"Judaisme Judaica] Josephe (flavius) - History Of The Jews / Judaic Antiquities 2/2. 1681 Folio"
JOSEPHE (Flavius). History of the Jews written under the title Judaic Antiquities [following:] History of the War of the Jews against the Romans and Life of Flavius Josephus written by himself. In Amsterdam, at Veuve Schippers and Henry Wetstein, 1681. 2 parts linked in a strong vol. in pt folio format (329 x 204 mm) of 1 engraved title-frontispiece n.fol., 11 ff. n.fol., 758 pp. and 11 ff. n.fol. Binding from the time of full Havana marbled calfskin, Jansenist flats, spine with ribs decorated with cold greasy fillets, double cold framing boxes, cold serrated box, large floral decoration, gilt title, speckled edges. Complete set of its two parts; here bound in a loud volume. Which opens with a superb engraved title-frontispiece. The iconography is completed by 228 broad as well as delicate figures engraved on copper in the text. "Sought after edition because of the engravings with which it is adorned". (in Brunet). The work of Josephus constitutes one of the main sources for the events and conflicts of his time between Rome and Jerusalem. 1st century Judean hostoriographer of Jewish origin and Greek language, considered one of the most important of Greco-Roman Antiquity; the work is one of the main sources on the history of the 1st century Judaea and on the events and conflicts of its time between Rome and Jerusalem. The work of Josephus constitutes one of the main sources for the events and conflicts of his time between Rome and Jerusalem. The War of the Jews is a seven-book narrative relating the First Judeo-Roman War, the last uprising in Judea in 66, the capture of Jerusalem by Titus in 70, and the siege of Masada. The work of this pious Jew has been passed on to us by Christians, who have often regarded it as a kind of 'fifth Gospel.' Brunet III, Manual of the bookseller and the amateur of books, 572 - Cohen I, Manual of the amateur of books with engravings of the XVIIIth, 520 (for an edition of 1700). Veiled angles. Slight friction affecting the dishes. Jaws - remaining solid - however showing the seams. Gold oxidized back. Which - in addition to friction mainly concentrated on the nerves - has a lack of the last box. First counterguard sheet (white) absent. Very slightly frayed frontispiece. Small angular lack affecting a leaf. Some rednesses, small spots and marginal rings in the body of work. Besides, good condition.