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Boethius (c. 480-524/525)
ARITHMETICA DUOBUS DISCRETA LIBRIS; ADJECTO COMMENTARIO; MYSTICAM NUMERORUM APPLICATIONEM PERSTRIGENTE, DECLARATA. (PARIS): SIMON DE COLINES, (11 JULY 1521)
Estimate
2,5003,500
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73
Boethius (c. 480-524/525)
ARITHMETICA DUOBUS DISCRETA LIBRIS; ADJECTO COMMENTARIO; MYSTICAM NUMERORUM APPLICATIONEM PERSTRIGENTE, DECLARATA. (PARIS): SIMON DE COLINES, (11 JULY 1521)
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 3,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Boethius (c. 480-524/525)
ARITHMETICA DUOBUS DISCRETA LIBRIS; ADJECTO COMMENTARIO; MYSTICAM NUMERORUM APPLICATIONEM PERSTRIGENTE, DECLARATA. (PARIS): SIMON DE COLINES, (11 JULY 1521)
Folio (275 x 200mm.), woodcut border and device on title-page, white-on-black woodcut criblé initials, woodcut diagrams, old vellum, some minor dampstaining, last few leaves frayed at foot, part of spine missing
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Provenance

bought from Martayan Lan, New York, 1987

Literature

Tomash & Williams B185; BP16 104188; Renouard, Colines, p.15; Smith, Rara arithmetica, p.31; USTC 145371

Catalogue Note

This is the first edition with the commentary of Gérard Roussel (1480-1555), a former pupil of Jacques Lefèvre d’Etaples, under whose guidance he edited the present work and translated from the Greek Aristotle’s Magna Moralia (1522).

"As a piece of typography… this is one of the best editions of Boethius" (Smith).

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