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JULIAN, EMPEROR OF ROME. PETAU, DENIS, EDITED BY.

£200.00

Publisher

Sumptibus Sebastiani Cramoisy, vi? Iacob?? sub Ciconiis.

Place

Parisiis

Date

1630

Synopsis

Ea ver? partim antehac edita, partim nunc prim?m ? manuscriptis eruta, et ad horum fidem accuratissim? castigata, gr?c?, latin?que prodeunt, cum notis. [divisional half title for;] pars secvnda. interpretis carolo cantoclaro, supplicum libellorum in curia magistro: et petro morentino nauarra.

Item Description

4vo. 7 x 9.25 inches. In prima parte, [24] + 538 + [2] pp.; In secunda parte, 419 + [1] pp. + [20] pp. indexes + [4] pp. Fragmenta et Errata. Separate half title, pagination and register for Pars Secunda. Title page in red and black and in Greek and Latin. Main text in double parallel columns of Greek and Latin to end of Epistol?, then in single column Latin to end. Bound in original calf; spine in compartments with raised bands decorated gilt, with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. A little age wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good clean crisp copy. Armourial bookplate of Thos. Brand Esq. Early signature in text. Decorated by bookseller's device on title page, head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. The collected works of the Emperor Julian (331-363), the philosopher emperor, who replaced Christianity by a form of state paganism, Neoplatonic Hellenism, and promulgated an edict of freedom of religion in 362. It includes the eight dialogues, epistles and other works and fragments, with a text in both Greek and Latin. The notes are by the French Jesuit scholar, Denis Petau (Dionysius Petavius) (1683-1652), with contributions by others. Sebastien Cramoisy (1583-1669) was a leading French bookseller and printer, known as 'The King of the Rue Saint-Jacques.' He enjoyed royal favour, including the printing of royal acts, the control of the deposit of publications in the King's Library (1656) and was first director of the royal printing press at the Louvre (1640). His device with his initials and coat of arms is on the title page. This copy appears to have been owned by Thomas Brand of Hertfordshire, 20th Baron Dacre (1774-1851), Whig politician, who served as an MP (1807-19), when he succeeded to the title and entered the House of Lords. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING.

[Stock No. 26478]

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