De honesta disciplina. lib. XXV.

Crinito (Pietro)

De honesta disciplina. lib. XXV.

De Poetis latinis. lib. V. Et Poematum. lib. II. Cum indicibus suis. Cumque tabellis alphabeticis rerum.

Description: title-page within woodcut border, printer's device at centre, frequent woodcut capitals, small blank corner of title-page repaired, some light staining in places, early manuscript notes to title and margins of perhaps 50 leaves, possibly all in the same hand as the ownership inscription dated 1599, another inscription (dated 1642?) cropped at head of title-page, ff. [viii], CCXXII, 4to, late seventeenth-century mottled calf, spine with five raised bands, red and green morocco lettering pieces, other compartments gilt-bordered with central gilt flower tools, rubbed, a little splitting to ends of front joint, marbled endpapers, all edges red, good

Publication Details: [Colophon:] Paris: Nicolas De la Barre, 1518

Notes: One of several early reprints of Badius's 1508 edition of the works of Pietro Crinito (or Crinitus, 1475-1507), a pupil of Poliziano, including his most famous work, a commonplace collection entitled 'De honesta disciplina' (first published 1504). Written in the tradition of - and in ways directly imitating - the Attic Nights of Aulus Gellius (and therefore the Miscellanea of Poliziano as well), it contains an unclassifiable mix of stories, information, and conversation. One section of the book (VII.4), on necromancy, was plagiarised by Nostradamus. The second major work is De poetis Latinis, ...more

Bibliography: (Renouard II p. 352 #4)

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Price: £750

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1518

Stock Number: 48999

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