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    Servatius Galle [Sibylline Oracles]. [Greek Title:] Sibyllina Oracula...Accedunt etiam Oracula Magica Zoroastris, Jovis, Apollinis, &c. Astrampsychi Oneiro-Criticum...
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    Dissertationes de Sibyllis, Earumque Oraculis cum figuris aeneis. Amsterdam: Heinrick & widow of Theodore Boom, 1688-9. Krown & Spellman retail: $1000. First Editions. 4to. 2 works in 2 vols. *-3*4,4*2,a-5K4,5L1,A-Q4. *-2*4,a-c4,A-4R4. [38], 791, [27], 127. [38],658.[26]pp Contemporary calf, spine gilt, worn, hinges cracked but holding; edges speckled; some minor foxing and stains, paper occ. darkened. 2 engraved frontis & 12 full-page plates & text cuts 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 Magica Zoroastris Cum Scolliis Plethonis Et Pselli"..ed. by  Johannis Opsopoeus.

    "A new recension from a Ms. in the posession of the Oxford professor, Ed. Bernard, and a careful collection of the exegetical apparatus that has therto appeared." [Ebert]          STCN 168904 & 168804. Brunet II, 1465. Caillet 10165 & 10179. Hoffmann III, 396 & 398. Landwehr, Hooghe, 72 & 75. Hollstein IX 46-55 (inc.) & 378?. Ebert 21173.

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