Titre : The Works of Flavius Josephus: Translated ...
Éditeur : Richard Sare c. 1702, London
Date d'édition : 1702
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Edition : First edition., Contemporary calf tooled boards, expertly rebacked with spine in seven compartments of raised gilt bands, gilt text on two and seven. , For his translation of Josephus?s works, L?Estrange earned £600, a large sum at the time. He was a well-known royalist, characterized by Dr. Johnson as ?the first writer on record who regularly enlisted himself under the banners of a party for pay, and fought for it through right and wrong? (DNB). He published several political pamphlets, and later wrote and published a widely-read (and often-abused) periodical called the ?Observator? However, ?L?Estrange is seen to best literary advantage in his translations.?, Size : Folio., With three copper plates including the engraved frontispiece, as well as four folding maps., References : DNB XI:997-1007., P. (4), blank, frontis, title, blank, preface (2), 1-18, 1-130, 149-554, 585-596, 745-980, (1), 981, (1), 982, (1), 983-987, (1), 988, (1), 989, (1), 990, (1), 991-1106, index 1107-1130, (4). Title corners professionally reinforced. Signature ex-libris in period hand on second and third-to-last leaves. A fine copy with seven plates and maps. Text and plates are clean and crisp.Several mispaginations, some serious, but with no apparent loss: 89 marked as ?90?,119 marked as ?117?,125 marked as ?123?,128 marked as ?118?,131-148 page #s missing but no apparent loss,248-249 marked as ?348-349?,256 marked as ?265?,288 marked as ?290?,378 marked as ?368?,389-390 marked as ?397-398?,395-396 marked as ?403-404?,549-550 marked as ?579-580?,555-584 page #s missing but no apparent loss,597-744 page #s missing but no apparent loss,830 marked as ?810?,947 marked as ?997?,950 marked as ?1000?,At pp. 980, as well as at 987, only one side of the leaf is paginated, but text runs continuously on both sides,991 marked as ?992?. N° de réf. du libraire B3316
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