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Title: Antiquitatum Romanarum corpus absolutissimum. Cum notis Doctissimis ac locupletiss. Thomae Dempsteri I.C. ...
Description: 14. Amstelodami (Amsterdam), Ex Typographia Blaviana, 1685, thick in-4, 24 x 18.5 cm, engraved title-page + (iv) + 934 + (30) pp, index, 7 engr. plates (by P. Philippe), some folding, cont. vellum, ties missing, raised back, gilt supralibros on front and back cover, speckled edges, small stamp neatly cut from title-page, small text loss at p. 32 due to a missing corner. Still a fine copy. The text is sometimes in 2 columns, printed in roman and italic with occasional Greek quotations The engrav. title bears the inscription; "Romanarum antiquitatum corpus absolutissimum cum notis doctissimis Thomae Dempsteri I.C. et oeneis figuris accuratissimis." Johann Roszfeld, 1551- 1626, a Lutheran preacher from Saxony. This first compilation of Roman "antiquities" (religion, law, literature, customs) was first published at Basel in 1583; Thomas Dempster, 1579? - 1625, a Scotsman, expanded it. Bound in at the end (with continous pagination) ; Pauli Manutii Antiquitatum Romanorum Libri Duo, de Legibus ed de And. Schotti. .


Price: EUR 525.00 = appr. US$ 570.59 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 29750