GELENIUS, Sigismund (1497-1554, editor). Notitia utraque cum orientis tum occidentis ultra Arcadii honoriique caesarum tempora illustre vetustatis monumentum. Basel: Hieronymus Froben and Nicolaus Episcopius, 1552. 2° (314 x 205mm). 106 woodcut illustrations, including 85 full-page, wood- and metalcut initials, printer's device on title and final verso. (Minor marginal wormtrack, faint mottling on title.) 19th-century blindtooled calf, gilt spine, red speckled edges (some light rubbing). Provenance: Silvain S. Brunschwig (monogram booklabel).
FIRST COMPLETE AND ILLUSTRATED EDITION of the Notitia Dignitatum, a list of high officials of the Roman Empire compiled in about 400 A.D. Also printed are a tract by Andrea Alciati on Roman military and civil organization, a topographical description of Rome by Publius Victor, and a collection of enigmas in the form of a dialogue, the Altercatio Adriani Augusti et Epicteti philosophi. Adams N-354 (variant collation as often).