DASYPODIUS, PETRUS (PETER HASENFUSS). 1490-1599.
Dictionarium voces propemodum universas in autoribus latinae linguae probatis, ac vulgo receptis occurrentes Germanice explicans.... [Strasbourg: Wendelin Rihel, 1535.]
232 leaves: x4 a-z4 Aa-Ll4. Historiated and decorative woodcut initials. Text in German and Latin.
[BOUND WITH] CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS. Ex familiaribus epistolis Ciceronis clausulae et sententiae. Augsburg: Silvan Otmar, 1534. 98 leaves: aa4 a-y4 z6. Text in German and Latin.
2 volumes bound in 1. 4to (199 x 150 mm). Period half-pigskin and wooden boards, tooled in blind (lacking catches and two clasps). Minor worming to margins of first and last few gatherings, holes to title page of Cicero with loss of a few letters, approximately 3" chip to rear board.
Provenance: Richard Heber (Bibliotheca Heberiana inkstamp to f.f.e.p.); Thomas Bouney (19th-century ownership signature).
FIRST EDITION of Dasypodius' influential work. "Modern German lexicography begins with the Latin-German dictionary of ... Dasypodius. Up to 1600, some 30 editions are known. Printings and revisions continued in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries...." (Jones, Landmarks in German Lexicography, p 134). Copies on the market are scarce; ABPC returns no records for the first edition. Not in Adams (their earliest edition being 1540).
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