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LIVIUS [Bernhard Schöfelin und J.Wittig]
LIVIUS [Bernhard Schöfelin und J.Wittig]
LIVIUS. The History of the Roman Empire. Straßburg, J Grüninger 1507. From the first Grüninger edition of the German translation of Livius by Bernhard Schöferlin and J.Wittig. "Printed and completed in the great and free city of Straßburg with exceptional effort by Johannis Grüninger on the 23rd day of the month of March after Christ our Lord's birth one thousand five hundred and seven years." This edition was lavishly illustrated with woodcuts some of which were used in the 1505 Livius printing in the city of Mainz.In addition many new woodcuts were commissioned and added to this new and improved printing. Other woodcuts still were from the 1502 printing of Virgil by Grüninger. Leaf size approx 31.5 x 21 cm. The image depicts King Alexander of Greece, the father of Alexander The Great, invading Apuloa with his fleet.Typically, the protagonists wear the fashions and armour of the period of printing. There is marginal tear repaired and some light toning, with staining to the gutter margin.
condition: Very Good
binding: Disbound


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