Hérodote; Georges Gémiste Pléthon; Pierre Saliat; - Histoire des neuf livres de Herodote d'Alicarnasse, prince & premier des historiographes grecs - 1580

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Hérodote; Georges Gémiste Pléthon; Pierre Saliat; - Histoire des neuf livres de Herodote d'Alicarnasse, prince & premier des historiographes grecs - 1580
History - Quantity: 1 - Book

Lovely edition from 1580 of the first translation of Herodotus’s Histories given by Pierre Saliat.

This new edition (the first from 1552) contains a collection by the Byzantine philosopher and humanist, Georges Gémiste Pléthon (1355?-1452) also translated from the Greek by Saliat.

Title page with decorated framing, ornate letters engraved on wood.

Posterior vellum binding with flaps. Plain spine.
Binding in excellent condition. Interior in good condition, light dampstains on the first 10 pages and the last 20 sheets, a stain on the edge. Slightly faded title with fragment missing in the corner. Some handwritten notes.

Herodotus; Georges Gémiste Plethon; Pierre Saliat;

Histoire des neuf livres de Herodote d'Alicarnasse, prince & premier des historiographes grecs intitulez du nom des muses. Plus un recueil de George Gemiste dict Plethon, des choses avenuës depuis la journee de Mantinee. Le tout traduict de grec en françois par Pierre Saliat.
A Paris, chez Claude Micard, au clos Bruneau, à l'enseigne de la Chaire. 1580. Duodecimo. 572 [i.e. 472] sheets (Erroneous foliation; skips from f. 344 to 445).

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
History
Author/ Illustrator
Hérodote; Georges Gémiste Pléthon; Pierre Saliat;
Book Title
Histoire des neuf livres de Herodote d'Alicarnasse, prince & premier des historiographes grecs
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1580
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
944
Dimensions
12×8.5 cm
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