| The complete title of this volume is: HISTOIRES DIVERSES D'ELIEN, TRADUITES DU GREC, AVEC DES REMARQUES.
The author, Claudius Aelianus, was born at Praeneste circa 175. He was not only an author, but also a teacher of rhetoric. His two known works are valuable for the quotations from long-lost Greek authors. He died circa 235.
The translator, Bon-Joseph Dacier was born at Valognes, France on 01 April 1742. He made a living as an historian, philologist and a translator of ancient Greek literature. In the year 1800 he was named the curator of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. He broke into the literary world with the publication, in 1772, of the Histoires Diverses D'Elien, the first of many acclaimed works. He was held in high esteem and on 26 May 1830 Dacier was made a Baron de l'Empire. He died at Paris on 04 February 1833.
This volume was printed at Paris by Chez MOUTARD, Librairie de Mad. LA DAUPHINE. As is the case with so many other books published in France in the 16 and 1700s, this volume has beautiful marbelized end papers and gilt edges.