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Catullus, Tibullus et Propertius

Ex Recensione Joannis Georgii Graevii

By Catullus

1680 - [Utrecht] - Rudlophi a Zyll

8" by 5"; [24] part I: 638; part II: 662pp.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

DETAILS

A handsome copy of Johann Georg Graevius' edition of the verse of the Roman poets Catallus, Tibullus and Propertius with commentary by several noted classical scholars, as follows:

"Cum notis integris Jos. Scaligeri, M. Ant. Mureti, Achill. Statii, Roverti Titii, Hieronymi Avantii, Jani Dousae Patris & Filii, Theodori Marcilii".

Divided into two parts. The first with a selection of verse by the three Roman poets along with rigorous and insightful commentary by the French scholar Joseph Justus Scaliger. The second contains further commentary by the other aforementioned scholars.

In Latin with passages of Greek. 

With an additional decorative titlepage. Illuminated letters and decorative head- and tailpieces scattered throughout.

Catullus (c84 - 54 BC) was an admired and influential poet of the late Roman Republic. Still read widely today, his works also importantly influenced Ovid, Horace and Virgil. Tibullus and Propertius, about whom little is known, were elegiac poets of the slightly later Augustan age. This is a fascinating companion to the study of Latin poets and the seventeenth-century interpretation of their work.  

CONDITION

In contemporary calf with gilt crest to upper board. Rebacked preserving original spine and repair to upper hinge. Externally, a little rubbed with some slight loss to spine, but generally in very smart condition for its age. Spotting to first and last few pages and marginal age-toning throughout, but pages are generally clean and bright. Bookplate of Sir Charles J. J. Hamilton to front pastedown. Ink stamps to two front endpapers and rear pastedown. Small hole to lower blank margin of decorative titlepage. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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