Les epistres de Seneque traduites par M.re François De Malherbe, Paris, Chez Antoine de Sommaville, 1637.
Firm and elegant twentieth-century binding, full leather with gold friezes and title on the spine, overall very well preserved. Marbled endpapers.
Pp. (IV), 578. COMPLETE with the text (some errors in the numbering of the pages), but the portrait of Malherbe engraved by Briot on the frontispiece is missing.
Copy with wide margins wide sheets in fair/good condition, with the following flaws: widespread water stains and woodworm holes at the top margin of many sheets, which do not however touch the text; lack of paper on the last page that does affect the text. Pages 401 to 411 were once gnawed by a mouse, which unfortunately caused conspicuous text losses between pages 407-410 (in the photos two blank sheets were placed under them to highlight the gaps).
Very rare first edition, not present in any Italian library, of this translation (see Cioranescu 17° s., No. 45212. - Tchemerzine IV-348) of Seneca's "Epistulae morales ad Lucilium", a posthumous work by François De Malherbe (1555-1628), who was the official poet and gentleman of the chamber of King Henry IV.
- Aantal boeken
- Geschiedenis, Literatuur
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Lucio Anneo Seneca / De Malherbe
- Les epistres de Seneque
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Chez Antoine de Sommaville
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 24,5×18,5 cm