Opus chronologicum novum, pluribus partibus constans; elaboratum & concinnatum… [with] Canon chronicos compendiosus geminus… [and] Chronologia rerum Romanarum. Ubbo EMMIUS.
Opus chronologicum novum, pluribus partibus constans; elaboratum & concinnatum… [with] Canon chronicos compendiosus geminus… [and] Chronologia rerum Romanarum.
Opus chronologicum novum, pluribus partibus constans; elaboratum & concinnatum… [with] Canon chronicos compendiosus geminus… [and] Chronologia rerum Romanarum.
Opus chronologicum novum, pluribus partibus constans; elaboratum & concinnatum… [with] Canon chronicos compendiosus geminus… [and] Chronologia rerum Romanarum.
Opus chronologicum novum, pluribus partibus constans; elaboratum & concinnatum… [with] Canon chronicos compendiosus geminus… [and] Chronologia rerum Romanarum.

Opus chronologicum novum, pluribus partibus constans; elaboratum & concinnatum…
Opus chronologicum novum, pluribus partibus constans; elaboratum & concinnatum… [with] Canon chronicos compendiosus geminus… [and] Chronologia rerum Romanarum.

Groningae (Gröningen): Ioannes Sassius, for the Elsevirs, 1619.

Folio, 3 parts in one volume (with separate title-pages to the second and third parts although the three parts form a single work); first and second title-pages printed in black and red, a few passages printed in red in the text; contemporary vellum, spine lettered in ink.

Early historiography from the founding professor of Gröningen university

The 16th-century German historian Ubbo Emmius (1547-1625), was a significant educator. Born in Eastern Frisia (Germany) he graduated from Rostock and Geneva universities. Taught himself by the Calvinist theologian Beza, after teaching roles in Germany he was appointed as first professor and rector of the new university of Gröningen in 1614. His works on historiography included this encyclopedic examination of world history, which includes a separate part that concentrates on Roman history (he would later publish a separate work on Greek history), and includes very extensive graphic timelines covering events from Creation to his day. Before this he had published an extensive study of Frisian history (1596, reprinted several limes until 1616): his correspondence was edited in 1911 and 1923 by Hajo Brugmans. A medal is still given annually in his honour at Gröningen University

The 16th-century German historian Ubbo Emmius (1547-1625), was a significant educator. Born in Eastern Frisia (Germany) he graduated from Rostock and Geneva universities. Taught himself by the Calvinist theologian Beza, after teaching roles in Germany he was appointed as first professor and rector of the new university of Gröningen in 1614. His works on historiography included this encyclopedic examination of world history, which includes a separate part that concentrates on Roman history (he would later publish a separate work on Greek history), and includes very extensive graphic timelines covering events from Creation to his day. Before this he had published an extensive study of Frisian history (1596, reprinted several limes until 1616): his correspondence was edited in 1911 and 1923 by Hajo Brugmans. A medal is still given annually in his honour at Gröningen University

With the bookplate of Alexander Grant and his signature dated 1697, this was a Scottish nobleman's copy of a work that was not particularly kind about the Scots: 'the Frisian historian Ubbo Emmius (1547-1625) damned the Ancient Monarchy in his 1619 Opus chronologicum novum. The Scottish kings prior to the fifth-century CE could not be seen in 'ancient annals' or 'ancient authors', but their existence rather derived from oral tradition and recent writers; thus, they were not to be trusted' (Kelsey Jackson Williams, The First Scottish Enlightenment, p71). (See pp 198-9, "Scotorum tempora et conversiones").

Provenance: Alexander Grant, Scottish and English parliamentarian (inscribed on title-page and dated 1697, armorial bookplate "The Honble. Allexander Grant, younger of that ilk").

W. J. Kuppers, ed, "Ubbo Emmius: Een Oostfries geleerde in Gröningen" (Gröningen and Emden, 1994).

Condition Report: In very good condition, vellum just a little age-soiled.

Price (AUD): $1,100.00

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Ref: #4505192

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