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FLORUS, Lucius Annaeus
[Epitome rerum Romanarum. 1692]
L. Annaei Flori Epitome rervm Romanarvm cum notis integris Cl. Salmasii, & selectis variorum. Accedunt Jo. Georgii Graevii annotationes longe auctiores & correctiores; nec non nvmismata et antiqva monvmenta, quibus illustratur hic scriptor. Cum variantibus lectionibus & indice. In fine additus est L. Ampelius ex bibliotheca Cl. Salmasii.
Amstelaedami apud Henricum Wetstenium, 1692.
[24], 672, [4], 561--588, [108], 46, [2] p., [30] engr. pl., [1] fold. letterpress leaf : add. engr. t.-pl. ; 20.5 cm. (8º)

With an additional engraved allegorical title-page reading 'L. Annaei Flori Res Romanae Cum Notis Joan. Georg. Graevii, Et Variorum' signed 'R. de Hooghe jnv: et fec:', and engraved title-vignette with motto 'Nec Caret Arte' on the letterpress title-page. There are additionally thirty leaves of plates each bearing the impression of between one and five coppers with letterpress captions, and a folded leaf of letterpress printed in red and black. Pages 561--672, [4] are inserted between signatures Mm8 and Nn8, with signatures *Nn--*Tt8 *Vv2 and contain 'Joannis Georgii Grævii Animadversiones'; the catchword of p. 560 (first sequence, sig. Mm8) has been altered in MS. from Ex' to Joan. The final leaf of the inserted sequence (Vv2) is the divisional half-title to 'Excerptiones Chronologicae, Ad L. A. Florum', which follows on pp. 561--588 (second sequence). 'Lucius Ampelius Ex Bibliotheca Cl. Salmasii' (46 pp. at end) has a divisional half-title and separate pagination but continuous register. Page 569 (first series) misnumbered 269. The Epitome of Florus is a panegyrical outline of Roman history, particularly the wars leading to the advent of Augustus and the Pax Romana, drawing especially on Livy but also other historians.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 4s., 24 November 1808. (Spiers Box). With Boone's price and codes in pencil on second front free-endpaper, and another pencil cypher 5z0(?) on the rear free-endpaper. Inscribed in ink on front pastedown E Libris / C Brinsden / 1736/7 and in the same hand Pretium / Σ, with other bookseller's or library marks in ink. A further inscription in ink [? E]sqr is obscured by Soane's bookplate, as is the engraved bookplate of [Edward] Russell's Circulating Library, Mill's-court, Bath.

Binding Late C17th or early C18th calf, blind double-ruled borders with blind-tooled corner fleurons, gilt-tooled spine compartments, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 864


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