Apr 23, 2007 - Sale 2111

Sale 2111 - Lot 281

Price Realized: $ 1,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
SEXTUS EMPIRICUS. Adversus mathematicos . . . Eiusdem Sexti Pyrrhoniarum hypotyroseon libri tres. Latin translations by Gentian Hervet and Henri Estienne. [8], 583, [31] (of [33]) pages; lacks final blank. Folio, early 19th-century 1/4 sheep, later patterned paper over covers, top of spine chipped, rear joint cracked, cover edges worn; contents browned, light stain on top edges. Antwerp: [Martin le Jeune in Paris for] Christopher Plantin, 1569

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first edition of the first text and second edition of the second, all remaining of the writings of a Greek philosopher active circa 200 A.D. "His extant works constitute the only lucid, complete, and firsthand summary of Greek Skepticism available to us" (EP). DSB XII, 340-41; EP VII, 427-28; Hoffmann III, 394; Sarton I, 299; Voet 2208.