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Musa, Antoninus, and Apuleius Barbarus [Pseudo-Apuleius]. In hoc opere conenta... First edition of Hummelberger's editing of these two classics

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 EUR

Musa, Antoninus, and Apuleius Barbarus [Pseudo-Apuleius]. In hoc opere conenta... First edition of Hummelberger's editing of these two classics

Musa, Antoninus, and Apuleius Barbarus [Pseudo-Apuleius]. In hoc opere conenta... First edition of Hummelberger's editing of these two classics

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 EUR

Lot sold:

13,860

EUR

MUSA, ANTONINUS, AND APULEIUS BARBARUS [PSEUDO-APULEIUS] — GABRIEL HUMMELBERGER 

IN HOC OPERE CONENTA. ANT. MUSAE DE HERBA VETONICA...L. APULEI DE MEDICA MINIBUS HERBARUM...ZURICH: C. FROSCHAUER, 1537


4to (7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.; 197 x 140 mm). [viii], 304, [28]pp, woodcut initials. Expertly bound to style in early vellum. Housed in a black morocco backed box.


"First edition of Hummelberger's editing of these two classics" (Hunt)


This is the first edition of Hummelberger's augmented version of Musa's herbal, to which is appended Apuleius Barbarus' material medica. Musa was a Roman physician in the first century, and although credited as author, some authorities believe it was written much later. The Apuleius work, among the most widely used remedy works of the Middle Ages, is thought to have been written around 400 A.D. and circulated in manuscript.


REFERENCE:

Durling 3319; Hunt 40; Johnson 50

Rousseurs et quelques feuillets uniformément brunis. 4 feuillets liminaires réemmargés. Vélin froissé.


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