Hendecasyllaborum Libri quatuor. Joannes VULTEIUS.
Hendecasyllaborum Libri quatuor.
SEX & SNARK

Hendecasyllaborum Libri quatuor.

Paris, S. de Colines 1538.

16mo. 106, [6] leaves. Architectural woodcut frame with elegant open ornament.

Mid-17th-century blind-ruled vellum, flat spine with manuscript title, edges sprinkled red and blue, ruled in red.

Bound with:
Vulteius, Joannes. 1510-1542.

Inscriptionum Libri Duo…Xeniorum libellus. Paris, S. de Colines 1538. 16mo. 48, [4] leaves. Divisional title, ruled in red.

Ad I-II: First Editions. Praise and insult compete in poems addressed to Grolier, Chas. Estienne, Geo. de Scève, Oronce Finé…. The autobiographical pieces paint THE POET’S LIFE AT COURT AND IN THE TAVERN. He wrote frankly of seduction (a Lolita, a salacious country boy…), attacked printer Étienne Dolet and buttered up Marguerite de Valois. His “candor” sparked his murder four years later (the perpetrator went free…). Nice copies, blind stamp of the Renaissance scholar Mark Pattison (1813-84), owner of “the largest private library of his time at Oxford” (DNB); small later bookplate effaced.
¶Cioranesco 22021-2; Renouard, Bibliographie des éditions de S. de Colines 298-9.

Item #10538

Price: $2,600.00