1633 Rare Latin Book - Histories of ALEXANDER the GREAT by Quintus Curtius Rufus.
Author: Quintus Curtius Rufus / Q. Curtii Rufi.
Title: Q. Curtii Rufi Historiarum Libri, Accuratissime Editi.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publishe : Lugd. Batavorum / Leidein: Ex officina Elzeviriana / Elzevier, 1633.
Size: 5.5 " X 3.5 ".
Pages: 338 pages + index.
Binding: Very good full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining - as shown, ink stamp of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown, signature of a previous owner on the lower margin of the title page - as shown).
Illustration: Including a nice engraved title page, the woodcut portrait of Alexander the Great, the full page Amon's Temple, and the beautiful folding map of his conquests.
Estimate: (USD 350 - USD 400)
The book: Rare and attractive early 17th-century edition of Histories of Alexander the Great (Latin: Historiae Alexandri Magni) -- a biography of Alexander the Great written by Roman historian Quintus Curtius Rufus, dating to the 1st century. More fully title is Historiarum Alexandri Magni Macedonis Libri Qui Supersunt, "All the Books That Survive of the Histories of Alexander the Great of Macedon".
The author: Quintus Curtius Rufus was a Roman historian, probably of the 1st century, author of his only known and only surviving work, Historiae Alexandri Magni, "Histories of Alexander the Great", or more fully Historiarum Alexandri Magni Macedonis Libri Qui Supersunt, "All the Books That Survive of the Histories of Alexander the Great of Macedon." Much of it is missing. Apart from his name on the manuscripts, nothing else certain is known of him. This fact alone has led philologists to believe that he had another historical identity, to which, due to the accidents of time, the link has been broken. A few theories exist. They are treated with varying degrees of credibility by various authors. Meanwhile, the identity of Quintus Curtius Rufus, historian, is maintained separately.
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