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         Sermonarium de peccatis per adventum et per duas quadragesimas (Sermonarium triplicatum). 1. Sermones per adventum de peccato in genere et per quadragesimam de tribus peccatis principalibus sc. superbia, avaritia, luxuria. 2. Sermones per quadragesimam de aliis quattor peccatis capitalibus sc. gula, accidia, ira, invidia.

      Venetiis [Venedig], p[er] Franciscu[m] de Hailbrun et Nicolau[m] de Franckfordia socios [Franz Renner von Heilbron und Nikolaus von Frankfurt]. 1476 - Quarto (ca. 23 x 16,5 cm). 286; 159 (von 162) Bl., fehlt zwei weiße und ein Registerblatt. Gotische Type, 2 Spalten, 42 Zeilen. Hellbraunes Ganzleder des 19. Jhs. mit reicher Blindprägung auf beiden Deckeln und dem Rücken, dort auch Kurztitel in Goldprägung. Einband berieben und bestossen, an den Aussengelenken leicht aufgeplatzt. Behutsam gereinigt ? Wenige zeitgenössische Anmerkungen, Wenige Flecken. Privater Sammlerstempel. GW 6129. ISTC ic00194000. BMC V 193. Polain (B) 4273 (Brüssel, fehlen 2 Bl.). Editio princeps der Sammlung von Fastenpredigten, Lagenkollation [a2] a(10)-y(10) 1(10)-4(10) 5(8)-7(8); A(10) B(8)-P(8) Q-R(10) S(8) T(1-9). Beim zweiten Teil fehlen die beiden weißen Blätter am Anfang und am Ende [a1] und [T10], sowie das Registerblatt [a2, faksimiliert]. Wohl im 19. Jh. behutsam gereinigtes Exemplar, bei dem Flecken und die (wenigen) zeitgenössischen Anmerkungen gleichwohl erhalten geblieben sind. Da beim zweiten Teil vorne ein weißes und das Registerblatt, hinten ein weißes Blatt fehlt, wurde der zweite Teil vermutlich zum Zeitpunkt der Neubindung mit dem ersten zusammengeführt. Als Auftraggeber wird wohl Charles Salmon in Frage kommen, der sich in beiden Teil mit insgesamt vier Stempeln verewigt hat. Ob es sich bei Charles Salmon um den 1832 in Amiens geborenen Schriftsteller und Altertumsforscher handelt (+1889), der zahlreiche Schriften über die Picardie veröffentlichte, können wir mangels Vergleichsstempeln nicht nachweisen. Franz Renner aus Heilbronn war seit 1473 in Venedig tätig, bis 1477 mit dem Buchhändler Nikolaus von Frankfurt, der die Tochter eines Glasmalers von Venedig geheiratet hatte und dadurch zu Vermögen gekommen war (Gelder, Deutsche Inkunabeldrucker II, 70). Michael de Carcano (1427-1484) entstammte einer Milaneser Patrizierfamilie, trat 1442/43 dem Franziskanerorden bei und war einer der angesehensten Prediger seiner Zeit. Daneben spielte er eine bedeutende Rollen bei der Einrichtung der "Monte di pietà", kommunaler Pfandleihanstalten. „Der erste Monte di P[ietà] wurde 1462 in Perugia, auf direkte Initiative des aus Mailand stammenden Franziskaners Michele Carcano, eingerichtet." (LexMA: Montes). Er diente den etwa ein Jahrzehnt später in Siena und Florenz entstandenen Monte als Vorbild. Die Monte di Pietà waren als Leihhäuser gegründet worden um bedürftige Personen finanziell zu unterstützen, während die großen Bankiersfamilien (Medici) sich vor allem dem Kredit- und Wechselgeschäft widmeten. Die 1472 als Monte di Pietà in Siena gegründete Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena ist die älteste noch existierende Bank der Welt. Bemerkenswert sind die Predigten auch als Quelle durch immer wieder eingestreute Elemente der Volkssprache. Editio princeps of this collection of sermons for the advent and for the lent by the Italian Franciscan preacher Carcano (Milan 1427-1484). [286], [159 (of 162)] lvs missing two blanks [a1 T10] and leaf [a2]. Probably washed copy, few contemporary handwritten notes in ink. 19th century calf, blind stamped boards blind stamped ribbed spine (slightly rubbed, joints partly split). Provenance: Charles Salmon (stamps).

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         Speculum naturale.

      [Straßburg, Drucker mit dem bizarren R (Adolf Rusch), nicht nach 1476]. - Gotico-Antiqua. 367 (statt 370, ohne 2 weiße und das erste Textblatt) nn. Bll. mit 2 Spalten zu je 66 Zeilen durchgehend rubriziert, mit eingemalten Lombarden in Rot und Blau und 6 teils. historisierten Pracht-Initialen (diese von neuer Hand). Erste Ausgabe der umfassendsten und größten Naturenzyklopädie des Mittelalters, verfaßt von dem Dominikaner Vinzenz von Beauvais, sehr selten. - GW M50635. Goff V 292. BSB-Ink. V-206. Amelung, Reutlingen 97. Klebs 1036.1. Stillwell, Science 712. Coppinger 6257. - "Edition princeps. Very rare. Printed by Adolf Rusch in the Strassburg print shop of Johann Mentelin, the date of this first edition of Speculum Naturale (usually given as "not after 1478") was revised according to a purchase date found in the copy of the library of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, London. It forms two volumes of the author`s Speculum Maius, which in a complete set of all four parts, is the largest incunabula known, consisting of seven enormous folio volumes, often found bound in ten. Written in the mid-thirteenth century, the Speculum Maius is the greatest and most comprehensive of all the encyclopedias generated in the Middle Ages. It records a very complete overview of all the classical and ecclesiastical knowledge and information available to late medieval man. According to the original plan the work was divided into four main parts dealing respectively with nature, doctrine (science), morality and history (Speculum Naturale, Doctrinale, Morale, Historiale). The text of each of these sections consists of quoted extracts (some of them very long) from a large number of Latin, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew writings (some 450 authors represented). It is a superior effort over earlier, similar encyclopedias, due to Vincent`s access to a larger, better library than other compilers. However, this compilation was more remarkable for its size than for its quality. Vincent did not take the time to assimilate his material into an organic text, instead he quotes from documents available to him without adding anything new or even applying a commentary to explain contradictions. The task was immense, and must have required a long time to compile. Vincent carefully quotes passages and assigns the extracts to their proper authors. During his lifetime Vincent was able to complete all the volumes with the exception of the Speculum Morale, which was written between 1310 and 1325. Yet as it was a part of the original plan, this section has been included in every printed edition of the Speculum Maius. For the purposes of this work the Speculum naturale is the section of interest. It is organized in the form of a commentary on the first chapter of Genesis, and comprises a prologue and 32 books (with a total of 3,718 chapters). It is printed in two large folio volumes, and the subjects treated include geography, geology, mineralogy, agriculture, botany, astronomy, birds, animals, anatomy, physiology, and psychology. All of which are extensively discussed in an order suggested by the Biblical account of the creation. Book 8 describes precious and semiprecious stones in the form of a lapidary, based on the theories of Aristotle and Ibn Sina and influenced by Albertus Magnus. Book 15 covers Astronomy, Astrology, The Seasons, Temporal Divisions of the Liturgical Year; Book 28, Human Anatomy; Book 31, Human Reproduction; Book 32, Geography, World History" (Minrec). - "The Speculum Naturale deals with its subjects in the order that they were created: it is essentially a gigantic commentary on Genesis 1. Thus, book i. opens with an account of the Trinity and its relation to creation; then follows a similar series of chapters about angels, their attributes, powers, orders, etc., down to such minute points such as their methods of communicating thought, on which matter the author decides, in his own person, that they have a kind of intelligible speech, and that with angels, to think and to speak are not the same process. Book ii. treats [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Supplementum Summae Pisanellae et Canones Poenitentiales Fratris Astensis et Consilia Alexandri de Nevo Contra Judaeos Foenerantes

      1476 - A handsome incunable from the Syston Park library, rubricated and with a fine illuminated initial. 1476. Venice. Franciscus Renner, and Nicolaus de Frankfordia. 4to (219 x 171 mm). 355 ff. (of 356, lacking initial blank). Pleasing 19th century purple straight-grain morocco, covers with gilt floral frame flanked by triple fillets, central panel with decorative rules in gilt and blind and with blindstamped fleurons pointing inward from the corners, wide raised (false) bands densely tooled in gilt with drawer-handle tools and stippling, spine panels with large and complex gilt fleuron, with titling "1441," intricate gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. Paragraph marks in red or blue, subsections of entries beginning with printed letters painted over in red, each entry with red or blue hand-painted three-line initial, 27 four- to six-line decorative initials in red and
blue penwork, and A LARGE, HANDSOME OPENING ILLUMINATED INITIAL (measuring about 55 mm. square) in pink, green, and blue on a burnished gold ground, with eight gold bezants surrounding it in the margins. Head and fore edge of front board a bit faded, leather with a hint of rubbing and a couple of small abrasions, but the attractive binding solid, lustrous, and generally quite well preserved. Final page mounted with small losses (to perhaps 10 letters in all) or displacement in two places, neat repair to a very thin strip at head edge of first leaf (well away from letterpress and perhaps done before binding), one conjoint leaf with overall light browning, occasional minor foxing or light spots, additional trivial defects, but in all other important ways quite an excellent copy internally, clean and fresh and with a beautifully preserved illuminated initial. Handsomely decorated, decoratively bound, and with distinguished provenance, this is an incunabular handbook, conveniently arranged in alphabetical order, for confessors, giving guidance for how best to deal with penitents. Written by the Italian Franciscan Ausmo (d. 1454) and first printed in 1473, it takes its name from the fact that it was originally written as a supplement to a similar work by Bartholomaeus [Abizzi] of Pisa (see Goff B-168 for this author). The present edition of "Supplementum" seems to contain the first appearance of a third part, entitled "Consilia Alexandri" (or "Counsels" of Alexander of Nevo against the Jews lending money at interest), which continued to be included in subsequent versions of this publication issued in the 15th century. A handsomely printed incunable, in double column, 47 lines in gothic type. Early Venetian printers with German roots, Franciscus Renner and Nicolaus de Frankfordia were partners from 1473-77; at other times, they each worked alone, and Renner had another separate partnership (with Petrus de Bartua) for two years. When working on his own in 1471-72, Renner had used only roman
types, but the books he printed with Nicolaus de Frankfordia are all in a gothic type, which he modified to his own design. Haebler says the resulting font was "not entirely independent of German models, yet its general character is absolutely un-German and we must in fact recognise in it an archetype. As it is derived from no immediate models, so it also was never exactly imitated." To the modern eye, accustomed to roman fonts, Renner's gothic face is not as jagged and condensed as German gothic letters, making it easier to read. Provenance: Front pastedown with engraved armorial bookplate of the Syston Park library and monogrammed book label of Sir John Thorold; front free endpaper, flyleaf, and margin of final printed leaf with small embossed stamp of Wigan Free Public Library. A collection built upon a tradition of unerring taste and discrimination, the Syston Park library in Lincolnshire, established by Sir John Thorold, 9th baronet of Marsdon (1734-1815), and expanded by his son Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773- 1831) 40 years later, "was so large and so excellent" as to be ra [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         INSTITUTIONES

      Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 23 May 1476. Third Schoeffer Printing. This is a tall, attractive copy of an introductory textbook of Roman law, part of the "Corpus Juris Civilis," or "Body of Civil Law" codified by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the sixth century A.D., and first printed by Gutenberg successor Peter Schoeffer in 1468. Born a barbarian, Justinian I (483-565) became the most famous of all the late Roman emperors, with a reign filled with great events and achievements. Above all else, he is remembered today as a legislator and codifier of the law. He took the Roman law, which he found in a very confused state at the beginning of his rule in 528, and immediately formed the first of a number of commissions and committees, the original fruit of which was the "Codex," promulgated in 529. This was a simplification and clarification of the imperial ordinances passed during the middle and later empires. This was followed by the "Digest" of older Roman treatises, the "Novels," setting forth additional constitutions of Justinian and later emperors, and the present "Institutes" textbook for use in training lawyers. It is divided into three parts, discussing laws that relate to persons, property, and actions. The extensive gloss here is the work of 13th century Bolognese lawyer Accursio (ca. 1182-1263), who undertook the enormous task of compiling and arranging the thousands of commentaries on Justinian that had been produced over seven centuries. The present copy was extensively annotated by a 15th century student or instructor. It also has a distinguished provenance: in the 18th century it was owned (and perhaps rebound) by Michael Wodhull (1740-1816), counted by DNB as one of "the most knowledgeable of English bibliophiles"; Dibdin described him as "the present father of bibliography," and works from his library typically have, as here, Wodhull's bibliographic notations on the front flyleaf. The book later passed into the possession of Michael Tomkinson (1841-1921), who made his fortune in carpet manufacturing before turning his attention to philanthropy, country sports, and collecting rare books and manuscripts. And owner Albert May Todd (1850-1931) was known as the "Peppermint King" because he made a fortune processing and selling mint extract and other essential oils from offices in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He assembled a first-rate collection of ornithological and other natural history books, handsomely bound classics, early printing, and fine bindings as well as a representative sampling of Western and Oriental illuminated material. ISTC finds seven copies of this work in the United States, including this copy.. 410 x 285 mm. (16 1/8 x 11 1/8"). 103 hand-numbered leaves. With the Glossa Ordinaria of Accursius. Third Schoeffer Printing. Stately 18th century red morocco, gilt, covers with triple fillet border, raised bands, spine compartments with floral sprig centerpiece in a lozenge of small tools, flourish cornerpieces, two black morocco labels, gilt-rolled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Michael Tomkinson; front free endpaper with bookplate of Albert May Todd; front flyleaf with signature (and bibliographical notes) of M. Wodhull, dated 18 June 1792; occasional marginalia in an early hand. Goff J-512; BMC I, 33. Spine lightly sunned, covers with a few short scratches, extremities a little rubbed, occasional small brown stains to head edge, isolated minor marginal smudges or small stains, otherwise A FINE, FRESH COPY, clean and rather bright with generous margins, in a sound binding.This is a tall, attractive copy of an introductory textbook of Roman law, part of the "Corpus Juris Civilis," or "Body of Civil Law" codified by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the sixth century A.D., and first printed by Gutenberg successor Peter Schoeffer in 1468. Born a barbarian, Justinian I (483-565) became the most famous of all the late Roman emperors, with a reign filled with great events and achievements. Above all else, he is remembered today as a legislator and codifier of the law. He took the Roman law, which he found in a very confused state at the beginning of his rule in 528, and immediately formed the first of a number of commissions and committees, the original fruit of which was the "Codex," promulgated in 529. This was a simplification and clarification of the imperial ordinances passed during the middle and later empires. This was followed by the "Digest" of older Roman treatises, the "Novels," setting forth additional constitutions of Justinian and later emperors, and the present "Institutes" textbook for use in training lawyers. It is divided into three parts, discussing laws that relate to persons, property, and actions. The extensive gloss here is the work of 13th century Bolognese lawyer Accursio (ca. 1182-1263), who undertook the enormous task of compiling and arranging the thousands of commentaries on Justinian that had been produced over seven centuries. The present copy was extensively annotated by a 15th century student or instructor. It also has a distinguished provenance: in the 18th century it was owned (and perhaps rebound) by Michael Wodhull (1740-1816), counted by DNB as one of "the most knowledgeable of English bibliophiles"; Dibdin described him as "the present father of bibliography," and works from his library typically have, as here, Wodhull's bibliographic notations on the front flyleaf. The book later passed into the possession of Michael Tomkinson (1841-1921), who made his fortune in carpet manufacturing before turning his attention to philanthropy, country sports, and collecting rare books and manuscripts. And owner Albert May Todd (1850-1931) was known as the "Peppermint King" because he made a fortune processing and selling mint extract and other essential oils from offices in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He assembled a first-rate collection of ornithological and other natural history books, handsomely bound classics, early printing, and fine bindings as well as a representative sampling of Western and Oriental illuminated material. ISTC finds seven copies of this work in the United States, including this copy.

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         Supplementum Summae Pisanellae et Canones Poenitentiales Fratris Astensis et Consilia Alexandri de Nevo Contra Judaeos Foenerantes

      Handsomely decorated, decoratively bound, and with distinguished provenance, this is an incunabular handbook, conveniently arranged in alphabetical order, for confessors, giving guidance for how best to deal with penitents. Written by the Italian Franciscan Ausmo (d. 1454) and first printed in 1473, it takes its name from the fact that it was originally written as a supplement to a similar work by Bartholomaeus [Abizzi] of Pisa (see Goff B-168 for this author). The present edition of "Supplementum" seems to contain the first appearance of a third part, entitled "Consilia Alexandri" (or "Counsels" of Alexander of Nevo against the Jews lending money at interest), which continued to be included in subsequent versions of this publication issued in the 15th century. A handsomely printed incunable, in double column, 47 lines in gothic type. Early Venetian printers with German roots, Franciscus Renner and Nicolaus de Frankfordia were partners from 1473-77; at other times, they each worked alone, and Renner had another separate partnership (with Petrus de Bartua) for two years. When working on his own in 1471-72, Renner had used only roman
types, but the books he printed with Nicolaus de Frankfordia are all in a gothic type, which he modified to his own design. Haebler says the resulting font was "not entirely independent of German models, yet its general character is absolutely un-German and we must in fact recognise in it an archetype. As it is derived from no immediate models, so it also was never exactly imitated." To the modern eye, accustomed to roman fonts, Renner's gothic face is not as jagged and condensed as German gothic letters, making it easier to read. Provenance: Front pastedown with engraved armorial bookplate of the Syston Park library and monogrammed book label of Sir John Thorold; front free endpaper, flyleaf, and margin of final printed leaf with small embossed stamp of Wigan Free Public Library. A collection built upon a tradition of unerring taste and discrimination, the Syston Park library in Lincolnshire, established by Sir John Thorold, 9th baronet of Marsdon (1734-1815), and expanded by his son Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773- 1831) 40 years later, "was so large and so excellent" as to be ranked by Quaritch with the great libraries of Sunderland, Beckford, and Spencer. The elder Thorold employed Roger Payne to bind many of his books, and volumes from the collection are notable for their consistently fine condition. Goff N-67; BMC V, 193.

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         BIBLIOTHECA HISTORIARUM PRISCARUM a Poggio in latinum liber primus incipit... Segue: TACITUS Cornelius. DE SITU MORIBUS ET POPULIS GERMANIAE Libellus aureus.

      per Andrea Iacobi [Paltascichis] Katharensem Andrea Vendramino Duce, 1476. in folio, ccnn 127 (su 128), leg. p. perg. rigida. Con elegante carattere tipografico rotondo, su 36 linee. Numerose chiose mss marginali di calligrafia antica, alcune raffigurano un rapace e un'antica nave. Traduzione di G. Francesco Poggio Bracciolini, uno dei più grandi umanisti italiani del XV sec., dell'opera dello storico greco contenente informazioni sull'Egitto, Mesopotamia, India, Arabia, Africa, Grecia ed Europa, dal punto di visto storico, geografico e scientifico. Segue altra opera storiografica di Tacito. Seconda rara ediz. ad incunabolo per Diodoro Siculo. Dopo le prime 2 cc è presente una carta bianca. Manca la prima carta di titolo conformemente all'esempl. descritto da Hain *6189. Bmc V, 251. IGI 3452. Goff D-211. INKA (Inkunabelkatalog Deutscher Bibliotheken) cita 4 esempl. di questa edizione ma nessuno completo. Picc. restauri alla leg. con integrazione della perg. Alcune cc. foderate al filo del margine esterno bianco, e fori di tarlo restaurati sulle prime cc. Esempl. a pieni margini. [387]

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         Sermones perutiles de adventu domini fe. incipiunt.

      202 unnum. Bll. Moderner HLdr. 21 x 15,5 cm. EDIT16, 29972 USTC 857312. - Erste Postinkunabelausgabe der von 1476 bis 1516 insgesamt siebenmal aufgelegten Sammlung von Fastenpredigten des aus Treviso stammenden Serviten Ambrosius de Spiera (um 1413-1454/55). - Tls. etwas fleckig. Das letzte Blatt mit Hinterlegung im Falz und am oberen Rand. Mit wenigen zeitgen. Marginalien. Etwas gebrauchsspurig.

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         Praeceptorium divinae legis, sive expositio decalogi.

