SPLENDID SET IN FULL MOROCCO
PLINY THE ELDER (Gaius Plinius Secundus)( C. Plinii Secundi) ~ Natural History (Naturalis Historia)( Naturalis Historiae).
Lugd. Batav. Roterodami: Hackios, 1669
3 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. A splendid later binding from the beginning of the nineteenth century, unsigned but almost certainly by Clarke with gilt raised bands, gilt titles, dentelles and all edges. There is some fading but it remains a very handsome set. One of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire to the present day, this encyclopaedic work covers all aspects of natural history. In the original Latin.