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Lot 991: SCALIGER, J.C. Exotericarum exercitationum liber quintus decimus, de subtil
16 November 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
SCALIGER, J.C. Exotericarum exercitationum liber quintus decimus, de subtilitate, ad Hieronymum Cardanum. Par., M. Vascosan, 1557. (4), 476, (31) lvs. Later full cf. w. raised bands & dec. gilt back. (Spine skilfully rep. corners bumped/dam., upper edge a bit dam., upper part of free endpaper cut off, name scratched out on ti., slightly browned). First edition of Scaliger's refutation of Cardano's De Subtilitate, the two authors being at the forefront of one of the great intellectual debates of the sixteenth century. - Adams, S-579; Graesse VI, 289; Ferguson II, 324; Caillet, 9947. - Provenance: T. Gale, (?) 17th-century inscription to title; Stonor, bookplate.
Estimated Price: € 750