      Straßburg, Georg Husner, 13. Februar 1476. Fol. 330 nn. Bll. (ohne das erste u. letzte weiße.; 2 Kol., 37 Zeilen), Einf. Ppbd. d. 19. Jahrhunderts. Frühe Straßburger Ausgabe eines der Hauptwerke des Dominikaners Johannes Nider (vor 1385-1438). - Sein „Praeceptorium“, ein bedeutender und hochgeschätzter exegetischer Text zu den zehn Geboten, war „lange Zeit das gesuchteste und am meisten gebrauchte Moralwerk [...]. Mit großer Klarheit werden hierin nach dem Dekaloge die Lehren der christlichen Moral in scholastischer Methode vorgetragen, die Prinzipien deutlich entwickelt und durch Casus conscientiae beleuchtet“ (Schieler S. 382). Die Schrift befasst sich auch mit Zauberei und Hexerei. Vornehmlich in den Kapiteln 9-11 der Auslegung des ersten Gebotes behandelt er verschiedene Arten des Aberglaubens sowie „die falsche Translation der Menschen, Träume, Lose etc., die Verwandlung von Menschen in Thiere, speciell in Wölfe durch Dämonen etc.“ (ADB XXIII, 641ff.). Zusammen mit seinem „Formicarium“ fanden die hier entwickelten Vorstellungen auch Eingang in den 1487 erschienenen „Hexenhammer“ des Dominikaners Heinrich Institoris. - Einband lädiert (Rücken fehlt, Deckeln bestoßen u. fleckig, Vorderdeckel m. Nummernschildchen). Das erste Bl. gestempelt u. mit altem Besitzvermerk. Rückendeckel u. die letzte Lage lose. Ein Bl. mit Eckabriß (ohne Textverlust). Tlw. etw. wasserrandig, gebräunt bzw. mit zeitgen. Marginalien. Breitrandiges, innen weitgehend sauberes Exemplar. - GW M26941; Goff N200; Hain 11790; Pellechet 8431; BMC I 84; BSB-Ink N-163; Proctor 347; Ritter, Inc. alsac. I, 346; Scheidegger-Tammaro 976; Schlechter-Ries 1348; Zdanevyc 335; ISTC in00200000. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Nider, Praeceptorium divinae legis, sive expositio decalogi, Inkunabel, Frühdrucke, Wiegendrucke, Straßburg, Husner

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         An Original Leaf from Geoffrey Chaucer's the Canterbury Tales

      Westminster. Folio. very good. 1st Edition. [1]pp. Quarto. An original leaf from the first edition of Chaucer's the Canterbury Tales, this being line 391 to 448 from the Monk's Tale. Two initial letters hand-inked in red. The leaf has been inset into a larger piece of paper. Some age toning, especially near top edge, and minimal foxing. Overall, in very good, clean condition. In 1476 William Caxton set up a press in the precincts of Westminster Cathedral and between 1476 to 77 produced the first true book in the English language-- the first edition of the Canterbury Tales, which is where this leaf originated (26-27, Disbound and Dispersed: the Leaf Book Considered). This leaf contains line 391 to 448 from the Monk's Tale, from Fragment VII of the tales. This tale is composed of seventeen short stories in which the tragic endings of the following historical figures are recounted: Lucifer, Adam, Samson, Hercules, Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, Zenobia, Pedro of Castile, Peter I of Cyprus, BernabØ Visconti, Ugolino of Pisa, Nero, Holofernes, Antiochus, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Croesus. An incredibly rare item, especially when one considers its age and condition!

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         Drey guter Nützlicher lehr einer Nachtigal..

      8, 4 Bl., 1 Titelholzschnitt, Geheftet, Etwas fleckig Vgl. VD 16, S 225 u. Goedeke II, 430. - Der Holzschnitt (von Erhard Schön) auf dem Titel zeigt 3 Putti inmitten von Rosenranken, die damit beschäftigt sind, deren Blätter zu pflücken und in Körbe zu sammeln. Das allegorische Reimgedicht - ein Gespräch zwischen einem Bauern und einer Nachtigal basiert auf der Aesop-Übertragung von Heinrich Steinhöwels die 1476 in Ulm gedruckt wurde.

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         Praeceptorium divinae legis, sive expositio decalogi.

      Straßburg, Georg Husner, 13. Februar 1476. - Frühe Straßburger Ausgabe eines der Hauptwerke des Dominikaners Johannes Nider (vor 1385-1438). - Sein „Praeceptorium", ein bedeutender und hochgeschätzter exegetischer Text zu den zehn Geboten, war „lange Zeit das gesuchteste und am meisten gebrauchte Moralwerk [.]. Mit großer Klarheit werden hierin nach dem Dekaloge die Lehren der christlichen Moral in scholastischer Methode vorgetragen, die Prinzipien deutlich entwickelt und durch Casus conscientiae beleuchtet" (Schieler S. 382). Die Schrift befasst sich auch mit Zauberei und Hexerei. Vornehmlich in den Kapiteln 9-11 der Auslegung des ersten Gebotes behandelt er verschiedene Arten des Aberglaubens sowie „die falsche Translation der Menschen, Träume, Lose etc., die Verwandlung von Menschen in Thiere, speciell in Wölfe durch Dämonen etc." (ADB XXIII, 641ff.). Zusammen mit seinem „Formicarium" fanden die hier entwickelten Vorstellungen auch Eingang in den 1487 erschienenen „Hexenhammer" des Dominikaners Heinrich Institoris. - Einband lädiert (Rücken fehlt, Deckeln bestoßen u. fleckig, Vorderdeckel m. Nummernschildchen). Das erste Bl. gestempelt u. mit altem Besitzvermerk. Rückendeckel u. die letzte Lage lose. Ein Bl. mit Eckabriß (ohne Textverlust). Tlw. etw. wasserrandig, gebräunt bzw. mit zeitgen. Marginalien. Breitrandiges, innen weitgehend sauberes Exemplar. - GW M26941; Goff N200; Hain 11790; Pellechet 8431; BMC I 84; BSB-Ink N-163; Proctor 347; Ritter, Inc. alsac. I, 346; Scheidegger-Tammaro 976; Schlechter-Ries 1348; Zdanevyc 335; ISTC in00200000. la Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 Fol. 330 nn. Bll. (ohne das erste u. letzte weiße.; 2 Kol., 37 Zeilen), Einf. Ppbd. d. 19. Jahrhunderts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Istoria naturale.

      Tradotta da Cristoforo Landino (1424-1492). Venezia, Nicolaus Jenson, 1476. in-folio (345x230 mm), ff. 412 (su 415: primo e ultimo bianchi assenti, f. m1 facsimilato; la segnatura O deve avere solo 9 carte), leg. ottocentesca in mezza pelle e angoli. Prima edizione volgare, ed in qualsiasi lingua moderna, del sommo testo scientifico dell'antichità. Com'è noto, trattasi della maggiore opera di Plinio (Como 24 d.C. - Stabia 79), pubblicata nell'anno 77 e dedicata all'imperatore Tito; poderosa enciclopedia in 37 libri, inesauribile miniera di notizie scientifiche e curiosità che conferì al suo autore un ruolo predominante fra gli enciclopedisti, stimatissimo dal Medioevo sino ai giorni nostri. Il Landino (1424-1492) fece questa traduzione, come apprendiamo dalla dedica, ad istanza di Ferdinando I d'Aragona, e non la terminò prima dell'Agosto 1470. Seppur non priva di errori, evidenziati dal Poliziano e da Pico, fu ristampata numerose volte fino alla metà del XVI secolo. Poderoso monumento tipografico, impresso nello splendido carattere tondo del Jenson, che già aveva dato alle stampe il testo latino nel 1472; prezioso incunabolo scientifico in italiano. E' curioso notare che, delle almeno 46 edizioni della Historia naturalis che apparvero nel XV secolo, nessuna fu impressa al di fuori dell'Italia. Esemplare corto di margini, lavato, con difetti al margine superiore degli ultimi ff.. H *13105; BMC V, 176 (IC. 19693-4); CIBN P-469; IGI 7893; Klebs 787.1; Goff P-801. Osler 103 PMM 5..

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         KENNICOTT BIBLE. Facsimile Edition of Original Manuscript of 1476 AD.

      London, Facsimile Editions, printed in Italy, 1985, 1476. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES, THIS IS COPY 283, 1985. An Introduction by Bezalel Narkiss and Aliza Cohen-Mushlin. Reprinted from the copy held in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. 2 volumes, folio, approximately 320 x 250 mm, 10 x 12½ inches, a volume of Commentary, 97 pages with colour and black and white illustrations, bound in publisher's full crushed tan morocco with blind decoration between raised bands to spine, limitation leaf loosely inserted, fore-edges untrimmed, and the Manuscript in a tan morocco box-binding, elaborately tooled in blind, 922 pages, illuminated illustrations heightened with gold and silver, full page, marginal and in the text, all edges gilt. LACKS THE CLOTH BOX. The Commentary has slight fading to spine and a few shallow scratches to the lower cover and the box book has 1 small dark scratch to upper cover, otherwise a very good set (with just slight signs of use), of this superb production. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Manipulus

