Title: De Constantia libri duo. Quarta editio. 1589...
Publisher: Christopher Plantin, Leiden
Publication Date: 1589
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
[PLANTIN] - LIPSIUS, Justus (1547-1606). De Constantia libri duo. Quarta editio. 1589. [Bound with:] Epistoloarum centuriae duae, 1590, two parts, separately titled. [With:] Saturnalium sermonum libri duo, 1590. [With:] De Amphitheatro liber, 1589, two parts, separately titled, all identically published Leiden: Christopher Plantin. Together 6 parts in four works, bound in one volume, 4to (194 x 155mm). Titles with woodcut Plantin devices, the Saturnalia with 4 large folding engraved plates and 12 plates lettered A-M; De Ampitheatro with 4 large folding engraved plates front the Saturnalia plus plates A-C misbound in part 2 of De Ampitheatro. 18th-century Dutch half- sheep and brown paste-paper boards, a cut-out of pink pastepaper on front cover, spine gilt, green calf gilt lettering label, marbled edges, pink pastepaper endpapers; (few names on first title marked out, few headlines just barely shaved, occasional browning, marginal staining to 2 or 3 plates, one large folding plate partially backed, minor worm damage to binding). Christopher Pirckheimer, purchase inscription dated 1590 on title verso, illegible armorial inkstamp to title. Rare and interesting Sammelband of works by the Flemish humanist and philologist, bringing together his stoic dialogue De Constantia, the First Edition of his collected correspondence with the leading scholars of the late Renaissance and early Baroque period, and contemporaneously illustrated editions of two of his popular antiquarian treatises, the Saturnalium Sermonum (important treatise on gladiatorial combats) and De Ampitheatro (on amphitheaters and coliseums). Adams L773; L816; L807; L768. Bookseller Inventory # 6448
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