DELLE GUERRE CIVILI DE ROMANI TRADOTTO DA MESSER ALEXADRO BRACCESE FIORENTINO NUOVAMENTE CON SOMMA DILIGENTIA IMPRESSO. Appiano Alexandrino, Appian Of Alexandria.
DELLE GUERRE CIVILI DE ROMANI TRADOTTO DA MESSER ALEXADRO BRACCESE FIORENTINO NUOVAMENTE CON SOMMA DILIGENTIA IMPRESSO
DELLE GUERRE CIVILI DE ROMANI TRADOTTO DA MESSER ALEXADRO BRACCESE FIORENTINO NUOVAMENTE CON SOMMA DILIGENTIA IMPRESSO
DELLE GUERRE CIVILI DE ROMANI TRADOTTO DA MESSER ALEXADRO BRACCESE FIORENTINO NUOVAMENTE CON SOMMA DILIGENTIA IMPRESSO
DELLE GUERRE CIVILI DE ROMANI TRADOTTO DA MESSER ALEXADRO BRACCESE FIORENTINO NUOVAMENTE CON SOMMA DILIGENTIA IMPRESSO
DELLE GUERRE CIVILI DE ROMANI TRADOTTO DA MESSER ALEXADRO BRACCESE FIORENTINO NUOVAMENTE CON SOMMA DILIGENTIA IMPRESSO
DELLE GUERRE CIVILI DE ROMANI TRADOTTO DA MESSER ALEXADRO BRACCESE FIORENTINO NUOVAMENTE CON SOMMA DILIGENTIA IMPRESSO

DELLE GUERRE CIVILI DE ROMANI TRADOTTO DA MESSER ALEXADRO BRACCESE FIORENTINO NUOVAMENTE CON SOMMA DILIGENTIA IMPRESSO

Florence, Italy: Heredi di Philipp di Giunta, [1519] 1526. Second Edition. Leather-bound (Vellum). Thick 8vo. 16.50 cm. x 10 cm. Bound in full vellum, with contrasting spine label lettered in gilt ("Appiana Ed De Giunti"). Seven gilt chain bars to spine, with large initials "F.M." to last compartment. Tiny worm-holes to both front and rear joints, front pastedown, and last few leaves and rear pastedown. Light staining with tideline to first 14 leaves. Translation: OF THE ROMAN CIVIL WARS, TRANSLATED BY ALEXANDRO BRACCESE OF FLORENCE, AGAIN WITH GREAT DILIGENCE, by Alexandro Braccese of Florence. Half-title with the printer's device of "... the famous Florentine House of Giunta. The device consists of a fleur-de-lis (Florentine Lily), supported by two putti (chubby male figures often seen in classical sculpture) beneath whom carved into the plinth, is to be found the printer's motto Nil Candidius, or None More Brilliant. Numerous pages show manuscript marginalia, quite possibly in a contemporary hand. Probably the second edition of the 1519 edition (see Renouard 92) 287 leaves OCLC 13405915. Very Good. Item #80190

Appianus Alexandrinus; c. 95 – c. AD 165) was a Greek historian with Roman citizenship who flourished during the reigns of Emperors of Rome Trajan, Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius. He was born c. 95 in Alexandria. The Giunta device features the Florentine lily, or fleur-de-lis, supported by two putti. A larger version of their device also appears more traditionally on the final leaf of both volumes and contains their motto “nil candidius” (“none more brilliant”). Appianus Alexandrinus born in Alexandria, Egypt in A.D. 95, who died in A.D. 165) was a Greek historian with Roman citizenship, whose principal creative work was his Historia Romana (Roman History) a series of 24 books consisting of episodic monographs which provide invaluable histories and daily lives of different cultures and inhabitants up to their incorporation into the Roman Empire. The sections covering the Roman Civil Wars consists of five of those books (13 through 17), and are in this volume numbered 1 through 5 (Primo, Secondo,Terzo, Quarto & Quinto).

Appian's books describing Roman History are the only extant comprehensive description of these momentous decades of Roman history, and the first edition of this (1519) is the first to be translated into a modern language (Italian).

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