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Pagination is as follows: , 1132 col. (i. E 2042) ; Signatures: ) (-4, A-Z8, Aa-ZZ8, Aaa-Sss8. There are numerous errors in numbering of columns; 1999-2004 duplicated, 2005-2042 numbered 1105-1132, as called for in bibliographic references, but the book is complete except for front blank. Full period leather octavo measuring 9 1/4" by 6/1/2". The spine is divided by five raised bands into six compartments. It is in fair to good antiquarian condition; pages and boards show some wear; the leather on the lower right of the front board has been repaired with old leather; hinges starting but holding well, some chipping at edges of spine, pages show wear, age staining, fading, a few pages with minor worming, rear blank stuck to another rear blank, a few old pen stains, a few corner folds, title page with wear, paper supple; title page and rear blank with ownership inscriptions; "ex Libris Andrew (? ) Mac-donall 1678." Front end paper has old monastery library label. With engraved title page; engraved initial letters for headers, ie A, B, C etc. As well as beautiful large engraved letters and designs of gods on a chariot led by deer; on both the preface page and the A letter page; there is also an engraving and a "Laus Deo" (Praise God) at the end. Charles Estienne's great work referencing all nations, people, places, classical Greek and Roman gods and sites, rivers and mountains then known. It became the standard work in Europe until the end of the 17th century, and is known at the first French encyclopedia, and Stephanus is known and esteemed as the forerunner of Diderot and his later work; 8vo 8" - 9" tall
Title: Dictionarium historicum geographicum poeticum . Gentium, hominum, deorum gentilium, locorum, civitatum, aequorum, fluviorum, finuun, portuum, promontoriorum, ac montium, antiqua recentiraque [ ] fabulas intelligendae, etc.
Publisher: Geneva, Jacob Crispin: 1633
Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 9884