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Lot 39: Drink.- Hegendorf (Christoph), Encomium Sobrietatis, 1520.

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day One

by Forum Auctions

15 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Drink.- Hegendorf (Christoph) Encomium Sobrietatis, collation: A-B4, Roman and a few instances of Gothic type, title within charming woodcut border depicting monkeys and putti clambering over fruiting vines, woodcut initials, modern boards covered with a rubricated early printed leaf, small 4to (190 x 138mm), [Leipzig], [Valentin Schumann], [?c.1520]. ??? Scarce early satire praising sobriety, which includes numerous quotations from classical authors. The author was a theological scholar, expert on the law and great admirer of Erasmus. Literature: Not in Adams; VD 16 H1183 listing one edition, possibly the present, ascribing it to Valentin Schumann and dating it to 1519.

Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History

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