Auction 351 Old & Rare Books - General History & Topography
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EGYPT -- PERIZONIUS, J. Origines Babylonicæ et Ægyptiacæ tomis II. Quorum prior Babylonica, & Turris in terra sinear exstructæ, ac dispersionis hominum ex ea, rationem ac historiam continet. Leyden, J. v.d. Linden, 1711. 2 in 1 vol. (14), 376, (14); (20), 510, (26) pp. Cont. vellum w. red cf. label.

First edition of an examination of ancient Middle Eastern historiography and chronology by a scholar who taught at Franeker and Leiden (1651-1715). "In his Origines (…) he was the first to suggest the spuriousness of the royal lists of Manetho, and he defended the chronology of Scaliger against the criticisms of Sir John Marsham." - Sandys II, 331.

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