viii, 17-5869, mxxi pages; 18 engraved plates of Roman coins bound at rear of volume I. Thirteen volumes. An extensive encyclopedia, covering most of the ancient world's knowledge, in Latin, finely bound. This variorum edition contains all the then-known variants of the texts, with notes by Gabriel Brotier. It was part of a large series of Latin classics prepared originally for Louis, le Grand Dauphin, in the 17th century, and republished by A. J. Valpy in the early 19th century. Delphin classics series. First gathering (pages 1-16) of the introduction missing; lacking the map. Thirteen volumes. Large paper copies, 7.25 by 10.25 inches (18.5 by 26 cm). Finely bound by Victoria (British Columbia) binder Courtland Benson in half tan morocco and a sturdy and attractive matching cloth. Red spine labels. The text block is lightly foxed throughout, as usual, with a neat oval library stamp on the title pages (no other library markings). A lovely, but heavy, set. Bookseller Inventory # 71137
Title: [Pliny's Natural History, in Latin] C. ...
Publisher: A. J. Valpy
Publication Date: 1826
Book Condition: Very Good
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