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         Hollands arkadia of wandelingen in de omstreken van Haarlem. Haarlem: A. Loosjes Pzn, 1804[-1805]

      Gebonden in half leer, 6+605 p., ill. Lit: De Haan, Loosjes, p. 245; Landwehr, Col. plates, nrs. 352 en 353; Buisman 1477/1478; , 523, Grijzenhout, ‘Wandelingen door Hollands Arkadia', De Achttiende Eeuw 36 (2004) 132-142. Kleine beschadiging op de rug middenin. Eerste druk van dit beroemde werk van Loosjes, verschenen in 1804 en 1805, in drie stukken. De tekst bestaat uit een wandeling van een gefantaseerd gezelschap door de omstreken van Haarlem: Heemstede, Aerdenhout, Bentveld, Zandvoort, Overveen, Bennebroek, Hillegom, Schoten, Santpoort, Bloemendaal, Velsen, Schalkwijk, Nieuwerkerk, Penningsveer, Haarlemmerliede, Spaarnwoude, Spaarndam, Beverwijk. Het boek wordt besloten met - veelal ontbrekende - “Bijvoegsels”, waaronder een lijst van buitenplaatsen rond Haarlem met de namen van de bewoners in 1805 en lijsten van “bloemisten” en blekerijen uit dat jaar. Een belangrijk deel van de (ook financiële) waarde van het boek wordt gevormd door de grote kaart die in het boek is gevouwen: “Kaart van de omstreeken der stad Haarlem van de Beverwijk tot Hillegom”, door C. van Baarsel naar G. van der Paauw uit 1805 en door de vier prenten van F.A. Milatz van de Brouwerskolk, het slot van Heemstede, Duin en Daal en Beverwijk. Voorts heeft het boek een titelvignet met het “graf van Rousseau” en een aantal pagina’s muziekschrift gecomponeerd door J.L.P.L. Freubel. De platen en de kaart in dit exemplaar zijn - zoals meestal - handgekleurd. Over herdrukken bestaat enige vaagheid: Landwehr noemt een herdruk uit 1807. De Haan spreekt van een tweede druk uit 1814 en een herdruk zonder jaartal uit [1830]. Buisman noemt een titeluitgave zonder jaartal uit [1812?] De NCC kent alleen de druk uit 1804. R0684

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         Histoire des Ducs de Bourgogne de la Maison de Valois, 1364-1477.

      Dufèy,, Paris, - 12 vol. in-8, (21,5 x 14 cm). Reliure d'époque en demi-veau noir, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées. Début de fente à un mors du tome 11. Rousseurs. Tome 1 : Préface et Philippe-Le-Hardi. [2] ff., 420 pp. Avec 7 gravures et 6 cartes dont 4 dépliantes. / Tome 2 : Philippe-Le-Hardi. [2] ff., 430 pp. Avec 10 gravures. / Tome 3 : Jean-Sans-Peur. [2] ff., 418 pp. Avec 9 gravures. / Tome 4 : Jean-Sans-Peur. [2] ff., 434 pp. Avec 11 gravures et 2 cartes dont 1 dépliante. / Tome 5 : Philippe-Le-Bon. [2] ff., 432 pp. Avec 10 gravures et 1 carte dépliante. / Tome 6 : Philippe-Le-Bon. [2] ff., 439 pp. Avec 10 gravures. / Tome 7 : Philippe-Le-Bon. [2] ff., 415 pp. Avec 8 gravures et 2 cartes dépliantes. / Tome 8 : Philippe-Le-Bon et Charles-Le-Téméraire. [2] ff., 418 pp. Avec 7 gravures. / Tome 9 : Charles-Le-Téméraire. [2] ff., 448 pp. Avec 10 gravures. / Tome 10 : Charles-Le-Téméraire. [2] ff., 448 pp. Avec 8 gravures et 3 cartes dépliantes. / Tome 11 : Marie-de-Bourgogne. [2] ff., 446 pp. Avec 9 gravures. / Tome 12 : Marie-de-Bourgogne. [6] ff., 465 pp. et [3] pp. Avec 4 gravures et 2 cartes dépliantes. > Première édition illustrée, comprenant 102 gravures et 16 cartes dont 13 dépliantes. Les gravures sont tirées sur papier de Chine et contrecollées. Il manque une gravure au tome 7 (Chapitre de la Toison-d'Or). La carte des Environs de Paris, normalement reliée à la fin du tome 7, est ici reliée dans le tome 12. (Vicaire, I, 283-284). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Das Tierbuch Des Petrus Candidus Codex Urbinus Latinus 276. Geschrieben 1460, Illuminiert im 16. Jahrhundert. - Candidus, Petrus. Faksimile der Handschrift v. 1460, 2 Bände (Vollfaksimile u. Kommentar- bzw. Einführungsband) in Kassette.

