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Otto of Freising (c. 1114-1158) Rerum ab Origine Mundi ab ipsius usq[ue] Tempora Gestarum, Libri Octo. Eiusdem de Gestis Friderici Prim

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3269B
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171
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$246$200

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Books & Manuscripts - 3269B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 23, 2019 11:00AM

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Otto of Freising (c. 1114-1158) Rerum ab Origine Mundi ab ipsius usq[ue] Tempora Gestarum, Libri Octo. Eiusdem de Gestis Friderici Primi Aenobarbi Aes. Aug. Libri Duo. [Strasbourg: ex Aedibus Matthiae Schuerii, Ductu Leonardi & Lucae Alantsee fratrum, 1515]. Folio, title printed in red and black, within a large woodcut compartment, printer's woodcut device on colophon leaf, second section with separate title within a different large woodcut compartment, dampstained throughout, some damage to last leaves with repairs, some worming and others defects, bound in later half leather, 11 x 7 3/4 in.

Otto's history was written during the German civil war in the 1140s and mentions Prester John for the first time. It is a valuable record of contemporary events in the 12th century.

Aa6, A8, B-F6, G8, H-N6, O8, P-R6, S8 (S8 blank & present); a-c6, d8, e-h6, i8, k-n6, o8.
Estimate $300-500


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