Lot 187: CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106BC - 43BC). Orationes Ex recensione Ioannis Georgii Graevii. Amsterdam: Ioannis Blaeu, [1695-99]. 3 volumes of 2 parts each, 8vo. Roman and Italic letter, printed notes in double columns below; printer’s woodcut device on title-pages representing an armillary sphere, foliated initials and decorative tailpieces, 1 full page plate in good impression (Light age yellowing, occasional spotting or staining, some light browning). Contemporary vellum over boards, edges sprinkled red (slightly soiled). A distinguished edition of one of the most widely read works throughout the history of Europe, edited by the German scholar Johann Georg Graevius (1632-1703), including Graevius’ dedicatory epistle to the Prince Ludovico Ludovisi, Duke of Burgundy, recalling the glory of the Holy Roman Empire and the models of ancient eloquence; a preface to the reader with an overview featuring the work and his contributors; notes by Paolo Manuzio, Carlo Sigonio and others. Shelf marks in early hand to verso of front free endpapers. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE.  (6).

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Description: CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106BC - 43BC). Orationes Ex recensione Ioannis Georgii Graevii. Amsterdam: Ioannis Blaeu, [1695-99]. 3 volumes of 2 parts each, 8vo. Roman and Italic letter, printed notes in double columns below; printer’s woodcut device on title-pages representing an armillary sphere, foliated initials and decorative tailpieces, 1 full page plate in good impression (Light age yellowing, occasional spotting or staining, some light browning). Contemporary vellum over boards, edges sprinkled red (slightly soiled). A distinguished edition of one of the most widely read works throughout the history of Europe, edited by the German scholar Johann Georg Graevius (1632-1703), including Graevius’ dedicatory epistle to the Prince Ludovico Ludovisi, Duke of Burgundy, recalling the glory of the Holy Roman Empire and the models of ancient eloquence; a preface to the reader with an overview featuring the work and his contributors; notes by Paolo Manuzio, Carlo Sigonio and others. Shelf marks in early hand to verso of front free endpapers. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE.  (6).
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