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BOEMUS, Johann
The Fardle of Facions, Conteining the Aunciente Maners, Customes, and Lawes, of Affrike and Asie.
London, Jhon Kingstone, and Henry Sutton, 1555. FIRST EDITION. [368] p. ; 80. *4 A-Y8 Z4. "'The treatise of Iosephus, conteyning the ordres, and lawes of the Iewes commune wealthe', a translation of book 4, chapter 8 of Antiquitates Judaicae , leaves T7-Z2. ESTC. Title within woodcut border, large white on black criblé initials, Cardiff Castle bookplate on pastedown, small early woodcut of Paris choosing Aphrodite pasted below, bookplate of the Fox Pointe collection on rear fly, C19th engraving of African cut out and pasted on rear pastedown. Light age yellowing, title expertly restored in blank upper margin, two small repairs to blank margins of second leaf, a little thumb marking to lower margins of first five leaves. A very good copy, crisp and clean, in late C19th black straight grained morocco by Pratt, covers bordered with a triple gilt rule, small fleurons gilt at corners, spine, rebacked with original spine laid down, with gilt ruled raised bands, gilt in compartments with small scrolled and pointillé tools, gilt flowers at centre, edges gilt ruled, inner dentelles richly gilt, a.e.g. corners a little worn, extremities fractionally rubbed. A rare and important first English edition of books one and two of Omnium Gentium Mores, Leges et Ritus translated by William Waterman; the Fardle of Facions is considered the first scientific approach to ethnology, (in English) portraying a pleasant variety of things and yet more profit in the pith (Cox I, pp. 69-70). Johann Boemus (c.1485-1535) was a German humanist, canon of Ulm Cathedral, traveller, and Hebraist. His work, fir … [Click Below for Full Description]
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