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January: Book of the Month

German Books of Boccaccio, Petrarch and Apuleius - Augsburg, 1538-45
  • Humanist Sammelband of Boccaccio, Petrarch and Apuleius

    In conjunction with our selection for SLAM's January E-Rendez-Vous - connected by the theme of Compendia - the Book of the Month for January is this Sammelband of texts by Boccaccio, Petrarch and Apuleius.


    Including the texts: 

    Boccaccio's De casibus virorum illustrium

    Boccaccio's De claris mulieribus

    Petrarch's Rerum memorandarum libri

    Apuleius' De asino aurea


    While the first three texts of this Humanist Sammelband treating the topic of history's most respected and reviled figures, using them as examples to guide readers to a path of virtue. The fourth text is a chronicle of the ludicrous adventures of a young man who transforms himself into an ass. With its fine woodcut cycles of the high quality that was customary in Augsburg book illustration around the mid-16th century, this compendium is a welcome addition to the three others chosen to exhibit at SLAM's final E-Rendez-Vous this January. 


    Interested in those other three items? Click here to check out SLAM's monthly event!




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