Title Quinti Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Libri
Book Condition Very Good Plus
Type Association Copy
Edition First Edition Thus
Size 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Publisher London, England Jacobi Tonson & Johannis Watts 1716
Seller ID 007357
This publicaton is entirely in Latin, not in English. Edited by Michael Maittaire. Later full morocco binding of a bay color tending towards burgundy, and with hubbed spine in six panels. Boards with gilt rules, small diaper-design borders in blind and with large diaper design in blind to the centers. Spine states, in fairly crisp gilt-stamped letters, "Auctores Classici Latini, Tom. XI, Curtius, Londini, M.DCC.XVI., Maittaire." Generally unbumped spine head and tail and with slightly bumped corners, The leather binding is exceptionally clean and free of scratches. The spine is lightly and evenly sunned. The text block is firmly bound in. 7.25 x 4.5 inches. With brown paper pastedowns and FEPs. T.E.G. and with fabulous gauffred edges in a diaper design. Frontispiece copper engraving of an idealized Alexander and his horse. With , frontispiece, title page in red and black, and other preliminary material on unnumbered pages, 272 numbered pages, index of 8 unnumbered pages and . Included are: a statement of royal license from Queen Anne, dated, 4 April 1713, to Michael Mattaire for the sole printing and publishing of the complete collection of all the Greek and Latin authors in twelves; a four-page Dedicatio dated December 1715; a Brevis Notitia; a Variantes Lectiones ex Veronensi Codice anno 1491. Main text consists of Liber Tertius through Liber Decimus, with head- and tail-pieces and with illustrated capitals. Very light intermittent foxing; astonishingly clean overall. Front pastedown with the stunning early 20th century bookplate of Julius Berzunza, the noted collector of books on Alexander the Great. Rear pastedown with the handsome heraldic early 19th century bookplate of William Markham, Esquire, Becca Lodge, Yorkshire. Else a very clean copy. A Very Good Plus copy. An altogether charming and handsome volume and a pleasure to hold in hand. "Michael Maittaire [1668-1747] was a French-born classical scholar and bibliographer in England, and a tutor to Lord Philip Stanhope." He was well-regarded for editing Curtius Rufus.