EYB, Albrecht von. Ob ainem sey zu nehmen ain Eelich weib. Augsburg, Silvain Otmar for Johann Rinnman (Rynmann) von Öhrungen, 1517. lii, (1) lvs. W. large old cold. ti. woodcut of the 'Petrarca-Meister' after Hans Schäufelein, 1 large (full-p.) woodcut ill. after H. Schäufelein at the end, & some woodcut initials. Sm-4°. Mod. h. vellum binding w. use of old materials. (Ti-p. a bit soiled/browned & w. small stamp, inner margin first and last leaf skilfully restored, a few old marg. annot., later annot. on last free endpaper, a few faint spots/stains).Albrecht von Eyb (1420-75) was one of the earliest German humanists. This 'Ehebüchlein' (Book on Marriage), in which he discusses the question whether a man should take a lawful wife or not, is his best known and most important work. It was first published in 1472. It treats of the joys and sorrows of married life and general maxims of a moral or philosophical character are added. A decision is finally rendered in favour of the married state. The popularity of the book is attested by the fact that between 1472 and 1540 no less than twelve reprints were issued. - VD 16 E4743; Goed. I, 371.2, 7; Hain-B. II, 219; Graesse II, 539. Not in Adams.
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