Hérodote - Histoire des neuf livres d'Hérodote d'Alicarnasse - 1580

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Hérodote - Histoire des neuf livres d'Hérodote d'Alicarnasse - 1580
History - Quantity: 1 - Limited edition - Book

Histoire des nevf livres de Hérodote d'Alicarnaffe, Prince et premier des Hiftoriographes grecs, intitulez du nom des Mufes.

Plus un recueil de Georges Gemifte diet Plethon, des chefes avenuës depuis la journée de Mantinee

Le tout traduit de Grec en François par Pierre Saliat
À Paris

In good overall condition. 

Edition from 1580.

Period binding. 

Damaged binding. 

Inside in used condition with old notes, texts very frequently underlined in red and some stained pages (see photos).

Text in old French. 

The division into 9 books corresponds to the nine muses and dates back to the 1st century AD. It features a history of the Persian Empire, medieval wars and digressions on Athens and Sparta. 
George Gemisthe was a Byzantine neoplatonic philosopher of the late 14th century; he wanted to inherit the Hellenic culture.

Table of the nine books:

Book 1 / Clio

Book 2 / Evterpe

Book 3 / Thalia

Book 4 / Melpomene

Book 5 / Terpsicore 

Book 6 / Erato 

Book 7 / Polymnia

Book 8 / Vrania

Book 9 / Calliope

The dimensions of the books is not shown but please see photos, the books are slightly smaller than a whole hand.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
History
Author/ Illustrator
Hérodote
Book Title
Histoire des neuf livres d'Hérodote d'Alicarnasse
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1580
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
French
Original language
No
Publisher
Chez Claude M card, au des Bruneau, à l'enfeigne de la Chaire
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Extras
Limited edition
Number of pages
573
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