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Appian of Alexandria's Roman History 1551 Editio Princeps  

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Romanarum Historiarum

Appian of Alexandria

Lutetiae [Paris]

Caroli Stephani [Charles Estienne]



393, [2] pp. (Folio) 33x22 cm (13x8¾") old full calf, spine gilt, all edges red. First Edition.

Editio Princeps of Appian's history of the wars of the ancient Roman Empire. This work is often cited as the supreme example of the use of the Royal Greek Types. Title page in Greek and Latin, text in Greek. Adams A1340; Renouard 102.4; Schreiber 126.

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Binding worn and with some staining, front joint split; small unobtrusive Jesuit institutional stamp on title page, ink marginalia in an early hand on a few leaves at the front, one small worn tunnel in outer margin from front to rear; larger tunneling at lower inside corner of final approximately 40 leaves, not affecting text; very good.

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