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Very Good antiquarian condition, see description.

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Seller Notes: Very Good antiquarian condition, see description.
Binding:

Leather

Year Printed:

1651

Subject:

History

Origin:

European

Topic:

Ancient

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Offered here is a rare 1651 ELZEVIR edition of :

"Noctes Atticae. Ed. nova et prioribus omnibus docti hominis cura multo castigatior."

By Aulus Gellius.

Text in Latin.

References: Willems 1127:  "Edition fort jolie et qui passe pour tres correcte. C'est J. Fr. Gronovius qui en a ete l'editeur...''

A very attractive book, bound in fine period calf binding with elaborate gilt vignettes on spine. With an attractive engraved title page.

Aulus Gellius (ca. 125 – after 180 AD) was a Latin author and grammarian, who was probably born and certainly brought up in Rome. He was educated in Athens, after which he returned to Rome, where he held a judicial office...

His only known work, the Attic Nights (Latin: Noctes Atticae), takes its name from having been begun during the long nights of a winter which he spent in Attica. He afterwards continued it in Rome. It is compiled out of an Adversaria, or commonplace book, in which he had jotted down everything of unusual interest that he heard in conversation or read in books, and it comprises notes on grammar, geometry, philosophy, history and many other subjects. One story is the fable of Androcles, which is often included in compilations of Aesop's fables, but was not originally from that source.

The work, deliberately devoid of sequence or arrangement, is divided into twenty books. All these have come down to us except the eighth, of which nothing remains but the index. The Attic Nights are valuable for the insight they afford into the nature of the society and pursuits of those times, and for its many excerpts from works of lost ancient authors... (From Wikipedia)


Printed in Amsterdam, apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1651.



Very Good antiquarian condition, 16mo (5 1/8 inches tall) in period calf binding with gilt vignettes and gold lettering on spine, marbled endpapers. The binding is rubbed and scuffed at the extremeties but sound. Internally - Very Good. The binding is reasonably tight, no loose, torn or missing pages, complete with 498 pages + indices & appendices, with an attractive engraved title page.


A very uncommon, very well preserved, complete and very collectable 362 years old book.

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