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    Servatius (Servaas) Galle [Sibylline Oracles]. [Greek Title:] Sibyllina Oracula...Accedunt etiam Oracula Magica Zoroastris, Jovis, Apollinis, &c. Astrampsychi Oneiro-Criticum... Amsterdam: Hendrick & widow of Dirk Boom, 1689. Krown & Spellman retail: $650. First Gale ed. 4to. *-3*4,4*2,a-5k4,5l1,A-Q4. [26],791,[27],127p. Contemporary vellum, minor foxing, very clean copy. Engraved extra-title by Romeyn de Hooghe. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Galle (1627-1709), Dutch clergyman and philologist, brought together everything relevant to these famous pronouncements; it was his principal work.  The sibyls were the prophetesses of Greco-Roman antiquity, whose utterances were in Greek hexameter verses, the authenticity of which was said to be assured by the presence of acrostics within. This also contains: "Oracula Metrica Jovis, Apollinis, Hecates, Serapidis... Item Astrampsychi Oneirocriticon ed. by Joseph Scaliger & the "Oracula Magica Zoroastris Cum Scolliis Plethonis Et Pselli"..ed. by  Johannis Opsopoeus.

    "A new recension from a Ms. in the possession of the Oxford professor, Ed. Bernard, and a careful collection of the exegetical apparatus that has therto appeared." [Ebert]          STCN 168904. Brunet II, 1465. Caillet 10165. Hoffmann III, 396. Landwehr, Hooghe, 72. Ebert 21173.

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