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Eusebius, Bishopo of Caesarea.

Basel: Henricum Petri, [1559]. Collected edition of the works of Eusebius, best known for writing the first surviving history of the Christian Church as a chronologically-ordered account, complete from the time of Apostles to his own time. Eusebius was one of the most frequently reprin Title-page within an elaborate woodcut border, last leaf blank but for the printer's woodcut hammer and anvil device on the verso. Several small wormholes through the preliminary leaves, not affecting legibility. Author's name in old manuscript on spine, with a faded line of text in manuscipt below. One inch tear in front joint near head of spine, but binding is sound. With the 2720 ownership signature on the title of "M. Jacobi Potzelic Lindau" and with his numerous scholarly notes in the margins of many pages of the first volume, as well as on the front free endpaper. Old library rubberstamp in lower margin of title-page, twentieth century bookplate on front pastedown ("Stae. Mariae de Petra Gyrante"). A very good copy, clean and crisp. Contemporary oak boards with pigskin backstrip. Original brass catches on front cover near fore-edge; clasps not preserved. Two volumes in one, foli [32], 465 [i.e. 765], [3 (Item ID: 16389)


There are two issues of the present edition, one ending on folio 170 and the other, less common, ending on folio 223, as this one. The second issue, as here, adds the chronicles of Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassocdorus (6th century) and of Hiermanus Contractus (11th century). Both contain the historical additions by St. Jerome. The editors were George of Trebizond and Marcus Hopper. The 1559 edition is not recorded by Adams, which does include the 1549 (E1071), which appears to utilize the same sheets. It also appeared in two issues, one ending on folio 170 and the other on folio 223. Again, the enlarged edition is scarcer.

VD 16 E4262 records only the issue ending on folio 170.

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