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Dionysius of Halicarnassus
Les Antiquitez Romaines de Denys d'Halicarnasse
Paris: Gregoire Dupois, 1722. Leather. Very Good. 10" by 8" . None. A very scarce copy of P. Gabriel Francois le Jay's French translation of Dionysius of Halicarnassus's major work 'Rhōmaïke Archaiologia'. Dionysius of Halicarnassus was a notable Greek historian and teacher of rhetoric whose history of Rome 'Rhōmaïke Archaiologia' (Roman Antiquities) is widely considered as one of the most valuable source from early Roman history. This work explored the history of Rome from the mythical period to the beginning of the First Punic War, and was written in an attempt to reconcile the Greeks to the rule of Rome, dilating upon the good qualities of their conquerors and arguing that the Romans were genuine descendants of the older Greeks. Complete in two volumes With a tipped in library bookplate of 'Westminster City Libraries' to the front pastedown. This work is in French. Rebacked in a crushed leather binding with original boards preserved. Externally rubbed to extremities, joints, raised bands, and head and tail of spines. Slight handling marks to boards. Reinforced to spines. Institutional bookplate tipped to front pastedown to each volume. Ink stamp to front pastedown. Library plate to front free-endpaper volume II, evidence of library bookplate tipped to volume I, now removed. Institutional ink stamp to title page. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned to edges but very bright and clean throughout, with the odd spot. Professional repair to lower fore edge of title page and page 1/2, volume II. Very Good
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]
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