Book Description

2 parts in 1. 8vo., pp. [vi], 262, [ii], 758, [lxvi] + portait plate. Additional engraved title-page included in pagination. Latin text, with references and quotations in Greek. With index and final corrigenda leaf. Device to title-page, woodcut initials. A few very tiny marginal annotations. Slightly toned, ink spotting to some pages sometimes affecting a few letters, paper flaw to bottom margin leaf O2 (2nd part). Contemporary vellum, three black labels letters in gilt to spine, edges slightly overlapped, all edges red. Vellum quite yellowed, some darker staining to spine and rear board but sound.
Dealer Notes
Price’s variorum edition, described by Dibdin alongside the Leiden edition of 1614 as follows: “These are valuable editions and sell high: especially the latter [i.e. this 1650 edition]. They contain the excellent observations of Is. Casaubon, ‘In Apologiam’ [first published 1594] (whose remarks on the Editio princeps of Apuleius are not perhaps generally known,) the various readings of J. Pyrrhus, and the annotations of Beroaldus and Gruter. The latter edition, which is now an exceedingly scarce volume, contains, in addition to the foregoing matter, the annotations of Pricaeus ‘in Apologiam,’ and the edition usually goes by the name of the latter […].”
Dibdin I, 285; Graesse I, 171; Schweiger 2 pt. 1, 11.
Author Apuleius, Lucius (Price, John, ed.:)
Date 1650.
Publisher Goudae [Gouda]: Typis Gulieli vander Hoeve,

Friends of the PBFA

For £10 get free entry to our fairs, updates from the PBFA and more.

Please email for more information


Membership of the PBFA is open to anyone who has been trading in antiquarian and second-hand books for a minimum of two years subject to certain criteria.

Email to find out more, or complete the enquiry form.

complete the form