L. ANNAEI SENECAE PHILOSOPHI OPERA OMNIA -1684 [4 vols]
L. Annaei Senecae Philosophi Opera Omnia, quae exstant
Ex ult[ime] I. Lipsii & I.F. Gronovii emendatione: et M. Annaei Senecae Rhetoris quae extant ex And. Schotti recens[ione]
by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The complete Latin works of the philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca, aka Seneca the Younger--"a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and—in one work—humorist of the Silver Age of Latin literature."[Wikipedia] Includes a number of essays and letters, as well as notes, works of the elders, and related writings. Vol 1: 572 pp. Vol 2: 442 pp + two very extensive indexes. Vol 3: 718 pp. Vol 4: 419 pp + two indexes & 2 pp of "corrigenda." 3.25 x 5 inches.
Ex libris bookplate belonging to Edward Moore features the Moore family crest with the Latin saying "Audaces Fortuna Juvat" (Fortune favors the bold).
Published/printed by: Lugd. Batav. (Lugdunum Batavorum), Aped Elzevirios. 1649.
Leatherbound volumes are overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Full leather bindings with gilt borders, including along edge of covers.
- Boards show commensurate wear and dirt.
- While much of the board edges still display gilt filigree, parts of some volumes are scuffed to exposed board.
- Some corners are very gently bumped and/or rubbed.
- Spine has 5 raised bands and a red title block, with elaborate gilt decorations.
- Engraved title page in Vol 1.
- Re-cased bindings are strong and tight. Boards appear to be original.
- Marble endpapers show little to no sign of age or wear.
- Each vol has bookseller stamp on ffep with handwritten unique number.
- Ffep of vol 1 has prior bookseller notes in paper.
- Volume 1 has bookplate on the pastedown.
- Vols 1 and 4 each have sticker on endpaper for Bibliotheca Elzeviriana.
- Vols 1, 2, 3 have aging green satin bookmark
- Vol 4 exhibits diminishing dampstain in gutter through most of the first section (Prefatio ad Lectorem).
- Interior is age-toned with scattered foxing.
- Very little writing or marks can be found, all with a fine nib in tiny notes or lines.
- Text block edges are lavishly marbled, with notable dust at heads.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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