Lot 978: ALEXANDER ab ALEXANDRO. (A. Alessandri). Genialium dierum libri VI. Cum int
November 16, 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
ALEXANDER ab ALEXANDRO. (A. Alessandri). Genialium dierum libri VI. Cum integr. comment. A. Tiraquelli, D. Gothofredi, (etc.). Leiden, Ex off. Hackiana, 1673. 2 vols. (30), 1207; 756, (144) pp. W. 2 engr. fronts. after Z. Webber. Cont. cf. w. raised bands & dec. gilt backs. (Spine vol. 1 partly dam./worn, upper marg. vol. 1 a bit dam. at the beginning, some minor browning/foxing). Alessandri, Alessandro (1461-1523), Italian jurist, studied law at Naples and Rome, and afterwards practised as advocate in both cities. Dissatisfied with the corrupt administration of justice, he at length quitted the bar and devoted himself entirely to literature. The 'Dies Geniales' appeared at Rome in 1522, and was constructed after the model of the 'Noctes Atticae' of Aulius Gellius and the 'Saturnalia' of Macrobius. Best edition. - Graesse I, 68.
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