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Appiano Alessandrino - delle Guerre de' Romani - 1567

Appiano Alessandrino - delle Guerre de' Romani - 1567

Appiano Alessandrino - delle Guerre de' Romani - 1567
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Historia Romana (Roman History) a series of 24 books consisting of episodic monographs that provide invaluable stories and daily lives of different cultures and inhabitants until their incorporation into the Roman Empire. The sections covering the Roman civil wars consist of five of those books (13 to 17) and are in this volume numbered 1 to 5 (First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth). The Eppanian books describing Roman history are the only extant complete description of these important decades of Roman history, and the first edition of this (1519) is the first to be translated into a modern language (Italian)

Probably the second edition of the 1519 edition (see Renouard 92) 287 folios OCLC 13405915.
Valuable edition of the successful vernacular translations, prior to the publication in Greek, of "Roman History", the most important part of what has come down to us from the work of Appiano Alessandrino. Two parts had already been published respectively in 1519 (Florence, heirs of Fil. Giunta) and 1502 (Rome, Silber, 1502); "... which book has so far not been printed or translated into Greek".
Paolo Manutius revised the work in several passages on the basis of Greek manuscripts, although his name is never explicitly mentioned, and added the last part with the translation of the Spanish wars. Abebooks a previous edition same format EUR 1,364.25

The work of Appiano, Greek historian who lived in Rome, ca. 100-170 A.D., had the merit of changing the usual annalistic structure of Roman historiography, dividing it systematically by topics.
Beautiful, very attractive and genuine specimen. Renouard p. 134 See. Diz..B.It. XIII, pp. 602-8. EDIT16 CNCE 2198; Renouard, Giunta, no. ninety two; BM STC, Italian, p. 35; not in Adams.
Rare edition of a classic in the vernacular dedicated to Roman history.

Half parchment binding from the 18th century, manuscript title on the spine. Cardboard plates, reupholstered title page with loss of text reproduced on vintage paper well-bound interiors wide margins some cut last papers with restored gore and small losses of text Pp. (2); 62nn; 562; + colophon with letterpress of the Guerra. Business suit.

Appiano Alessandrino of the Wars of the Romans so external, as civil, translated by Alessandro Braccio Secretary of Florence again with great diligence reprinted WITH VNA ORDINATA ET copiofiffima Tauola of the most notable things that are contained in the whole work
In Venice, I appreciate Domenico, and Giovambattista Guerra brothers. 1567
Appiano Alessandrino
Alessandro Braccio

Lot details
Number of Books
Author/ Illustrator
Appiano Alessandrino
Book Title
delle Guerre de' Romani
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition Thus
Original language
In Venezia, appreffo Domenico, e Giovambattista Guerra fratelli .
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Other - see description
Number of pages
172×129 mm
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