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Isagogae Ad Sacras Literas, Liber Unicus - Pagninus, Santes, O. P - 1536. 
Lyon: Apud Hugonem a Porta 1536 - First edition of a work republished in 1540 and in 1542. Size of binding: 10 in. x 14 1/2 in; 3 in. thick. , , 818 pp. Full old leather with stamped designs on the covers; remains of the clasp. The spine has been restored with an early leather title label laid down. Brass end-pieces on the corners of the covers. The front and rear inner covers show hand-written manuscript pages laid-down. Page 523 appears before p. 521 Manuscript annotations on some pp. Some age-related wear to spine and spine ends; the top edge of the book shows a damp stain. The title page shows an early ink inscription. A few pages show tanning. The book, in Latin, is an Introduction to the study of Sacred Scripture by Santis Pagnini. It begins with a preface dedicated to Cardinal Jean Du Bellay, and this is followed by Symphorien Champier's letter to Francois de Tournon, who was then Archbishop of Bourges. Pagnini was an Italian priest of the Dominican Order (O.P., Order of Preachers). He wrote and resided in Lyon, France. This is not his most well-known book. He was noted mostly for his writings on Hebrew. This is a rare item. Worldcat lists only four copies, all in Europe. The book weighs 9.5 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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