Auction 358 Old & Rare Books - Classical Antiquity

DIO CASSIUS -- XIPHILINUS, J. Rerum Romanarum à Pompeio Magno ad Alexãdrum Mamææ, Epitome. (Greek text). - Rerum Romanarum (…) Epitome. (Lat. text by G. Blanco). Par., Ex Off. R. Stephani, 1551. 357, (3); (6), 280, (10) pp. W. woodcut printer's mark. on first ti., woodcut coat of arms on 2nd ti., & sev. initials and headpieces. 4°. Cont. cf. binding with gilt coat of arms of Nicolas Fayet on both sides. (Rebacked in mod. cf., old owner's entry on ti., upper margin stained at beginning 2nd work).

Editio princeps of the epitome of Dio's Roman History, done in the 11th century by Joannes Xiphilinus, which is our only source for Dio's lost books 61-80, dealing with the events from 47 to 235 A.D. Bound with is the latin translation of the same text by Guillaume Leblanc, with the coat of arms of Cardinal Georges d'Armagnac on title-page to whom the translation was dedicated. - Rare complete copy with both the Greek and the Latin edition. - Renouard 80:8 & 80:9; Mortimer 170-71; Adams D-513 & D-515; Hoffmann III, 618. - Binding with coat of arms of Nicolas Fayet (?-1623), president of the accounts chamber (c. 1570) and married to Diane Sublet d'Heudicourt.

€ 700

result € 550

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