      Atelier du Soufflet vert, Paris 1476 - de Montrocher Guy (1333- 13 ) ~ iNCUNABLE ~ Liber qui Manipulus curatorum appellatur, in quo parnecessaria officia eorum quibus animarum cura commissa est breviter pertractantur, feliciter incipit. Impressus Parisius in vico sancti Jacobi sub signa follis viridis. Anno domini milesimo quadringentesimo septuagesimo sexto. Mensis mail, die vero vicesimo quinto. [Paris, Atelier du Soufflet vert, 1476 (1479)]. In-4, 159 feuillets signés a[bc]d, h[i]k l-o]pq9, signatures aux feuillets 1, 3, et 5, imprimé en caractères ronds à longues lignes, de 30 dans les pages entières. Initiales peintes en rouge dans le texte, maroquin rouge. Très rare édition du Manipulus curatorum sortie de la première imprimerie tenue par des français à Paris, à l¿enseigne du Soufflet vert, rue Saint Jacques. Concurent le plus sévère pour le Soleil d¿or (Gering, Krantz et Friburger) et pour le deuxième atelier créé à Paris par Cesaris et Stol. L¿atelier du Soufflet vert a pour fondateur en 1474 deux associés Gaspar et Russangis et pour correcteur Ie grammairien Guillaume Tardif. Les caractères typographiques qui apparaissent dans ces premiers ouvrages sont étroitement apparentés à ceux de Cesaris et Stol, mais l¿¿il en est plus gros. Des 48 impressions de l¿atelier, plus de la moitié ne sont pas datées et l¿adresse du Soufflet vert rue Saint Jacques n¿est indiquée que sur une douzaine d¿éditions entre le 25 mai 1476 et le 7 mars 1480. En 1476 il s¿agit d¿une véritable équipe de collaborateurs : Louis Symonel de Bourges, Richard Blandin d¿Evreux et Jean Symon. Le Soufflet vert sera actif jusqu¿au mois d¿avril 1484. L¿exemplaire de notre bibliothèque est daté de mai 1476 et comporte des signatures aux feuillets. Or il ne s¿agit que d¿une simple répétition du colophon, puisque l¿usage des signatures n¿est attesté à l¿atelier du Soufflet vert avant 1479 (voir p.224 à 229 de la Lettre et le Texte de Jeanne Veyrin-Forrer). L¿atelier du Soufflet vert donne à la main d¿¿uvre française l¿occasion de concurrencer les premiers établissements germaniques. Seulement 3 exemplaires connus à la Bibliothèque nationale, à l¿Arsenal et à la British Library. Rarissime incunable à l'enseigne du Soufflet vert, premier imprimeur à Prais. Pell 5532 (5528 i-q) ; BMC VIII 17 ; BN D. 8878; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Octava Asiae Tabula

      Artist: Ptolemy/Conrad Sweynheym Claudius ( - ) Rome; issued in: Rome; date: 1478 1476 - - technic: Woodcut; colorit: original colored; condition: Tear on lower part perfectly restored; size in cm : 38 x 51 - description: Map shows Mongolia and North China in trapezoid.Rivers and mountains are roughly shown in the country on the side the climatically zones. - Vita of the artist: "Arnold Pannartz and Konrad Sweinheim were two printers of the 15th century.Pannartz died about 1476, Sweinheim in 1477. Pannartz was, perhaps, a native of Prague, and Sweinheim of Eltville near Mainz. Zedler believes (Gutenberg-Forschungen, 1901) that Sweinheim worked at Eltville with Gutenberg in 1461-1464. Whether Pannartz had been connected with Sweinheim in Germany is not known. It is certain that the two brought Gutenberg's invention to Italy.The Benedictine abbey of Subiaco was the cradle of Italian printing. Probably Cardinal Giovanni of Turrecremata, who was Abbot in commendam of Subiaco, summoned the two printers there. They came in 1464. The first book that they printed at Subiaco was a Donatus; it has not, however, been preserved. The first book printed in Italy that is extant was a Cicero, De oratore (now in the Buchgewerbehaus at Leipzig), issued in September, 1465. It was followed by Lactantius, De divinis institutionibus, in October, 1465, and Augustine's De civitate Dei (1467). These four impressions from Subiaco are of particular importance, because they abandon the Blackletter of the early German books. In Italy, Roman characters were demanded. Pannartz and Sweinheim, however, did not produce a pure but only a "half Roman" type with Blackletter-like characteristics.In 1467, the two printers left Subiaco and settled at Rome, where the brothers Pietro and Francesco Massimo placed a house at their disposal. The same year, they published an edition of Cicero's letters that gave its name to the cicero, the Continental equivalent of the pica. Their proof and manuscript reader was Giovan de' Bussi, since 1469 Bishop of Aleria in Corsica.In 1472, they applied to Pope Sixtus IV for Church benefices. From this we know that both were ecclesiastics: Pannartz of Cologne and Sweinheim of Mainz. The pope had a reversion drawn up for them, a proof of his great interest in printing. In 1474, Sweinheim was made a canon at St. Victor at Mainz. It is not known whether Pannartz also obtained benefice. Perhaps the pope also aided them, at any rate, they printed eighteen more works in 1472 and 1473. After this they separated. Pannartz printed by himself thirteen further volumes. Sweinheim took up engraving on metal and executed the fine maps for the Cosmography of Ptolemy (arround 100- 160 a.C.), the first work of this kind, but died before he had finished his task.Claudius Ptolemy Geographia, gives a list of geographic coordinates of spherical longitude and latitude of almost ten thousand point locations on the earth surface, as they were known at his times. The list is organized in Tabulae which cor- respond to specific regions of the three known continents at that time, Africa, Asia and Europe. Research on Ptolemy?s Geographia has started at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in the eighties, focused mainly, but not exclusively, on data re- lated to territories which are now under the sovereignty of the modern Greek state. The World of Ptolemy is classified in Regions, since each Chapter is referred to one of them, giving by this way the concept of Atlas as it is understood today. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Drey guter Nützlicher lehr einer Nachtigal..

      8, 4 Bl., 1 Titelholzschnitt, Geheftet, Etwas fleckig Vgl. VD 16, S 225 u. Goedeke II, 430. - Der Holzschnitt (von Erhard Schön) auf dem Titel zeigt 3 Putti inmitten von Rosenranken, die damit beschäftigt sind, deren Blätter zu pflücken und in Körbe zu sammeln. Das allegorische Reimgedicht - ein Gespräch zwischen einem Bauern und einer Nachtigal basiert auf der Aesop-Übertragung von Heinrich Steinhöwels die 1476 in Ulm gedruckt wurde.

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         1476 Hebrew Bible (Kennicott) 2 volumes. 1 of 50 sets, facsimile editions

      1476 Hebrew Bible (Kennicott) 2 volumes. 1 of 50 sets, facsimile editions. Folio, facsimile in elaborately blindstamped brown morocco replicating the contemporary Hispano-Moresque box binding on the original manuscript, commentary volume in brown morocco; publisher's velvet lined cloth folding case. Originally belonging to the designer and dedicatee Jesse Zierler, of an edition of 550. Completed in La Coruna in 1476 and acquired by Oxford in 1771 at the suggestion of the scholar Benjamin Kennicott, the Bible named after his is regarded today as one of the most sumptuous Hebrew illuminated manuscripts and a masterpiece of medieval Shepardi art. London. Good condition

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         Historia Naturalis [Italian]. Tr. Christoforus Landinus. Venice, Nicolaus Jenson, 1476

      Nicolaus Jenson, 1476. Royal folio (345x230 mm). 413 ll. (of 415, first and last blanks replaced with ancient paper). Contemporary richly blind- tooled calf on pasteboards. Wide-margined copy in very good condition. The first edition ever printed in any modern language of the monumental compilation by Pliny the Elder (see item A), a source of upmost importance for the conception of natural phenomena - such as earthquakes, volcanoes, whirlwinds, thunders and lightnings - in the first century AD. Large used in Antiquity and Middle Ages, the Historia Naturalis was one of the earliest Latin texts to be printed. ?Pliny?s purpose [?] was to survey the universe and the natural objects that populate it. He devoted seventy-two pages (in a modern English translation) simply to a list of the contents of the Natural History and the authorities consulted. Among the subjects treated were cosmology, astronomy, geography, anthropology, zoology, botany, and mineralogy. Pliny had a flair for picking out matters of unusual interest, and he has often been described primarily as a purveyor of marvels. To be sure, natural marvels are not scarce in the pages of the Natural History. Pliny reported a series of celestial portents (including multiple suns and moons), thunderbolts called forth for prayers and rituals, the greatest earthquake in human memory (which demolished twelve cities in Asia) [?]? (D.C. Lindberg, The Beginning of Western Science, p. 140).

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         Aesopus - Vita et Fabulae Der Ulmer Aesop, deutsch von Henrich Steinhöwel

      Edition Libri Illustri, - 550 Seiten (275 Folios) mit 191 kolorierten Holzschnitten, Sprache Latein + kongeniale dt. Übersetzung von Steinhöwel in verständlich lesbarer Schreibweise Alter Preis 2.800.-€ BL Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt Ihrer Bestellung bei. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 900 Format 30,5 x 22,5 cm, Ledereinband Ulm , 1476 (1992), mit deutschem Kommentar von Dr. Peter Amelung.

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         Scriptum super primo libro Sententiarum.

      1476 1In-folio (190 x 268 mm), plein vélin ancien souple, (244) f. (sans les premier et dernier f. blanc), texte sur 2 colonnes. Tarvisium [Trevise], Michele Manzolo de Parma, 1476. Edition princeps de cet ouvrage imprimé à Trévise par Michele Manzolo. Venu de Parme, celui-ci est le deuxième imprimeur à s'être installé à Trévise à la suite de Gerardus de Lisa (Gérard de Flandre). Cet ouvrage est son premier livre imprimé dans cette ville (cf. Deschamps, Dict. de géographie, col. 1219-1220).Auteur, adresse et date au colophon. Impression en noir, 48 lignes à la page, caractères gothiques, texte sur 2 colonnes.Lauteur, Franciscus, de Mayronis (François de Mayronnes, ca. 1285-1328) est lun des principaux représentants de la philosophie médiévale dinspiration platonicienne. Né à Meyronnes dans les Alpes-de-Haute-Provence et mort à Piacenza, il entra chez les Franciscains à Digne, puis vint à Paris où il eut pour maître Duns Scot dont il fut un proche et le meilleur disciple. Devenu lui-même professeur à la Sorbonne, il organisa les "Actus Sorbonici", discussions de philosophie dans lesquelles il déploya des qualités de dialecticien qui lui valurent les surnoms de "Doctor Illuminatus" et de "Magister acutus abstractionum".Cet ouvrage, l'un des principaux qu'il composa, contient un important commentaire des 'Sentences' de Pierre Lombard, texte fondamental auquel se confrontèrent tous les grands penseurs médiévaux, d'Albert le Grand et Thomas d'Aquin à Guillaume d'Ockham et Gabriel Biel. Même le jeune Martin Luther écrivit encore des commentaires sur les 'Sentences'.Exemplaire complet (sauf premier et dernier feuillet blanc). Quelques fines annotations dépoque en marges de quelques feuillets. Quelques auréoles claires, plus prononcées aux premiers cahiers.(Goff, M.90. Hain-Copinger, 10534. Pellechet, 4913. Polain, 1513).Petit cachet ex-libris : "Cong. SS. Redempt. Prov. Gallica. Domus Studiorum".Bon exemplaire, relié en vélin souple ancien, bien conservé, sans restaurations.

