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Lot 988: JUNIUS, H. Animadversorum libri sex, omnigenæ lectionis thesauris, in quibu
16 November 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
JUNIUS, H. Animadversorum libri sex, omnigenæ lectionis thesauris, in quibus infiniti penè autorum loci corriguntur & declarantur, nunc primùm & nati, in lucem æditi. Eiusdem de coma commentarium. Basel, (M. Isengrin), 1556. (16), 432, (40) pp. W. woodcut printer's mark on ti-p. Later hcf. extra. (Back side stained, corners worn, a few marg. annot., slightly foxed/browned in places). Hadrianus Junius (1511–1575), also known as Adriaen de Jonghe, was a Dutch physician, classical scholar, translator, lexicographer, antiquarian, historiographer, emblematist, school rector, and Latin poet. This work is a large collection of philological annotations on classical literature, followed by a long treatise De coma commentarium (Commentary on hair), a paradoxical encomium, purportedly written in defiance of critique on the short Italian haircut which he had adopted in Italy. - First edition. BMN I, 54; Adams, J-441.
Estimated Price: € 240