1668 edition of Josephus: Histoire de la Guerre des Juifs Contre les Romains

1668 edition of Josephus: Histoire de la Guerre des Juifs Contre les Romains

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First modern edition of Josephus, translated from the original Greek, printed in 1668.

Royal Folio with fine engraved maps. Calf and gilt binding. We could find no copies in the American Auction records for the Grand Folio edition. The last copy listed was in 1990 (the small 8vo 1701 edition realized $475).

The Book: Flavius (Joseph); Histoire des Juifs et Histoire de la guerre des Juifs contre les Romains, response a Appion, Martyre des Machabe'es par Flavius Joseph et sa vie ecrite par luy-mesme avec ce que Philon a escrit de son Ambassade vers l'Empereur Caïus Caligula. Paris, chez Pierre Le Petit, 1668. 520 pages + index, Traduit du Grec par Arnauld D'Andilly. Belle édition, enrichie de deux cartes gravées, dont une dépliante, d'en-têtes et de lettrines gravées.

One volume in Grand Folio in a handsome binding of full leather and gilt and raised bands, light cropping to title with no loss, fine engraved maps, and overall a splendid and attractive copy. The French translation of Josephus made by M. Arnauld d'Andilly was the first modern version of the works made from the original Greek text. This "Nouvelle Edition" includes large fold-out maps. ; French; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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