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Lot nr:897
Book nr:30655
Author:[POSTINCUNABEL] CICERO, Marcus Tullius
Title:Officia. Ein Buch, So Marcus Tullius Cicero der Römer, zu seynem Sune Marco, von den tugentsamen Amptern und zugehörungen, eynes wol und rechtlebenden Menschen in Latein geschriben
Town:(Augsburg
Publisher:Henrich Steiner)
Year:1533 (Oct. 1)
Description:In-f°, [8], XCI ff, Title with large woodcut of Julius Caesar enthroned together with 8 counsellors and Cicero writing in the background, portrait of Schwarzenberg by Weiditz after Dürer on verso, and 101 woodcut illustrations (including 99 by Hands WEIDITZ and one by Hans Burgkmair), historiated and ornamental initials, tailpieces. Margins slightly soiled. Beautiful contemporary calf binding, with blindtooling, rebacked, corners bumped
Note:Ref. VD16 C-3243 ; Fairfax Murray German 118 ; not in Adams. One of the masterpieces of 16th-century illustration. Translation by Johannes von Schwarzenberg and Johann Neuber. Later edition of the first German translation which was first published by Steiner on February 1531. Sixty-seven of Weiditz's woodcuts (including 3 repeats) were designed specifically for Cicero. Subjects include a conjurer performing sleight-of-hand tricks, a pilgrim, a notary's office, painters' studios, draper's and armourer's shop, an astrolabe and a dancing bear
Price:€2800 - €3600
Sellingprice:€3400
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