Frankofurti ad Moenum: Typ. Balthasaris Diehlii, 1720. Early edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very good- condition. Item #018407
[viii], 181 pages of text followed by [iii] pages of index. Original full vellum binding is soiled and slightly worn with the front inner hinge mostly detached. The entirety of the text is age-toned/browned and there is light damp staining to the top of each page. Several pages have dark ink stains on them. Illustrated with 89 woodcuts by Tobias Stimmer; there are 91 portraits called for in the index, but there is text only and a blank space instead of a woodcut for both Hussus Joannes (pg.80) and Melanthon Philippus (pg.110). Title continues: "...olim a Tobia Stimmero pictore suae aetatis perfectissimo ad vivum expressae & Nic. Reusnero etc. cum brevi descriptione eorum vitarum & operum in lucem editae. Nunc reipublicae literariae bono iterum recusae & ab interitu vindiccatae cura & impensis C.A.Z.J.C.A." Portraits of European scholars.