B. BALDUINUS DE CALCEO ANTIQUO, ET JUL. NIGRONUS DE CALIGA VETERUM.; Acceserunt et Q. Sept. F l. Tertulliani, Cl Salmasi & A Rvbeni scriptus plurima ejusdem argumenti In his scriptores vetere quamplurimi explicantur, & emendantur, nec non res ipsae adjectis aeneis figuris illstrantur. Amstelodami, sumptobus A. Frisi, 1667. 2 volumes in one. Illustrated with 28 full-page engraved plates, of which 7are folding out. The second volume has the title: Ivli Nigroni Genvensis De caliga vetervm dissertat subserseciva. Qua declaratur, quid ea sit latinin scriptoribus, in Sacra Scriptura, inure civili, as lapidibus vetustis. Editio novissima aucta emendata, & figuris aeneis exornata.

12mo, pp. [xii], 345, [xxix],[ii]; [iv], 213, [xv]. Bound in later 3/4 calf, with leather labels and modest gilt on the spine. Engraved general title-page with another title-page for each work. A fine copy. BMC Vol II., 210.509. Item #19236

Written in Latin, this is a history of classical shoes and boots and costumes with some remarkable illustrations. Baudoin was a French scholar, originally a breeches maker of Amens in the 16th century, who afterwards quit his trade and distinguished himself as a scholar. He was principal of the college in Troyes and director of the Hotel Dieu. Parts of this work were also written by Giulio Negrone (1553-1625); Albert Rubens (1614-1657) and Claudius Salmasius (1588-1653).

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