C. Crispi Sallustii de coniuratione catilinae historia. Eiusdem de bello iugurthino [etc.]: ... C. Crispi Sallustii de coniuratione catilinae historia. Eiusdem de bello iugurthino [etc.]: ...

C. Crispi Sallustii de coniuratione catilinae historia. Eiusdem de bello iugurthino [etc.]

SALLUSTIUS, Caius Crispus

Published by Rob. Stephani, Paris, 1544
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First and only Estienne edition. 8vo. pp. 208, [32]. Title page with Estienne device [Renouard Typographiques #294]. Latin text printed in italic. The title page shows some mild spotting; a faint monogram is also written in an old hand on either side of the printer’s device. Interior pages are clean and crisp. Bound in early 19th century straight grained red morocco with spots of rubbing to the extremities. The outer joints are professionally strengthened. The upper corner tip to the front cover is neatly patched. All edges are gilt. The inside front cover contains the heraldic book plate and the monogrammed ticket of English book collector Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831) [See De Ricci, "English Collectors " plate VIII, also pp. 159-160]. An additional heraldic plate from another owner is located on the marbled fly-leaf. Contents include the extant historical works of the Roman statesman and author Caius Crispus Sallustius (86-35 b.c.e) [1.] "De conjuratione Catilinae" (On the Catiline Conspiracy) describes events surrounding Lucius Sergius Catilina’s attempts between 65 and 62 b.c.e. to forcefully take over the Roman government [2.] "De bello Jugurthino"(On the Jugurthine War) narrates the war of succession in Numidia (111-104 b.c.e.) where Roman forces sought to intervene in the power struggle between King Jugurtha and his brother Adherbal. [3] Fragments of other historical writings. This edition of Sallustius was printed by Robert Estienne, the French printer-scholar best known for fine typography and quality editions of the classics. [Renouard, Estienne, p. 60; Adams S-155; Schweiger III, p. 873; Graesse VI, p. 238]. Bookseller Inventory # 000238

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Title: C. Crispi Sallustii de coniuratione ...

Publisher: Rob. Stephani, Paris

Publication Date: 1544

Binding: Hardcover

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