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    Johannes Stobaeus. Loci Communes Sacri Et Profani Sententiarum Omnes Generis Ex Authoibus Graecis Plus Quam Trecentis Congestarum... Frankfurt: Robert Cambier for Andreas Wechel, 1581. Krown & Spellman retail: $750. Folio. a6,e4,A-2z6,2A-3L6.3M4. [20], 962, [6]p. Contemporary vellum, spine mostly lost, but binding solid; armorial bookplate of Frederic Page of Oriel College, Oxford Februaury 1787, with his name on f.f.e.p., not stating this was a gift of Henry R. Wagner [bibliographer] 1933. Wechel devices. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    "John of Stobi compiled about A.D. 500. an anthology of excerpts from Greek writers, in four books, whose subjects were respectively, philosophy and physics, rhetoric and poetry, ethics, and politics. These were grouped in the Middle Ages under two titles 'Eklogia' and 'Anthologion.' This work which has survived, preserves many valuable fragments otherwise unknown to us." [OCCL]

    "one of our main sources for the history of ancient Greek philosophy." [Sarton]         VD 16 J773. Hoffmann III,447. Sarton I,405. Adams S1880. BM STC (Germ.) 459.

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    19th Thursday
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