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LUCANUS, Marcus Annaeus. 39-65
De Bello Civili Libri Decem
S. Gryphe, Lyon, 1546. This epic poem on the war between Pompey and Caesar had a great vogue in the Middle Ages, influenced 17th-century drama and inspired Shelley. The decor and tools date the binding to the 1550s. In good condition, old manuscript signature canceled. Schweiger, Handbuch der.Lateinische Schriftsteller I: 562; Gültlingen, Bibliographie des livres imprimés à Lyon au 16e siècle V: 154,942. CONTEMPORARY RICHLY GILT RUSSET MOROCCO (joints repaired and slightly abraded), outer rule frames, inner frame of curved and straight rules with lobes at the corners and in the middle, field of triple dots, central oval with azured foliage, blooms and dots, gilt-ruled spine, THE TOP COMPARTMENT LETTERED M.AN LVC in two lines, board edges ruled on the bias, headbands of green and yellow silk, all edges gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Inc. [Narberth, PA, U.S.A.]
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