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Lot 89: [Ethnography] Omnium Gentium Mores, 1535

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

November 5, 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • [Ethnography]  Omnium Gentium Mores, 1535
  • [Ethnography]  Omnium Gentium Mores, 1535
  • [Ethnography]  Omnium Gentium Mores, 1535
  • [Ethnography]  Omnium Gentium Mores, 1535
  • [Ethnography]  Omnium Gentium Mores, 1535
  • [Ethnography]  Omnium Gentium Mores, 1535
  • [Ethnography]  Omnium Gentium Mores, 1535
   
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Description: Boemus, Johannes. OMNIUM GENTIUM MORES, LEGES & RITUS EX MULTIS CLARISSIMIS RERUM SCRIPTORIBUS…. Leiden: Vincentii, 1535. 6" x 3.75". 303, [1], [24] pp. In later but early full calf with title on label in gilt and gilt decoration to spine. Spine and edges with some small scuffs and rubbing, leaves near front and rear with frayed edges at front margin and some light chipping, some very slight damp-staining to front margin of last several leaves, a few early ink notations, overall a clean and Very Good example. ******************************** The present was first written around 1517 to 1520 and is considered to be the first compendium of scientific ethnography. "Describes the customs and manners of many peoples of the world...The earliest editions contain only three parts: Africa, Asia, and Europe." [Borba de Moraes 110.]

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