EARLY POPULAR WORK FROM POLAND


Commentariolus.

Cracow, per Matthew Scharfenberg, 1534.

£5,250

FIRST EDITION. 8vo ff. 32. Roman letter, woodcut initial sig. B. Light age yellowing, some dampstaining around edges of margins, wormhole throughout with slight loss of lettering but still legible, in later brown marbled wrappers.

Johannes Campensis (1491-1538) was a prominent Hebraist and correspondent of Erasmus, although unpopular as a teacher. Upon resigning from his position at the University of Louvain and moving to Cracow in 1532, in the service of the Polish ambassador Johannes Dantiscus, he was recommended by Erasmus to teach once again. These commentaries on the letters of Paul to the Romans and the Galatians were his first published lectures in Poland.

Wierzbowski II 1107. Index Aureliensis VI 130.832a (4 copies, in Poland only).

L1326

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