Absolutissimus de octo orationis partiū constructione libellus : nec minꝰ eruditione pueris utilis futurus, qʒ compendio' & perspicuitate commodus ac iucūdus, nuperrime uigilātissima cura recognitus, & in nostra officina summa diligentia excusus.

PA 2083 L5 1515 Erasmus title page.tif

Author

William Lily

Title

Absolutissimus de octo orationis partiū constructione libellus : nec minꝰ eruditione pueris utilis futurus, qʒ compendio' & perspicuitate commodus ac iucūdus, nuperrime uigilātissima cura recognitus, & in nostra officina summa diligentia excusus.

Date

1515

Place

Basil

Publisher

Ioannes Frobenius

Artist

Urs Graf

Contributor

John Collet

Editor

Desiderius Erasmus

Note

Printer's device on last page.
Colophon: Basiliæ in officina Frobeniana Mense Augusto. An.M.D.XV.
Edited by Erasmus, with a prefatory epistle by John Colet. Cf. Brit. Mus. Cat.
The title border is in the distinctive style of prolific woodcut artist and engraver Urs Graf (1485-c.1527), with his monogram inscribed on a slate hanging from the left-hand column, first used in Froben’s edition of Erasmus’ Moriae encomium published a few months earlier. Graf’s border was based on a design by Albrecht Dürer for Willibald Pirckheimer’s translation of Plutarch two years previously (Nuremberg, 1513) and, in turn, the block for this border was reused by Froben and copied by other printers.
Lacks two leaves (a2-3) which contain the new preface by Erasmus and two pages of text. Annotated copiously and contemporaneously throughout in an unidentified hand.

Archive Location

Library Catalog

Num Pages

47

Short Title

Absolutissimus de octo orationis partium constructione libellus

Call Number

PA2083 .L5 1515

References

OCLC : (OCoLC)84399372
OCLC : (OCoLC)ocm84399372

Collection

Citation

William Lily, “Absolutissimus de octo orationis partiū constructione libellus : nec minꝰ eruditione pueris utilis futurus, qʒ compendio' & perspicuitate commodus ac iucūdus, nuperrime uigilātissima cura recognitus, & in nostra officina summa diligentia excusus.,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed November 28, 2022, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/10367.

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