[Ammonius in quinque voces Porphyrii per Pomponium Gauricum Neapolitanum] [Fragment of book printed by Sessa of Venice]

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Venice: Per Io. Baptistam Sessa, 1504. With ornamental capitals, printers device, acrostic device in lower margin of g1v. 5 of 28 leaves only: [f4],g1-4. pp. [47]-[56]. 1 vols. Folio. Ammonius Hermiae was a fifth-century Greek philosopher who taught at Alexandria for most of his life. The Sessa family of printers were an active printing family in Venice in the sixteenth century, whose printer's device featured a cat under a crown. This fragment of a 1504 Ammonius is an excellent example of early post-incunable printing. OCLC 751637647, 43199615 (BL, Oxford, Mazarine, Düsseldorf) Disbound. Some marginal tears and browning at edges, two holes in upper outer margin, contemporary ink note on blank verso of last leaf. Inscribed to Maria Lullary.


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