Paris: Apud Andream Pralard, Bibliopolam, via Jacobaea, ad insigne Occasionis, 1684. First Delphin edition. Wood-engraved title page vignette; engraved head and tail pieces; initial letters. Some leaves misnumbered, but the text is consecutive and complete. Covers and spine have some worming. Contemporary ink signature on front end pastedown and front flyleaf. A good or better copy. Full still vellum ruled in gilt. Five paneled spine with brown calf label. Small quarto. ,  pp. Item #16155
The Delphin classics were an edition of the Latin classics, intended to be comprehensive, originally published in the 17th century. Twenty-five volumes were created in the 1670s for Louis, le Grand Dauphin, heir of Louis XIV. Thirty-nine scholars contributed to the series, which were edited by Pierre Huet and several co-editors, including Jacques-Benigne Bossuet and Ann Dacier. Each work included a Latin commentary and verbal index in addition to additional notes and appendices from the editors. The original volumes each have an engraving of Arion and the Dolphin in addition to the inscription "in usum serenissimi Delphini" (for the use of the most serene Dauphin).