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Dvo volvmina Epistolarvm obscvrorvm virorvm, ad D.M. Ortuinum Gratiū, attico lepôre referta, denuò excusa & à mendis repurgata. Qvibvs ob stili & argumenti similitudinem adiecimus in calce Dialogum mirè festiuum, eruditis salibus refertum.

Contributor(s): Gratius, Ortuinus, d. 1542. Epistolae obscurorum virorum | Crotus Rubeanus, Johannes, ca. 1480-ca. 1539. Epistolae obscurorum virorum | Hutten, Ulrich von, 1488-1523. Epistolae obscurorum virorum | Böcking, Eduard, 1802-1870.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: [S.l. : s.n.], 1570Description: [251] leaves ; 14 cm.Uniform titles: Epistolae obscurorum virorum. Subject(s): Early printed books -- 16th century
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Signatures: A-X12, last leaf blank.

Half-title of pt. 2: Altervm volvmen. Epistolarvm obscvrorvm virorum ad M. Ortuinum Gratium, nil praeter lusum continentes & iocum, in arrogantes sciolos, pierumq, famae bonorum virorum obstrectatores, & sanoris doctrinae contaminatores ...

At end: "Romae stampato con priuilegio del Papa, & confirmato in lugo, qui vulgo dicitur, Bel vedere."

The authorship of the Epistolae was formerly attributed to Reuchlin, Erasmus, Hutten and others. More recent researches have made it almost certain that the first series, consisting of 41 letters (first published 1515?) was written by Crotus Rubeanus; the appendix of 7 letters (first published with the edition printed at Strassburg? 1516?) and the majority of the 62 letters which form the second series (first published 1517) were written by Ulrich von Hutten. The authorship of an eighth letter in the appendix to the first series, entitled "Ioannes Toletanus R. Kalberstadensi ... ex Brabantia a. 1537." (first published with this edition of the series), of some of the letters belonging to the second series, and of eight added letters forming an appendix to the second series (first published with the 2d edition, Coloniae? without date) has thus far not been ascertained. Cf. E. Böcking, Epist. obscur. vir. Lipsiae, 1864-70.

In this edition pt. 1 contains the first series with the appendix of eight letters followed by "Dialogus novvs et mire festivvs, ex quorundam virorum salibus cribatus, non minus eruditionis, quàm macaronices complctens. Epigramma I[oannis] A[lexandri] B[rassicani] ..." (sig. 1. I4b-K4b)p pt. 2, the second series with appendix.

Contains manuscript notes from former owners

Bound with: De generibus ebriosorum, et ebrietate vitanda. 1565.

12/7/64 66280 55.00

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