London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
PHILOSTRATUS. De vita Apollonii Tyanei, scriptor luculentus a Philippo Beroaldo castigatus. Bologna: Benedictus Hector, 1501. 2° (285 x 197mm). Woodcut device at end, with the final blank (some waterstaining). 19th-century vellum-backed boards (slightly worn). Provenance: Fr. Jo: Baptista Melonarius (late 16th-century signature on title) -- the Jesuits at Rome (stamps on title and following leaf and label on front cover).
First or second edition of the great neoplatonist's life of Apollonius of Tyana, the celebrated first century A.D. mystic and miracle worker.
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