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Epistolarum Libri IIII.  Tullianae uidelicet eloquentiae ad unguem expressa imago.  Doctorum item aliquot epistolarum ad eundem Longolium, Liber I.  Quibus eiusdem uita, per quendam ipsius studiosissimum conscripta, est premissa., Christophe de Longuiel (Chritstophorus Longolius) (circa 1488-1522).
1 Christophe de Longuiel (Chritstophorus Longolius) (circa 1488-1522). Epistolarum Libri IIII. Tullianae uidelicet eloquentiae ad unguem expressa imago. Doctorum item aliquot epistolarum ad eundem Longolium, Liber I. Quibus eiusdem uita, per quendam ipsius studiosissimum conscripta, est premissa.
Basel: Nic. Episcopium, 1562 Reprint Edition. Hardcover Collectible: Good Hardcover 
REPRINT EDITION. 8vo. 157 x 114 mm. [xxxii], 350, [2] pp. Woodcut printer's device on title-page, decorative initials, life of Longuiel pages [iii-xx], and epitaphs and testimonials pages [xxi-xxxii], includes the blank leaf b8, the last leaf is blank on the recto and with printer's device on the verso; text un-marked, the fore-edge of the title-page is chipped, some damp-staining, toning, and soiling to the text. Early full vellum; binding square and tight, the spine has been replaced (re-backed) with plain vellum, corners bumped and showing. Good. This volume contains the correspondence between Christophorus Longolius and the important humanists of the first two decades of the sixteenth century, including Pietro Bembo, Jacopo Sadoleto, Reginald Pole, Guillaume Bude, Desiderius Erasmus, and many others. The letters demonstrate the Latin style which made Longolius famous and highlights the common appreciation and commitment of the Roman humanists to the Latin style of Marcus Tullius Cicero. Includes a biography of Longolius, who came from a distinguished Norman family, but spent most of his career at Rome where he was known for his excellent Latin style and Ciceronian purity. A proposal to award Longolius Roman citizenship aroused resentment among the Romans and a trial before the Pope. See: Contemporaries of Erasmus, Volume II, pp. 342-345. Uncommon: This edition not in Adams or the BL German STC. World Cat records only one copy at the Niedersachsische Staats- und Universitatsbibliothek, Gottingen. 
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2 Gerardus Joannes Vossius (1570-1649). De Veterum Poetarum Temporibus Libri Duo, Qui Sunt De Poetis Graecis et Latinis.
Amsterdam: Ex Typographejo Ioannis Blaeu, 1662 Second Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
SECOND EDITION, first edition 1654 (Library of Congress). 4to. 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. A-O4 Aa-Ll4 Mm2. [vi], 97, [6], [1blank]; [ii], 87, [5] pp. Woodcut printer's device on title page, tailpiece, index, half-title for De Poetis Latinis, decorative initial, tailpieces, index; text unmarked, conjugate leaves Ll2 and Ll3 coming loose. Blind-paneled calf, raised bands; binding square and tight, inner hinges cracked at front and rear. Bookseller's description mounted on front paste-down. Bookplate of Sir Henry Fitz Herbert, Bart. on front paste-down. Very Good. Gerrit Vos, often known by his Latin name, Gerardus Vossius, was a Dutch classical scholar and theologian. Vos studied classics, Hebrew, Church History, and Theology at the University of Leiden, beginning in 1595, where he was a lifelong friend of Hugo Grotius. Vossius was well-known in England and France and participated in the Pelagian controversies, albeit hoping to moderate the disputes. He had many contacts in England, including Archbishop Laud, Thomas Farnaby, Brian Duppa, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, James Ussher, and Christopher Wren. In 1632 Vossius left Leiden to take the post of professor of history at the Athenaeum Illustre at Amsterdam. This study of the Greek and Latin poets, which includes a chronological study and comments on a variety of Greek and Latin poets, is particularly important for the variety of typefaces used in its presentation of the text, including Van Dijk from Enschede, Augustijn, Granjon and others. References: Duke of Devonshire's Library: Catalogue of the Library at Chatsworth, p. 105; Royal Society, Catalogue of Miscellaneous Literature in the Library, p. 255 (1654). 
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I. Avrelivs Avgvrellvs.  [Poemata]., Giovanni Aurelio Augurello (1441-1524).
3 Giovanni Aurelio Augurello (1441-1524). I. Avrelivs Avgvrellvs. [Poemata].
Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1505 Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST AND ONLY ALDINE EDITION of Italian humanist scholar, poet and alchemist, Giovanni Aurelio Augurello's poetry. 8vo. 128 ff. Complete with blank a2 (includes signature mark, otherwise blank) and blank q7, Aldine anchor and dolphin device on verso of final leaf; text clean, unmarked. Seventeenth-century full vellum, spine blocked in beige and titled and ruled in gilt; binding square and tight, head of spine rolled a bit. Previous owner's ink notations on front free end-paper and in Greek on title page. 2 bookplates on front paste down including that of eighteenth-century Italian collector Carlo Astorri, and the nineteenth-century bookplate of English collector Henry Latham with ink notation "Bought at Rome, Jan. 1852." Very Good. Augurello's poetry first appeared in Verona in 1491; the Aldine 1505 edition is expanded to two books. Giovanni Aurelio Augurello was born in Rimini, and studied law in Rome, Florence and Padova and was acquainted with many leading scholars of the day, including Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) and Angelo Poliziano (1454-1494). Augurello held a sinecure at the cathedral of Treviso where he taught classics and became a member of Aldo Manutius' humanist circle in Venice. His contributions to scientific work include producing color pigments for the painter Giulio Campagnola (b. circa 1480). REFERENCES: Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent, No. A2152; Renouard 1505/2 ("belle et rare"); Thorndike, History of Magic, VIII, pp. 179, 298, and 364. 
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