11 - 13 July 2000
TACITUS, Cornelius (c.56-d. after 117). Opera quae exstant. - C. VELLEIUS PATERCULUS (c.19 B.C.-after 30 A.D.). Opera. Edited by Justus Lipsius (1547-1606). Antwerp: Balthasar Moretus, widow of Johann Moretus and Jo. Meursius, at the Plantin Press, 1627.
3 parts in one volume, 2° (380 x 240mm). Engraved Plantin device on general title, woodcut device on titles of parts 1 and 2, repeated at end of parts 1 and 3. (Small rust-hole at foot of A2 with very slight damage to text, occasional browning.) Contemporary gold-tooled tan morocco, sides with a semé of fleur-de-lis within a roll-tooled border, unidentified arms at centre, spine similarly tooled with a semé, gilt edges (remains of two fore-edge ties, minor repairs at spine ends and corners, slight rubbing or scuffing). Provenance: unidentified arms, possibly Netherlandish (binding, not in Renesse or Olivier); Murat de Lestang or Murat de St.-Genest (18th-century armorial bookplate). Brunet V, 634.
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