      Faksimile: Kl.4 (27, 5 x 20 cm), 232 Bl., 469 prächtige, kolorierte Tierdarstellungen. Kommentarbd.: 213 S., einige Abb., Faks.: OLdr. floraler Goldgeprägung a. Holzdeckeln über 4 echten Bünden, Rundumgoldschnitt Kommentarbd.: OLwd. in OLwd-Kassette (37 x 26 cm)., Tadelloses Exemplar. Handnummeriertes Exemplar, hier die Nr.16 von 600 nummerierten Exemplaren für den deutschsprachigen Raum (Gesamt 2460, davon 60 röm. num.). Der Text des Einführungsbandes ist von Cynthia M. Pyle. - Wundervolle und prächtig ausgestattete Faksimile eines der wertvollsten zoologischen Manuskripte aus der Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. - Pier Candido Decembrio (Petrus Candidus) (1399?-1477) Ubersetzter und Sekretär und Diplomat von Filippo Maria Visconti (1392-1447), des Herzogs von Milano. Er wurde als der "Präsident" der kurzlebigen Ambrosian Republik in Mailand (1447-1450) bezeichnet. Nach 1450 wurde er verbannt und verbrachte einige Zeit in Neapel am Hofe von Alfons V. von Aragón und in Ferrara. Sein Grabstein führt 127 Werke auf, darunter Übersetzungen und Biographien, darunter das Leben des Filippo Maria Visconti und auch das Tierbuch Bestiarium.

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         La Città di Dio.

      Senza note tipografiche (Venezia, Antonio di Bartolomeo Miscomini, 1476-1478), 1477. in-folio, ff. 324 n.n. (la prima e l'ultima bianche), preziosa legatura del tardo '600 in vitello alle armi di Federico Baldeschi Colonna, cornice di grandi ferri floreali ai piatti, tagli dor. (restauri alle cerniere). Car. romano su due colonne, 47 linee per pag. F.2: "Tavola et capitoli del primo libro di sancto Augustino de la cita d' dio". F.323 Colophon: "Deo Gratias... Gloria et honore al padre et al figliuolo et allo spirito sancto omnipotente idio in excielsis in secula seculorum. Amen". Prima edizione in italiano ed in ogni altra lingua moderna del De Civitate Dei, universalmente stimata come una delle più alte produzioni dell'ingegno umano, la prima delle grandi Utopie. La traduzione fu attribuita a Jacopo Passavanti, mentre la stampa è assegnata ai torchi di Venezia del Miscomini, e precede, per la freschezza e nitidezza d'impressione delle singole lettere, quella del Tito Livio del 1478. Anche la filigrana della carta del presente incunabulo è quella usata a Venezia in quegli anni. Magnifico esemplare, molto marginoso, in superba legatura alle armi del cardinale Federico (1625-1691), membro della famiglia Baldeschi Colonna, che ricoprì importanti incarichi ecclesiastici in Italia e all'estero (piccoli fori di tarlo agli ultimi ff.). Splendido e importante incunabulo.. HC.2071. BMC VII, 1136. Vaticana A-531. Gamba 3. Zambrini, Opere Volgari, 5.Goff A-1248. Printing and the Mind of Man 3 (ediz. Latina 1467): “God’s government on earth... The City of God pervaded the whole Middle Ages... remained authorative until the 17th and 18th century”.

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         Das Berliner Stundenbuch der Maria von Burgund und Kaiser Maximilian Faksimile

      Das Stundenbuch wird heute im Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz aufbewahrt. Der Codex muss in der Zeit der Ehe von Maria und Maximilian zwischen 1477 und 1482 geschaffen worden sein. Damit gehört er zu den frühesten Zeugnissen eines Stils, der die Spätzeit der burgundischen Buchmalerei bis weit ins 16. Jahrhundert hinein geprägt hat. Die Faksimile-Edition ist auf 980 Exemplare limitiert. Alle 724 Seiten im Format 10,37 cm werden mit den 27 ganzseitigen Miniaturen, 16 Ornamentseiten, 11 größeren und 39 kleineren Miniaturenoriginalgetreu wiedergegeben. Der Einband besteht aus rotem Samt und ist mit einer teilvergoldeten Schließe aus Sterlingsilber versehen. Der Kommentarband wurde von mehreren Autoren u.a. Prof. Eberhard König, Dr. Bodo Brinkmann verfasst.

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         Hollands arkadia of wandelingen in de omstreken van Haarlem. Haarlem: A. Loosjes Pzn, 1804[-1805].

