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Lot nr:1201
Book nr:34635
Author:HUGO, Hermannus SJ
Title:De prima scribendi origine et vniversa rei literari? antiqvitate
Town:Antverpiae
Publisher:ex off. Plantiniana, apud Balthasrem & Ioannem Moretos
Year:1617
Description:In-8?, 227, [3] pp, enkele gravures i.t., marginale vlekken op titelpagina. Drukkersmerk in houtsnede op laatste pagina. Enkele bladen met wormgaatjes in de binnenmarge. Gebonden in half kalfsleder, blauw gespikkelde sneden
Note:Ref. Backer-Sommervogel [S.J.] IV, nr. 512 ; Bonacini 831.
Scholarly work on the origin of various scripts and alphabets, writing utensils, the manufacture of paper and ink, with interesting chapters on cryptography, e.g. 'De occulta literarum missione', 'De invisibili literarum scriptione', 'De occultanda scriptione per transpositionem literarum', 'De occulta scriptione per notas'. At the end there are chapters 'De inventione typographiae' and 'De ornatu librorum'
Price:€140 - €200
Sellingprice:€340
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