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         In aureos versus Pythagorae opusculum

      Padua: Bartholomaeus de Valdezoccho, 1474. First edition. Quarto (8 x 6 3/4 inches; 196 x 147 mm): 91 (of 92) leaves, unfoliated. Collation: a8-h8, [i8, k8, l6, m5). Lacking final blank (m6). Signatures i-m trimmed off of bottom margin as usual in this edition. With 2-4 line initials. 24 lines. Occasional initial supplied in later black ink. Title from foot of leaf a2v; imprint from colophon, leaf m5v. Translated from the original Greek by Johannes Aurispa. Nineteenth-century red morocco. Boards triple-ruled in gilt. Spine ruled, stamped and lettered in gilt. Joints lightly rubbed. Pages likely washed at the time of binding. Small repair to torn corner of leaf m5, not affecting text. Previous owner's bookplate. With wide margins still preserving in the lower extreme corners several of the signatures [ah] printed hy hand for direction of the binder. Overall a fine copy. First printing of Pythagoras and his 'Golden Verses' (collection of moral exhortations) with the commentary which is the only complete extant work by Hierocles. While Pythagoras is widely known for his mathematical theorem that the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. (A2 + B2 = C2), he was foremost a philosopher, yet none of his writings have survived. "The early evidence shows, however, that, while Pythagoras was famous in his own day and even 150 years later in the time of Plato and Aristotle, it was not mathematics or science upon which his fame rested. Pythagoras was famous (1) as an expert on the fate of the soul after death, who thought that the soul was immortal and went through a series of reincarnations; (2) as an expert on religious ritual; (3) as a wonder-worker who had a thigh of gold and who could be two places at the same time; (4) as the founder of a strict way of life that emphasized dietary restrictions, religious ritual and rigorous self discipline. "(Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) "Hierocles of Alexandria was a Neoplatonist writer, flourished c. a.d. 430. He studied under the celebrated Neoplatonist Plutarch at Athens, and taught for some years in his native city... The only complete work of his which has been preserved is the commentary on the Carmzna Anrea (Golden Verses) of Pythagoras. It enjoyed a great reputation in middle age and Renaissance times, and there are numerous translations in various European languages." (Britannica) "A very elegant specimen of early typography from the press of Padua's first printer the type rivals in beauty with that of Vendelin of Speier, Jenson, Aldus and other famous Venetian printers..." (The Library of Charles W. Clark, Volume 2) One of a handful of books issued by Valdezoccho alone (he had printed in partnership with Martinus de Septum Arboribus at Padua since 1471). Like others in his output, the book shows a highly unusual placement of printed signatures: well to the right and below the last line of text. For this reason they are usually partially or entirely cropped away: the British Library copy, like the present, lacks most of the signatures in the final four quires. BMC VII, 906. Goff H-151. GW 12409. IGI 4726. ISTC ih00151000. Klebs 516.1.

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         Venus dans le cloitre, ou la religieuse en chemise. Nouvelle edition. Rome, Jean-Francois-Petit-Pain-Mollet, 1778.

      Gebonden in half leren band uit de tijd, 8+132 pag. Geillustreerd met gegraveerde titel en 2 gegraveerde platen (met een lesbische en een sadomasochistische voorstelling). C2903."Deze editie niet in Worldcat. Cf Kearney 196-204; Rose 1474-1481; Gay Lemonnyer III pag. 1312-1313; Bibl. Arcana 392. Prototype van een anti-papistische roman in de vorm van een dialoog tussen nonnen die tegelijk prostituee zijn. Pornografisch qua inhoud, met name sado-masochistisch. Het boek verscheen in de 18e eeuw zowel in Engelse als in , 523, e edities, maar deze editie uit 1778 is onvindbaar."

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         De Signis Ecclesiae dei Libri XXIIII. Auctore Thoma Bozio Eugubino, Congregationis Oratorii Presbytero. In duos Tomos divisi./ Accesserunt Indices ... 2 Teile in 3 Bänden.

      I: [24] Bl., 1110 S., [66] Bl. - II,1: [26] Bl., 719, [1] S. - II,2: [1] Bl., S. 721-1474, [68] Bl. 18 x 11 cm. Geprägte Schweinslederbände auf 3 Bünden über Holzdeckel mit je 2 Schließen und zweifarbigem Schnitt (beim letzten Band fehlen die beiden Schließbügel). *VD 16 B 6878. STC 144. Adams B 261. Heimbucher II, 565: "Ein ausgezeichnetes Werk." - Erste in Deutschland erschienene Ausgabe des erstmals im Jahr zuvor in Rom veröffentlichten Werkes. - Das Hauptwerk von Tommaso Bozio (1548-1610) er studierte in Perugia und war seit 1571 Oratorianer. - Exemplar der Oktavausgabe in schönen Renaissanceeinbänden (folgte der ein Jahr zuvor 1591 in Rom verlegten Folioausgabe). Exemplar eines aufgelösten Franziskanerklosters, Titel mit altem Stempel, Rücken mit altem Papierlabel. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten, es fehlen lediglich die beiden Schließbügel am dritten Band.

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         Apollo over de inwydinghe vande Neerlandtsche Academia de Byekorf, ghesticht door D.S. Coster, Amsterdammer. Amsterdam, Willem Jansz [Bleau], 1617.

      "4°, papieren omslag, (16) pag. NNBW I 1474 VI 351; v. Doorninck 570. Gedicht door S.S. [= Suffridus Sixtinus), een student, die in dit werkje het programma van de Academie uiteen zette, via Apollo en diens negen muzen. Op 23-9-1617 werd met dit gedicht Costers Nederduitsche Academie ingewijd, voorloper van het Atheneum Illustre te Amsterdam. De Academie was bedoeld als oefenschool voor wetenschap en kunst, in de humanistische sfeer, waarbij toneel een belangrijke rol zou4, 398, en. Van de wetenschappelijke bedoelingen van de academie is niet veel terecht gekomen en in 1622 verkocht Coster de stichting aan het Amsterdamse weeshuis. Op het titelblad van Apollo een groot vignet met een bijenkorf, het jaartal 1617, de spreuk Fervet Opus Redolentque thymo fragrantia Mella en het woord Yver.".

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         Glossaeex illustrissimis auctoribus collectae

      [Augsburg: Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra, circa 1474] - Royal folio (402 x 268 mm). 287 leaves (of 288, lacking first blank). 55 lines, double-column. Roman type. 12-line woodcut white-vine capitals; spaces for 2-line initials and for one 13-line initial. Printed paragraph marks. Leaves 2/5 and 2/6 disjunct as usual (one or the other a cancel), the stubs preserved. 17th-century German half pigskin, mottled paper boards. Early repair in lower margin of first leaf and old slip mounted over early ownership inscription in upper margin, pale stain in the first 20 leaves and on 28/6, small stains on fore-margin from fol. 139 to end, small mostly marginal wormholes in last thirty leaves touching a few letters, generally very crisp and fresh. Provenance: monastic armorial bookplate of an abbot with initials B.A.Z.W; Geh. Justiz-Rath Gottlieb August Friedrich Barnheim, of Insterburg, East Prussia (name in ink on first text leaf); George and David Wolfe Bruce (bookplate; donated to the Grolier Club in 1894 and sold 15 November 1968); purchased from Goodspeed's Book Shop, 1969. FIRST AND ONLY 15TH-CENTURY EDITION, utilizing for the first time an unusual set of Romanesque woodcut capitals, thought to have been based on the St. Gall manuscript used as the copy-text for this edition (see BMC II, p.338). The blocks were later acquired by Ludwig Hohenwang and thereafter by Johann Bämler. This short-lived press stood at the Benedictine monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra in Augsburg, an important center of manuscript production in the early 15thcentury. Its abbot Melchior von Stainhaim in 1472 established a monastic press intended for the use of the monks; it ceased operation shortly after his death in January 1474. Anton Sorg worked at the press prior to establishing his own in 1475. Based principally on the Liber glossarum and the Abavus maior, this compendium of Latin glossaries in two sequential alphabets was widely copied from the 12th century onwards in southern German-speaking regions. The text was already misattributed in the 12th century to the 9th-century Bishop of Constance and Abbot of St. Gall. The earliest manuscript cites Salomon as the initiator of the work, not its author (Verfasserlexikon 2, 10:542-3). HC 14134*; BMC II, 340 (IC. 5767-8); CIBN S-52; GW M39747; Harvard/Walsh 554; Curt Bühler, "Remarks on the Printing of the Augsburg edition (c. 1474) of Bishop Salomon's Glossae," in Homage to a Bookman: Essays on Manuscripts, Books and Printing, written for H. P. Kraus (Berlin, 1967), 133-35; Goff S-21. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De officiis. Vita Sancti Ambrosii. Vita Sanctae Agnetis. Passio Sanctorum Vitalis et Agricolae; Passio Sanctorum Gervasii et Protasii et de inventione corporum.

      Milano, Christophorus Valdarfer, 7 gennaio 1474. In-4ø; 128 cc.; 8 bordure ornamentali con motivi geometrici e floreali in corrispondenza dell'inizio delle varie opere e 10 disegni raffiguranti fiori, frutta ed elementi naturali entro riquadri, il tutto colorato a mano alla fine del Settecento. Legatura inglese in tutta pelle della seconda met... del '700, piatti con un'elaborata decorazione a secco (dorso rinnovato). Ex libris a stampa al contropiatto anteriore di G. Wentworth (1773-1834), membro del Parlamento inglese. Esemplare ad ampi margini. Prima edizione stampata a Milano degli Officia di Sant'Ambrogio e primo libro stampato da Valdarfer a Milano, dopo la sua partenza da Venezia. Qui il tipografo utilizz• per la prima volta il suo elegante carattere romano, derivato da quello usato da Giovanni da Colonia. Il volume contiene anche la prima edizione della prima biografia del Santo, scritta dal suo segretario Paolino da Milano ed erroneamente attribuita a Paolino da Nola. L'esemplare si caratterizza, come detto, per la presenza di una curiosa decorazione all'acquerello con bordure e vignette in corrispondenza dell'avvicendamento dei vari testi, eseguita nel XVIII secolo con motivi floreali, nature morte con fiori e frutta, paesaggi e architetture di campagna. H 910. GW 1611. IGI 431. BMC VI, 725. Goff A-560. Rogledi Manni 63. G. Bologna, Milano e gli Sforza, mostra 1983, p. 84.

