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Prosopographiae heroum atque illustrium virorum totius Germaniae, pars prima [secunda & tertia]. In hac personarum desriptione omnium tam armis et autoritate, quam literis & religione totius Germaniae celebrium virorum vitae & res praeclarè gestae bona fide referentur, à condito mundo [part 1] . ad . annum [1566] usque [part 3].Basel, Nicolaus Brylinger (volume 3: heirs of Nicolaus Brylinger), 1565-1566. 3 volumes bound as 1. Folio. With 3 title-pages, each with the same woodcut printer's device and with the same woodcut portrait of the author on the back (each with a different verse), ca. 1500 woodcut portraits of famous men from German history (including many repeats) and several letterpress genealogical tables. Boards covered with ca. 18
- Adams P-179; VD16 P228-P230; cf. Lipperheide 634 (German edition). First edition of an extensive biographical work by the Swiss physician, professor in medicine, theologian and linguist Heinrich Pantaleon (1522-1595). It contains biographies of the "heroes", famous men and important figures in the history of "Germania", here including the Low Countries and Switzerland. The first part starts at the creation of the world by God (year 1) and continues up to the year 3970, the first year of the Christian era (AD) and then to AD 800. It includes mostly the lives of mythical Germanic heroes and monarchs: Tuisto, the divine ancestor of the Germanic peoples, Adulas, Diclas, Obalus, etc. The second part covers the years 800 to 1500, including a biography of Gutenberg. The third part, covering 1501 to 1566, contains interesting biographies of Luther, Erasmus, Vesalius, Mercator and many others.With bookplate, library stamp, owner's inscription and some other manuscript notes. Slightly browned, some marginal thumbing, and tiny wormholes in the first and last 80 pages. Binding worn at the extremities, front hinge cracked.
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