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Opera, accedunt notae integrae Isacii Pontani, Joh. Meursii, Jacobi Gronovii.
Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum), Ex officina Arnoldi Doude, Cornelii Driehuysen, 1670.. 8vo. (XXXII),704,(68) p., frontispiece. Modern half calf. 19.5 cm (Ref: Schweiger 2,587; Brunet 5,1286: 'edition assez estimee'; Ebert 12720; 8 copies in STCN, of which 4 in Holland; the description of STCN does not mention the 2 cancels, which our copy has) (Details: Modern & tasteful binding in antique style; back with 5 raised bands; covers covered with marbled paper; frontispiece depicting Macrobius as a kind of 'penseur'; printer's device on title; some woodcut initials, and figures in the text; cancels of leaf A1 and X1 have not replaced the original leaves, which remained in their place, but have been bound at the end of the book; the original A1 has fingerprint ti, the cancel has ta) (Note: Macrobius, ca. 400, is considered to be one of the last pagan Roman authors. His most important work is the Saturnalia, an account of a long dicussion held during a symposium on the occasion of the Saturnalia. The subjects discussed are grammar, philology, mythology, history. Macrobius also produced a commentary on the Somnium Scipionis of Cicero. The work of this late antique writer is important because he rescued opinions and passages from works that have been lost. The Dutch classical scholar Johannes Isaac Pontanus, 1571-1639, was born at sea (hence his name), when his parents were on their way to Denmark. There he was for some time a helper of Tycho Brahe (NNBW I,1417). In 1606 he became professor of Mathematics at the University of Harderwijk. His edition of Macrobius dates from 1597, a second edition from 1628.) (Provenance: ownership entry of the Swedish professor Lennart Hakanson of Latin literature on the front flyleaf) (Collation: *-2*8, A-3B8, 3C2) (Photographs on request).
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