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Thucydides (ca. 455-ca. 400 B.C.)
Christoph Besold's Copy: Thoukudidou tou olorou peri tou Peloponnesiakou polemou biblia okto (Graece). THVCYDIDIS De Bello Peloponesiaco Libri VIII. Iidem Latinè, ex interpretatione Laurentii Vallæ, ab Henrico Stephano recognita. Secunda Editio.
Geneva: Excudebat Henricus Stephanus, 1588. Geneva:: Excudebat Henricus Stephanus, , 1588. SECOND ESTIENNE EDITION, corrected by Estienne and with numerous additions. Printed in two sizes of the 'grecs du roi' types of Claude Garamond. There are numerous historiated initials and decorative head- and tail-pieces. The Estienne "Noli altum sapere" device appears on the title page.. Folio: 32.2 x 21 cm.. Collation: ¶6, ¶¶4, a-z6, aa-zz6, aaa-nnn6, ooo4.A fine, tall copy in contemporary blind-ruled vellum, edges of the text block sprinkled red and blue. The text is in very nice condition, lightly toned, with minor blemishes: a few small ink stains, sm. burn hole in margin of one leaf, g3-5 v. light dampstain at corner, light damp to lower outer margin of final few signatures, title and verso of final leaf lightly soiled. Provenance: 1. Ownership inscription, dated 1595, of the German jurist, political philosopher, and seven-time rector of the University of Tübingen, Christoph Besold (1577-1638). Besold was a close friend of Johannes Kepler, whom he met while studying at Tübingen (at which time he purchased this book.). Besold championed Kepler's theories while at Tübingen and, in 1626, he participated in the trial of Kepler's mother, who was accused of witchcraft (and ultimately acquitted.) As a political philosopher Besold proposed a form of mixed constitution, in which the 'rights of majesty' are divided between the prince and the assembly of estates. For his evolving views, see his "De consilio politico axiomata"(1622), "De statu reipublicae mixtu"(revised ed. 1625), and "Pri … [Click Below for Full Description]
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