Plinius, [Gaius] C[aecilius] Secundus [jun.]: Panegyricus liber Trajano dictus, cum Annotationibus antehac Dominici Baudii. Iis accedunt Commentarius Justi Lispii, integrae notae Joannis Livinaei, Jani Gruteri, Conradi Rittershusii, ac Selectae Variorum.
[Leiden] Lugduni Batavorum, 1675. Ex Officina Hackiana. 1 (cover page with copper engraving) +  + 427 +  p.
An ample commentary edition of the praiseworthy speech of Emperor Pliny the Younger before Trajan. The work itself praised the emperor without reservation, but behind the many praises is the idea that the Senate has some sort of control over the almighty emperor. In this way, the desire of the senator to see the emperor acceptable to him also manifests itself. The work is already known in the Spanish edition of 1492, although it gained real popularity among the humanists. The end of our copy is missing the last two letters of the Index.
Descendant of the South Dutch refugees, Franciscus Hackius (1605-1696) opened his bookstore and publisher in Leiden in 1629, specializing in the publishing of classics and scholarly works. He has a good business relationship and has often worked with the publisher Elzevier of Leiden and Amsterdam. After his death, his sons Petrus, Cornelius and Jacobus (who worked in Rotterdam for some time) continued their work together, and the publisher was renamed Officina Hackinana. At this time, the company was in its heyday, and in addition to its publishing activities, it also held numerous book auctions in its bookstore.
Schweiger II, 812. Dibdin II, 335.
XIX. Made in the first half of the 20th century, decorated in richly gilded dark green whole marquin with patterned leaf edges. Slightly cropped, very nice copy.