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APPIANUS – De Civilibus Romanorum bellis historiarum libri quinque – 1538


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APPIANUS – De Civilibus Romanorum bellis historiarum libri quinque. Eiusdem libri sex: Illyrius, Celticus, Libycus, Syrius, Parthicus, Mithridaticus, & Romanae historiae prooemium. P. Vellei Paterculi historiae Romanae duo volumina (BOUND WITH:) // P. Vellei Paterculi. Historiae Romanae duo volumina, ad M. Vinicium Cos. progenerum Tiberii Caesaris, per Beatum Rhenanum Selestadiendem ab interitu utcumque vindicata – 1538. Parisiis, ex Offcina Michaelis Vascosani. Full rigid vellum, spine and corners covered in nineteenth-century parchment, gilded titles on a label applied to the spine; quarto, 33,5 x 22 cm; two parts in one volume; pp. (36) + 283 + (1b), (20) + 41 + (1b); slightly stained binding and with traces of wear, marginal woodworm holes and slight halos at the inner margin for the entire volume but without ever damaging the text, overall a good copy, marginal, fresh and on strong and rustling paper. Modern endpapers, beautiful double woodcut title page, in full page architectural frame, with cherubs and portraits, beautiful vignette with representation of the typographic process inside; talking initials – even large ones – always in woodcut, numerous coeval handwritten glosses. Fine Parisian edition of the Roman History of Appianus from Alexandria and the work of Velleius Paterculus, always focused on the history of Rome