De Arte Bibendi Lib. Quatuor, et Arte Jocandi Lib. Quatuor, accedunt Artis Amandi, Dansandi Practica; item Meretricum fides: aliaque Faceta. - Vincentius (Vincent) Obsopoeus ( Heydnecker ) 1648 - Typographia Rediviva, Leiden Contemporarily bound example of this little Rake’s Vade Mecum, containing all a 17th century gentleman about town needed to know.

Beginning with Obsopoeus’ ‘Drinking without getting drunk’, and continuing with numerous important texts such as ‘Practising the Art of Love’, ‘The Art of Amusing Conversation’, ‘Faithful lovers of harlots’; ‘Elogy of a Drunkard’, ‘Rules of Dancing’, and an essay titled ‘Fornicators, gamblers and drunkards have the worst problems: Explained’.

‘This volume, rare and beautifully produced, from the presses of Abraham Commelin, whose mark is on the title page.’ -
  De Arte Bibendi was originally published in 1536 at Nuremberg, but this edition contains additional works not in the original publication.

References: Simon,
Bibliotheca Bacchica II: 476; Vicaire, Bibliographie Gastronomique 637; Willems 1650.
12mo. (8 x 13 cm) pp. [8] 71 (page 71 misnumbered 43) [1], [2] 67-129, 130-135 [1]; 190 [2]; [3] 195-264, 265-280.

Detailed contents:
1. De Arte Bibendi - Vincentii Obsopoei - Libri Quatuor. [Pages 1-71 (misnumbered 43). Books 1, 2, and 3].
2. ‘Carmen’ - Thomae Venatorii - with ‘Eiusdem Aliud’ [Single page, without number].
3. Arte Jocandi - Matthaeus Delio [Half title and pages 67-129. Books 1, 2, 3 and 4].
4. Ebrietatem, Elegia, Ad I. Posthium - Nicodemi Frischlini (Frischlin, Nicodemus (1547-1590) - Philologist and writer. Taught belles-lettres and mathematics at the University of Tubingen. Translator of Aristophanes, Callimachus and Tryphiodorus. Author of a comedy, presented before the Emperor Rodolphe, who awarded him the title of count-palatine ( [Pages 130-135]
5. Ex Menaechmis - Actor. I. Scen. I. (by Titus Maccius Plautus (c. 254 – 184 BC), commonly known as Plautus, was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period. His comedies are the earliest Latin literary works to have survived in their entirety. Menaechmi, a Latin-language play, is often considered Plautus' greatest play. The title is sometimes translated as The Brothers Menaechmus or The Two Menaechmuses). [Page not numbered (1 page)]
6. Title Page - Variorum Auctorum - Practica Artis Amandi, et Declamationes - Philip. Beroaldi [1-6 including introduction]
i. Historia de Eurialo et Lucretia, se amantibus [Pages 7-84].
ii. Literae Eroticae seu Amatoriae [85-88]
iii. Amoris Illiciti - Medela [89-99]
iv. Anaeas Sylvius in Effigiem Amoris [100-1]
v. Amores Guiscardi & Gismundae de Duobus Amantibus. - Philippus Beroaldus è Boccatio. [102-122]
vi. Quaestio Quis inter Scortatorem, Aleatorem, & Ebriosum sit pessimus: Explicata à Philippo Beroaldo [123-190]
vii. Two pages quoting from 5 works. [2]
7. Antonius Arena Provincialis - De Bragardissima villa de Soleriis, ad suos Compagnones studiantes qui sunt de persona friantes, bassas dansas in gallanti stilo bisognatas:.... [2] (Antonius de Arena was born into a well-off family near Toulouse, France, sometime around 1500. He studied law at Avignon and later joined the French army, participating in the Italian War of 1521-26. Arena, who was a romantic at heart and something of a ladies’ man, did not enjoy military life; he much preferred writing and teaching. Arena wrote several texts on matters of law, as well as manuals on conduct and etiquette. In 1529 he penned The Rules of Dancing, a quite thorough account of of several examples of basse danse, the slow-moving court dances popular with the French nobility. Arena urged his readers, particularly young men, to take their dancing seriously, for “to dance badly is a great disgrace”. The young person who cannot dance well, he writes, is likely to fall victim to “proud ladies and damsels who gossip away like magpies”. In contrast, the man who can dance well will “kiss many charming ladies and a thousand girls”. He goes on to offer advice on music, movement and choreography – as well as proper deportment while dancing ( - [Title Page [1] 195-264]
8. De Fide Meretricum in Suos Amatores. Appendix ex Orationibus - Joannis Charistaei. [265-280]
  Beautiful contemporary full vellum, yapp edges, hand-sewn headbands, red morocco spine label.   Condition: A near fine copy, internally clean, vellum toned and yellow, small cut to spine as shown in image.   Ref: 102065   Price: HK$ 10,800