Centuria I-III (complete). Una cum Indice locupletissimo Philippo Camerario. Frankofurti (Frankfurt am Main) 1658. (Impendio Joachimi Wildij, Bibliopol. Rostoch). 4to. 474, (74; index)+(19), (1 blank), 391, (1 blank), (52; index)+(38), 370, (4 blank leaves without print), p. 379+(35)pp. Woodcut initials and vignettes. Cont. full vellum. Minor dog-ears etc, but overall a very good, nice and clean copy. Library-stamp on title and rare inner board. * Philipp Camerarius (1537-1624) was a german lawyer from Nuremberg, son of the outstanding german humanist and philologist Joachim C. This is a later edition of a popular anthology of essays quoting nearly 1000 authors, named and anonymous, throughout history. The book was first published in Nurenberg in 1599, and came later in a great number of editions in many languages. This one is in latin. In English it was given the title "The Walking Library" or "The Living Library", in German "Historischer Lustgarten". The essays discusses a great variety of topics; for instance political history, elephants, werewolfs, Cicero's death, gypsies, punishment in kind, the Cabala, tears, beggars, lions, persecution of Christians by Nero and the Turks, amulets, the German language, libraries and laws against transvestites. Odd and rare book!. Latin.
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