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Lot nr:994
Book nr:27855
Author:VIVES, Juan Luís
Title:Opera, in duos distincta tomos
Town:Basel
Publisher:Nic. Episcopius junior
Year:1555
Description:In-f°, [64], 687, [1] pp, volume 1 only (of 2), woodcut printer's device on title page and on last page (a crane holds a stone in one of its claws. The hand extending from a cloud grasps a bishop's crozier on which the crane is perched). Numerous large historiated woodcut initials. Later half calf binding, spine with 5 raised edges, sprinkled edges
Note:Ref. Adams V-935. First collected edition. Nicolaus Episcopius junior (°1531) was a grandson of Johan Froben, he died from the pest in 1565.
Contains pedagogic works as 'Exercitatio linguae latinae', which is a Latin textbook consisting of a series of brilliant dialogues, 'De Disciplinis' in which he laments the decline of the liberal arts and of the university as institution.
"Vives often insists on the practical nature of knowledge; for instance, in 'De causis corruptarum artium', he maintains that peasants and artisans know nature far better than many philosophers" "The light of our mind is always, directly or indirectly, inclined toward what is good and true, and can be regarded as the beginning and origin of prudence and of all sciences and arts" (Lorenzo Casini in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Price:€450 - €600
Sellingprice:€500
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