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Camerarius, Joachim.
De Philippi Melanchthonis ortu, totius vitae curriculo et morte, implicata rerum memorabilium temporis illius jominumque mentione atque indicio, cum expositionis serie cohaerentium. Leipzig, (Ernst Voegelin, 1566).
1566. Large 8vo. (20), 424 (not: 423) pp., 1 bl. f., (18) pp. With woodcut printer's device on t. p. Contemp. blindstamped pigskin, monogrammed and dated "I.V.S | 1566". Wants ties. First edition, first printing, of this first and most important biography of Melanchthon. Camerarius was able to consult a large amount of personal correspondence, a fact which makes this work a valuable source to this day. - Wide-margined copy, slightly browned with insignificant waterstain near upper edge. Slight worming to t. p. repaired; numerous contemp. marginalia. The appealingly blindstamped binding can be attributed to the Swabian bookbinder Wolfconrad Schwickart (cf. Goldschmidt, Gothic & Renaissance Bookbindings 227). Somewhat rubbed; modern front pastedown. From the library of Neidstein castle in in the Oberpfalz region of Bavaria. VD 16, C 502. IA 130.520. Hartfelder 624, 43. Schottenloher 15023. Ebert 3391.
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