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Davidis Chytraei Sylva Chronici Saxoniae et Vicini Orbis Arctoi

Davidis Chytraei Sylva Chronici Saxoniae et Vicini Orbis Arctoi

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Davidis Chytraei [David Chytraeus]
Sylva Chronici Saxoniae et Vicini Orbis Arctoi
Ab anno Christi M.D.LXXX [1580]
Usq; ad M.D.XCI. [1591]

Accessit enim huic editioni, integri annia, proxime elapsi, Chronicon.

Publisher info:
Argentinae [ie, Strasbourg, France; in the ancient Roman era the city was known as Argentoratum]
Excussa a Bernhardo Iobino
Anno M.D.LXXXI [1591]

Condition/notes: In Latin. The basic title translates to something like: "Chronicle of Saxony and Several Neighboring Nations, from the year 1580 to 1591".

Measures 4.25" x 6.25" inches, 359 numbered pages plus 13 pages of index and 20 pages at the end under the heading "Anno M.D. XC" ("In the year 1590"). Leather-bound hardcover. The title on the spine remains clear and legible, there are a couple chips off the top and bottom spine ends. Moderate scuffing/general wear. The leather across the front spine edge is split, but the hinge and cover remain firmly bound. The book in general remains secure and well bound. When it was bound (or rebound) the binder did not leave much room in the gutter, which presents a little difficulty when reading it, but I don't think any content is actually cut off.

A couple light pencil marks on the front endpapers, otherwise unmarked. Interior has some minor discoloration throughout, a little foxing here and there. On the whole the text remains clear and decipherable. Please review the photos.

According to bibliographic sources, this book includes various American references to Peru, Brazil, and Francis Drake's colonial raids (see photos of his index entry and photos of a couple of the noted pages). The first printing of this book was in 1590, which might explain in this 1591 edition why there's an added section at the end covering the year 1590. For this reason it would appear that this copy is a second edition of this book.

Wikipedia: David Chytraeus or Chyträus (26 February 1530 – 25 June 1600) was a German Lutheran theologian, reformer and historian. He was a disciple of Melancthon.
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