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Bibliotheca historicae libri VI. [Translated into Latin by Johannes Franciscus Poggius and revised by Bartholomaeus Merula]. Venice, Johannes Tacuinus, September 20, 1496. In-folio (301 x 206 mm) of 78 ff. with title, LXXVI ff.ch., and 1 f.n.ch. of register. Collation: a-n6. Brown calfskin, cold-framed fillet, spine ribbed, author's name calligraphed in brown ink on the lower section (contemporary binding). Fourth edition incunabulum. Diodorus of Sicily wrote his Historical Library in the first century B.C.E., which at the beginning contained a history of mankind from the mythological beginning of the world to Julius Caesar. Originally composed of 40 books, the printed work contains only six, devoted to the Egyptians, Assyrians, Ethiopians, Greeks, and other peoples of the western Mediterranean. Diodorus drew from the ancient sources of a multitude of authors including Polybius, Posidonius, and Ephorus. Renewed guards; scratches, skillful restoration of the binding, without the laces. Provenance: signature on page a1r and some notes on the first 4 leaves of text. GW, 8377; BMC, V, 530; Goff, D-213.
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