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CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106-43 B.C.). Officia, in German. Translated by Johann von Schwarzenberg and Johann Neuber. Augsburg: Heinrich Steiner, 1 October 1533. [Bound with:] Der Teütsch Cicero. Translated by Johann von Schwarzenberg and Johann Neuber. Augsburg: Heinrich Steiner, 20 January 1534.
CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106-43 B.C.). Officia, in German. Translated by Johann von Schwarzenberg and Johann Neuber. Augsburg: Heinrich Steiner, 1 October 1533. [Bound with:] Der Teütsch Cicero. Translated by Johann von Schwarzenberg and Johann Neuber. Augsburg: Heinrich Steiner, 20 January 1534.
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CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106-43 B.C.). Officia, in German. Translated by Johann von Schwarzenberg and Johann Neuber. Augsburg: Heinrich Steiner, 1 October 1533. [Bound with:] Der Teütsch Cicero. Translated by Johann von Schwarzenberg and Johann Neuber. Augsburg: Heinrich Steiner, 20 January 1534.

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CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106-43 B.C.). Officia, in German. Translated by Johann von Schwarzenberg and Johann Neuber. Augsburg: Heinrich Steiner, 1 October 1533. [Bound with:] Der Teütsch Cicero. Translated by Johann von Schwarzenberg and Johann Neuber. Augsburg: Heinrich Steiner, 20 January 1534.

One of the masterpieces of 16th-century illustration bound with the first edition of Der Teütsch Cicero. This latter is a collection of Ciceronian texts, many in their first German publication, containing German translations of 'Cato maior de senectute' by Neuber; 'Tusculanae disputationes liber I'; 'Laelius de amicitia'; and by Schwarzenberg 'Büchlein vom Zutrinken', 'Lied wider das Mordlaster des Raubens', 'Memorial der Tugend', and 'Kummertrost'.

1st work: Title with large woodcut of Julius Caesar enthroned together with eight counsellors and Cicero writing in the background, portrait of the translator Schwarzenberg by Weiditz after Dürer on verso, and 101 woodcut illustrations by Weiditz. Historiated and ornamental initials, tailpieces (without final blank P8, title lightly soiled and lightly waterstained in lower margin, some marginal soiling and waterstaining of text, lower marginal corner of C1 repaired). Seventh edition. VD-16 C-3243; cf. Fairfax Murray, German 118.

2nd work: title with large woodcut depicting the young and old Cicero sitting opposite each other, 125 woodcut illustrations, some full-page, by Schäufelein, the Petrarca Master and probably Hans Weiditz, many with woodcut borders, 7 hand-coloured. Historiated and ornamental initials. With the blank N8 and final blank Ee4. Register bound in at front (a few lower corners or lower margins with small repairs, light marginal soiling and occasional light waterstaining). First edition. Adams C-1785; Muther 1097; Worstbrock, Deutsche Antikerezeption 1450-1500 163; VD-16 C-1785.

2 works in one volume, folio (297 x 200mm). 17th-century vellum, manuscript title on spine (a few light stains, lower cover rubbed). Provenance: Johann Christoph Gottsched, German writer and literary reformer (1700-1766, engraved bookplate) – FAL (crowned monogram on first title) – the Arcana collection.
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