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West Coast Rare Books

West Coast Rare Books

Westport / Ireland

Anon. Flores Bibliorum, Sive Loci communes omnium fere materiarum ex veteri

Anon. Flores Bibliorum, Sive Loci communes omnium fere materiarum ex veteri

Anon [Thomas Hibernicus or Thomas of Ireland]. Flores Bibliorum, Sive Loci communes omnium fere materiarum ex veteri ac nouo testamento excerpti, atque alphabetico ordine digesti: nuncque demum castigati. Antverpiae, Apud Ioannem Steelsium, Anno 1555. 14 x 9 cm. 584 pages plus six pages ‘Index Rerum’, 2 Blank. Speckled calf. Spine label with gilt title. Gilt dentelles. Red speckled edges. Blind line decorations on boards. Very good condition. Rubbed and bumped. Some age darkening. A few handwritten words on title page and very few annotations in text. Internally clean. A very nice copy of this scarce 1555 Edition. WorldCat lists nine copies in various libraries.

Thomas of Ireland’s Manipulus florum (″Handful of flowers”) belongs to the genre of medieval texts known as florilegia, anthologies of authoritative quotations that are the forerunners of modern reference works such as Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations and The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. These books contain large numbers (approximately 6000) Latin proverbs and textual excerpts that are attributed to various classical, patristic and medieval authors. Compiled in Paris at the beginning of the 14th century (1306), it survives in over 200 manuscripts and was published in over 50 editions between 1483 and 1887, making it by far the most widely-disseminated and, presumably, the most influential anthology of Latin quotations produced during the Middle Ages.

Our price: EUR 750,-- 

Anon. Flores Bibliorum, Sive Loci communes omnium fere materiarum ex veteri ac nouo testamento
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Anon. Flores Bibliorum, Sive Loci communes omnium fere materiarum ex veteri ac n
Anon. Flores Bibliorum, Sive Loci communes omnium fere materiarum ex veteri ac n
Anon. Flores Bibliorum, Sive Loci communes omnium fere materiarum ex veteri ac n

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