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Laurentius Eustochius
Dialogus, qui inscribitur Studiosus Interlocutores Foenerator: Studiosus Miles. Foenerator.
Brescia: Angelus & Jacobus Britannicus, not before 1.III.1488. An extremely rare incunable from Brescia; only 3 complete (& 1 incomplete) copies knownin-8vo (covers 19,9 x 14,8 cm; leaf size 19,3 x 14,2 cm). 21 (of 28) leaves. Old flexible vellum, spine with 2 thongs (later bound). Printed in Roman type 3:77, 39-40 lines to the page.Signatures : ab8, c6 ( - a1 = blank & d 1-6, d6 = blank).Cf : Reichling 1198; GW 9482; IGI 3767. Not in Hain and the other usual bibliographies (Proctor, Polain, Pellechet, Voullieme, Goff, Oates, BMC, NUC).The work starts on leaf a2-r with a dedicatory letter : "Lavrentivs Evstochivs Marco Sanvto et Nicolao Foscaro Salvtem. Postea mecu(m) saepe : ac diu agitaui" that ends on leaf a2-v, line 11 with: "Valete. Kal. Mar. Mcccclxxxviii".That is followed on line 12 with a letter to Hieronymus Cresce(n)tius.The main treatise starts on leaf a3-r, line 20 with: "Lavrentii Evstochii Dialogos Qvi Inscribitvr Stvdiosvs Interlocvtores Foenerator : Stvdiosvs Miles. Foenerator. Vid mihi iis ambagibus".It ends on leaf c6-r, line 29 with: "Itaque ualete omnes : & pugnis me absente si libuerit concertate."Thereafter 10 lines with errata. Leaf c6-v is blank. The text of the Studiosus is complete in itself. The 5 leaves of quire d that are not present in our copy, contain the additions to the main treatise, two epistles (to Angelus Gabriel) and the elegy for Platina. Leaf d6 is again blank.Laurentius Eustochius was secretary of the Venetian Republic and a member of the Academia Romana, founded by Pomponius Laetus [1425-1497]. Eustochius was one of the contributor … [Click Below for Full Description]
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