Lot 197 of 302:
From John Randolph's vast library in Virginia  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$420
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Title:
Sex, Aurelii Victoris Historiae Romanae Breviarium bound with De Vita et Moribus Imperatorum Romanorum

Author:
Victor, Sextus Aurelius

Place:
Leyden

Publisher:
Daniel and others; Gaebeek

Date:
1669-1670

Description:

Two volumes in one. [xiv], 341, [7]; 132, [7] pp. Engraved title page, illustrations in the text. (8vo) 19.1x11.4 cm (7½x4½"). original vellum binding.

Bookplate of John Randolph of Roanoke on front pastedown, from his extensive library of classical books. Randolph was a major early 19th century Virginia statesman and legislator who opposed Andrew Jackson and advocated the States' rights. He was a classical scholar with a vast library second only in size in Virginia to Thomas Jefferson's. Also early pencil notation on the ffep.


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Condition:
Front cover stained and chewed at bottom; good to very good.


 
Item number:
308690
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