L. Annaevs Florvs. Cl. Salmasivs, addidit Lvcivm Ampelivm. E. cod. M. S. nunquam antehac editum. LUCIUS ANNAEUS FLORUS.
L. Annaevs Florvs. Cl. Salmasivs, addidit Lvcivm Ampelivm. E. cod. M. S. nunquam antehac editum.
L. Annaevs Florvs. Cl. Salmasivs, addidit Lvcivm Ampelivm. E. cod. M. S. nunquam antehac editum.

L. Annaevs Florvs. Cl. Salmasivs, addidit Lvcivm Ampelivm. E. cod. M. S. nunquam antehac editum.

Lvgd. Batav. [i.e., Leiden]: apud Elzeverios, 1638. First Elzevir edition, 12mo, pp. [8], 336, [16]p. index; handsome engraved title-page showing Romulus and Remus nursing from the wolf by C. C. Duysend, dec. initials, head- and tail-pieces throughout; contemporary calf ruled in gilt with black morocco label lettered in gilt on spine, some wear with chipping to spine and joints cracking, but good and sturdy overall. With the image of the "sirËne noire" in the dedication page head-piece that distinquishes this first edition from the second, also 1638 (see WIllems 467. An abridged Roman history, with special reference to the wars waged up to the time of Augustus, tracing the rise of Rome's military power, and its subsequent fall. Dibdin states: "Few editors have been more distinguished than Salmasius; and as the present condition contains the Liber Memoralis of Lucius Ampelius, published the first time, from a MS., the critic will perhaps be anxious to secure it" (Dibdin, Introduction to Greek and Classic Authors, II. p. 10). Willems 467. Item #26719

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