Polybius: Historiarum libri I-V.

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Shelfmark: Cod. Lat. 234.
Country: Hungary
City: Budapest
Keeper location: National Széchényi Library
Author: Polybius
Content: Historiarum libri I‒V.
Translator: Niccolo Perotti
Writing medium: parchment
Number of sheets: 198 fol.
Sheet size: 320 × 231 mm
Place of writing: Florence
Place of illumination: Florence
Crest: King Matthias' Hungarian and Bohemian royal coat-of-arms; "second" heraldic painter, Buda, late 1480s
Possessor, provenience: In 1558/59 the Empreror donated it to Ibrahim Maczar (comp. f. ..); Ottoman sultans; Abdülaziz, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire gave it as a present to Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria in 1869.
Binding: original (purple) velvet corvina binding; painted-gilded edge, made in Buda (probably in the late 1480s)
Language of corvina: Latin
Condition: Restored: NSZL Zsuzsanna Lente, 1989
Hungarian translation(s) of work(s) included in the corvina: Polübiosz történeti könyvei / [ford. Muraközy Gyula et al.] ; az utószót Tegyey Imre írta] ; [a kommentárokat és a mutatókat Forisek Péter áll. össze]; Máriabesnyő-Gödöllő : Attraktor, 2002