Paris: C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1829-1832.
Four volumes. (iv), x, 448p; (iv), 434p; (iv), 376p; (iv),388p. Texts in French on the rectos facing Latin on the versos. Translated by M. Rinn and M. Achaintre. Bound by Belz-Niedree in full red levant morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines gilt in six panels with the initials "EB" within decorative frames, dentelles. Fine, brilliant copies. Item #22587
From the series Bibliotheque Latine-Francaise published by par C. L. F. Panckoucke.
Robert Hoe's copy with his gilt leather bookplate. Hoe sale no. 3136.
"The Italian poet Dante, who appreciated Statius' sensitivity to human suffering, classed him as a Christian and ranked him, as a poet, with Ovid, Virgil, and Lucan, assigning him a prominent role in the Purgatorio. In England, Chaucer and Lydgate, his disciple, were influenced by the story of the Thebaid, and expressed their admiration for its rendering by Statius. (Grant. Greek and Latin Authors 800 B.C. - A. D. 1000, p. 406).