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- 1554 Josephus Antiquities of the Jews - Johann Froben- 15th-c. Latin Manuscript- $495- SOLD
1554 Josephus Antiquities of the Jews - Johann Froben- 15th-c. Latin Manuscript- $495- SOLD
1554 Josephus Antiquities of the Jews
Printed by Johann Froben, Basel
Folio: 13-1/2 x 9-1/2 x 3
Rare Basel printing of Josephus by Johann Froben...bright clean pages, very little foxing or soiling. (unobtrusive marg. dampstain at top, a few tiny wormholes in blank inner margin). Cont. blind-tooled calf over wood, edges beveled inside, leather has crakced (see pics), gilt spine on 4 raised bands, metal corner pcs, metal clasps and catches with engraving "iosephus" and "H.H. 1557"), back end paper made from a vellum leaf of a 15th-c. rubricated Latin manuscript in 2 cols
Very Nice copy. Uncommon Basel edition of the Latin trsl. by the Bohemian humanist Gelenius (1497-1544) of the works of the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus (37-100). On pp. 870-886 "De imperio rationis" in the trsl. of Erasmus (1517). Woodcut Froben mark on title and at the end.