Rare 1685 Vellum Bound First Edition of “Herodiani De Romanorum Imperatorum Vita Post Marcum” by Angelo Politiano (Poliziano)
Rare 1685 Vellum Bound First Edition of “Herodiani De Romanorum Imperatorum Vita Post Marcum” [The life of the emperors of the Romans, after Mark] by Angelo Politiano (Poliziano) | Latin | On watermarked laid paper and Fully Bound in Vellum
Very Rare 1685 Vellum Bound First Edition of “Herodiani De Romanorum Imperatorum Vita Post Marcum” [Theophylact: The life of the emperors of the Romans, after Mark] by Angelo Politiano (Poliziano) | Language: Latin | Published by the seminary and printing works Brigoncii Peter Anthony – Under permission – 1685 | On watermarked laid paper | Fully Bound in Vellum | Approx. Size: 6.5″ H x 4.5″ W.
Book Details: This antique volume is fully bound in original vellum. Binding includes five raised bands. Spine binding shows light wear, but still solid and intact | On watermarked laid paper | Stamped with an armorial collector’s stamp stating “Biblioteca Del Dr. Prof. Guido Marcoaldi MCMI” [Library of Dr. Professor Guido Marcoaldi 1901] | Title page has handwritten at bottom “Est Pauli Reodati Velli que amit Rome anno 1775 pretio juliorum . . .” [Italian – roughly given to or bought by Paul in Rome in 1775 . . .].
Author: Angelo Politiano (Poliziano) named Angelo Ambrogini (14 July 1454 – 24 September 1494), commonly known by his nickname Poliziano (Italian: [politˈtsjaːno]; anglicized as Politian; Latin: Politianus), was an Italian classical scholar and poet of the Florentine Renaissance. His scholarship was instrumental in the divergence of Renaissance (or Humanist) Latin from medieval norms and for developments in philology. His nickname, Poliziano, by which he is chiefly identified to the present day, was derived from the Latin name of his birthplace, Montepulciano (Mons Politianus). Poliziano’s works include translations of passages from Homer’s Iliad, an edition of the poetry of Catullus and commentaries on classical authors and literature. It was his classical scholarship that brought him the attention of the wealthy and powerful Medici family that ruled Florence. He served the Medici as a tutor to their children, and later as a close friend and political confidante. His later poetry, including La Giostra, glorified his patrons.
Full Title: Herodiani de romanorum imperatorum vita post Marcum Usque ad Gordianum Nepotem. Libri VIII. Angelo Politiano interprete. Quibus Chronologia, Genealogia, & Geographica Imperii Romani descriptio adjecta sunt, [fregio tipogr.], Patavii, M.DC.LXXXV, Ex Typographia Seminarii, Opera Petri Antonii Brigoncii, [linea tipogr.]. Superiorum permissu.
Description: Church / Theology
Author: Angelo Politiano (Poliziano)
Publisher: The seminary and printing works Brigoncii Peter Anthony – Under permission.
Binding: Full Vellum Hardcover
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