1670 Rare Latin Vellum 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. (Q. Curtius Rufus. History of Alexander the Great) Alexandri Magni.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher : Amstelodami (Amsterdam), Ex officina Elzeviriana (Elzevir), 1670.
Size : 5 " X 3 ".
Pages: 271 pages + index.
Binding: Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, covers slightly curved - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing or staining - as shown, ex-libris of Rev. G. J. Fisher on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustration: Including the beautifully engraved title page.
Estimate: (USD 225 - USD 350)
The book: Rare and nice 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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