7 June 2006
BURCHARDUS Urspergensis (before 1177-not before 1231). Chronicum. - Paraleipomena rerum memorabilium, à Friderico II. usque ad Carolum V. Augustum. Edited by Caspar Hedio. Strassburg: Crato Mylius, March 1537.
2 parts in one volume, 2° (303 x 197mm). Roman, italic and Greek types. Printer's device on title, numerous woodcut portraits of emperors, including 4 on part-title, woodcut historiated initials. (Without final blank, stain at upper corner of first several quires, minor marginal repair to title.) Remboitage of vellum over pasteboard, red sprinkled edges.
Third edition, the second with the complete text and the first with a continuation to 1537. Burchardus wrote his chronicle to glorify the reigns of the two Fredericks Barbarossa, often siding with imperial over papal authority. It is one of the most important sources for the history of imperial Germany at the begining of the 13th century. The sources for its continuation, the 'Paraleipomena', are cited at the end, differentiated by printed or manuscript form. Melanchthon wrote the prefatory dedication. An early note on the title-page identifies Conrad de Lichtenau as an author of the work; he was responsible for the work from 1225-1229. Adams C-2518; BLSTC German p.169.
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