DELLE GUERRE CIVILI DEI ROMANI, Tradotto da Messer Alexandro Braccese Fiorentino. Nuovamente Con Somma Diligentia Impresso
(Firenze: di Filippo Giunta, 1519).
VERY RARE FIRST PRINTING BY GIUNTA AND THE FIRST IN A MODERN LANGUAGE. Appian's Roman history comprises narratives of the various Roman conquests from the earliest times to the accession of Vespasian, in twenty-four books (of which nine books survive complete). Item #25179
Rare, the first printing of Appianus translated into Italian. With the printer's woodblock on the title-page. 8vo, antique Italian calf, the boards ruled in gilt, the spine gilt tooled with central floral devices in compartments between wide flat gilt tooled bands, gilt lettered. 287 ff, (1) pp. A finely preserved copy with light wear to the binding. A wonderful and very rare survival.
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