London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
APPIAN OF ALEXANDRIA (fl. second century AD). Romaika [graecé] ... Rom[anarum] historiarum ... item de bellis ciuilibis libri V, edited by Henri Estienne. [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1592. 2° (350 x 216mm). Title and text in Greek and Latin, woodcut device on title, with the final blank (occasional very light discolouration and spotting). 17th-century Dutch vellum, red leather gilt label on spine, large blind-stamped arabesque on sides (piece of vellum missing from head of spine, upper hinge slightly split). Provenance: unidentified armorial bookplate with motto 'Avancez' - L.A. Burd (armorial bookplate).
Second, but first complete, edition in Greek of Appian's history of Rome's wars, external and civil, from the first Punic War until the death of Pompey. Adams A1352; Hoffmann I, p.214; Schreiber 223.
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