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Lot 37: Turks.- Andronicus (Tranquillus Parthenius) Hec Co[n]tinent[ur] in hoc Opusculo...Ad Deum Contra Thurcas Oratio Carmina Heroico, 1515.
15 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Turks.- Andronicus (Tranquillus Parthenius) Hec Co[n]tinent[ur] in hoc Opusculo...Ad Deum Contra Thurcas Oratio Carmina Heroico, collation: A-B4, Gothic and Roman types, title with large attractive woodcut depicting mounted Turks charging towards a Christian King, woodcut decorative initial, 2 pairs of small wormholes, one pair marginal, the other within text with minor loss, 19th century mottled boards, upper cover detached along with backstrip, 4to (199 x 148mm.), [Nuremberg], [Johann Stuchs], [c.1515]. ⁂ A rare collection of Latin poems on the Turkish threat overshadowing Europe by this Dalmatian humanist. Franjo Trankvil Andreis was a professor at Leipzig, diplomat, orator and correspondent of Erasmus. Literature: Not in Adams; VD16 online A2807; Göllner 103.
Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History