      "Gebonden in half leer, 6+605 p., ill. Lit: De Haan, Loosjes, p. 245; Landwehr, Col. plates, nrs. 352 en 353; Buisman 1477/1478; , 523, Grijzenhout, ‘Wandelingen door Hollands Arkadia', De Achttiende Eeuw 36 (2004) 132-142. Kleine beschadiging op de rug middenin."."Eerste druk van dit beroemde werk van Loosjes, verschenen in 1804 en 1805, in drie stukken. De tekst bestaat uit een wandeling van een gefantaseerd gezelschap door de omstreken van Haarlem: Heemstede, Aerdenhout, Bentveld, Zandvoort, Overveen, Bennebroek, Hillegom, Schoten, Santpoort, Bloemendaal, Velsen, Schalkwijk, Nieuwerkerk, Penningsveer, Haarlemmerliede, Spaarnwoude, Spaarndam, Beverwijk. Het boek wordt besloten met - veelal ontbrekende - “Bijvoegsels”, waaronder een lijst van buitenplaatsen rond Haarlem met de namen van de bewoners in 1805 en lijsten van “bloemisten” en blekerijen uit dat jaar. Een belangrijk deel van de (ook financiële) waarde van het boek wordt gevormd door de grote kaart die in het boek is gevouwen: “Kaart van de omstreeken der stad Haarlem van de Beverwijk tot Hillegom”, door C. van Baarsel naar G. van der Paauw uit 1805 en door de vier prenten van F.A. Milatz van de Brouwerskolk, het slot van Heemstede, Duin en Daal en Beverwijk. Voorts heeft het boek een titelvignet met het “graf van Rousseau” en een aantal pagina's muziekschrift gecomponeerd door J.L.P.L. Freubel. De platen en de kaart in dit exemplaar zijn - zoals meestal - handgekleurd. Over herdrukken bestaat enige vaagheid: Landwehr noemt een herdruk uit 1807. De Haan spreekt van een tweede druk uit 1814 en een herdruk zonder jaartal uit [1830]. Buisman noemt een titeluitgave zonder jaartal uit [1812?] De NCC kent alleen de druk uit 1804. R0684"

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         LI STATUTI & ORDENI DE VENESIA

      Filippo di Pietro, [Venice] 1477 - 294 x 198 mm. (11 1/2 x 7 3/4"). [87] leaves (lacking first blank), [4] leaves of manuscript notes. FIRST EDITION. 18th century calf-backed marbled paper boards, raised bands, spine panels with gilt floral sprig, black morocco label. Paragraph marks in red, numerous three-line initials painted red, one five-line initial painted red with floral decoration and gold highlights. With manuscript foliation (both Arabic and Roman numerals) and a few marginal notes in a (16th century?) hand. Front pastedown with an armorial bookplate of Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (about whom see below); front free endpaper with the bookplate of George W. Pratt, and a purple stamp bearing the initials "GWP"; four smaller, loose sheets of bibliographical notes by various modern hands laid in. Goff S-724; BMC V, 219; Walsh 1662. Spine a little scratched and cracked with a small hole at the tail, boards somewhat scuffed, corners a touch bumped, front hinge with a three inch crack at tail (but in no danger). Light marginal dampstain in the upper corner, becoming slightly darker and extending the length of the margin on the last 20 or so leaves, some uneven toning (more than half the leaves quite bright but the rest a shade or two darker), a small marginal tear on one leaf, a bit of occasional light soiling, a few marginal blemishes here in there, but still a very good copy with no major defects and excellent margins. This is the first printed book on the laws and statutes of Venice as well as one of the first to include maritime law and customs in print. Given Venice's role as a commercial powerhouse (and an early model of capitalism) in the Medieval period, this work is of obvious interest to the student of law and economics. At the time this work was printed, Venice was one of the wealthiest cities in the world as well as one of the most populous in Europe (by some estimates only second to Paris). With sea trade at the center of this wealthy and powerful Republic, the section on maritime law here necessarily occupies a good portion of the text and includes a broad range of regulations pertaining to cargo and equipment, payments and wages, disputes between sailors, abandonment by crew members, arming ships, and much more. We have not been able to decipher in full the notes in manuscript that appear after the primary text, but a pencil note on the rear pastedown dated 1851 mentions that they are "more recent decrees" made into law after the book had been published. Pollard notes that our printer, Filippo di Pietro (active 1472-82), published about 40 works in his career (after separating from his kinsman Gabriele in 1474), most of which were literary, including editions of Aristotle, Cicero, and Dante. The present work comes with an interesting provenance. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843) was the sixth son of George III and his wife Charlotte Sophia. He amassed a huge library containing "upward of fifty thousand volumes of Mss and printed books" according to the account of Thomas Joseph Pettigrew, the Duke's librarian (and surgeon!). In 1844, following the Duke's death, the library was sold off in order to cover his considerable debts (no doubt in part due to his penchant for book buying). The book later came to George W. Pratt (1830-62), an American senator, Union Army officer, and avid book collector with over 8,000 volumes in his library, according to a contemporary account. He was the son of Zadock Pratt who built the largest tannery in the world (including an entire town to operate it), in the Catskill mountain region. This copy is recorded in the ISTC as one of only five in the US (also Harvard, Yale, LC, and the Morgan). It also appears to be extremely rare on the market -- we could not find a single auction record on either RBH or ABPC. This is the first printed book on the laws and statutes of Venice as well as one of the first to include maritime law and customs in print. Given Venice's role as a commercial powerhouse (and a [Attributes: First Edition]

