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SILVATICUS, Matthaeus.
Opus Pandectarum
Venice, per Simonem de Luere, 1511. [COPIOUS PRACTICAL ANNOTATIONS] Folio. ff. 198. Gothic letter, double column. Decorated initials, printer’s typographical device to last leaf. Finger mark and small marginal ink splash to t-p, another at lower blank gutter of D6-7 and N7, a handful of ll. very lightly browned, minor worming to upper blank gutter of V-Y8, light water stain towards inner margin of last leaf. A very good copy in late C16 (probably Bohemian) pigskin, double blind ruled to a panel design, outer border with roll of interlacing palmettes, second with blind-stamped full figures of Christ’s baptism, crucifixion and resurrection, and Abraham and Isaac, centre panel with large stamps of (upper board) Jael and Sisera and (lower board) Judith and Holofernes, bordered with roll of tendrils, small heads within roundels and small rosettes in blind, IMVF 1592 gilt above and below, a.e.r., spine, joints, corners and edges repaired, minor loss and a few small worm holes to upper corner. ‘Inferius Littera Scala’ (c.1700) to ffep, rubbed C17 ‘Conf.(?) F Misericordiae Pragensis’, late C16 inscriptions and crossed-out ex-libris ‘Jeremiae Tuschgaei Reichenbach Silesij Phil & Med Doc’ to t-p, copious C16 and C17 Latin, German an Greek annotations in black and green ink. In modern folding box. A very good, handsomely bound copy of this important medical encyclopaedia. The binding, probably made in Prague, is signed by Meister M.H. (Haebler I, 191), who produced several for books owned by the unidentified IMVF, in the early 1590s (‘Jahresbericht’, 23; ‘Knihtisk’, 125). In the early … [Click Below for Full Description]
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