Year/Century: 16th century
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Description: Aulus Gellius. Nights of Attica. Accesserunt eruditissimi uiri Petri Mosellani in eadem perdoctae annotationes Cologne, Johann I. Gymnich, 1537 24 lvs., 729 pages, 19 lv. First Johann I. Gymnych edition from Cologne, blind-tooled pigskin measuring 4 1/4 by 6" (15x10cm) with two intact brass clasps; old notes, underlining, lower corner with faded dampstain ownership entries to the front endpaper and title, purchase notes and mottos from several old hands, including the dates (15)98 and 1609, including a Gabriel Purmann; on the last blank page and the endpaper, there is a three-page Latin excerpt from the 17th/18th century Text in Latin Roman author and grammarian Aulus Gellius (c. 125–after 180 AD) was most likely born and raised in Rome. After receiving his education in Athens, he moved back to Rome. He is well-known for his Attic Nights, a commonplace book or collection of notes on history, antiquarianism, grammar, philosophy, and other topics that preserved portions of the writings of numerous authors who might not be known to us now.
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