FICINO, Marsilio (1433-99). De Triplici vita. - De regimine sanitatis Salerni. Strassburg: Johannes Schott, 6 March 1511. With blank s6. (Neat tear in k4, small abrasions on title, marginal wormtrack in first 2 leaves.) BLSTC German p.302; Durling NLM 1541; VD-16 F-946.
FICINO, Marsilio. De religione christiana & fidei pietate opusculum. - XENOCRATES (396-314 B.C.). De morte, translated into Latin by Ficino. Strassburg: Johannes Knoblouch, 9 December 1507. Woodcut printer's device on final recto. Adams F-416; BLSTC German p.302; VD-16 F-939.
BAPTISTA MANTUANUS (Giovanni Battista SPAGNOLI, 1448-1516). De patientia aurei libri tres, with additions by Helias Capreolus and Johannes Taberius. Venice: Jacobus Pentius, de Leuco, 6 September 1499. Collation: a6 b-q8 r10 (a1r title, a1v blank, a2r letter by Capreolus to Taberius, a3r table of contents, a6r letter by the author to Franciscus Fantucius, b1r text, r9r Antigraphia by Taberius, r9v colophon, r10r register, r10v blank). 28 lines and headline. Initial spaces with guide-letter. Type: 6:105R, 7:150G, a few Greek letters. HC *2408; BMC V, 565 (IA. 24529); GW 3308; Bodl.-Inc. B-043; Goff B-80.
RABANUS MAURUS (c.784-856). De institutione clericorum ad Heistulphum Archiepiscopum, and other works. Edited by Georg Simler (before 1480-1535/6). Pforzheim: Thomas Anselm, August 1505. Roman type, occasional Greek, initial spaces with guide-letter, woodcut printer's device at end, red capital strokes. BLSTC German p.420; VD-16 H-5272.
ERASMUS, Desiderius (?1466-1536). Lucubratiunculae. Antwerp: Thierry Martens, 6 November 1509. Roman and Greek types, full-page printer's device on final verso, a few initial spaces with guide-letter, red capital strokes. (Single wormhole at end, title lightly soiled, marginal paper flaw.) Second edition. Nijhoff-Kronenberg 836.
5 works in one volume, 4° (199 x 136mm). Contemporary Erfurt half blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards by the Steifer Hirsch I binder, with tools including Schunke-Schwenke Hund 36, Hirsch 35, Herz 75, remains of two fore-edge clasps, first two titles lettered on fore-edge (leather replaced at top of upper cover, corner split on lower cover, missing metal fastening strips). Provenance: occasional contemporary annotations -- Johannes Laurentius Wolff Hohenlohe-Pfedelbach (armorial bookplate).
A Sammelband of Renaissance humanism, containing works by its chief proponents both north and south of the Alps. Ficino is represented by his work on medicine, astral influences and natural magic, De triplici vita, to which is appended the Regimen of the School of Salerno, and his translation of Xenocrates the Platonist (here its third appearance in print); and Erasmus is represented by a collection of works, including the Enchiridion and letters to the English humanist, John Colet.