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         Historiae Romanae decades (in italiano). Le Deche prima, terza e quarta (tradotte da Giovanni Boccaccio). Roma, appresso al Palatio di San Marco (Vitus Puecher), 30 maggio - 20 luglio 1476

      Puecher Vitus, 1476. 3 vol. in - folio, ff. 174 (primo e ultimo bianchi; *8, a - c10, d6, e10, f8, g - i10, k8, l - o10, p - q8, r10, s8); ff. 176, (primo e l'ultimo bianchi; *12, A - E10, F12, G6, H14, I - M10, N8, O6, P12, Q10, R6); ff. 152 (*10, aa - cc10, dd8, ee - ff10, gg - hh8, ii - oo10, pp8); per un totale di 502 fogli impressi su carta pesante, privi di numerazione e segnatura, carattere romano. Magnifiche legature omogenee coeve in piena pelle su assicelle, decori geometrici impressi a secco sui piatti, fermagli metallici di chiusura conservati ai piatti poster. (4 per ciascuno dei primi due vol., 3 per l'ultimo); dorso a nervi con titolo ms. su tasselli in pergamena. Adorno di 3 pagine riccamente miniate al recto dell'incipit del testo di ciascun volume con iniziale a foglia d'oro, listello a bianchi girali sui toni del rosso, verde e blu, bottoni dorati e, nel bas de page, corona d'alloro per l'inserimento di armi mai realizzate. Centinaia d'iniziali filigranate in rosso e blu completano l'apparato decorativo, strettamente coevo e raffinato, dei volumi. Prima edizione della traduzione italiana delle Deche prima, terza e quarta di Tito Livio, completa dell'epistola dedicatoria di Luca di Giovanni Bonaccorsi, ''Cartolaio fiorentino'', a Giovanni Bernardo di Nicolo Cambini, non presente in tutti gli esemplari; in essa il dedicatario afferma: "ho facto nuouamente emendare et imprimere la prima Deca..traducta gia piu tempo in materno sermone da persona doctissima". Di grande importanza per la storia della letteratura italiana poiché la traduzione della terza e quarta Deca è assegnata a Giovanni Boccaccio (Billanovich 1951 e 1953; Casella 1961); la prima Decade è invece la anonima traduzione in italiano di una versione manoscritta francese, come si desume da una nota manoscritta sul codice canoniciano 146 della Bodleian di Oxford. L'attribuzione al Boccacio del volgarizzamento è stata avanzata in base a concordanze stilistiche e tematiche con l'opera del grande letterato, che infatti ampliò con proprie riflessioni il testo liviano. Sembra che il Boccaccio lavorasse alla traduzione sulla base di un manoscritto del Petrarca, che a partire dal 1330 cominciò un lavoro filologico sulle edizioni liviane raccogliendo diverse lezioni manoscritte in un unico codice che continuò a postillare sino alla morte. Incipit f. 1r del vol. I: ''Tavola delle rubriche del primo libro della prima Deca di Tito Livio..''; colophon f. 151r del III vol. ''Finito Lultimo libro della Quarta Deca..nel anno della Incarnatione di Christo M.CCCC.LXXVI''. L'opera ''Ab urbe condita libri'', composta a partire dall'anno 27 o 26 a.C., rimane la più vasta di tutta la letteratura latina; ad essa Tito Livio (59 a.C. - 17 d.C.) si applicò per tutta la vita, narrando la storia di Roma dalle origini alla morte di Druso (9 a.C.) in 142 libri, di cui solo 35 giunsero fino a noi e cioè i libri I - X (con la storia che giunge al 293) e XXI - XLIV (con i fatti dal 219 al 167). Ma l'editore preferì limitarsi a pubblicare solo le Decadi complete, cioè i libri I - X, XXI - XXX e XXXI - XL. Di estrema rarità, soprattutto in pregiata legatura del tempo uniforme. Provenienza: Jacopo Serzelli (nota di possesso ms. al recto del primo f. di ciascun vol.); Conte Bardi - Serzelli (ex - libris ai contropiatti).

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         Aesopus Vita et Fabulae - Ulm 1476

      - Die Fabel gehört zu den frühesten literarischen Äußerungen der Menschheit. Wegweisende Bedeutung erlangten die auf den griechischen Sklaven Aesop (6. Jahrhundert v.Chr.) zurückgehenden Tierfabeln. Aesop erreichte von seinem Herrn die Freiheit, als dieser erkannte, dass Aesop ihm an Klugheit weit überlegen war. Das aus der Antike überlieferte aesopische Fabelgut war in den mittelalterlichen Klosterschulen ein beliebter Lesestoff. Ein wichtiger Teil unserer Kultur sind Aesops Fabeln bis heute geblieben und die Lebensweisheiten der Fabeln haben auch in unserer Zeit ihre Gültigkeit nicht verloren. Die Erfindung des Buchdrucks förderte die Verbreitung. Unzählige Ausgaben der Aesop-Fabeln erschienen im Mittelalter, aber unerreicht blieb Heinrich Steinhöwels 1476 in Ulm erschienene Fassung, der wegen seiner zauberhaften Holzschnitt-Illustrationen als eines der schönsten deutschen Bücher aller Zeiten gilt. Dieser sogenannte »Ulmer Aesop« enthält alle damals bekannten Aesop-Fabeln. Ihre Berühmtheit verdankt diese prachtvolle Ausgabe den über 190 zauberhaften Holzschnitt-Illustrationen, die von der Fachwelt dem Meister des Ulmer Chorgestühls, Jörg Syrlin d.Ä., zugeschrieben werden. Besonders reizvoll ist, daß Steinhöwel dem lateinischen Text gleich seine, auch heute noch verständlich lesbare, deutsche Übersetzung folgen läßt. Die Privat-Sammlung Otto Schäfer Schweinfurt hat ein Original von unschätzbarem Wert zur ersten und einmaligen Faksimilierung zu Verfügung gestellt, um es einem ausgewählten Kreis von Kunstfreunden zugänglich zu machen. Die kleine Auflage von weltweit nur 800 einzeln nummerierten Exemplaren garantiert ein Buchkunstwerk von steigendem Wert. Der ausführliche Kommentar von Peter Amelung gibt eine verständliche Einführung. Seite für Seite wurde mit höchstem technischem Aufwand originalgetreu faksimiliert. Mit allen Stockflecken und Farbnuancen. Selbst die vom Bücherwurm verursachten Schäden wurden sichtbar gemacht. Viel Detailarbeit beanspruchten die 191 kolorierten Holzschnitte und die zahlreichen verzierten Initialen. Das 550 Seiten umfassende Werk ist handgebunden in einen wertvollen Ledereinband. Der umfangreiche Kommentar enthält eine verständliche Einführung in dieses faszinierende Werk. Er enthält auch mehrere in der faksimilierten Vorlage fehlende Seiten, die von den unkolorierten Originalen der Bibliotheken von München und Göttingen stammen. Faksimile im Originalformat 22,5 x 30,5 cm. 550 Seiten, über 190 Holzschnitte. Handgebunden in Leder. Mit separatem Kommentar im Schmuckschuber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Rationale divinorum officiorum.

      (Speyer, Peter Drach, nicht nach 1476). - Folio, circa 28,5 x 21,5 cm. 3 Blatt ohne das erste weisse, 356 num. Bll. - 2 Blätter in zeitgenössischer Handschrift Pergament d. 18. Jh. GW 9109; H 6467; BMC II,489; BSB-Ink D-329; IG 931; ISTC id00412000 Unfirmierter Druck von Peter Drach d.A . in Speyer nicht nach 1476 (Besitzvermerke). - Sehr seltene und frühe Ausgabe des "Rationale" von Durandus (1230-1296), der ein bedeutender Kanonis

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         Constitutiones .

      Basle, Michael Wenssler, 2 Mai 1476. Commentary by Johannes Andreae. - Folio. (40 x 28,5 cm). [a] - [e]10, [f] - [h]8 (= 74 lvs.). Antiqua. Text in two columns surrounded mostly on three sides by the commentary. Fol. a 1 r commentary: 66 lines. Principal text on fol. a 1 r with large 10-lines initial "I" (painted blue and mauve with pen-work), commentary on the same page with a large lateral initial "I", pained in red and blue alternating. Throughout with initials and rubrication in blue and red. The main text contains head-lines, colophon and printer's device printed in red. Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards (some soiling, worm-holes, in places heavily rubbed, spine restored (original material remaining), front boards with leather defect), 1 clasps (of 2), 8 corner- and 2 central-pieces (all in brass, 1 corner- piece a little bit defective). Most of the bibliographies differentiate between two separate editions: 1. GW 7087. 2. A reprint using the same colophon (GW 7088). They vary at fol. [h]2 - [h]4; in the second edition many abbreviations used in the original have been written in full, causing the colophon with the printer's mark to be moved to the reverse of [h]4 (see CIBN, Notes to C-497; v. d. Haeghen [Wenssler 20] includes one other differentiating characteristic). The printer's mark itself is different in each printing (see Painter [GJ 1959, pps. 212 & 213] and Bernoulli / Heitz, Wenssler I and Ia [imprecise]). Our copy conforms completely with that under GW 7087. In our copy the main text and commentary ends with the colophon fol. [h] 4 recto, verso continues with the register, and the last 4 leaves consist of the Extravagantes, or Decretals, which were collected together by popes succeeding Clement V, but which up to the 15th century received no definitive editing. The binding decoration is divided up using horizontal and vertical ruling lines to form - for the most part - rectangular fields; these are filled with individual stamps. Further ruled lines are used to divide the central area into diamonds and triangles, and here too the fields contain individual stampings; the intersection points of the diamonds present small rosette stamps. The binding originates from the Basle bookbinder Pancratius Hochberg (EBDB: w000061 / Kyriss 57). The most prominent tool used is the scroll (curvated, outlined) with his name ("pancracius" / EBDB s003915 / S-S I, Schrift 430 / Kyriss 57, no. 5). Furthermore, the following stamps are used: four-leafed blossom (EBDB s003916 / Kyriss no. 1), heart-leaf palmette (EBDB s003923 / Kyriss no. 2), rosette with six-leaved wreath (EBDB s003921 /Kyriss Nr. 3), rosette with three-leaved wreath (EBDB s003917), stork-like bird (EBDB s003927, Kyriss no. 8, S-S I, Stork 14), bird with outstretched wings (EBDB s003934, Kyriss no. 6, S-S I, Adler 67), steinbock or ibex head (EBDB s003926 / Kyriss no. 9, S-S I, Wappen 84). "This master . can be verified as a bookbinder in Basel from 1471 to 1517. Provenance: 1. Front endpapers bear engraved Exlibris of the library of Oberherrlingen (near Ulm, southern Germany); dated (1839) and with owner's initials added (E[ugen] M[aucler]. The incunabula collection was largely sold at the beginning of the 20th century, later printed editions in 1967 at auction in Basel (see Erasmushaus, Auction catalog 43). A number of incunabula are to be found today in American libraries (see Needham, Index Possessorum Incunabularum, a few others can be found in European libraries (INKA: 1 copy in Ulm, KvK: 4 copies / and in Basel). 2. Front EP with small sticker of the Argentinian antiquarian bookseller "L'Amateur" (Buenos Aires). 3. This example was last on the German-speaking market in 1976 (Dörling, Auction 88, No. 53). Later endpapers. Front endpaper with two library numbers and manuscript bibliographic reference to Panzer. Most leaves recto at the upper edges containing old manuscript theme references (mostly simply a repetition of the capital titles printed in red). Slightly browned throughout, well margined (some leaves wit [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         INKUNABEL: Historia Lombardica - Legenda aurea. [Von Jacobus de Voragine, herausgegeben, verlegt und gedruckt von Johannes Sensenschmidt und Andreas Frisner].

