Veiling 352 Old & Rare Books - School Prize Bindings
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AMSTERDAM -- DIODORUS SICULUS. Bibliothecae historicae libri qui supersunt, interpret. L. Rhodomano. Ad fidem Mss. rec. P. Wesselingus (…). Amst., J. Wetstenii, 1746. 2 vols. (38), 731, (7); (4), 666, (112) pp. W. beautiful engr. allegorical front. & 2 engr. ti-vign. Fol. Fine cont. full vellum w. raised bands, richly dec. gilt backs, gilt coat of arms of A'dam on both sides, surrounded by 2 dec. borders, & brown labels. (Ties broken/gone, prize lacks, a bit browned/foxed).

The most admired edition and rarely used as 'prize books', cf. Dibdin I, 497f; Sandys II, 453f; Schweiger I, 95; Spoelder 493 (Amst. 12). - Wesseling (1692-1764) studied as a disciple of Gronovius and Hemsterhuis in Franeker and Leiden. He was a professor at Franeker for 11 years and in Utrecht for 20 years.

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