Historiarum Libri ex recensione Heinsiana [ie. Daniel Heinsius] by LIVIUS,…

Elzevir

Historiarum Libri ex recensione Heinsiana [ie. Daniel Heinsius]

Leiden : [Bonaventure and Abraham] Elzevir. 1634. 3 vols, 12mo., (vol.1) 24 lls, 726, [16] pp ; (vol 2) 1 leaf, 848, [16] pp ; (vol 3) 796, [14] pp, eng. title and eng. text illustration in vol. 1, printer’s woodcut device on titles of vols 2 & 3, old calf, lacking 2 labels (of 3), rubbed but still sound, bookplate of the Virtue and Cahill Library in all three vols.
The Elzevirs published three editions of Livy, of which this, the first, is the best printing. Please note that despite the admonition on their bookplate by the bishops Virtue and Cahill “... never to sell or dispose of any book for any reason whatsoever” the post-war guardians deemed it better to disperse the collection than to let it rot in an un-roofed bombsite. H.M. Fletcher was the official agent for this dispersal.
Reference: Willems 405

Stock No: HMF817
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