[Illustrium Virorum Epistolae Hebraicae, Graecae et Latinae]

AUCTION 1 | Thursday, November 14th, 1996 at 1:00
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Lot 253

[Illustrium Virorum Epistolae Hebraicae, Graecae et Latinae]

Second edition ff.111 (of 113) lacks title and final blank, damp-soiled with some loss, paper repairs, modern half-calf, 4to J. Benzing, Bibliographie der Schriften Johannes Reuchlin in 15 u. 16 Jahrhundert (1955) no. 137; this edition not in Adams

Hagenau: Th. Anshelm 1514

Est: $600 - $900
Celebrated defense of Reuchlin by various eminent German scholars written amidst his lengthy dispute with Johannes Pfefferkorn. The first edition of this work (also printed by Anshelm, though in only ff.52) appeared a few months before this second, Tübingen edition. See S.A. Hirsch, Johann Pfefferkorn and the Battle of the Books, in: A Book of Essays (1905) pp.108-09