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         BIBLIA LATINA [With the tractate of Menardus Monachus]

      Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 30 July, 1477. Very Early Printing of the Bible and only the second Latin Bible printed by Koberger, 51 lines and headline, double column, canon marginalia in the Gospels. With manuscript headlines in red, a beautiful opening initial of 10 lines with elaborate flourishes that flow from the very top to very bottom of the page in red, blue and green, numerous 6 line initials in red and blue, some with much longer extensions or flourishes, a profusion of 3 line initials in red or blue, red paragraph marks and additional rubricating throughout primarily in red. Royal folio (375 x 265mm approx), in contemporary German blind-stamped pigskin over thick wood boards, (probably a Nuremberg binding), the boards center-paneled and decorated in blind with a central tool within multiple borders, remnants of brass catches on the fore-edge. Manuscript lettering to the spine with wide tall bands. 468 leaves, complete. An unusually fine copy, especially well preserved and very handsome indeed. An important copy with full contemporary binding intact, and in great likelihood coming directly from Koberger?s workshop. A RARE AND EXTREMELY HANDSOME COPY, ESPECIALLY WELL PRESERVED. THIS BOOK REPRESENTS ONLY THE SECOND TIME THAT KOBERGER PRINTED THE LATIN BIBLE. This printing was issued in the second year after the first printing of 1475. Anton Koberger was for a number of years the leading publisher/printer of his time. The total list of his printings for the forty years from 1473 to 1513, when he died, comprises no less than two-hundred and thirty-six separate works, including fifteen impressions of the Biblia Latina, eight of which presented material differences of notes and commentaries which entitled them to be considered as distinct editions. "In the actual number of separate works issued, Koberger was possibly equaled by one or more of his contemporaries, but in respect to literary importance and costliness, and in the beauty and excellence of the typography, the Koberger publications were not equaled by any books of the time excepting the issues of Aldus in Venice" (Putnam II, p. 150). This printing of Koberger?s Latin Bible was printed again in1478 and is largely based on the Fust and Schoeffer edition of 1462. The tractate of Menardus is included which is a summary of the books of the Bible with a guide on how to best study them. It was first printed not after 1474. A beautiful example of the magnificent productions during the first generation of printed Bibles, the state of preservation and the impressive German binding making it all the more so.

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         Super libros Decretalium. (Herausgegeben von Petrus de Moriglio). Band 6 (von 7).

      (Venedig, Nicolas Jenson), o. J. (um 1477). Gr.-Fol. Durchg. mit zahlr. eingemalten Initialen in Rot u. Blau sowie in Rot u. Blau rubriziert. 256 nn. Bll. (das erste u. letzte weiß; Got. Typ., 2 Kol., 60 Zeilen), Mod. HPgmt. Vollständiger sechster Band des „Decretalium“, welches vollständig kaum auffindbar ist. - Der italienische Theologe und Erzbischof von Palermo Nicolaus de Tudeschis oder Panormitanus (1386-1445) wurde Benediktinermönch und studierte und lehrte später Kirchenrecht in Bologna. 1425 wurde er Abt des Klosters S. Maria di Maniace in der Nähe von Messina, 1435 Erzbischof von Palermo. Tudeschi war Autor einiger Kommentare zum Kirchenrecht, aber er ist auch durch seine Rolle beim Konzil von Basel bekannt, wo er den Konziliarismus gegen die Betonung der päpstlichen Obergewalt und den Gegenpapst Felix V. verteidigte. Er starb in Palermo an der Pest. - Das erste Textbl. m. altem Titelvermerk u. späterer Nummer. Unterschiedlich gebräunt, fleckig bzw. wasserrandig. Vereinzelt zeitgen. Marginalien. Einige Bll. am Fußschnitt bzw. im unteren Bereich des seitlichen Schnittes m. tlw. stärkeren Läsuren bzw. Randein- u. -ausrissen (ausserhalb des Satzblocks). - Insgesamt aber gutes (über weite Teile annähernd fleckenfreies), sehr breitrandiges Exemplar auf starkem Papier. - GW M47867; Hain 12310; Proctor 4110; BSB-Ink T-512; BMC VI, 733; ISTC ip00046000. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Panormitanus de Tudeschis, Super libros Decretalium. (Herausgegeben von Petrus de Moriglio), Benediktiner, Inkunabel, Inkunabeln, Wiegendrucke

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         Das Tierbuch Des Petrus Candidus Codex Urbinus Latinus 276. Geschrieben 1460, Illuminiert im 16. Jahrhundert. - Candidus, Petrus. Faksimile der Handschrift v. 1460, 2 Bände (Vollfaksimile u. Kommentar- bzw. Einführungsband) in Kassette.

