Ivsti LipsI. De Crvce libri tres. Ad sacram profanamique historium vtiles. Vna cum notis. Editio quarta, serio castigata
by Lipsius, Justus
Antwerpiae: ex officina Plantiniana, 1599. Folio, pp. 96, ; engraved printer's device on title page and woodcut printer's device on recto of final leaf; 17 rather gruesome engravings of crucifixions from antiquity, in various sizes in the text, ostensibly by the Dutch engraver Peter van der Borcht; woodcut initials and ornaments; 1 other woodcut illustration in the text; old limp vellum, soiled; upper hinge cracked, front free endpaper loose, pages toned; all else very good. Lipsius (1547-1606) was a leading Humanist in the Netherlands in the second half of the 16th century. He served variously as professor at Iena, in Italy, Louvain, and Leiden. He was a personal friend of Plantin and Jan Moretus "both bringing practically all his works in editio princeps on the market" (Voet).
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