Place and Imprint: Lvgd. Batavorum: Ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1640.
Edition: One of two Elzevier editions published in 1640; as noted by Willems, one contains summaries at the head of each chapter; the other did not; this copy does not have the summaries and is described first in Willems.
Bibliographical References: Willems, Les Elzevier, 502; Brunet III, 621.
Condition: Edges rubbed; paper repair to the top margin of the title-page; very good copy.
Book ID: 28706
Physical Description12mo, later dark green calf signed R. Nelson, marbled paper endpapers, gilt rules, decorations and lettering, a.e.g. Engraved pictorial title-page.
Comments44 excerpts (or books) from the works of Roman historian Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (or Pompey Trogue), who flourished in the first century BC, compiled by Justin, a later Roman historian who flourished, it is estimated, a century or so later. This edition is notable as containing an early example of the scholarship of Isaak Vossius (1618-1689), who wrote the 37-page supplemental notes on Trogus. Vossius is a legendary Dutch bibliophile, antiquary and librarian, who amassed one of the greatest private collections of books and manuscripts in 17th-century Europe. A handsome mid-17th century Elzevier, printed under the direction of Abraham Elzevier, in an attractive binding.