Aurelius Victor, Sextus: (Arntzenius, J., ed.:)

Historia Romana, cum notis integris [...]

Published: Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Janssonio Waesbergios. Trajecti Batav. [Utrecht]: apud Jacobum a Poolsum.

Date: 1733

4to., pp. [xlviii], 668, [cxxxiv] (including one full-page engraving) + additional engraved title-page. Title page in red and black with engraved vignette, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces, numerous illustrations in the text. Very occasional light foxing, some gatherings toned. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, title inked to spine, edges lightly sprinkled red and blue. Some smudgy marks to vellum but quite clean and bright overall, top edge darkened, a very good copy.

To the front paste-down, a bequeathal bookplate to the Taylor Institute overlaid with a ‘Sold by Authority’ ink stamp, together with two ms library codes.

Dibdin (4th edn.) I 343; Schweiger II 1136.

The text is a new recension by Arntzenius, based on the work of Schott. Dibdin includes this edition on his list of best quarto variora, and notes: 'It is certainly an elaborate performance [...] the edition is indispensable to the collector's library.'


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