Part of the ìDelphin Classicsî series. 4to. (32),234,(124)pp. Index. With the added engraved title. Cont. mottled calf, gilt spine. Spine extremities a bit chipped and outer hinges cracked, but cords are holding fine. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: [OPERA] QUAE EXTANT. In Usum Serenissimi ...
Publisher: Fredericum Leonard
Publication Date: 1674
Book Description Frederic Leonard, Paris, 1674. Full Leather. Book Condition: Good. Pp. 15 p.l., 234,  index. Copper-engraved frontispiece, woodcut printerís device, ornaments and initials. Contemporary full speckled calf with narrow gilt borders, spine gilt-tooled in compartments between raised bands. Extremities rubbed, joints split (but covers holding firmly on cords), spine label missing, but generally a good clean copy internally, in a still-serviceable binding. The original Delphin Classics edition of Sallustís works, edited by Daniel Crispin. It includes the Bellum Catilinae, the Bellum Jugurthinum, and the extant fragments of the Historiae covering the period 78-67 B.C. The founder and general editor of the famous series of Delphin Classics was Pierre Daniel Huet [1630-1721], who was coadjutor with Bossuet in the tutelage of the Grand Dauphin, the son of Louis XIV. In the years between 1670 and 1680, some sixty volumes of Latin classical texts were produced in usum serenissimi Delphini, employing the services of thirty-nine editors, including André and Madame Dacier, Jean Hardouin, Charles de la Rue, and Jacques de la Baune. In addition to a Latin commentary, each volume had an ordo verborum below the text, and a complete word index at the end. Handsomely printed and authoritatively produced, the Delphin Classics series "marks an epoch in the history of classical literature in France" (Sandys). Brunet (4th ed.) IV 184. Graesse VI 240. Size: Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 21908
Book Description Parisiis Paris: Apud Fredericum Leonard ; 1674; 1675, 1674. 4to., pp. [xxx], 234, [cxxvi], [xxii], 205, [clix], [xxviii], 151, [lxxxix] + an engraved frontispiece to each work. Age-toned throughout, some light foxing and spotting, blank lower margin of second title-page renewed early on. 18th-century vellum boards, spine in 5 compartments with raised bands, red morocco label in second compartment, old paper shelfmark label to foot, long sides overlapping. Booklabel with motto 'sollicitae iucunda oblivia vitae' to front pastedown, and an early ownership inscription to the foot of each title-page 'Laurentii Paralos'(?). The Delphin editions, produced as part of a project to newly edit and annotate all of classical literature to aid the education of the French Dauphin, of Sallust, Lucius Annaeus Florus, and Velleius Paterculus, all bound together. The Sallust is edited by Daniel Crespin, one of the primary editors of the series, the Florus by the notable scholar Anne Dacier (nee Le Fevre), and the Velleius Paterculus by the Jesuit Robert Riguez. Bookseller Inventory # 40548