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De bello civili libri decem

Author Lucan (A.D. 39–65), Printer Sebastianus Gryphius (French, 1493–1556)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet, Suppl., 899 (this copy cited)


Overall: 12.7 x 7.8 x 2 cm (5 x 3 1/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed book with printer's mark on title and one decorated initial

Not On View


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Sebastianus Gryphius, 1546) 16mo; 144 leaves; contemporary calf (restored), gilt-tooled, with interlacing painted with different colors, devices of crowned H, crescents, and fleur-de-lis tooled on spine.

Paris: Sebastianus Gryphius, 1546


Gancia (cited by Brunet); Horatio Greenough Curtis (1844-1922; inscr. "H.G.C. 12/12/90"); his widow, by whom given to MFA, April 1925.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis