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    Claudianus, Caludius. Cl. Claudiani Qu¾ Exstant. Nic. Heinsius, San. F. recensuit ac Notas addidit. Accedunt qu¾dam hac tenus non Edita. [with] Nicolai Heinsii Daniel. Fil. in Claudiani Po'mata Not¾. Amsterdam: Bonaventura & Abraham Elzevier, 1650. 12mo. *12, A-Y12, Z10 [Z11 & 12 blank]. [24], 270, 276, [2]. Full old vellum, re-backed, blind tooled ruling, corners worn. Title on spine in gilt lettering. Free endpapers attached to spine (reinforced) with cloth tape. Light to moderate browning particularly around edges, with occasional foxing and damp-stains. Bookplate on front pastedown, library card pocket attached to rear pastedown. T.p. (*1) trimmed at bottom, with notations in old hand and some wear to small spot in center of image. Library stamps on *1, G1, and Q10. Lower right corners of *11 and *12 missing, with no loss of text. Clean tear on M7. Notches in side margins of *9, D4, N5, N9, O12, and Z4, all without effect on text. Page 161 labelled as 163. Engraved t.p., initials, head and tail pieces. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $150.00

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    Claudius Claudianus (d. ca. A.D. 404), a Greek speaking Alexandrian, came to Italy sometime before 395 and eventually became court poet under the Emperor Honorius and the spokesman of his minister, Stilicho.  He is the last notable representative of the classical tradition in Latin poetry, and as attested to by his own predilection as well as the testimonies of Augustine and Orosius, he was a staunch pagan.  His works were highly influential during the Renaissance, and bore more than a passing mark upon Spencer's Faerie Queene.           

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