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         DE DOMINICA PASSIONE. MILANO, ANTONIO ZAROTTO, 1474 CIRCA.

      MILANO, ANTONIO ZAROTTO, 1474 CIRCA. In-4°; 74 cc. non numerate (assente la prima bianca); bella legatura dei primi dell'ottocento in tutto marocchino rosso con doppio filetto ai piatti, merletto interno, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. Interventi a penna d'antica mano tra i quali di particolare rilievo va giudicata l'indicazione al verso della c. 61 dell'inizio del libro sesto: "Bonino Mombritii Mediolanensis de dominica passione liber Sextus". Lo stampatore infatti aveva omesso tale indicazione, il che aveva indotto alcuni critici a ritenere che il libro sesto del De dominica passione fosse in realtà un poemetto a sé stante, dall'ipotetico titolo De planctu Virginis: si veda in proposito Hain 11542. Alcuni minuscoli fori di tarlo specie alle primissime cc. Per altro ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione del raffinato poema esametrico in 6 libri, opera dell'umanista milanese Bonino Mombrizio (1424-1482 circa). Il Mombrizio, amico di Candido Decembrio, fu filologo, professore di eloquenza, agiografo ma anche autore di epigrammi (cfr. Argelati II, 939-41) celebri per il loro salace acume. Il Mombrizio si candida ad essere uno dei più rappresentativi attori della cultura umanistica milanese in seno alla quale, parallelamente alla poesia d'argomento profano, ebbero fortuna i componimenti di carattere religioso. In questo quadro il De dominica passione (insieme alla vita di S. Giovanni Evangelista dello stesso Mombrizio) può essere considerato uno dei più interessanti esempi di poesia umanistica di carattere appunto religioso. Si veda in proposito: Monica Pedralli: "Novo, grande, coverto e ferrato: gli inventari di biblioteca e la cultura a Milano nel Quattrocento", Milano, Vita e Pensiero, 2002 (cfr in particolare le pp. 167-68). Per la datazione della stampa si veda BMC VI 712. H 11542. BMC VI 712. IGI 6689. Goff M 808. Rogledi Manni 688. Ganda, Zarotto, 35.

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         Sermones de adventu, Sermo de S. Joseph, Sermo de beatitudine, Sermones de divina caritate, Sermones de immortalitate animae. With: Dominicus BOLLANUS. De conceptione B.V.M.

      [Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1474. Chancery half-sheet 4to (216 x 155 mm). Collation: a10 b-n8 o10 (a1r blank, a1v table, a2r-o10v text); a10 b12. (a1r blank, a1v a1v dedication to Doge Nicolò Marcello, a2r-b12v text). 116; 22 leaves, unfoliated. 40 lines, 2 columns. Type: 2:78G2. Capital spaces with guide letters. Rubrication: opening 7-line initials in blue with reserved decoration and red filigree infill and extensions, 4-line initials in red or blue with reserved decoration, smaller initials and paragraph marks alternating red and blue. A single wormhole through last leaves of first work and all of second work, first leaf and front flyleaf detaching, but a fresh copy. Contemporary or early 16th-century Italian quarter alum-tawed pigskin over beech boards, the leather on sides decorated with two back-to-back impressions of a roll-tool with a semi-circular branch terminating in leafy curls, and with repeated impressions of a matching semi-circular single tool, two fore-edge clasps (one clasp fragmentary), ms. spine lettering (faded), plain edges. Provenance: contemporary marginal study notes and manicules in first two quires of Carraciolus and first quire of the Bollanus; unidentified mid-20th-century French bookseller's description pasted inside front cover.*** First Edition of this collection of sermons by the most celebrated Italian preacher of the quattrocento, published with the first edition of a treatise on the immaculate conception by Domenico Bollani. Roberto Caracciolo, a gripping preacher who wielded influence on Pope Nicholas V and the curia, and who moved from the Franciscan Conventuals to the Observants and back, "fuelling the disputes between the two houses of the Franciscan order" (Cont. of Erasmus) seems to have been a bit of an operator, "shrewd and witty but vainglorious and self-centred," as portrayed by Erasmus in his Ecclesiastes. This is one of the less frequently reprinted of his sermon collections. Bollano's treatise was part of an ongoing debate on the question of the Immaculate Conception. It accompanied all six fifteenth-century editions of this collection of Caracciolo's sermons. In 1476 Sixtus IV approved the feast of the Immaculate Conception, but the doctrine was not accepted as essential dogma until the nineteenth century. The prolific Venetian press of Johann of Cologne and Johannes Manthen of Gerresheim, who inherited their presses from Manthen's employer Vindelinus de Spira after he declared bankruptcy in 1473, produced over 80 editions between 1474 and 1480, concentrating on law and theology. There are six copies of this edition in American libraries, of which 4 complete: Walters Art Gallery, Bryn Mawr, UCLA, Columbia, NYPL (without the Bollanus), and Folger (a fragmentary copy). Goff C-137; GW 6045; CIBN C-79; BSB-Ink C-109; BMC V 225 (Bollanus only). On Caracciolo cf. Contemporaries of Erasmus I:265-6.

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         Orchidées de France.[Paris], 1895. Imperial 4to (32×26.5 cm). With a calligraphed title-page, 52 finely drawn watercolours on 51 leaves of orchid varieties, finished with arabic gum, and 1 leaf with mounted photographic portrait of the author. Burgundy half morocco.

      Cf. Junk, Bibliographia Botanica 1474; Nissen, BBI 316 na; Willing 473. Beautiful work with 52 watercolour drawings of the orchids of France. The orchids are drawn on smaller sheets, measuring ca. 24.5×15.5 cm, that have been pasted onto larger leaves.Camus wrote the name of the variety and that of the botanist who first described this particular orchid in block letters underneath the drawing. Drawings XXIV and XXXVII have been signed by him, "E.G. Camus," the others are unsigned. Because of the small sheets on which the orchids have been drawn, 16 varieties have been depicted in a lower and an upper half.Edmond Gustave Camus (1852-1915), a pharmacist and botanist, was fascinated by the intricate taxonomy of the genus of the orchid. He lived close to l'Isle-Adam, the habitat of numerous orchids, and set out to collect the different varieties. The present 52 watercolour drawings are not listed in any of the bibliographies, not even in the bibliography of the publications by E.G. Camus, prepared by Henri Lecomte and Camus's daughter Aimée Antoinette in E.G. Camus, Iconographie des Orchidées d'Europe (Paris 1921-1929). These drawings testify to Camus's outstanding craftmanship both as a botanist and artist and to his love for orchids. Their charm cannot fail to captivate anyone who browses through the atlas.The splendid drawings are in excellent condition.

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         Urians Nachricht von der neuen Aufklärung, nebst einigen andern Kleinigkeiten. Von dem Wandsbecker Bothen.

      24 S. Hübscher bibliophiler Pappband. 16 x 10 cm. Goed. IV/1, 981, 27 und V, 204 k Kippenberg 1474 Meyer 519 Boas II, 87, XVIII. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die dezidierte Ablehnung der Französischen Revolution durch Claudius rief unter den norddeutschen Demokraten helle Empörung und zahlreiche Gegenschriften hervor. - In den "Kleinigkeiten" nimmt Claudius sehr heftig Bezug auf ein Xenion Schillers.

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         De Balneis Puteolanis

      Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 1474. Opera composta di due volumi. Il primo è l?edizione in facsimile (di cui riproduce fedelmente le caratteristiche) dall?originale di proprietà della Biblioteca Angelica di Roma. Il volumetto (cm. 15,7x19,6), riprodotto con tecniche non convenzionali (retinatura a 6 colori con passaggio di doratura a caldo), su carta speciale, contiene 26 fogli (18 miniature che portano sul retro il testo) intervallate da carta pergamina trasparente. Esso è rilegato in pergamena e pelle. Il secondo volume è il Commentario, Nomina et virtutes balneorum seu de balneis puteolorum et baiarum, Codice Angelico 1474, con introduzione di Silvia Maddalo. Testo in italiano, inglese e tedesco. Esso è stampato su carta Grifo vergata avorio e rilegato in mezza pergamena e tela. 16mo. pp. 210 + miniature. . Perfetto (Mint). . Edizione di 1200 esemplari numerati (es. 207). .

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         Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae. Ed. Jacobus Florentinus. Bd. 2 (von 2).

      [Augsburg, Günther Zainer], 1474. - Frühe Ausgabe des zweiten Bandes von Rainerius de Pisis‘ „Pantheologia" aus der Offizin des aus Reutlingen stammenden Augsburger Erstdruckers Günther Zainer. - Rainerius de Pisis wurde in Rivalto geboren und starb 1348 in Pisa. „Er verfasste eine ‚Summa universae theologiae‘, auch ‚Pantheologia‘ genannt, in der auch seltene ungedruckte Autoren und die Theologen der Franziskanerschule berücksichtigt sind" (LThK VIII, 622). - Die ersten u. letzten Bll. mit kl. Wurmspuren. Zwei Bll. mit Radierspuren u. Spuren entfernter Aufkleber im oberen weißen Rand. Wenige Bll. mit Randein- bzw. -ausrissen. Drei Blätter mit Ausschnitt im unteren weißen Rand (ohne Textverlust). Vereinzelt etw. angestaubt (bes. im oberen weißen Rand) bzw. etw. (stock-) fleckig. Wenige Bll. m. Eckknicken bzw. Knickspuren. - Es fehlen drei Textblätter (1, 8 u. 9) sowie das erste weiße Blatt. 8 Blätter (Bll. 468-475) sind verbunden. - Insgesamt schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar. - GW M36921; Hain 13016; Proctor 1543; Goff R6; BSB-Ink R-2; BMC II, 321; Sheppard 1151; ISTC ir00006000. la Gewicht in Gramm: 8000 Fol. (Buchblock ca. 40 x 28 cm). Durchg. mit zahlr. eingemalten Initialen in Rot sowie mit 103 (dav. 102 rot kolor.) Holzschn.-Initialen. 480 (das letzte weiß; statt 484) nn. Bll. (Rom. Type, 2 Spalten, 60 Zeilen). Mod. HPgmt.

