Moguntiae (Mainz), J. Scheffer, 1520. With beautiful large woodcut on title, showing a blindfolded naked woman as the personification of Fortuna, standing on a ball, with a ball on her head, a horn of plenty in her left hand, and in front of her a wheel of fortune; 3 fine large initials Q; some words in Greek. 72 leaves. 4to. 19th century half vellum.*Benzing, Hutten, No. 122. VD 16 H-6336. Fairfax-Murray, German, No. 215. Roth, Schöffer, No. 56. Proctor No. 9872. Kuckzynski No. 1089. First edition of these famous dialogues, apart from the 'Febris prima', which was printed twice in 1519. In 'Fortuna' Hutten hints at an intended marriage and life in certain prosperity, but luck is intended for someone else. In 'Febris prima', 'Febris secunda', and 'Trias Romana', Hutten attacks Rome, accuses the abuses of the Catholic Church. In 'Inspicientes' he refers to the Diet of Augsburg: the Sun-God and his son Phaeton look down upon the assembled monarchs and their entourage. Ulrich von Hutten (1488 - 1523), poet, humanist and one of the most ardent supporters of the Lutheran cause, saw in the Reformation also an opportunity to realize a political aim: to curtail the authority of the Pope and worldly rulers in favour of the German knights. - Some contemporary handwritten numbers in the margin, very lightly browned, a good copy.[(5611)]. Bookseller Inventory # 5611
Title: Dialogi. Fortuna. Febris prima. Febris ...
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