ALEXANDER OF APHRODISIAS’ COMMENTARY ON ARISTOTLE, 1554 VENETIAN PRINTING
ALEXANDER APHRODISAEUS. In Octo Libros Topicorum Aristotelis Explicatio… BOUND WITH: In Aristotelis Elenchos Explanatio… Venice: Joan. Gryphius, 1554, 1557. Folio (8-1/2 by 12-1/2 inches), early full limp vellum recased, manuscript title in ink on spine, renewed endpapers. $1500.
First Muret edition of this commentary on Aristotle by Alexander of Aphrodisias, translated into Latin by Marc-Antoine Muret.
Peripatetic philosopher Alexander of Aprhodisias flourished around 200 AD, and is known as Exegetes, or “the expounder,” for his knowledgeable exposition of the commentaries of Aristotle. Text in Latin. Hoffmann I, 118. DSB I, 117-20. Sarton I, 318-19.
Tiny marginal wormhole in second part; small expertly restored margin section of title page (not affecting text), likely an early excised owner signature. Expert restoration to spine of early vellum. A very good copy.