Leviathan, Hobbes, 1670 (Latin)

LEVIATHAN, / SIVE / De Materia, Forma, & Potestate / CIVITATIS EDDLESIASTICAE ET CIVILIS. / AUTHORE / THOMA HOBBES, / Malmesburiensi / [small frontispiece image (INDEFESSUS AGENDO)] / AMSTELODAMI, / Apud JOANNEM BLAEU. / M. D C. LXX.

Coll: *2, 40: A-I4, K-T4, V-Z4, Aa-Ii4-Kk-Tt4, Vv-Zz4, Aaa4-Bbb1, 191 leaves, 9 unnumbered. Two extra leaves in front and back

*2: Title: Ad Nobilissimum Virum / DOMINVM / FRANCISCVM / GODOLPHINVM, / Equitem Ordinis Balneorum.

*2 verso: signed: Servus tuus humillime devotus / THOMAS HOBBES

A: Title: LEVIATHAN / PARS PRIMA / DE HOMINE.

A verso-L verso: page heading ‘De Homine.’

L2: Title: DE CIVITATE / SIVE / REPVBLICA.

L2-Y2 verso- page heading ‘De Civitate.’

Y3: Title: DE CIVITATE / CHRISTIANA.

Y3-Nn4 verso: page heading ‘De Civitate Christiana.’

Oo: Title: DE REGNO / TENEBRARVM.

Oo-Ss4: page heading ‘De Regno Tenebrarum.’

Ss4 recto: ‘APPENDIX / AD / LEVIATHAN.

Zz3 verso-Zz4 verso: Chapter Index

Aaa-Bbb recto: Book Index

Bbb2: SCRIPTVRAE SACRAE, Erratum: pag. 21, lin. 5 à fine, ubi pro sive Crateron legend. sive Cratiston.

Sigs: $4 unsigned throughout, Bbb2 unsigned; Roman letters with Arabic numerals.

Type: 8 in. (h) x 6 in. (l) x 7/8 in.

Copies examined: Edition: Latin 1670, AMSTELODAMI (Amsterdam), located at University of Victoria Library

Notes: Front matter in pencil: “Edition originale de la trad. Latine”, call number (?)

Fourth edition, the second out of four in Latin. First edition in English and second in Dutch.

Binding well intact.  Beautiful marbling on panel cover, page edges, and inside the front and back of the cover. On inch dark green leather binding on the spine, ‘LEVIATHAN / AMSTELODAMI / 1670’ in gold leaf on the spine. Marbling indicates 19th century rebinding.

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