C. Plinii Caecilii Secundi Epistolarum Libri X… ed. Johannes Veenhusius



Publisher: Lugd Batav Roterdami, Ex Officina Hackiana, 1669
Description: pp818, engraved frontis., title-page vignette. 8vo, full early vellum, a little marked & soiled. A little browning, else a very good, readable, copy, with a richness of notes and commentary

Pliny (c. A.D. 61 – c. 112) practised as a lawyer all his life. His letters were a literary innovation, with great stylistic self-consciousness, logicality of argument, and scientific accuracy. They are more essays and miniature histories than mere letters

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