MACROBIUS. In somnium Scipionis M. Tulii Ciceronis libri duo et Saturnaliorum Lib. VII. Par., J. Badius, 5 Nov. 1524. (6), 112, 9, (1) lvs. Title within woodcut historiated border with Badius printing press device, 13 woodcut text-ills., incl. repeats, 4 diagrams & zonal world map on D4r, dec./historiated initials throughout. - Bound after: AULUS GELLIUS. Noctium Atticarum libri undeviginti. Par., J. Badius, Oct. 1524. (8), 136, (6) lvs. Title in red & black within woodcut historiated border with Badius printing press device, & dec./historiated initials throughout. - Bound before: PETRUS CRINITUS. De Honesta Disciplina Lib. XXV, De Poetis Latinis Lib. V, et Poematon Lib. II. Par., J. Badius, Oct. 1525. (8), 109, (1) lvs. Title within woodcut historiated border with Badius printing press device, & dec./historiated initials throughout. - 3 works in 1 vol. Fol. 17th c. brown red full mor. w. raised bands, gilt dec. spine, gilt dec. coat of arms of the city of Marseille on both sides, mottled edges. (Hinges skilfully rep., headbands renewed, ti-p. of Gellius cut out and laid down, lower outer corner a bit stained, slightly browned, else a fine and well-preserved copy).Ad 1: Second Badius edition of an early 5th century A.D. treatise on Neoplatonic philosophy in the form of a commentary on Cicero's Somnium Scipionis, with extensive incidental remarks on cosmology and the sciences. Also included are the Saturnalia by Macrobius, a dialogue on various subjects set at a banquet during the Saturnalian festival; and De die natali by Censorinus, on miscellaneous topics relating to conception, birth, and chronology. Fine example of the earliest edition of Macrobius' important Medieval world map, first published in Brescia in 1483. - Renouard, Badius Ascensius III, 55-3. Not in Adams. Ad 2: Second Badius edition. - Renouard, Badius Ascensius III, 466-5. Not in Adams. Ad 3: Second Badius edition. - Renouard, Badius Ascensius III, 353-6. Adams C-2951. Copy with handwritten school prize (with seal of the college) to Joannes Baptista Leotardo for the first prize in rhetorica, signed by Priest Mignot, Head of the College in Marseille, 1673. On first free endpaper in old manuscript: Ex dono Honorati Leotardi, famous Italian jurist (?-1650). From the library of Leo S. Olschki and with his bookplate.
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