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HOMERUS.
Poetarum omnium seculorum longe principis Homeri Ilias, hoc est de rebus ad Troiam gestis descriptio, iam recens Latino carmine reddita, Helio Eobano Hesso Interprete.
Paris (Parisiis), Apud Carolam Guillard, 1545. 16mo. 408 numbered leaves, verso of last leaf blank. Vellum 12 cm - Great poetry translated by a great Neolatin poet. - (Ref: Hoffmann 2,334, where 8 reissues of this translation are listed, however not this Parisian edition. cf. Graesse 3,333; cf.Ebert 10044; cf. Neue Pauly Suppl. 2, p. 305 for the edition of 1540) (Details: Latin translation only. Back ruled gilt, and with yellow gilt letterlabel. The book is of special interest because it was printed by 'Carola Guillard', better known as Charlotte Guillard, the first female printer. She died around 1557, and produced about 200 titles. She became one of the most important printers of the Quartier Latin. See for this remarkable woman her lemma in Wikipedia) (Condition: Vellum somewhat soiled, and spotted. Title slightly dustsoiled, some light waterspots in first quires) (Note: This is the last poetic work, a Latin translation of the Iliad in elegant hexameters, of the German humanist and wandering scholar Helius Eobanus Hessus, 1488-1540, some time (with great success) professor of Poetry and Rhetoric in Erfurt and Marburg. Hessus, the teacher, and later colleague of Camerarius, did much to popularize humanistic studies, but he is best known as one of the most brilliant neolatin poets of his time. His original name was probably Koch. The tripartite scholar's name refers to the sunday on which he was born (Helius), the name-day of his saint (Eobanus), and to his Hessian 'Vaterland' (Hessus). He was a drunk, led an irregular life, and was a gifted occasional poet, which brought … [Click Below for Full Description]
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