Auction 356 Old & Rare Books - Classical Antiquity

SIBYLLINA ORACULA ex vett. codd. aucta, renovata, et notis illustrata a Joh. Opsopaeo Brettano. Cum interpretatione Latina Seb. Castalionis et indice. - Bound with: Oracula magica Zoroastris cum scholiis Plethonis et Pselli nunc primum editi, e Bibliotheca Regia, studio Johannis Opsopoei. - And: Oracula metrica Jovis, Apollinis, Hecates, Serapidis, et aliorum (…) a J. Opsopaeo collecta. Item Astrampsychi Oneirocriticon a Jos. Scaligero digestum & castigatum. Graece et Latine. - Paris, 1599. 3 parts. 524, 71, (2); 144; xxiv, 114, (3) pp. W. engr. ti. & 12 engrs. by C. de Mallery in text. - And: Onophrii Panvinii Veronensis de Sibyllis et carminibus sibyllinis Liber. (N.d.). (24) pp. - Tog. 4 parts in 1 vol. Cont. cf. w. gilt decorations, spine raised in compartments, title in gilt on spine. (Joints weak, binding & extremities partly chafed, lacks upper free endpaper, moderate foxing in part, former owners' ex libris & blindstamp, endpapers with manuscript copy of material taken from Opsopaeus's Epistola dated 1588).

A very handsome edition, not only for its typographical execution with three different sizes of the so-called 'Grecs du Roi' type, but also for the very fine engravings of the twelve Sibyls in Panvinius's essay on the subject in the first part. The title-page for the second & third parts have the Lutetia ship woodcut. Notable features of this work are the Latin translation by the famous Castellio (first published 1546), and Scaliger's edition of Astrampsychus. The last work not in Smitskamp or Adams. - Hoffmann III, 396; Caillet 8135.

€ 750

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