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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

Ex Recensione Joannis Georgii Grævii.

SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS (Caius).

SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS (Caius).

Ex Recensione Joannis Georgii Grævii cum ejusdem Animadversionibus, ut et Commentario Integro Lævini Torrentii, Isaaci Casauboni, & Theodori Marcilii, Nec non Selectis Aliorum. Editio secunda auctior & emendatior.

Additional engraved title, 12 portraits, two folding tables facing p.762 and engraved numismatic vignettes in the text.

4to. [244 x 198 x 68 mm]. [7]ff, 822, 110, [clii] pp. Contemporary English binding of red goatskin, the covers tooled in gilt with a double fillet border and triple fillet panel with a large square floral ornament at the outer corners. The spine divided into seven panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second on a black goatskin label, the others tooled with a repeated floral roll, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt roll, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (Head and tail of the spine almost invisibly repaired, a few trivial dark patches on the covers).
Hagæ-Comitis [i.e. the Hague]: apud Johannem a Velsen. & Trajecti ad Rhenum [i.e. Utrecht]: typis Rudolphi a Zyll & Anthonii Schoten, 1691.

Light overall browning but a very good copy in a most attractive binding. The decoration of the spine is reminiscent of a style favoured by the Mearne bindery, but the floral roll and tool cannot be matched.

The last and best of the Graevius edition "enriched by the collation of Memmian and other ancient mss. and by the insertion of the entire commentary of Patinus". Dibdin II, 441.

Booklabel of Ditton Park, Buckinghamshire and with a series of related shelf-marks in red and black ink. Ditton Park was inherited by Ralph, Lord Montagu in 1688 and in 1705 he was created 1st Duke of Montagu.

Stock no. ebc2229

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