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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

Opera.

PRUDENTIUS CLEMENS (Aurelius).

PRUDENTIUS CLEMENS (Aurelius).

Opera. Ex postrema doct virorum recensione.

Engraved title-page.

16mo. [112 x 55 x 20 mm]. 261pp. Bound in contemporary vellum tooled in black, the covers with a roll border of classic columns with a large floral tool in the corners, enclosing a large centre tool of a vase with flowers, flanked on the front cover by the intials "T M". Smooth spine tooled with fleurons and columns, and lettered in manuscript at the head, blue sprinkled edges, plain endleaves. (Lacking ties, slightly rubbed, head of the spine worn).
Amsterdam: [G. Blaeu for] Joannes Jansson, 1631.

Rahir 1848.

A handsome pocket edition of Prudentius, which according to Rahir was printed by Blaeu. The text follows the 1613 Wechel edition, which was edited by Joannis Weitzius. The binding appears to have been tooled in black, though there are traces of gilt. The original owner "T.M." had his initials tooled on the front cover and he also had the title-page heightened in gold with his initials. A later owner, Peter Weisler, added his name on the front endleaf.

Stock no. ebc1732

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