1669 Rare Latin vellum Book - Justin's History of the Kings of Macedonia - Justinus
Author : Justinus (Justin)
Title :Justinus cum notis selectissimis variorum Berneggeri, Bongarsy, Vossy, Thysy etc. editio accuratissima Accurante S.D.M.C.
Language : Text in Latin.
Publisher : Amsterdam, Apud Ludovicum et Danielem Elzevirios. 1669.
Size : 7.5 " X 5 "
Pages : (22), 547, (73) pages
Binding : Attractive good full vellum binding with embossed design on both boards (hinges showing old repair marks - as shown, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining, Heraldic bookplate of Edward Howes of Morningthorpe Manor on front pastedown - Edward Howse, who became Sheriff of Norfolk in 1859-65, had the unfortunate experience of having his name misspelled in legal documentation, and decided to change his surname to Howes to suit. He set about improving the Morningthorpe manor and was responsible for creating the library).
Illustrations: Including a nice illustrated title page.
Estimate: (USD 150 - USD 300)
The book : Attractive and rare 17th century of Justin's Works.
The author : Justin (Latin: Marcus Junianus Justinus Frontinus;[c. second century) was a Latin historian who lived under the Roman Empire.Justin was the author of an epitome of Trogus' expansive Liber Historiarum Philippicarum, or Philippic Histories, a history of the kings of Macedonia, compiled in the time of Augustus. Due to its numerous digressions, this work was retitled by one of its editors, Historia Philippicae et Totius Mundi Origines et Terrae Situs, or Philippic History and Origins of the Entire World and All of its Lands. Justin's preface explains that he aimed to collect the most important and interesting passages of that work, which has since been lost. Some of Trogus' original arguments (prologi) are preserved in various other authors, such as Pliny the Elder. Trogus' main theme was the rise and history of the Macedonian Empire, and like him, Justin permitted himself considerable freedom of digression, producing an idiosyncratic anthology rather than a strict epitome.
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