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HERODOTI / HERODOTUS
1510 Herodoti Historie First French Edition of the Earliest Latin Ver. 7K Retail
France: 1510. HERODOTUS / HERODOTE Check out the website below that has it for sale $11,500, it was purchased in San Diego for $7,000 I new leather hardcover was professionally added (SEE PAPERWORK) Last 4 pages have some worm holes (SEE LAST PHOTO) I'm NOT a book expert, so please use the photos for condition and grade Herodoti Halicarnassei Thurii Historie parentis memoratissimi Nove Muse a Laurentio Valla tralate cu Prenotamentis & additionibus non antea Impressis : nec non indice & productissimo & facilimo. Paris, Joanne Parvo, n.d. [1510]. The rare first French edition of the earliest Latin version of Herodotus' History. The present edition is illustrated with a superb full-page woodcut. Graesse, Trésor de livres rares et précieux, p. 256. That's the first French edition of Herodotus' translation into Latin by the Italian humanist Lorenzo Valla. The present Latin translation is the only one to be published during the Renaissance. The work contains the 9 parts that make up Herodotus' survey. Ff. 208 to 213 contain the Latin translation of a text by Isocrates: « Isocratis Oratio De Laudibus Helenae e Graeco In Latinum Traducta Joanne Petro Lucense Interprete ». Lorenzo Valla (1406-1457) is a famous Italian scholar who translated Herodotus about 1450. The superb illustration of the present work consists of Jean Petit's printer mark on the title-page, Guy Marchant's mark on the back of the final leaf, and a full-page woodcut on the back of the title-page. This woodcut depicts an episode stated by Herodotus: the abduction of the young women of Argos by the Phenicians. « Her … [Click Below for Full Description]
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