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    Andreas Capellanus. Erotica, seu Amatoria...Numquam Ante Hac edita, sed saepius á multis desiderata. Nunc Tandem Fide Diversorum MSS. codicum in publicum emissa á Dethmaro Mulhero. Dortmund: Johann Westhoff, 1610. Krown & Spellman retail: $600. 8vo. )(8,A-R8 Ff.144 [288pp.]. Later vellum, bottom of spine gnawed; minor worming and ink notation at end. Old Furstenberg bookstamp on title page. Textblock severely browned, with some instances of underlining to later pages. Dampstaining to title page. Good. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Manual of courtly love originally composed in the 13th century. The preliminary matter includes a short-title list of over 35 works on love published in the 16th and early 17th centuries. "C'est l'edition la plus correcte du Tractatus amoris...C'est, sans contredit, le document le plus instructif que l'on puisse consulter sur les moeurs galantes du moyen age--Gay-Lemonnyer II, 142.

    A young knight of Arthur's court must win a prize hawk for his lady but first he must slay two knights in double combat, obtain the hawk's gauntlet, and prove his lady's great beauty. Title-page undated, see Graesse, vol. 1, 120.    VD17 23:279268K. Graesse 1, 120.  Brunet, 267.  Gay-Lemonnyer II, 142.

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