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Aulus Gellius' Attic Nights 1564 in Latin  

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Auli Gellii, luculentissimi scriptoris, noctes atticae, cum indice locupletissimo

Aulus Gellius


Apud Hieronymum de Marnef, & viduam Gulielmi Cavellat



674, [76] pp. Woodcut devices on title page and colophon. (16mo) 11.8x8 cm (4¾x3¼"), period vellum, title inked on spine.

The "Attic Nights" of the 2nd century Roman author and grammarian, a commonplace book, or compilation of notes on grammar, philosophy, history, antiquarianism and other subjects, preserving fragments of many authors and works who otherwise might be unknown today. This edition is quite rare - OCLC/WorldCat lists only two copies, locating only one of them, at the Bibliotheque Natiolnale de France.

Lot Amendments

Vellum somewhat discolored and wrinkled, leather ties torn off; old ink names on title page crossed out; very good.

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