P. VIRGILII MARONIS OPERA; nunc emendatiora.
12°  ff., 411, 43 (index)] pp., 1 oversized, folding map. Engraved title page. Preliminary p.  and p. 92 printed in red and black. Contemporary vellum. Gilt spine. Label on spine. Triple gilt rules on covers. All edges gilt. First this Elzevier edition, being the first Heinsius edition. This edition suffers from some errors in the text, which Heinsius’s son attributed to the printer. Provenience: Front free endpaper with librarystamps: „Bibliothèque de M. A. R. Courbonne – Fallitur hora legendo“, „Egregios Cumulare – Libros – Praeclara Supellex – Bibliotheca Cortina“. The printing house of Elzevier in the north of the Netherlands (established in Leiden) is often compared to that of Plantin in the Southern Netherlands (established in Antwerp). Both were very successful commercial establishments which carried on for generations in the same family. Elzevier texts, often in small formats, were distributed throughout Europe. This edition of Virgil was edited by Daniel Heinsius (1580-1655), was professor of Greek and Latin at Leiden and one of the most famous Renaissance scholars.