Title: Ammiani Marcellini Rerum Gestarum Qui De Xxxi Supersunt, Libri Xviii. Ope Mss. Codicum Emendati Ab Frederico Lindenbrogio & Henrico Hadrianoque Valesiis, 1693
Author: Ammianus Marcellinus
Publisher: Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Petrum vander Aa
Condition: Very Good
A late 17th century edition of Marcellinus’ Rerum Gestarum, more well known as the Res Gestae, chronicled in Latin the history of Rome from the accession of the Emperor Nerva in 96 AD to the death of Valens at the Battle of Adrianople in 378 AD, although only the sections covering the period 353 AD to 378 AD survive. Marcellinus provides accounts and military campaigns on the declining frontline of the late Roman Empire, from Scotland to England across Europe, across continents to Mesopotamia and Northern Africa.
There are 16 of 18 plates of illustration: 6 plates of Roman coins, 7 medallion portraits of later Roman emperors, a portrait of Procopius, and a folding plate of all four sides of the 'Obeliscus Ramessaeus', also known as the Luxor Obelisks.
This volume has been bound as a school prize binding, bearing the gilt coat of arms of Brielle.
Two folding plates are lacking. The engraved frontispiece is also lacking.
One vellum bound volume in folio, (48)+ 514+(14) pages
This volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the binding, damage to the top of the spine with a tape repair, and some chipping to the spine. There is very little foxing throughout.