      Faksimile: Kl.4 (27, 5 x 20 cm), 232 Bl., 469 prächtige, kolorierte Tierdarstellungen. Kommentarbd.: 213 S., einige Abb., Faks.: OLdr. floraler Goldgeprägung a. Holzdeckeln über 4 echten Bünden, Rundumgoldschnitt Kommentarbd.: OLwd. in OLwd-Kassette (37 x 26 cm)., Tadelloses Exemplar. Handnummeriertes Exemplar, hier die Nr.16 von 600 nummerierten Exemplaren für den deutschsprachigen Raum (Gesamt 2460, davon 60 röm. num.). Der Text des Einführungsbandes ist von Cynthia M. Pyle. - Wundervolle und prächtig ausgestattete Faksimile eines der wertvollsten zoologischen Manuskripte aus der Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. - Pier Candido Decembrio (Petrus Candidus) (1399?-1477) Ubersetzter und Sekretär und Diplomat von Filippo Maria Visconti (1392-1447), des Herzogs von Milano. Er wurde als der "Präsident" der kurzlebigen Ambrosian Republik in Mailand (1447-1450) bezeichnet. Nach 1450 wurde er verbannt und verbrachte einige Zeit in Neapel am Hofe von Alfons V. von Aragón und in Ferrara. Sein Grabstein führt 127 Werke auf, darunter Übersetzungen und Biographien, darunter das Leben des Filippo Maria Visconti und auch das Tierbuch Bestiarium.

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         Petri Mocenici imperatoris gestorum libri tres.

      (Colophon:) Impressum est hoc opusculum Venetijs per Bernardum pictorem & Erhaldum ratdolt de Augusta una cum Petro loslein de Langencen correctore et socio M.CCCC.LXXVII (1477), - in-4 (mm 205x146), ff. 53 (su 54, mancando il primo bianco; a-f8, g6), legatura del XVI secolo in pelle, ai piatti ampia bordura con volute con agli angoli composizioni vegetali, ripetute al centro, il tutto impresso in oro; dorso liscio (con difetti). Testo in carattere tondo, alcune parole in greco. Primo foglio con dedica entro splendida bordura su fondo nero, con due scudi incrociati sul lato inferiore. Un confronto tra i vari esemplari sopravvissuti di quest'opera ha permesso di ipotizzare, a causa di lievi variazioni nella posizione della bordura, che il foglio venne composto mediante due passaggi di stampa (uno per il testo, l'altro per la silografia). La medesima bordura venne utilizzata l'anno seguente per la Cosmographia di Pomponio Mela. Prima edizione di questo accurato resoconto della spedizione in Levante di Pietro Mocenigo tra 1470 e 1474. L'opera, dedicata a Marcantonio Morosini, ambasciatore veneziano presso il duca di Borgogna, ha chiaramente fini apologetici verso il Mocenigo. Notevole spazio ? infatti dato ai successi della spedizione, come la presa di Smirne da parte dei veneziani e il fallito assedio turco di Scutari, mentre vengono edulcorati episodi meno brillanti, come la destituzione di Antonio Canal, colpevole di aver lasciato Negroponte ai Turchi. L'a., che accompagn? personalmente in battaglia il futuro doge veneziano, durante la narrazione parla di s? in pochissime occasioni e sempre in terza persona. Particolarmente interessanti e utili sono le frequenti descrizioni che il Cippico fa di monumenti ed epigrafi antiche, dimostrando un notevole gusto antiquario. Insostituibile testimonianza di prima mano di importanti fatti storici; venne ripresa come fonte nei successivi lavori di Sabellico e Sanuto. Coriolano Cippico (1425-1493) fu apprezzato storiografo attivo nella professione forense a Venezia. Ottimo esemplare, fresco e a pieni margini (rare postille marginali di mano coeva). Goff C378. BMC V 244. Essling 254. Sander 1912. IGI 2684. DBIt 25, p. 735-36. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La Città di Dio. Senza note tipografiche (Venezia, Antonio di Bartolomeo Miscomini, 1476-1478)

