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Hermannus Torrentinus
Elucidarius carminum et historiarum.
Hagenau: Heinrich Gran (for Johann Rynmann), 1510. First attempt at a "historical dictionary dealing with ancient mythology, history and geography. With fine provenance.Full title:Elucidarius carminu[m] et historiaru[m] Vel Vocabularius poeticus co[n]tine[n]s fabulas: historias: prouincias: vrbes: insulas: fluuios: et montes illustres. Item Vocabula et interpretationes grecoru[m] et hebraicoru[m]: vna cu[m] vocabulis co[m]munibus Saracenenor[um] in latinu[m] translatis: et alijs in fine adiu[n]ctis.4to (197 x 138 mm), 60 unnumbered leaves (forming 120 pages). Red morocco binding with rich blind-tooling. Spine with five raised bands, blind-tooled fleurons and gilt-lettered title and date. Covers with gilt-tooled coat of arms. Inside covers richly gilt-tooled. All edges gilt. Printed in two columns and 47 lines to the page minuscules for initials.Cf : VD 16 T 1596; Adams T 818 (other collation than our copy); Proctor 11647; Josef Benzing, Bibliographie Haguenovienne (Biblioth. Bibliograph. Aureliana L, p. 23, no. 100; Zaunmuller 256. The "Elucidarius vel vocabularius" was the first attempt at a "historical dictionary" dealing with ancient mythology, history and geography. The editio princeps was printed in 1498 by Paffraet in Deventer, the Netherlands. During the first part of the 16th century the work was a great success as a reference classical dictionary. It also was published with the title "Parvum dictionarum poeticum". The data on classical geography, history, daily life and literature were taken from classical literature.In the present work, the Latin historical lexico … [Click Below for Full Description]
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