Franeker, Netherlands: Wibius Bleck, 1719. Vellum. 8vo (6.1 in, 15.5 cm).  [xxxii], 344  pp. C. & p. Latin.
First edition: Title, "About the temple and library of Palatine Apollo. Single book on two dissertations on a related theme. One: About the Apollo and its rare titles. The second: About the libraries of the ancients, especially Roman." Treatise on the Library of Palatine Apollo, initiated in 36 BCE and dedicated by Roman Emperor Augustus in 28 BCE. The library was opened in the temple of Apollo on the Palatine Hill in Rome. The library had two parts, one for Latin texts and one for Greek. The superintendent of the library, Gaius Julius Hyginus was a scholar, author, and friend of Ovid who was a prisoner of war freed by Augustus.
Graesse IV 294. Brunet III. Platner and Ashby, Dictionary of Ancient Rome, p. 84. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Contemporary vellum binding. Includes bibliographical references and index. Errata at end. Tight binding with clean pages. Intact binding, including spine. Upper spine with "APOLINIS PALATINI" written. Front endpapers with graceful names. Binding and pages age toned, minor chipping to first two blanks. Well-preserved, tight, and clean first edition. Near fine. Item #855