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         Catena aurea (GWM 46094, HC 1330). Blatt aus dem Cap. XIIII Super Evangelio Sancti Luce.

      Rom Konrad Sweynheym und Arnold Pannartz 7 Dezember Type 2 1470 - Einspaltiges 46-zeiligen O-Inkunabelblatt mit zwei blauen Lombarden, rotunterstrichenen Textstellen und rotgestrichenen Versalbuchstaben. Druck auf festem und klanghellem Papier, Blatt gering gebräunt. Blattgröße: 23 x 33 cm. - - - Konrad Sweynheym, der vermutlich aus Schwanheim bei Frankfurt stammte und Arnold Pannartz, ein Kleriker aus der Erzdiözese Köln, haben den Buchdruck in der Fust-Schöfferschen-Offizin in Mainz erlernt. Sie sind die Erstdrucker in Italien, wo sie 1465 erstmals in Subiaco bei Rom die Opera des Lactantius (Hain 9806) druckten. 1467 zogen sie nach Rom und richteten sich ihre Buchdruckerei in einem Haus der Brüder Petrus und Franciscus de Maximis in der Nähe des Campo del Fiore ein. Ihr erster Druck in Rom "Cicero Epistolae ad familiares" erschien noch im gleichen Jahr.

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         Ain fraintlich trostliche vermanung an alle frumen Christen, zu Augspurg Am Leech, Darin auch angezaygt würt, wazu der Doc. Martini Luther von Gott gesandt sey. Wittemberg.

      Mit gr. Titelholzschnitt. 6 Bll. Rückenbroschur. 18 x 13,5 cm. VD 16 E 123 BNH Cat E 14 Kuczynski 623. - Günzburg (* um 1470 in Kleinkötz bei Günzburg, + Oktober 1533 in Leutershausen bei Ansbach) war ein reformatorischer deutscher Theologe und sozialer Reformer in Franken. Zwei Textausgaben sind laut VD16 bekannt, welche sich aber inhaltlich geringfügig unterscheiden. - Minimal fleckig.

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         Sophologium

      219 leaves (the last two blank). 35 lines, spaces for initials with guide letters in red & occasionally in blue. Roman type. Small folio (280 x 205 mm.), cont. blindstamped calf over wooden boards (minor wear) by the Fraterherren from Hildesheim, two orig. clasps & catches. [Strasbourg: the "R-printer" (Adolf Rusch), about 1470-74]. First edition, and a fine copy in a contemporary binding, of a book which is now rare on the market. Jacobus Magni (or Jacques Legrand)(ca. 1365-1415), was a French Augustinian who flourished in Paris at the beginning of the 15th century. The Sophologium is an anthology of science and philosophy taken from ancient writers. This text enjoyed considerable popularity with thirteen editions in the 15th century. This handsome book was printed by Adolf Rusch, the "R-printer," the son-in-law of Strasbourg's first printer Johann Mentelin. Rusch first introduced Roman types into Germany. For a long time he remained unidentified and was referred to as the "R-printer" from the peculiar form of that majuscule in his roman font. A handsome and large copy. Occasional minor browning. 18th-century ownership inscription on first leaf. ❧ B.M.C., I, p. 61. Goff M-38. GKW M17664. Klebs 595.2.

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         De Antiquitate Judaica. De Bello Judaico

      Two fine & large illuminated initials (both a little cropped at head); chapter headings in red, blue, or green; & paragraph headings in red. Gothic type, two columns, 50 lines. 287 (of 288 leaves, without the initial blank). Two parts in one vol. Folio (371 x 275 mm.), 18th-cent. red morocco (the first two leaves mounted on stubs at time of binding in the 18th century), triple gilt fillet round sides, spine richly gilt, arms in gilt of Carl Philip Theodore, Duke of Bavaria (see below), on covers, a.e.g. Augsburg: Johann Schüssler, 28 June & 23 August 1470. First edition, and a magnificent copy from the library of Carl Philip Theodor (1724-99), Prince-Elector, Count Palatine, and Duke of Bavaria. This is the first dated book printed by Augsburg's second printer, Schüssler, who took over the types of Zainer. The Greek editio princeps of Josephus was published by Froben and Episcopius only in 1544, with facing Latin translation. The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus (ca. 37-ca. 100 A.D.), "visited Rome in early adulthood, returning to Jerusalem in 66 on the eve of the Jewish Revolt against Roman domination. He tried to persuade the nationalist leaders that war with Rome could lead only to disaster, but without success. When the revolt broke out in the same year, Josephus was given command of Galilee by the Sanhedrin. He survived the siege of Jotapata and was captured; his life was spared when he prophesied to the Roman commander Vespasian that he would become emperor, but he was kept in captivity until his prediction was fulfilled in 69. After the fall of Jerusalem in 70 he did what he could to help his Jewish friends. Subsequently he settled in Rome, where he received Roman citizenship, a house, and a pension. His first work, De bello Judaico ('History of the Jewish War against the Romans'), in seven books, was originally written in Aramaic for circulation among the Jews who settled in Mesopotamia after the Diaspora, and later translated into Greek (Jerome called him 'the Greek Livy'). The first part of the Bello Iudaico deals with the history of the Jews during the two hundred years or so before the revolt; the rest is devoted to the events of the war, many of which he witnessed in person. It ends with the capture of Masada. His next work was Antiquitate Iudaica ('Jewish archaeology') in twenty books, a history of the Jews from Adam to AD 66, giving a fuller account than the Bello Iudaico of the events covered by the latter work."-The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. This first edition of any of the works of Josephus consists of the fourth-century Latin translation of The Jewish War ascribed to Rufinus, and the sixth-century translation of the Jewish Antiquities made at the behest of Cassiodorus. PROVENANCE: Carl Philip Theodor (1724-99), Prince-Elector, Count Palatine and Duke of Bavaria (arms on covers); stamp on first leaf of the Royal Library, Munich ("Bibliotheca Regia Monacensis"), now the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (with 19th-century duplicate stamp); and bookplate of Baron James Mayer de Rothschild (1792-1868). A fine copy. First leaf with three tiny wormholes, the second with one. ❧ Goff J-481.

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         FIFTEENTH CENTURY BOOK OF DEVOTIONS

      1470, Hardcover, First Edition. Book of Devotions: FLEMISH 15 TH CENTURY. (circa 1470-1500) . Manuscript on paper, 252 ll., 19 lines to the page, written in red and black in a clear gothic hand, 5 large initials in colours with marginal decorations, numerous other smaller initials in red, blue and green, some with floral decorations in the margin, contemporary stamped calf over wooden boards, brass catches (no clasps), Ancient spine repair. (140 mm by 102 mm). Email us for further photos of binding and contents. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 12420.

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         Summa theologiae, secundae partis pars secunda.

      [Basel, Berthold Ruppel, um 1470]. Fol. Durchg. mit zahlr. eingemalten roten Initialen. 331 nn. Bll. (Got. Typ., 2 Kol., 50 Zeilen). Gotischer blindgepr. Ldr.-Bd. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln m. 9 (von 10) Deckelbeschlägen. Sehr frühe und seltene Ausgabe dieses Teils der „Summa“ des Thomas von Aquin aus der Offizin des aus Hanau stammenden Basler Erstdruckers. „Berthold Ruppel war einer der ältesten Gesellen Gutenbergs und stand auf der Seite des Erfinders, als es zum großen Streit zwischen ihm und Fust kam“ (Geldner I, 111). - Einband berieben, bestoßen u. mit Wurmspuren. Rücken alt mit blindgepr. Leder überzogen u. mit altem Nummernschild. Vorderdeckel m. späteren Bibl.-Nummernschildchen. Schließen fehlen. Ein Bl. m. längerem Einriß u. zwei hinterlegten Stellen (ohne Textverlust). Tlw. etw. feuchtigkeitsrandig, gebräunt bzw. fleckig. Wenige Bll. m. kl. Randläsuren, insgesamt jedoch schönes, vollständiges u. breitrandiges Exemplar. - GW M46480; Hain 1456; Kaufmann/Nabholz 134; Pell 1047; BSB-Ink T-289; Proctor 7450; BMC III, 715; Ohly-Sack 2764; ISTC it00214000; Günther 387; IGI 9592; Panzer I, 194, 278; Heckethorn 3, 4; nicht bei Oates u. Polain. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Tommaso d\'Aquino, Thomas von Aquin, Thomas de Aquino, Summa theologiae, Basel, Inkunabel, Inkunabeln, Wiegendrucke

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         FIFTEENTH CENTURY BOOK OF DEVOTIONS

      1470. First Edition. Hardcover. Book of Devotions: FLEMISH 15 TH CENTURY. (circa 1470-1500) . Manuscript on paper, 252 ll., 19 lines to the page, written in red and black in a clear gothic hand, 5 large initials in colours with marginal decorations, numerous other smaller initials in red, blue and green, some with floral decorations in the margin, contemporary stamped calf over wooden boards, brass catches (no clasps), Ancient spine repair. (140 mm by 102 mm). Email us for further photos of binding and contents. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 12420..

