Antiquariat Jürgen Dinter

Lucretius / Denis Lambin [ Ed.]

De natura rerum libri VI. — Paris 1570

1.600 €

 

De natura rerum libri VI. 

A Dion. Lambino … olim locis innumerabilibus ex auctoritate quinque codicum manuscriptorum emendati … nunc ab eodem recogniti, & longe meliores facti, planeque iam in suam pristinam integritatem restituti: cum iisdem commentariis, plus quarta parte auctis.

Accesserunt haec praeterea, Vita Lucretij, eodem Lambino auctore.

Praeter eum indicem, qui in omnibus aliis libris ante impreßis poni solitus est, omnium rerum, quae a Lucretio singulis libris tractantur, ac disputantur, capita continens, indices alij duo.

Unus, rerum, quae sunt in contextu Lucretij, & vocum, elocutionumque fere omnium Lucretiarum:

Alter, earum rerum, quae sunt in commentarijs Lambini.

Lutetiae, anno ciↄ.iↄ.lxx, Apud Ioannem Bene_natum. Cum privilegio Regis. [Paris, Jean Bienné, 1570].

 

4to (224 x 160 mm).

a-e4 f2 A-Z a-z Aa-Zz AAA-CCC4 DDD2: (22) ff., 627 pp., (69) ff.

Basilisc device on title-page (Bienné married the widow of G. Morel whose print shop he took over. Hence the Basilisk device of the Royal Greek Printer, although no documents exist that refer to him as such).

Very lightly toned. Ruled in red throughout.

Ownership entries on upper vellum fly-leaf, dated 1576 and 1679.

Wide margins, a few deckle edges.

Contemporary calf, gilt centre-piece on both covers. Joints and spine skillfully restored.

Adams L-1666.

Schweiger, Handbuch der classischen Bibliographie II/1 564: „Beste u. vollständigste Ausgabe Lambin’s, in welcher der Comm. berichtigt u. vielfach vermehrt ist.“

Gordon, A bibliography of Lucretius, no. 102a: „Lambin’s definitive edition.“

Dibin II 199f.: „According to the Bipont editors, the edition of 1570 is the best: ‚The commentary of Lambinus‘, they say, ‚is not only one of the very best upon Lucretius, but there are few commentaries on any classical authors that excel it.‘ „