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Ovid [43 BC - 17 or 18 AD]. Heinsius, Daniel [1580 - 1655]. Scaliger, Joseph Juste [1540 - 1609]. Gruter, Jan [1560 - 1627]
PVB: OVIDII NASONIS OPERA. Deaniel Heinsivs Textum Recensuit. Accedunt Breves Not¾ ex collatione codd. Scaligeri et Palatinis Iani Gruteri
Lugd. Batavorum (Leiden):: Ex Officina Elzeviriana (Bonaventure & Abraham Elzevir),. 1629.. 16mo: *8 **4 A - X8 Y4; (:)8 A - 2D8 2E5;  6 a - 2c8 2d2. 4-7/8" x 3". 1st edition thus (Willems 317). 3 volumes ([24], 344; [16], 444; [12], 410 pp). Contents: Vol I - Heroides, Amores, De Arte Amandi, De Remedio Amoris, De Medicamine Faciei, Nux, & fragments of the Halieuticon. Vol II: Metamorphoses. Vol III: Fasti, Tristia, De Ponto, In Ibin, Ad Liviam. Vol III: The calendar, beginning p. 145, is printed in red & black; p. 410 misnumbered 420.. Parchment binding, with hand-inked title to spines. Red speckled edges.. Overall VG+ (pos to ffep/Vol I with O1 & O2 turning brown and. brittle, with with cracking [one section detached & present]/Vol II. with abrasion to front board upper corner/some occasional, &. unobtrusive, po marginal annotations & underlining).. Along with the Horace of the same year, the 1629 Elzevir Ovid marks the beginning of the Elzevir's series of classical authors in this small format. This is the first edition of Daniel Heinsius' editorship, based on the Plantin edition of 1578, and including select notes of Heinsius' teacher Joseph Scaliger & the Dutch humanist Jan Gruter. . Engraved t.p. to Vol I. Printer's device to t.p. of Vols II & III. Decorative initial capital letters. Tailpieces.
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