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[HESSUS, Helius Eobanus.]

De generibus ebriosorum, et ebrietate vitanda:

cui adiecimus de meretricum in suos amatores, & concubinarum in sacerdotes fide: quaestiones salibus & facetijs plenae, laxandianimi, iociq; suscitandi causa, nuper editae.

[Frankfurt, David Zöpfel,] 1557 Stock Code: 108213
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The German humanist scholar Eobanus Koch (Coccius) (1488-1540) was considered the foremost Latin poet of his age. His prose work "On the species of drunkards" is a mock-quodlibetical speech that applies the scholastic method of argumentation, first printed anonymously in 1515. His first bestseller, the satire was reprinted in 1516 and 1550 and afterwards well into the 18th century. The book also includes two additional works, first published in 1505: Jakob Hartlieb, De fide meretricum; and Paul Olearius Jakob Wimpfeling, De fide concubinarum in sacerdotes. Copac locates only a single copy of this edition in the British Isles, at Cambridge.

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Description

Duodecimo (127 x 78 mm), in three parts. Late 18th-century dark green vellum sewn on two cords, paper spine label, thick endpapers reused from an engraved book.

Illustrations

Title within decorative border.

Condition

Bookplate of Franz Pollack-Parnau. Title leaf frayed at fore edge with very slight loss of border, restored with tissue, small paper restorations to succeeding two leaves not affecting text, occasional staining or browning, some underlining, still a good copy.

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