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Ptolemaeus

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Venice, Simon Bivilaqua, 1502

Title page: ‘Preclarissimi viri Georgii Valle Commentationes. In Ptolomei Quadripartitum, inque Ciceronis Partitiones et Tusculanas questiones ac Plinii Naturalis historie librum secundum.’ Last page: (sig. [Giv]r, end of the Ptolemaic section) ‘Impressum Venetiis aere eruditi viri Marci Firmani in officina Simonis Bivilaquae, illustrissimo principe domino Leonardo Lauredano rem publicam moderante, anno domini milesimo quingentesimo secundo, die tertio mensis Novembris.’

Giorgio Valla’s commentaries on Ptolemy, Cicero and Pliny: Ptolemaica (Aiir-[Giv]r); In Ciceronis Partitiones commentaria (aiir-[cvi]r); In Tusculanas Ciceronis quaestiones commentaria (dir-fiir); In Plinii praefationis primi libri Naturalis historiae obscuriores locos interpraetatio (fiirr-[gvii]v). These commentaries were published posthumously by Giampietro Valla (Giorgio’s son), who addressed them to various Italian personalities, including the Ptolemaica to the Gianstefano Ferrero, Cardinal of Bologna (cf. dedicatory letter sig. [Ai]v).

Lit. EDIT 16: CNCE 36423

Exemplar Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 2 A.gr.b. 1015

Aiir‑[Giv]r

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‘Georgii Vallae Placentini In Ptolemaei ad Syrum Apotelesmata commentarium. Ptolemaeus mathematicorum omnium facile princeps ut quidam scripsere Adriani vixit temporibus ad Antoniumque… Exordium igitur in hoc opere sibi assumit Ptolemaeus in illos qui astronomiam artem — ex eo quod infertur ex ablatione ascensionum rectae sphaerae capitulo 16 omnium centrorum habebimus primordia.’

= Anonymous Greek Commentary on the Tetrabiblos (tr. Giorgio Valla) (C.2.11.1). Preface, Aiir; Book I, Aiir-Ciiv; II, Ciiv-Diiir; III, Diiir-Fiiiv; IV, Fiiiv-[Giv]r.