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Dionysii Halicarnassei Antiquitatum.

DIONYSIUS (of Halicarnassus).

DIONYSIUS (of Halicarnassus).

Dionysii Halicarnassei Antiquitatum, sive Originum Romanarum, Libri Decem, Sigismundo Gelenio Interprete. Adecimus Undecimum ex versione Lapi: ac Indicem rerum notatu dignarum locupletissimum.

Woodcut device on the title.

16mo. [121 x 77 x 44 mm]. 854, [66] pp. Bound in contemporary brown goatskin, the covers with a border of double gilt fillets between triple blind fillets, a panel of double gilt fillets between triple blind fillets with a fleuron at the outer corners, and at the centre two gilt geometrical ornaments. Rebacked in the style of the original with eight panels tooled with gilt and blind fillets, new endleaves, the edges gilt, gauffered and painted, with abbreviated title written in ink on lower edge. (Missing ties, the edges of the boards repaired).
Lugduni [i.e Lyon]: [excudebat Symphorianus Barbierus] apud Ioannem Frellonium, 1561.

An early ink signature has scorched two holes in the title, which also has two other small holes.

Occasional light browning and spotting but a good copy. The binding has been expertly repaired by Aquarius.

Dionysius of Halicarnassus, the Greek historian and teacher of rhetoric, flourished during the reign of Caesar Augustus. He went to Rome in 30 B.C. and spent 22 years studying Latin and preparing materials for Antiquitates Romanae. This major work embraced the history of Rome from the mythical period to the beginning of the First Punic War. It was divided into 20 books, of which the first nine are entire, the tenth and eleventh are nearly complete and the remaining books exist only in fragments.

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