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FINE AND IMPORTANT ALDINE EDITION OF ERASMUS ADAGES

Erasmus Roterodamus. Adagia quaecumque ad hanc diem exierunt, Paulli Manutii studio, atque industria, ... ab omnibus mendis vindicata, quae pium, et veritatis Catholicae studiosum lectorem poterant offendere: sublatis etiam falsis interpretationibus, & nonnullis, ... digressionibus. Quem laborem, a sacrosanti Concilii Tridentini patribus Manutio mandatum, Gregorius 13. motu proprio ita comprobauit, vt omnes Adagiorum libros, vna excepta editione Manutiana, prohibeat, atque condemnet. Cum plurimis, ac locupletissimis indicibus Graecis, & Latinis, quorum nonnulli nusquam antheac impressi fuerunt. Florentiae, apud Iuntas, MDLXXV (Florence, Giunti for the Aldine Press, 1575).

2, later limp cartonnage, handwritten title and library label at spine, ff. [4], columns 1454 [i.e.1440], ff. [36].
Giunti device at title and final leaves. Woodcut headletters. Text in Latin on two columns, with some passages in Greek.
Aldus Manutius' dedicatory to pope Gregory XIII.

Fine and important edition, revised by Aldus Manutius the Younger, of the renowned collection of Latin and Greek adages, sayings, proverbs, mottos, epygrams compiled by Erasmus.

Paul Manutius was commissioned by the Fathers of the Council of Trent to correct the work, reorder, purge by false interpretations and doctrinal errors, in order to make this edition the only one approved by the Church (the bull of Gregory XIII, as stated in the title, prohibits and condemns the other editions).

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1466 - 1536), known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian.
Amongst humanists, he enjoyed the sobriquet «Prince of the Humanists»; he has been called «the crowning glory of the Christian humanists». Using humanist techniques for working on texts, he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament. These raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation.

Provenance: Ownership signature Philippi Monti at title-page, beside the printer device.

References: Renouard 220. 14. STC, Italian, 236; Adams, E-443. BMC, 236. CNCE 18245 & 18247.

Condition

Minor traces of foxing, but a good copy.

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€400.00

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[Erasmus, Adages, Aldus] Manuzio, Adagia, 1575

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