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Lot nr:961
Book nr:33335
Author:[SIGONIO, Carlo [Pseudo-Cicero]
Title:Consolatio liber quo se ipsum in Filiae morte consolatus est ...
Town:Venetiis
Publisher:apud Hierony. Polum
Year:1583
Description:16mo, 88 ff, old ink annotations on fly lvs. Some ink stains. Contemporary limp vellum, title in ink on spine
Note:Scarce, not found in auction records. A forgery, in the style of Cicero, typically attributed to Carlo Sigonio. Sigonio was a highly respected Italian scholar who specialized in the history of Rome. Around 1583 he claimed to have located a new complete work by the Roman orator Cicero in which he grieves for his daughter's death. Only small fragments had previously been found before. The discovery of this manuscript caused great excitement among scholars but when published the general consensus was that it was a fake. In 1584 Plantin printed an edition followed by a judgment of Justus Lipsius
Price:€180 - €240
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