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Lot nr:890
Book nr:29004
Author:CICERO, Marcus Tullius
Title:Der Teütsch Cicero
Town:Augspurg
Publisher:Heinrich Steiner
Year:1535, 4 March
Description:In-f°, [4], 159 (i.e.160), [1] ff, woodcut on title page showing a conversation between the young Cicero and the old Cicero. Text is illustrated with nice woodcut initials, border strips and 126 woodcuts. Various dimensions, Woodcuts by Hans Schäufelein (monogram HS), by Hans Weiditz (alias Petrarca-Meister) and by Jorg Breu. Hans Schaüfelein was a pupil of Albert Dürer. Translation by J. v. Schwartzenberg. Some foxing, water stains on some lvs., rest. in corner of title page and lower margin of f.92.
Bound in later full vellum, red edges, title in ink on spine
Note:"Rare and fascinating German Renaissance woodcut book with a wealth of illustrations many of which were cut especially for this work"
Ref. Adams C-1786 ; VD16 C 3775 ; Goedeke II, 235, 6 ; Burtsch: Die Bücherornamentik der Renaissance (1878), p. 24.
The woodcuts show biblical scenes but also show aspects of the daily life in the period (interiors, costumes, a tavern, a banquet...)
Price:€1800 - €2400
Sellingprice:€3000
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