C. Plinii Caecilii Secvndi. Epistolarvm libri X & Panegyricvs. Accedunt variantes lectiones. CAUIS CAECILIUS PLINIUS SECUNDUS.
C. Plinii Caecilii Secvndi. Epistolarvm libri X & Panegyricvs. Accedunt variantes lectiones.

C. Plinii Caecilii Secvndi. Epistolarvm libri X & Panegyricvs. Accedunt variantes lectiones.

Lvgd. Batavorvm [i.e., Leiden]: ex officina Elseviriorum, 1640. First Elzevir edition, 12mo, pp. [12], pp. [24], 414 (but with a 10-p lacuna between p. 289 and p.300, as issued), [28]; printer's device on title page plus decorative initials and head- and tail-pieces throughout; early 19th-century half calf over marbled boards, gilt spine, all edges speckled, green silk bookmark; some rubbing and wear to extremities, the leather spine with some flaking, and dampstaining at gutter to first half of text pages; still overall a sturdy, not unattractive copy. Pliny's (62-113) letters cover topics ranging from dinner conversations to official correspondence with the Emperor Trajan, written while Pliny served as governor of Bythnia, and include his famous epistle on the treatment of Christians. His Panegyricus is the text of Pliny's speech given upon his elevation to the consulate in 100. Copinger 3646; Willems 506. Item #26717

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