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Bod-Inc: J-225

Josephus, Flavius

De bello judaico [French] De la bataille judaique.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Seysselo?, Claudius de: [Translator's dedication to] Charles VIII, King of France. Incipit: ‘[O]u nom de dieu tout pussant a la louenge de sa tresglorieuse mere . . .’

a2v ‘Table'.

a8v Josephus, Flavius: De la bataille judaique. Translated by Claudius de Seysselo(?) ‘Prologue'.’ Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam bellum quod cum populo romano gessere Iudei omnium maximum etcetera. [P]ource dit Iosephus que la guerre et bataille que porterent les iuifs . . . Comme Anthiocus surnomme Epiphanes subiuga Hierusalem, et commence ou latin Cum gentes iudeorum inter se dissiderent etcetera. [O]u temps que en la terre de Syrie le roy Ptholomeus sixziesme auoit guerre auecques Anthiocus vne grande et merueilleuse sedicion sourdit entre les iuifs . . . fina miserablement ses iours . . .’


Imprint: Paris: Antoine Vérard, [after 7 Dec. 1492]. Folio.


Collation: a–e8 f6 g–z A–I8 K6 L4.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ij00489000

Hain: HC 9459 = H 9458;

Goff: Goff J‑489;


Proctor: Pr 8423;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. l, no. 250; CIBN J‑314; Hillard 1164; Macfarlane 21; Sheppard 6250. Microfiche: Unit 2: Classics in Translation.

LCN: 14485433


Copy number: J-225(1)

Wanting the blank leaf L4. Leaf a1 backed.

Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century calf, with marbled pastedowns, red-edged leaves, a nd red silk book-mark.

Size: 365 × 270 × 57 mm.

Size of leaf: 357 × 263 mm.

Initials are supplied in red.

Provenance: Edward Sheppard (1734-1813)(?); armorial book-plate: see Howe, Book Plates, 26687. Thomas Rodd (1796-1849). Richard Heber (1773-1833); note on the front endleaf: ‘Oct. 1819. Rodd Jr. 2. 12. 6'; stamp: ‘Bibliotheca Heberiana'; see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 3303. Purchased for £2. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 15.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 2.29.

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