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         WILLIAM OF AUVERGNE, De universo; In Latin, illuminated manuscript on paper; Northern Italy, c. 1440-60, and Rome, c. 1470-85

      - REMARKABLY HANDSOME LARGE-FORMAT COPY OF WILLIAM OF AUVERGNE'S MOST SIGNIFICANT WORKS, WITH EXTRAORDINARY ILLUMINATION OF THE SPHERES OF THE UNIVERSE. Illuminated manuscript on paper, Northern Italy, c. 1400-60, and Rome, c. 1470-85. Dimensions 406 x 282 mm. 251 folios on paper, written in two columns of fifty-eight to fifty-nine lines in a small regular cursive gothic hybrida script in dark brown ink, large fourteen-line ILLUMINATED INITIAL WITH BORDER IN THE TOP AND INNER MARGINS, initial in burgundy and blue, on a polished gold ground, edged in black, with penwork tracery, with leafy acanthus extension continuing in the upper margin in burgundy, dark yellow, green and blue, with large gold balls with black hairlines or spikes, in the inner margin, a splendid REPRESENTATION OF THE SPHERES OF THE UNIVERSE in overlaid colored and painted circles. BINDING: CONTEMPORARY BLINDSTAMPED BINDING of brown leather over wooden boards, areas of corners and edges replaced and restored, modern rebacking. ILLUSTRATION: The miniature of the spheres of the universe is an extraordinary image that shows the spheres as a series of overlapping discs that tumble down the page from a golden arch at the top, to the circles of the earth at the very bottom. The heavens are depicted in brightly burnished gold, followed by the expanses of the universe, with glittering liquid-gold rays flecked onto a yellow ground, to the stars, the planets, the sun and the moon, and the earthly elements of fire (here as flames), air (with two tiny flying insects), water (with two fish) and finally the earth (with dark and brooding primeval forests) at the foot of the page. PROVENANCE: The script and the penwork initials point to an origin in northern Italy. It was owned by, a member of the Papal curia, active in humanist circles in Rome. Known in forty-five manuscripts (none in the U.S.), this is the only copy in private hands. CONDITION: Crackling to gold and slight flaking from edge of miniature, bottom or outer margins cut away from ff. 68-9, 78, 116-17, 122, 129, 131- 32, 137, 140, and 250 (occasionally very slightly trimming the outermost line of text), f. 1, slightly darkened, else excellent condition with notably broad margins, very clean and almost pristine, occasional light foxing and slight worming. Full description and photographs available. TM 697

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         Du Lac Hours (Use of Paris); illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin and French.

      LUSH PROGRAM OF ILLUMINATION IN THIS BOOK OF HOURS EXECUTED BY THE NOTABLE PARISIAN WORKSHOP OF MASTER FRANÇOIS. Illuminated manuscript on parchment. France, Paris, c. 1470-1480. Dimensions 163 x 108 mm. 294 folios on parchment, ruled in red ink with full-length horizontal and vertical bounding lines (justification 82 x 52 mm.), written in dark brown ink in a gothic bookhand on fourteen long lines, ONE AND TWO-LINE INITALS painted in gold on grounds of red, brown, or blue with gold tracery, THREE LINE INITALS on burnished gold grounds, in blue with white tracery and infill of blue and pink ivy leaves or of flowers, partial borders of blue and gold acanthus, small blue, red, or pink flowers, and red fruits extend along the outer edge of the text on some 230 pages, full borders of the same kind accompany EIGHTEEN LARGE ARCH-TOPPED MINIATURES, ONE SMALLER MINIATURE (42 x 45 mm.) BINDING: Bound in seventeenth-century red morocco, gilt-tooled on the boards, spine, and interior in the style of a Du Seuil binding, spine with five raised bands, marbled pastedowns. TEXT: Many personal touches, accretions added to text and illustration over at least a century, qualify it as a rich document. Within a half-century of its production, a later owner added French rubrics, prayers, a motto (and anagram), and altered the Annunciation to include a picture of himself and his wife. ILLUSTRATION: The iconography of this illustrative program, while in many respects traditional, features some unusual scenes. Balthazar's prominence and blackness in the Adoration of the Magi is an unusual touch, as is the depiction of the angel Gabriel presenting the Christ Child to the Virgin Mary, in which Christ is shown taking his first steps in a "walker." PROVENANCE: Evidence of liturgical use and decorative style points this book's origins in Paris, c. 1470-1480. By the sixteenth century, this may have belonged to Antoine Du Lac, as suggested by two inscriptions of this period. CONDITION: some wear to the outer edges, some damage from moisture to ff. 12v-13, some retouching to one miniature (f. 36), otherwise in excellent condition. Full description and photographs available.

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         Polydori Vergilii Vrbinatis de Rervm Inventoribus libri octo. Eiusdem in dominicam precem commentariolum.Item, Dialogorum de prodi-gijs libri tres. Omnia recens iam per autor? ipsum regustata, at[que] non poenitenda accessione locupletata: siquidem longior in studijs labor, semper plus cumulet inuentis licet. Eiusdem in dominicam precem commentariorum. Item, Dialogorum de prodigrijs libri tres. (etc.).

      Titelbl., 27 nn. Bll. (Vorwort d. Autors, Indices), 615 S., mit e. Druckermarke am Titelblatt, sow. schönen größeren u. kleinen Holzschnittinitialen. Schweinslederband d. Zeit über Holzdeckeln, Rücken mit Farbe überstrichen u. v. alter Hand beschriftet, mit reicher Blindprägung von Rollen- u. Plattenstempeln sow. Streicheisenlinien auf d. Einbanddeckeln, mit Metallschließen, Einband stärker gebräunt, bestoßen, Lederüberzug teilweise geringfügig abgelöst, Rücken an d. Kapitalen schadhaft, mit einzelnen Wurmlöchern, Bindung gelockert, Schnitt etwas tintenfleckig, Lederbänder der Schließen u. vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt fehlen. Titelblatt und Anfangsseiten etw. fingerfleckig u. an d. Unterkante im Falz wasserrandig. Mit zahlreichen alten Anmerkungen in verschiedenen Schriften, e. kleinen Eignerstempel am Titelblatt (P. Kirch) u. e. Beschriftung v. alter Hand am Schnitt. VD16 V752. Adams II, Vgl. Zedler 47,712f. BMC German Books 889 humanistische Enzyklopädie des italienischen Humanisten Vergilius (auch Vergilio oder Virgilius um 1470-1555), in der die Ursprünge d. menschlichen Künste, Wissenschaften, Religionen u. Gesellschaftsformen behandelt werden. Dieses "Lexikon der Erfindungen", dessen erste Version bereits 1499 erschien, erlebte bis zum Beginn des 18. Jh., in insgesamt mehr als 100 Ausgaben, eine enorme Verbreitung in ganz Europa. Zahlreiche Übersetzungen in die wichtigsten europäischen Sprachen bekunden, dass das Werk nicht nur von Wissenschaftlern gelesen wurde. Noch heute stellt das Werk eine gesuchte Quelle bei der Forschung nach den Ursprüngen des kulturellen Wissens dar, u.a. enthält es die bekannt gewordenen Ausführungen über die damals hochaktuelle Erfindung des Buchdrucks, wobei der Autor (bereits) Gutenberg als Erfinder nennt, über die ersten Bücher und Bibliotheken. Seltene Ausgabe.

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         Original Leaves from Famous European Books 1470 - 1794

      London: Folio Society. Limited Edition . Cloth bound clam shell box. Very Good/No Jackets. Atlas Folio - over 23 - 25" tall. This Folio Society production consists of two printed contents lists and twelve original single leaves from early books printed in Europe ranging from a 1470 edition of St Augustine's "De Civitate Dei" through a leaf from "the Nuremberg Chronicle" (1493) with a contemporary marginal note and a further three 16th century publications, two 17th century books and five 18th century productions. Each leaf is mounted on thick card and can be turned over to view both sides. Published in an edition of 100 copies, only, this production allows you to view nearly 550 years of printing history. Very good condition in original blue cloth covered clam shell box which is a little rubbed and with a leather gilt titled label on spine . Please note that this is a very large publication 50 X 38cm and may attract additional shipping charges if sent outside the UK. Kindly contact me to confirm shipping charges before ordering, should this apply. A collection of 12 original leaves from European books covering the period 1470 - 1794, individually mounted.

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         Scrutinium scripturarum. [ Relié avec : ] Margarita Davitica.

