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Gellius, Aulus
NOCTES ATTICAE. VENICE: ANDREAS DE PALTASICHIS, 1477
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63
Gellius, Aulus
NOCTES ATTICAE. VENICE: ANDREAS DE PALTASICHIS, 1477
Estimate
4,0006,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Gellius, Aulus
NOCTES ATTICAE. VENICE: ANDREAS DE PALTASICHIS, 1477
Chancery folio (290 x 200mm.), 197 leaves (of 198, without initial blank), a10 b–x8 y z6 A B8, table of chapter headings bound first, 36 lines, roman and Greek type, 2- to 6-line initial spaces, contemporary manuscript verses about Aulus Gellius on initial blank recto, modern black leather by Cambras tooled in plateresque style, slipcase, wormholes in first few leaves with some loss of text, a few wormholes in margin
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Literature

Goff G121; HC 7520; BMC v 251; BSB-Ink G-64; Bod-inc G-057; GW 10596

Catalogue Note

This is the fourth edition of Noctes Atticae, Aulus Gellius's compendium of miscellaneous knowledge composed in the mid-second century. Some earlier Latin and Greek works are known only through Gellius' extensive quotations; it is also the source for the fable of Androcles that is often attributed to Aesop.

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