Paris: Claude Barbin, 1695. Later edition. Hardcover. 12mo. , 2-587,  pp. Later (late eighteenth or early nineteenth-century) full calf, spine in five compartments, with gilt decorations, a red-orange morocco label on the second compartment, edges decoratively stained red; early marbled endpapers and pastedowns with a green silk bookmark. Illustrated by a frontispiece, title page printed in red and black ink, with woodcut head and tailpieces. Latin text on the left, text in French on the right. Not in Moss or Dibdin. Oxford Classical Dictionary 804-805, 1147-1148. Juvenal, known for his anger and savage wit in his writings, is perhaps the most famous satirist of Ancient Rome. His satires would be used as a guide for Renaissance writers in the genre. Little is known about his life, but he is remembered for lambasting Rome, noblemen and women, and the institution of marriage in his writings. His satires are often printed with those of Persius, a Neronian satirist. His dialogues between the lazy student and the prudent mentor illustrate the virtues of stoicism and of learning philosophy. Persius is often regarded as "a paragon of Stoic virtue". A charming set of the satires from two eminent figures of Roman literature. Very Good. Item #00009326
A Very Good book with a contemporary annotation on the reverse of the title page, and with flaking and very minor loss to the leather on the crown and heel of the spine.