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De Reip. Bene Administrandae Ratione ARISTOTLE


ARISTOTLE. De Reip. Bene Administrandae Ratione, Libri Octo, A
Dionys.Lambino Monstrolliensi, litterarum Graecorum Lutetiae doctore Regio,
Latini facti...Paris, Ioannem Benenatum 1567
Quarto, 9.0 x 6.3 ins, contemporary dark calf, covers with gilt rule, with
elaborate gilt fleurion in the centre with the initials C S, upper cover with small
loss of calf, spine gilt in five compartments with gilt floral designs, upper hinge
with short split, fragment of silk ties remaining, pp.(12) + 315 + (1) errata, title
with printers woodcut device, two woodcut initials, elaborate woodcut chapter
heading to page 1, endpapers of old printed waste from a printing of Pope
Gregory I Opera , an excellent copy in its original 16 th century binding.
Provenance: C S on covers, supposedly Sir Charles Somerset, son of Charles
Somerset, 1 st Earl of Worcester 1460-1526 [bastard son of Henry Beaufort, 3 rd
Duke of Somerset] and Elizabeth West.
Adams: Cambridge Libraries A1918 St John College only. Copac: Exeter and
Glasgow only.
Only printing of this translation of Aristotle’s Politica by the French Royal
Professor of Greek Denys Lambino [1516-1572]

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