Dreyzehen Bücher von dem tewren Helden Enea, was der Wasser und Land bestanden. Jetzund von newem widerumb ubersehen, mit fleiss corrigiert, und schoenen figuren geziert.Frankfurt, (durch David Zoepffeln),

VERGILIUS MARO  (1559)

£2000.00 

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Title within one-piece mannerist woodcut border incorporating bust of Virgil at foot, 13 full-page woodcuts (the one for book II coloured by an early hand, partial colouring to a few others); title in red and black.

8vo (170 x 105mm). [344]ff. Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over paste boards, covers panelled by fillets and medallion roll, acorn and rosette tools (later ink lettering on spine, ties missing, foot of spine and edges worn).

A new edition of Thomas Murner's (1475-1537) translation of the Aeneid, the first in German, with a new series of woodcuts. Murner's was the first German translation, printed in 1515 by Grüninger at Strassburg, and here with printed marginal notes in Latin.

Title-page with repair to lower blank corner, some staining to title and occasional staining and soiling throughout, last leaf strengthened at fore-margin.

Inscriptions at head and foot of title page, that at foot partially lacking ('dieser buch....162?'), library stamp on verso of title, 

JS Morgan (Princeton) G1559. VD16 V 1430.


Stock Code: 48263

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