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Lot 928: LIVIUS. Historiarum ab urbe condita libri, qui supersunt, omnes, cum not. i
16 November 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
LIVIUS. Historiarum ab urbe condita libri, qui supersunt, omnes, cum not. integris L. Vallæ, M.A. Sabellici, (e.a.). Cur. A. Drakenborch. Amst., (etc.), J. Wetstein, (a.o.), 1738-46. 7 vols., incl. index. W. engr. front., engr. portr. of Drakenborch, engr. portr. of Livy, and 2 engr. plates (1 fold.). 4°. Cont. hcf. w. raised bands, dec. gilt backs, black labels & new red labels. (Spine ends a bit dam./chipped, spines a bit rubbed/chafed, joints of 2 vols. split at the ends, corners bumped/dam., apart from some very light browning/foxing in a few places in very good interior condition). Graesse IV, 230; Schweiger II, 536; Sandys II, 447; Dibdin II, 169-70: "The labours of Drakenborch have entitled his editions to a superiority over every preceding one. (…) The work is beautifully printed"; Brunet III, 1107: "Un chef-d'œuvre d'exactitude et d'érudition".
Estimated Price: € 180