Tiller, Franz Aloys. Betrachtungen über besondere Thaten u. Maximen der Regenten zu Heptakollis.

Leipzig, Jenko, 1796.

8vo. (4), 267, (3) pp. With engraved frontispiece and engraved title-page. Contemporary full calf with giltstamped spine and title label.


First edition.

A study of Roman history, "examining the most important actions [of Roman rulers] as well as the underlying intentions and political maxims. Based on a study of sources, this book had an inspiring effect" (cf. Wurzbach). The account begins with the history of Julius Caesar, treats well-known figures such as Nero, Trajan, Augustus, Marcus Aurelius and Diocletian, and ends with a short description of the politics of Constantius Chlorus, the father of Constantine the Great. Each historical episode is followed by a short critical analysis of the politics and actions taken by the protagonist.

Spine a little rubbed, lower spine-end scuffed. Paper very slightly browned. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel, with his ownership stamp to flyleaf.

VD 18, 10682465. Wurzbach XLV, 157. Kayser V, 449. Hamberger/Meusel VIII, 73.

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