Antiquariat Jürgen Dinter

Erasmus, Desiderius

Collectanea adagiorum veterum … — Strasbourg 1520

Collectanea adagiorum veterum Desyderii Erasmi Roterodami Germaniae decoris … Lector eme, lege, et probabis. — [Colophon:] Excusa, stanneis calamis, haec veterum Adagiorum Desyderij Aerasmi collectanea, graecis adornata characteribus, ea quidem opera, qua Matthias Schurerius Selestensis (piae recordationis) excripserat. Argentorati in eius aedibus mense Septembri, Virginei partus anno millesimo quingentesimo vigesimo in lucem aedita.

[Strasbourg, Schürer, 1520].

4to (198 x 138 mm). a-k4.8 l8: (4), LVII, (7) leaves. Woodcut title-border, title in red & black.

The detailed colophon states, that the book is printed in lead type – stanneis calamis; it reminds of the death of Matthias Schürer, in autumn 1519; that he had expanded the text by Greek type; and it gives the year of publishing not as Anno Domini, but as the year of the virgin birth of Christ – virginei partus anno. The title-page has the fine invitation to the reader to buy, read, and praise the book to others. Modern boards. – VD16 E 1924; Vander Haeghen I 2; Bezzel 61.