      Nürnberg: Johann Sensenschmidt und Andreas Frisner 1476.. 2, 276 nicht foliierte Blätter. Zweispaltiger Druck, 51 / 52 zeilig. Rubriziertes Exemplar. Mit einigen farbigen Lombarden und einer (nicht ausgeführten) größeren Initiale. 2° (41 x 28 cm). Lederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln auf 4 Bünden mit Blindprägung (Streicheisenlinien und -rahmen, darin rautenförmige Stempel mit Rosetten, Palmetten und Agnus-Dei-Motiven) auf den Deckeln sowie eisernen Schließen (Schließriegel fehlend) und Eckbeschlägen.. Bedeutender Nürnberger Frühdruck, von großer Seltenheit und in gutem Zustand. - Die von Jacobus de Voragine zusammengetragene und - nach dem Verlauf des Kirchenjahres geordnete - Sammlung der Heiligenlegenden gehört zu den bekanntesten und am weitesten verbreiteten Handschriften des Mittelalters. Die in leicht zugänglichem Latein geschriebene Legenda Aurea wurde erstmals um 1470 gedruckt. Für das vorliegende Exemplar von 1476 zeichnen die Drucker Johann Sensenschmidt und Andreas Friesner verantwortlich, festgehalten durch ihr jeweiliges rotes Signet unter dem Kolophon. - Sensenschmidt war der erste Nürnberger Drucker (Geldner I, 161. - LGB² VII, 59). - Brunet V, 1366. - BSB Ink I-67. - GW M11258. - ISTC ij00085000. - Copinger 6411. - Polain 2185. - Günther 2141. - Der Textkorpus weist insgesamt 278 Blätter mit 2 Spalten zu je 51-52 Zeilen in gotischer, italienisierender Type mit geringer Laufweite auf. Der Satzspiegel misst 29 x 19 cm, der unbeschnittene, bemerkenswert breite Rand 5,9 cm. Das Werk ist durchgehend sparsam rubriziert, es finden sich zahlreiche Lombarden in roter, blauer und zuweilen silberner Tinte und einfacher Ausführung. Die 10zeilige Eingangslombarde bei unserem Exemplar (anders als in dem der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek) nicht ausgeführt. - Einband berieben, etwas verfärbt und mit daumengroßer Fehlstelle an der oberen Kante des Hinterdeckels (Holzverlust). Vorderes Außengelenk mit Bezug-Fehlstelle an 2 Bünden. Schnitt etwas angestaubt und fleckig. - Die starken Blätter insgesamt sehr sauber und erfreulich wohlerhalten; das letzte Blatt und der hintere Innendeckel jedoch stärker fleckig und etwas angeschmutzt (keine Beeinträchtigung des Textes). Zu Beginn wenig gebräunter Wasserrand im oberen Blattrand, der sich schwächer bis zur Mitte des Werks fortsetzt. Die beiden Registerblätter mit dem vorderen Vorsatz neu angesetzt Ca. 20 Blätter mit kleiner zentraler Druckstelle und daraus folgendem kleinem Einriß (keine Textverlust). Einige wenige Glossen und kurze Numerierungen am äußersten Blattrand, möglicherweise Notizen des Druckers oder Binders. - Auf dem ersten Blatt und im Colophon zeitgenössischer handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag des Bernburger Altaristen (Vikars) Nikolas Tichmann, dessen Besitzeinträge in mehreren Büchern der Zeit nachgewiesen sind. - Insgesamt attraktives, gutes Exemplar der seltenen Inkunabel, in einem soliden zeitgenössischen bzw. minimal späteren Einband, breitrandig und nur schonend ebarbiert.

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         The Canterbury Tales

      [Westminster: William Caxton, 1476-1477]. Single leaf, 235 x 188 mm, printed on both sides, with a single rubricated initial. Trimmed close to the text as usual. In a red cloth folder lettered in gilt. From the collection of Norman Strouse, purchased from John Howell-Books in the 1960s for $500 and sold to Bernard M. Rosenthal in 1979. This leaf is from ?'The ClerkÕs Tale?", the last 22 lines of part 1 and the opening 34 lines of part 2. In very good condition. Of utmost importance in the history of printing in England, this single leaf is from the first substantial book printed in England and exists in a handful of more or less complete copies; most of the holdings in the USA are single leaves. The ISTC record ic00431000 notes all extant copies, including this one. ?'Caxton was both the first to print a book in English, and the first English printer. He realised the commercial potential of the new technology while working as a merchant in the Low Countries and Germany, birthplace of printing in Europe. Around 1475, Caxton set up his own printing press in London. Among his earliest books are two magnificent editions of the 14th-century classic, ChaucerÕs ?"Canterbury TalesÕ: the first published in 1476 and the second, illustrated with woodblock prints, in 1483.?" British Library).

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         Speculum Beatae Mariae Virginis

      Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 1476. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Rebound in full calf. Dampstain and tear to the corner of leaf 10, a few small scattered stains, small tab in the margin of first text page, small worm trails in the upper margin in the gutter on initial pages, small paper repair in the gutter on the final text leaf; generally quite clean. With one eight line initial and a number of three and four line initials. 50 leaves with front and rear blanks. Sorg brought the type for this work with him from the abbey press of SS Ulrich and Afra, it was reprinted in 1477. ISTC ib00959000. The first printed edition of a work long believed to be authored by Saint Bonaventure, but now agreed to be the work of Holzinger (d. 1279), his contemporary. The Speculum is an extended meditation on the angelic devotion - the Angelus - in eighteen parts. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044678.

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         KENNICOTT BIBLE. Facsimile Edition of Original Manuscript of 1476 AD.

      London, Facsimile Editions, printed in Italy, 1985.LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES, THIS IS COPY 283, 1985. An Introduction by Bezalel Narkiss and Aliza Cohen - Mushlin. Reprinted from the copy held in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. 2 volumes, folio, approximately 320 x 250 mm, 10 x 12½ inches, a volume of Commentary, 97 pages with colour and black and white illustrations, bound in publisher's full crushed tan morocco with blind decoration between raised bands to spine, limitation leaf loosely inserted, fore - edges untrimmed, and the Manuscript in a tan morocco box - binding, elaborately tooled in blind, 922 pages, illuminated illustrations heightened with gold and silver, full page, marginal and in the text, all edges gilt. LACKS THE CLOTH BOX. The Commentary has slight fading to spine and a few shallow scratches to the lower cover and the box book has 1 small dark scratch to upper cover, otherwise a very good set (with just slight signs of use), of this superb production. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Speculum Beatae Mariae Virginis

      Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 1476. Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 1476. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Rebound in full calf. Dampstain and tear to the corner of leaf 10, a few small scattered stains, small tab in the margin of first text page, small worm trails in the upper margin in the gutter on initial pages, small paper repair in the gutter on the final text leaf; generally quite clean. With one eight line initial and a number of three and four line initials. 50 leaves with front and rear blanks. Sorg brought the type for this work with him from the abbey press of SS Ulrich and Afra, it was reprinted in 1477. ISTC ib00959000.& & The first printed edition of a work long believed to be authored by Saint Bonaventure, but now agreed to be the work of Holzinger (d. 1279), his contemporary. The Speculum is an extended meditation on the angelic devotion - the Angelus - in eighteen parts. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044678.

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         Aesopus - Vita et Fabulae Der Ulmer Aesop, deutsch von Henrich Steinhöwel

      Edition Libri Illustri,. Ulm , 1476, mit deutschem Kommentar von Dr. Peter Amelung 550 Seiten (275 Folios) mit 191 kolorierten Holzschnitten, Sprache Latein + kongeniale dt. Übersetzung von Steinhöwel in verständlich lesbarer Schreibweise Format 30,5 x 22,5 cm, Ledereinband. Alter Preis 2.800.-EUR BL

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         Constitutiones...

