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Q. Ennii Poetae Vetustissimi Fragmenta quae Supersunt ab Hieron. Columna Conquisita Disposita et Explicata ad Joannem Filium. . .

ENNIUS, Quintus (c. 239 BCE-160 BCE); Girolamo COLONNA (1604-1666); Franciscus HESSELIUS (1680-1746); Martin Anton DEL RIO (1551-1608); Gerardus Joannes VOSSIUS (1557-1649); Paul MERULA (1558-1607).

Published by Ex Officina Wetsteniana, 1707., Amsterdam:, 1707
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4to. [xxviii], 32, 454, [2] pp. Signatures: *-3*? 4*Â a-d? A-3L? Half-title engraving by Joseph Mulder (1658-1718?) signed "Mulder delineavit. ABlois et WBroen scul" â" Abraham de Blois (1679-1720) and Willem de Broen. free end-papers and frontispiece loose. With critical notes and commentary printed at foot of text in double columns. Original gilt-stamped calf, five raised bands; worn, front cover detached, rear hinge cracked. Library label to spine foot, library card sleeve. Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. Good. "Much more complete and accurate are 'Q. Ennii poetate vetustissimi, quae supersunt, fragments,' collected, arranged, and expounded, by Hieronymus Columna, Neapol. 4to. 1590, reprinted with some considerable additions, comprising the commentaries of Delrio and G.J. Voss, by Hesselius, professor of history and eloquence at Rotterdam, Amstel. 4to. 1707. This must be considered as the best edition of the collected fragments which has yet appeared" (Smith, p. 19). Mulder (1658-c. 1718), the half-title artist, was a Dutch Golden Age printmaker. REFERENCES: Friedrich Adolf Ebert, A General Bibliographical Dictionary, Oxford, 1837, vol. I, 6732; Franz Ludwig Anton Schweiger, Handbuch der classischen Bibliographie, 1832, vol. I, p. 343; Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol. II, London: Taylor and Walton, John Murray, 1846. Bookseller Inventory # LV1881A

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Title: Q. Ennii Poetae Vetustissimi Fragmenta quae ...

Publisher: Ex Officina Wetsteniana, 1707., Amsterdam:

Publication Date: 1707

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