Notitia Utraque Cum Orientis Tum Occidentis Ultra Arcadii Honoriique Caesarum Tempora Illustraeuetustatis Monumentu, Imo Thesauraus Prorsum Incomparabilis...
Gelenius, Sigismundis (editor)

Basilae: Froben, 1552. F (108) leaves; illustrated throughout with woodcuts by Konrad Schnitt, many large and full-page and with historiated initials. Edited by Sigismund Gelen, with preface to Andreas Vesalius. "…An official listing of offices in the Roman empire, including numerous illustrations of insignia and uniforms, illustrations of ancient scrolls and codices in which these records were contained, buildings with architectural details, schematic maps, allegorical portraits of provinces, and geographic information… coins and medallions…The prefatory "Illyrici ... descriptio, " which includes city views of 16th-century Istanbul and Rome, is by Beatus Rhenanus…The anonymous "De rebus bellicis" has illustrations of military machinery and weapons …The "Disputatio" at the end between Hadrian and Epictetus includes a full-page portrait of the two figures debating…(OCLC) A few contemporary annotations in ink at margins, not identified or translated; annotation on title page blurred due to dampstain. The volume approx. 21.8 cm x 31.5 cm overall (8 1/2" x 12 1/2") size; bound in full bright green tinted vellum; spine with 6 raised bands, gilt crossed-arrow pierced heart with flame surmounting decorations in the compartments and small gilt floral devices; marbled endpapers; edges lightly marbled. Edge, tips wear and rubbing, spotting to the binding; cracking along spine edges; vellum splaying with climate change. Old damp-discoloration throughout and occasional darkening to leaves with varying paper quality; a couple of the woodcuts with pale, faded reddish marks (as if for an early attempt at hand-coloring); a small old sticker on endpaper with number 120; another couple of pencil marks on endpapers; back (blank) endpapers with small ¼" worming track. In good condition. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 25729)


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