M. Annaei Lucani Pharsalia, Cum Commentario Petri Burmanni.




Apud Conradum Wishoff, Danielem Goetval, et Georg. Jacob. Wishoff, Fil. Conrad.


Leidae [Leiden]



Item Description

4to. 8.25 x 10.25 inches. [52] + 735 + [1] + [160] pp. indexes and errata. Commentary and notes in double columns below main text. Title page in red and black. Text in Latin. Bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt, with decorated gilt borders on boards, spine in compartments with raised bands, elaborately decorated gilt. Inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Some wear to extremities and old repair of leather on front board; otherwise a very good copy. Armourial bookplate of Charles Lawrence (Rev. Charles Lawrence of Lisreaghan, Co. Galway (1828-1905). Later signature and ownership notes relating to the Lawrence family, dated 1859, on second free endpaper. Illustrated by engraved title page vignette. Decorated by tailpiece and by initials. A critical edition of Pharsalia by the Roman poet, Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (39-65), edited by Pieter Burman (1668-1741) edited by the Dutch classical scholar, Pieter Burman, the Elder (1668-1741), of the Universities of Utrecht and Leiden. The subject matter of the poem is the Roman Civil War, 49-45 BC and the defeat of the army of Pompey the Great by Julius Caesar at the Battle of Pharsalus, in Thessaly, 48 BC. A handsomely bound copy. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING.

[Stock No. 26147]

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