19 November 2003
CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106-43 B.C.). Der Teutsch Cicero. Translated by Johann von Schwarzenberg and Johann Neuber. Augsburg: Heinrich Steiner, 20 January 1534.
2° (290 x 190mm). Woodcut title illustration and 125 large woodcut illustrations, some full-page, by Schäufelin, the Petrarca Master and probably by Johannes Weiditz, many within woodcut borders, numerous woodcut vignettes and initials. (Without final blank and N8 [almost certainly blank], some browning, small marginal stains in quires S-V.) 19th-century calf, two brass fore-edge clasps (repairs at spine ends and corners).
FIRST EDITION of this collection and first German publication of many of these texts. The volume contains 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', 'Kummertrost'. Most of the lively woodcuts had appeared in Steiner's 1531 edition of Cicero's Offices. Adams C-1785; VD-16 C-3774; Muther 1097; Worstbrock, Deutsche Antikerezeption 1450-150, 163.
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