae consists of flattery of the Emperor, descriptions of the villas and gardens of friends, gifts provided by the Emperor for the Romans at holiday, and other poetry; the Thebaid is an epic about the assault of the seven champions of Argos against Thebes, and the Achilleid is about the life of Achilles. "It is not only beautifully printed... but it is a rare, accurate, and valuable production"!
The author: Publius Papinius Statius (c. 45 – c. 96 AD) was a Roman poet of the 1st century AD (Silver Age of Latin literature). His surviving Latin poetry includes an epic in twelve books, the Thebaid; a collection of occasional poetry, the Silvae; and an unfinished epic, the Achilleid. He is also known for his appearance as a guide in the Purgatory section of Dante's epic poem, the Divine Comedy.
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