Justin’s History of the World from the Assyrian Monarchy down to the time of Augustus Caesar; Being an Abridgment of Trogus Pompeius’s Philippic History, with Critical Remarks upon Justin. Made English by Mr. T. Brown. The third edition carefully revised… by O. Dykes.

  • Justinus
  • London: Printed for D. Midwinter... and H. Clements 1719
  • ESTC T119470.


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12mo, pp. xxiv, 408. Title-page in red and black. Contemporary panelled sheep, spine divided by raised bands, red morocco label. Some browning and foxing. Rubbed, joints cracked but holding, a bit of wear to spine ends and corners. Armorial bookplate of Rolle to pastedown, ownership inscription dated 1724 partly erased from flyleaf.


The slightly less scarce variant with shorter imprint - even so only located in a handful of British institutions by ESTC, plus another 8 in North America - of this translation of the epitome of the history of Gnaeus Trogus Pompeius by Marcus Junianus Justinus, first published in 1702. The translator was Thomas Brown (d.1704), a gifted linguist and prolific hack 'equally distinguished by ability and dissipation' (ODNB), perhaps now best remembered as the extemporiser of the epigram 'I do not love thee Dr Fell'.

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