TACITUS, Cornelius. The Annales of Cornelius Tacitus: The Description of Germanie. Trans Richard Grenewey and Sir H. Seville.
London, Arnold Hatfield for John Norton, 1612.
4to. pp., 271, ; , 12, 227, . Roman letter, some Italic and sporadic Greek. Two titles and colophon. First title page with early autograph: “Th. Mostyn of Gloddaeth”. Gloddaeth Library label glued to front pastedown. Autograph of John Hurleston with mention of the purchase price of the book on top of dedication letter. Large historiated woodcut initials and tailpiece. Some worm tracks and small holes affecting the upper inner margins throughout and occasionally also the text, without any great loss. Text generally clean and crisp. Some very light dumpstaining to blank margins and upper outer corners, mostly at the beginning and end. A small hole due to candle burnt on the third leaf. Bound in worn contemporary full calf gilt. Red morocco label with gilt lettering to spine. A.e.b.. A fine copy.
This book contains the historical writings of the Roman historian Tacitus translated from Latin into English. The first part of the Annales tells the history of Rome until the age of Augustus. The second part is devoted to “The End of Nero and Beginning of Galba. Foure Bookes of the Histories of Cornelius Tacitus. The Life of Agricola. The fourth edition.”