M. Annaei Lucani Cordubensis Pharsalia : sive belli civilis libri decem : cum scholiaste, hucusque inedito, et notis integris Henrici Glareani, Jacobi Micylli, Joachimi Camerarii, Hugonis Grotii &c
Lucanus, M. Annaei

Lugduni Batavorum: Apud Samuelem Luchtmans, 1728. Pharsalia, Lucan’s (39-68 A.D.) great heroic poem on the struggle between Caesar and Pompey after the crossing of the Rubicon, enjoyed great popularity during the Renaissance; in fact it was probably even more popular than Virgil. This is one of the Engraved frontispiece, engraved folding map, title-page in black and red. First few leaves and frontispiece lightly foxed. A fine copy in a handsome binding. Full contemporary black straight-grained morocco. Covers and spine ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Thick quarto. [74], 966, [194] pp.. (Item ID: 15659)


"A very excellent edition; it contains the ancient Scholia, the select notes of various ancient and modern editors…with the editors's own remarks and annotations, in which he has explained the subject of his author in a concise and perspicuous manner" (Dibdin).

There are apparently two issues of this work, one intended to be bound as two volumes. In that issue, p. 505 is blank on the verso, and the next leaf is a singleton with a divisional half-title on the recto and p. 506 on the verso. In the present issue, pp. 505 and 506 occupy sides of the same leaf.

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