      Strasbourg, Johann Mentelin, (pas après 1470). ____ Première édition. Pablo de Sancta Maria, dit aussi Paul de Burgos, (1351-1435), de son premier nom Solomon ha-Levi était rabbin et se convertit au catholicisme à la lecture des oeuvres de Thomas d'Acquin. Il passa plusieurs années à Paris, où il fut reçu docteur en théologie, séjourna à Londres et entama une carrière ecclésiastique en Espagne, et finit archevêque de Burgos. Il s'employa activement à la conversion des juifs et composa cet ouvrage l'année précédent sa mort. Le texte se présente sous la forme d'un dialogue entre Saul, un juif, et Paul, un chrétien. Cet écrit servira de base à toutes les publications ultérieures contre les juifs jusqu'à Martin Luther et au delà. Johannes Mentelin ou Jean Mentel (Sélestat,1410 - Strasbourg, 1478) a été le premier imprimeur de Strasbourg; il est très probable que Mentelin avait appris le nouvel d'art d'imprimer auprès de Gutenberg. Il existe deux tirages de ce volume, tous les deux sans date, avec de légères différences typographiques. Dans le premier, selon le BMC, la collation des trois premiers cahiers est : a10, b10, c12. Dans le second, la collation est a10, b12, c10. Cet exemplaire est bien du premier tirage, le second cahier en 10 feuillets et le troisième, 12. Piqûres de vers sur les premiers feuillets. GW M29971. Goff P-201. BMC I, 54. ISTC ip00201000. [Relié avec à la suite :] - Margarita Davitica, seu Expositio psalmorum. [Augsburg, Günther Zainer, vers 1475-76]. In-folio de (122) ff. Première et seule édition incunable. Elle est remarquable par les deux grandes et belles initiales en tête de volume. Ces "perles" des Psaumes de David sont compilées d'après les commentaires de Saint-Jérome, Saint-Augustin et Cassiodore. Günther Zainer était le premier imprimeur d'Augsburg. Il manque les deux derniers feuillets qui contiennent la table; ils paraissent n'avoir jamais été reliés dans cet exemplaire. Un seul exemplaire en France (BNF). BMC II, 323. GW M20961. Goff M262. ISTC: im00262000. Superbe exemplaire dans une reliure strictement contemporaine. *-------* 1). First edition, first issue. Paul of Burgos was a Spanish Jew who converted to Christianity, and became an archbishop. He tried his best, frequently with success, to convert his former coreligionists. Impelled by his hatred of Talmudic Judaism, Paul in the year preceding his death composed this book. The text is a dialogue between Saul, a Jew, and Paul, a Christian. It subsequently served as a source for Alfonso de Spina, Geronimo de Santa Fé, and other Spanish writers hostile to the Jews, and Martin Luther in Germany for his treatise 'On the Jews and their Lies'. 2). First edition. Two fine large woodcuts initials at the beginning. Very fine contemporary binding. In-folio. [285 x 201 mm] Collation : (218) ff., les feuillets 72, 217 et 218 blancs. Peau de truie estampée sur ais de bois à décor floral. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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         Historiated initial O and ornamental corner border executed in red on a pale buff ground Italy Venice c

      

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         Vitae illustrium virorum ed Johannes Antonius Campanus Rome Ulrich Han Udalricus Gallus

      

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         Summa collationum, sive communiloquium....

      Cologne: Ulrich Zell, 1470. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c. 1470. 4to (210 x 145 mm). 262 unnumbered and unsigned leaves (complete). Collation: [a-z8 A-I8 K6]. Gothic Type in 27 lines. Red-painted lombards. Contemporary South German calf binding over wooden boards with fine single stamps (flower pot, two-headed eagle, krowned Maria initials) and fine embossed brass fittings. Spine and endpapers renewed, movable parts of the clasps removed. Outer margins partly with minor browning or spotting, few small damages in blank margins backed with paper. Provenance: First leaf with 17th century inscription of the Carmelits Santa Barbara at Würzburg; Bookplate Victor von Stedingk. Beautiful and well-preserved copy on strong and wide-margined paper. ----FIRST EDITION AND OF GREATEST RARITY. Only one copy is recorded at auction in the past 50 years. The first printed book mentioning chess, comparing man's life with a chess play (Mundus iste totus quoddam scaccarium est). The more famous book on chess by William Caxton was printed some years later, in 1476. (Ehn/Kastner). The dating of the editio princeps is difficult as no such details are printed in the colophon. The dating by Historians range from 1466 to 1472 (see V. Scholderer and Voulliéme).John of Wales was a Franciscan theologian who wrote several well-received Latin works, primarily preaching aids, in Oxford and Paris in the late-thirteenth century. Through his communiloquium without systematic claim, John of Wales aims to provide preachers of his time material for moral edification, setting a focus on the ancient writers, and to make them familiar with their obligations and moral patterns of behaviour. (BBKL III, 385ff).Of vital importance today however is the longer passage about the morality of the chess play. In the typical chess symbolism of the Middle Ages, Johannes Gallensis compares life to a chess game: "The world resembles a chess-board which is chequered white and black, the colours showing the two conditions of life and death, or praise and blame. The chessmen are men of the world who have a common birth, occupy different stations and hold different titles in this life, who contend together, and finally have a common fate which levels all ranks. The King often lies under the other pieces in the bag." (Mark Weeks, Chessforallages blogspot). According to Lasa, the interpolated section about chess is present only in the first and the fifth edition of the communiloquiun (Lasa). In this editio princeps it occurs in part 1, distinction 10, chapter 7. Exactly this passage is found in MS 2253, fol. 135v-136r, a manuscript dated ca. 1340 in the British Library's Harleian Collection (see S. Fein, MS Harley 2253, Art. 109). For the English translation of the manuscript text on chess play, which is identical to the passage in the communiloquium, see online at http://d.lib.rochester.edu/teams/text/fein-harley2253-volume-3-article-109.Literature:Fein, S. et al. (Editors). The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 3, 2015. Lasa, T. von der. Literatur und Geschichte des Schachspiels, Leipzig 1897, pp. 70-75.Murray H. J. R. A. History of Chess, London: Oxford University Press, 1913, 530-4. Ehn, M. & Kastner, H. Alles über Schach, 2010, Schlütersche, p. 401. Swanson, J. H.. John of Wales - A study of the works and ideas of a thirteenth-century friar. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1989, (on chess, see p.98). Beltrán, E. Christine de Pizan, Jacques Legrand et le "Communiloquium" de Jean de Galles. In: Romania. Revue trimestrielle consacrée à l'étude des langues et des littératures romanes 104 (1983), pp. 208-228. Rauner, E. Johannes Gallensis. In: LexMA, V, 1991, Sp. 577. Hain *7440.GW M13986. Goff J 328. BMC I, 191. BSB I-574. Polain 2279. Voulliéme. Der Buchdruck Kölns bis zum Ende des fünfzehnten Jahrhunderts, 1903, 657. Scholderer, V. In Nat. Libr. of Wales J., 3 (1943-44), p.76. Very Good....

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         Reizen in de binnenlanden van Australie, in de jaren 1817 en 1818, . . . Uit het Engelsch, met platen en kaarten.Dordrecht, Blussé, Van Braam, 1821. 8vo. With 2 engraved views (1 folding) by J.C. Bendorp and 2 engraved folding maps by C. van Baarsel & son (30.5×62 and 21.5×63 cm). Contemporary sprinkled half sheepskin.

      - Ferguson 835; Saalmink, p. 1470; cf. Wantrup, pp. 180-184; not in Tiele, Bibl.; for the author: Dunlop, "Oxley, John Joseph William Molesworth (1784-1828)", in: ADB (online ed.). First Dutch edition of "the foundation work in the field of Australian inland exploration and the first detailed description of the interior of New South Wales" (Wantrup). It details Oxley's two important expeditions into the inlands of New South Wales, then as little known as the mountains of the moon. John Oxley (1784?-1828) had been Surveyor General in New South Wales since 1811. In March 1817 he was selected to lead an expedition to trace the Lachlan River and to determine whether it entered into sea or into an inland lake; the results were rather disappointing. Tracing the river into impassable marshes, Oxley was compelled to return, arriving back at Bathurt on 29 August 1817. In May 1818 he was sent on a second expedition to investigate the Macquarie River. He discovered Castlereagh River, Liverpool Plains, the Peel River and Hastings River. With bookplate on pastedown. Some browning, the plates with a faint waterstain in upper margin, but otherwise in good condition. The binding scuffed with a small piece of leather near the front hinge gone.

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         Polydori Vergilii Vrbinatis de Rervm Inventoribus libri octo. Eiusdem in dominicam precem commentariolum.Item, Dialogorum de prodi-gijs libri tres. Omnia recens iam per autor? ipsum regustata, at[que] non poenitenda accessione locupletata: siquidem longior in studijs labor, semper plus cumulet inuentis licet. Eiusdem in dominicam precem commentariorum. Item, Dialogorum de prodigrijs libri tres. (etc.).

      Titelbl., 27 nn. Bll. (Vorwort d. Autors, Indices), 615 S., mit e. Druckermarke am Titelblatt, sow. schönen größeren u. kleinen Holzschnittinitialen. Schweinslederband d. Zeit über Holzdeckeln, Rücken mit Farbe überstrichen u. v. alter Hand beschriftet, mit reicher Blindprägung von Rollen- u. Plattenstempeln sow. Streicheisenlinien auf d. Einbanddeckeln, mit Metallschließen, Einband stärker gebräunt, bestoßen, Lederüberzug teilweise geringfügig abgelöst, Rücken an d. Kapitalen schadhaft, mit einzelnen Wurmlöchern, Bindung gelockert, Schnitt etwas tintenfleckig, Lederbänder der Schließen u. vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt fehlen. Titelblatt und Anfangsseiten etw. fingerfleckig u. an d. Unterkante im Falz wasserrandig. Mit zahlreichen alten Anmerkungen in verschiedenen Schriften, e. kleinen Eignerstempel am Titelblatt (P. Kirch) u. e. Beschriftung v. alter Hand am Schnitt. VD16 V752. Adams II, Vgl. Zedler 47,712f. BMC German Books 889 humanistische Enzyklopädie des italienischen Humanisten Vergilius (auch Vergilio oder Virgilius um 1470-1555), in der die Ursprünge d. menschlichen Künste, Wissenschaften, Religionen u. Gesellschaftsformen behandelt werden. Dieses "Lexikon der Erfindungen", dessen erste Version bereits 1499 erschien, erlebte bis zum Beginn des 18. Jh., in insgesamt mehr als 100 Ausgaben, eine enorme Verbreitung in ganz Europa. Zahlreiche Übersetzungen in die wichtigsten europäischen Sprachen bekunden, dass das Werk nicht nur von Wissenschaftlern gelesen wurde. Noch heute stellt das Werk eine gesuchte Quelle bei der Forschung nach den Ursprüngen des kulturellen Wissens dar, u.a. enthält es die bekannt gewordenen Ausführungen über die damals hochaktuelle Erfindung des Buchdrucks, wobei der Autor (bereits) Gutenberg als Erfinder nennt, über die ersten Bücher und Bibliotheken. Seltene Ausgabe.

