[Byzantium] - Choniate, Nicetas. - LXXXVI... - Lot 26 - Crait + Müller

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[Byzantium] - Choniate, Nicetas. - LXXXVI... - Lot 26 - Crait + Müller
[Byzantium] - Choniate, Nicetas. - LXXXVI annorum historia, videlicet ab anno restitutae salutis circiter MCXVII, in quo Zonaras definit, usque ad annum MCCIII, libris XIX. Basel, Johann Oporinus, 1557. In-folio, marbled havana calf with the arms of the Collège d'Harcourt in Paris [OHR 581/1], ribbed spine stamped with the college's CH monogram - Corners pierced, headband detached, broad leather spotting on boards, first white endpaper partly dislodged, title page creased - 4 ff. n. ch. (title, preface), 317 pp., 23 ff. n. ch. (annotations, index, printer's mark), two-column Greek and Latin text. Bound at the end: Gregoras, Nicephore. - Nicephori Gregoræ, Romanæ, hoc est Byzantinæ historiæ libri XI : quibus res à Græcis imperatorib. per annos CXLV, à Theodoro Lascari priore, usque ad Andronici Palæologi posterioris obitum gestæ, describuntur, Nicetæ Acominati Choniatæ παραλισπόμενα supplentur : ... Hieronymi Wolfii labore, Græcè Latinéque editi, cum indice copioso. His adjunximus Laonici Chalcocondylæ Turcicam historiam, Conrado Clausero Tigurino interprete. Basel, Johann Oporinus, 1562. In-folio. [8] ff. n. ch. (title, preface, Epilogus byzantinae, Wolfii carmen, and 4 large full-length figures representing Theodoros, Michail, Andronikos and Georgios), 271 pp., (Greek and Latin text on two columns), [24] ff. n. o.c. (genealogical tree of the rulers of Byzantium) [1] f. n. o.c., [65] ff. numbered in columns from 275 to 534 (Latin text on two columns), [20] ff. n. o.c. (index and typographical mark). Three of the most important chronicles of Byzantine history are here brought together in one volume: Nicetas Choniate's from 1117 to 1203, Nicephorus Gregoras' from the accession of Theodore Lascaris in 1205 to the death of Andronic III Palaeologus in 1341, and Laonicus Chalcondyle's from 1298 to 1462, describing the decline of the Byzantine Empire and the rise of the Ottoman Empire. Provenance: Château de Marcellus
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