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Sermones convivales: de mirandis Germanie antiquitatibus. (Strasbourg, Joh. Prüss), [1506].
1506. 4to. 26 unn. ff. (incl. last blank). (Bound with) II: Solinus, Caius Julius. Polyhistor, seu rerum orbis memorabilium collectanea [...]. Cologne, Eucharius Cervicornus & Hero Fuchs, December 1520. XCII, (12) ff. With architectural woodcut title border. (Bound with) III: Pomponius Mela. Cosmographia. (Paris), Jean Petit, (5 June 1513). XXX, (10) ff. With large stipple-engraved printer's device on title page. (Bound with) IV: Herodian. Libri octo, in quibus hi imperatores continentur [...]. Angelo Politiano interprete. (Strasbourg, Matthias Schürer, November 1513). (6), LXXXV, (1) ff. (Bound with) V: [Bruni] Aretino, Leonardo. De bello Gotthorum: seu de bello Italico adversus Gotthos libri quattuor. (Paris), [Guy Marchand für] Jean Petit, (31 March 1507). 48 ff. With large stipple-engraved printer's device on title page. Contemp. blindstamped dark-brown calf binding over wooden boards; pastedowns made of a 13th-c. vellum ms. with fleuronnée initials. Fine Sammelband, containing the very scarce first edition of Peutinger's work dealing with the old borders of Gaul and Germania. Under the heading "De Lusitanis nautis qui in Indiam navigant", Peutinger discusses the travels of his fellow Augsburg citizens to the East Indies. Also includes poems by Sebastian Brant and Ringmann Philesius. - The volume contains four additional early prints: II: The work of the Roman geographer Gaius Julius Solinus (3rd c.). "The greater part of this work is taken from Pliny's 'Natural History' and Mela's 'Cosmographia'. It was revised in the sixth century under the title of 'Polyhistor'. It was a popular work in the middle ages" (Cox II, 336). - III: Rare Petit edition (ed. P. Phoenix) of the oldest preserved Roman geographical work. - IV: First edition of this Roman history to be printed in the German-spaking countries. - V: Rare edition of Bruni's history of the Gothic Wars. - Occasional insignificant waterstaining to inner margin; upper margin of first 10 ff. have small brownstain. Spine and clasps replaced; back cover shows traces of a nail, proving this to be a former chain binding. Altogether a fine, well-preserved sammelband with five rare French and Alsatian post-incunables. I: VD 16, P 2081. BM-STC German 689. Adams P 940. Muller II, 17, 41. Ritter 1678. - II: - VD 16, S 6964. BM-STC German 818. Schweiger II, 959. Not in Adams. - III: BM-STC French 308. Schweiger II, 606. Not in Adams. - IV: VD 16, H 2501. Muller II, 187, 110. Ritter 1197. Schmidt 113. Schweiger I, 137. Not in BM-STC German or Adams. - V: BM-STC French 84. Adams A 1554. IA 125.746. Potthast I, 172.
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