Lot 1046
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Discourse on the religion of the ancient Romans, castration & military discipline of iceux. Ancient Greek & Roman baths & exercises. - Discourse on castration. Lyon, Guillaume Rouillé, 1567. 2 parts in one volume in-4 (247 x 166 mm) of 339 pp., 28 ff.n.ch.; 154 pp., 5 ff.n.ch., each part with the large printer's mark on the title and numerous engravings in the text, some of them full-page, copy set in red; morocco olive, large gilt fanfare decoration decorated with olive branches, 14 mosaic pieces of lemon morocco and green and red morocco gilded with small irons, central medallion of lemon morocco decorated in ink with a floral motif, smooth spine with repeated decoration, gilt edges (binding attributed to the workshop of Nicolas Ève). Beautiful edition of this famous book on the religion and military art of the Greeks and Romans, as well as on Greek balneology. Guillaume du Choul (1496-1560), famous collector and 'antiquarian' from Lyon, took part in the learned assembly that local historiography called the "Académie de Fourvière" and which, in 1537, brought together, among others, Girolamo Fondulo, Michel Servet, Benoît Lecourt, Guillaume and Maurice Scene. His Discourse on Religion, illustrated with more than 400 reproductions of medals, made it possible to recognize in Du Choul one of the greatest numismatists of his time. Castrametation describes precisely the techniques used by Roman soldiers to raise their camps. The illustration of this beautiful work is entirely due to Pierre Vase who drew the printer's mark as well as the numerous reproductions of medals, the views of Roman soldiers and camps, and then those of the baths in the second part. Pierre Vase, a translation of the Germanic patronymic Pierre Eskirch, was a "major figure in woodcutting in Lyon in the mid-16th century. Born in Paris around 1518-1520 to a German father, a metal engraver, Eskirch is mentioned in Lyon from 1548 where he worked for the pu
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