1574 Rare Latin vellum Book - Cicero Philosophy - The Dream of Scipio - Philosophicorum
Author : Marcus Tullius Cicero; Johannes Sturm.
Title :M. Tulli Ciceronis Librorum Philosophicorum. Volumen II, De natura deorum, De divinatione, De fato, De somnio Scipionis, De legibus, De Universitate, De petitione consulatus (Complete volume including The Dream of Scipio).
Language : Text in Latin.
Publisher : Argentorati : Rihelius, 1574.
Size : 7 " X 5 "
Pages : Preface + 214 numbered pages with 214 unnumbered pages + Index (Complete 428 pages).
Binding : Attractive and very good original 16th century blind-tooled decorated vellum binding (hinges fine, overall worn, soiled and scuffed- as shown) in a custom protective cloth box.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some foxing and staining, note of a previous owner on first endpaper, some underlining throughout - as shown).
Estimate: (USD 700 - USD 1000)
The book : Rare and attractive 16th century edition of the Philosophy of Cicero including his famous Dream of Scipio -- The Dream of Scipio (Latin, Somnium Scipionis), written by Cicero, is the sixth book of De re publica, and describes a fictional dream vision of the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus, set two years before he oversaw the destruction of Carthage in 146 BC.
The author : Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman statesman, orator, lawyer and philosopher, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists
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