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Quintus Curtius Rufus, " biographer of Alexander the Great. Of his personal history nothing is known, nor can his date be fixed with certainty. Modern authorities regard him a a rhetorician who flourished during the reign of Claudius (A.D. 414). His work originally consisted of ten books, of which the first two are entirely lost, and the remaining eight are incomplete. Although the work is uncritical, and shows the author's ignorance of geography, chronology and military matters, it is written in a pictuesque style."--The EncyclopÃ¦dia Britannica Eleventh Edition. (1910-1911) 7:653. We offer this 1668 edition with a nice double page map of Alexander's Expeditions. The engraved title is a nice copperplate depicting Alexander riding over a fallen warrior & globe with a flying cherub/angel holding a halo over Alexander's head and blowing a horn. There is a double page map (21.8 x 18.7cm) titled "Alexandri Magni Macedonis Expeitio." There are 2 small woocuts in the text on p29 and 1 on p. 35. Also there are woodcut head- & tail pieces. Bound full vellum, written at top of spine in hold neat hand "Curtius" and at bottom of spine "VI.53." Vellum soiled and spotted some but in good condition, one corner bumped, another is worn through the vellum. Page edges originally a dark blue cover, but fading away. Light foxing but heavier on some pages, light tea stain on pp 62-64. Old underlining in light redish & black inks pp 17-115 Collation: engraved title leaf, 1 unsigned leaf (poetry), A-Z8, Aa-Zz8, Aaa8, a-h8, i6. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) In ClariÃŸimi Scriptoris, (1) blank, 1-751pp; (1) Livius in Praefatione, 1-93 J. Freinshemii Supplementorum... Liber Primus [& Secundus], (46)pp index. OCLC locates 4 libraries in U.S. with this edition: Univ. Cal. Berkeley; Yale Univ.; Univ. Chicago; & Princeton Theol. Sem. It also locates 1 copy in Sweden, Italy and Israel.
Title: Historia Alexandri Magni. Cum Notis selectiss. variorum, Raderi, FreinshemiiLoccenii, Blancardi, Editio accuratissma. Accurante C. S. M.D. cum Privit. Sac. C. Mtis.
Publisher: Francofurti, Apud Wilh. Richard Stockium: 1668 (in Dutch style roman numerals) 1668
Size: 17th Century Books,,Bindings-Vellum,,Latin Langua
Weight: 2.00 Item
Item Number: 18019
Keywords: 17th Century Books, Bindings-Vellum, Latin Language, Maps,