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de quatuor summis imperiis by Ioanne Sleidani 1631


de quatuor summis imperiis, Libri tres, Postrema editione hac accurate recogniti.

(The Four Greatest Empires, in three books combined, the definitive accurate edition - we believe to be a history of Greece, Rome, Persia and Babylon).

by Ioanne Sleidani 1631 (Johanne Slediano, Johannes Sledianus, sleidanus ioannes, Ioanne Sleidani, Ioanne Sleidano). Sleidanus (1506-1556) was a historian from Luxembourg.

Published Batavorum (Netherlands), 1631, Elzeviriana.

Hardback with original vellum covers and hand inked author name to spine. With 2 later gilt and black labels. 

309pp + 24pp index. Very good overall. Binding is sound. Text is very good - clean for age with occasional faded watermarks/stains. Vellum repair to lower right corner of front cover. Old private library label to inside cover. Age discoloration to covers and text as would be expected for a book of this age, but really a rather nice copy. Text in Latin.

Approximate dimensions: 11.6cm high x 6.7cm wide x 2.7cm deep.