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    Four-Volume Elzevir Edition of Seneca

    [Elzevir, Elzevier]. Seneca. Philosophicae; Epistolae; Controversae; Notae. N.p.: Elzevirios, 1640; 1639; 1639; 1649.

    Early Elzevir printing. Four twelvemo volumes. 552; 718; 442 [plus Index]; 429 [plus Index and unpaginated Corrigenda] pages. Attractive engraved portrait of Seneca and engraved title in Volume I.

    Full vellum with contrasting leather labels, yapp edges. Gilt lettering and ruling to spine and labels. Chips to labels and a few places at the edges. A couple of pastedowns loose. Nice, sound bindings from the famous Dutch family of publishers and printers, noted for their small, special editions. Very good.

    Lucius Annaeus Seneca, often known simply as Seneca, was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist and statesman from the first century A.D. He was a tutor and advisor to Nero, who later had him executed for complicity in an assassination plot (though his guilt in that conspiracy is questioned).


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