1535 Alexander the Great Quintus Curtius Rufus Military Conquest Greece Rome

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“Nothing can be lasting when reason does not rule.”

Quintus Curtius Rufus, Histories of Alexander the Great

 

This famous and important work by Quintus Curtius was inspired by the celebrated Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great and was written, more than likely, during the reign of Caligula in Rome. The style of Quintus Curtius’s writing was a directly in line with Livy, whose work on the people of Rome greatly influenced the writing of “Histories of Alexander the Great.” Curtius describes the strange and mysterious things that Alexander the Great encounters on his military expedition and does so with great historical acumen. This book, along with Livy and Tacitus, should always be considered part of the canon of ancient world texts.

 

This incredible edition was printed with a wood-engraved title page, and a woodcut illustration on the verso of final leaf. Bound in strong, attractive vellum with red, black, and gold décor on spine. A tremendous copy of “The Histories of Alexander the Great!”

 

Item number: #456

Price: $ 950

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1535 Alexander the Great Quintus Curtius Rufus Military Conquest Greece Rome

 

“Nothing can be lasting when reason does not rule.”

Quintus Curtius Rufus, Histories of Alexander the Great

 

This famous and important work by Quintus Curtius was inspired by the celebrated Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great and was written, more than likely, during the reign of Caligula in Rome. The style of Quintus Curtius’s writing was a directly in line with Livy, whose work on the people of Rome greatly influenced the writing of “Histories of Alexander the Great.” Curtius describes the strange and mysterious things that Alexander the Great encounters on his military expedition and does so with great historical acumen. This book, along with Livy and Tacitus, should always be considered part of the canon of ancient world texts.

 

This incredible edition was printed with a wood-engraved title page, and a woodcut illustration on the verso of final leaf. Bound in strong, attractive vellum with red, black, and gold décor on spine. A tremendous copy of “The Histories of Alexander the Great!”

 

Item number: #456

Price: $ 950

 

RUFUS, Quintus Curtius

 

Qvinto Cvrtio Rvffo historico, nel qual si trattano i fatti, e le guerre de Alessandro Magno

 

In Venegia : Per Vettor. q. Piero Rauano, della Sorena & compagni, nel anno del Signore, 1535. Second edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all leaves: 196 leaves
    • Signatures: a-z⁸, [*]⁸, [*]⁴
  • References: EDIT 16; not in Adams; Paitoni I:276;
  • Binding: Vellum; tight and secure
  • Language: Italian
  • Size: ~6in X 4in (16cm x 10cm)

 

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Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Military & War

Authors

RUFUS, Quintus Curtius

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Italian

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete