[Geneva]: Excudebat Henricus Stephanus, illustris viri Huldrichi Fuggeri typographus, 1566; 1570.
First edition of the Estienne Herodotus, the Greek text and the Latin translation by Valla. With four folding plates on three leaves. 24, 362 [i.e. 364], 20; , 256, 12,  pp. 1 vols. Folio. Seventeenth-century calf, spine with gilt ornaments, boards tooled in gilt at corners with central gilt medallion, borders ruled black. Contemporary ownership note at foot of title of Greek text dated 1572. Renouard 134.5; Adams, H-397, H-403. Item #305099
The four plates (here printed on three leaves), represent the Tower of Babel; a plan of the city of Babylon; the Bridge of Babylon and the citadel of Semiramis; the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis.
Choice copy of the beautiful Estienne printing of the Histories of Herodotus.
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