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         TEXT FROM VARIOUS PRAYERS

      Delft: , ca. 1470. Delft, ca. 1470. 175 x 125 mm. (6 7/8 x 4 7/8"). Single column, 21 lines of text in a fine gothic book hand. Rubrics in red, recto with two two-line initials in red or blue, verso with one one-line initial in blue and one three-line penwork initial in blue and red, this with delicate penwork elaboration and extensions forming a three-quarter border, THE OUTER BORDER CONTAINING THE HALF-LENGTH FIGURE OF AN ANGEL with red and green wings, a banner bearing a Dutch motto extending upward from his hands.A little faint bleeding from red ink, but IN VERY FINE CONDITION, the vellum smooth and bright, the decoration well preserved, and the margins remarkably broad.This is a leaf from a workshop known as the Masters of the Delft Half-Length Figures (fl. 1450-80), the name deriving from images showing only the upper body of heavenly beings that often appear in the margin of their Books of Hours, like the angel on our leaf. The delicate penwork borders, resembling fine lace, are also typical of the Delft style. The level of artistry and the degree of charm exhibited here make this at once one of the most accomplished and delightful leaves in our present inventory. This is a leaf from a workshop known as the Masters of the Delft Half-Length Figures (fl. 1450-80), the name deriving from images showing only the upper body of heavenly beings that often appear in the margin of their Books of Hours, like the angel on our leaf. The delicate penwork borders, resembling fine lace, are also typical of the Delft style. The level of artistry and the degree of charm exhibited here make this at once one of the most accomplished and delightful leaves in our present inventory.

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         Segneri, Paulus, Incredulus non excusabilis. Mit 1 gestochenem Frontispiz.

      6 Bll., 670 Seiten Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf 4 Bünden auf Holzdeckel mit Jesus-Supralibro und reichen Rollen- und Blindstempeln sowie Messingschließen (minimal berieben).De Bakker / Sommervogel VI., 1470. - Paolo Segneri (1624 - 1694) war ein italienischer Jesuit und Missionar.Ungewöhnlich frisches Exemplar in sehr dekorativem Einband. u- Versand Dienstags und Freitags

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         Polydori Vergilii Vrbinatis de Rervm Inventoribus libri octo. Eiusdem in dominicam precem commentariorum. Item, Dialogorum de prodigrijs libri tres. (etc.).

      Titelbl., 27 nn. Bll. (Vorwort d. Autors, Indices), 615 S., mit e. Druckermarke am Titelblatt, sow. schönen größeren u. kleinen Holzschnittinitialen. Schweinslederband d. Zeit über Holzdeckeln, Rücken mit Farbe überstrichen u. v. alter Hand beschriftet, mit reicher Blindprägung von Rollen- u. Plattenstempeln sow. Streicheisenlinien auf d. Einbanddeckeln, mit Metallschließen, Einband stärker gebräunt, bestoßen, Lederüberzug teilweise geringfügig abgelöst, Rücken an d. Kapitalen schadhaft, mit einzelnen Wurmlöchern, Bindung gelockert, Schnitt etwas tintenfleckig, Lederbänder der Schließen u. vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt fehlen. Titelblatt und Anfangsseiten etw. fingerfleckig u. an d. Unterkante im Falz wasserrandig. Mit zahlreichen alten Anmerkungen in verschiedenen Schriften, e. kleinen Eigentumsstempel am Titelblatt (P. Kirch) u. e. Beschriftung v. alter Hand am Schnitt. VD16 V752. Adams II, Vgl. Zedler 47,712f. BMC German Books 889 humanistische Enzyklopädie d. V. (auch Vergilio ca. 1470-1555), in der die Ursprünge d. menschlichen Künste, Wissenschaften, Religionen u. Gesellschaftsformen behandelt werden. Dieses "Lexikon der Erfindungen", dessen erste Version bereits 1499 erschien, erlebte bis zum Beginn des 18. Jh., in insgesamt mehr als 100 Ausgaben, eine enorme Verbreitung in ganz Europa. Zahlreiche Übersetzungen in die wichtigsten europäischen Sprachen bekunden, dass das Werk nicht nur von Wissenschaftlern gelesen wurde. Noch heute stellt das Werk eine gesuchte Quelle bei der Forschung nach den Ursprüngen des kulturellen Wissens dar, u.a. enthält es die bekannt gewordenen Ausführungen über die damals hochaktuelle Erfindung des Buchdrucks, wobei der Autor (bereits) Gutenberg als Erfinder nennt, über die ersten Bücher und Bibliotheken. Seltene Ausgabe.

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         The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851. Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue. By authority of the Royal Commission. In three volumes (and 1 Supplement). Vol. I: Index and Introductory. United Kingdom: Section I. - Raw Material, Classes 1 to 4 Section II. - Machinery, Classes 5 to 10. Vol. II: United Kingdom: Section III. - Manufactures, Classes 11 to 29. Section IV. - Fine art, Class 30. Colonies Vol. III. Foreign States. Vol. IV: Supplemental. Additional Illustrations and Descriptions. The first and the second Report of the Royal Commission.

      1 gestochenes Titelblatt, CXCII, 462 (von 508) Seiten, gezählt 1 - 478 (die Paginierung 193* - 208* und 465* - 478* zusätzlich, doch ohne die Seiten 105 - 124 und 157 - 172), 76 Seiten Inseratenanhang (IV), 524 Seiten (gezählt 479 - 1002) (IV), 468 Seiten (gezählt 1003 - 1470). Supplement: XXVIII, 62 Seiten (gezählt 1471 - 1532), LIV, 211 (1), 76 Seiten, 4 Blätter Inseratenanhang. Jeder Band mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und auf zahlreichen Tafeln und zusammen 1 mehrfach gefaltete Karte, 1 doppelseitige Farblithographie mit zwei Ansichten, 5 farblithographische Tafeln, zwei mehrfach gefaltete Tafeln, 2 mehrfach gefaltete Pläne der Ausstellung, 1 doppelseitige farblithographische Tafel. 27 x 19 cm, blaue Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Deckel- und Rückentiteln sowie Einbandillustrationen, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. "Die Great Exhibition (deutsch Londoner Industrieausstellung 1851) war die erste Weltausstellung, die vom 1. Mai bis 11. Oktober 1851 im Hyde Park in London stattfand. Die Ausstellungsfläche betrug 10,5 Hektar. Die offizielle Schlussfeier fand am 15. Oktober statt. 28 Länder mit insgesamt 17.062 Ausstellern nahmen an der Ausstellung teil. Aufgrund der hohen internationalen Beteiligung wurde die Ausstellung auch bald als Worlds Fair bezeichnet. Auf dieser ersten Weltausstellung wurden industrielle Güter und handwerkliche Produkte aller Art, Maschinen und Produktionsmethoden aber auch Bodenschätze und bildende Kunst gezeigt. Als Neuheiten wurden u.a. der Telegraf und der erste Plastikstuhl aus vulkanisiertem Kautschuk vorgestellt. . . . Das Wahrzeichen der 1. Weltausstellung war das Ausstellungsgebäude selbst. . . Joseph Paxton, der als Gartenarchitekt Erfahrungen mit Gewächshäusern hatte, legte einen Entwurf im Stil der Gusseisen-Architektur ganz aus Glas und Gusseisen vor, der von Charles Fox in nur 17 Wochen aus vorgefertigten Bauteilen errichtet werden konnte. Der Kristallpalast, wie das gewächshausartige Gebäude von Londoner Zeitungen bald getauft wurde, war 563 m lang und 124 m breit. Ursprünglich war das Gebäude mit einem Flachdach geplant. Das charakteristische Tonnengewölbe über dem Transept, dem Querschiff des Gebäudes, war erst später hinzugefügt worden. Grund dafür waren einige alte Ulmen, die auf dem geplanten Ausstellungsgelände standen und die vor der Abholzung verschont werden sollten.Grundeinheit des Palastes waren Quadrate von 24 Fuß Seitenlänge (ungefähr 7,3 m). Die Grundfläche bestand aus 77 x 17 solcher Grundeinheiten. Die Aufteilung der Ausstellungsräume spiegelte sich in diesen Einheiten wider. Die Räume setzen sich aus einem Vielfachen dieser Grundeinheiten zusammen. Insgesamt standen mehr als 1600 solcher Quadrate zur Verfügung, was einer Fläche von etwa 80.000 Quadratmeter entsprach. Nach der Ausstellung wurde das Gebäude abgebrochen, mit einigen Veränderungen in Sydenham wieder aufgebaut und als Museum verwendet. 1936 brannte der Kristallpalast ab. Industrieausstellungen hatte es zwar auch schon früher gegeben, sie hatten bis dahin aber eher nationalen Charakter wie zum Beispiel die französischen Industrieausstellungen seit 1798. Im Unterschied dazu war die Great Exhibition von Anfang an als internationale Ausstellung geplant. An der Ausstellung beteiligten sich 94 Länder, darunter souveräne Staaten wie England, Frankreich, Belgien und die Schweiz, aber auch abhängige Gebiete wie Indien, Algerien, Ceylon etc. Einzeln gezählt wurden auch die britischen Kanalinseln und die deutschen Einzelstaaten, obwohl sich einige von ihnen an der Ausstellung im Zollverein gemeinsam präsentierten. Mehr als die Hälfte des Gebäudes (darunter fast der gesamte westliche Flügel und das Querschiff) war dem britischen Empire vorbehalten. Aus Großbritannien, Irland und den britischen Kolonien kamen knapp 8500 Aussteller, etwa so viele, wie aus allen anderen Ländern zusammengenommen. Es wurden Ausstellungsstücke aus den vier Kategorien Maschinen, Rohstoffe, Fabrikate und bildende Kunst gezeigt. Besonderes Gewicht kam den Maschinen zu, nicht zuletzt, weil Großbritannien auf diesem Gebiet führend war, aber auch neue Erfindungen wie etwa ein Schlauchboot oder handwerkliche Erzeugnisse nahmen einen wichtigen Platz ein." (Wikipedia) * * * *Einbände berieben und fleckig, Titel gestempelt, Band 1 ohne die Seiten 105 - 124 und 157 - 172. Sonst ordentlich erhaltenes und gut brauchbares Exemplar. * * *

