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    Gaius Velleius Paterculus. [Historia Romanae Libri II] Cum Animadversionibus I. Lipsi. [with:] Ad Vellum Paterculum Animaduersiones. Lyon: Brothers Gabiano for Officina Hugo A'Porta, 1592. Krown & Spellman retail: $450.


    8vo. 2 pts in 1 vol. 8,A-K8; a-h8. [16],136,17,[1]; [2 blank]; 111, [1]pp. Late 18th c. 1/2 sheep over paste-paper covered boards, title on label; old owner's stamps on t.p., inscription "Monasterii Seon Honoratus Abbas, 1640." on t.p., dampstains in inner margin upper corner. Printer's device on t.p. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.


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    Velleius Paterculus lived under Augustus and Tiberius and served as a calvary officer under Tiberius in Germany. "He was the author of a compendious history of Rome from the earliest times to his own days in two books, the first of which, in its extant form, is incomplete. The history shows partiality for the Caesars and enthusiasm, reaching adulation, in particular for Tiberius..."[OCCL]. Baudrier VII,225. Bib. Belgica III,1121. Schweiger II, 1126.            



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