Hygin's Fables in a splendid pigskin binding.
Hygin (Caïus-Julius). C. Julii Hygini Augusti Liberti | Fabularum Liber, Ad omnium poëtarum lectionem mirè necessarius
. Lugd. Bat & Amstel.: Apud Gaasbekios, 1670. Duodecimo. , 288,  pp. Engraved title. Contemporary blindstamped pigskin, clasps intact. Excellent copy.
A nice example of a late edition. Gaius Julius Hyginus (ca. 64 BC – AD 17) was a Latin author, a pupil of the famous Cornelius Alexander Polyhistor, and a freedman of Caesar Augustus. He was by Augustus elected superintendent of the Palatine library according to Suetonius' De Grammaticis, 20. It is not clear whether Hyginus was a native of Spain or of Alexandria. Suetonius remarks that he fell into great poverty in his old age, and was supported by the historian Clodius Licinus. Hyginus was a voluminous author: his works included topographical and biographical treatises, commentaries on Helvius Cinna and the poems of Virgil, and disquisitions on agriculture and bee-keeping. All these are lost. Under the name of Hyginus there are extant what are probably two sets of school notes abbreviating his treatises on mythology; one is a collection of Fabulae ("stories"), the other a "Poetical Astronomy". The lunar crater Hyginus and the minor planet 12155 Hyginus are named after him. [Wikipedia] (#kfk417)