Dialogorum selectorum libri duo Graecolatini.

Lucian of Samosata

Dialogorum selectorum libri duo Graecolatini.

Accesserunt Theognidis Megarensis sententiae Elegiacae, itidem graecolatinae.

Description: final blank discarded, errata leaf present, top margin of last few leaves worn (with loss to running title), title-page dustsoiled and a bit frayed at fore-margin, small paperflaw in leaf y4 affecting a few characters, occasional marginal annotations in Latin and Greek in an early hand, gathering v bound out of order (1, 5-6, 2-3, 7-8, 4), pp. [iii], 404 (recte 406), [5], 8vo, contemporary dark sheep, paper label to spine, rubbed and scratched, some wear to joints, the leather since treated to conserve it, various inscriptions in English, Latin, and Greek to front endpapers and title-page (see below), sound

Publication Details: Ingolstadt: Adam Sartorius, 1598

Notes: A scarce edition of selected dialogues by Lucian of Samosata, printed by Adam Sartorius, who succeeded his father David as printer to the Jesuit university in Ingolstadt. David had first printed the selection in 1593; Adam took over a few years later and produced this edition followed by two more in 1605 and 1608. Despite Sartorius's close ties to the university in Ingolstadt, this copy made its way fairly early on to Britain; an early inscription on the title-page reads 'Ja: Carnegy, dono Mrs Fodall[?]', and the book can next definitively be placed at Duns Castle, in the ownership of Andrew B...more

Bibliography: (VD16 L 2946; not in Adams)

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Price: £750

Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1598

Stock Number: 53661

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