      Basel, Michael Wenssler, 2. Mai 1476. Kommentar von Johannes Andreae.. Folio. (40x28,5 cm). [a] - [e] 10 [f] - [h]8 (= 74 Bll.). Antiqua. Zweispaltiger Text, von ebenfalls zweispaltigem, überwiegend dreiseitigem Kommentar umgeben. Bl. a 1r Kommentar: 66 Z. Haupttext Bl. 1 r mit großer, 10-zeiliger Initiale "I" (blau und mauve mit Federwerk), Kommentar Bl. 1 r mit großer blau/roter Randinitiale "I"; durchgehend mit Initialen und Rubrizierung in Blau und Rot. Im Haupttext sind Kapitelüberschriften, Kolophon und Druckermarke in Rotdruck gehalten. Blindgepr. Leder d. Zt. über starken Holzdeckeln (etwas fleckig, zahlreiche Wurmlöcher, stärker beschabt, Rücken unter Verwendung des alten Materials erneuert, Vorderdeckel mit größerer. RD mit kleineren Fehlstellen) mit einer Messingschließe (von zweien) und 8 Eck- sowie 2 Mittelstücken (1 Eckstück etwas beschädigt). In den meisten Bibliographien werden zwei verschiedene Ausgaben unterschieden: GW 7087 und ein Nachdruck mit dem gleichen Kolophon (GW 7088). Sie unterscheiden sich v.a. auf fol. [h]2 - [h]4; hier sind in der zweiten Ausgabe zahlreiche Abkürzungen aufgelöst worden, und dadurch musste der Kolophon mit der Druckermarke auf die verso-Seite von [h]4 rücken (vgl. CIBN, Anmerkung zu C-497; v.d. Haegen [Wenssler 20] führt noch ein weiteres Unterscheidungsmerkmal an). Die Druckermark selbst differiert ebenfalls in beiden Drucken (s. Painter [GJ 1959, S. 212 bzw. 213] und Bernoulli / Heitz, Wenssler I bzw. Ia [ungenau]). Unser Exemplar entspricht in allen Teilen dem ursprünglichen Druck GW 7087. Wie in allen Inkunabel-Ausgaben der Clementinae ist der Text durch den Kommentar von Johannes Andreae ergänzt. In unserem Exemplar enden Haupttext und Kommentar mit dem Kolophon fol. [h]4 recto, verso folgt das Register, und die letzten 4 Bll. enthalten Extravagantes, also Decretalen, die nach der Sammlung Clemens V. von auf ihn folgenden Päpsten zusammengestellt wurden, aber bis ins 15. Jahrhundert hinein keine endgültige Redaktion erfahren hatten. Der Einband ist durch senkrechte und waagerechte Streicheisenlinien in - überwiegend - rechteckige Felder eingeteilt; diese sind mit Einzelstempeln besetzt. Streicheisenlinien gliedern das große Mittelfeld rautenförmig, und auch die hier entstehenden Felder tragen Einzelstempel; die Schnittpunkte der Rauten zeigen kleine Rosettenstempel. Die Stellen, an denen die Bünde hinter die Deckel gezogen sind, wurden ebenfalls mit einem Stempel verziert (Kyriss Nr. 2). Der Einband stammt von dem Basler Buchbinder Pancratius Hochberg (EBDB: w000061 / Kyriss 57). Das markanteste Werkzeug ist das Schriftband (geschwungen, umrandet) mit seinem Namen ("pancracius" / EBDB s003915 / S-S I, Schrift 430 / Kyriss 57, Nr. 5). Weiter finden sich folgende Stempel: Blüte Vierblatt (EBDB s003916 / Kyriss Nr. 1), Herzblattpalmette (EBDB s003923 / Kyriss Nr. 2), Rosette mit sechsblättrigem Blattkranz (EBDB s003921 /Kyriss Nr. 3), Rosette mit drei Blattkränzen (EBDB s003917), Stelzvolgel (EBDB s003927, Kyriss Nr. 8, S-S I, Storch 14), Vogel mit gespreizten Flügeln (EBDB s003934, Kyriss Nr. 6, S-S I, Adler 67), Steinbockhaupt (EBDB s003926 / Kyriss Nr. 9, S-S I, Wappen 84). Zur Biografie des Binders lassen sich ein paar Aspekte zusammentragen. "Dieser Meister ... ist als Buchbinder in Basel von 1471 bis 1517 nachweisbar." (S-S II, S. 30). Er stammt aus Sulz am Neckar und lebte spätestens seit 1470 in Basel, denn in diesem Jahr findet er sich in der Matrikel der Basler Universität (Stehlin, Regesten zur Geschichte des Buchdrucks in Basel in: Archiv für Geschichte des deutschen Buchhandels XII [1889], S. 6 ff., Nr. 1231); ihm wurde nur eine ermäßigte Gebühr abverlangt "quia pauper", wegen seiner Armut also. Nimmt man den oben zitierten Tätigkeitszeitraum hinzu (Kyriss nennt eine ehemals Donaueschinger Handschrift von 1471 als frühesten Beleg), dann scheint Pancratius Hochberg schon als Student als Binder aktiv gewesen zu sein. Dass dies keine Seltenheit war, beschreibt Helwig (Festschrift E. Kyriss S. 227 ff.). "Die Studentenbuchbinder' ...waren Werkstudenten - eine vorübergehende Erscheinung, die wohl allen Universitätsstädten eigentümlich gewesen ist. Die immatrikulierten Buchbinder waren nicht immer Studenten, besonders in Erfurt nicht: hier wurden auch die Wirtschafts- und Hilfspersonen der Studenten und Studentenheime in die Matrikel eingetragen...In (der) Welt der Kollegien und Bursen müssen wir uns die Studentenbuchbinder' mit ihrer kleinen maschinenlosen Werkstatt denken" (Helwig S. 255). Da Pancratius Hochberg mit keinem akademischen Examen in der Basler Matrikel mehr zu finden ist, muss offen bleiben, ob er als Student oder als Hilfskraft tätig war. Die ermäßigte Immatrikulationsgebühr würde einen sinnvollen Hintergrund dafür bilden, in ihm einen der von Helwig so genannten "Werkstudenten" zu sehen. In Bibliotheken liegen heute eine Reihe von Pancratius-Einbänden (Kyriss bringt 15 Beispiele, der online-Katalog der Basler UB 11, der INKA - zusätzlich zu Kyriss - 3Exemplare). Dies und der relativ lange Tätigkeitszeitraum deuten darauf hin, dass es Pancratius Hochberg gelungen ist, sich fest zu etablieren. Dass dies aber - trotz des Aufschwungs der mit dem Buchdruck verbundenen Handwerksberufe - nicht so einfach war, zeigen die zahlreichen Eintragungen in den Büchern des Basler Gerichtsarchivs, in denen es um Schulden des Pancratius geht (Stehlin, Archiv ... XI [1888], S. 5 ff, Nr. 204, 447, 769, 812, 935 u.a.m.). 1491 tritt er - wie einige seiner Kollegen und wie auch zahlreiche Buchdrucker, z.B. Wenssler - der Safranzunft bei (Stehlin Nr. 1372), bezahlt aber zunächst nur ca. ein Viertel der normalen Aufnahmegebühr und benötigt für den gestundeten Rest einen Bürgen (s.a. Koelner [Safranzunft] S. 328 f.). Auch die Basler Steuerlisten vermitteln ein ähnliches Bild: Für sich oder seine Frau ist er mehrfach in verschiedenen Steuerlisten vertreten, zumeist allerdings ohne Vermögensangabe oder Nennung eines gezahlten Betrags (Stehlin Nr. 1510, 1511, 1578, 1581, 1583). So ergibt sich das Bild eines fest situierten, aber wohl nicht sonderlich vermögend gewordenen Handwerkers. Provenienzen: Vorderer Spiegel mit gestochenem Exlibris der Bibliothek Oberherrlingen (bei Ulm); datiert (1839) und mit Besitzerinitialen versehen (E[ugen] M[aucler]). Paul Friedrich Theodor Eugen von Maucler (* 1783 in der Grafschaft Mömpelgard, +1859 in Ludwigsburg) machte im Königreich Württemberg Karriere (Stationen waren z.B. Esslingen und Ludwigsburg), u. a. als Ständevertreter, Hofkammerpräsident und Oberhofintendant. 1848 ließ er sich in den Ruhestand versetzen, blieb aber auf Lebenszeit Abgeordneter in der Ständekammer des Württembergischen Landtags. 1839 kaufte er das Schloss Oberherrlingen bei Ulm und trug hier eine bedeutende Bibliothek zusammen. Die Inkunabelbestände wurden überwiegend anfangs des 20. Jahrhunderts verkauft, spätere Drucke 1967 bei einer Auktion in Basel (s. Erasmushaus, Auktionskatalog 43). Verschiedene Inkunabeln liegen heute in amerikanischen Bibliotheken (s. Needham, Index Possessorum Incunabularum, einige andere befinden sich in europäischen Bibliotheken (INKA: 1 Ex. in Ulm, KvK: 4 Exx. / u.a. in Basel). Im Hauptstaatsarchiv in Stuttgart wird ein handschriftlicher Katalog der Bibliothek Oberherrlingen aufbewahrt ("Katalog der Bibliothek von Oberherrlingen neu angelegt im Sommer 1874 C. Fr. Hollander" / Q3/22Bü43). Die "Incunabeln" sind im Inhaltsverzeichnis als Gruppe 22 aufgeführt, der Katalog selbst endet aber leider mit der Gruppe 19, so dass ihm keine weiteren Informationen zu unserer Inkunabel zu entnehmen sind. Vorderer Spiegel mit kleinem Firmenschild des argentinischen Antiquariats "L'Amateur" (Buenos Aires). 1976 war unser Exemplar letztmalig auf dem deutschsprachigen Markt (Dörling, Auktion 88, Nr. 53). Etwas spätere Spiegel und Vorsätze. Vorderer Spiegel mit zwei Bibliotheksnummern und einem handschr. bibliografischen Hinweis auf Panzer. Die meisten Bll. recto am oberen Rand mit alter handschr. Themenangabe (im Wesentlichen eine Wiederaufnahme der rot gedruckten Kapitelüberschriften). Durchgehend leicht gebräunt, nur schwach fleckig; sehr breitrandig (bei verschiedenen Blättern sichtbare Temoins). H *5419; BMC III, 722; GW 7087; ISTC ic00718000; Goff C 718 ; CIBN C-496; BSB-Ink C-436; Borm 780 (Mischexemplar); v.d. Haegen Wenssler 20a..

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         AESOPUSVITA ET FABULAE (ESOPO, VITA E FAVOLE) Fine Facsimile Edition of Woodcut Incunabulum

      Il Bulino. New. Hardcover. German edition in facsimile of woodcut incunabulum known as the Aesop of Ulm, printed by Johannes Zainer in 1476, from the collection "Otto Schäfer" of Schweinfurt. The original incunabulum, entirely hand colored, is an absolute rarity of bibliophiles (in addition to this, we know only the example of Vienna). 550 pages, 191 color woodcut illustrations, size 22.5 × 30.5 cm, color printing, leather binding, 84 pages German commentary by Peter Amelung, director of Württembergische Landesbibliothek of Stuttgart. The print run of 800 copies in Arabic numerals and 80 in Roman numerals. Code and commentary are kept in a box. .

