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Tolomeo's astrology of 16th century. OVIDIUS

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Tolomeo's astrology of 16th century. OVIDIUS
 Tolomeo?s astrology of 16th century. OVIDIUS, Publio Nasone. Pub. Ovidii Nasonis. Fastorum Lib. VI. Tristum Lib. V. De Ponto Lib. IIII. Lugduni, Apud Seb. Gryphium, 1554. 8vo; Contemporary stiff vellum binding; pp. 390, 18 not numbered; printer?s device on title page, woodcut initial, Italic type. Fine specimen.

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Rare edition. Opera masterfully printed by Sébastien Gryphius of Lyon, whose famous typographic device, a griffin holding a square stone to which a winged sphere is attached, stands out under the title on the title page. The edition also includes the important astrological work of Ptolemy, translated and commented by Niccolò Leoniceno: Cl. Ptolomaei inerrantium stellarum significationes, for Nicolaum Leonicum and Græco translatae. This last work starts from page 390 and continues in the 18 un-numbered final pages.The lot is offered with a valid export license.