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LETO, Giulio Pomponio (Sanseverino Giulio, 1428-1498)-MARLIANI, Giovanni Bartolomeo (1488-1566)-VICTOR, Publius (fl. 4th cent)
De antiquitatibus urbis Romae Libellus longè utilissimus. Topographiae veteris Romae Io. Bartholomæi MARLIANI [...] Epitome, nunc primum edita. P. VICTORIS de urbis Romae regionibus & locis libellus [...]
Basel: Thomas Platter, 1538. 8vo (155x95 mm). [36], 357 [i.e. 255], [1 blank] pp. Collation: a-b8 c2 A-Q8. 17th-century vellum over boards, gilt spine with morocco lettering piece, tinted edges. On the front pastedown later manuscript notes and printed label of the "Domus probat. Cheriensis Societ. Jesu Catal. inscript. Biblioth", i.e. the library of the Jesuit school of Chieri near Turin. On the front flyleaf entries of ownership of Giovanni Battista (18 April 1739) and Giovanni Goffi (2 June 1785). Slightly browned throughout, some spots, a good genuine copy.RARE EDITION this collection of writings on the topography of ancient Rome, including Leto's fragmentary guide of ancient Rome (written around 1484). From Leto's Excerpta to this guide to the ruins and monuments, the printer Jacopo Mazzocchi compiled the De vetustate urbis and published it for the first time in 1510 (cf. Archeälogie der Antike. Aus den Beständen der Herzog August Bibliothek, 1500- 1700, Wiesbaden, 1994, p. 38). It is followed by a completely reworked edition of Marliani's archaeological guidebook and by Publius Victor's regionary catalogue of Rome (first published in 1502/5).Pomponio Leto was born at Teggiano, near Salerno, the illegitimate scion of the princely house of Sanseverino. He moved to Rome around 1450 to study under Lorenzo Valla, who he eventually succeeded as preceptor of rhetoric and Latin at the 'Studium Urbis'. Around 1458 he headed the for- mation of the Roman Academy, a loosely organized group of scholars dedicated to the study of classi- cal philology and archaeology. His disciple … [Click Below for Full Description]
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