1570. Very Good. Item #12533
Small 4to. , 627,  pp.. Near fine. Latin and Greek. Half contemporary calf, marbled paper boards. Raised spine bands. Speckled edges. Woodcut basilisk device of King's printer for Greek on title page, woodcut initials and headpieces. Rubbing to extremities and some cracking of calf to spine. Some light damp staining and rust spots to interior commensurate with age. Short excerpts on Lucretius, Denis Lambin, and Epicureanism pasted down to front endpapers. Bookplate to front pastedown. "According to the Bipont editors, the edition of 1570 is the best : 'The commentary of Lambinus', they say, 'is not only one of the best upon Lucretius, but there are few commentaries on any classical author that excel it.'" [Dibdin, 259].