London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
MANILIUS, Marcus (fl. 9 A.D.). Astronomicon libri quinque, edited by J.J. Scaliger. Paris: M. Patisson, in officina Robert Stephanus, 1579. 2 parts in one volume, 8°. Woodcut device on titles, coat-of-arms of Henri III on verso of first title, diagrams, head-pieces and initials (occasional spotting and browning, free endpapers cut down). Contemporary stitched vellum with manuscript title on spine, yapp edges (lacking ties, a little soiled).
"First edition of Scaliger's text and important commentary on the Astronomica of Manilius, the earliest extant treatise on astrology" (Schreiber). Adams M361; Schreiber 252.
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