Parisiis [= Paris]: In Gulielmi Rouillij et Philippi G. Rouillij Nep. 1563. Later edition. Hardcover. 4to. , 1-559,  pp. Twentieth-century calf (bound in the style of the eighteenth century) with the spine in six compartments, gilt decorations on the spine, a red morocco label lettered in gilt on the spine; all edges stained red. Eighteenth-century marbled endpapers and pastedowns (apparently taken from an earlier binding). With engraved initials and headpieces, title page with an engraved border. Adams 1659. Brunet 196. Gordon 102. With the commentary of Dionysius Lambinus. The first Lambinus edition of Lucretius. A beautiful poem discussing the tenets of Epicureanism, the nature of atoms and natural qualities of substances, love, the mortality of the soul and the death of our universe. A rich discussion of ancient science and metaphysics, and the only known work of the mysterious Roman figure who was admired by Cicero. Lucretius was also a catalyst for the Renaissance and Enlightenment eras. Very Good. Item #000011654
With later annotations in French on the free front paper and on the bottom margin of the title page, a few corners of the leaves have a small chip. The binding is sharp and bright.