      Miscomini Bartolomeo, 1477. in-folio, ff. 324 n.n. (la prima e l'ultima bianche), preziosa legatura del tardo '600 in vitello alle armi di Federico Baldeschi Colonna, cornice di grandi ferri floreali ai piatti, tagli dor. (restauri alle cerniere). Car. romano su due colonne, 47 linee per pag. F.2: "Tavola et capitoli del primo libro di sancto Augustino de la cita d' dio". F.323 Colophon: "Deo Gratias.. Gloria et honore al padre et al figliuolo et allo spirito sancto omnipotente idio in excielsis in secula seculorum. Amen". Prima edizione in italiano ed in ogni altra lingua moderna del De Civitate Dei, universalmente stimata come una delle più alte produzioni dell'ingegno umano, la prima delle grandi Utopie. La traduzione fu attribuita a Jacopo Passavanti, mentre la stampa è assegnata ai torchi di Venezia del Miscomini, e precede, per la freschezza e nitidezza d'impressione delle singole lettere, quella del Tito Livio del 1478. Anche la filigrana della carta del presente incunabulo è quella usata a Venezia in quegli anni. Magnifico esemplare, molto marginoso, in superba legatura alle armi del cardinale Federico (1625-1691), membro della famiglia Baldeschi Colonna, che ricoprì importanti incarichi ecclesiastici in Italia e all'estero (piccoli fori di tarlo agli ultimi ff.). Splendido e importante incunabulo.

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         Summa theologica.

      "The Summa Theologica (1477), more properly called the Summa Moralis, is the work upon which [St. Antoninus's] theological fame chiefly rests . . . [it] is probably the first -- certainly the most comprehensive -- treatment from a practical point of view of Christian ethics, asceticism, and sociology in the Middle Ages" (NCE, I, 647). After his ordination in 1413 (at Cortona, where he was sent for the Dominican novitiate along with artists Fra Angelico and Fra Bartolommeo!), Antoninus (1389-1459) swiftly attained prominence in the Church; returning to his native Florence, he consecrated the Convent of San Marco in 1443 and was appointed Archbishop of that city just a few years later. A great yet humble reformer whose writings were widely published even in the incunable period, Antoninus was => hailed as a Doctor of the Church in the bull for his canonization. The Summa, completed shortly before his death, is divided into four parts: the first is concerned with the soul and its faculties, passions, sin, and law; the second (this volume) addresses different types of sin and redress; the third considers various states and professions in life, with treatises on ecclesiastical offices and censures; and the fourth contemplates the cardinal virtues, religious morals, and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Although the text draws heavily on earlier theological works by St. Thomas Aquinas, among others, it is regarded as => "a new and very considerable development in moral theology" (NCE online), and contains => a wealth of matter for the student of 15th-century history. Various Italian and German printers published individual parts of the Summa separately; however it was printed in complete folio sets at least 20 times. This is the => second part only, the first to be published, of a five-volume set from Michael Wenssler (including the Molitoris tabula, i.e., part five) dated 23 March; 4 January (this); 21 May; 19 February; and 12 April of 1485, respectively. The Latin text, rubricated throughout, is printed double-column in handsome gothic type with 56 lines to a full page and nice wide margins. There are => two very large painted initials in red and blue with long flourishes into margin at the beginning of the introduction and the first chapter, and five-line painted red initials introducing some other chapters, a few with flourishes. Scarce: WorldCat, NUC Pre-1956 and Goff locate => just three copies of this part, this edition, in the U.S. (two of those being part of full five-part sets). Wenssler was a prolific printer, but his works are not necessarily common. Elizabeth Evenden & Thomas S. Freeman, in Religion and the Book in Early Modern England, note that "Like many technologies in their early stages, printing provided entrepreneurs with the opportunity to make considerable fortunes, but at considerable risk. . . . The business fortunes of Michael Wenssler, a printer in fifteenth-century Basle, are instructive" (p. 6).

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         Aphricae Tabula secunda continent

      Artist: Ptolemy/Waldseemüller- Johann Schott Claudius ( - 1550 ) ; issued in: Strassburg; date: 1513 1477 - - technic: Woodcut; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size in cm : 28 x 46,5 - description: Map shows in trapezoid north Africa and the neighbouring countries. With the Mediterranean Sea and partly the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Rivers and mountains are roughly shown. On reverse the description with splendour-fully decorated letters.The typical Ptolomey watermark on the right side. - Vita of the artist: "Johann Schott (1477-1550). He reissued maps after Martin Waldessemueller from Johann Schott (1477-1550). Schott was well known for his atlas : Tabula Moderna Germanie. He reussued the Martin Waldseemueller maps from 1482 including 20 detailed region maps which makes the atlas of Johann Schott one oft he most important works of those days. Schott is also well known for his atlases: "Alexandri Magni"and "Margarita philosophica".Martin Waldseemüller:Waldseemüller was born some time in the 1470's in Radolfzell, Württemberg, in Germany. He began his education at the University of Freiburg in 1490. In 1507, he moved to Saint-Dié in Lorraine, France. Here, according to Hébert, Waldseemüller became a member of a small intellectual circle called Gymnasium Vosagense. He died in France in 1522.He was the author of the wall map of 1507, which named America for the first time. In that same year it is believed he completed the maps for an edition of Ptolemy's 'Geography'. It was not until 1513 though that it was published.Martin Waldseemüller, a highly accomplished scholar of geography, merged the science of mapmaking and the art of printing in this 1513 atlas, one of the most groundbreaking documents in the history of cartography.He intended this atlas as a new edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. In the group of Ptolemaic atlases this one is very important because it incorporates 20 modern maps which were not based upon the tradition of Ptolemy. Waldseemüller's use of a quadratic plane projection, was also a noteworthy advance. Johannes Schott was the printer, and the drawings were done by Martin Waldseemülller. The editors of the text were Jacobus Aeschler and Goeorge Uebel. Rene Duke of Lorraine, an art and science patron of the Renaissance period, made it possible for Waldseemüller to draw new maps in addition to copying those of Ptolemy. Waldseemueller abandoned Ptolemy's projection in favor of one based on rectilinear meridians and parallels. Although these newly drawn maps were completed in 1507, Waldseemüller's patron died in 1508, and it was not until 1512 the work could be printed. In addition to the twenty-six classical Ptolemaic maps, this atlas was accompanied by a supplement of twenty new maps that was published as a separate volume. In a forward written by Äschler and Uebel, we are told that that the map of the New World was drawn according to the newest and most reliable information, the source of which is identified as "The Admiral". Researchers today believe that "The Admiral" is Columbus and for that reason call this atlas the "Admiral Atlas". This atlas was printed using the same woodcut maps but with a few minor text corrections on the Schott press in Augsburg with uebel acting as editor. 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 (arround 100- 160 a.C.) 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.Most maps have a watermark of a triple pointed crown."

