1512 ROME Justin Trogus Macedonia Augustus Caesar Venice Incunable Woodcuts RARE

JUSTIN, Marcus Junianus

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Justin was a 2nd-century Roman historian, whose work was largely taken from that of Pompeius Trogus. Justin covered the history of Macedonia, focusing on the time of Augustus Caesar in Rome and the rise of the Macedonian Empire. This incredibly rare, post-incunable edition was published in 1512 in Venice. The marginal notes and the large, decorative initials stand out making this work incredibly desirable. It is worth noting that there are no institutional holdings of this book anywhere in North America – an exceedingly rare work!

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1512 ROME Justin Trogus Macedonia Augustus Caesar Venice Incunable Woodcuts RARE

 

Justin was a 2nd-century Roman historian, whose work was largely taken from that of Pompeius Trogus. Justin covered the history of Macedonia, focusing on the time of Augustus Caesar in Rome and the rise of the Macedonian Empire. This incredibly rare, post-incunable edition was published in 1512 in Venice. The marginal notes and the large, decorative initials stand out making this work incredibly desirable. It is worth noting that there are no institutional holdings of this book anywhere in North America – an exceedingly rare work!

 

Item number: #26044

Price: $1,950

 

JUSTIN, Marcus Junianus

 

Iustini ex Trogo Pompeio Historiae, cum multis memorabilibus in margine : addito insuper indice, quo facilius no tatu clariora repiri posint, nuper eme[n]datae

 

Venezia: per Giovanni Tacuino, 1512.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 69 leaves
    • Signatures: A-L⁶ M3
      • wanting final blank (M4)
    • Colophon: Impressum Venetiis per Ioannem Tachuinum de Tridíno, [Venice], MCCCCCXII die uígesimotertio Septembris [23 Sept. 1512].
  • References: USTC 836746
  • Provenance: Sticker – Leonis S. Olschki
    • Leo Samuele Olschki (1861–1940) was an Italian publisher of Prussian Jewish origin. For his work, he obtained such recognition as the appointment as Commander and Knight of the Grand Cross of the Crown of Italy, but was forced into exile several times due to Italian racial laws.
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; tight and secure
  • Size: ~12.75in X 8.5in (32cm x 21.5cm)
  • Exceedingly rare, valuable, and desirable

 

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26044

Category

Classical Greco-Roman

Authors

JUSTIN, Marcus Junianus

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent