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Book Description

2 vols. Folio, pp. [xliv], 677, [i]; [ii], 681-1329 [xcix] + errata leaf at end. With half-title and engraved frontispiece. Greek and Roman letter (double column in text), engraved title vignette and one other illustrations in text, title page in red and black. Intermittent slight age browning, edges dusty, occasional very minor marginal foxing, I: small tear to lower blank margin of one leaf, couple of oil or damp stains to upper and outer blank margins of two gatherings, browning a trifle heavier to last gathering, II: leaf with pp.1199-1200 trimmed to outer margin, slightly adhering to gutter of previous leaf, perhaps supplied from another copy, small repair to lower outer blank corner to 5K4, light water stain and minor foxing to outer blank margin of few gatherings. Contemporary Dutch blind-stamped vellum, modern reback in vellum, later endpapers, blind-stamped lozenge-shaped centrepiece with interlacing ribbons, raised bands, gilt-lettered morocco labels, covers a bit soiled and rubbed. Late 18th-century bookseller’s note inked to fly; gilt institutional stamp at foot of spines.
Dealer Notes
The text of Casaubon’s second edition of Strabo with the notes from all those previous: it contains even their original dedications, and, according to Dibdin, words that were omitted in Casaubon’s own edition. This is testament to a colossal care in amassing the commentating history, this edition “being considered one of the best produced of this author” (Brunet). The ‘Geographies’ of Strabo are considered “by far the most important source for ancient geography, a priceless document of the Augustan age, and a compendium of important material derived from lost authors” (OCD). Almeloveen, the compiler, is otherwise known as a medical writer.
Dibdin (4th edn.) II, pp. 433-434; Brunet V, 554.
Author Strabo: (Almeloveen, Theodorus Jansonius, ed.:)
Date 1707.
Publisher Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: apud J. Wolters,

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