Cologne: Hero Fuchs, 1522.
6th Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #003513
June 1522. 8vo (150 x 103 mm). 272 (i.e., 271),  leaves, several foliation errors. Signatures: A-Z8 a-l8 (-l8) 2a-2b8. Italic letter, title with fine historiated woodcut border showing arms of Cologne and adoration of the Kings, large woodcut initials, general index and two pages of errata bound at end, lacking blank leaf l8 only. Colophon on l7r reads "Coloniae Apud / Heronem / Alope / cium / mense Iunio anni XXII". In its first binding of richly blindstamped goatskin over card board, spine with 3 raised bands (original spine leather of inner compartments gone and repaired). Title page browned and dust soiled, frequent ink annotations in contemporary hand to first 20 pages, fol. K7 with tear at lower blank margin, occasional minor spotting and finger soiling, a few pages with ink smudges, final 3 gatherings with waterstaining at upper corner, but generally a fairly crisp and bright copy. Provenance: Georg Coien (inscription on title page), some manuscript notes and pen trials to front and rear pastedowns and final leaf verso. A fine, textually complete copy in fine first binding. ----
VD16 H4662; Adams H 783. FIRST COLOGNE EDITION, the second printed in Germany (first Leipzig 1512) and the sixth overall, of Homer's Ilias in Latin translated by Lorenzo Valla. Exceptionally rare on the market. AE records only one other copy that have appeared in different auctions in the past century. - Visit our website to see more images!
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