De Pileo. Caeterisque Capitis Tegminibus Tam Facris, Quam Profanis. Editio Novissima Aucta, Emendata & Figuris Aeneis Exornata [by] Anselmus Solerius [pseud.].

Amsterdam: Andreae Frisii, 1671. The first work is a history of hats and Roman head-gear, first published in 1655. The second is a study of the Roman toga, first published in 1614. With extra engraved title-page, three engraved folding plates, and twenty-seven engraved text illustrations, many full-page. Engraved printer’s device on title. Contemporary vellum, a bit soiled. Author and title of first work in manuscript on spine. New endpapers. A very good copy. Bound with: Bossus, Hieronymus [Bosso, Girolamo]. De toga Romana commentarius. Accedit Ex Philippo Rubenio Iconismus Statuae Togatae...Amsterdam: Andreae Frisii, 1671. Twelvemo. 84, [12, index] pp. Large engraved folding plate, engraved printer’s device on title-page. Twelvemo. Twelvemo. [x], 379, [39, index] pp. Item #15360

Theophile Raynaud (1583-1663) was a Jesuit, born in Nice. He taught grammar and humanities at Avignon, philosophy and theology at Lyons and for a time at Rome. A scholar with broad interests, he published some ninety-two works. Very little information is available about the second author.

Hiler, Bibliography of Costume, 735; Backer-Sommervogel, v. 6, col. 1538-1539.

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