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         Nederlandsche flora en pomona, beschreven en uitgegeven door het bestuur der Pomologische Vereeniging te Boskoop. Groningen, J.B. Wolters, 1876. Large 4to. With 81 full-page chromolithographed plates after A.J. Wendel. Modern half morocco.

      - Nissen, BBI 1474. An extensive and well-illustrated account of Dutch fruits and berries, flowers, shrubs, conifers and a few other trees, with 81 chromolithographed plates. It was issued by the pomological association, so more than half of the plates are devoted to fruits (apples, pears, plums, peaches and grapes) and berries. It was intended primarily for professional growers and provides practical information, as well as accurate colour illustrations. Each description is initialed, mostly by Ottolander and De Vos.The first leaf of the index is bound at the end. With the inside front hinge cracked, a few minor marginal tears and very minor foxing, but the plates are fresh and in very good condition.

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         DE CIVITATE DEI

      Rome: Ulrich Han (Gallus) and Simon Nicolai Chardella, 1474, Feb. 4. A Rare Incunable Printing, the first printing by Ulrich Han in Rome, of this landmark text, and only the fifth printing overall. A rare and an unusually early printing of this great work. With Excellent Provenance. The opening leaf with magnificent illuminated gilt initial "I", 15 lines tall on a field of blue, red and green and with further scroll and intertwined vine work extending across the top and down two-thirds of the page in red, blue, green, brown and burnished in gold, a second 9 line gilt initial "G", on a field of green, blue, red and gilt, enclosed in a green box, further gold and black embellishments and a Visconti Biscione, coat of arms of the Duchy of Milan, from the era of the House of Sforza, (likely the fifth or sixth Duke) at the foot in green blue and red. Further rubricated throughout with large initials in blue and red. Folio (350 x 245 mm), bound in later full calf, the boards nicely paneled with a frame in blind, the spines with tall gilt ruled raised bands creating compartments with either gilt lettering or a central gilt tool in a thistle motif, additional giltwork at the spine tips. 248 (of 264) leaves, the work itself textually complete, lacking only 14 leaves of introductory matter, a blank and a final leaf of register. A wonderful survival of this important and early printing, the text handsome and desirable, illuminated decoration on opening leaf trimmed a touch, the final six leaves with old paper repairs ranging in size, overall very clean and fresh, the paper with a nice crispness still to it, only very minor and occasional evidence of soiling, later leaves with some small flaws, the binding with cosmetic wear but still very sturdy, solid and sound. A RARE AND EARLY INCUNABULAR PRINTING OF ST. AUGUSTINE’S CLASSIC WORK, THE CITY OF GOD, DE CIVITATE DEI. THIS PRINTING, FROM THE PRESS OF ULRICH HAN, the first active printer in Rome and one of the first in all of Italy. This is, an elusive and important printing of the great work. According to Goff, it was preceeded in Rome only by those of Sweynheym and Pannartz in 1468 and 1470. Sweynheym and Pannartz's Subiaco printing (the editio princeps of 1467) and a Venetian printing by Johannes and Vindelinus de Spira (in 1470). Ulric Han is frequently considered to have established printing in Rome, though some would argue that the distinction might in fact, belong to Sweynheym and Pannartz. The immediate purpose of Augustine in writing THE CITY OF GOD (DE CIVITATE DEI) was as apologia; “ the fall of Rome cannot be attributed to the abolition of pagan worship...the happiness of mankind in this and the next world can only be assured by the Christian religion; and St Augustine explains the Christian Church as an organization which would fill the vacuum caused by the break-up of the secular state. There is no opposition between State and Church; the State is not necessarily evil; if it is pervaded by Christian ideals and the God-fearing life, then it approaches true justice and thereby the City of God. DE CIVITATIS DEI is Augustine's most important work. His principal tenet was the immediate efficacy of grace, and his theology remained an influence of profound importance on Franciscans, Cistercians, and others in the Middle Ages, when it was often characterized as being an alternative orthodoxy to the Dominican system of Aquinas. The first five books deal with the polytheism of Rome, the second five with Greek philosophy, particularly Platonism and Neo-Platonism ...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...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 figure of Augustine’s theology....For the first time a comprehensive survey of human history is presented....In economics Augustine praised labor as a means towards moral perfection...and his contrasting description of a just ruler (imbued with piety, humility, fairness) and the tyrant or Antichrist (imiety, craving for glory) powerfully influenced Renaissance thought. ‘The City of God’ pervaded the whole Middle Ages...in the struggle between Pope and Emperor both sides drew arguments from it....The idea of international law was partly derived from the book...” PMM. And in our own day Maritain, Niebuhr, Tillich and other great thinkers have drawn inspiration from this great work.

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         Orchidées de France.[Paris], 1895. Imperial 4to (32×26.5 cm). With a calligraphed title-page, 52 finely drawn watercolours on 51 leaves of orchid varieties, finished with arabic gum, and 1 leaf with mounted photographic portrait of the author. Burgundy half morocco binding.

      - Cf. Junk, Bibliographia Botanica 1474; Nissen, BBI 316 na; Willing 473. Beautiful work with 52 watercolour drawings of the orchids of France. The orchids are drawn on smaller sheets, measuring ca. 24.5×15.5 cm, that have been pasted onto larger leaves.Camus wrote the name of the variety and that of the botanist who first described this particular orchid in block letters underneath the drawing. Drawings XXIV and XXXVII have been signed by him, "E.G. Camus," the others are unsigned. Because of the small sheets on which the orchids have been drawn, 16 varieties have been depicted in a lower and an upper half. Edmond Gustave Camus (1852-1915), a pharmacist and botanist, was fascinated by the intricate taxonomy of the genus of the orchid. He lived close to l'Isle-Adam, the habitat of numerous orchids, and set out to collect the different varieties. The present 52 watercolour drawings are not listed in any of the bibliographies, not even in the bibliography of the publications by E.G. Camus, prepared by Henri Lecomte and Camus's daughter Aimée Antoinette in E.G. Camus, Iconographie des Orchidées d'Europe (Paris 1921-1929). These drawings testify to Camus's outstanding craftmanship both as a botanist and artist and to his love for orchids. Their charm cannot fail to captivate anyone who browses through the atlas.The splendid drawings are in excellent condition.

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         De Signis Ecclesiae dei Libri XXIIII. Auctore Thoma Bozio Eugubino, Congregationis Oratorii Presbytero. In duos Tomos divisi./ Accesserunt Indices ... 2 Teile in 3 Bänden.

      I: [24] Bl., 1110 S., [66] Bl. - II,1: [26] Bl., 719, [1] S. - II,2: [1] Bl., S. 721-1474, [68] Bl. 18 x 11 cm. Geprägte Schweinslederbände auf 3 Bünden über Holzdeckel mit je 2 Schließen und zweifarbigem Schnitt (beim letzten Band fehlen die beiden Schließbügel). *VD16 B 6878. Jöcher I, 1320. - Bozio (oder Bozzi) war Ende des 16. Jhdts Priester in Verona. - Exemplar der Oktavausgabe in sehr schönen Renaissanceeinbänden (folgte der ein Jahr zuvor 1591 in Rom verlegten Folioausgabe). Exemplar eines aufgelösten Franziskanerklosters, Titel mit altem Stempel, Rücken mit altem Papierlabel. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten, es fehlen lediglich die beiden Schließbügel am dritten Band.

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         Opusculum de potestate et utilitate monetaru[m].

      4. Mit großem heraldischem Titelholzschnitt u. zahlr. Initialen im Text. 6 nn., 18 num. Bll., Mod. grün gefärbter flex. Pgmt.-Bd. m. drei durchzogenen Bünden. Erstausgabe dieser bahnbrechenden Veröffentlichung über Macht und Nutzen des Geldes und einer der frühesten Abhandlungen über Geldtheorie überhaupt. - One of the earliest disquisitions on the nature of money Aquila discusses problems which have become acute again: depreciation of currency, compulsory acceptance of debased money, and other legal problems arising from monetary variation (Antiquariat Goldsmith, Kat. 36, Nr. 7). - Der erste Teil behandelt in zehn Hypothesen praktische Fragen der Geldherstellung unter Berücksichtigung von wichtigen historischen Bezügen (Münzhoheit, Falschgeld, Münzmaterial usw.), der zweite Teil in zehn Lehrsätzen die Fragen des Geldverkehrs (u.a. auch über Inflation, den Wert von Geldschulden oder das Gläubiger-Schuldner-Verhältnis). - Besonders schöner Antiqua-Druck (nur die Überschriften in Fraktur) mit eleganten Renaissance-Initialen versch. Formats. Der prächtige Titelholzschnitt zeigt das Wappen des Astronomen Johannes Stöffler, dem die Schrift gewidmet ist. - Der Jurist Johannes Aquila (um 1474-1518) war Hochschullehrer und zweimaliger Rektor der Universität Tübingen. - Titel m. fachm. restaurierten Eckabrissen (ohne Textverlust). Das erste u. letzte Bl. mit zeitgen. Anmerkungen. Schwach feuchtigkeitsrandig bzw. fleckig. - Insgesamt schönes Exemplar dieser seltenen Postinkunabel. - Humpert 10888 Benzing, Köbel 42 u. Abb. 7 VD16, G 1307 (Gentner) DG 6.100 IA 106.677 Panzer VII, 490, 17 u. IX, 551, 17 Proctor 11932 vgl. Lipsius/L. 13 nicht bei Kress Goldsmith, Adams etc.

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         De plactu eccl'ie desideratissimi libri duo et indice copiosissimo et marginarijs additionibus reces illustrati. (Lyon), Johann Clein, (1517). 1 w. Bl., Titel (in Rot mit schwarzer Holzschnitt-Bordüre und -Druckermarke), 17 Bll., 6 Bll., CCLXX num. Bll., 1 w. Bl. 4. Hldr. (um 1920) auf 3 Bünden mit goldgepr. RTitel (leicht berieben).

