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Lot 991: SCALIGER, J.C. Exotericarum exercitationum liber quintus decimus, de subtil

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

November 16, 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: SCALIGER, J.C. Exotericarum exercitationum liber quintus decimus, de subtilitate, ad Hieronymum Cardanum. Par., M. Vascosan, 1557. (4), 476, (31) lvs. Later full cf. w. raised bands & dec. gilt back. (Spine skilfully rep. corners bumped/dam., upper edge a bit dam., upper part of free endpaper cut off, name scratched out on ti., slightly browned). First edition of Scaliger's refutation of Cardano's De Subtilitate, the two authors being at the forefront of one of the great intellectual debates of the sixteenth century. - Adams, S-579; Graesse VI, 289; Ferguson II, 324; Caillet, 9947. - Provenance: T. Gale, (?) 17th-century inscription to title; Stonor, bookplate.
Estimated Price: € 750

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