PETRARCA (attributed to) -- [Coluccio SALUTATI (1331-1406)]. Ars punctandi. - JOHANNES DE LAPIDE. Dialogus de arte punctandi. - Generales punctorum. - Artis huius regulae aliquae. [Leipzig: Arnoldus de Colonia], 18 July 1493. Chancery 4°. Collation: Aa6 (Aa1r text, Aa6 blank). 6 leaves. 25 lines. Type: 1:81G, 2:160G. 5- and 3-line initial space opening text.
FIRST EDITION of a treatise on interpunctuation. It was a subject much discussed by humanists, primarily in Italy, but it was also the subject of lectures by Peter Luder at Leipzig in 1462. Although attributed in German-language manuscripts as well as in this printed edition to Petrarch, the text has more recently been assigned to Salutati (cf. R. Hirsch, Printing, Selling and Reading, 1967, p.137). The Dialogus which accompanies it is also attributed to Guillaume Fichet (cf. E. Beltran, Scriptorium, 39 (1985), pp.284- 91). H *12830; BSB-Ink P-288; Goff P-366 (one copy only, at Cornell).
[Bound fifth in a Sammelband with the following works:]
ANDRELINUS, Publius Faustus (1460-1518). Epistole proverbiales & morales. Strassburg: Matthias Schürer, April 1519. 4°. Collation: Aa-Bb4 Cc6. 4-part woodcut title border. (Neat tear into text in Cc6.) Not in Adams; not in BLSTC German.
ERASMUS, Desiderius (c.1466-1536). Familiarium Colloquiorum Formulae. -De Ratione studii. -Epistola Paraenetica. [Augsburg: Silvan Otmar, c.1520]. 4°. Collation: A-H4, a 4-leaf quire of blank paper is inserted between D and E. Bezzel, Erasmusdrucke, 441; BLSTC German, p. 279.
ERASMUS -- CATO, Marcus Porcius. Praecepta moralia, translated by Erasmus. - PUBLILIUS Syrus (fl. c.45 A.D.). Mimi, edited by Erasmus. - ERASMUS. Institutio hominis Christiani. - ISOCRATES. Paraenesis ad Demonicum, translated by R. Agricola and edited by M. Dorpus. - EPICTETUS. Enchiridion, translated from Greek into Latin by Angelo Politiano. Strassburg: Matthias Schürer, November 1517. 4°. Collation: \Kp\k4 A4 B8 C-D4 E-H8.4 I6. Woodcut historiated title border, woodcut printer's device at end. (Neat tear in C3.) Bezzel 317.
SENECA, Lucius Annaeus (c.4 B.C.-65 A.D.). Ad Lucillium epistolarum opus de vivendi ratione. Edited by Hermann Buscius. [Cologne: sons of H. Quentell, c.1505]. Collation: A-E6 F4 G-I6 K4 L6 An additional quire M4, not called for by Adams but clearly part of the edition and present in the British Library copies, is misbound before ps-Petrarca. It contains a Life of Seneca and other subsidiary texts. Adams S-920; BLSTC German, p.809.
VERGIL, Polydore (c.1470-1555). De inventoribus rerum libri tres. - Marcus Antonius SABELLICUS. De artium inventoribus. Strassburg: Matthias Schürer, June 1512. 4°. Initial spaces with guide-letters.
6 works in one volume (189 x 134mm). (Some browning, a little worming in text at beginnning and end, light dampstain in a few quires.) Contemporary German half pigskin tooled in blind with rolls, two fore-edge catches without clasps, remains of paper spine labels (a little wear at head of spine).