Josephu Flavius - Antiquitatum libri viginti; De bello Judaico - 1486

Josephu Flavius - Antiquitatum libri viginti; De bello Judaico - 1486
History, Incunabula & early printing - Quantity: 1

(1486 - Venice) JOSEPHU FLAVIUS _ (Work: Antiquitatum libri viginti; De bello Judaico; De Anti. Jud. contra Appionem). In fine (c. 277b) Venezia, per loannem (Rubeus) Vercellensem, 1486, 23 Octobris;

Numerous illuminated drop caps applied and illustrated with black and sepia ink.
Folio: excellent coeval parchment binding, with square (skilfully done restoration at the top). 278 unnumbered sheets. The inner margins of the first 2 sheets are very well restored: the few missing words of text are skilfully reconstructed, such as at the top outer corner of the first sheet (aii) on front and back; the first and last blank sheets are modern.

A beautiful, crisp copy with wide intact margins: old handwritten notes here and there. Goff; J-486. HC; 9454; IGI 5386. BMC; V; 415.
Translation by RUFINUS AQUILEIENSIS. V. cover illustration.

Full title:
De Antiquitatibus Iudaicis Libri XX. Quibus in Fine Loco Appendicis Vita Josephi per Ipsum Conscripta, est Adiecta: De Bello Iudaico Libri VII. ex Collatione Graecorum Codicum Accurate Castigati: Contra Apionem Libri II. Pro Corruptissimis Antea, Iam ex Graeco Itidem non Solum Emendati, Sed Etiam Suppleti, ac Integritati Pristinae Restituti: De Imperio Rationis, Siue de Macchabaeis Liber Unus, Denuo Recognitus; Antehac a Graecae Linguae Peritissimo, ac Historiarum Studiosissimo Viro in Latinum Sermonem Translata e ad Exemplum Graeci Codicis Accurate Distincta. Nunc Vero Summa Cum Diligentia Chronologia ad Caput Uniuscuiusque Solij, cum ex Veterum tum Recentiorum Scriptorum Commentariis, cumq; Scholiis Necessariis, per Doctum Quendam Virum in Communem Rei Literariae Vtilitatem Recens Concinnata
Flavius Josephus - 1486

'Antiquities of the Jews' is an important and extensive history of the Jewish people. It follows the historical books of the Hebrew Bible, from the history of the Jewish people to the Jewish War or the First Jewish-Roman War from 66 to 73 AD.
A valuable source for historians who wish to understand Judaism of the first century AD and the early Christian period. It also offers a source for historians about the history and antiquity of ancient Palestine, second only to the Bible.

This work contains valuable information about the religious movements of Judaism in the 1st century, such as the Essenes, the Pharisees and the Zealots.
Titus Flavius Iosephus born Yosef ben Matityahu, Jerusalem, 37-38 – Rome, 100), was a Roman writer, historian, politician and military of Jewish origin. He wrote almost all of his works in Greek.

Lot details
Number of Books
History, Incunabula & early printing
Author/ Illustrator
Josephu Flavius
Book Title
Antiquitatum libri viginti; De bello Judaico
Publication year oldest item
Original language
loannem (Rubeus) Vercellensem, 1486
Binding/ Material
Number of pages
322×243 mm
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