Variorum Edition of VirgilSKU: 9685
Opera In tres Tomos divisa, Cum integris Notis Servii, Philargyrii, nec non J. Pierii Variis Lectionibus, & Selectissimis plerisque Commentariis Donati, Probi, Nannii, Sabini, Germani, Cerdae, Taubmanni, & Aliorum. Quibus accedunt Observationes Jacobi Emmenessii. Cum Indice Erythraei
According to Dibdin, this is ‘the best variorum edition’ of Virgil’s works. The text was edited by Jacob Emmens, following the best Elzevir edition of 1676. Dibdin also praises the ‘extremely beautiful’ typography and ‘elegant vignettes’. Read more
Condition & Materials
3 vols. 8vo. pp. [ccclxxxiv], 704 + 3 plates (including engraved allegorical title page); [ii], 1124 (small tear to final leaf) + 5 plates; 982 + 6 plates (plates engraved by Gonzales Appelmans). A few numismatic illustrations in the text, occasional trivial spotting. Contemporary calf, minor restoration to joints and headcaps and one lettering piece made good. Ownership signature of barrister Jamineau Cheveley (1731-1796) to each title-page.
Dibdin, Introduction to rare and valuable editions, II, 549 Read less