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Maximus Tyrius

Sermones … — Basel 1519

1.500 €

Maximi Tyrii, philosophi platonici, Sermones e Graeca inLatinam linguam versi Cosmo Paccio interprete. — [Colophon:] Basilea, Ioannes Frobenius, sexto calendas februarias, anno M.D.XIX [27. Jan. 1519].

Folio (288 x 194 mm). a4 b-p6: 170 ( = 174) pp., (1) leaf. Leaves i1 and i2 stick together at the very lower inner margin.

Binding: Blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards: clasps gone; the initials CG dated 1553 on upper cover; new spine, late 16th or early 17th century, with title in manuscript; new endleaves. The book has been taken out of its covers and re-settled in them. Maybe the boards are the orginal ones, maybe be they are taken from any book.

The splendid illustration of the book by Ambrosius Holbein and others is treated in extenso by Frank Hieronymus, Oberrheinische Buchillustration 2, Basel 1984, pp. 246-249.  – VD16 M 1681. Not in Adams. (The first Greek edition was published by Henri Estienne in 1557 – together with Pazzi’s translation.)