Dehortatione de la gentile theologia per Henrico Cornelio Agrippa

Agrippa von Nettesheim (Heinrich Cornelius)

Dehortatione de la gentile theologia per Henrico Cornelio Agrippa

nella quale si mostra, quanto sia vtili a la anima christiana il studio de le sacre lettere.

Description: probably 1530s-40s], first edition thus, charming woodcut title border with masks, grotesques and musical instruments on criblé background, decorated initials, tiny very faint water stain to title, minor ink mark to A4 verso, early ms. '3' and two near invisible worm holes to upper outer blank corner of title, ff. [8], A-B4, small 8vo, unbound, spine recently covered in old block-printed paper.

Publication Details: [Venice?]: [s.n.], [after 1526

Notes: A fine, clean copy – and the second recorded overall – of the first edition of the first Italian translation of Agrippa's Dehortatio gentilis theologiae, an oration on the interpretation of the Scriptures in relation to Hermetic knowledge. A previously unrecorded copy, and an ephemeral relic of cheap books printed by mid-16th century Italian itinerant 'charlatan'-printers, which have generally survived in 1-2 copies only. This is one of 3 known Italian translations, clearly produced by a northern Italian speaker, of short works written by Agrippa in the 1520s – all in small 8vo, without ...more

Bibliography: EDIT16 CNCE 041217. Not in Brunet or BM STC It. S. Adorni Braccesi, 'Fra Eresia ed Ermetismo: Tre edizioni italiane di Enrico Cornelio Agrippa di Nettesheim', Bruniana & Campanelliana, 13 (2007); G. Petrella, 'Ippolito Ferrarese', in Print Culture and Peripheries in Early Modern Europe, ed. B. Rial Costas (2012); R. Salzberg, 'In the mouths of charlatans', Renaissance Studies, 24 (2010) and La lira, la penna e la stampa (2011).

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Price: £2,200

Subject: Theology

Published Date: [after 1526

Stock Number: 69611

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