De Fato Libri Novem

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SIRENIUS, Julius Carrarius [Magius, Hieronymus]: De Fato, libri novem. In eosdem libros Periochae, cum rerum, & verborum insignium indice locupletissimo. Venice, ex Officina Iordani Ziletti 1563.

Folio, fols. [xx] 168 [xii]. Light age-yellowing, some foxing, light worming to inner margin, touching some letters, a good copy bound in seventeenth-century brown morocco gilt, cardinal’s armorial at centre of covers, corners repaired, new spine. Early inscriptions and stamps to front free endpaper recto and title-page. Edges gauffered and gilt.

FIRST EDITION. Subjects of Sirenius’s philosophical and theological treatise on fate include prophesy, divinations, dreams, and astrological predictions. Sirenius, a native of Brescia, also wrote guides dedicated to metaphysics and predestination.

BMC/STC Italian 630. Adams S 1218.