1608 · Lugduni [Lyon]:
by CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106 BC - 43 BC).
Lugduni [Lyon]:: Apud Haeredes Gulielmi Rovillii, 1608., 1608. Small 8vo. 288,  pp. Woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut initial letters, printed marginalia, index; considerable wear to extremities (with loss of type, especially to front), some leaves toward rear are soiled, considerable curling or corner folds to many pages (front and back). Original full vellum; covers torn and detached (lacks spine), early ink manuscript applied to top-edge and fore-edge (identifying the book author-title). Rubber stamp of the St. Hyacinth Seminary, Granby, Massachusetts [now the Granby Preparatory Academy] 1927. Old ink manuscript on title of Pelegrini[?] Arnandus[?] (faded) from an early owner - with related 6-line inscription at rear (with some loss) - inscription on front e.p. showing "die 24 Mers . . . 1608." A very rare edition. As is. Collected pocket edition of the principle works of Cicero, printed by Guillaume Herederos de Roville of Lyons. De officiis, the author's moralistic writings, leading historically to the assassination of Caeser and himself soon thereafter. "Laelivus, sive de Amicitia dialogus" appears pp. 178-213. De Amicitia (On Friendship); Cato Maior de Senectute (Cato the Elder on Old Age); Stoic Paradoxes; Somnium Scipionis, or, "The dream of Scipio," is the sixth book of Cicero's De re publica, being a fictional dream involving the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus; at rear "Voces Aliquot annotatae ex Officiis, Mar. Tullii. Ex praefatione." No copies located on WorldCat or Copac.
(Inventory #: LLV2631)