Scipione Gentile & Lucius Apuleius. In L. Apulei Pilos. & Advocati Rom. Apologiam, Qua ae ipse defendit Publico de Magia Iudicio, Commetarius. Hannover: Claude de Marne & Heirs of John Aubry, 1607. Krown & Spellman retail: $550. First Edition. 8vo. *-2*8,A-2P8,2Q6. [32],550,[70]p. Contemporary calf, gilt spine in compartments, title on label, edges speckled red, foxing. Printer's device on t.p. and verso of last leaf, head-pieces, decorated initials. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Apuleius (fl. c. A. D. 155) journeyed to Alexandria as a young man where he was accused of using magic to win a rich widow as his wife. He was interested in science and magic and many passages in his Metamorphoses (The Golden Ass) show this interest.

    Gentile (1565-1616) brother of Alberic Gentile studied at Tubingen, Wittenberg, and Leiden where he was a pupil of Lipsius. "He was profoundly learned in the civil law, of which he was professor at Altdorf, and was famous for the clear method in which he taught."[Chalmers]

    This is a rare work on the accusations against Apuleius' magical interests. He also authored a work on conjuring. VD17 23:270395X. Graesse, Magica, 29,50. Rosenthal, Magica,2922. Schweiger I,15.

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