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    Cornelius Nepos. Vitae Excellentium Imperatorum. Tomus Primus. Paris: Antoine Auguste Renouard, 1796. Krown & Spellman retail: $200. 12mo. 2 vols. in 1. 212; [4], 223, [1]; 28pp. Full calf in prize binding. Ornately decorated in gilt, with inscription on front cover and recipient on back, both in gilt. AEG. Dentelles. With original tree-calf slipcase, gilt rule. A presentation inscription on front blank. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Nepos (c100-c25 B.C.) spent much of his life in Rome and devoted himself to literary works.  We possess 24 of the lives of famous heroes. "They are biographical sketches designed to bring out the characters of their heroes rather than the historical events of their lives...the Most interesting of the surviving works is the biography of Atticus, drawn from personal knowledge, and giving a clear account of the man, his political attitude, and literary interests."OCCL. Schweiger, 304.

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    January, 2015
    29th Thursday
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