Raimundi Eucharisteria. Simon RAIMUNDUS.

Raimundi Eucharisteria. Venice: Bernardino Vitale, 9 November 1521.

4to (199 x 140 mm). Collation: [a]4 b6. [10] leaves. Three-line title in large caps on a1r, colophon on b6v. Roman types. 26 lines. Hinges of first and last leaves reinforced, marginal browning; removed from a Sammelband and rebound in modern buckram-backed boards. ***

Only edition, the only published work by an otherwise unknown author, containing a neo-Latin poem in dactylic hexameters celebrating the accession of Antonio Grimani to the Dogeship (on 6 July 1521). Another poem, “to the little book,” occupies the last three pages. In hendecasyllables, it is helpfully titled “Hend. ad Libellum,” and opens “Committas medicas, gravante morbo / Langor quos teneat, maligna febris...”

A short prefatory poem on the writing and printing of the work is addressed to Bartolomeo Comino (1468-1544), secretary of the Council of Ten, the leading body of the Venetian government, charged with assuring the Rebublic’s security. The notorious secretiveness of the Council’s deliberations is alluded to in its heading, “Ad Bartholomaeum Cominum á secretis”.

No copies in American libraries. EDIT-16 locates copies at the Marciana and Perugia, Biblioteca Communale; OCLC adds a copy at the BSB. EDIT-16 CNCE 73051. Item #2518

Price: $550.00

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