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Tacito - Iosiae Merceri ad novam Taciti editionem aliquot notae - 1590

Tacito - Iosiae Merceri ad novam Taciti editionem aliquot notae - 1590

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Tacito - Iosiae Merceri ad novam Taciti editionem aliquot notae - 1590
History - Quantity: 1 - tipped in plates - Book

FIRST SIXTEENTH-CENTURY EDITION OF THIS COMMENTARY ON THE COMPLETE WORK OF TACITUS
Important illustrated edition of the work of Tacitus edited by Giusto Lipsio (1546-1606), famous Belgian polygrapher. Besides the edition of the text, we find an impressive commentary full of philological significance and in some ways a real political work.
In the appendix we find the work of Iosias Mercier, Calvinist of great influence in the French cultural panorama of the time and brilliant interpreter of Latin and Greek classics, as well as exegete of Jewish texts and author of legal texts (including one dedicated to usury).
Rare. See Kvk; not in Brunet. (S126)

CONTENTS
Collection - Illustrated by Numerous Tables - of the Complete Works of Publius Cornelius Tacitus, with commentary by Giusto Lipsio and an introduction by Josias Mercier, who, as a convinced Protestant, fought in the armies of Henry IV and was Conseiller d'État. He became famous not only for his political-religious militancy, but also for his numerous philological works that led to prestigious and accurate editions. The contributions offered in these acts highlight, on the whole, how the Mercier family has played a central role from a cultural, religious and historical point of view in a period of great tension and profound renewal throughout Europe.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus, sometimes referred to as Gaius Cornelius Tacitus (in Latin: Publius/Gaius Cornelius Tacitus, ca. 55-58 AD - 117-120 AD), was a Roman historian, orator and senator and is considered the greatest exponent of the historiographic genre in Latin literature.
He was the author of many works: Agricola (De vita Iulii Agricolae), biography on the life of his father-in-law Gnaeus Julius Agricola and in particular on his military exploits in Britain, Germany (De origine et situ Germanorum), ethnographic monograph on the origin, the customs, the institutions, the religious practices and the territory of the Germanic peoples between the Rhine and the Danube; the Histories (Historiae), the first major historiographic work that deals with the history of Rome from the year of the four emperors (69 AD) to the assassination of Domitian (96 AD); the Annals (Ab excessu Divi Augusti libri), the second great historiographic work that deals with the history of Rome from the death of Octavius Augustus (14 AD) to the death of Nero (68 AD).

CONDITION REPORT - COMPLETE
Beautiful eighteenth-century binding in blond calfskin leather, decorated ribbed spine, title label in black Moroccan leather, double frame of golden fillets that adorn the covers with blind ends between the two frames, double golden thread on the edges, inside the golden roulette, all golden edges; signs of wear to the headpieces and hinges; first tag of the spine uncovered. Pages 24 ff. - 568 - 46 pages (complete). In excellent condition A well preserved copy.

FULL TITLES & AUTHORS
“Iosiae Merceri ad novam Taciti editionem aliquot notae
Parisiis, apud Ambrosium Drovart, 1590.
Iosias Merceri”
Giusto Lipsio (in Latin: Justus Lipsius; Overijse, 18 October 1547 – Leuven, 23 March 1606) was a Flemish philosopher, humanist and philologist, appreciated and known as a philosopher of law.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
History
Author/ Illustrator
Tacito
Book Title
Iosiae Merceri ad novam Taciti editionem aliquot notae
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1590
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Latin
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Parisiis, apud Ambrosium Drovart
Binding/ Material
Leather
Extras
tipped in plates
Number of pages
638
Dimensions
183×132 mm
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