      Hauptwerk des um 1280 in Galicien geborenen Theologen Alvarus Pelagius, in dem er über den Zustand der katholischen Kirche im Allgemeinen und die Stellung des Papstes im Besonderen referiert. Entstanden ist dieses Werk in den 1330er Jahren und erschien zuerst 1474 in Ulm in Buchform. Die hier vorliegende Lyoner Ausgabe von 1517 ist wohl erst die zweite Ausgabe.- Titel und Vortitel mit Namenszügen von alter Hand, teils ausgestrichen.- Vereinzelt mit schmalem Feuchtrand im weißen Außen- und Kopfsteg, einzelne Blätter mit minimalen Randläsionen. Ab Blatt CXXXV gering wurmspurig (teilweise mit Buchstabenverlust).-

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         Ius Ecclesiasticum Protestantium usum hodiernum Iuris Canonici [...]. Et ostendens et ipsis Rerum Argumentis illustrans. (Bd. 1 - 5).

      8, Bde. 1 bis 4 jeweils mit gestochenem Frontispiz, Titelblatt immer mit Titelkupfer (in Bd. 1 gez. von Gründler), einige (gestochene oder geschnittene) Vignetten Bd. 1: 10 Bl., 1474 S. Bd. 2: 5 Bl., 1088 S. Bd. 3: 2 Bl., 1355 S., 66 Bl. Index Bd. 4: 2 Bl., 1136 S. 29.1.2015 mit 1 gest. Falttaf Bd. 5: 48, 982 S. - mit der Falttaf.: Tabula Exorcismorum contra Spectra -, dann Karl August Böhmer: Indices Generales [...] (Halle, o. Vlg., 1737), ca. 210 Bl., Pgt. d. Zt. mit Rundum-Rotschnitt, Tlw. etw. stockfl. beziehungsweise braunschattig allg. gutes und frisches Ex. Bde. 1 und 2 in der Quarta Editio Correctior 1738 und 1743, Bde. 3 und 4 in der Editio Tertia 1736 und 1740 Bd. 5 ohne Auflagenvermerk 1736 (also wohl in EA). -Böhmer (1674-1749) war Schüler von Stryk und Thomasius, später Regierungskanzler des Herzogtums Magdeburg sowie Rechtsprofessor an der Universität Halle und "gehörte zu den Klassikern des evangelischen Kirchenrechts, dem er kanonisch-rechtlich und historisch eine feste theoretische Grundlage geschaffen hat" (NDB II, 392).

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         Opera beginnt:) De divinis institutionibus adversus gentes. Rubrice primi libri incipiunt. (De ira dei. De opificio dei. De phoenice carmen. Nephythomon). (Endet:) Registrum cartarum huius secundu alphabeti ordinem (...) finis laus deo.

      228 nn. Bll. (erstes weiß). Folio (30x20 cm). Blindgeprägter Kalbslederbd (Raute innerhalb Rollstempelrahmung) d. Z. auf Holzdeckeln. Breitrandiges Exemplar. Einband fachgerecht restauriert Rücken erneuert teils Innensteg wasserrandig letzte 3 Bll. am Außensteg mit kleinen Wasserflecken auf Vorsätzen, Bl. a1 und im Text mit zahlr. zeitgenössischen Marginalien und Glossen hinterer Vorsatz mit größerem Eckausschnitt. Johann von Köln und Johann Menthen von Gerresheim übernahmen 1474 die Offizin der Brüder Speyer und druckten bis 1480 insgesamt 84 Titel. Die Werke des Lactantius erschienen zuerst 1465 (bei Conrad Sweynheim und Arnold Pannartz) als erstes datiertes Buch Italiens. Das "Nephythomon", ein verbesserter Auszug aus den "Divinae institutiones", ist hier zum ersten Male gedruckt und, wie üblich, zwischen z7 (mit dem Kolophon) und z8 eingebunden. Lactantius wurde als bekehrter "Christ von Konstantin d. Gr. zum Erzieher seines Sohnes Crispius in Trier bestimmt. Sein Hauptwerk ist die 'Religionslehre' (Divinae institutiones), die erste Gesamtdarstellung des christlichen Glaubens in lateinischer Sprache. Die Schrift 'Über Gottes Kunstwerk' (De opificio dei) legt Schönheit und Zweckmäßigkeit des menschlichen Organismus dar, ohne christliche Anklänge 'Über den Zorn Gottes' (De ira dei) behandelt das schon von der Stoa und von Epikur behandelte Problem, ob der Gottheit Affekte zugeschrieben werden können. (...) Wegen der Reinheit und Glätte seines Stils wurde L. von Humanisten der Renaissance der christliche Cicero genannt." (Buchwald 1963, S. 293). Hain 9814 Goff L9 GW M16555 BMC v 233 Graesse IV, 66.

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         Postilla super totam Bibliam [Commentaires de toute la Bible]. Guillelmus Brito: Expositiones; Paulus de Sancta Maria : Additiones; Matthias Doering: Replicationes

      [Strasbourg, chez l'imprimeur d'Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser ou Heinrich Eggestein), entre 1474 et le 14 avril 1477] Deux volumes in-folio (47 x 32,5 cm) sur quatre, reliure du temps en parchemin sur ais de bois, dos à six nerfs, plats estampés à froid d'un décor de fleurons à cinq pétales, agneaux pascals, fleurs de lys et pélicans dans des croisillons en losange et un double encadrement de deux filets. Plusieurs éléments de ce décor se rencontrent souvent dans des reliures de la France du nord au XVe siècle et au début du XVIe siècle. 647 feuillets. Manque le premier feuillet de garde blanche (appelé feuillet 1). 2 colonnes par page. 72 lignes par colonne. Environ 16 grandes lettrines rubriquées avec art et 1565 petites lettrines rubriquées. Un petit manque de peau à la reliure sur un plat. Mouillure en tête de certains feuillets du premier volume. Petit travail de ver marginal aux premiers feuillets du premier volume. Un retour dans l'Exode au même endroit que dans l'exemplaire de Heidelberg. Déchirure avec petit manque de texte à deux feuillets des Nombres. Un manque marginal à un feuillet du livre de Josué. Un coin manquant au début du Lévitique, sans atteinte du texte. Certaines pages jaunies au second volume. Un feuillet du psaume 132 émargé. Dernier feuillet des Psaumes remmargé en hauteur. Contient au premier volume le Prologue de Nicolas de Lyre (22 ff.) et son commentaire des livres suivants : Genèse, Exode, Lévitique, Nombres, Deutéronome, Josué, Juges, Ruth, Rois, Paralipomènes (Chroniques), Esdras, Tobie, Judith, Esther, Job (feuillets 2r à 413v); et au second volume son commentaire des livres suivants : Proverbes, Ecclésiaste, Cantique des cantiques, Sagesse, Ecclésiastique, Psaumes (feuillets 414r à 648v). Sans le troisième volume (fin du Commentaire de l'Ancien Testament) et le quatrième (Commentaire du Nouveau Testament). Contient les Expositions de Guillaume le Breton (1165?-1226?), les Additions de Paul de Sainte Marie (1353?-1435), évêque de Burgos, et les Répliques de Matthias Döring (1390?-1469). Notre exemplaire est totalement identique typographiquement à l'exemplaire numérisé de la Bibliothèque universitaire de Heidelberg. Collation également conforme à cet exemplaire, mais l'ordre dans lequel ont été reliés certains livres de la Bible au second volume est différent. Imprimé avec le caractère 2:93G des éditions attribuées par Ohly à Georg Reyser. Les premiers actes attestés de Georg Reyser (mort en 1504) sont son acquisition des droits civils de Strasbourg en 1471 et son entrée dans la corporation des peintres et orfèvres. Son premier ouvrage en tant qu'imprimeur sortit en 1472. A partir de 1478 il se consacra exclusivement à l'édition d'ouvrages liturgiques. L'attribution de ces éditions à Georg Reyser est contestée par Needham, Christie's, Doheny 19, qui pense que certaines de ces éditions sont de Heinrich Eggestein. Heinrich Eggestein (né vers 1415-1420 à Rosheim en Alsace et mort en 1488 au plus tard) fut, avec Johannes Mentelin, le premier imprimeur de livres à Strasbourg. Un exemplaire de la même édition conservé à la bibliothèque de Sélestat comporte une mention d'achat datée du "XVIII. Kal. Maji 1477", soit le 14 avril 1477 (Zehnacker), ce qui fournit une date limite pour la parution de cet ouvrage. Nicolas de Lyre (1270-1349), né à La Vieille-Lyre (Normandie) de parents juifs, entra chez les Franciscains de Verneuil-sur-Avre et continua ses études à Paris. Maître en théologie en 1308, il devint Docteur en Sorbonne en 1309 puis Ministre provincial de France. Exégète renommé à cause de ses origines juives et de sa connaissance de l'hébreu, il consacra 40 ans de sa vie à son monumental commentaire de la Bible, dont l'influence au Moyen-âge fut profonde. Les Postilla de Nicolas de Lyre furent le premier commentaire imprimé de la Bible. Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke., M26532 ; M26630. Ohly (Gb Jb 1956) 28. Zehnacker, Françoise. Catalogues régionaux des incunables des Bibliothèques publiques de France. Vol.XIII: Région Alsace (Bas Rhin). 2 tom. Paris, 1997.

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         Sermones de adventu, Sermo de S. Joseph, Sermo de beatitudine, Sermones de divina caritate, Sermones de immortalitate animae. With: Dominicus BOLLANUS. De conceptione B.V.M.

