Lot 951: PERSIUS FLACCUS. Satirarum liber. I. Casaubonus rec., & comm. libro illustr
16 November 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
PERSIUS FLACCUS. Satirarum liber. I. Casaubonus rec., & comm. libro illustr. 3a ed., auctior & emend. ex ipsius auctoris codice: cura & opera M. Casauboni. Accessit & Graecorum, ubi opus erat, interpret. London, M. Flesher for R. Mynne, 1647. (32), 40, (4); (32), 558, (25) pp. Cont. cf. (Skilfully rebacked, stamp on ti., slightly browned). Third edition of this fundamental commentary; pluris condimentum quam pulpamentum "a dish with more seasoning than meat" as Scaliger called it (Epistolae p. 278) since he had no high opinion of Persius. It was to set the standard for two hundred years and has been ultimately merged in Conington's edition of 1872 (Sandys II, 209). - Schweiger, 711.
Estimated Price: € 150