Amsterdam: Daniel Elzevir, 1678.
12mo. [ii], 7788p. 788p. A tall copy with engraved title-page featuring figures of Asia, Africa, and Neptune offering tributes to Rome. Text in double columns with head- and tail-pieces and decorated initials. Bound by Francois Bozerian, signed at foot of spine "Bozerian Jeune". Full red morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with black title label gilt and densely gilt panel ornaments, the covers with gilt floral rolls as borders. Slight rubbing, about fine. Item #18927
"The edition of 1678 is in one volume, in double columns, and may be pronounced a master-piece of printing. The text of Livy had never before appeared in so small a space." (Dibdin II, 167).
Rahir #1680; Willems #1548; Goldsmid. Bibliotheca Curiosa II, 116; Brunet III, 1107; Ramsden. French Bookbinders 1789-1848, p. 41-2.