Quintus Curtius Rufus – De rebus Alexandri Magni, cum commentario perpetuo & indice absolutissimo Samuelis Pitisci
VERY RARE BOOK
Ultrajecti, Franciscum Halma, 1685. Leather. Size .13x6x21cm. 847+94pag.+ Syllabus+index+addenda.
Good condition. FIRST EDITION
Engraved title page, and 4 big engravings and another 6 small engravings. The spine it is a little damaged, but binding is very strong.
This book about Alexander the Great contains a chronological synopsis, Alexander’s genealogy, and interesting illustrations of ancient monuments. Alexander (356-323 B.C.) devoted himself early to invading the Persian Empire and other parts of Asia which had been a part of his inheritance, liberated the Greek cities there, occupied Phoenicia, Palestine and Egypt, and in his greatest military achievement, captured the city of Tyre, from which time Persia ceased to be a military power. This edition contains a chronological synopsis, Alexander’s genealogy, and interesting illustrations of ancient monuments.