Poliphili hypnerotomachia, ubi humana omnia non nisi somnium esse ostendit, atque obiter plurima scitu sanequam digna commemorat

Title

Poliphili hypnerotomachia, ubi humana omnia non nisi somnium esse ostendit, atque obiter plurima scitu sanequam digna commemorat

Description

Published in 1499 by the distinguished early printer Aldus Manutius, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili presents the “story/strife of love in a dream.” As an incunable text, meaning that it was printed during the first 50 years of moveable type, it is unlike most incunabula in that it is not a religious or Classical text at all--rather it is a book about dreams, love and architecture. It is also lavishly illustrated for a book of its time with 172 woodcuts and cryptically written in an amalgamation of Latin and Italian languages. The copy belonging to the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is heavily annotated in multiple languages.

Date

1499

Source

Poliphili hypnerotomachia, ubi humana omnia non nisi somnium esse ostendit, atque obiter plurima scitu sanequam digna commemorat

Publisher

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (Publisher of digital)

Rights

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