      [Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1474. Chancery half-sheet 4to (216 x 155 mm). Collation: a10 b-n8 o10 (a1r blank, a1v table, a2r-o10v text); a10 b12. (a1r blank, a1v a1v dedication to Doge Nicolò Marcello, a2r-b12v text). 116; 22 leaves, unfoliated. 40 lines, 2 columns. Type: 2:78G2. Capital spaces with guide letters. Rubrication: opening 7-line initials in blue with reserved decoration and red filigree infill and extensions, 4-line initials in red or blue with reserved decoration, smaller initials and paragraph marks alternating red and blue. A single wormhole through last leaves of first work and all of second work, first leaf and front flyleaf detaching, but a fresh copy. Contemporary or early 16th-century Italian quarter alum-tawed pigskin over beech boards, the leather on sides decorated with two back-to-back impressions of a roll-tool with a semi-circular branch terminating in leafy curls, and with repeated impressions of a matching semi-circular single tool, two fore-edge clasps (one clasp fragmentary), ms. spine lettering (faded), plain edges. Provenance: contemporary marginal study notes and manicules in first two quires of Carraciolus and first quire of the Bollanus; unidentified mid-20th-century French bookseller's description pasted inside front cover.*** First Edition of this collection of sermons by the most celebrated Italian preacher of the quattrocento, published with the first edition of a treatise on the immaculate conception by Domenico Bollani. Roberto Caracciolo, a gripping preacher who wielded influence on Pope Nicholas V and the curia, and who moved from the Franciscan Conventuals to the Observants and back, "fuelling the disputes between the two houses of the Franciscan order" (Cont. of Erasmus) seems to have been a bit of an operator, "shrewd and witty but vainglorious and self-centred," as portrayed by Erasmus in his Ecclesiastes. This is one of the less frequently reprinted of his sermon collections. Bollano's treatise was part of an ongoing debate on the question of the Immaculate Conception. It accompanied all six fifteenth-century editions of this collection of Caracciolo's sermons. In 1476 Sixtus IV approved the feast of the Immaculate Conception, but the doctrine was not accepted as essential dogma until the nineteenth century. The prolific Venetian press of Johann of Cologne and Johannes Manthen of Gerresheim, who inherited their presses from Manthen's employer Vindelinus de Spira after he declared bankruptcy in 1473, produced over 80 editions between 1474 and 1480, concentrating on law and theology. There are six copies of this edition in American libraries, of which 4 complete: Walters Art Gallery, Bryn Mawr, UCLA, Columbia, NYPL (without the Bollanus), and Folger (a fragmentary copy). Goff C-137; GW 6045; CIBN C-79; BSB-Ink C-109; BMC V 225 (Bollanus only). On Caracciolo cf. Contemporaries of Erasmus I:265-6.

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         Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae. Ed. Jacobus Florentinus. Bd. 2 (von 2).

      [Augsburg, Günther Zainer], 1474. Fol. (Buchblock ca. 40 x 28 cm). Durchg. mit zahlr. eingemalten Initialen in Rot sowie mit 103 (dav. 102 rot kolor.) Holzschn.-Initialen. 480 (das letzte weiß; statt 484) nn. Bll. (Rom. Type, 2 Spalten, 60 Zeilen). Mod. HPgmt. Frühe Ausgabe des zweiten Bandes von Rainerius de Pisis‘ „Pantheologia“ aus der Offizin des aus Reutlingen stammenden Augsburger Erstdruckers Günther Zainer. - Rainerius de Pisis wurde in Rivalto geboren und starb 1348 in Pisa. „Er verfasste eine ‚Summa universae theologiae‘, auch ‚Pantheologia‘ genannt, in der auch seltene ungedruckte Autoren und die Theologen der Franziskanerschule berücksichtigt sind“ (LThK VIII, 622). - Die ersten u. letzten Bll. mit kl. Wurmspuren. Zwei Bll. mit Radierspuren u. Spuren entfernter Aufkleber im oberen weißen Rand. Wenige Bll. mit Randein- bzw. -ausrissen. Drei Blätter mit Ausschnitt im unteren weißen Rand (ohne Textverlust). Vereinzelt etw. angestaubt (bes. im oberen weißen Rand) bzw. etw. (stock-) fleckig. Wenige Bll. m. Eckknicken bzw. Knickspuren. - Es fehlen drei Textblätter (1, 8 u. 9) sowie das erste weiße Blatt. 8 Blätter (Bll. 468-475) sind verbunden. - Insgesamt schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar. - GW M36921; Hain 13016; Proctor 1543; Goff R6; BSB-Ink R-2; BMC II, 321; Sheppard 1151; ISTC ir00006000. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Rainerius de Pisis, Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae. Ed. Jacobus Florentinus, Inkunabel, Wiegendrucke, Augsburg, Zainer

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         De octo partibus orationis - De Arte metrica

      per Albertum de Stendal impressus, 1474. De octo partibus orationis. De arte metrica. OMNIBONUS, Leonicenus. (Padova), 1474. (Colophon:) Omniboni Leoniceni vicentini De octo partibus orationis liber per Albertum de Stendhal impressus anno Dni 1474 die xiiii mensis mai. In - 8° (mm. 163), cartone secentesco. (132) ff. n.n. Car. romano, tipo 111 R, 20 linee, spazi vuoti per le iniziali. Esemplare ben conservato. Rarissimo incunabolo padovano; ristampa dell 'edizione di Venezia, 1473 con l' aggiunta del De arte metrica. BONISOLI, Ognibene (Ognibene da Lonigo, Omnibonus Leonicenus o Leonicensis Vicentinus, Pantagathus Vicentinus, Panágathos Leonik?nos). - Nato a Lonigo verso il 1412 da un Enrico, si recò giovanissimo a Mantova dove studiò fin circa al 1433 sotto la guida di Vittorino da Feltre. In seguito fu a Basilea, forse in occasione del concilio, e poi si stabilì a Vicenza. HR, 10025. B.M.C., VII, 912. Oates, 2551. BMC, VII, p. 912. I.G.I., 7003. Proctor, 6782. Goff, L - 175 (2 soli esemplari in U.S.A.).

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         Decretales, cum glossa. Roma, Ulrich Han e Simone Cardella, 20.IX.1474

      1474. in - folio, ff. 475 n.n. (su 478: mancano a1 bianco, x2, D8; S1 bianco presente), senza segnatura (con indicazione del capitolo e numerazione mss. da mano coeva nell'angolo alto di ciascun foglio; quest'ultima però non tiene conto del primo f. bianco mancante); legatura secentesca in pergamena con grande fregio dorato al centro e 4 agli angoli dei piatti, dorso rifatto. Sul primo foglio 2 iniziali grandi e tre più piccole dipinte in rosso e blu con fregi filigranati, sparse nel testo svariate centinaia di altre piccole iniziali in rosso o blu. Testo su due colonne in car. tondo, racchiuso dal commento in car. più piccolo. F. 2 r.: «Incipit nova compilatio decretalium gregorii. ix.»; in fine, f. 476v., colophon: «Finiunt decretales correctissime: impresse in alma urbe Roma..per magistrum Uldaricum gallum Alamanum e Symonem nicolai de Luca: cum glosis ordinariis Bernardi Parmensis e additionibus suis..anno domini. MCCCCLXXIIII. die. xx. mensis septembris..». Rarissimo incunabulo romano, probabilmente la terza edizione di questa raccolta di leggi papali che il grande Papa Gregorio IX (Ugolino dei conti di Segni, nato ad Anagni intorno al 1148, morto nel 1241) aveva pensato di far redigere fin dai primi anni del suo pontificato, quale ''rinvigorimento dell'autorità pontificia e del suo influsso'', tanto più necessario dopo la promulgazione delle Costituzioni di Melfi da parte di Federico II di Sicilia (cfr. Encicl. Catt. VI, 1136). Esempl. molto bello (nonostante la mancanza dichiarata), impresso su carta forte, a grandi margini, con rare postille di mano coeva nei margini (qualche ingiallitura qua e là, forellini di tarlo senza danno al testo sui primi 20 ed ultimi 9 ff.).

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         Orchidées de France.[Paris], 1895. Imperial 4to (32×26.5 cm). With a calligraphed title-page, 52 finely drawn watercolours on 51 leaves of orchid varieties, finished with arabic gum, and 1 leaf with mounted photographic portrait of the author. Burgundy half morocco binding.

      Cf. Junk, Bibliographia Botanica 1474; Nissen, BBI 316 na; Willing 473. Beautiful work with 52 watercolour drawings of the orchids of France. The orchids are drawn on smaller sheets, measuring ca. 24.5×15.5 cm, that have been pasted onto larger leaves.Camus wrote the name of the variety and that of the botanist who first described this particular orchid in block letters underneath the drawing. Drawings XXIV and XXXVII have been signed by him, "E.G. Camus," the others are unsigned. Because of the small sheets on which the orchids have been drawn, 16 varieties have been depicted in a lower and an upper half.Edmond Gustave Camus (1852-1915), a pharmacist and botanist, was fascinated by the intricate taxonomy of the genus of the orchid. He lived close to l'Isle-Adam, the habitat of numerous orchids, and set out to collect the different varieties. The present 52 watercolour drawings are not listed in any of the bibliographies, not even in the bibliography of the publications by E.G. Camus, prepared by Henri Lecomte and Camus's daughter Aimée Antoinette in E.G. Camus, Iconographie des Orchidées d'Europe(Paris 1921-1929). These drawings testify to Camus's outstanding craftmanship both as a botanist and artist and to his love for orchids. Their charm cannot fail to captivate anyone who browses through the atlas.The splendid drawings are in excellent condition.

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         Scrutinium scripturarum. Mit zahlr. rot eingemalten Lombarden, durchgeh. Rubriziert.

