Augsburg: Ad 1) Excusa in officina Millerana Augustæ Vindelicoru[m], ad V. Cal. Maias [27 Apr.] 1517. 1516/7. Two First editions bound together. First book is a Translation of: Aristotles Organon (translation of Topics and De sophisticis elenchis by Boethius; cf. Cranz, p. 197, 199.
A public commission, in 1516 was appointed to find a way of ending the interminable strife between rival academic parties, they asked Eck to prepare new commentaries on Aristotle and Peter of Spain. And so in 1516 & 1517 he published These two commentaries on the Summulae of Petrus Hispanus, and on the Dialectics, Physics and lesser scientific works of Aristotle, which became the textbooks of the university.
Ad 1 ) VD 16, A3530; BM STC German, 1455-1600, 43; Cranz, F.E. Aristotle 1501-1600 (2nd ed.), 107.830; Riley, L.W. Aristotle texts & commentaries, 146; Lohr D-F page 722 #1. (123:) and Ad 2) Adams; E-57, VD 16, J 671, Burghard, A.C. Burgkmair,; 106; Metzler, J. Eck (in Tres orationes funebres, p. lxvii-cxxxii),;. Item #311Jv
Folio 12 x 8 ¼ inches. Ad1) A-O6 P8 a-z6 : Aa-Gg6 Hh4 Ii6. Ad2) A-S6, T-V4 (T4, V4 blank. Both first Editions This copy is bound in a coeval pigskin binding over wooden boards both original clasps and catched, ornately blind stamped in a of roll stamped floral motif as well as a small narrative made up of eight (postage sized) stamps. There are numerous wood cut diagrams and and two very interesting depictions of Communication (see cover and right) There are also two red and black Printers devices both Signed H.B., i.e. Hans Burgkmair. Of the: Imperial double-headed eagle with arms of Ingolstadt, Freiburg and Tübingen (cf. privilege granted by Emperor Maximilian, t.p. verso).