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Juvenalis, Decimus Junius; Aulus Persius Flaccus; & Sulpicia; Heinrich Christian von Hennin, ed.  D. Junii Juvenalis Aquinatis satyrae [with] Auli Persii Flacci satyrarum liber [and] Sulpiciae satyra. Mannhemii: Societatis literatae, 1780–81. 8vo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). [4], 178, [181]–251, [1] pp.
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Juvenal's bitterly eloquent pieces are often published with and set in contrast to Persius's gentler, more Stoic-inspired poems, with both authors' Satyrae being standards of the genre. In this Mannheim edition from the Societatis literatae, Juvenal's work has been edited by Heinrich Christian de Hennin and appears with => a title-page featuring an engraved portrait of Nero done by Egid Verhelst. Persius's, with a separate title-page, was edited by Isaac Casaubon and is paginated continuously from the Juvenal, although dated 1780 as opposed to the 1781 of the first set. ne of Sulpicia's surviving pieces follows, along with synopses and notes.
        Provenance: Front free endpaper with inked inscription "P[v?]. Beroldingen 1782."

Schweiger, II, 513; VD18 10208364. Contemporary tan sheep, covers framed in blind fillets, spine with raised bands, gilt-ruled compartments, and gilt-stamped leather title-label; binding moderately worn overall, slightly sprung, spine darkened with spine leather showing cracks. All edges stained red. Pp. 179/80 (between end of Juvenal and title-page of Persius, presumably a blank) not bound in here; back pastedown showing apparent bleed-through from early inked annotations on a leaf or laid-in page no longer present. Pages very lightly cockled and some ten pages with old light waterstaining to central portions of leaves; two of these pages with a few letters obscured from paper their having been adhered one to the other, two other pages still partially adhered. => Withal an attractive, nice copy.  (41377)   Please RESHELVE This.


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