Title: Auli Gellii luculentissimi scriptoris Noctes Atticae; Bound With; Petri Mosellani Protegensis viri eruditissimi In Auli Gellii Noctes Atticas annotations, 1555/1542
Author: Aulus Gellius
Publisher: Apud Seb. Gryphium Lugduni
Condition: Very Good
A mid 16th century edition of Gellius’ famous Attic Nights, additionally bound with Annotations of the Attic Nights by Petri Mosellani.
The work takes its name from having been started long winter nights he spent in Attica, later being continued, and completed in Rome. The work was compiled from an Adversaria (commonplace book of the Roman era), unto which he noted down anything of import he had heard or discovered. From grammar, geometry, philosophy, and more, the Attic Nights were a massive compilation of various pieces of information.
Originally divided into 20 books, 19 survived in their complete state, save for the 8th, with only the index surviving. There some woodcut initials throughout.
Two works bound into one volume in 12mo, (64)+533+(3), 213 pages
This volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the binding. There’s minor foxing and staining throughout.