1514 Leaf with Woodcut - Livy's History of Rome: Spurius Cassius Hurled From Tarpeian Rock
Fine medieval leaf with large woodcut & gothic type from Livius Titus (59 B.C.-17 A.D.) Romische Historie, translated from Latin into German and printed in Mainz by Johannes Schoeffer in 1514.
This edition was the most copiously illustrated book in early Mainz printing. First edition of these woodcuts reflected in their excellence and deep impression. Later hand color.
Spurius Cassius Viscellinus or Vecellinus was one of the most distinguished men of the early Roman Republic. He was three times consul, and celebrated two triumphs. He was the first magister equitum, and the author of the first agrarian law. Eventually executed, Dionysius states that he was hurled from the Tarpeian Rock.
Condition: As shown, on paper in good condition with minor age toning and spotting to outer margins. Clean tear to lower margin and period annotations to text on recto. 28.6 x 20.1 cm.
"First edition" also means first printing unless otherwise stated.
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