Vol. 2 only, folio, contemporary vellum binding with tan gilt-lettered label to spine, raised bands, linear-geometric embossed ornamentation to boards, pp. [2 blank + 4], 362, 163, , including: half title; title page; “Joannis Zonarae Annales” [from book 13]; “Chronologia”; “Synopsis Annalium”; half title to “Notae”; “Notae Historicae”; “De Hebdomo Constantinopolitano Disquisitio Topographica”; “Additamenta ad Constantinopolim Christianam”; indexes; with elaborate copper-engraved royal printer’s colophon to title page and allegorical ornamentation throughout volume. Binding bumped and worn, label slightly chipped with no loss of text, outer pages/pastedowns worn and with some signs of damp damage to corners of outer pages only; otherwise very good with tight, bright pages. Joannes (John) Zonaras was a Byzantine chronicler and theologian who lived in Constantinople. He is best known for his eighteen-book, totalizing history from the creation of the world to the death of Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, under whom he served as head justice and private secretary. Listed here is the second volume, containing books thirteen to eighteen, of the edition published in Paris in 1686-7. This edition was published under the auspices of Louis XIV as a major philological and publishing enterprise compiling and redacting all the histories of the Byzantine Empire, an undertaking that went by the all-encompassing title of Corpus bizantinae historiae, and had begun in 1645 under the direction of the Jesuit scholar Philippe Labbe. Text in Medieval Greek and Latin.
ZONARAS, Joannes [John]; DU FRESNE [DU CANGE], Charles (ed.)., Joannis Zonarae monachi magni antea vigilum praefecti, et prima a secretis Annales. Carolus Du Fresne, Dom. Du Cange […] Wolfianam editionem cum scriptis codicibus contulit: Latinam versionem recensuit annales notis illustravit [VOLUME 2]., Typographia Regia (Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy), 1687
SYNCELLUS, George (Synkellos); Saint NICEPHORUS; GOAR, Jacques (ed.)., Georgii monachi et S.P.N. Tarasii patriarchae CP. quondam Syncelli Chronographia, ab Adamo vsque ad Diocletianum. Et Nicephori patriarchae CP. Breviarium chronographicum, ab Adamo ad Michaelis et eius F. Theophili tempora. Georgius Syncellus e Bibliotheca Regia nunc primum, adiecta versione latina, editus. Nicephori Breviarum ad varias editiones recensitum. His tabulae chronologicae et annotationes additae. Cura et studio P. Iacobi Goar ordinis praedicatorum congregationis reformatae Sancti Ludouici., Typographia Regia (Sebastien Cramoisy), 1652