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Seneca's tragedies: first edition with the commentary and notes by Martin Antoine Delrio, printed by Plantin

SENECA, Lucius Annaeus and Martin Antoine DELRIO.
Tragoedias decem; scilicet Herculem Furentem, Herculem Oetaeum, Medeam, Hippolytum, Oedipum, Thebidem, Thyestem, Troades, Agamemnonem, Octaviam.
Antwerp, Christoffel Plantin, 1576. 4to. With woodcut printer's device on title-page. Contemporary limp vellum.
€ 1,950
First edition of Seneca's ten tragedies to include the extensive commentary and notes by the Flemish Jesuit scholar Martin Antoine Delrio (1551-1608). In his commentary, known for its modern approach, he cites not only a great number of ancient Greek and Latin authors but also many contemporary humanists, including poets, scholars and jurists like Petrarch, Lodovico Dolce, Ortelius and Justus Lipsius. Delrio also includes autobiographical information and a list of sources.
First 12 leaves with some marginal wormholes, third leaf with a marginal restoration, otherwise in good condition. Binding with a few stains and a wormhole in the spine.
Adams S-909; Brunet V, 286; Voet 2197.
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