6015. Plinius Epistolarum libri X Aldus 1518

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ALDUS PRESS. PLINIUS SECUNDUS, C.C. Plinii Secundi Nouocomensis Epistolarum libri X. Eiusdem Panegyricus Traiano principi dictus. Eiusdem De viris illustrib. in re militari, et in administranda rep. Suetonij Tranquilli De claris grammaticis, et rhetoribus. Iulij Obsequentis Prodigiorum liber. Indices duo , quorum altero nomina referuntur eorum, ad quos Plinius scribit, altero quicquid memoratu dignum toto opere continetur. Latina interpretatio dictionum, et sententiarum, quibus Plinius utitur.Venetiis (in aedib. Aldi, et Andreae Asulani soceri) 1518.

8:o (about 157x94 mm.). (56, 4 last blank), 1-525, (3) pp. Title and last page with woodcut printer's device.
Contemporary red morocco, worn, gilt borders and decorations, cracks in the joints, upper board almost loose, gilt somewhat faded spine in six compartments, some damages at foot, all edges gilt. In a marbled paper case.

EDIT 16 CNCE 37589.
Second Aldine Edition, the first published in 1508.The letters of the consul and Governor of Bithynia friend of Tacitus and Suetonius, provide an interesting view of the varied interests of a cultivated Roman gentleman.

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Later binding, probably 17th century