Lot 30

Josephus (Flavius) & Lautenbach (Conrad, transl.)

Historien und Bücher…, 2 vol. in one, [bound with] Egesippi, des hochberühmten fürtrefflichen christlichen Geschichtschreibers, titles in black and red, historiated woodcut title border and several illustrations and ornaments in text, printed side notes, Gothic letter, small hole to first title, browning throughout, dust soiling and very light, and mainly marginal, waterstaining, minor tearing, last few leaves chipped or torn with small worm trail, contemporary blind tooled German pigskin over wooden boards, upper cover with a panel stamp of Justice and lower with a panel stamp of Chastity, outer roll-tooled borders featuring virtues, foliage, acorns and small heads, the upper cover lettered E D H and dated 1665, spine with raised bands in compartments, a.e.g., lacking clasps, rubbed and lightly wormholed, corners damaged with some loss, Theodosius Rihel, Strasbourg, 1609 & [1597?].

*** The prefaces date to 1574 and 1575. The second work is a translation of a Latin Christological version of Josephus’ ‘De bello Judaico’, dating from ca. 367-374 A.D. It is of uncertain authorship but cited as the work of Egesippus. It was transmitted among the works of and sometimes attributed to Ambrose, Bishop of Milan.

Estimate: £300-£400