Dionis Romanarum historiarum libri XXIII, à XXXVI ad LVIII usque
Text in Greek.
Greek title romanized.
Edited by Robert Estienne.
Includes some rubrication.
Signatures: *⁴ a-i⁶ lz⁶ l-z⁶ 2a-2i⁶ 2lz⁶ 2l-2s⁶ 2t⁴.
Originally bound in full 18th century brown calf, 36 cm.
Errata printed on p. 498.
Renouard, A. A. Estienne (2nd ed.), p. 73
Brunet, II, 712
Label copy from the 1950s: Legend about glass. "About this time one of the largest porticos in Rome began to lean to one side, and was set upright in a remarkable way by an architect whose name no one knows, because Tiberius, jealous of his wonderful achievement, would not permit it to be entered in the records ... At the time Tiberius both admired and envied him; for the former reason he honored him with a present of money, and for the latter he expelled him from the city. Later the exile approached him to crave pardon, and while doing so purposefully let fall a crystal goblet; and though it was bruised in some way or shattered, yet by passing his hands over it he promptly exhibited it whole once more. For this he hoped to obtain pardon, but instead the emperor put him to death." Woodcut borders and initials are combined with "royal Greek" type.
Flooded, frozen, thawed, washed, deacidified, dried, microfilmed. Rebound by Harcourt 5/77.
Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009.
Crystal goblet that was broken and mysteriously mended by the touch of an unidentified architect in an attempt to obtain pardon from Tiberius: Book 57, chapt. 21, 7 (p. 423, line 6 ff.).