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         Manuscript Book of Hours use of Tournay. Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis.

      Duchy of Brabant or County of Hainaut: Manuscript, 1470. 8vo (169 x 117 mm). 109 (of 112) unn. lvs. Later richly blind-tooled calf (old style) with crossing double fillets surrounding blind tooled borders with floral motives, Spine with three raised bands. 16 lines to the page, text ca. 10,5 x 7 cm. Larger gothic type (Textura) in dark brown and red ink. Very elaborate calligraphy. 4 half page multicoloured miniatures within a gold heightened frame, with a large 2- or 4-line gold heightened blue initial underneath and surrounded by a large multicoloured foliate bar border (on first leaf (1) and leaves a3(7), f8(52) and h7(67). The four miniatures depicting: 1. Saint Barbara. 2. Annunciation. 3.David praying. 4. Christ and the raising of Lazarus. Signatures: ^4, a-m8, n4, o6 (- k1, and probably o1 and o8). First four and last leaf darkly stained. Colours of the miniature and the flower-border on leaf 1 oxidized and faded. Apart from a few stained pages, especially the first four leaves, text on almost all pages very clean and colours bright. Leaves k1, and (probably as well) o1 & o8 missing. Although not fully complete and some leaves stained, a charming, well-bound and well-kept 15th-century Book of Hours. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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         Lettera autografo di Carlo III di Francia (1470-1498)

      (1470-1498). Lettera autografo di Carlo III di Francia (1470-1498). In-16° oblungo (32x15 cm.), pergamena scritta in francese di 14 righe e firmata. Rarissima. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Carlo VIII (Amboise, 30 giugno 1470 - Amboise, 7 aprile 1498) è stato Re di Francia della dinastia dei Valois dal 1483 al 1498.La sua fallimentare discesa in Italia nel 1494 inaugurò le cosiddette guerre d'Italia (definite "horrende" dal Machiavelli): una lunga serie di otto conflitti, con cui le grandi potenze europee si disputarono il controllo della penisola, terminata solo nel 1559 con la Pace di Cateau-Cambrésis, che mutò profondamente la geografia politica dell'Italia.

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         Homiliae super Johannem

      Translated by Franciscus Griffolinus (Aretinus). 279 leaves (of 280, without initial blank). 33 lines, Roman letter, 5-line initial "C" on [b]6r in gold with white vine stem decoration on a red, blue, & green ground, [b]7v with a 7-line gold initial "Q" with white vine stem decoration on a red, blue, green, & gold ground extending into upper & outer borders, 2- to 3-line initials supplied in blue. Folio (339 x 225 mm.), early 19th-cent. brown morocco (last leaf a little defective & stained at edges), sides richly decorated in gilt, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. Rome: Georgius Lauer for the Monastery of St. Eusebius, 29 October 1470. First edition of this most attractive book, one of the first books from the fifth Roman press. It is dedicated to Cosimo de' Medici. St. John Chrysostom (ca. 347-407), Bishop of Constantinople, studied law and theology at Antioch. After living as a hermit in a cave for several years, he returned to Antioch where he became famous as a preacher, which earned him the name Chrysostom, or "golden-mouthed." His great powers of oratory were directed especially to the instruction and moral reformation of the nominally Christian city of Antioch. His series of homilies, here printed, established his title as the greatest of the Christian expositors. The homilies combine a great facility for seeing the spiritual meaning of the author with an equal ability for immediate practical application. The translator, Franciscus Griffolinus (14518-83), was also known as Francesco Accolti. He was known as "le prince des jurisconsultes des son temps" and taught at many of the leading academies. He also translated for publication the letters of Phalaris and Diogenes Cynicus. A fine copy preserved in a box. From the libraries of Sir John Hayford Thorold at Syston Park (sale: Sotheby's, 16 Dec. 1884, lot 1040; John William Pease, and Lord Wardington, all with bookplates. ? B.M.C., IV, p. 36. Cross, ed., The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, pp. 282-83. Goff J-286.

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         Sophologium

      219 leaves (the last two blank). 35 lines, spaces for initials with guide letters in red & occasionally in blue. Roman type. Small folio (280 x 205 mm.), cont. blindstamped calf over wooden boards (minor wear) by the Fraterherren from Hildesheim, two orig. clasps & catches. [Strasbourg: the "R-printer" (Adolf Rusch), about 1470-74]. First edition, and a fine copy in a contemporary binding, of a book which is now rare on the market. Jacobus Magni (or Jacques Legrand)(ca. 1365-1415), was a French Augustinian who flourished in Paris at the beginning of the 15th century. The Sophologium is an anthology of science and philosophy taken from ancient writers. This text enjoyed considerable popularity with thirteen editions in the 15th century. This handsome book was printed by Adolf Rusch, the "R-printer," the son-in-law of Strasbourg's first printer Johann Mentelin. Rusch first introduced Roman types into Germany. For a long time he remained unidentified and was referred to as the "R-printer" from the peculiar form of that majuscule in his roman font. A handsome and large copy. Occasional minor browning. 18th-century ownership inscription on first leaf. ? B.M.C., I, p. 61. Goff M-38. GKW M17664. Klebs 595.2.

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         De Civitate Dei

      271 (of 274 leaves, without the blank leaves 1, 16, & 274). 50 lines. Roman types. First text page illuminated with elaborate three-sided border in blue, green, red & gold, incorporating two large capitals "I" & "C", Christ's symbol, a hare, and a coat-of-arms (see below). 21 eight-line illuminated initials with floral decoration & extensions in color & pen-work, 2-line initials alternating in red & blue. Chapter numbers supplied in red for the first 6 leaves of the table, chapter headings supplied in red throughout, chapter numbers in upper margin in red. Royal folio (370 x 242 mm.), 18th-cent. English red morocco (well-rebacked), sides panelled in gilt with border of alternating thistle, coronet, flower & crown, spine gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Venice: Johannes & Vindelinus de Spira, 1470. Third or fourth edition (see below) of the most important work of St. Augustine; this is a magnificent copy printed throughout on vellum and finely illuminated for Leonardo Loredano (1436-1521), doge of Venice from 1501 until his death, with his family's coat-of-arms at the foot of the first text page. This is one of nine recorded copies printed on vellum of the fourth book printed in Venice. It was begun by the city's first printer Johannes de Spira, who had possibly learned the art in Mainz and was completed by his brother Vindelinus. The colophon gives a brief and fascinating history of the press and of this edition, stating that Johannes had already produced two editions of Cicero and one hundred copies of Pliny within three months and that he had died during the printing of De Civitate Dei. His death caused Vindelinus to take over the printing of the book. Based on the number of other works printed by Vindelinus in 1470 it has been argued by Ferdinand Geldner in his Die deutschen Inkunabeldrucker, pp. 62-64 that this Venetian edition appeared early in 1470 and thus pre-dates the Sweynheym and Pannartz Roman edition of the same year, making it the third, not the fourth, edition of De Civitate Dei.Saint Augustine (354-430), one of the four great Fathers of the Latin Church, designed this text as a great apologetic treatise in vindication of Christianity and the Christian Church. The City of God was written between 413 and 426 and represents the first Christian philosophy of history. "The impulse to the writing of the 22 books of the 'City of God', which was spread over several years, arose out of the fall of Rome to Alaric in 410. The event had caused consternation throughout the civilized world, and Augustine, who himself was profoundly moved, conceived the book as a reply to pagans who maintained that the fall of the city was due to the abolition of the heathen worship. It led him to deal with the fundamental contrast between Christianity and the world, and has made it the supreme exposition of a Christian philosophy of history."-Cross, F.L., The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, p. 107. "The first five books deal with the polytheism of Rome, the second five with Greek philosophy, particularly Platonism and Neo-Platonism (which are seen as leading inevitably to Christianity in which their problems are finally resolved), and the last twelve books with the history of time and eternity as set out in the Bible. History is conceived as the struggle between two communities - the Civitas coelestis of those inspired by the love of God, leading to contempt of self, and the Civitas terrena or diaboli of those living according to man, which may lead to contempt of God. This struggle of the two conceptions of life had dominated Augustine's personal life and is here transferred to the wider field of world history. Both these powers fighting for the allegiance of the human soul are inextricably intermingled in society's earthly institutions; but history is understood as a continuous evolution of the divine purpose and all forces work towards redemption of man by God's grace, the central feature of St Augustine's theology. It is for this reason that he is considered as the founder of a new science, to which Voltaire assigned the name 'philosophy of history'. For the first time a comprehensive survey of human history is presented… "In economics Augustine praised labour as a means towards moral perfection; interest charges on money were not allowed under his system, but trade could be carried on, if selling was done honestly and a 'just price' was charged and paid. Many of the medieval regulations about commerce and prices were derived from these ideas, and his contrasting description of a just ruler (imbued with piety, humility, fairness) and the tyrant or Antichrist (impiety, craving for glory) powerfully influenced Renaissance thought… "'The City of God' pervaded the whole Middle Ages…The book remained authoritative until the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries…The idea of international law was partly derived from the book."-Printing & the Mind of Man 3-(1st edition: Subiaco, 1467). Provenance: Loredano family (Leonardo, doge of Venice 1501-21), with the family's coat-of-arms on first text page; Dukes of Devonshire, with the Chatsworth bookplate (sold Christie's London, 6 June 1974, lot 1); J.R. Ritman, with bookplate (Margaret Lane Ford, Christ, Plato, Hermes Trismegistus. The Dawn of Printing. Catalogue of the Incunabula in the Bibliotheca Philosophia Hermetica, no. 25). A fine and handsome luxury copy, richly illuminated and printed throughout on vellum. Preserved in a box. ? Goff A-1233.

