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L'HISTOIRE de THUCYDIDE ATHENIEN, De la guerre qui fut Entre les Peloponnesiens et Atheniens
Paris, De l'imprimerie de Michel de Vascosan, M.D.LVIIII (1559).. translatee de grec en françois par feu Messire Claude de Seyssel. Divided into 8 books. Folio, approximately 335 x 220 mm, 13¼ x 9 inches, decorated headpiece to beginning of each book, pictorial initials, text in French. Leaves: [12], 1-244, numbered on rectos only, making a total of 512 pages, bound in full modern vellum, black lettering to spine, central design with initials of a previous owner 'William Stirling Maxwell' with his large bookplate on first pastedown, all edges red. Title page slightly dusty, some pale stains to lower margins of 4 pages at rear, nowhere near text, occasional pale age-browning to margins and occasional small brown spot, a few small dotted illustrations in margins at beginning of book, pinhead worm hole to outer margins from title page to leaf 138, nowhere near text, last page has pale age-browning, very old illegible ink name to last page (see attached image), otherwise a very good clean copy. William Sterling Maxwell was an expert on Spanish paintings and was the author of Annals of Artists of Spain. See: Harvard College Library, French 16th Century Books, Volume 2, page 641, No. 523; Adams, Catalogue of Books printed in Europe 1501-1600, Volume 2, page 276, No, 681; Brunet, Manuel du Librarire, Volume V, column 848. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]

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