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Lot nr:1187
Book nr:34011
Author:CYPRIANUS of Carthage, Saint
Title:Opera divi Caecilii Cypriani episcopi Carthaginensis ... Erasmus Roterodamus
Town:Basel
Publisher:ex off. Frobeniana
Year:1520, Feb.
Description:In-folio, [24]+515+[1 bl.]+[32] pp, title page with large woodcut engraved border 'Imago vitae aulicae', after Ambrosius Holbein (margins reinforced, ms. ex libris). Beautiful large woodcut initials (4-9 lines). Waterstains, marginal annotations, slightly foxed. Marginal wormholes in some lvs. Woodcut printer's device on last page. Contemporary pigskin binding on wooden boards, with blindtooling, bronze clasps
Note:Cf. Adams C-3150 (mentions the 1521-edition) ; Vander Haeghen, p. 23.
"His gift of eloquence is evident in his writings. He was not a thinker, a philosopher, a theologian, but eminently a man of the world and an administrator, of vast energies, and of forcible and striking character. The principal editions of the works of St. Cyprian are: Rome, 1471 (the ed. princeps), dedicated to Paul II; reprinted, Venice, 1471, and 1483; Memmingen, c. 1477; Deventer, c. 1477; Paris, 1500; ed. by Rembolt (Paris, 1512); by Erasmus (Basle, 1520 and frequently; the ed. of 1544 was printed at Cologne). " (Catholic Encyclopaedia)
Price:€450 - €600
Sellingprice:€550
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