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Andreas Cless
1675 Curiosa, nec non politica vagabundi, Rationis Status- Dream Interpretation
Verona: Falso, 1675. Curiosa, nec non politica vagabundi, per Europam, vulgo sic dicti, Rationis Status, de praesenti tempore nugae-somnia. Das ist: Des in der Europaeischen Welt ueberall zu Hause sich einfindenden/so genannten Ratio-Status, Wegen jetziger Zeit Laufften nanchdenckliche und Politishce träumende Scwatz-Besiichter, Andreas Cless, 90 pages, Verona, Falso, 1675, fantastic frontispiece, neatly bound in three quarter vellum over marbled paper boards, 8vo. In good condition. A few scuffs to vellum boards, otherwise in great shape. A bit stiff as to be expected. Paper of the first few leaves grayed/browned; increasingly brighter and lighter further into the book. Small repair on bottom right corner of page 82. Unmarked. Binding tight and intact. Please see photos. This is the first complete edition of a curious work by Andreas Cless (not named on title page). It is considered one of the most important and detailed works of the 'Ratio-Status', that is, the rational of the state literature, which plays a major role in many baroque novels. This work, which was influence by Quevedo and Moscheroschk, illuminates the political and constitutional relations from the imperial city. Cless was an important interpreter of 17th c. Raison d'etat. The work is cast in the form of a descriptive dream by the author, graphically depicted by the frontis engraving, and while commenting on contemporary political trends also lambasts the Hapsburg thugs then running roughshod over Europe. In fact, it was reported that Cless was clubbed to death with sandbags by a bunch of Spanish mercenari … [Click Below for Full Description]
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