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Baptista Trovamala [aka] Baptista de Salis (dates unknown) ed. Ottmar Luscinius [aka] Nachtgall (1478-1537) Summa Roselle de Casius Con

Auction:
3269B
Lot:
22
Sold for:
$2,829$2,300

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Books & Manuscripts - 3269B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 23, 2019 11:00AM

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Baptista Trovamala [aka] Baptista de Salis (dates unknown) ed. Ottmar Luscinius [aka] Nachtgall (1478-1537) Summa Roselle de Casius Conscientie. Strassburg: Joannes Knobloch, 26 February 1516. Folio, title page printed within a large signed architectural woodcut compartment by Hans Baldung Grien (c. 1484-1545) depicting Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459-1519) enthroned and seated at the bottom of the image; title within printed in red and black, in gothic and roman types, printed in gothic type in two columns throughout, fine crible initials; bound in contemporary blind-tooled half alum-tawed pigskin over wooden boards, clasps and catches intact; featuring the full folio page woodcut bookplate of Franz Gottfried Troilo von Lessoth (1583?-1648?), imperial chancellor to Emperor Ferdinand III, and owner of an extensive Renaissance library; ownership inscription of the Principissa Piccolominia library at the foot of the title, some worming to pastedowns and first and last few leaves, some light water stains and signs of handling to title, 12 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.

Luscinius, who prepared this edition of Baptista de Salis's work for a German audience, states in the preface that the text he began with (a Venetian edition) was so riddled with errors that correcting it was a labor equivalent to those performed by Hercules.

Aa10, a-z6, A-V6 X8 (final leaf may or may not be the integral blank).
Estimate $800-1,200


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