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         Maria mit dem Kinde und dem Stifter, Abt Ludwig von Churwalden, Kanton Graubünden. Radierung, Abdruck von der gravierten Votivplatte nach Meister ES.

      In der Platte mit dem Namenszug "wolfgangus aurifaber", datiert und bezeichnet "Ludwicus abbas anno domini 1477" (spiegelbildl.). Ausgezeichneter Druck mit feinen Wischspuren und mit feinem Rändchen um die Darstellung. Oben und unten mit dem Schriftrand. 30,5 x 20,5 cm. Bartsch X, S. 16, 13. Weixlgärtner, Wiener Jahrbuch XXIX, Abb. S. 347. Passavant I, S. 264. - Die Platte wurde zur Weihung des Klosters St. Maria und Michael in Churwalden 1477 hergestellt. Die ursprünglich nicht zum Druck bestimmte Platte wurde im 18. Jahrhundert an der Sakristeiwand einer Kirche in Graubünden gefunden. Der Augsburger Kunsthändlers und Verleger ließ die Vergoldung entfernen und einige Abzüge anfertigen. Die dunklen Abdrücke der Löcher oben und unten sind ein Hinweis darauf, dass die Platte ursprünglich, möglicherweise an der Tür eines Tabernakels, befestigt war. Die Platte wird heute im Berliner Kupferstichkabinett verwahrt. - Mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, die Ränder etwas unregelmäßig geschnitten, sonst sehr gut erhalten.

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         Das Tierbuch Des Petrus Candidus Codex Urbinus Latinus 276. Geschrieben 1460, Illuminiert im 16. Jahrhundert. - Candidus, Petrus. Faksimile der Handschrift v. 1460, 2 Bände (Vollfaksimile u. Kommentar- bzw. Einführungsband) in Kassette.

      Faksimile: Kl.4 (27, 5 x 20 cm), 232 Bl., 469 prächtige, kolorierte Tierdarstellungen. Kommentarbd.: 213 S., einige Abb., Faks.: OLdr. floraler Goldgeprägung a. Holzdeckeln über 4 echten Bünden, Rundumgoldschnitt Kommentarbd.: OLwd. in OLwd-Kassette (37 x 26 cm)., Tadelloses Exemplar. Handnummeriertes Exemplar, hier die Nr.16 von 600 nummerierten Exemplaren für den deutschsprachigen Raum (Gesamt 2460, davon 60 röm. num.). Der Text des Einführungsbandes ist von Cynthia M. Pyle. - Wundervolle und prächtig ausgestattete Faksimile eines der wertvollsten zoologischen Manuskripte aus der Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. - Pier Candido Decembrio (Petrus Candidus) (1399?-1477) Ubersetzter und Sekretär und Diplomat von Filippo Maria Visconti (1392-1447), des Herzogs von Milano. Er wurde als der "Präsident" der kurzlebigen Ambrosian Republik in Mailand (1447-1450) bezeichnet. Nach 1450 wurde er verbannt und verbrachte einige Zeit in Neapel am Hofe von Alfons V. von Aragón und in Ferrara. Sein Grabstein führt 127 Werke auf, darunter Übersetzungen und Biographien, darunter das Leben des Filippo Maria Visconti und auch das Tierbuch Bestiarium.

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         Annalium Boiorum libri septem. Herausgegeben von Hieronymus Ziegler. EA.

