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Title: La république de Cicéron, d'après le texte inédit, récemment découvert et commenté par M. Mai, bibliothécaire de Vatican, avec une traduction française, un discours préliminaire, et des dissertations historiques, par M. Villemain de l'Académie Française.
Description: Paris, L.-G. Michaud, 1823. 12mo. 3 volumes: (II),148,216; (II),314; (II),292 p. Half calf 17 cm (Ref: cf. Schweiger 2,210; Brunet 2,27; cf. Graesse 2,177) (Details: Bound in the first half of the 19th century by Robert Seton, bookbinder in Edinburgh; his small label pasted on the front pastedown of the first 2 volumes. The Database of Bookbindings of the British Library has 3 bindings of Seton. § Backs gilt and with 5 raised bands; in the second & third compartment a red & brown shield; red edges) (Condition: Bindings worn at the extremities, especially on the joints; head of the spines slightly scuffed. Some foxing) (Note: De re publica is a dialogue on Roman politics by the Roman politician and author Cicero, 106-43 B.C. The six books were written between 54 and 51 B.C. Large parts of the text are missing: especially from the 4th and the 5th book only minor fragments survive. The dialogue was discovered on a palimpsest of the Vatican Library in 1822 by Cardinal Angelo Mai. He published the editio princeps, with some help of the Prussian scholar B.G. Niebuhr in the same year in Rome. (Sandys 3,80). In the following years a host of editions of the text, commentaries and translations were published, especially in Germany. The Frenchman Abel-François Villemain, 1790 - 1870, was like Cicero a politician and author. He was professor of eloquence at the Sorbonne. Schweiger mentions only the octavo-set in two volumes, and not this duodecimo-set in 3 volumes) (Provenance: On front flyleaf of the first volume: 'Edwin L. Pease, in memoriam 1859'. On the rear pastedown of first volume: 'Bought at The Hague 3 volumes, fl 75,= (1973), S.P. MacLeod (14-11-1921 R'dam) The Hague'. A stamp of S. Macleod on the front flyleaf of third volume) (Collation: pi1, 1-15(12), 16(2); pi1, 1-13(12), 14(1); pi1, 1-12(12), 13(2)) (Photographs on request)

Keywords: (Oude Druk) (Rare Books) Altertumswissenschaft Altphilologie Antike Antiquity Cicero Latin literature Mai ancient philosophy antike Philosophie classical philology de re publica römische Literatur

Price: EUR 95.00 = appr. US$ 103.25 Seller: Antiquariaat Fragmenta Selecta
- Book number: 120408

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