Roman Antiquities. BAIF. De vasculis libellus..

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Roman Antiquities. BAIF. De vasculis libellus..
  Pedagogy of the 16th century. BAIF, Lazare de. De vasculis libellus, adolescentulorum causa, ex Bayfio decerptus: addita vulgari latinarum vocum interpretatione. Trecis [Troyes], apud Nicolaum Paris, 1542

8vo, 161x108 mm; plain boards; pp. 54, [10]. Printer?s mark on the title page and at the end, woodcut initial letters, roman and italic type. Contemporary ownership note on title page, handwriting on title page and on p. 22. Slight homogenous yellowing, genuine specimen.

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Very rare edition. Important work on the pottery of ancient Rome, edited by Charles Estienne. In his preface Estiennne, disciple and friend of the author, tells the reader that not all young students could understand De Baif's work.; therefore, when he heard this, De Baif gave his friend permission to make a summary of his book. Typographical rarity: Nicole Paris, after graduating in art in Paris in 1529, began teaching and settled in Troyes around 1542: opened his typography near the Abbey of La Rivour on request of Abbot Jean de Luxembourg. He printed very few books; the beautiful printer?s mark, a child climbing on a palm tree with the motto taken from the Song of Songs. See. Notice of the Bibliothèque Nationale: FRBNF30046964.
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