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Censorinus.
DE DIE NATALI [EDITED BY PHILIPPUS BEROALDUS, WITH OTHER WORKS BY LUCIAN, CEBES, EPICTETUS, PLUTARCH AND ST BASIL]. BOLOGNA: BENEDICTUS HECTORIS FAELLI, [12 MAY] 1497
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Censorinus.
DE DIE NATALI [EDITED BY PHILIPPUS BEROALDUS, WITH OTHER WORKS BY LUCIAN, CEBES, EPICTETUS, PLUTARCH AND ST BASIL]. BOLOGNA: BENEDICTUS HECTORIS FAELLI, [12 MAY] 1497
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 4,560 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Censorinus.
DE DIE NATALI [EDITED BY PHILIPPUS BEROALDUS, WITH OTHER WORKS BY LUCIAN, CEBES, EPICTETUS, PLUTARCH AND ST BASIL]. BOLOGNA: BENEDICTUS HECTORIS FAELLI, [12 MAY] 1497

Chancery folio (309 x 208mm.), 38 leaves, 40 lines plus headline, Roman letter, 3- to 7-line initial spaces with printed guides, woodcut printer's device at end, boards covered with a musical manuscript painted black, occasional light staining


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Provenance

Thomas Wolphius Junior, doctor of canon law, large armorial device stamped to final verso; Bequeathed to the Bishopric of Cornwall by the Rev. Franke Parker, M.A., Rector of Luffincott, Devon, 1883, bookplate; Truro Cathedral, bookplate

Literature

HC 4847; GW 6471; BMC vi 843; Goff C376

Catalogue Note

De die natali was apparently composed in 238 AD as a birthday present for Censorinus's patron, Quintus Caerellius. It is a treatise on the life of man based on the work of Varro and it makes mention of many Greek philosophers. Censorinus's other known work, De accentibus, is no longer extant.

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