Camerarius, Joachim. De Philippi Melanchthonis ortu, totius vitae curriculo et morte, implicata rerum memorabilium temporis illius jominumque mentione atque indicio, cum expositionis serie cohaerentium.

Leipzig, (Ernst Voegelin, 1566).

Large 8vo. (20), 424 (not: 423) pp., 1 bl. f., (18) pp. With woodcut printer's device on t. p. Contemp. blindstamped pigskin, monogrammed and dated "I.V.S | 1566". Wants ties.


First edition, first printing, of this first and most important biography of Melanchthon. Camerarius was able to consult a large amount of personal correspondence, a fact which makes this work a valuable source to this day.

Wide-margined copy, slightly browned with insignificant waterstain near upper edge. Slight worming to t. p. repaired; numerous contemp. marginalia. The appealingly blindstamped binding can be attributed to the Swabian bookbinder Wolfconrad Schwickart (cf. Goldschmidt, Gothic & Renaissance Bookbindings 227). Somewhat rubbed; modern front pastedown. From the library of Neidstein castle in in the Oberpfalz region of Bavaria.

VD 16, C 502. IA 130.520. Hartfelder 624, 43. Schottenloher 15023. Ebert 3391.

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