APPIANUS Alexandrinus (fl. 2nd century). Punica, Parthica, Iberica, Syriaca, Mithridatica, Annibalica, Celticae & Illyricae fragmenta quaedam. De bellis civilibus libri V. Edited by Henri Estienne. Translated by Henri Estienne and others. [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1592.
2o (351 x 220 mm). Text in Greek and Latin. Printer's woodcut device on title (Schreiber 10). Ornamental initials and headpieces. Contemporary red morocco gilt, arms of Jacques-Auguste de Thou and his first wife Marie Barbançon (Olivier 216, fers 5 and 9) on covers, gilt monogram "IAM" repeated 7 times on spine, edges gilt; folding cloth case.
Provenance: Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) and his first wife Marie Barbançon: binding -- unidentified armorial bookplate -- W.R. Jeudwine: bookplate; sale, Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, 23 September 1984, lot 102 (to Quaritch).
Second, but first complete, edition of Appianus. The editio princeps had been printed by Charles Estienne in 1551. This second edition in Greek incorporates the Iberica and Hannibalica, which were not discovered until after the 1551 edition was published. 72 pages of commentary by Estienne were added at end. The editor claims in his preface that Appian owes his survival to the Estienne family, notably to Charles for issuing the first edition and then to himself for the discovery of the two additional works. Adams A-1352; Renouard Estienne 155:4; Schreiber 223.
APPIANUS. Illyrica, in Greek. Edited by David Hoeschel. Augsburg: Ad insigne pinus, 1599. 4o (235 x 175 mm). 10 leaves, untrimmed. Title and prologue in Roman type, text in Greek. Printer's woodcut device on title, woodcut tailpiece. Adams A-1341. Bound prior to the Index of the first work.
EDITIO PRINCEPS of the complete text found in a manuscript at the Augsburg City Library; Henri Estienne had only been able to provide the beginning of the Greek text from a fragment.
FINE ASSOCIATION COPIES, linking two great historians.