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         SUPPLEMENTUM SUMMAE PISANELLAE ET CANONES POENITENTIALES FRATRIS ASTENSIS ET CONSILIA ALEXANDRI DE NEVO CONTRA JUDAEOS FOENERANTES

      Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, and Nicolaus de Frankfordia, 1476. Hardcover. The Syston Park Copy, with aLovely, Large Illuminated Opening Initial. 219 x 171 mm (8 5/8 x 6 3/4"). 355 unnumbered (of 356) leaves (without initial blank). Double column, 47 lines in gothic type. Pleasing 19th century purple straight-grain morocco, covers with gilt floral frame flanked by triple fillets, central panel with decorative rules in gilt and blind and with blindstamped fleurons pointing inward from the corners, wide raised (false) bands densely tooled in gilt with drawerhandle tools and stippling, spine panels with large and complex gilt fleuron, with titling, or with (erroneous) date "1441," intricate gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. Paragraph marks in red or blue, subsections of entries beginning with printed letters painted over in red, each entry with red or blue hand-painted three-line initial, 27 four- to six-line decorative initials in red and blue penwork, and A LARGE, HANDSOME OPENING ILLUMINATED INITIAL (measuring about 55 mm. square) in pink, green, and blue on a burnished gold ground, with eight gold bezants surrounding it in the margins. Front pastedown with engraved armorial bookplate of the Syston Park library and monogrammed book label of Sir John Thorold; front free endpaper, flyleaf, and margin of final printed leaf with small embossed stamp of Wigan Free Public Library. Goff N-67; BMC V, 193. Head and fore edge of front board a bit faded, leather with a hint of rubbing and a couple of small abrasions, but the attractive binding solid, lustrous, and generally quite well preserved. Final page mounted with small losses (to perhaps 10 letters in all) or displacement in two places, neat repair to a very thin strip at head edge of first leaf (well away from letterpress and perhaps done before binding), one conjoint leaf with overall light browning, occasional minor foxing or light spots, additional trivial defects, but in all other important ways quite an excellent copy internally, clean and fresh and with a beautifully preserved illuminated initial. Handsomely decorated, decoratively bound, and with distinguished provenance, this is an incunabular handbook, conveniently arranged in alphabetical order, for confessors, giving guidance for how best to deal with penitents. Written by the Italian Franciscan Ausmo (d. 1454) and first printed in 1473, it takes its name from the fact that it was composed as a supplement to a similar work by Bartholomaeus [Abizzi] of Pisa (see Goff B-168 for this author). The present edition of "Supplementum" seems to contain the first appearance of a third part, entitled "Consilia Alexandri" (or "Counsels" of Alexander of Nevo against the Jews lending money at interest), which continued to be included in subsequent versions of this publication issued in the 15th century. Early Venetian printers with German roots, Franciscus Renner and Nicolaus de Frankfordia were partners from 1473-77; at other times, they each worked alone, and Renner had another separate partnership (with Petrus de Bartua) for two years. When working on his own in 1471-72, Renner had used only roman types, but the books he printed with Nicolaus de Frankfordia are all in a gothic type, which he modified to his own design. Haebler says the resulting font was "not entirely independent of German models, yet its general character is absolutely un-German and we must in fact recognise in it an archetype. As it is derived from no immediate models, so it also was never exactly imitated." To the modern eye, accustomed to roman fonts, Renner's gothic face is not as jagged and condensed as German gothic letters, making it easier to read. A collection built upon a tradition of unerring taste and discrimination, the Syston Park library in Lincolnshire, established by Sir John Thorold, 9th baronet of Marsdon (1734-1815), and expanded by his son Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831) 40 years later, "was so large and so excellent" as to be ranked by Quaritch with the great libraries of Sunderland, Beckford, and Spencer. The elder Thorold employed Roger Payne to bind many of his books, and volumes from the collection are notable for their consistently fine condition.

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         BIBLE IN LATIN. TEXT FROM THE BOOK OF MICAH

      Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1476. Hardcover. With Three Finely Illuminated Initials. 302 x 196 mm (11 7/8 x 7 3/4"). Double column, 52 lines of text and headline in an attractive gothic type. Three two-line and two three-line hand-painted initials in either red or blue, and THREE HANDSOME INITIALS (measuring approximately 25 mm. square) in blue with white tracery and with infill of curling flowered stems in red and brown, all ON A GROUND OF BURNISHED GOLD. Goff B-547; BMC V, 176. The lesser side with the illuminated initial slightly smudged, otherwise A VERY FINE SPECIMEN, clean, fresh, and bright with paint and gold entirely intact. This is a very pleasantly illuminated leaf from renowned Venetian printer Nicolaus Jenson. In addition to printing some of the most attractive books of the period, Jenson also had close working relationships with some of the leading illuminators, who would enhance special copies of his works with glittering embellishments that would appeal to a discriminating--and wealthy--clientele. A complete illuminated Jenson Bible (on vellum) sold at the Wardington sale in 2006 for £66,000 (over $120,000). The text here is the prologue to and the beginning of the book of Micah.

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         KENNICOTT BIBLE (Fine Illuminated Facsimile Edition of Original Manuscript from 1476 AD)

      Facsimile Editions. New. Hardcover.

MS. Kennicott 1. The most exquisite of all Hebrew bibles, written and illuminated in mediaeval Spain in 1476, just 16 years before the Expulsion. A strictly limited edition of 550 copies. 922 pages, 238 illuminated pages with gold and silver. 24 canonical book headings. 49 parasha headings structured with gold in different motifs featuring zoomorphic figures in many colours. 27 lavishly-illuminated arcaded pages framing the text of the Sefer Mikhlol. 9 fully illuminated carpet pages. 150 psalm headings, numbered and illuminated with gold and silver.

Page size 320 x 262 x 100mm (12½" x 10?" x 4"). Specially and exclusively milled for this facsimile. Neutral pH, 160gsm, vegetable parchment paper. Opacity, feel and thickness almost identical to the original manuscript. Laser scanning and skilled hand correction. Perfect colour matching by constant comparison to the original in Oxford. Up to four sets of proofs made for each page. .

Offset lithography in eleven colours. Publishers personally supervised the production of every sheet. Gold and silver metal foils applied by hand to each illumination taking seven craftsmen over four months to complete. .

Fine Italian morocco goatskin box-binding over specially prepared boards. Interlacing geometric designs on all six sides embossed with handmade dies. Facsimile edges gilt with 23 carat gold leaf. Facsimile and Commentary volume enclosed in velvet lined, portfolio box. Beautifully decorated gift certificate with a personal inscription can be provided at no additional charge. .

Strictly limited to 550 copies. 500 numbered 1-500. 50 ad personam copies numbered I - L. Each volume discreetly numbered by hand inside the leather binding using minute steel dies. Each volume accompanied by a numbered certificate carrying the stamp of the Bodleian Library. Printing plates were destroyed (in accordance with halachic requirements). .

Price includes robust protective packaging, worldwide courier delivery and insurance. Courier service, usually by UPS. International overnight service usually available at no extra charge. If you would like to have your copy dedicated, please supply us with the inscription separately upon placing your order. .

Our Promise to You: ALL OUR DUST JACKETS COME WITH CLEAR BRODART PROTECTIVE COVERS. (Please read listing to determine if this book comes with a dust jacket.) Your order will be CAREFULLY PACKAGED IN A BOX for safe transition. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction!; 12.5"x 10.3"x4"; 922 pages .


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        Historia Naturale

      Translated from Latin into Italian by Cristoforo Landino. [413] leaves, lacking the first & last blanks. 50 lines, spaces for initials with guide letters. Handsome Roman & Greek types. Illuminated by a contemporary Italian artist (see below). Two vols. Large folio (415 x 275 mm.), 19th-century French dark blue straight-grained morocco, gold-tooled to a sober neo-classical design, sides panelled with triple gold fillets enclosing diaper and palmette rolls in blind, an inner panel of a single gold fillet framing gilt cornerpiece tools in gold and a different blind palmette roll, spines divided into six blind- & gold-tooled compartments, the second and sixth compartments lettered in gold, board edges gilt, turn-ins decorated with blind roll & gilt fillets, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, paper outer flyleaves, vellum inner flyleaves, by René Simier, with his gilt stamp "Simier R[elieur]. du Roi" in lower compartment of spine of Vol. I (a few nicks and scratches to covers, trifling wear at corners and extremities of spines). Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1476. First edition in any modern language of the greatest general scientific and encyclopedic work of antiquity, a storehouse of physical, geographical, and historical knowledge which profoundly affected the Western world's thought for more than 1500 years. It deals with mathematics, physics, geography, astronomy, medicine, physiology, zoology, botany, geology, mineralogy, anthropology, philosophy, history, agriculture, the arts and letters, etc. This is a fine and tall set, finely illuminated (see below), and magnificently bound in 19th-century dark blue straight-grained morocco by Simier, binder to the King of France. Documents in the archives in Florence record that Cristoforo Landino (1424-92), the prominent Florentine humanist, was paid for his translation in early 1476 by Filippo and Lorenzo Strozzi, members of the powerful Florentine banking family. This edition of Pliny has always been famous for its beauty. Illumination: This copy has been illuminated by a contemporary Italian artist, very probably Venetian. The opening text-page is decorated with a three-quarter border of swirling foliage and blossoms with gold bezants and penwork flourishes with an 11-line historiated initial showing the white-bearded author holding a book and an astrolabe. At the bottom there is a wreath-enclosed coat-of-arms of a member of the Zancaruolo family (extenders of lower border slightly shaved, half of the escutcheon oxidized). The same artist has also provided a 13-line preface initial, 6-line prohemio initial, and 35 10- or 11-line book initials (the initial to book 33 omitted), all antiqua initials in gold leaf on pink, green and blue grounds with delicate white or yellow filigree infill (small rubbed area to first initial). There are 2-line antiqua chapter initials in alternating red and blue throughout the two volumes. Provenance: Zancaruolo family of Venice (illuminated arms); Edward Herbert, Second Earl of Powis (1785-1848) (signature noting year of purchase 1841 on versos of front free endpapers of both volumes). A fine set. There is a neatly repaired tear to first leaf of text crossing the illuminated border. Final leaf with a small repair affecting a few words on verso. Occasional and mostly marginal foxing. A number of the blue initials faded from cleaning when rebound by Simier and another twenty or so leaves with faint traces of the initials. ❧ Dibner, Heralds of Science, 75-(1st ed. of 1469). Goff P-801. Horblit 84-(1st ed. of 1469)-"the first important printed book in science." Klebs 787.1 Printing & the Mind of Man 5-(1st ed. of 1469). Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 3866. .

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