Historiarum Ex Trogo Pompeio lib. XLIV.
Cum notis ISAACI VOSSII.
Ex officina Elzeviriana, Amstelodami 1664.
Original half leather binding with jewellery paper cover of that time.
350 pages + 18 sheet index. Slightly bumped, but overall well preserved for it’s age.
A collection of excerpts by the Roman historian Justinus from the "Historiae Philippicae" of Pompeius Trogus, a Roman historian of Augustan times, commented by the Dutch scholar Isaac Vossius.
History of the regions under the rule of Alexander the Great and his successors: Beginning with the rise of Macedonia, the establishment of the Alexander Empire and its decline, up to the rise of Rome.
Isaac Vossius was a Dutch scholar and collector of manuscripts. In 1644 he started working as a municipal librarian in Amsterdam and in 1646 succeeded his late brother Matthäus Vossius as official historiographer of Holland and Zeeland. In 1648 he later moved to the Swedish court under Queen Christina, where he continued his collecting activities as court librarian. He spent the last two decades of his life in England, where he studied citizenship in Oxford from 1670 and was appointed canon at the St George's Chapel of Windsor Castle by Charles II in 1673. With his editions of antique works - besides the present Iustinus, also Skylax and the The epistles of Ignatius or the Poems of Catullus - Vossius also made his rich collection of manuscripts available to other researchers. His library was regarded as one of the best private libraries of the time. The manuscripts contained therein were sold by his heirs, among others, to the University of Leiden, where the manuscripts form the Codices Vossiani. His manuscripts acquired for the Swedish court are now also part of the Bibliotheca Vaticana as Codices Reginenses. Vossius's commentary was first published in 1640 in Leiden near Elzevier.
- Number of Books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Isaac Vossius
- Book Title
- Iustini Historiarum Ex Trogo Pompeio lib. XLIV.
- Publication year oldest item
- Original language
- Elzeviriana Amsterdam
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 13×9 cm