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Julius Obsequens, Prodigiorum Liber

Julius Obsequens. Iulii Obsequentis prodigiorum liber, ab urbe condita usque ad Augustum Caesarem, cuius tantum extabat fragmentum, nunc demum Historiaru[m] beneficio, per Conradum Lycosthenem Rubeaquensem, integritati suae restitutus. Polydori Vergilij Urbinatis de Prodigijs libri III. Ioachimi Camerarij Paberg. de Ostentis libri II. Basileae [Basel]: Ex officina Joannis Oporini, Anno Salutis humanae, M. D. LII. Mense Martio [1552].

Baillieu library, Rare Books, The University of Melbourne.

Further details to follow later in 2011.
This book is yet to be formally assessed as to its condition. The Baillieu library entry on the book is as follows:

“Baill RB copy bound in contemporary blind stamped calf over bevelled wooden boards, original decorative brass clasps and catchplates; covers panelled with wide and narrow rules; outer frame comprised of a roll with the half-length figures of Faith Hope Charity and Justice; center panel with three columns of chained sheaf tools; raised double bands spine panels with unusual elaborate all-over decoration incorporating various small tools; remnant of paper label at foot. Title page with ex libris inscription at foot dated 1695 and 1698. Third work with frequent (and other two works with isolated) early ink marginal notations pointers and underlining in old hands. A dozen illustrations partly filled in with early colour.”

See the Baillieu library catalogue entry

Further details to follow later in 2011.

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