757.

THEODULUS POETA

Liber theodoli cum co[m]mento nouiter impressus.

[Antwerp, D. Martens] for J. Pelgrim & H. Jacobi (London), 1508

4to: [50] ff. (some unobtrusive soiling).

Disbound, older red edges. Very nice copy.

Extr. rare (8th recorded copy?). The Eclogue of Theodule (760-821), bishop of Orléans, is a Latin dialogue, a "debate" between the truth of Christianity and pagan falsity. It is one of the 6 elementary Latin texts in the Liber Catonianus, a basic textbook in medieval schools. The present ed. also contains the commentary by Odo Picardus (active 1406-1407). This product from Martens’ 2nd Antwerp shop (1502-1512) is one of the 4 Latin schoolbooks Martens printed for the English market in 1507-1508. "Magister cum discipulis" woodcut on title. Printed in gothic and roman type. Ref. NKr 3936. - ESTC S122063. - STC 23940a. - Adams T-551. - Adam/Vanautgaerden (Martens) 79. - Heireman (Martens) A-189 & M-65. - Pettegree NB 29093.

€ 2.000 / 3.000

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