Baïf, Lazare de (1496?-1547); Telesio, Antonio (1482-1533?); Charles Estienne (1504 - 1564), ed.

Lazari Bayfii Annotationes in Legem II de captivis & postliminio reversis, in quibus tractatur de re navali, per autorem recognita... Eiusdem Annotationes in tractatum De auro & argento legato, quibus vestimentorum & vasculorum genera explicantur. His omnibus imagines ab antiquissimis monumentis desumptas ad argumenti declarationem subiunximus. Item. Antonii Thylesii De Coloribus libellus, à coloribus vestium non alienus.

Published: Basileae, Froben [apud Hier. Frobenium et Nic. Episcopium]

Date: 1537

Small 4to, pp. [viii], 9-323 [i.e. 319], [viii], woodcut caduceus Froben device on title page and colophon (larger variant), historiated woodcut initials, long quoted passages in Greek letter, illus.

Bibliography
Adams B35; Lipenius I, 83, 186; II, 69; Basler Buchillustration 465; Berlin Katalog 883; Lipperheide Ba1; Simon, Bibliotheca Bacchica, 81 (1536, 1549 ed.)

Quote
"In der Basler Illustration zeigen sich die Eigenheiten des Baslers Illustrators, der die Gegenstände und Figuren frei nachgezeichnet hat, besonders deutlich in den Figuren-Darstellungen [...]: dramatischere Bewegtheit, [...] Koegler hat denn auch schon 1911 auch die Bayfius-Holzschnitte Conrad Schnitt zugeschrieben [...] hält aber hier auch Heinrich Vogtherr der Altere als Künstler wie möglich."--Basler Buchillustration 1500 bis 1545.

Note
Lazare de Baïf (c. 1496-1547) French humanist and diplomat. His Annotationum in L. vestis ff. de auro et argento legato, Pandectarum lib. xxxviii Ulpianus first appeared in March 1526 in Basel, printed by J. Bebel. For a detailed and extensive commentary on the illustrations of De re navali; De re vestiaria and De vasculis, see Basler Buchillustration 1500-1545 p. 536-537. Antonio Telesio of Cosenza, also Antonius Thylesius (1482-1535) classical scholar and poet. The first monograph on colours, De coloribus, first printed in 1528 by Simon de Colines as a supplement to a Galen treatise, can be considered to be the first dictionary of colour terms, it was reprinted by Goethe in his Farbenlehre. Roy Osborne in Latin terms for pigments and dye-colours, (Journal of the Society of Dyers and Colourists) Vol. 116, Nov. 2000, makes a comprehensive and fascinating analysis of Telesio's "often neglected but invaluable reference source".

Illustrated
33 large woodcut illustrations, many full-page, some smaller woodcuts and diagrams in the text (24 cuts of ships, 4 of which are repeated, 3 of costumes, 6 of ancient vases).

Condition
Ancient light dampstaining throughout, minor worming to spine.

Binding
Early 18th c. blind tooled panelled calf

€1800

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