Small Folio. 12.25 x 10 inches. 295 pp. Text in Latin. Decorated by publishers device in the title page and last leaf. Beautifully bound in full maroon morocco Boards with a wide elaborate gilt boarder made of small tools to form a floral design, spine with five raised bands forming panels decorated with the same small tools and floral design. All edges gilt. Head of spine slightly damaged but a Fine example.
Written in six books in Latin hexameter verse. Its subject treats firstly of the world of atoms, secondly of the human soul and thirdly with the cosmos as a whole, each topic being covered by a pair of books. Little is known of the life of Titus Lucretius Carus (c.90s BC-c.50s BC) and this is his only surviving work. A beautiful book, lavishly printed in a large fount with wide margins, by the well known printer Richard Taylor.
Binding Beautifully bound in full maroon morocco
Publisher In aedibus Ricardi Taylor
Condition A fine example
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