CASAUBON (ISAAC) -- BRISSON (BARNABE) De formulis et sollemnibus populi Romani verbis librii VIII, CASAUBON'S COPY, 1592
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CASAUBON (ISAAC) -- BRISSON (BARNABE) De formulis et sollemnibus populi Romani verbis librii VIII, CASAUBON'S COPY, 1592
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CASAUBON (ISAAC)
BRISSON (BARNABE) De formulis et sollemnibus populi Romani verbis librii VIII, title printed in red and black with woodcut vignette, large woodcut on dedication leaf, light arc of dampstaining at outer margin of approximately 50 leaves, blindstamp on title and final leaf, ISAAC CASAUBON'S COPY with his signature "Is. Casaubonus" on title, extensive autograph annotations in the margins (of opening 130 pages, sporadic thereafter) and underlinings, blindstamps on title and last leaf, later red stained pigskin, small shelf label on upper cover, worn [Adams B2848], 4to, Frankfurt, J. Wechel & P. Fischer, 1592

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  • FROM THE LIBRARY OF ISAAC CASAUBON (1559-1614). "Casaubon's scholarship is distinctive. He was a philologist... The texts which he addressed were those which would provide as much information as possible about ancient Greek—and, to a somewhat lesser extent, Roman—civilization. He brought an exceptionally wide range of other texts to bear on them, and the notes he made as he read have begun to be valued as unusually full and interesting evidence for early modern practices of reading... They are extant in the margins of many of his printed books, of which the largest collection is in the British Library, and on a series of loose leaves... in the Bodleian Library" (ODNB).
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