Sale: 366 / Rare Books including Marine Art, May 17./18. 2010 in Hamburg Lot 156

 
Ottomar Luscinius - Grunnius sophista. 1522


 
156
Ottomar Luscinius
Grunnius sophista. 1522
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,190
Sold:
€ 1,020 / $ 1.213

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Luscinius, O., Grunnius sophista sive pelagus humanae miseriae. With title woodcut . [Strasbourg, J. Knobloch 1522]. Plain 19th century boards. 59 (of 60) numb. ll.

VD16, N 25. - BM STC, German Books p. 642. - Adams L 1728. - Ritter Cat. 1415. - Schmidt 232. - Goedeke II, 129. - First edition. - Very rare satirical dialogue against the obscurantists, written by the Strasbourg humanist and music theorist Ottomar Luscinius (real name Nachtigall [nightingale ]). The two dialogue partners are opponents of the barbary named Misobarbarus and the Greek Sophist Grunnius, who had been metamorphosed into a pig. - The title woodcut shows a Poeta Laureatus, who has a horse laden with books with him, as well as a pig standing on its hind legs wearing a pointed hat and a cape. - The last leaf with the printer's device lacking. - With an insignificant trace of worming in the white margin, first ll. slightly fingerstained, few ll. with small crease mark.

First edition of this rare satirical dialog against obscurantism. With woodcut on title. Later cardboards. - Lacking the last leaf with printer's device. Negligible wormhole in the white margin, first leaves with slight fingerstaining, few leaves with edgewear to corners.

156
Ottomar Luscinius
Grunnius sophista. 1522
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,190
Sold:
€ 1,020 / $ 1.213

(incl. 20% surcharge)