Antverpiae:: Ex Officina Plantiniana, apud viduam & filios Ioannis Moreti, 1614, 1611., 1614. With Parts 4 and 5 dated 1611. Five parts in one [complete]. 4to. Note: Parts 1 and 2 are paged continuously; parts 3, 4 and 5 each have their own separate pagination: [viii], 119, , 123-213, ; [viii], 108, ; [xii], 83, ; [xii], 112,  pp. Titles with printer's device, indices; some browning of edges to first and last few leafs, water staining throughout (mostly marginal), with title (first part) top corner torn away and rear blanks not full sized. Original double ruled calf with four raised spine bands; heavily worn with joints split, cover loose. Blind stamps of prior ownership on title and elsewhere. Internally good, binding poor. Early edition of the selected Latin letters and correspondence by "The humanist and classical scholar Justus Lipsius (Joost Lips), founding father of Neostoicism, a key component of European thought in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Reynolds & Wilson considers Lipsius the "greatest classical scholar to emerge in the Netherlands in the sixteenth century." (p. 161). REFERENCES: Reynolds & Wilson, Scholars & Scribes, (1978), p. 148. FULL TITLE: Epistolarum Selectarum Centuria Prima Miscellanea; [with] . . . Centuria Secunda Miscellanea, …Centuria Tertia Miscellanea, …Centuria Quarta Miscellanea Postuma, …Centuria Quinta Miscellanea Postuma. (Inventory #: LV2114)
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