Titi Livij deb Wolberedtesten und Hochberumptesten Geschichtschreibers Romische Historien
Strasburg - 1562 -
Josiam Rihel & Samuel Emmel
(18), 416-86, (1) c. ill.
Gothic print in German.
Splendid copy of the "History of Rome"
by Livy, printed in Strasbourg (1562) and translated by Z. Muntzer, according to Graesse and Schwriger; with over 250 illustrations in the text (some repeated), engraved by Conrad Faber Von Kreuznach, and divided into four parts.
This is the monumental history of Rome, AB URBE CONDITA, from its foundation (traditionally dated 753 BC), through the reign of Augustus.
Livy wrote most of his works during the reign of Augustus.
He is considered the most eloquent and famous historian of the Roman Histories.
GRAESSE IV, 232
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Already the title of the work gives an idea of the greatness of the historian's intentions.
Livy used the historiographical method, which alternates historical chronology with narration, often interrupting the story to announce the election of a new consul, this being the system used by the Romans to count years.
In the work, Livy also denounces the decadence of customs and exalts, on the contrary, the values that have made Rome eternal.
Excellent binding, strictly coeval, full sow leather with decorations and frames embossed on the boards. Small defect at the top corner of the front board.
Very robust spine with four raised bands. Paper labels, probably coeval, with title, author and likely archival location.
Title page printed in red and black with slight, marginal consumption, repeated on the
first 2/3 sheets.
Text divided into four parts.
Missing the (unnumbered) sheets of the index, originally placed between the prefatio and the beginning of the text (see photos).
Also missing 2 sheets of the fourth part of the work, only text ( a iij, d ij ).
All the woodcuts of the text (about 250) are still present.
Some water stains and browning in the text, without preventing the regular consultation of the book.
There are also some small marginal tears and small paper fragments missing, also marginal. No loss of text.
Charming old writings indicating previous owners (Ordine S. Francesco- Offenburg - 1686) on the front counter-board and old Swiss bookshop 1847 on the front endpaper.
MISSING the unnumbered sheets of the index and 2 sheets of the fourth part of the work - text only ( a iij - d ij ).
The rest of the work is complete.
Work in good overall condition.
- Number of Books
- History, Illustrated
- Author/ Illustrator
- Livius Titus
- Book Title
- Romische Historien
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- Rihel & Emmel
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 33×23 cm