Appianou Alexandreōs Rōmaikōn Keltikē Libykē ē Karchēdonikē Illyrikē Syriakē Parthikē Mithridateios Emphyliōn 5. = Appiani Alexandrini Romanorum historiarum Celtica Libyca, vel Carthaginensi Illyrica Syriaca Parthica Mithridatica Ciuilis, quinque libris distincta. Ex bibliotheca Regia.
Appianus of Alexandria (95-c.165)
Place of origin
Blickling Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum)
393,  p. ; fol. Running number: 4860. Title page state 1: E of "Ex Bibliotheca regia" set to the left below the I in "Illyrica"; imprint date "M.D.L.I.". Provenance: manuscript inscription on second front fly-leaf: "Richard Durnford. 1827. (Editio princeps)" [i.e. Richard Durnford (1802-1895), Bishop of Chichester, and from 1826 to 1832 private tutor at Eton to Edward Harbord, son of Edward Harbord, 3rd Baron Suffield (1781-1835)]. Manuscript inscription on title page: "Joan: Denne" [possibly John Denne (1693-1767), Archdeacon of Rochester]. With manuscript marginal annotations in Greek and Latin and underscoring of text throughout. Manuscript nineteenth-century letter (some words not legible) inserted between p. 228-229: "My dear Sir, I sent you the Appian and ... you will ... a duplicate of that which you already possess. There are some very good emendations ... to the first part - the latter unhappily written in German character - but ... by a scholar. I quite forgot to say anything to Lady Suffield yesterday - perhaps you will have the kindness to ask her to allow the book a place in her library. an honour which it couldn't have anticipated ... my dear sir Very truly yours Rd Durnford", and addressed on the back to "The Revd. Mr Churchill" [i.e. from Richard Durnford (1802-1895) to the Revd. Joseph Churchill (fl. 1810-1832), who acted as a librarian for Lady Caroline Suffield (d. 1850), widow of the 2nd Lord Suffield, of Blickling Hall and Gunton Hall]. Binding: nineteenth-century half-bound calf, with marbled paper over boards; gold-tooled spine. Red sprinkled edges.
Makers and roles
Appianus of Alexandria (95-c.165), author Charles Estienne (1504-1564), editor Robert Estienne (1503-1559), editor Geoffroy Tory (1480-1533), engraver