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Sallustius Crispus, Gaius [i.e., Sallust].  C. Crispi Sallustii Opera quae exstant. Accedunt orationes et epistolae ex historiarum libris superstites. Londini: Basil Montagu Pickering [colophon: excudebant Whittingham et Wilkins], 1864. 4to (28.7 cm, 11.25"). [4], 191, [1] pp.
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Sallust (Caius Sallustius Crispus, 86–35 B.C.) is the earliest known Roman historian with works surviving without doubts as to authorship. His two chief works, the Bellum Catalinae and the Bellum Jugurthinum, are both present here; they deal respectively with the rebellion of Catiline and Rome's war against the Numidian King, Jugurtha. Several pages of historical fragments round out the volume. As one might expect from a Pickering production, the text is neatly organized and embellished with wood-engraved decorative initials and the occasional head- or tailpiece.
        Provenance: Booklabel and small rubber-stamp from B.M. Pickering Bookseller on endpapers; inked Latin inscription of Charles Richard Stevens giving the book to Francis Eduard Dunford dated 1864 at Eton on front endpaper. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Pickering & Chatto, William Pickering (catalogue 708), 321. On Sallust, see: Oxford Companion to Classical Literature, pp. 505–506. 19th-century blue-green morocco, spine lettered in gilt, covers and turn-ins outlined with double fillets, board edges with dotted roll in blind, French curl marbled endpapers, all edges stained red; binding unevenly faded, rubbed with slightest loss of leather, moderate foxing to endpapers. Otherwise a scarce few spots or dust-soiled leaves, a few pencilled bibliographical notes on front endpaper, one small paper flaw from manufacture, and booklabels, stamp, and inscription as above. => An attractive production.  (38843)   Please RESHELVE This.


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