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    [Featured Lot]. Carlo Sigonio. Emendationum Libri Duo. Quorum Argumentum Proximae Pagellae Indicabunt. Venice: Aldus (Paulus Manitius), 1557. Krown & Spellman retail: $850. First Edition.

    4to. [A]4, a4, B-2S4. [24]. 159ff. Contemporary limp vellum, title in old hand on spine, some top edge gnawing; dampstains heavier at front and at top edge; occasional foxing and browning; a few old pen corrections in the headlines, lower wormtrack in lower inner margin 2E2-2L3 (not affecting text), contemporary owner's name inked over on t.p. Large Aldine device on t.p., and verso of last leaf. Some Greek types. Historiated initials. Text cuts. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.


    More Information: Sigonio (1524-1585) Italian historian and classicist, author of numerous works which were held in high scholarly esteem. He was born at Moderna and held professorships at Venice, Padua, and Bologna. "... he was unquestionably one of the first classical antiquaries of his time, and a man of great judgement as well as learning, very correct and deep in researches, and of most unwearied diligence." [Chalmers]. "In 1555, while still at Venice, he published his folio edition of Livy and his Fasti Consulares, with an ample commentary on the latter in the following year. The last two works were the first in which accurate criticism was applied to the chronology of Roman history." [Sandys]. This volume collects Sigonio's scholarly notes on Livy, Cicero, Hemogenes, etc., along with one of his attacks on Francesco Robortelli with whom he had a long running feud. Renouard 172.  Ahmanson/Murphy 446. Adams S1114. Ransom 383.

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