Manuzio / Erasmo - Adagia - 1578

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Manuzio / Erasmo - Adagia - 1578
Literature - Quantity: 1 - Book

Adagia quaecumque hanc diem exierunt Paulli Manutij studio, atque industria, doctissimorum Theologirum Consilio, atque ope, ab omnibus mendis vindicata, quae pium, & veritatis Catholicae studiosum lectorem poterant offendere: sublatis etiam falsis interpretationibus, & nonnullis, ... digressionibus. Quem laborem, a sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini patribus Manutio mandatum. Nunc vero summa industria iterum impressa, incredibilique labore emendata à f. Angelo Rocch. eremita Augustiniano ... Cum plurimis, ac locupletissimis indicibus. Venetijs : apud Hieronymum Polum, 1578. Sheets [62], columns 2042 (errors in the pagination of the columns); 16 x 22 cm. Parchment spine with applied leather title tag; canvas plates. Water stains and traces of woodworm, not particularly intrusive. On the title page, within a frame, brand with Cerberus, the three-headed dog, who sharpens with a head the food thrown by a hand; motto: “Vis vincitur arte”. Famous collection of proverbs, aphorisms, various sentences that Erasmus collected from Latin and Greek classics, Christian texts and even from the Bible. The work had been considered important by the Church, but the works of the Dutch humanist had been included in the Index Librorum prohibitorum of 1559. The papal authority, therefore, commissioned Paolo Manuzio to revise its contents and bring it into line with the rules of the Tridentine Council. As a consequence, in this edition the name of Erasmus is never mentioned.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Manuzio / Erasmo
Book Title
Adagia
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1578
Language
Latin
Original language
No
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Number of pages
1100
Dimensions
22×16 cm
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