Antique leather bound pocket sized book, published in 1585 ~ Macrobii Ambrosii
Aurelii Theodosii, Viri Consularis, & Illustris. In Somnium Scipionis, Lib II.
Contains two 5th century works by Ambrosius Macrobius:
A commentary on Cicero's Dream of Scipio
Saturnalia ~ an account of a banquet held during the holiday of Saturnalia,
and the deliberations of the guests on a variety of historical and
philosophical subject matter.Includes the rare diagrammatic woodcut map of the
world, one of the first to show the earth as a globe and showing the yet to be
discovered Antipodean land mass.
Book in very good condition for age ~ a little wormhole damage to the spine
and original closure clasps no longer present ~ other expected signs of wear
commensurate with age.
Beautifully bound in leather with embossed decoration front and back.
The book has handwriting to one of the back pages which reads: Christopher
Wren his book and Chr Wren to the reverse of the title page with a date which
appears to read 1643.
There are copious handwritten notes throughout the first half the book.
Please see photos as part of condition report.
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