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Ruhkopf’s Seneca

SKU: 5161

Ruhkopf’s Seneca

Date of publication:

later half morocco

Friedrich Ernst Ruhkopf


  • Weidmannsche Buchhandlung
  • Author(s):

  • Seneca
  • Edition:
    first edition (all published)

    Ruhkopf’s Seneca

    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.