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Betuleio, Xysto (d.i. Birck, Sixtus) Iudith Drama Comicotragicum. Exemplum Reipublicae recte institutae. Unde discitur, quomodo arma co(n)tra Turcam sint capienda. With figural woodcut title border, large woodcut printer's mark and 2 woodcut initials. 80 nn. Bll. (le. white), newer o.O., o.D. (1538). Pgt. with binding bands in the style of the time VD16:B5570. - Graesse 1, 355. - First Latin edition. Graesse the "Judith", without indication of the language variant, shows the year of publication 1539. The "General Catalogue of Printed Books" of the British Museum, Vol. 19, Sp. 615, also assigns the present Latin edition the year 1539. The first Latin edition, which unusually appeared after the first German edition, differs from the German edition mainly in its clear structure in five acts and the extensive preface to Johann Jakob and Georg Fugger. Title with hs. entry of a year (1538). Paper somewhat browned and brown-spotted due to its age, the first sheets with narrow, light moisture margin on top. The last slugs with thin worm trace in the outer white margin. Good copy of the rare title. First Latin edition. The "Judith", without any indication of the language variant, shows the year of publication 1539. The "General Catalogue of Printed Books" of the British Museum, Vol. 19, Sp. 615, also assigns the present Latin edition the year 1539. The first Latin edition, which, unusually, was probably published after the first German edition, differs from the German edition mainly in its clear structure in five acts and the extensive preface to Johann Jakob and Georg Fugger. Title with manuscript entry of a year (1538). Paper a little bit brownish and brownspotted due to its age, the first few sheets with a small, light moisture margin at upper margin. The last sheets with a thin worm trace in the outer white margin. Good copy of the rare title. *

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