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Appiani Alexandrini Romanarum Historiarum, De bellis Punicis liber. De bellis Syriacis liber. De bellis Parthicis liber. De bellis Mithridaticis libe
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In-folio (301x195mm), pp. (16), 506, (2) bianche, (44) di indice su tre colonne ed errata. Legatura settecentesca p. pergamena rigida. Impresa tipografica del Froben con due mani fuoriuscenti da nubi che impugnano un bastone sormontato da un uccello attorno a cui si avvolgono due serpenti. Altra impresa tipografica al verso dell'ultima carta. Bei capilettera xilografici istoriati su fondo nero. Aloni sparsi di leggera entità. Glosse antiche ad alcune carte. Ottimo esemplare entro custodia moderna. Prima edizione del Froben delle opere storiche di Appiano di Alessandria nella traduzione latina del celebre umanista cèco Sigmund Gelen (Sigismundus Gelenius, Praga, 1494-Basilea, 1554). Gelenius at one time studied Greek under Marcus Musurus and visited Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and France before returning to Prague, where he lectured privately on Greek authors and entered into correspondence with Melanchthon. Probably in 1524 he moved to Basel, where he lived in Erasmus' household. He spent the remainder of his life working for the as a scholar, editor, corrector, and translator from the Greek, even declining a position as professor of Greek at Nuremberg for which he was recommended by Melanchthon in 1525 and 1526. in his day there cannot have been many major productions of the Froben press which did not benefit from his selfless scholarly devotio. There is also evidence that he collaborated on a number of editions by Erasmus. [also] Erasmus held Gelenius in high regard as is attested to by himself and others (Contemporaries of Erasmus, II, pp. 84-85). VD 16, A-3164. IA, 106.567. Adams, A-1347. BM-STC German Books, 38. Hoffmann, I, 225. Latino
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