NY Elizabeth
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2405 | Rare Bibles, Books, & Manuscripts

Sun, Jan 14, 2024 12:00PM EST
Lot 227


Estimate: $438 - $500

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Year/Century: 18th century
Language: Latin
Subject: Philosophy
Binding: Vellum
Description: XII Orationes Selectae by M.T. Cicero (12 selected speeches Weidmann, Leipzig, 1726 41 pp., 5 lvs. 432 pp. Complete vellum with the original owner's hand-tooled initials on the front cover. A little foxing, toning. Measures 3 1/2 by 5 1/2" Latin text Roman statesman, orator, lawyer, and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 BC) held the office of consul in 63 BC. He was born into a prosperous Roman equestrian order municipal family and is regarded as one of the best orators and prose stylists in Rome history.


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