De Funeribus Romanorum, Libre Quatuor Cum Appendice & Funus Parasiticum Sive L. Liberti Curculionis Parasiti Mortualia

By: Kirchmann, Johann (Kirchmannus) & Rigalt, Nicolaus (Rigaltus)

Price: $265.00

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


[xxiv], 489, [xxxv] pp and [ii], 22, [i] pp. Small octavo measuring 7" x 4" Entirely in vellum of the time. Vellum is darkened, handwritten spine title, some scuffs, scratches and stains, the most obvious flaw being a very neat 1.5" diameter circle of vellum cut out from the front cover (looks like it was done with a precise tool). Red and black first title. Paper is clean and unmarked but quite browned as is typical of German printing of this period, occasional edge chips but otherwise good. The first text is a treatise on burial customs in ancient Rome by Kirchmann, who was a philologist and bibliophile. Kirchmann relied heavily on the classics for his information but he does "indulge in the odd etymological speculation." (Vine) It includes the origins of funerary rites, preparation of bodies prior to the funeral, ways of bearing the body to the grave, and the burial itself, along with forms of memorial common to Romans at the time. The second text is a satire on a funeral involving a parasite, based on Lipsius. Entirely in Latin; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: De Funeribus Romanorum, Libre Quatuor Cum Appendice & Funus Parasiticum Sive L. Liberti Curculionis Parasiti Mortualia

Author Name: Kirchmann, Johann (Kirchmannus) & Rigalt, Nicolaus (Rigaltus)

Categories: History: Ancient, Classics, Language -- Latin, Incunabula & Early Printed,

Publisher: Frankfurt, Thomas Henr. Hauenstein: 1672

Binding: Vellum

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 10613

Keywords: Roman Empire Funerals Memento Mori Death Rituals Burials Sepulchres Mourning,