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Polybius (of antiquity)
THE HISTORIES OF POLYBIUS IN GREEK AND LATIN Basel: Johann Herwagen, 1549
Basileae [Basel], Switzerland: Herwagen, Johann, 1497-1559?, 1549. Good to very good condition. [POLYBIUS (c. 208 - c. 125 BC)]. Polybii Megalopolitani Historiarum libri priores quinque, Nicolao Perotto Episcopo Sipontino interprete - item, Epitome sequentium librorum usque ad Decimumseptimum Vuolfgango Musculo interprete. Basileae [Basel], per Ioannem Hervagium [Johann Herwagen], Anno M.D.XLIX. [1549]. Hardcover. First edition. Two parts in one volume. Leather-bound. Folio (in 6s) (340 x 210mm), pp. [8], 282; [10], 323, [11]. Collation: α⁴ a-z⁶ 2a⁴ β⁴ A-2C⁶ 2D¹⁰ (-2D10) [$4 signed (-α1, y4, β1, +2D5, 2D6)]. Pages α1b, 2a4a, b, and β1b are blank. Date of imprint from colophon. First part Greek, second part Latin. Rear index. Separate pagination and title-pages. First title with woodcut printer's device. Roman letter. Historiated woodcut initials. Shoulder notes. Wide margins. Re-backed retaining the contemporary blind ruled boards. Gilt titles and bands. Red page edges. Condition: GOOD to VERY GOOD. Textually complete but lacking one leaf (2D5) of index at rear. Binding very secure. Covers scuffed. Corners repaired. Text-block remarkably clean with title-page showing a few brown spots. Couple of minor marginal repairs. Endpapers renewed. Scarce. [USTC 684677]. Note: Editio princeps of the fragments from books VI-XVII of Polybius' Histories, with Latin translation by Wolfgang Musculus, and second edition of books I-V, reproducing the Latin translation given by Niccolò Perotti in the early 1450s. This edition was committed to the Basler printer Johannes Herwagen (Hervagius) b … [Click Below for Full Description]
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