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    [Featured Lot] Lucian of Samosata. [Greek Title:] Opera Omnia Quae Extant cum Latina doctiss. virorum interpretatione...Adiecta sunt eiusdem Bourdelotti, Theodori Marcilii eloquentie Professori Regii, Gilbert Cognati Notae... Paris: Louis Febvrier, 1615. Folio. 350 x205mm. a6,e6,A-5D6,4E-4F4,q4,A-F4,A-C6,D4. [26],1158,[18],52,[44]pp. Handsome modern 1/2 green morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt and blind stamped, bookplate of Curtis Colleection of Columbia Univ. with deaccession stamp, some marginal worming in first leaves, t.p. remargined at inner margin, insignificant damage at bottom of some leaves in middle of volume (no text affected), large margins. T.p. in red and black with large printer's device, decorated initials. First Bourdelot Edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $950


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    Lucian (cA.D. 115-c200) rhetorician who earned his living by traveling and declaiming. At the age of forty he gave up that life and settled down to write his "dialogues". These satiric pieces were to be what he is most famous for. This volume contains the "Dialogues of the Dead,"  short dialogues held in the lower world with such characters as Pluto, Charon, Menippus, Diogenes, Alexander, and Achilles.

    "A well printed, and accurate edition, compiled by the Editor, when a young man, and does very great credit to his critical abilities; besides the notes of Bourdelot, which are very concise and chiefly critical; it contains some by Micyllus, Guerinus, Marcilius, and Cognatus. It is very highly and justly esteemed by Critics." [Moss]



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