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         De Antiquitate Judaica. De Bello Judaico

      Two fine & large illuminated initials (both a little cropped at head); chapter headings in red, blue, or green; & paragraph headings in red. Gothic type, two columns, 50 lines. 287 (of 288 leaves, without the initial blank). Two parts in one vol. Folio (371 x 275 mm.), 18th-cent. red morocco (the first two leaves mounted on stubs at time of binding in the 18th century), triple gilt fillet round sides, spine richly gilt, arms in gilt of Carl Philip Theodore, Duke of Bavaria (see below), on covers, a.e.g. Augsburg: Johann Schüssler, 28 June & 23 August 1470. First edition, and a magnificent copy from the library of Carl Philip Theodor (1724-99), Prince-Elector, Count Palatine, and Duke of Bavaria. This is the first dated book printed by Augsburg's second printer, Schüssler, who took over the types of Zainer. The Greek editio princeps of Josephus was published by Froben and Episcopius only in 1544, with facing Latin translation. The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus (ca. 37-ca. 100 A.D.), "visited Rome in early adulthood, returning to Jerusalem in 66 on the eve of the Jewish Revolt against Roman domination. He tried to persuade the nationalist leaders that war with Rome could lead only to disaster, but without success. When the revolt broke out in the same year, Josephus was given command of Galilee by the Sanhedrin. He survived the siege of Jotapata and was captured; his life was spared when he prophesied to the Roman commander Vespasian that he would become emperor, but he was kept in captivity until his prediction was fulfilled in 69. After the fall of Jerusalem in 70 he did what he could to help his Jewish friends. Subsequently he settled in Rome, where he received Roman citizenship, a house, and a pension. His first work, De bello Judaico ('History of the Jewish War against the Romans'), in seven books, was originally written in Aramaic for circulation among the Jews who settled in Mesopotamia after the Diaspora, and later translated into Greek (Jerome called him 'the Greek Livy'). The first part of the Bello Iudaico deals with the history of the Jews during the two hundred years or so before the revolt; the rest is devoted to the events of the war, many of which he witnessed in person. It ends with the capture of Masada. His next work was Antiquitate Iudaica ('Jewish archaeology') in twenty books, a history of the Jews from Adam to AD 66, giving a fuller account than the Bello Iudaico of the events covered by the latter work."-The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. This first edition of any of the works of Josephus consists of the fourth-century Latin translation of The Jewish War ascribed to Rufinus, and the sixth-century translation of the Jewish Antiquities made at the behest of Cassiodorus. PROVENANCE: Carl Philip Theodor (1724-99), Prince-Elector, Count Palatine and Duke of Bavaria (arms on covers); stamp on first leaf of the Royal Library, Munich ("Bibliotheca Regia Monacensis"), now the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (with 19th-century duplicate stamp); and bookplate of Baron James Mayer de Rothschild (1792-1868). A fine copy. First leaf with three tiny wormholes, the second with one. ? Goff J-481.

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         TEXT FROM COMPLINE

      Rouen, 1470. n. This very attractive leaf features the ultimate moment in the image cycle of the Hours of the Virgin, depicted in a burst of patterns and colors by a workshop of obvious skill, and offered in a fine state of preservation. The Coronation of the Virgin portrays the moment that Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven by God the Father, shown here as a bearded man with a pointed crown. The artist of this miniature has enlivened our scene with a trio of attending angels in contrasting pink and light blue robes. One in flight crowns the Virgin, while another stands behind her in prayer, and off to the right a seated angel strums a harp. A particularly delightful aspect of this leaf is the joy, movement, and clever design in the surrounding border. Acanthus leaves and hundreds of tiny dots swirl and dance on the page, and of particular interest are the three creatures who inhabit the border. As they look up at the miniature, each of them seems to mimic the gesture or posture (prayer, kneeling acceptance, musical accompaniment) of one of the figures in the coronation scene.. 163 x 120 mm. (6 1/2 x 4 3/4"). Single column, 13 lines (four lines on verso), in a fine gothic book hand. Rubrics in red, verso with pink and gold line fillers, five one-line capitals in gold on a blue and pink ground, a fine four-line initial painted blue on a gold ground with a large central floral motif, recto with a quarter panel border of acanthus leaves, and blue, pink, and red flowers with a ground of hundreds of tiny black dots with highlights of gold, verso with a highly decorative border inhabited by a small human, a beast, and a human-beast hybrid, the ground animated by black and gold dots, much vegetation, and swaths of painted gold, and WITH A BEAUTIFUL HALF-PAGE MINIATURE DEPICTING THE CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN. A touch of soiling along one edge, a small wrinkle just visible in the border, but IN VERY FINE CONDITION, virtually as bright and appealing as when it was first created. This very attractive leaf features the ultimate moment in the image cycle of the Hours of the Virgin, depicted in a burst of patterns and colors by a workshop of obvious skill, and offered in a fine state of preservation. The Coronation of the Virgin portrays the moment that Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven by God the Father, shown here as a bearded man with a pointed crown. The artist of this miniature has enlivened our scene with a trio of attending angels in contrasting pink and light blue robes. One in flight crowns the Virgin, while another stands behind her in prayer, and off to the right a seated angel strums a harp. A particularly delightful aspect of this leaf is the joy, movement, and clever design in the surrounding border. Acanthus leaves and hundreds of tiny dots swirl and dance on the page, and of particular interest are the three creatures who inhabit the border. As they look up at the miniature, each of them seems to mimic the gesture or posture (prayer, kneeling acceptance, musical accompaniment) of one of the figures in the coronation scene.

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         Letter signed ("Charles"). Amiens, 29. III. 1470.

      1470. 234 x 216 mm. 1 p. in a neat bâtarde hand, address to verso with trace of seal. A military order to Count John IV of Nassau-Dillenberg, addressing him as 'treschier et feal cousin', in which Charles declares himself well-pleased with news he has received in a recent letter regarding the "picquenaires" (pikemen) and orders that they should make their way to him (presumably at Amiens) "par le pluscourt chemin". He also authorises the use of the seal of Brabant. The document is drafted in a neat scribal hand (the clerk's cipher appears at the lower right-hand corner) and is neatly signed by Charles himself. - Charles the Bold, last Valois Duke of Burgundy, was one of the most powerful rulers of medieval Europe, vying with King Louis XI ('The Prudent') for control of much of France and the Low Countries. In the 1470s their feud was concentrated on the territories of Northern France and the Duchy of Brabant (covering large parts of the modern Netherlands and Belgium). - Old folds. Some minor staining and careful reinforcements. Provenance: Otto August Schulz, Leipzig. Published in the Kronik of the Gennotschap te Utrecht, 15 January, 1859 (an offprint and later manuscript transcript are included with the document).