      Johann Mentelin, um ]. -, [Straßburg 1474 - 218 nn. Bll. (davon 3 weiß). Rundgot. Type. 39 Zeilen. - Angeb.: Thomas Cantipratensis, Bonum universale de proprietatibus apum. Mit rot eingemalten Lombarden. [Köln, Johann Koelhoff, um 1479]. 134 nn. Bll. (das erste weiß). Got. Type. 2 Spalten. 39 Zeilen. - Zeitgenöss. blindgepr. Schweinslederband über Holzdeckeln mit Streicheisenlinien und 2 Messing-Schließbeschägen. Folio. - I: Das erste gedruckte antisemitische Buch, erstmals um 1470 in Straßburg erschienen. Paulus de Sancta Maria (ca. 1351-1435), eigentlich Salomon ben Levi, trat 1390 zum katholischen Glauben über und galt als der bedeutendste Exeget seiner Zeit. Er wurde Geheimkanzler des Königs Heinrich II. von Kastilien und Patriarch von Aquileia. Sein vorliegendes Hauptwerk ist eine Art Dialog zwischen Christentum und Judentum, in dessen erstem Teil ein Jude Saulus und ein Christ Paulus darüber diskutieren, ob mit Jesus Christus der verheißene Messias gekommen sei. Der zweite Teil enthält Erläuterungen der Grunddogmen des christlichen Glaubens durch einen christlichen Magister gegenüber einem Schüler. - Prächtiger früher Druck aus der Offizin Mentelins, der um 1460 in Straßburg zu drucken begann und sein Handwerk vermutlich in Mainz erlernte. II: Das früheste Buch über den Bienenstaat, erstmals 1472 in Straßburg gedruckt, worin die Bienengemeinschaft als Muster des christlichen Lebens, besonders des Klosterlebens, dargestellt wird. Der Verfasser war Augustiner-Chorherr zu Cantimpré bei Cambrai, studierte unter Albertus Magnus in Köln und wurde schließlich Subprior in Löwen. - Prachtvoller zweispaltiger Druck von Johann Koelhoff d. Ä., der seine Druckwerkstatt seit 1471 betrieb und das Handwerk wahrscheinlich bei Wendelin von Speyer in Venedig erlernt hatte. Zustand: 1 Bl. mit Eckabriß, 1 Bl. mit Randeinriß, Ränder vereinz. geringfüg. stockfleckig. Vorsätze erneuert, Rücken alt gekalkt und mit hs. RTitel auf rotem Grund, Bezug an den Gelenken etw. brüchig, bewegl. Schließenteile entfernt. Zwei prachtvoll erhaltene Drucke auf kräftigem Papier in einem zeitgenöss. Holzdeckeleinband, frisch, sehr breitrandig und durchgehend rubriziert.I: Hain/Cop. 10762. - GW M29974. - Goff P 203. - BMC I, 58. - BSB P-47. - Polain 3010. - II: Hain/Cop 3644. - GW M46647. - Goff T347. - BMC I, 223. - BSB T-330. - Polain 3768. - Klebs 969.2. Two early beautiful printings in 1 volume. I: The first anti-Semitic book. II: The earliest book on the beehive. Contemp. blindtooled pigskin over strong wooden boards. - 1 leaf with corner torn-off, 1 leaf with marginal tear, margins here and there slightly foxed, endpapers renewed, spine painted grey in 17th cent., covering at joints somewhat brittle, movable parts of the claps removed. Well-preserved, complete and very fine printings on strong broadmargined paper, rubricated throughout and with red painted lombards. 2800 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         HEURES DE LA VIERGE A L'USAGE DE ROUEN.

      Northern France, last quarter XV cent. - Contemporary full violet velvet binding on boards. Illuminated manuscript of 138 flimsy parchment leaves, first 6 leaves dedicated to the calendar. Inside, eight big miniatures framed in architectural gilt decorations depicting: Saint John in Patmos, Jacob's ladder, Moses in front of the burning bush, the crucifixion, the Pentecost and Nathan teaching a sky gazing David with God appearing with a sword and arrow, Job and people consoling him and an interesting illustration of the Savior's symbol with a helm on top, framed between to spear bearing angels on blue background with gilt stars. All art are enriched by architectural details such as castles, fortified cities and the boarder of a river, possibly the Seine. Other 12 smaller framed illuminations depict: the Saints Luke, Matthews and Mark, the Virgin Mary and the Child with two angels, Moses on the rocks, Jesus and the adulterer, Judith and Holofernes, Solomon and the queen of Saba, the God of Mercy, and the prophet Elias ascending the sky on a chariot dropping a cloak over Elisha. Each illuminated leaf bears a miniated border with gild background with the initials I. and R., probably referring to Isabelle Reme who married Charles de Chroismare around 1474. The same name appears on the endpaper along with other two signatures from XVII and XVIII cent. with a reference to the Rouen provenience: Le Pesant de Boisguilbert and Maignart de Bernières. This extraordinary book was ordered by the prestigious Decroismare family and is not to be considered as the other serial books of hours. Furthermore the 12 illuminations and two of the big ones are quite atypical and with no reference to the text around them. The great skill of the illustrations and their type connect them to Jean Colombe's following, probably to a disciple of his who worked in Rouen illustrating many manuscripts for Louis XII, most notably the two renowned on Petrarch (B.N., Mss Fr., 225 e 594). Very good condition of the leaves and with immaculate miniatures. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Decretales, cum glossa.

      Roma, Ulrich Han e Simone Cardella, 20.IX.1474, - in-folio, ff. 475 n.n. (su 478: mancano a1 bianco, x2, D8; S1 bianco presente), senza segnatura (con indicazione del capitolo e numerazione mss. da mano coeva nell'angolo alto di ciascun foglio; quest'ultima però non tiene conto del primo f. bianco mancante); legatura secentesca in pergamena con grande fregio dorato al centro e 4 agli angoli dei piatti, dorso rifatto. Sul primo foglio 2 iniziali grandi e tre più piccole dipinte in rosso e blu con fregi filigranati, sparse nel testo svariate centinaia di altre piccole iniziali in rosso o blu. Testo su due colonne in car. tondo, racchiuso dal commento in car. più piccolo. F. 2 r.: «Incipit nova compilatio decretalium gregorii. ix.»; in fine, f. 476v., colophon: «Finiunt decretales correctissime: impresse in alma urbe Roma.per magistrum Uldaricum gallum Alamanum e Symonem nicolai de Luca: cum glosis ordinariis Bernardi Parmensis e additionibus suis.anno domini. MCCCCLXXIIII. die. xx. mensis septembris.». Rarissimo incunabulo romano, probabilmente la terza edizione di questa raccolta di leggi papali che il grande Papa Gregorio IX (Ugolino dei conti di Segni, nato ad Anagni intorno al 1148, morto nel 1241) aveva pensato di far redigere fin dai primi anni del suo pontificato, quale ''rinvigorimento dell'autorità pontificia e del suo influsso'', tanto più necessario dopo la promulgazione delle Costituzioni di Melfi da parte di Federico II di Sicilia (cfr. Encicl. Catt. VI, 1136). Esempl. molto bello (nonostante la mancanza dichiarata), impresso su carta forte, a grandi margini, con rare postille di mano coeva nei margini (qualche ingiallitura qua e là, forellini di tarlo senza danno al testo sui primi 20 ed ultimi 9 ff.). Nessun esempl. al British Museum né in USA. IGI 4452 (4 copie). GW 11452. Vaticana G-164. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Liber de laudib[us] gloriosissime dei genitricis marie semper virginis famosissimi .

      Michael Wenssler not after 1474 - ff. 190 including the the final blank, 34 lines, Gothic type, chapter initials, paragraph marks and initial-strokes in red, minor spotting and damp-staining occasionally turning a whole leaf mildly brown, a few of the initials run or through-set, folio (in 10s), 19th century marbled boards, rebacked in modern calf, spine slightly faded, bookplate of the Law Society, good. Third edition of an anonymous thirteenth-century scholastic treatise on the Virgin Mary, attributed in the early editions and most manuscripts to Albertus Magnus. Editions printed by Ulrich Zel in Cologne and Johann Mentelin in Strassburg are both not after 1473. Probably a duplicate from the Munich Royal Library, with "Dpl" in pencil on verso of old flyleaf and "Nro. 1464" at head of first leaf. Above 'Dpl' is a pencil note by a 19th-century librarian giving the date as between 1476 and 1486, but the matter was settled by a rubricator's date of 1474 in the Buxheim copy - BMC (Ms note). The last 2 pages of quire [l] are shorter than the rest of the book, making it probable that it was set up on 2 presses. This text, known for short as Mariale (and so titled here on the spine), is the first systematic attempt at a theology of Mary, and includes chapters on metaphysics, on the quadrivium (music, astronomy, arithmetic, and geometry), hair colour, anatomical proportion, physics, medicine, and other aspects of the physical world. On the authorship, see A. Fries, Die unter dem Namen des Albertus Magnus überlieferten mariologischen Schriften (1954) pp.5-80, 130-131, and A. Kolping, in Recherches de théologie ancienne et médiévale 25 (1958) pp.285-328. ISTC locates 3 copies in the UK, BL, Cambridge and Law Society (the last noted as sold): and 5 in the US, Countway, Houghton, Rutgers, Huntington, and LoC. (ISTC ia00273000)

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         Supplementum Summae Pisanellae.

      Franciscus Renner, de Heibronn & Nicolaus de Frankfordia 1474 - Large red initial on second leaf, flourished lombard initials, paragraph marks, capital strokes and underlining in red throughout, some manuscript quire marks preserved. 47 lines. 336 leaves (first leaf blank, without numbering). Contemporary German blind-tooled doeskin over half beveled wooden boards, remains of 2 clasps (brass catchplates retained), center and cornerpieces removed, trances of chaining staple at top of lower board, vellum manuscript endleaves, edges stained yellow. Bound at the Kyriss Shop 6 by the Bamberg, Franciscans. (Ernst Kyriss - Verzierte gotische Einbände.) [BMC V 192; Goff N61] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Morali di Santo Gregorio papa sopra il libro di Job, libri I-X [Italian translation of Moralia in Job, libri I-X]; illuminated Renaissance manuscript on paper

