156
156
Reuchlin, Johannes.
DE VERBO MIRIFICO. [BASEL]: JOHANN AMERBACH, [AFTER 21 APRIL 1494]
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3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 16,800 GBP
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156
Reuchlin, Johannes.
DE VERBO MIRIFICO. [BASEL]: JOHANN AMERBACH, [AFTER 21 APRIL 1494]
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 16,800 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Reuchlin, Johannes.
DE VERBO MIRIFICO. [BASEL]: JOHANN AMERBACH, [AFTER 21 APRIL 1494]
Chancery folio (293 x 202mm.), 50 leaves, 50 lines and headline, roman letter, initial-spaces some with capital guides, old limp vellum, early manuscript Latin verse on a1 recto, one small wormhole in text from e5 to the end, binding lightly stained
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Literature

HC *13880; BMC iii 755; Goff R154; BSB-Ink R-140

Catalogue Note

first edition, the first work in latin devoted to the kabbalah. During his second visit to Italy in the early 1490s, Reuchlin met Pico della Mirandola and was inspired by his interest in the Kabbalah. De verbo mirifico is written in the form of a dialogue between a Greek (Sidonius), a Jew (Baruchias) and a Christian (Capnion, or Reuchlin himself); it contains quotations from Pico's kabbalist Conclusiones, which were first published in 1486.

Amerbach is named in the preface, which is dated 21 April 1494.

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