PLINY THE YOUNGER (PLINIUS CAECILIUS SECUNDUS, CAIUS)
Epistolarum libri X. Eiusdem Panegyricus Traiano Dictus
THE ESTIENNE EDITION of the letters of Pliny the Younger (A.D. 61-113). Pliny is one of the three earliest non-Christian writers to mention Christ and the Christians.
Quarto (240 x 170mm). Woodcut Estienne printer’s device on title-page. Woodcut ornamental initials and headpieces. 19th-century tan calf, decorated in blind; joints split near top but holding. Hinges reinforced; occasional unobtrusive early underlining, scholarly notations and marginalia. This edition was printed by Paul Estienne (Paulus Stephanus), a member of the eminent Estienne (Stephanus) dynasty of French scholar-printers, and the son and successor of the great Henri Estienne.