1695 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Complete Works of HORACE - Q. Horatii Flacci Opera.
Author : Q. HORATII. / HORACE.
Title : Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera : Interpretatione, notis et indice illustravit Ludovicus Desprez, in usum sereniss, delphini, Accedit Horatii vita, et Aldus Manutius De Metris Horatianis.
Language : Text in Latin.
Publisher : Hagae Comitum, Apud Petrum van Thol, Amstelodami, 1695. (1708). Decorative title page from Amsterdam 1695, main title page dated 1708.
Size : 8 " X 5 ".
Pages : 914 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 - as shown).
Illustration: Complete with the beautiful engraved title page.
Estimate : (USD 250 - USD 350)
The book : Rare 17th century edition of the complete works of Horace.
The author : Quintus Horatius Flaccus (8 December 65 BC – 27 November 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words." Horace also crafted elegant hexameter verses (Satires and Epistles) and caustic iambic poetry (Epodes). The hexameters are amusing yet serious works, friendly in tone, leading the ancient satirist Persius to comment: "as his friend laughs, Horace slyly puts his finger on his every fault; once let in, he plays about the heartstrings".
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