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Books & Works on Paper including Contents from the Estate of Paul Gallico

  Lot 21

Macrobius.- In somnium Scipionis


In somnium Scipionis ex Ciceronis. VI. libro de rep. ervditissima explanatio. Eivsdem Saturnaliorum libri VII, woodcut printer’s device to title and final f., blank ff. present, 8 woodcut diagrams in text, including a map of the terrestrial globe on K , toning and spotting throughout, intermittent wormholing, early marginalia and ex libris, partly erased from title and blank f., contemporary Italian panelled calf with blind tooled scrolling motif, early label to spine, a little wormholed, rubbed and corners scuffed, [Renouard 105:2. UCLA 251. Houzeau/Lancaster 1055 & 1046; Sander 4080. Adams M-62 The Aldine Press, cat. 251; The Mapping of The World, cat. 13, 4o, House of Aldus & Andrea Torresani, Venice, 1528.

*** First and only Aldine edition of these ancient astronomical treatises by Macrobius.

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