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Martialis, Marcus Valerius. Epigrammata. Amstelodami: Apud Ioannem Ianssonium, 1654. 12mo (13.9 cm, 5.5"). , 456 pp. $225.00
Attractive Janssonius edition of Martial's Epigrams, with commentary by Thomas Farnaby. The pithy satires appear here with an engraved title-page and the main text elegantly laid out in italics surrounded by minute but legible notes in roman.
Provenance: Front fly-leaf with early inked inscription "Sum ex libris Jos. Crowther" and in a different early hand, "E libris G. Craulein."
Schweiger, II, 598 (for 1645 ed.). This ed. not in Brunet. Recent marbled paper–covered boards, spine with gilt-stamped black leather label. Inscriptions as above, title-page with small initials inked next to publication information. Fly-leaves browned, with edges chipped; pages age-toned with occasionally a pinhole piercing and in one leaf a tiny burn-hole, with neither obscuring sense. => A solid, clean, very usable copy. (41359) Please RESHELVE This.
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