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De rerum natura Libri VI. A Dion. Lambino - Lucretius - 1583. 
heirs of Andreas Wechel 1583 - woodcut printer's device on title, slightly browned, last few leaves with a stain in the lower margin, pp. LXVIII, 883, [209, Index], 12mo, modern vellum in old style, good. The fourth Lambin edition, third edition of the full text and commentar. Not as petite as the 16mo of 1565, though still approximately a pocket edition, although, as Gordon remarks 'printed in the smallest type though it is, [it] would make a very uncomfortable pocketful'. Gordon's introductory remarks to the Lambin editions, 'the first important critical edition', summarises well Lambin's labours and objectives, and relates the rivalry with Giffen's edition. Each of the six books has its own dedicatee, that of the second being Ronsard, an old pupil of Lambin. The contents of this edition are the same as thos of the Paris 1570 edition, but in a different order and with the addition (Zz1) of a list of the authors emended in the course of Lambinus' commentary. The errata of 1570 are corrected. (Gordon102B; Adams L1668; VD16 L3124; Schweiger I 574; Dibdin II 199; Moss II 279)
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