. HC (= Add) 9659; IGI 5562; Pr 4319; BMC V, 233 (IB 20308); Goff J-625. First Edition in Italian. Trogus's Historiae philippicae, a universal history in 44 books, was preserved only in its table of contents and in Justinus's Epitome. Provenance: Contemporary ink foliation to first 42 leaves; Jacopo Perzel (?), seventeenth- or eighteenth-century signature on A2r; Clifford Rattey, bookplate; C. S. Ascherson, bookplate. " /> JUSTINUS, MARCUS JUNIANUS. [Epitome in Trogi Pompeii historias, <I>Italian</I>]. Justino vulgarizato. Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen [not before 12] September 1477. Chancery folio, 292 x 199mm. (11 1/2 x 7 7/8 in.). 124 leaves with signatures, the first blank. Type: 8*:109R2. 36 lines. Spaces for initials with guide letters. First text-page (A2r) with three-quarter floral and leafy border with single decorative shield at top and bottom (<I>top shield slightly chipped</I>) illuminated in gold and colors, five-line opening initial H in gold on a blue ground and three-line initial N in gold on a red ground, two-line blue and red Lombard initials supplied elsewhere. <I>Brown morocco, covers with double gilt border of interlacing stems terminating at corners in three small inlaid green morocco gilt leaves, spine in six gilt-panelled compartments, two gilt-lettered, turn-ins with double gilt fillet, fore-edges lettered in contemporary ink ("Iustino"), bound by Douglas Cockerell, his monogram dated 1901 gilt-stamped on lower turn-in; joints and extremities rubbed, inner hinges broken, a few marginal mostly filled wormholes to first and last ten leaves, six leaves with discreet marginal repairs, first text leaf slightly creased, slight marginal foxing, occasional faint dampstaining to fore-margins, slight showthrough of illuminated border and a few initials</I>. HC (= Add) 9659; IGI 5562; Pr 4319; BMC V, 233 (IB 20308); Goff J-625. First Edition in Italian. Trogus's <I>Historiae philippicae</I>, a universal history in 44 books, was preserved only in its table of contents and in Justinus's <I>Epitome</I>. <I>Provenance</I>: Contemporary ink foliation to first 42 leaves; Jacopo Perzel (?), seventeenth- or eighteenth-century signature on A2r; Clifford Rattey, bookplate; C. S. Ascherson, bookplate. | Christie's