M. Cicero - rare Venice 1552 edition

Object number
LIB059
Six works of the famous orator. Printed by the humanist Paulus Manutius in Venice. Excellent condition: Contemporary vellum, white pages, firm and stable binding.
Object:                Marcus Tullius Cicero - De Philosophia
6 philosophical works

Content: M TVLLII CICERONIS DE PHI
LOSOPHIA VOLVMEN [2]
ID EST
De natura deorum libri III
De diuinatione libri II
De fato liber I
De legibus libri III
De uniuersitate liber I
Q Ciceronis de petitione Consulatus ad Marcum fratem liber I

Cum scholis, & coniecturis Pauli Manutii de
locis aliquot aliquot obscurioribus
Printer's mark, therein ALDI - FILII

CORRIGENTE PAVLO MANVTIO
ALDI FILIO
VENETIIS, M. D. L II

Collatio: 1 empty sheet
Title page with woodcut printer's mark
2 sheets without page number, marked Aij and Aiij bezeichnet: Ad Marcellvm Cervinvm
Numbered sheets 2 - 213
14 sheets without page number: Scholia Pavli Manvtii Secvndam Ciceronis Philosophoia Partem
1 sheet without page number: Series Literarum on front, back empty
1 empty sheet without page number, woodcut printer's mark on the back
Original composition, complete

Publisher /
Printer:
Paulus Manutius
Venice 1552

Format: 162 mm x 110 mm

Description: Attractive and rare 16th century print, edited by the humanist and scholar Paulus Manutius (1512 - 1574). Manutius, who was the 3rd son of the famous printer Aldus Manutius, took over the family business in 1533. From 1561 to 1570 he worked in Rome on invitation from Pope Pius IV. After his return to Venice in 1570, his health deteriorated and he died in April 1574.
This print is fairly rare, WorldCat only lists 19 libraries around the globe having have a copy in their catalogue.

Condition: Very good condition, appropriate for the age of the volume. Contemporary vellum with title at spine. Two ink spots on title page, few small holes, edges with few brown spots on lower part towards the end of the volume. Otherwise white pages, firm and stable binding.

Reference: H.M. Adams, Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, 1757.
Rare volume.

Provenance: Acquired 2020 from a German antiquarian bookshop.

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