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Satyricon quae supersunt cum integris doctorum virorum commentariis; & notis Nicolai Heinsii & Guilielmi Goesii.

by Petronius Arbiter

Price: $600.00
from: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M)

  • Seller Inventory #: 16816
  • Publisher: Jansonio-Waesbergios
  • Place: Amstelaedami
  • Date published: 1743

Amstelaedami: Jansonio-Waesbergios, 1743. 4to (26.3 cm, 10.4"). 2 vols. I: Frontis., [37] ff., 886, [2] pp.; illus. II: [4] ff., 408 pp., [66 (index)] ff.

One of the most famous satires of all time, here in the expanded revision of Pieter Burmann's edition, with the much-debated corrections by Johann Jacob Reiske — with which the editor's son, Caspar Burman, was most displeased. Brunet calls the 1743 edition "beaucoup plus complète que la précédente [of 1709], et celle qu'on recherche le plus;" Dibdin confirms that this second edition is preferred by collectors and "the curious" over the first.
    The neoclassical frontispiece was engraved by J.C. Philips.
    Brunet, IV, 575; Dibdin, II, 276–77; Schweiger, II, 725. 19th-century quarter sheep in imitation of morocco, with marbled paper–covered sides, spines with gilt-stamped titles; spines, edges, and extremities rubbed, vol. I with spot of discoloration to spine. Main title-page with shadows of pencilled numerals. Pages clean.