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Deorum dialogi numero 70.
Strasbourg, Johann Schott, 1515. [THE FIRST PRINTED HUNGARIAN EX-LIBRIS] 4to. ff. 84 unnumbered leaves, a-x 4 . Roman letter, with Greek. T-p, titles and initials of a 2-3 in red and black; decorated typographical border to left margins of text; decorated initials. Lower part of t-p painted with two horizontal red stripes, occasional slight marginal foxing, some faint waterstaining to upper inner and lower outer corners and inner margins at gutter, light browning to a few ll. and last gathering. A very good copy in a contemporary vellum wallet binding, upper cover with sewn-in repair, traces of label and small worm trail, small hole to folding cover, another with traces of sewing to spine, lacking two binding cords but sound, spine lined with faded (probably C15) ms. Ex-libris in red ink ‘Joannis Talirasy posomensis Liber 1515 ei[que] exibitur ab optimo (?) Mag[ist]ro Cris: Borb[onius?]’ and later casemark ‘XXXXIII.K22’ to t-p, early printed armorial bookplate of Hans Teilnkes von Prespurg, a few early marginalia in two hands. The handsome printed armorial ex-libris belongs to the bibliophile Hans (János) Teilnkes, citizen of Breslavia (or Presburg), then in Hungary and now in Slovakia. It was probably printed in Nuremberg, hence the Germanisation of his name into Hans, and is reputed to be the first ex-libris ever to be used in Hungary. This copy probably never travelled far from Breslavia. It was originally a prize book given to the student Joannis (János?) Talirasy by a teacher probably named Christophorus Borbonius. A very good copy of fascinating provenance of Lucian o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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