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1551 Lives of POPES Platina Vatican Catholic - Bartolomeo Platina - 1551. [1215000]
Coloni√¶ (Cologne) : Apud Iasparem Gennep√¶um, 1551. - 1551 Lives of POPES Platina Vatican Catholic Papacy Halley's Comet Vellum Folio Filled with Exquisite Historiated Initials & Woodcuts A famous work on the lives of the popes of the Catholic Church written by Renaissance humanist, Bartholomew of Platina. It is often considered the first systematic handbook of papal history! Bartolomeo Sacchi (1421 – 1481), known as Platina after his birthplace and commonly referred to in English as Bartolomeo Platina, was an Italian Renaissance humanist writer and gastronomist. Main author: Bartolomeo Platina Title: Bap. Platinae Cremonensis, De vitis ac gestis svmmorvm pontificvm, ad sva vsqve tempora, liber vnus : huic addit√¶ sunt vit√¶ ac res gest√¶ eorum qui interim fuere pontificu, a Paulo uidelicet II ad Iulium huius nominis III. Eivsdem item Platin√¶, De falso & uero bono dialogi tres. Contra amores I. De vera nobilitate I. De optimo ciue II. Panegyricis in Bessarionem doctiss. patriarcham Constantinopolitanum. Oratio ad Paulum II. pont. maximum, De bello Turcis inferendo. Published: Coloni√¶ (Cologne) : Apud Iasparem Gennep√¶um, 1551. Language: Latin Notes & contents: • Signatures: ¬≤a b-2d A-F G H-I (complete) • Title vignette (publisher’s device) • Early mentions of Halley’s Comet. - As a paragraph from Platina's Vit√¶ Pontificum first gave rise to the legend of the excommunication of Halley's comet by Pope Callixtus III (see Wiki article below) o Quote is found on the bottom half of page 283: “Apparente deinde p aliquot dies cometa crinito & rubeo, cum mathematici ingentem pestem, caritatem annonae, magna aliquam cladem futuram dicerent, ad auertandam iram dei Calistus aliquot dierum supplicationis hostes conuerteret. Mandauit praeterea, ut assiduo rogatu deus flecteret, in meridie campanis signus dari fidelibus omnibus, ut orationibus eos iuuarent, qui contra Turcos continuo dimicabant.” FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure vellum binding Pages: complete with all 320 + 92 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Coloni√¶ (Cologne) : Apud Iasparem Gennep√¶um, 1551. Size: ~11.5in X 8in (29.5cm x 20cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $1250 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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