Ρωμαικων, Κελτικη... Romanarum historiarum Celtica, Libyca... quinque libros distincta. Paris: typis regiis, Charles Estienne, 1551
folio (330 x 214mm.), woodcut device on title-page, woodcut initials and headpieces, seventeenth-century English calf, English printer's waste in binding, first few leaves slightly stained at edges
EDITIO PRINCEPS, edited by Robert and Charles Estienne from a manuscript in the royal library and printed in Garamond's elegant grecs du roi. The two books missing from this edition were subsequently printed by Henri Estienne in 1557.
Mortimer, Harvard French 29; Schreiber 126; USTC 150747
W.R.H. Jeudwine, bookplate, sale, Bloomsbury, 18 September 1984
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