1856 Scarce Science of Fairy Tales Book - OTIA IMPERIALIA by Gervase of Tilbury
Author : Gervase, of Tilbury. Félix Liebrecht.
Title : Des Gervasius von Tilbury Otia imperialia in einer Auswahl neu herausgegeben und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Felix Liebrecht. Ein Beitrag zur deutschen Mythologie und Sagenforschung.
Language : Text in Latin, German and French.
Publisher : Hannover, C. Rümpler, 1856. First thus.
Size : 9 " X 6 "
Pages : xxii-274 pages.
Binding : Very good full cloth binding (hinges fine) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Good content ( tight and clean, foxing and staining, some light browning to some pages,ink stamp from the Folklore seminar library of the University of Bonn).
The book : Scarce in any condition! Otia Imperialia ("Recreation for an Emperor") is an early 13th-century encyclopedic work, the best known work of Gervase of Tilbury. It is an example of Speculum literature. Also known as the "Book of Marvels", it primarily concerns the three fields of history, geography, and physics, but its credibility has been questioned by numerous scholars including philosopher Gottfried Leibniz, who was alerted to the fact that it contains many mythological and fairy stories. Its manner of writing is perhaps because the work was written to provide entertainment to Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV.
This book includes: Anhang: 1. Einige fernere Bemerkungen zu Grimm's Deutscher Mythologie.--II. Sagenforschung. A. La mesnie furieuse ou La chasse sauvage. B. Vermischtes.--III. Französischer Aberglaube. Aus Traité des superstitions etc. par J.B. Thiers, 2. éd. Paris. 1697 ff. v. 8.
The authors :
Gervase of Tilbury (Latin: Gervasius Tilberiensis; c. 1150–1220) was an English canon lawyer, statesman and writer, born in West Tilbury, in Essex, England. His best known work is the Otia Imperialia, intended for the prince Henry, son of Henry II in whose circle Gervase, a learned scholar and cleric, was retained until the young man’s death in his late twenties, in June 1183.
Felix Liebrecht (13 March 1812 – 3 August 1890) was a German folklorist.
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