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    Lucian of Samosata (Lucianus). Opera Quae quidem extant, omnia, Graece & Latinae, in quatnor Tomos divisa,... Tomus I (of IV). Basilea: Henricum Petri, 1563. Krown & Spellman retail: $500. 8vo. Volume one only (of four). a-b8, a-z8, A-2K8, 2L4. (32), 903p. Contemporary vellum, yapp fore-edges, lacks ties, old ink title to spine. Front fore-edge flap, splitting. Inner hinge open. Ex Libris signature, Jacob de Bue, S.J. (1728-1808) at bottom of title page, also old signature to top of title page, blank white sticker at lower part of title page, perhaps covering library stamp, several leaves with small damp stains at lower outer margins. Printed in parallel columns of Greek and Latin text throughout. Small decorated initials. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Lucian of Samosata (Lucian, Lucianus): Born 120, Samosata, Commagene, Syriadied after 180, Athens. Ancient Greek rhetorician, pamphleteer, and satirist. As a young man he acquired a Greek literary education while traveling through western Asia Minor. He became a public speaker before turning to writing essays. His works, outstanding for their mordant wit, are a sophisticated critique of the shams and follies of the literature, philosophy, and intellectual life of his day. In such works as Charon, Dialogues of the Dead, True History, and Nigrinus, he satirized nearly every aspect of human behaviour. Lucian's A True Story (vol.2) is widely held as the first science fiction story.

    Volume one only (of four), includes: Timon, Prometheus, Nigrinus, Dialogues of the Gods, Dialogues of the Dead, and more.

    Jacob (Jacques) de Bue (1728-1808), scholar and writer ("Acta Sanctorum Octobris.").          Adams L1609. Graesse IV: 278. VD16: L2924. USTC 673659. Moss II: 261. Hoffman II: 537.

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