Author: Ubbo Emmius, 1547 - 1625
Title: I. Opus chronologicum novum, pluribus partibus constans; elaboratum & concinnatum ab Ubbone emmio, Frisio Grethano, Historiarum ac Graeca linguae professore in Academiâ Groninganâ.
Bound with: II. Chronologia rerum Romanorum, cum serie consulum; praemissis prolegomenis prolixis.
Bound wth: III. Appendix genealogica ilustrando operi chronologico adjecta, ab eundem nobilissimum & amplissimum virum D. Abelem Coenderum ab Helpen.
Title in English: A New Chronological Work of Many Parts; Prepared and Composed by Ubbo Emmius, Grethan Frisian, Professor of History and Greek of the University of Groningen.
Bound with: II. Chronicle of Roman Events with a List of Consuls; Beginning with Extensive Forewords.
Bound wth: III Genealogical Appendix Added to Illustrate the Chronological Work, Beginning with a Most Noble and Honourable Man Abel Coender […]
Published: I. Groningen, execudebat Ioannes Sassius, sumptibus Elseviriorum, 1619; II. Groningen, execudebat Ioannes Sassius, sumptibus Elseviriorum, 1619; III. Groningen, execudebat Ioannes Sassius, sumptibus Elseviriorum, 1620.
Format: I. Folio. (24),+ 130, (2), 131-252,+ (blank),+ (2),+ (2, blanka),+ 3-10,+ (2),+ 15-70,+ (2, blanka),+ 71-327,+ (1),+ (2, blanka),+ (15) pp. Titles printed in red and black. Minor spotting, a small dampstain in lower corner through pp. 47-63 in the second pagination; II. Folio. (8),+ 95,+ (blank),+ (6) pp; III. Folio. (4),+ 169,+ (1) pp.
Binding: well preserved near contemporary full vellum, gilt spine with title in gilt in top compartment, spines with gilt frame and gilt Coat-of-Arm in middle, all edges gilt.
The three works are normally in one volume. The first work is divided in two sections, "Rerum chronologicarum commentarii", with essays, and "Canon chronicus succionctus", with the chronological charts. The first section incudes Nicolaus Mulerius' "Diatribe eruditissima de annis arabicis, & eorum (pp. 115-130). It includes chapters of almost all countries and their history, from the ancients and the migration period to the present, including "Tempora Sinarum, quos Chinas hodie dicimus & scribimus", "Tempora Mahometaniarum in Oriente" etc. Ubbo Emmius (1547-1625), was professor of history and Greek and eventually he became the first rector magnificus of the Academy at Groningen.
Provenance: From the libraries of Carl Aurivillius, with his signature dated Uppsala 1775, and Olof Andersson Knös, Uppsala 1787. With the owners signature of Karl von Rosenstein. The first title leaf with an in ink erased signature dated 1664.
Reference: Willems 156. Berghman 1440. Rahir 127.