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Rare Tacitus print by Hieronymus Froben, Basel 1544

Object number
LIB060
Objekt:        P. Cornelii Taciti equitis romani Annalium ab excessu Augusti

Title
page:
P. CORNELII TACITI
EQUITIS ROMANI ANNALIUM AB EXCESSU AUGUSTI SI
cut ipse vocat, sive Historiae Augustae, qui vulgo receptus titulus est, libri
sedecim qui supersunt, partim haud oscitanter perlecti, partim nempe po-
steriores ad exemplar manuscriptum recogniti magna fide nec minore iu-
dicio per BEATUM RHENANUM. Nihil hic fingi docebunt castigatio
nes suis quaeque libris addite. Libellus de Germanorum populis, Dialogus
de oratoribus, denique Vita Iuln̈, Agricolae, no solum emaculatius prode-
unt, sed & explicatius adiunctis in hanc rem scholn̈s. Super haec omnia ac-
cesserunt in initio operis Thelaurus constructionum locutionumque & uo-
cum Tacito folennium, citatis etia ex Liuio pleruqae testimonijs, ac in calce
rerum memorabilium index copiosissimus. Nec desunt aliorū in hunc au-
torem antè a︠e︡dita︠e︡ annotationes pra︠e︡fationesque siue Beroaldi seu Alciati.

Collation::    2 empty sheets
1 title page with woodcut printer's mark
3 sheets (with numbers 2 - 4): AMPLISSIMO PATRI ET PRINCIPI D. BERNARDO EPISCOPO TRIDENTINO AC S.R.E CARDINALI BEATUS RHENANUS S.D
30 sheets: THESAURUS LOCITIONUM CONSTRUCTIONUM ET VOCUM
2 sheets: PHILIPPUS BEROALDI EPISTOLA AD LEONEM X PONT.
pages 1-420: ANNALIUM LIBER I - XXI
pages 421-431: BEATUS RHENANUS AD LECTOREM
pages 432 - 445: TACITI DE MORIBUS GERMANORUM LIBELLUS
pages 445 - 447: BEATUS RHENANUS LECTORI S.
pages 448 - 469: TACITI DE ORATORIBUS DIALOGUS
pages 469 - 474: BEATUS RHENANUS LECTORI S.
pages 475 - 491: IULII AGRICOLAE VITA AUTORE TACITO
page 492 + 6 sheets: ANDREAE ALCIATI ANOTATIONEM
55 sheets: INDEX
1 sheet with colophon (Basileae in Officina Frobeniana per Hieronymum Frobenium et Nicolaum Episcopium), printer's mark on reverse
3 empty sheets, thereof the first page with contemporary hand writing

Publisher/
Printer:
BASILEAE IN OFFICINA FROBENIANA
ANNO M D XLIIII.
Hieronymus Froben, Basel, 1544

Format: Folio, 31,8 cm x 23,2 cm

Description: Attractive and rare 16th century print, published in the workshop Froben, founded by Johannes Froben and taken over by his son Hieronymus after the death of Johannes in 1527. Edited by the Alsace scholar Beatus Rhenanus of Schlettstadt (1485 - 1547). For a detailed discussion, see J. E: Sandys, A history of classical scholarship, New York 1964, pp. 262ff.
Rhenanus' first edition of Tacitus, based on the Aeditio Vulgata' of Beoraldus, printed 1515 in Rome, was printed by Johannes Froben 1519. For the second edition (1533 and 1544), Rhenanus not only thoroughly went through the entire text making corrections, but also used an additional manuscript presented as a gift by Matthias Corvinus, king of Hungary, to his friend Jacob Spiegel.
Besides the text of Tacitus, this folio contains a learned treatise of Rhenanus (Thesaurus locutionum constructionumque vocum Tacito) as well as some notes from the Italian humanist and classical scholar Andrea Alciato (Andreas Alciatus), 1492-1550.
According to our research, the only 1544 print currently offered on the market

Condition: Very good condition, appropriate for the age of the volume. Very thoroughly printed. Large woodcut printer's mark of Froben on the title and last page. Several large wood- and metal-cut initials in the text. Slightly waterstained, some contemporary marginal notes and underlinings, hand writings and inkstains. Exlibris on verso of title page. Restored contemporary leather cover.

Reference: Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbereich erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts (VD 16), VD16 T.15

Provenance: Acquired 2020 from a German antiquarian bookshop.

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