1581 1st ed Herodian Roman Histories Commodus Julius Caesar ROME GREEK Estienne

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Herodian’s History of Rome is a collection of eight books covering the period of the death of Marcus Aurelius to the beginning of Gordian III’s reign. Herodian’s account is first-person narrative of one of the most politically unsettled times of the Roman Empire. It was first published in 1502 and was edited by Henri Estienne using the Latin of Poliziano.

 

This extremely rare 1581 edition by Henri Estienne was printed in double-column format with Latin and Greek texts in parallel. Fine printers woodcut on title page.

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1581 1st ed Herodian Roman Histories Commodus Julius Caesar ROME GREEK Estienne

 

Herodian’s History of Rome is a collection of eight books covering the period of the death of Marcus Aurelius to the beginning of Gordian III’s reign. Herodian’s account is first-person narrative of one of the most politically unsettled times of the Roman Empire. It was first published in 1502 and was edited by Henri Estienne using the Latin of Poliziano.

 

This extremely rare 1581 edition by Henri Estienne was printed in double-column format with Latin and Greek texts in parallel. Fine printers woodcut on title page.

 

Item number: #2533

Price: $1500

 

HERODIAN

 

Hērōdianou Historiōn biblia 8 : =HPOAIANOY IETOPIÆON BIBAI’A H : Herodiani Histor. lib. VIII. Cum angeli Politiani interpretatione, & huius partim supplemento, partim examine Henrici Stephani: vtroque margini adscripto. Eiusdem Henrici Stephani emendationes quorundam Graeci contextus locorum, & quorundam expositiones. Historiarvm [Zosimi] Herodianicas subsequentium libri duo, nunc primum Graecè editi.

 

[Genevae] : Excudebat Henricus Stephanus, 1581. First edition

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [8], 182, [2]; 79, [1]
    • Signatures: []4a-z, A-K4
  • References: Adams H 388
    • Place of publication [Geneva]comes from Adams
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~10in X 6.75in (25.5cm x 17cm)
  • We find only one other example for sale worldwide at over $3500

 

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2533

Category

Classical Greco-Roman

Authors

HERODIAN

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete