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Rare edition of the Pharsalia of Lucanus, printed by Bartolomeus de Zanis, 1505. A Latin inscription on the inside page was translated in the past to state the following, "This edition of Lucan is most deserverdly held in the highest estimation by the curious. Only 300 copies were struck off of which many were lost by Shipwreck in going from y e office of S — at Rome to Paris —". This book is accompanied by two letters. The first letter dated August 10, 1951 from Frederick R. Goff, Chief, Rare Books Divisiion to Miss Margaret Lindsley Warden. Correspondance includes the following, "The book to which Miss Warden refers is an edition of the Pharsalia of Lucanus, printed at Venice by Bartolomeus de Zanis and dated October 24, 1505.The National Union Catalog locates copies of the 1505 edition at Harvard University and at the University of Chicago…..". A second letter dated April 17, 1953 from the Yale University Library by Majorie Wynne, Rare Book Room also is contained with the book. Dimensions 8 5/8" x 12" x 1 3/8". Circa 1505. Lindsley Warden estate.