      ILLUMINATED RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPT IN ITALIAN ON PAPER, Northeastern Italy, Veneto (Venice?), dated 1474. 328-332 x 230 mm. 188 folios on paper, preceded and followed by single parchment flyleaves, watermark in Briquet, some leaves lacking (collation, i8 [of 14; 1 through 3 cancelled with no loss of text; 5, 10, and 13 excised, all with loss of text] ii-x10 xi10 [of 12; 3 or 4 and 5 both cancelled with no loss of text] xii-xviii10 xix10 [of 12; 11 and 12 cancelled with no loss of text]), vertical catchwords, written above top line in brown ink in an Italian cursiva libraria script with some humanistic influence in two columns of 44-47 lines (justification, 222-224 x 161 mm.), ruled in plummet with full-length horizontal and vertical bounding lines, guide letters for initials, red rubrics, capitals touched in yellow, Latin citations within the text written in majuscule, 1-line paraphs in red or blue, simple 2-line initials in red or blue in tables of contents, simple 3- to 4-line initials in red or blue marking chapter divisions and followed by words in majuscule, EIGHT ILLUMINATED INITIALS of seven lines, magenta with white penwork, terminating in swirls of green, and sometimes magenta and blue, acanthus and on grounds of burnished gold, corrections to text and rubrications in scribe?'s hand. BINDING: Recased, using original binding materials of brown half leather over bevelled wooden boards, spine with three double bands, remains of four straps nailed to the outside of the upper board, one each along top and bottom and two along the outer edge, half parchment pastedowns continuous with front and back flyleaves, cropped, with writing on both sides in several fifteenth-century Italian cursive and semi-hybrida hands. TEXT: This handsome, formal volume contains an Italian translation of one of the most important and widely copied texts of the Middle Ages, the Moralia in Job of Gregory the Great. The translation was undertaken by Zanobi da Strada, a humanist, poet, and friend and contemporary of Boccaccio and Petrarch, and completed by Giovanni da San Miniato, a Camaldolese monk and translator of spiritual texts. Though forty copies of this translation survive, this volume is unusual insofar as it strays from the original Tuscan dialect, incorporating some Venetian dialectal features. As such, it raises interesting questions regarding the transmission of this Italian text in the fifteenth century. All of the other copies are in European institutions and none have been on the market in the last century. PROVENANCE: A colophon by the scribe, one Zuane de Zane, provides a date for this manuscript?'s completion and helps localize its production to the Veneto, possibly to Venice. The contents of the flyleaves suggest that the text was bound (or rebound) while still in Northeastern Italy. Private European collection. CONDITION: Illuminated initial excised on f. 70v, with loss of text on f. 70, slight tears in the lower margin of f. 25 and the upper margins of ff. 37 and 160, slight losses to the upper outer corners of ff. 161-190, slight waterstaining visible on the edges of some leaves, but otherwise in very good condition. Full description and photographs available (TM 796).

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         Commentarii in Martialem (Incunable, comentarios a Marcial. Prueba de impresión) .

      1474. . 1474 - Jacobus Ruubeus. Venecia. . 1 Vol. . 170 folios. Folio. . Clásicos Roma y Grecia (Roma), Encuadernación Artística , Siglo XV . Tipografía romana, 50 líneas por página. Encuadernación en pergamino del siglo XVII. Filetes dorados. Superlibris de Louis Guillaume Bon, Marqués de Sant Hilaire. Con antiguas firmas de la familia Bon y ex -libris al principio y al final del libro. Excepcional incunable de las obras del escritor español Marcial, comentadas por Calderino. Ejemplar sin cortar, con amplios márgenes y que probablemente fue hallado en el siglo XVII en rama y encuadernado. Al parecer se trata de la prueba de estado del incunable utilizada por el corrector tipográfico, dada la disposición de algunas galeradas y las correcciones sitas en los ladillos de las páginas. Se trata de la primera impresión de Jacobus Rubeus. No se encuentra ejemplar alguno, de esta edición, en biblioteca pública española. Excepcional rareza. .

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         Summa de vitiis

      [Basel: not after 1474]. Chancery folio (283 x 186 mm). Collation: [112 2-410 5-68 7-910 108 11-1710 18-198 20-2110 22-238 24-2710 2812 29-3410 3512 3610 (1/1r-1/12r table of contents, 1/12v blank; 2/1r incipit, text, 36/9v explicit, 36/10 blank). 352 leaves, unfoliated. 34 lines. Type 2:112G. Initial spaces. Rubricated in red: opening six-line Lombard initial with manuscript guide letter, 3- and 4-line initials throughout, a few spaces left blank, paragraph marks and capital strokes. Contemporary quire numbers preserved, mainly in red ink in outer corners, a few at center of lower margin in brown or red ink. Marginalia in a humanist hand in fols. 184-88. Offsetting from another sheet on f. 324r. Two small wormholes within text block in first 6 leaves, diminishing to one continuing through fol. 36, marginal worming in last quire not affecting text, first leaf a bit soiled. Contemporary brown goatskin ruled in blind with intersecting bands of five parallel fillets, original metal catchpieces for two fore-edge clasps, those on front cover embossed with lettering inri, lacking corner- and centerpieces and clasps; no pastedowns (upper joint cracked, worming, some scrapes). Provenance: Pierre Louis Van der Haegen, bibliographer, bookplate.*** first edition. Guillaume de Peyraut, a Dominican from the Ardêche, wrote this catalogue of sins ca. 1236. Exploring the causes, manifestations, and effects of each of the seven deadly sins, he provided copious exempla from the Bible and church fathers but also from classical authors (mainly Seneca, Ovid and Horace). The ninth and final part is devoted to sins of the tongue, viewed as properly the eighth category of sins: swearing, scolding, giving false testimony, malicious talk, constant complaining, and blasphemy. Twelve years later Paraldus wrote a complementary (but presumably less interesting) catologue of virtues, Summa de virtutibus. The present edition was probably the first of his writings to appear in print; GW gives it priority over the single other incunable edition of the text alone, printed by Michael Wenssler not before 1475 (five other editions are recorded of the Summa de vitiis together with the Summa de virtutibus). Both works were influential and spawned many imitators and offshoots. Gunhild Roth in the Verfasserlexikon notes that there are no modern scholarly editions and few studies of these texts. Most of the earliest books printed in Basel were undated. Berthold Ruppel, one of Gutenberg?'s oldest journeymen, was probably the first printer at Basel but the evidence is not conclusive. Although he was active throughout the 1470s in Basel, of his output only 25 editions are recorded, of which four in various partnerships with his colleagues Michael Wenssler and Bernhard Richel. A fine, wide-margined copy. Goff P-89; H 12385*; BMC III 715; BSB-Ink G-528; GW 12051; Van der Haegen, Basler Wiegendrucke 1.4. Cf. Verfasserlexikon 2 10:1118.

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         De divina praedestinatione

      Augsburg: Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra (with Anton Sorg's type), 1474. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Very Good Condition. Rebound in full modern calf. First edition of an abbreviated form of a treatise once attributed to Felicianus but now generally agreed to be by Petrus de Ilpernis (d. 1381). 11 leaves, lacking the final blank, rubricated throughout, first leaf stained with an old tab in the margin, scattered light stains, a worm trail in the upper margin, and a few marks in an early hand, mostly quite clean. ISTC if00053000. Variously recorded as 1473-74, not after 1474 and not after 1476, it was printed at the monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra where Anton Sorg worked before starting his own shop, and using his type - all publications from this abbey press are quite rare. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044679.

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         De octo partibus orationis - De Arte metrica

      per Albertum de Stendal impressus 1474 De octo partibus orationis. De arte metrica. OMNIBONUS, Leonicenus. (Padova), 1474. (Colophon:) Omniboni Leoniceni vicentini De octo partibus orationis liber per Albertum de Stendal impressus anno Dni 1474 die 14 mai. In - 8° (mm. 163), cartone secentesco. (132) ff. n.n. Car. romano, tipo 111 R, 20 linee, spazi vuoti per le iniziali. Esemplare ben conservato. Rarissimo incunabolo padovano; ristampa dell 'edizione di Venezia, 1473 con l' aggiunta del De arte metrica. BONISOLI, Ognibene (Ognibene da Lonigo, Omnibonus Leonicenus o Leonicensis Vicentinus, Pantagathus Vicentinus, Panágathos Leonik?nos). - Nato a Lonigo verso il 1412 da un Enrico, si recò giovanissimo a Mantova dove studiò fin circa al 1433 sotto la guida di Vittorino da Feltre. In seguito fu a Basilea, forse in occasione del concilio, e poi si stabilì a Vicenza. H. - C., 10025. B.M.C., VII, 912. Oates, 2551. I.G.I., 7003. Proctor, 6782. Goff, L - 175 (2 soli esemplari in U.S.A.).

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         Orchidées de France.[Paris], 1895. Imperial 4to (32×26.5 cm). With a calligraphed title-page, 52 finely drawn watercolours on 51 leaves of orchid varieties, finished with arabic gum, and 1 leaf with mounted photographic portrait of the author. Burgundy half morocco binding.

      Cf. Junk, Bibliographia Botanica 1474; Nissen, BBI 316 na; Willing 473. Beautiful work with 52 watercolour drawings of the orchids of France. The orchids are drawn on smaller sheets, measuring ca. 24.5×15.5 cm, that have been pasted onto larger leaves.Camus wrote the name of the variety and that of the botanist who first described this particular orchid in block letters underneath the drawing. Drawings XXIV and XXXVII have been signed by him, "E.G. Camus," the others are unsigned. Because of the small sheets on which the orchids have been drawn, 16 varieties have been depicted in a lower and an upper half.Edmond Gustave Camus (1852-1915), a pharmacist and botanist, was fascinated by the intricate taxonomy of the genus of the orchid. He lived close to l'Isle-Adam, the habitat of numerous orchids, and set out to collect the different varieties. The present 52 watercolour drawings are not listed in any of the bibliographies, not even in the bibliography of the publications by E.G. Camus, prepared by Henri Lecomte and Camus's daughter Aimée Antoinette in E.G. Camus, Iconographie des Orchidées d'Europe (Paris 1921-1929). These drawings testify to Camus's outstanding craftmanship both as a botanist and artist and to his love for orchids. Their charm cannot fail to captivate anyone who browses through the atlas.The splendid drawings are in excellent condition.

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         Nederlandsche flora en pomona, beschreven en uitgegeven door het bestuur der Pomologische Vereeniging te Boskoop. Groningen, J.B. Wolters, 1876. Large 4to. With 81 full-page chromolithographed plates after A.J. Wendel. Modern half morocco.

      Nissen, BBI 1474. An extensive and well-illustrated account of Dutch fruits and berries, flowers, shrubs, conifers and a few other trees, with 81 chromolithographed plates. It was issued by the pomological association, so more than half of the plates are devoted to fruits (apples, pears, plums, peaches and grapes) and berries. It was intended primarily for professional growers and provides practical information, as well as accurate colour illustrations. Each description is initialed, mostly by Ottolander and De Vos.The first leaf of the index is bound at the end. With the inside front hinge cracked, a few minor marginal tears and very minor foxing, but the plates are fresh and in very good condition.

