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Opus Merlini Cocaii Poetae Mantuani Macaronicorum by Teofilo Folengo - Signed - 1613 - from G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB (SKU: 247)

Opus Merlini Cocaii Poetae Mantuani Macaronicorum

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Opus Merlini Cocaii Poetae Mantuani Macaronicorum

by Teofilo Folengo

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[Teofilo Folengo] Opus Merlini Cocaii Poetae Mantuani Macaronicorum. Venetiis, apud Nicolaum Bevilacquam, 1613. In-12. 14.5 cm. Contemporary lap-edged polished vellum, titled on the spine by hand, possibly by Simon Abbes Gabbema. Woodcut printer's device with motto "sciencia immutabilis" on the title page. [iv (blanks); 1 – 541; viii; i (blank)] Verso of p. 541 blank; Twenty-seven woodcut illustrations at: A1b; A12b; C11; D7b; E4; E12b; F8b; G5b; H2b; H11; I6b; K3; K11; L6b; M3; M11; N8; O3; P2; P8b; Q4b; Q12b; S2b; T3b; T8; V3b; V10. Signed and dated in 1650 by noted Frisian historian, Simon Abbes Gabbema (1628 – 1688), the official historian of Frisland, promoter of the Frisian language and a sometime owner of the Codex Roorda. There is a second manuscript motto on the title page and another note on the front flyleaf.


First edition published 1517, Delepierre says this edition was printed in Germany not in Italy, as the paper and the wretched woodcuts (chétives figures) indicate, citing David Clément. Delepierre, Macaronéana, p. 138. A few pages have worn spots, thin holes in the uneven paper (pp. 5-6; 477-478; 479-480 affecting a few letters of text on p. 5), otherwise a good copy with an interesting provenance of a Frisian philologist, historian and manuscript collector.

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Bookseller
G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
247
Title
Opus Merlini Cocaii Poetae Mantuani Macaronicorum
Author
Teofilo Folengo
Illustrator
Unidentified German
Format/binding
Contemporary lap-edged polished vellum, titled on the spine by hand, possibly by Simon Abbes Gabbema.
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Publisher
apud Nicolaum Bevilacquam
Place of Publication
Venetiis
Date Published
1613
Keywords
Folengo, Merlini Cocaii, Macaroneana
Size
In-12. 14.5 cm

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