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Historiae Romanae scriptores Graeci minores 3 fasti Graeci ac Latini, Eutropius, cum Graeca Paeanii metaphrasi ...

by Sylburg, Friedrich, editor

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Francofurdi -- [Frankfurt]: Apud Andrae Wecheli heredes. Very Good-. 1590. First Edition. Hardcover. 4 p.l., 1052 & 69 pp pages; Folio in contemporary full vellum, raised bands on the spine, central lozenge in blind on both covers. Minor wear and soiling, some local splitting at the tops and bottoms of the hinges, some tears and lifting to the paste down endpapers, and there is a fracture (without loss) to the inside of the upper corner of the front board. Internally, there is some modest wrinkling of the first three leaves. At some point, an oval section has been cut out of the title page, affecting most of the imprint; there is also an old repair, with binder's tape to a tear (without loss) at the fore-edge margin of the title leaf. Apart from the problems to the title, a large, clean and impressive copy internally, in a binding which is still handsome and entirely appropriate to the 1590's. Collation: )(4 A-H4 I2, a-z, Aa-Zz, Aaa-Hhh6, Iii-Zzz Aaaa-Bbbb4, Cccc-Dddd6 Eeee-Nnnn4. The penultimate leaf is blank apart from the impressive Wechel woodcut printer's device on the verso. The final leaf: Nnnn4 is entirely blank. The notation "Libri tres" on the title page refers to the related set of "Historiae Romanae scriptores Latini minores" -- published in 1588. [That work has a separate listing in Adams -- [S-786]. Both works were edited by the industrius Sylburg, but the present collection of the minor Greek writers on Roman history is more in line with Sylburg's main concentration on editing Greek books. After studies in many cities, winding up in Paris as a student to the great Henri Estienne (who published a smaller and less rigorous selection of writers in Greek on Roman Emperors and history). Sylburg returned to Germany, and then interrupted his academic career and moved to Frankfurt to act as corrector and editor of Greek texts for the important Wechel publishing enterprise. For the Wechels in Frankfurt, Sylburg produced editions of Pausanias, Herodotus, Dionysius Halicarnassensis, Aristotle, and the Peri syntaxeos of Apollonius Dyscolus -- along with the present collection of the Greek and Latin sources for the history of the Roman emperors. The year following this volume, Sylburg moved to Heidelberg, where he became librarian to the elector palatine. After the death of Andreas Wechel, their series of classical texts was continued by Jerome Commelin in Heidelberg) -- for whom Sylburg edited Clement of Alexandria, Justin Martyr, the Etymologicum magnum, the Scriptores de re rustica, the Greek gnomic poets, Xenophon, Nonnus, et cetera. Scarce. See OCLC Number: 1067741637 --[two locations: Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn, Germany; and Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek Köln, Germany]. Large heavy volume additional shipping required. .


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Historiae Romanae scriptores Graeci minores 3 fasti Graeci ac Latini, Eutropius, cum Graeca Paeanii metaphrasi ...
Sylburg, Friedrich, editor
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Apud Andrae Wecheli heredes
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Francofurdi -- [Frankfurt]
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Andreas Wechel printer, Greek texts, Roman history
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