Claudien - Cl. Claudianus ex optimorum codicum fide - 1638

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Claudien - Cl. Claudianus ex optimorum codicum fide - 1638
Bindings, Genealogy, Heraldry, History, Illustrated - Quantity: 1 - Book

Green morocco binding with unidentified coat of arms struck in gold on the centre of both boards.

Contains a lovely little edition of the works of Claudian printed in 1638 in Amsterdam in small print by Ioannem Ianssonium (1558-1664). Title in an architectural frame with a sphere. Opens with the life of Claudian by Pietro Crinito.

Claudian (in Latin Claudius Claudianus approx. 370- approx. 404) was the last great poet of the classical tradition.

His work is of interest as a historical source. His fecundity for invention and his scathing invective are also remarkable.

Contains among other things the political poems that take a stand for the re-establishment of an empire governed according to the culturally pagan tradition, in the line of the emperors-citizens. It notably includes: the mythological epic “Raptus Proserpinae” (The Rape of Proseserpine), The war against the Getes (De bello getico), in praise of Stilicon (Lavs Stilichonis, L. I, II and III). The military victory against the Getes (De bello getico) etc


Cl. Claudianus ex optimorum codicum fide.
Claudius Claudianus; Pietro Crinito
Amstelodami : Apud Ioann. Ianssonium, 1638. 1 vol. 11x6cm ; 240 pages

Tight volume, abrasions or small holes in the spine. Title has a repaired tear and restoration on the back. The rest is in good condition, slightly browned paper, a little insignificant pale foxing. Some slightly misaligned leaves.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Bindings, Genealogy, Heraldry, History, Illustrated
Author/ Illustrator
Claudien
Book Title
Cl. Claudianus ex optimorum codicum fide
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1638
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Italian
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
240
Dimensions
11×6 cm
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