Censorini Liber de die Natali cum perpetuo commentario Henrici Lindenbrogii, nec non notarum Spicilegio Collecto ex Scaligeri, Meursii, Salmasii, Barthii, aliorumque scriptis, ut et C. Lucilii, Satyrarum quae supersunt Reliquiae cum notis & animadversionibus Franc. Jan. F. Douzae, ex recensione Sigeberti Havercampi, cum indicibus locupletissimus. CENSORINUS, Henricus Lindenbrogius, C Lucilius, Franc Jan F. Douza, Sigebertus Havercampus, Censorini / Henrici Lindenbrogii / C. Lucilii / Franc. Jan. F. Douzae / Sigeberti Havercampi.
Censorini Liber de die Natali cum perpetuo commentario Henrici Lindenbrogii, nec non notarum Spicilegio Collecto ex Scaligeri, Meursii, Salmasii, Barthii, aliorumque scriptis, ut et C. Lucilii, Satyrarum quae supersunt Reliquiae cum notis & animadversionibus Franc. Jan. F. Douzae, ex recensione Sigeberti Havercampi, cum indicibus locupletissimus.

Censorini Liber de die Natali cum perpetuo commentario Henrici Lindenbrogii, nec non notarum Spicilegio Collecto ex Scaligeri, Meursii, Salmasii, Barthii, aliorumque scriptis, ut et C. Lucilii, Satyrarum quae supersunt Reliquiae cum notis & animadversionibus Franc. Jan. F. Douzae, ex recensione Sigeberti Havercampi, cum indicibus locupletissimus.

Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden): Apud Gerardum Potvliet, 1743. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Octavo. (xxxvi) + 448pp + (xxxii: index). Full leather binding with raised bands to spine & blind-stamped board decorations. All page edges gilt. Rubricated title-page. Two fold-out diagrams. Latin text. A pleasant copy of the important Leyden edition (1743) of "De Die Natali" ("On the day of Birth") by the third century (CE) Roman grammarian and anthologist, Censorinus. The work comprises two main parts, the first of which contains considerable astrological and astronomical information, as well material on natural history, religion, philosophy, and history, whilst the second is largely devoted to chronology. This is one of the best early editions of the work, it was edited by E. and A. Havercamp and includes the important commentary by Heinrich Lindenbrog (1614) as well as material by C Lucilius and Franc Jan F Douza. With the bookplate of John Chipman Gray (1839 – 1915), legal scholar and Professor at Harvard Law School, on the front pastedown. Another previous owner's name and acquisition date (1843) on second blank. Extremities of boards chafed, some shadowing to the title page, occasional foxing, spots & discoloration to pages (nothing major), otherwise a solid, complete VG or better copy. Item #42255

Price: $750.00