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Balbinus, Bohuslaus [Balbin, Bohuslav]
Epitome Historica Rerum Bohemicarum; Qvam Ob Venerationem Christianae Antiqvitatis, Et Primae In Bohemia Collegialis Ecclesiae Honorem, Boleslaviensem Historiam Placuit Appellare. In ea, Pleraque in Historijs nostris incerta, controversa, obscura; multa item ab alijs praeterita, summa fide, diligentia, claritate, & brevitate Qvinqve Libri explicantur, & statuuntur; [.]
Pragae: Typis Universitatis Carolo-Ferdinandeae, in Collegio Societatis Jesu, ad Sanctum Clementem, per Joannem Nicolaum Hampel Factorem 1676. The 1st edition of a major historical work (history of Bohemia since the first historical Bohemian prince) by Bohuslaus Balbinus, a famous Jesuit historian and writer. There are only five books in this copy; books 6 and 7, usually bound together with books 1-5, are missing. Nevertheless, four beautiful supplements are present: two engravings by Karel Skreta and Mathias Küssel, one engraving by Christian Vetter and Wolfgang Kilian (a well-known rose-shaped map of Bohemia) and a fold-out genealogical table. The book also contains six headpieces, seven initial letters and four tailpieces. Leather binding with raised bands; hardback, [16]+631+[1]+[12]+[8] pp., 4° (21 x 31,5 cm); cover worn, with small cracks; corners bumped; edges slightly tanned; endpapers slightly tanned; bookplate and small number written with pen on front endpaper; 2nd engraving slightly chipped, with ink stain (see photo); map of Bohemia with several small ink stains; most pages tanned, several pages with small traces of moisture, ink or dust; condition: very good Book Language/s: la [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska [Praha, Czech Republic]
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