Iusti LipsI Epistolarum centuriae duae : quarum prior innouata, altera noua : his accesserunt eiusdem Institutio epistolica, Epistola ad Iac. Monauium, cum duabus ad Abr. Ortelium
by Lipsius, Justus
Paris: Ioannem Februarium/Jean Febvrier, 1599. Hardcover. Very good condition. Collection of letters by the Flemish humanist scholar Lipsius (1547 - 1606), whose moral philosophy was based on a new interpretation of the Stoic philosopher Seneca, to some of the most learned people of the day. With the bookseller's label of Adolf Mejstrik, the Viennese bookseller who is honored by the Schiller Foundation with a poetry prize in his name.Lipsius was a student of the classics who lectured at Leiden on the art and practice of letter writing. Like contemporary scholars Lipsius first used published letters as a kind of preamble to more scholarly articles. His unique perspective was to renew the view of the letter as a form of personal expression, resembling recorded conversation, as was the fashion in classical Rome. Lipsius corresponded with the leading intellects of his time, including Michel de Montaigne, Isaac Casaubon, Henri Estienne, Joseph Scaliger, Sir Philip Sidney, Paolo Manuzio, Fulvio Orsini, Joannes Sambucus, Joachim Camerarius, Benito Arias Montano, Francisco de Quevedo, Hugo Grotius, Philip Rubens and Abraham Ortelius. Ortelius was the Flemish cartographer and geographer, known as the creator of the first modern atlas, the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' (see Epist. XLI, Cent. II, p137). 12mo, 2 parts in one volume: Preface [13pp], Index [8pp]; first century, 1-175pp; second century (some misnumbering of leaves) pp139 - 191; 192 - 227pp. The colophon with "Parisiis, Excudebat Arnoldus Cotinet typographus, die 27. Septembris 1599".In blue paper covered boards, from the early part of the nineteenth century. Boards rubbed, somewhat marked, no title at spine. Internally, owner signature torn away at top corner ffep; owner name "Auf Groninger" ruled through at front paste down, additional owner name at title page, cross hatched. Latin annotation in contemporary hand in margins of early leaves. An attractive red and white embossed Vienna bookseller label at rear paste down, "A. Mejstrik's Buchhandlung". Adolf Mejstrik (1840-1918) was an important Viennese bookseller, antiquarian and writer, who is honored by the Schiller Foundation with a poetry prize in his name.OCLC: 144640019 records one copy.
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