INSCRIPTIONES SACROSANCTAE VETVSTATIS.

(Ingolstadii: In Aedibvs P. Apiani, 1533). 311 x 210 mm. (12 1/4 x 8 1/4"). Printed in roman capitals.

Decorative woodcut border on each page, many woodcut frames representing tablets, tombs, urns, and columns, and a few leaves with prominent woodcut figures of humans and animals shown as statuary or in relief. STC German, p. 37; Adams A-1291. A trifle browned, with minor marginal dampstains, but still excellent.

We have several leaves from this handsomely produced volume that contains a collection of ancient inscriptions in Latin and Greek taken from tombs, stelae, and other monuments across Europe. Among the large woodcuts is a full-page illustration of Mercury holding a caduceus, with a ram and cock at his feet.
(ST8120-7h)

45 for regular leaves; the leaves with woodcuts available for $75 - $125

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INSCRIPTIONES SACROSANCTAE VETVSTATIS. PRINTED LEAVES FROM PETRUS APIANUS', BARTHOLOMAEUS AMANTIUS'.