Lugduni (Lyon): Officina Hug. A. Porta, Sumptibus Ioan. Degabiano & Sam. Girard, 1603. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 3/4 x 6 3/4"). , 1426pp. [Mispagination: Page 947 numbered 647, pages 949 to  numbered 499 to 626. Pages  on, numbered 1027 to 1426]. Later full spotted calf, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Raised bands. Title page in red and black lettering. Title vignette. Decorative head-, tailpieces, and initials.
First volume (of two), and first edition of Pierre de Brosses' monumental compendium of Latin poetry from secular and sacred Latin poets.
This first volume includes poetry excerpts from Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid), Catullus, Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil), Seneca, Cornelius Gallus, Persius, Sextus Turpilius, Gaius Lucilius, Livius Andronicus, Publius Terencius (Terence), and many other Roman poets.
Binding partly rubbed, with some abrasion to leather. Head and tail of spine chipped, with some worming to head. Sporadic clear water-staining along inner margin and fore-edge throughout (not affecting lettering). Some worming at upper margin of pages 47 to 252 (not affecting lettering), and lower margin of pages 1167 to 1198 (slightly affecting lettering). Sporadic foxing and age-toning throughout. Text in Latin. Binding in overall fair, interior in good- to very good condition. fair to vg. Item #43318