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Epistolarum lib. X (Correspondence)

Panegyricus Traiano dictus

Illustrated by Oronce Fine (French, 1494–1555), Author Pliny, the Younger, Printer and Publisher Josse Badius (French, 1462–1535), Publisher Jean de Roigny (French, active 1529–1566)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Renouard, Badius, v. 3, pp. 170-71


Overall: 33.3 x 22.6 x 4.5 cm (13 1/8 x 8 7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with woodcut title border and vignette

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Josse Badius and Jean de Roigny, 1533) Folio; 240 leaves; contemporary blind-stamped brown calf (rust-colored cloth box).

Title-page architectural border surrounding Badius’s printer’s mark, showing a printing press.

Paris: Josse Badius and Jean de Roigny, 1533


Balthasar Lydius (1577-1629, Dutch theologian), his inscription on title page "Sum Balthazaris Lydii," and notations in his hand in the text (some dated 1598 and 1599) cited on preliminary leaf facing title; ownership inscription on front pastedown dated 25 Sept [18]35; Sylvester R. Koehler (1837-1900, Curator of Prints at MFA), by whom given to MFA, October 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler