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Title: Quintus Horatius Flaccus. Accedunt nunc Danielis Heinsii De Satyra Horatiana Libri duo, in quibus totum PoŽtae institutum & genius expenditur. Cum ejusdem in omina PoŽtae Animaduersionibus, longe auctioribus.
Description: Lugduni Batavorum, Ex Officina Elzeviriana. 1629. Small 12mo, 127 x 78 mms., pp. [xvi], 239 [240 blank], 296, [2], 250, including engraved title-page, divisional title-page for each part, contemporary vellum, title in ink on spine; binding a little soiled, but a very good copy. Heinsius (1580 - 1655) spent all his adult life in Leiden, and he became professor of poetics at Leiden University in 1603. He published an edition of Horace's complete works in 1612, with the Elzevirs, but this is the first separate edition of the two satires, with extended notes and commentary. This is the edition of Horace that is thought to have had some influence on Ben Jonson and it is routinely described as "famous," which might be said of almost all Heinsius' editions or Elzevir imprints. Sir Thomas Browne is supposed to have said of this edition, "On my Coffin, when in the Grave, I desire may be deposited in its Leather Case or Coffin my Pocket-Elzivir-Horace comes viae vitaeque dulcis et utilis, worn out with, and by me." Willems 314.

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Price: GBP 330.00 = appr. US$ 471.24 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
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