8vo (155 x 95mm). , 381pp., [9, index]. Woodcut engraved printer’s device of Hoffmann depicting the illustrious Trojan boy being carried through the highest heavens by the eagle of Jove with motto "In Deo Laetandum" (In God there is Joy). 19th-century three quarter morocco, period marbled endpapers; (variously browned or foxed and some light marginal worming, otherwise a sound copy). Inscribed on front pastedown, "Andrew Horner his Booke/ May 26, 1634." Owned at once by inventor Ralph Marcy Molter, inscribed by him and dated 1934, his rubberstamp a monograph "Rm." Frankfurt reprint of the early Oxford press books by John Case, this title first printed in 1584. Most of Case’s works were commentaries on the various treaties of Aristotle that enjoyed wide circulation during his lifetime and were frequently reprinted. Early Frankfurt printing of John Case’s Aristotelian work on Ethics, an important piece of English Renaissance culture inscribed by an early owner "Andrew Horner" and dated 1634. John Case, a studious, religious logician and Oxford-based philosophe, was heir to both the traditions of scholastic interpretation of Aristotle and the new humanistic currents of the Renaissance. His Aristotelianism was strongly eclectic in that he drew heavily upon intellectual traditions that he compiled from well-rounded philosophical manuals adapted to his age. It has been argued that Case was the prime representative of itinerant thought during Elizabeth’s reign, and that he forged strong links with leading figures in such areas of English culture as drama, literature, art, and music, as well as with important ecclesiastical and political figures. The Summa veterum is commonly regarded as Case’s first work that blazed the path for scholastic revival of Aristotelianism in English Renaissance culture, a notion that is firmly established. The early English ownership inscription of Andrew Horner, dated to 1634, ties this copy to the culture of intellectual life of which it was a transformative player. This edition not as common as the Frankfurt reprints of 1589, 1593 and 1598. Bookseller Inventory # D7297
Title: Svmma Vetervvm interpretvm in Vniversam ...
Publisher: Ex Officina Typographica Niocolai Hoffmanni, Impensis Petri Kopffi
Publication Date: 1613
Book Condition: Very Good
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