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Lot 928: LIVIUS. Historiarum ab urbe condita libri, qui supersunt, omnes, cum not. i

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

November 16, 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: 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

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