Item #3174 [Quinquaginta parabole] Marci Maruli Quinquaginta parabolae. Ecclesiastici. 39. Sapientiam omnium antiquorum exquiret sapiens, & in prophetis vacabit. Narrationem virorum nominatorum conservabit, & in versutias parabolarum simul introibit. Occulta proverbiroum exquiret, & in absconditis parabolarum conversabitur. Marko Marulić.

[Quinquaginta parabole] Marci Maruli Quinquaginta parabolae. Ecclesiastici. 39. Sapientiam omnium antiquorum exquiret sapiens, & in prophetis vacabit. Narrationem virorum nominatorum conservabit, & in versutias parabolarum simul introibit. Occulta proverbiroum exquiret, & in absconditis parabolarum conversabitur.

Coloniae [Köln]: Apud Ioannem Gymnicum [Johannes Gymnich]. An. M. D. XXIX. Mense Septembri [1529 September]. First edition in German-speaking region (preceded only by a Venetian edition). In later paper. ff. 29 [1] [2 (blank)]. Tinted edges. In fine condition.

Rare and early edition of Marulić's fifty parables.

And extremely scarce print by Marko Marulić (1450–1524), often hailed as the “father of Croatian literature and Renaissance”.

“Quinquaginta parabole” delves into the tenets of Christian living, presenting them through fifty concise parables as indicated by its title. Dedicated to Marulić's friend Toma Niger Mrčić, a Croatian humanist, diplomat, and later bishop of Skradin and Trogir.

Scarce, only one record in RBH (2006, Reiss und Sohn). USTC list only four copies (Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven; Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek, Köln; Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart; Universitetsbibliotek, Uppsala) USTC 674968; VD16 ZV 10391.

Price: €4,000.00

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