La Roche, Etienne de (1470-1530)
LARISMETHIQUE NOUVELLEMENT COMPOSEE. (LYON: GUILLAUME HUYON FOR) CONSTANTIN FRADIN, (2 JUNE 1520)
FIRST EDITION, 4to (254 x 176mm.), title printed in red and black within a woodcut border, woodcut printer's device on title-page, woodcut initials and diagrams, old binding reusing a fifteenth-century vellum manuscript, small tear to head of title-page, ink stains on n4v, lacking front flyleaf, binding slightly soiled, spine torn at head and foot
Jeronimus im Hoff (Imhoff), of Nuremberg (1468-1539), bought in Lyon on 23 March 1534, inscription on rear flyleaf in Italian; Karl Ferdinand Friedrich von Nagler (1770-1846), small stamp on verso of title-page (in 1836 his library went to); Royal Library, Berlin, ink stamp on verso of title-page; bought from Thomas-Scheler, Paris, 1997, Catalogue 15: Précurseurs et Novateurs, item 296, FF120,000
The Imhoff family of Nuremberg were one of the leading merchant families of Europe and by the later fifteenth century had branches across Europe, including in Lyon.
Tomash & Williams L5; Bechtel L-47; Hoock & Jeannin L5.1; USTC 30158; von Gültlingen, Huyon 12