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Ruhkopf’s Seneca

SKU: 5161

Ruhkopf’s Seneca

Date of publication:

  • 1797-1811
  • Binding:

  • later half morocco
  • Author:

  • Seneca
  • Edition:

  • first edition (all published)
  • Lucius Annaeus Seneca: [...] Opera Omnia quae supersunt. Recognovit et illustravit Fridericus Ernestus Ruhkopf […] Lipsiae [Leipzig], in Libraria Weidmannia, 1797-1811

    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. Read more

    Condition & Materials

    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.


    Dibdin, Introduction to rare and valuable editions of the Greek and Latin classics, II, 400. Read less