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Du Choul, Guilielmo.
Veterum Romanorum religio, castrametatio, disciplina militaris ut & balneae. Ex antiquis numismatibus & lapidibus demonstrata. è Gallico in Latinum translata.
Amstelaedami, Janssonio-Waesbergiose [Amsteldam, Janssonius-van Waesberge], 1686. Octavo (220 x 165mm). Pp. (iv), 278, (24), (2), 121, (3). Numerous errors in pagination. With about 550 impressions of coins, beautifully engraved on copper and printed on the letterpress, and about 90 other such illustrations, mostly full-page, depicting military dress and accoutrement, army manoeuvre, drill, fortifications, etc., as well as other, civil subjects. Title-page printed in red and black, with illustrated device. Woodcut initials, shoulder notes; few leaves bit marginally soiled, repair for a tear without loss. Hardcover, bound in contemporary full calf, beautifully rebacked and with new leather on corners, spine with raised bands, gilt fleuron stamped in four compartments, gilt lettering in remainder, all edges sprinkled. Overall an excellent copy with fine, strong strikes of plates. - - First Latin edition. COPAC lists some copies with added engraved title-page, dated 1685, not present here. Du Choul´s Classical work on ancient Roman coinage, religion, and army. First published in French in 1555. Lipsius p. 82. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Numismatics coin coins mint money currency token piece penning Penningkunde numismatiek munt munten monnayer münzen prägen acunar battere medal médaille Medaillen Geldwesen Roman Empire
Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague [The Hague, Netherlands]

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