Title: Numa Pompilius, second roi de Rome, 1794. Tome II
Author: Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian
Publisher: Paris, Chez Lepetit
A late 18th century edition of Florian’s biographical work on Numa Pompilius, the legendary second king of Rome, who succeeded Romulus, the legendary founder of the nation. He was of Sabine origin, and many of Rome's most important religious and political institutions are attributed to him, such as the Roman Calendar, Vestal Virgins, the cult of Mars, the cult of Jupiter, the cult of Romulus, and the office of Pontifex Maximus. This is the second volume of two.
One quarter vellum volume in 24mo, 214 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with wear and rubbing to the board edges. There is heavy repair noted on the final page, though it luckily does not completely obscure text, save for one word partially. There is foxing and staining throughout.