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      Rouen, 1470. n. This very attractive leaf features the ultimate moment in the image cycle of the Hours of the Virgin, depicted in a burst of patterns and colors by a workshop of obvious skill, and offered in a fine state of preservation. The Coronation of the Virgin portrays the moment that Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven by God the Father, shown here as a bearded man with a pointed crown. The artist of this miniature has enlivened our scene with a trio of attending angels in contrasting pink and light blue robes. One in flight crowns the Virgin, while another stands behind her in prayer, and off to the right a seated angel strums a harp. A particularly delightful aspect of this leaf is the joy, movement, and clever design in the surrounding border. Acanthus leaves and hundreds of tiny dots swirl and dance on the page, and of particular interest are the three creatures who inhabit the border. As they look up at the miniature, each of them seems to mimic the gesture or posture (prayer, kneeling acceptance, musical accompaniment) of one of the figures in the coronation scene.. 163 x 120 mm. (6 1/2 x 4 3/4"). Single column, 13 lines (four lines on verso), in a fine gothic book hand. Rubrics in red, verso with pink and gold line fillers, five one-line capitals in gold on a blue and pink ground, a fine four-line initial painted blue on a gold ground with a large central floral motif, recto with a quarter panel border of acanthus leaves, and blue, pink, and red flowers with a ground of hundreds of tiny black dots with highlights of gold, verso with a highly decorative border inhabited by a small human, a beast, and a human-beast hybrid, the ground animated by black and gold dots, much vegetation, and swaths of painted gold, and WITH A BEAUTIFUL HALF-PAGE MINIATURE DEPICTING THE CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN.A touch of soiling along one edge, a small wrinkle just visible in the border, but IN VERY FINE CONDITION, virtually as bright and appealing as when it was first created.This very attractive leaf features the ultimate moment in the image cycle of the Hours of the Virgin, depicted in a burst of patterns and colors by a workshop of obvious skill, and offered in a fine state of preservation. The Coronation of the Virgin portrays the moment that Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven by God the Father, shown here as a bearded man with a pointed crown. The artist of this miniature has enlivened our scene with a trio of attending angels in contrasting pink and light blue robes. One in flight crowns the Virgin, while another stands behind her in prayer, and off to the right a seated angel strums a harp. A particularly delightful aspect of this leaf is the joy, movement, and clever design in the surrounding border. Acanthus leaves and hundreds of tiny dots swirl and dance on the page, and of particular interest are the three creatures who inhabit the border. As they look up at the miniature, each of them seems to mimic the gesture or posture (prayer, kneeling acceptance, musical accompaniment) of one of the figures in the coronation scene.

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         Illuminated Miniature :Provenance Jaques Rosenthal estate.

      Illuminated miniature, probably cut from an Antiphoner leaf, possibly South German circa 1470. Approx. 5cm x 7.5 cm . The miniature shows Christ risen from the tomb ( a rather charming pink coffin) with Roman soldiers wearing armour contemporary to the miniature painting, lying nearby. The Christ figure shows stigmata and is wearing the crown of thorns. Gilt borders and background, the latter somewhat worn , but otherwise in lovely condition. Now mounted in a gilt framed box.

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         USE OF ROME

      Italy [Florence], ca. 1470. n. The production of a highly desirable artist favored by European royalty, this work boasts an abundance of noble associations, with a small but dazzling decorative program to match. The delicate pink-tinged molding of the figures, the presence of decorative putti and birds, and the exuberant borders make this the unmistakable work of Francesco di Antonio del Chierico (1433-84), a precociously talented illuminator and goldsmith working in Florence during the height of its golden age. Chierico received major commissions from the time he was in his early twenties, counting among his patrons Cosimo, Piero, and Lorenzo de' Medici, as well as Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, who constructed one of the greatest libraries of the Italian Renaissance (complete with its own scriptorium). With the help and connections of the bookseller Vespasian Bisticci, Chierico's fame spread quickly throughout Italy and into neighboring countries. Other known patrons included the King of Naples (Alfonso of Aragon), King Mattias Corvinus of Hungary, and King Louis XI of France, among others. Thus, it is hardly surprising that while the script, decorative patterns, and illustrations all indicate that this Book of Hours was executed in Florence, the rest of its known provenance is French. Although this work contains no obvious clues that might indicate the identity of the original patron, other markings reveal its distinguished ownership history, beginning in the early 18th century. The first known owner, the (especially fertile) Duchesse de Berry, was born at Versailles and lived a short but scandalous life, having incurred no fewer than six pregnancies by various men at the time of her death at 23 (Voltaire was famously imprisoned for talking about her transgressions in the presence of a police informant). Later, our manuscript fell into the possession of Louis-Joseph de Bourbon, Prince de Condé (1736-1818), a staunch supporter of the monarchy who barely escaped the Reign of Terror and the fate of his less fortunate Bourbon relatives. Even without the knowledge of its lofty provenance or the reputation of the artist, one can plainly see the high level of aesthetic achievement here in the impeccable application of paint in the intricate borders, the beautifully convincing depiction of human and angelic bodies, and the faultless balance in design and color. Installed in some of the most prestigious collections in the world (the British Library, the Getty, the Walters, etc.), Chierico's work continues to be vigorously collected.. 125 x 85 mm. (5 x 3 1/4"). 246 unnumbered leaves (complete); single column, 11 lines, in an elegant gothic rotunda script. Contents: Calendar (f. 1r); Hours of the Virgin, "secundum consuetudinem Romane curie," with Matins (f. 13r), Lauds (f. 27v), Prime (f. 46r), Terce (f. 52v), Sext (f. 59v), None (f. 65v), Vespers (f. 71v), and Compline (f. 83v); Office of the Dead (f. 113r); Seven Penitential Psalms (f. 189r); Litany (f. 208r); Hours of the Cross (f. 223r); 15 Gradual Psalms (f. 229r). Very pretty 18th century red morocco, elegantly gilt, covers bordered by plain and decorative rules enclosing a panel with large central floral spray, two birds perched on its leaves, this surrounded by tiny gilt circles and two more birds in flight and framed by gracefully twining foliage; flat spine divided into panels by triple gilt fillets, the panels with floral sprig centerpiece and volute cornerpieces, gilt titling, turn-ins densely gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Rubrics in red, numerous one-line initials in red or blue, frequent two-line initials in blue with delicate red penwork or burnished gold with blue penwork, six three- or four-line illuminated initials in blue, green, pink, magenta, and burnished gold, one large (35 x 45 mm.) illuminated initial in colors and gold from which emanates a full floral border with many gold bezants, hairline vines, and a putto, FOUR LARGE HISTORIATED INITIALS beginning the Hours of the Virgin (depicting the Madonna and Child), Office of the Dead (a scythe-wielding skeleton), Office of the Holy Cross (the Man of Sorrows), and the Seven Penitential Psalms (David with his harp), ALL WITH EXCEPTIONALLY ELABORATE FLORAL BORDERS FEATURING MEDALLION PORTRAITS, PUTTI, AND MUCH BURNISHED GOLD. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Marie-Louise-Élisabeth d'Orléans, Duchesse de Berry (1695-1719); first page with ink stamp of "Monseigr. le Prince de Condé, Gouv. de Bourgogne et Bresse"; last page with ink stamp of École Royale Militaire de Soreze; second page and last page with unidentified armorial stamp of a bishop; two other unidentified ink stamps. One-inch crack at head of rear joint, general minor rubbing to spine and edges, but the binding entirely solid, still quite lustrous, and generally well preserved; trimmed close, with very slight loss at fore edge of full borders (and trivial loss at top and bottom, script somewhat faded on half a dozen pages, occasional minor thumbing, otherwise A BEAUTIFUL COPY INTERNALLY, the vellum fresh and bright, the colors vivid, and the paint and glistening gold intact. The production of a highly desirable artist favored by European royalty, this work boasts an abundance of noble associations, with a small but dazzling decorative program to match. The delicate pink-tinged molding of the figures, the presence of decorative putti and birds, and the exuberant borders make this the unmistakable work of Francesco di Antonio del Chierico (1433-84), a precociously talented illuminator and goldsmith working in Florence during the height of its golden age. Chierico received major commissions from the time he was in his early twenties, counting among his patrons Cosimo, Piero, and Lorenzo de' Medici, as well as Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, who constructed one of the greatest libraries of the Italian Renaissance (complete with its own scriptorium). With the help and connections of the bookseller Vespasian Bisticci, Chierico's fame spread quickly throughout Italy and into neighboring countries. Other known patrons included the King of Naples (Alfonso of Aragon), King Mattias Corvinus of Hungary, and King Louis XI of France, among others. Thus, it is hardly surprising that while the script, decorative patterns, and illustrations all indicate that this Book of Hours was executed in Florence, the rest of its known provenance is French. Although this work contains no obvious clues that might indicate the identity of the original patron, other markings reveal its distinguished ownership history, beginning in the early 18th century. The first known owner, the (especially fertile) Duchesse de Berry, was born at Versailles and lived a short but scandalous life, having incurred no fewer than six pregnancies by various men at the time of her death at 23 (Voltaire was famously imprisoned for talking about her transgressions in the presence of a police informant). Later, our manuscript fell into the possession of Louis-Joseph de Bourbon, Prince de Condé (1736-1818), a staunch supporter of the monarchy who barely escaped the Reign of Terror and the fate of his less fortunate Bourbon relatives. Even without the knowledge of its lofty provenance or the reputation of the artist, one can plainly see the high level of aesthetic achievement here in the impeccable application of paint in the intricate borders, the beautifully convincing depiction of human and angelic bodies, and the faultless balance in design and color. Installed in some of the most prestigious collections in the world (the British Library, the Getty, the Walters, etc.), Chierico's work continues to be vigorously collected.

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         Il Petrarca con dichiarationi non piv stampate. Insieme con alcune belle Annotationi, tratte dalle dottissime Prose di Monsignor Bembo, cose sommamente vtili, à chi di rimare leggiadramente, & senza volere i segni del Petrarca passare, si prende cura.

