BELLENDEN (William)

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BELLENDEN (William)

Ciceronis consul, senator, senatusq; Romanus. De statu rerum Romanarum.
Paris, Jean Corbon, 1612.
In-8, 8 ff.n.ch., 374 pp. (badly figured 364), 1 f.n.ch. (errata): flexible wove vellum, double gilt fillet, medallion of foliage in the centre, smooth spine decorated, gilt edges (contemporary binding).
Original edition: it is embellished with a large full-page emblem, finely engraved in intaglio by Leonard Gaultier, depicting three hearts under a crown, symbolising the three princes of Great Britain: Prince Henry, to whom the edition is dedicated, Prince Charles (the future King Charles I) and Princess Elisabeth.
A work on the obligations and duties of senators and consuls under ancient Rome, by William Bellenden, a Scottish diplomat who professed the humanities at the University of Paris, who died in the second quarter of the 17th century.
A very pure, ruled copy, in the golden vellum of the time.
Minimal stains on the back.
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