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Ethica, cum comment. amplissimis Philippi Bergomensis.

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Ethica, cum comment. amplissimis Philippi Bergomensis.

by CATO, Valerius

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[Auguste Vindelicorum, Ant. Sorg], 1475.

Gothic folio [301 x 212 mm] of (1) bl. l., 484 leaves with 40 lines per page, thus complete, handwritten inscription at the bottom of the title, a few minor waterstains, annotations in the margins, contemporary bookmarks. Monastic binding in blind-stamped brown calf on wooden boards, rebound, richly ornamented covers, corner spandrels and central metal cabochon, title of the work handwritten in monastic hand on the upper cover. Binding made around 1475.

Rare princeps edition printed by Anton Sorg in November 1475.

ISTC ic00292000; BMC II 342; BSB-Ink D-189; Goff C292; GW 6277; HC 4711; IGI 2601.

"Rare edition described by Panzer, vol. 1. p. 106, and by Hain; it was sold for 9 pounds 19 sh. 6 d. Alchorne Library, in 1813; 20 and 48 flor. Butsch" (Brunet I-1666).

This princeps edition reached considerable prices reported by Brunet: 9 pounds 19 sh or 200 F gold in 1813, a higher price than the first edition of Les Précieuses ridicules.

"First edition, very rare; the typeface is that used by Ant. Sorg, the famous Augsburg printer. It is printed in long lines, and without figures and signatures. These moral verses are attributed to Cato the censor, who died in 148 BC." (M. de la Serna, Dictionnaire bibliographique du quinzième siècle, 399)

"First edition of Philippus de Bergamo's treatise, the Speculum regiminis. Rather than a commentary on the Disticha Catonis, this text is an original work" (ISTC), and comprises the majority of the volume, commencing on folio 91. It was printed by Anton Sorg in the first year of his independent activity, with type acquired from the press at the monastery of St Ulrich and Afra".

Cato's work had a great reputation in the middle ages and was translated into many languages. Chaucer makes numerous references to it.

The versification and meter are of excellent quality.

Giacomo Filipo Foresti da Bergamo, Italian chronicler, born in Soldio in 1434, died in 1520, belonged to the Foresti family and entered the order of the hermits of Saint Augustine. His writings or commentaries are still sought after by well-read persons.

A precious copy preserved in its rare and beautiful contemporary binding, which bears in a brass frame the title of the work in monastic writing on the upper cover- rebound as almost always for such a thick volume - enriched with this monastic inscription on the first leaf: "Iste liber est monasterii Stti Egidii in Nuremburg ordinis sti Benedicti" and numerous marginal annotations.

Another rare fact is that all ten tabs or small leather bookmarks fixed under paper to indicate important passages in the text and to facilitate access to them remain.


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[Auguste Vindelicorum, Ant. Sorg], 1475.

In-folio gothique de (1) f.bl., 484 feuillets à 40 lignes par page, ainsi complet, mention manuscrite en bas du titre, qq. mouillures sans gravité, annotations marginales, signets de l'époque.

Reliure monastique en veau brun estampé à froid sur ais de bois, dos refait, plats très ornés, écoinçons d'angle et cabochon central en métal, titre de l'œuvre calligraphié d'une main monastique sur le plat supérieur. Reliure réalisée vers 1475.

301 x 212 mm.

Edition princeps rare imprimée par Anton Sorg en novembre 1475.

ISTC ic00292000 ; BMC II 342 ; BSB-Ink D-189 ; Goff C292 ; GW 6277 ; HC 4711 ; IGI 2601.

" Edition rare décrite par Panzer, tome 1. p. 106, et par Hain ; elle a été vendue 9 livres 19 sh. 6 d. Bibliothèque d'Alchorne, en 1813 ; 20 et 48 flor. Butsch " (Brunet I-1666).

Cette édition princeps a atteint des prix considérables signalés par Brunet: 9 livres 19 sh soit200 f or en 1813, prix supérieur à l'édition originale des Précieuses ridicules.

" Première édition, très rare ; les caractères sont ceux employés par Ant. Sorg, célèbre imprimeur d'Augsbourg. Elle est imprimée à longues lignes, et sans chiffres, signatures et réclames. Ces distiques moraux sont attribués à Caton le censeur, mort l'an 148 avant Jésus-Christ ". (M. de la Serna, Dictionnaire bibliographique du quinzième siècle, 399)

"First edition of Philippus de Bergamo's treatise, the Speculum regiminis. Rather than a commentary on the Disticha Catonis, this text is an original work" (ISTC), and comprises the majority of the volume, commencing on folio 91. It was printed by Anton Sorg in the first year of his independent activity, with type acquired from the press at the monastery of St Ulrich and Afra".

L'œuvre de Cato eut une grande réputation au Moyen Age et fut traduite dans de nombreuses langues. Chaucer y fait de nombreuses références.

La versification et la métrique sont d'excellente qualité.

Jacques-Philippe Bergame, chroniqueur italien, né à Soldio en 1434, mort en 1520, appartenait à la famille des Foresti et entra dans l'ordre des ermites de Saint-Augustin. Ses écrits ou commentaires sont toujours recherchés des lettrés.

Précieux exemplaire conservé dans sa rare et belle reliure de l'époque portant dans un cadre en laiton le titre de l'ouvrage dans une écriture monastique sur le plat supérieur - dos refait comme presque toujours pour un volume aussi épais - enrichi de cette inscription monastique sur le premier feuillet : " Iste liber est monasterii Stti Egidii in Nuremburg ordinis sti Benedicti " et de nombreuses annotations marginales.

Autre fait rare, subsistent, dépassant des pages, la totalité des dix pattes ou petits signets de cuir fixés sous papier pour signaler des passages importants du texte et en faciliter l'accès.

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Ethica, cum comment. amplissimis Philippi Bergomensis.
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