Ruhkopf’s Seneca

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Ruhkopf’s Seneca

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca: […] Opera Omnia quae supersunt. Recognovit et illustravit Fridericus Ernestus Ruhkopf […] Lipsiae [Leipzig], in Libraria Weidmannia, 1797-1811

5 vols. 8vo (all published). pp. xviii, 590; xviii, 372; [ii], 438; xxxii, 414, [ii]; xviii, 452. Handsome late nineteenth-century crimson half morocco, gilt. Armorial bookplate of Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley, the 14th Earl of Derby, three times Prime Minister, and translator of Homer. An “excellent and critical edition”, according to Dibdin, though Ruhkopf sadly never completed it. Friedrich Ernst Ruhkopf (1760-1821) was a director of the Lyzeums of Hanover and a member of the royal society of the sciences in Goettingen. Dibdin, Introduction to rare and valuable editions of the Greek and Latin classics, II, 400.

Title

Ruhkopf’s Seneca

Author(s)

Seneca

Editor(s)

RUHKOPF, Friedrich Ernst

Publisher

Weidmannsche Buchhandlung

Place of publication

Leipzig

Date of publication

1797-1811

Edition

first edition (all published)

Binding

later half morocco