Paris: Simon de Colines, 1535.
Politicorum libri octo. Commentarij. Oeconomicorum duo. Commentarij. Hecatonomiarum septem. Oeconomiarum publ. unus. Explanationis Leonardi in Oeconomica. duo. Paris: Ex officina Simonis Colinæi, 1543.
Second Colines edition (first published by Colines in 1526). Folio. , 191 [i.e., 198] leaves. Both titles within Colines’s “Aristotles” border.
Contemporary limp vellum with title in manuscript on spine. Yapp edges. Traces of four pairs of leather ties. Tear to vellum on back cover at spine and to gutter of last thirteen leaves, not affecting text. Some light foxing and marginal dampstaining. Stamp on first title of the Portuguese royal arms. Generally, a very good, fresh copy. In a fleece-lined cloth slipcase.
The first work contains the introduction to the Politica by Jacques Lefèvre d’Etaples, with commentary of Josse Clichtove, and the translation of the Oeconomicon Xenophontis by Raphael Volaterranus (i.e., Raffaele Maffei).
The second works contains the Latin translation of the Politica by Leonardo Bruni Aretino, with commentary by Jacques Lefèvre d’Etaples (first published by Henri Estienne in 1506). The Hecatonomiae by Lefèvre d’Etaples is based on Plato’s Respublica and Leges. The Oeconomiae publicae is the title given by Lefèvre d’Etaples to what is sometimes called the third book of the Oeconomica. This collection was first published by Estienne in 1506.
Colines’s “Artistotles” border represents six classical philosophers: Aristotle and Pythagoras in the upper portion, flanking the arms of the University of Paris, on the left side Socrates and Cicero, on the right Plato and Seneca, and in the lower portion a variation of Colines’s “Cuniculi” device. This border, which was first used in 1522, was used only on editions of Aristotle’s works or his commentators (see Schreiber, Colines, p. 14).
Renouard, Colines, pp. 240 and 367-368. Riley 196.