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Alfonso de la TORRE (Author)

Juan Parix (Printer)

Esteban Clebat (Printer)

Origin: Toulouse, XV c.
Biblioteca Nacional de España. Coedition.

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Inc. 1817
Facsimile. Incunabula. Collection of Incunabula and Old Books.
19 x 27,7 cm.
102+4 crd.
204+8 crd.
27th April 1996.
Parchment on wooden board.
Presentation dust jacket cloth lined with gold engraved leather spine containing facsimile.
Numbered by notary and signed by the printer-publisher.
Specially made laid paper.
Optional: Study in Spanish carried out by Isabel Ruiz de Elvira (Professional from the Department of Incunabula and Rare Manuscripts of the Biblioteca Nacional de España). Included in
Bibliofilia Antigua III.
Gothic lettering. Xylographic initials and provisional lower case letters for initials. 22 xylographic illustrations.

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Incunabula from 1489, belonging to the printing house of Juan Parix of Heidelberg and Enrique Clebat, in Toulouse, Languedoc.

The Castilian bachelor Alfonso de la Torre wrote this essay towards 1440, requested by the prior of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Juan de Beamonte. The essay is made of two parts: in the first one, liberal arts are discussed, Metaphysics and Nature; and in the second part, moral philosophy, virtues and passions. Twenty two engravings accompany each of the subjects addressed.

The author writes with learning and wisdom, in a prose typical of its era. It is a text which had a clear editorial success, and was printed several times.


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AC History of art / art & design styles
ACN History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600
ACND Renaissance art
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CFG Semantics, discourse analysis, etc
CFK Grammar, syntax & morphology
DNF Literary essays
DSBB Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
HBJD European history
HBLC Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500
HBLC1 Medieval history
HPCB Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600
HPK Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge
HPQ Ethics & moral philosophy
HRA Religion: general
HRAX History of religion
HRC Christianity
HRCC2 Church history
HRCM Christian theology
PBK Calculus & mathematical analysis
PBM Geometry
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WCS Antiques & collectables: books, manuscripts, ephemera & printed matter


1D Europe
1DDF France
1DSE Spain
1DSEH Castilla y León, Autonomous Community
2ADS Spanish
3H c 1000 CE to c 1500