      Illustrated edition of Petrarch's Rime and Trionfi, with => seven gorgeous in-text woodcuts, one of Petrarch and Laura, six others depicting personifications of the various subjects of the Trionfi riding into battle.The commentary is that of Italian scholar Pietro Bembo (1470-1547), who has added a brief description of Petrarch's life and the origins of Laura. Luca Antonio Ridolfi's Tavola di Tutte le Rime de i Sonetti e Canzoni del Petrarca, an index listing the poet's various rhyme schemes and where to find them, follows Petrarch's text with a separate title-page and pagination -- an extraordinary production and project. Fowler notes this is a reissue of Bevilacqua's 1562 edition, which is a reprint of Rouillé's 1558 edition; the illustrations first appeared in L. Avanzo's 1557 edition. Bevilacqua's device is present on both main works' title-pages and after the colophon.

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         De Antiquitate Judaica. De Bello Judaico.

      Two fine & large illuminated initials (both a little cropped at head); chapter headings in red, blue, or green; & paragraph headings in red. Gothic type, two columns, 50 lines. 287 (of 288 leaves, without the initial blank). Two parts in one vol. Folio (371 x 275 mm.), 18th-cent. red morocco (the first two leaves mounted on stubs at time of binding in the 18th century), triple gilt fillet round sides, spine richly gilt, arms in gilt of Carl Philip Theodore, Duke of Bavaria (see below), on covers, a.e.g. Augsburg: Johann Schüssler, 28 June & 23 August 1470. First edition, and a magnificent copy from the library of Carl Philip Theodor (1724-99), Prince-Elector, Count Palatine, and Duke of Bavaria. This is the first dated book printed by Augsburg's second printer, Schüssler, who took over the types of Zainer. The Greek editio princeps of Josephus was published by Froben and Episcopius only in 1544, with facing Latin translation. The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus (ca. 37-ca. 100 A.D.), "visited Rome in early adulthood, returning to Jerusalem in 66 on the eve of the Jewish Revolt against Roman domination. He tried to persuade the nationalist leaders that war with Rome could lead only to disaster, but without success. When the revolt broke out in the same year, Josephus was given command of Galilee by the Sanhedrin. He survived the siege of Jotapata and was captured; his life was spared when he prophesied to the Roman commander Vespasian that he would become emperor, but he was kept in captivity until his prediction was fulfilled in 69. After the fall of Jerusalem in 70 he did what he could to help his Jewish friends. Subsequently he settled in Rome, where he received Roman citizenship, a house, and a pension. His first work, De bello Judaico ('History of the Jewish War against the Romans'), in seven books, was originally written in Aramaic for circulation among the Jews who settled in Mesopotamia after the Diaspora, and later translated into Greek (Jerome called him 'the Greek Livy'). The first part of the Bello Iudaico deals with the history of the Jews during the two hundred years or so before the revolt; the rest is devoted to the events of the war, many of which he witnessed in person. It ends with the capture of Masada. His next work was Antiquitate Iudaica ('Jewish archaeology') in twenty books, a history of the Jews from Adam to AD 66, giving a fuller account than the Bello Iudaico of the events covered by the latter work."-The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. This first edition of any of the works of Josephus consists of the fourth-century Latin translation of The Jewish War ascribed to Rufinus, and the sixth-century translation of the Jewish Antiquities made at the behest of Cassiodorus. PROVENANCE: Carl Philip Theodor (1724-99), Prince-Elector, Count Palatine and Duke of Bavaria (arms on covers); stamp on first leaf of the Royal Library, Munich ("Bibliotheca Regia Monacensis"), now the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (with 19th-century duplicate stamp); and bookplate of Baron James Mayer de Rothschild (1792-1868). A fine copy. First leaf with three tiny wormholes, the second with one. ❧ Goff J-481. .

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         Sophologium

      219 leaves (the last two blank). 35 lines, spaces for initials with guide letters in red & occasionally in blue. Roman type. Small folio (280 x 205 mm.), cont. blindstamped calf over wooden boards (minor wear) by the Fraterherren from Hildesheim, two orig. clasps & catches. [Strasbourg: the "R-printer" (Adolf Rusch), about 1470-74]. First edition, and a fine copy in a contemporary binding, of a book which is now rare on the market. Jacobus Magni (or Jacques Legrand)(ca. 1365-1415), was a French Augustinian who flourished in Paris at the beginning of the 15th century. The Sophologium is an anthology of science and philosophy taken from ancient writers. This text enjoyed considerable popularity with thirteen editions in the 15th century. This handsome book was printed by Adolf Rusch, the "R-printer," the son-in-law of Strasbourg's first printer Johann Mentelin. Rusch first introduced Roman types into Germany. For a long time he remained unidentified and was referred to as the "R-printer" from the peculiar form of that majuscule in his roman font. A handsome and large copy. Occasional minor browning. 18th-century ownership inscription on first leaf. ❧ B.M.C., I, p. 61. Goff M-38. GKW M17664. Klebs 595.2 .

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         Vitae illustrium virorum ed Johannes Antonius Campanus Rome Ulrich Han Udalricus Gallus

      

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         Historiated initial O and ornamental corner border executed in red on a pale buff ground Italy Venice c

      

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         BOOK OF HOURS (Use of Geert Grote); illuminated medieval manuscript with one miniature and three historiated initials by the Masters of the Zwolle Bible (active in Zwolle, c. 1460-1480)

      THIS CHARMING ILLUMINATED DUTCH-LANGUAGE BOOK OF HOURS REFLECTS THE VALUES OF THE DEVOTIO MODERNA MOVEMENT IN ITS SOFT PALETTE AND ELEGANT RESTRAINT. Illuminated manuscript on parchment in Dutch, Eastern Netherlands, probably Zwolle, c. 1470-1480. 135 x 100 mm. 141 folios on parchment, wanting 5-7 single leaves (perhaps once with miniatures or initials), written in a fine angular late Gothic bookhand on 17 lines, rubrics in red, 1-line initials in gold or blue with contrasting penwork, 2-line initials in burnished gold on pink or blue grounds with foliate extensions terminating in gold and colored flowers, two 4-line initials in the same style with decorated borders on three sides, ten 6-line initials in blue on brightly burnished gold grounds, containing colored sprigs of foliate and with borders on three sides of acanthus leaves, flowers, fruit, THREE HISTORIATED INITIALS with similar borders, enclosing 12 angels playing musical instruments, holding instruments of the Passion, or grasping the border foliage, and a peacock, the bas-de-page in the last containing the dead rising from their graves, FULL-PAGE MINIATURE with a border of rinceaux terminating in bulbous foliage, buds, and bezants, with a virgin soothing a unicorn in the bas-de-page. BINDING: Eighteenth-century gilt-tooled morocco over pasteboards, silk doublures, gilt edges. ILLUSTRATION: This charming Book of Hours is illuminated by the Masters of the Zwolle Bible, perhaps under the supervision of the Brethren of the Common Life at Zwolle, in the Gregoriushuis. The Masters of the Zwolle Bible were a group of artists identified from their production of a sumptuous six-volume Bible (now Utrecht University Library, MS 31) made for the Community of the Brethren of the Common Life (the lay members of the Devotio Moderna) in Zwolle, between 1462 and 1476. Their style is characterized by a pale, reduced palette and light, uncomplicated compositions, in keeping with the precepts of the Devotio Moderna, a fifteenth-century religious reform movement that cultivated pious practices and opposed showiness or opulent display. The handling of the figures here exemplifies this, and they are a fine example of the Zwolle Masters's style. Though the virgin with the unicorn (f. 1v) is an unusual addition, this manuscript follows the iconography of others produced at Zwolle under the Brethren of the Common Life at this time. The full-page miniature depicts the Annunciation to the Virgin (f. 1v) while the three historiated initials show the Virgin and Child on a crescent moon (f. 2), Christ as Man of Sorrows (f. 44), and Judgment Day (f. 69). PROVENANCE: Quite possibly produced in Zwolle under the supervision of the Brethren of the Common Life, most probably for the "Tho[mas] Joffe" whose late fifteenth-century ex libris is still visible on the final leaf. Joffe was doubtless a resident of Utrecht, and the calendar includes local saints of that region, in addition to those characteristic of the Zwolle workshop. Sold in Christie's London sale, 25 November 1992, lot 1992, to a private European collector. CONDITION: Slight fading of first opening, trimmed slightly at the top, otherwise excellent condition. Some scuffs at headbands and small splits along spine. Full description and photographs available (BOH 94).

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        Horae Beatae Marie Virginis.Umfangreicher Teil eines Stundenbuches in Lateinischer Handschrift auf Pergament.

      Nord-Frankreich, um 1470., 31 nicht nummerierter Blätter . 20,2 x 14,5 cm. Lateinische Handschrift auf Pergament mit zahlreichen Zeilenfüllern in Rot, Gold und Blau.Einige Federzeichnungen in Schwarz und236 einzeiligen und 29 großen zweizeiligen Initialen in Gold auf blauem bzw. rotem Grund.Holzdeckelband der Zeit (an Rücken und Rückendeckel komplett mit Leder des 18.Jh. neu bezogen, der Vorderdeckel alt bezogen (mit kleinen Fehlstellen und kleinen Läsuren, etwas bestoßen und beschabt).Der Vorderdeckel mit ungewöhnlich reicher flächendeckender Stempelblindprägung und goldgeprägtem Wappensupralibros auf den ergänzten Hinter-Deckel.Umfangreiches Fragment eines nordfranzösischen Livre d’Heures in lateinsche Gotica. Enthalten sind zahlreiche Gebete sowie ein großer Teil des Psalters, Lectiones, Sprüche und Losungen aus der Heiligen Schrift. u Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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