Guevara, Antonio de. Opera omnia historica-politica. 1. Güldene Sendschreiben. 2. Fürstliche Weckuhr und Lustgarten. 3. Mißbrauch deß-Hoffs unnd Lob deß LandtsLeben. 4. Der wolgezierte Hoffman, oder Hoffschul. 5. Von Gastereyen und Zutrincken.

Frankfurt/Main, Matthäus Kempfer für Johann Gottfried Schönwetter, [16]44-1645.

4to. 3 pts. in 1 vol. (14), 650 pp. (6), 388 pp. 207, (5) pp. With 2 engr. title pages and 1 engr. frontispiece. Contemp. blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards on 4 raised double bands with 2 driven brass clasps. Ms. spine and shelfmark labels.


Second complete German edition. Egidio Albertino's classic Baroque translation also contains de Guevara's popular mirror for magistrates, "Reloj de principes", containing many hints about child care, education, as well as gynecological and cosmetic advice (cf. Hayn/G. II, 704).

Fine roll-tooled binding shows the arms of the Roman Empire, Austria, Lower and Upper Austria (Haebler I, 329, 5) and platestamps of Justitia and Fortuna (I, 89, II & III). Haebler ascribes the tools to the Nuremberg bookbinder Hans Pfister (d. 1600) or the Wittenberg master Hans Dietz (d. 1582): thus, the present volume serves as a fine example for the continuing use of Renaissance stamps for many decades of the 17th century.

Browned and stained throughout; several thumb indices (the last one torn out). Binding rubbed, but altogether nicely preserved.

VD 17, 23:000185K. Dünnhaupt, 236, 53.1. Goedeke II, 583, 42. Palau 110.076. Cf. Faber du Faur 901.