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         De divina praedestinatione

      Augsburg: Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra (with Anton Sorg's type), 1474. Augsburg: Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra (with Anton Sorg's type), 1474. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Very Good Condition. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Rebound in full modern calf. First edition of an abbreviated form of a treatise once attributed to Felicianus but now generally agreed to be by Petrus de Ilpernis (d. 1381). 11 leaves, lacking the final blank, rubricated throughout, first leaf stained with an old tab in the margin, scattered light stains, a worm trail in the upper margin, and a few marks in an early hand, mostly quite clean. ISTC if00053000.& & Variously recorded as 1473-74, not after 1474 and not after 1476, it was printed at the monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra where Anton Sorg worked before starting his own shop, and using his type - all publications from this abbey press are quite rare. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044679.

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         Ovelgönne bei Brake. "Das feste hauß und Schloß Oevelgunne." Ansicht mit dem Schloss. Kupfer aus der Winkelmann-Chronik 1671

      18.5x27.8 cm. - Gilly, Oldenburg 1474. Schöner kräftiger Abdruck.

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         Liber bibliae moralis

      Ulm:: Johann Zainer,, 9 April 1474.. Ulm: Johann Zainer, 9 April 1474. folio Super-median folio (402 x 275 mm). Collation: [1-610 78 88 (8/7 + 1) 910 (9/8 + 1) 10-1510 16-178 18-2610 2712]. 266 leaves, unfoliated. 50 lines & headline, double column. Gothic type 1:116. Zainer?s two-sided woodcut border with foliage, flowers, and a jester (BMC 6a) on first page, 10- and 3-line woodcut capital initials (BMC 3a and 1b), the larger initials with foliate ropework, the smaller pearled outline lombards, one 6-line initial (34 mm. h., f. 18/1r) and one 10-line initial A from a different set (ff. 20/2v and 21/3r). Partly inked bearer type on ff. 15/2r and 17/8v. Mostly unrubricated, with the exception of the first six leaves and, in a different ink, ff. 23/7v-8r, both with initials filled in red, underlining and capital strokes. Final quire with some dampstaining and worming, the latter affecting a couple of letters in last leaf which also has two marginal repairs, elsewhere only a few leaves with a minor marginal dampstain, and very occasional soiling in gutter margins; altogether a fresh, large copy, many deckle edges preserved (two with extra stubs missed by the binder (ff. 8/4-5). Binding: Contemporary German red-stained deerskin(?) over wooden boards, blind-stamped with rosettes in two sizes and lozenge-shaped tools (covers worn and rubbed, tools not discernible), formerly chained, evidence of five metal center- and cornerpieces, chased brass and leather clasps and brass catches (renewed), discreetly rebacked, preserving original sewing. Provenance: Beyharting (Bavaria), Augustinian Canons (dissolved 1803), inscriptions on front flyleaf and first page; Munich Royal Library duplicate, 19th-century shelfmark & "duplum" note on front flyleaf ("Inc. Typ. No. 819. Duplum"). ***First edition of an allegorical interpretation of the Old and New Testaments by the French Benedictine encyclopedist Pierre Bersuire or Bercheure, a Poitou native who was prior of the convent of St. Eloi in Paris. Known for his extraordinary memory, he left a number of works, several now lost, which are "filled with divisions, distinctions, definitions, arguments, and representations" (Hurter & Pangerl). Transmitted in the manuscript tradition under the title Reductorium morale utriusque testamenti, the present work contains a chapter-by-chapter biblical commentary, an adaptation of Berchorius? alphabetically ordered Reportorium super Bibliam.This edition was one of the earlier productions of the prototypographer of Ulm. Johann Zainer had worked at the press of his older brother Gunther in Augsburg, where he met the Ulm town physician and humanist Heinrich Steinhöwel (d. 1478), who, lacking a local printer, had entrusted two of his translations (of Apollonius of Tyre and of Boccaccio?s tale of Griseldis) to the distinguished Augsburg printer in 1471. It was only natural that he should set the younger Johann up in business in Ulm. Johann?s first dated book (Steinhöwel?s Regimen wider die Pestilenz) was completed in January 1473. The Berchorius contains the second appearance of Zainer?s magnificent two-sided woodcut "jester" border (Narrenranke). After three productive years in business, Zainer, no longer sustained by Steinhöwel?s backing, ran into financial difficulties and was obliged to sell off his stock of handsome woodcut ornaments, including sets of initial capitals and eight different borders. They were widely dispersed and reappeared in imprints from Mainz, Strassburg, and Heidelberg. This is a very tall copy in fresh condition. The last copy to appear in the Anglo-American auction rooms, the Doheny (Perryville) copy, sold at Christie?s New York 14 Dec. 2001 (lot 84), described as a "very tall fine copy," was several millimeters shorter and narrower than this copy. The wide stubs of the inserted singleton leaves in the 8th and 9th quires were not cut back, making it possible to discern the true collation, which differs from that given in BMC. The BMC collation implies that both extra leaves were added at the ends of the quires, whereas the additional leaves were in fact inserted after the penultimate leaf in quire [8] and after the antepenultimate leaf in quire [9].Goff B336; H 2794*; CIBN B-235; Walsh 883; Bod-inc. B-155; BMC II 522; BSB-Ink B-291; GW 3862; Amelung 20; cf. Hurter & Pangerl, Nomenclator literarius theologiae Catholicae 2:636.

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        [Laus Virginis sive Quaestiones super ?Missus est?]. Liber de laudibus gloriosissime dei genitricis mariae

      [Basel:: Michael Wenssler,, not after 1474].. [Basel: Michael Wenssler, not after 1474]. folio Chancery folio (311 x 218 mm). Collation: 1-1910. 190 leaves, unfoliated, including final blank. 34 lines. The table (ff. 1/2v-1/5r) in two columns. Gothic type 1:121A. Spaces for initials, supplied throughout in red Lombards; capital strokes and paragraph marks in red. Contemporary manuscript quiring and catchwords preserved. Ms.interlinear correction on f. 19/4v, a few underlinings in that quire in the same dark brown ink. Fol. 17/8 with a paper flaw (a crease) affecting text on the recto (the text was printed over the fold and the fold was subsequently stretched open). Some marginal worming in first quire, single wormhole through text from quire 15 on, wormhole in upper foremargin throughout; dampstain to corner of fol. 4/8. Contemporary South German binding of calf over bevelled wooden boards, sides simply decorated with a geometrical decor of triple parallel blind fillets, forming an outer frame and central panel with a saltire design composed of the intersecting fillets; rebacked, covers very worn and chipped, endleaves renewed, front free endleaf preserved. Provenance: Pierre Louis Van der Haegen (1932-2012), bibliographer and author of the catalogue of incunables in the Basel University Library, with his bookplate.***a splendidly fresh and wide-margined copy of one of the earliest editions of the most influential of early printed celebrations of the Virgin, and a fine example of early Basel printing. A prose hymn to the Virgin, exploring, in 275 chapters, Mary?s spiritual and physical qualities, the so-called Mariale was perhaps the most influential of early Mariological works. Like a number of Marian writings it was until recently falsely attributed to Albertus Magnus. Written in the mid-13th century, "the Mariale represents ... the first systematic theology of Mary, inasmuch as all assertions about Mary are reduced to one single principle, that of the all embracing fullness of grace" (Rahner, ed., Encyclopedia of theology, 1975, p. 903). Compiled from a a variety of sources, it includes chapters on metaphysics, on the quadrivium (music, astronomy, arithmetic, and geometry), hair color, anatomical proportion, physics, medicine, and other aspects of the physical world. No fewer than 67 manuscripts of the Mariale are known (Verfasserlexikon 2 I:133). Wenssler?s edition is one of three undated editions which appeared in quick succession in the early 1470s; the others were printed in Strassburg by Mentelin and in Cologne by Ulrich Zell. Priority is not definitely known, but the earliest recorded rubricators? dates for each edition provide termini post quem. Wenssler?s edition was printed in or before 1474, the date of a rubricator?s note in the copy of the Charterhouse of Buxheim (cf. BMC), while the Cologne and Strassburg editions are dated to not after 1473. The collation of this copy matches that recorded by Pollard in the British Museum Catalogue, with quire 11 in 10 leaves, which differs from the collation given by GW (with quire 11 in 8 leaves followed by a quire in 2 leaves). Pollard noted that "the sequence of watermarks, together with the fact that the last two pages of quire (l) [i.e., quire 11] are short, makes it probable that this book was set up on two presses, the second starting with quire (m) [quire 12]." Michael Wenssler, a native of Strassburg, began printing in Basel in around 1472. He was one of the first three printers at Basel, along with Berthold Ruppel and Bernhard Richel, with whom he often shared editions, Wennsler was enormously productive during the two decades of his activity in Basel; ISTC records 157 editions from his press. The contemporary manuscript quire numbers on the first leaf of each gathering and the catchwords at the end of each gathering must have been carried out in the printer?s shop. A photograph of a page opening (fol. 10v-11r) from another large copy of this edition, offered by Martin Breslauer in their catalogue 101 (1970), no 45A, shows a similar catchword on 10v. In restoring the binding the original front free endleaf was preserved; its bulls-head watermark, which is close to Piccard 74316, 74317 and 74321, found in incunables printed in Speyer, Basel, and Strassburg, may support a localization of the rather plain binding to southern Germany. Goff A-273; BMC III 721 (IB. 37055); CIBN A-150; BSB-Ink A-187; Walsh 1110, 1111; GW 679; Van der Haegen, Basel 5.12. On the authorship, see A. Fries, Die unter dem Namen des Albertus Magnus überlieferten mariologischen Schriften (1954), pp. 5-80, 130-131, and A. Kolping, "Zur Frage der Textgeschichte, Herkunft und Entstehungszeit der anonymen `Laus Virginis?(bisher `Mariale?) Alberts des Grossen," in Recherches de théologie ancienne et médiévale 25 (1958), pp. 285-328.

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