De vita excellentium imperatorum. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Nicolaus Courtin ... in usum serenissimi Delphini.

Paris, Frères Barbou, 1726.

4to, pp. [xxxiv], 223, [1, blank], including additional engraved title-page by L. Cossin; title vignette, engraved initials, head- and tail-pieces; occasional light toning and spotting, small hole to A1 touching two letters, small loss to bottom blank corner of N4, otherwise very good; eighteenth-century vellum, three gilt-lettered morocco spine labels (a little worn), marbled endpapers; a few small marks; engraved portrait of Nepos from another work pasted to front free endpaper.

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An attractive later Delphin edition (first 1675) of the surviving biographies of the first-century BC Roman writer Cornelius Nepos. Part of an original series of ‘Lives of famous men’ (De viris illustribus), the surviving biographical sketches, mostly of generals, include Themistocles and Hannibal. The most interesting character portrayal is that of Alcibiades, while the lives of the elder Cato and of Atticus, with whom Nepos was intimate, are the most accomplished. Nicolas Courtin, who was paid 1200 livres to prepare this edition of Nepos for the Grand Dauphin, the son of Louis XIV of France, taught at the collège de la Marche in Paris.

Brunet II, 289.

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