Parisiis [= Paris]: J. Barbou, 1757. Later edition. Hardcover. 12mo. , iv-xv, , 2-557,  pp. Late eighteenth to early nineteenth-century mottled calf with a maroon morocco label on the spine, label lettered in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, board edges show gilt gauffering; all edges decoratively marbled. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns, with a silk ribbon bookmark. Illustrated by a frontispiece, a publisher's device on the title page, and two in-text wood engravings. Oxford Classical Dictionary, 416. Quintus Curtius Rufus was a historian who wrote during the reign of Claudius. The first two books of Rufus' history are lost; his history of Alexander the Great was originally composed of ten books. His sources include Ptolemy and Cleitarchus, the latter was a contemporary of Alexander the Great. This history preserves valuable facts concerning the life of Alexander, and historically significant details on life and culture in ancient Macedonia. A charming copy of a popular Roman history. Near Fine. Item #00009405
A Near Fine book with miniscule wear to the extremities, including a tiny bump to the top edge of the front board.