JUSTINUS, Marcus Junianus (3rd century). Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias. [Milan:] Antonius Zarotus, 13 June 1474.
Royal 4° (275 x 191mm). Collation: [1-1110 128 136] (1/1 blank, 1/2r text, books I-XIX, 8/1r books XX-XLIII, 13/5r colophon, 15/5v-6 blank). 122 (of 124, without first and final blank) leaves. 32 lines. Type: 2:111R. 4- to 5-line initial spaces, most filled in (17th-century?) brown ink, first page ruled in red. Pinhole at upper and outer corners visible in quires 1-6. (A few wormholes at beginning, some marginal staining in first and final quires, occasional light soiling.) 18th-century diced russia, sides with gilt double border, Wodhull arms at centre of front cover, gilt spine, marbled endpapers, author and title lettered along fore-edges (spine repaired, corners worn). Provenance: Carolus Platonus (17th-century inscription) -- Michael Wodhull (1740-1816, binding, notes on flyleaf dated 22 August 1791 recording acquisition at Hayes's sale, price of £4.4 for book and 14 shillings for binding) -- Henry William Poor (bookplate) -- Walter Thomas Wallace (bookplate) -- [Gordon S. Allen (sale Christie's, 9 December 1981, lot 60)].
Fourth edition of Justinus' epitome of the Historia Philippica by Pompeius Trogus. The original work was written in the 1st century A.D., and survives only in Justinus' 3rd-century epitome. HC 9649; BMC VI, 711 (IB. 25932); CIBN J-338; IGI 554; Goff J-616.