Lot 36: Reisch (Gregorius) Aepitoma Omnis Phylosophiae Alias Margarita Phylosophica Tractans, 1504.
November 15, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Reisch (Gregorius) Aepitoma Omnis Phylosophiae Alias Margarita Phylosophica Tractans, collation: B-C6 D-E8 F28 G8 H6 I8 K4 L-N8 O6 P-Q8 R6 S-V8 X6 Y-Z8, a8 b4 c6 d-e8 f6 g-h8 i4 k-l8 m6 n-p8, Roman, Gothic, Hebrew and Greek types, large woodcut to title, numerous woodcut illustrations (some full-page), diagrams and music, 2 tables on 1 folding sheet between P2&3, a few instances of early colouring in red, front pastedown and endpaper with early ink notes, lacking F28 and P7, some staining and spotting, lightly browned, contemporary pigskin over wooden boards, remains of metal clasps, rebacked, preserving original backstrip, soiled, 4to (212 x 150mm.), [Strasbourg], [Johann Gruninger], . ⁂ The rare second unauthorised edition of this splendidly illustrated compendium of the medieval trivium and quadrivium and moral and natural philosophy. It includes a Hebrew grammar by the German theologian and humanist Konrad Pellikan, as well as sections on music, astronomy, astrology, geological and geographical matters and mathematics, amongst others. References: This edition not in Adams; Sabin 69123; European Americana 504/2.
Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History