In Hoc Volumine Haec Continentur: M. T. Cice. Officiorum Lib. Iii; Cato Major, Sive De Senectute; Laelius, Sive De Amicitia; Somnium Scipionis, Ex Vi De Rep. Excerptum

In Hoc Volumine Haec Continentur: M. T. Cice. Officiorum Lib. Iii; Cato Major, Sive De Senectute; Laelius, Sive De Amicitia; Somnium Scipionis, Ex Vi De Rep. Excerptum

Ciceron; Cicero; Aldo Manuzio

Florentiae: in Officina P. Juntae, Mense Januarii, 1517


Florentiae (Florence:) in Officina P. Juntae, Mense Januarii (January.) [v] (158) (collated) Volume 3. 12mo. Latin.  Later (but not recent) vellum-backed paper-covered boards, with title and date inked on spine. Ink owners inscription at upper corner of front board, with "1810" marked as date. Ink title on text blocks tail edge. No rear free endpaper. Lacks 3 leaves (113, 120, 123). Page 125 is mis-foliated "126." The subsequent leaf is the unnumbered first page of the volumes first work in Greek. This is followed by 2 more leaves, numbered "127" and "128." The last text leaf is mis-foliated "156." Tight binding and solid boards. Moderate shelf wear. Bumping to corners. Slight scuffing to board edges. Minor wrinkling, bumping to spine ends. Light sunning. Slight horizontal cracking to vellum at spine, one spanning entire spine. Two Gettysburg Theological Seminary bookplates inside front board. Plates indicate that volume was donated to Rev. Jeremiah Zimmerman. Rubber stamp to FFEP, title, and colophon, 2 labels on front paste-down.  No rear free endpaper. Front hinge cracked, title leaf tipped to inner edge of FFEP.  Clean, unmarked pages.

Cicero was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and Roman constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists. Volume 3 of this Cicero collection includes Sive De Senectute ; Laelius, Sive De Amicitia ; and an excerpt from Somnium Scipionis. An early printing, the volume contains a colophon at the end denoting typeface and further editorial information, such as date and publishing house. Solid, readable, and in excellent condition, this remarkable volume would make a fie addition to the library of any classical scholar. Please feel free to contact us with further queries. Ships daily.

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