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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus (5 B C -65 A D ); Lipsius, Justus (1547-1606)
Opera, quae extant omnia: A Iusto Lipsio emendata et Scholiis illustrata. Editio Tertia, atque ab ultima Lipsii manu.
Antwerp:, 1632. THIRD EDITION (the second with the plates after Rubens).. Folio:. A very fine copy bound in contemporary Dutch vellum, ruled in blind and with a large, blind-stamped arabesque at the center of each board. This edition is illustrated with an elaborate engraved title page by Theodore Galle, re-worked to include a new portrait of Seneca after Peter Paul Rubens. The frontispiece portrait of Lipsius, the full-paged bust of Seneca, and the famous, three-quarter portrait of Seneca in his bath are also engraved after designs by Rubens. The last of these is based on the figure in Rubens’ painting “The Death of Seneca”. Internally, this copy is in excellent condition with just the occasional rust spot. Provenance: Bibliotheque de Mouchy, Lucien d’Ursin. The third edition of Lipsius’ Seneca and the second to feature the Rubens images. Lipsius’ Seneca is the second of his two philological masterpieces. This edition was edited by Jan Van de Wouwer (1576-1635), to whom Lipsius entrusted his unpublished works. The book is important on numerous levels. It is a philological tour-du-force and a prime example of the combination of scholarly and typographical excellence that was the hallmark of the Plantin publishing house. It marks an important contribution to philosophy, specifically in the development of Neostoicism; and, with its engravings by Peter Paul Rubens, it is a work of lasting artistic value. “The humanist and classical scholar Justus Lipsius (Joost Lips) (1547–1606), described by his admiring correspondent Michel de Montaigne as one of the most l … [Click Below for Full Description]
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