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Brant, Sebastian (1458-1521) Expositiones Omnium Titulorum Legalium.
Basel: Michael Furter, for Andreas Helmut, 1 October 1490; [bound with] II: Margarita Decretaliu[m], ed. Brant, [Basel: Nicolaus Kessler, 1496/1497], with Kessler's woodcut device on final leaf; [and] III: Epistolae Obscurorum Virorum ad Venerabilem Virum, false imprint: Venice: Aldi Minutii, ie. [Nuremberg: F. Peypus, 1516], all three titles quarto, bound in mid-16th century alum-tawed blind-tooled calf over boards, rolled floral tool in outer panels and the seven virtues in inner panels, lacking leather ties, contents good, ex libris several mid-16th century owners, including Zacharias Hyso 1556, with inscriptions inside the front board; contents good, 8 x 6 in.
Although better known as the author of the satirical Ship of Fools, Brant made important contributions to civil and canon law. The first two works were published during his lifetime in the city that he called home.
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