Vocabularum rerum promptuarium ... congestum et vernaculo interioris Germanie apposito affabre concinnatum.... Leipzig: Melchior Lotter, 1517.
4to (200 x 126 mm). A-B6 B4 D-R6 S4 T-U6 X4 Y6 Z4. Title in red and black. Gothic type. Modern vellum. Pale browning, some marginal dampstain at beginning, minor bowing.
Provenance: Helmuth Domizlaff [1902-1983] (penciled notes on flyleaves, identified as his by Bernard Rosenthal when sold in 1989).
FIRST EDITION of a rare and idiosyncratic German/Latin dictionary designed for use in the "German interior." The arrangement is in three categories ("scrinia") and several dozen subcategories ( "nidi," i.e. pigeonholes). The three scrinia broadly encompass arts and culture; botany and science; and technology. The author identifies himself as a teacher from "Ascania" (probably Aschersleben in Saxony). Quite rare: not in BM/STC or Adams.
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