      29 Bll. (von 30), 835 S.. Mit einigen Holzschnitt-Initialen (1 zeitgenössisch koloriert ohne das Holzschnitt-Porträt). Folio. Kalbslederband d. Z. mit mehrfacher Streicheisen-Rahmung, floralen Rollstempel- und Einzelstempel-Prägungen. Etwas berieben Rücken unter Beibehaltung des alten Materials erneuert einige kl. Wurmfraßstellen an den Deckeln 2 Messing-Leder-Schließen im Stil der Zeit erneuert Besitzvermerk auf Innendeckel durch teils fehlenden hinteren Spiegel wird eine zeitgenössische Papierhandschrift als Makulatur sichtbar Präge-Exlibris auf Titelei Bll. teils gering braunfleckig bzw. angegraut erste und letzte Bll. mit Wurmfraß im Rand das ganzseitige Holzschnitt-Porträt von H. B. Lautensack fehlt. Das Werk wird eingeschätzt als Beginn der modernen Historiographie in Deutschland, in dem Turmair (1477-1534 geb. in Abensberg = Aventinium) eine umfassende Quellen-Kritik betreibt. VD16, 2318 ADB I, 700. Provenienz: Kloster Benediktbeuern bei Tölz, mit dessen Supralibro auf Vorderdeckel und einem großen, zeitgenössischen Holzschnitt-Exlibris verso Titelei.

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         Speculum beatae marie v(ir)ginis.

      Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 1477 Second edition. Folio (267 x 194 mm). 50 unnumbered leaves (forming 100 pages). Modern boards. 38 lines. Gothische Type 1:103. Rubricated throughout in red. With a large woodcut Maiblumen initial and 16 smaller initials. Early incunable from Augsburg - one of Sorg's early printed works. Famous exegetic work by Holzinger who influenced Dante's "Purgatorio". Like in both BMC copies and in the Augsburg copy first blank leaf is wanting but text complete. Very good antiquarian condition. Slight duststaining and unobtrusive damp marking to margins. Tiny wormholes at bottom, slightly larger only to first quire. Carefully restored fore edge tear to 4 lvs of first quire. A nice well-preserved thick paper copy with broad margins. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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         Kanz al-daqua'iq fi'l-furu (Treasure of Niceties in the Branches [of Jurisprudence]). No place, Wednesday 17 Rabi` I 882 AH [1477 AD].

      1477. Large 4to (176 x 262 mm). Arabic ms. on oriental paper. 325 ff., expertly written naskh script, possibly in more than one hand, black ink with rubrics, usually 6-8 lines to the page, considerable interlinear and marginal glossing. Full-leather Islamic binding with fore-edge flap; original blind tooled ornamentation (medallion). Manual on Islamic Law by Abu al-Barakat `Abdallah b. Ahmad b. Mahmud al-Nasafi (d. 710/1310), an important Hanafi legist and theologian. Born in Nasaf in Sogdian, he taught in the Madrasa al-Kutbiya al-Sultaniya in Kirman, came to Baghdad in 710 and died in Rabi` I 710 (August 1310), apparently on his return journey to Idjadj (in Khuzistan), where he was buried. The Kanz al-Daqa'iq is an important text on Hanafite law and formed the basis for a great number of commentaries, especially in the 9th/14th and 10th/15th centuries (EI² VII, p. 96; GAL II, pp. 250-53). Contains both the `Ibadat and the Mu`amalat. - Final 12 leaves (f. 313ff.) show edge damage with some loss of text. Copied by Khidr b. Shaykh `Ali (colophon in a chancery hand on f. 325v). Cf. GAL S II, p. 265.

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         «Histoire des Ducs de Bourgogne de la Maison des Valois»

      13 volumesDe 1364-1477. Édition Ladvocat, Paris 1824. In-8 (14x20,5cm) reliés en demi-veau vert anis, dos 4 nerfs ornés de fers à froid et à chaud, tranches jaspées.Bel exemplaire, dans une jolie reliure romantique de cette classique histoire des Ducs de Bourgogne illustrée par de nombreux portraits gravés par le grand peintre DEVERIA.

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         Historia Romana. De bellis civilibus.Omnia e graeco in latinum translata a Petro Candido. (Collophon:)

      Impressum est hoc opus Venetiis per Bernardum pictorem et Erhardum Ratdolt... una cum Petro Loslein, 1477. Historia Romana. De bellis civilibus.Omnia e graeco in latinum translata a Petro Candido. (Collophon:). Appianus, Alexandrinus. Impressum est hoc opus Venetiis per Bernardum pictorem et Erhardum Ratdolt... una cum Petro Loslein...1477. In - 4°, grande ,un volume in due parti, piena pelle rossa secentesca, dorso a cinque nervi con fregi e inquadratura in oro sui piani. I: (131) ff. (manca il primo bianco). II: (211) ff. (manca il primo bianco). Parte prima (Historia romana): 132 ff. n.n. (manca il primo bianco). Parte seconda (De bellis civilibus): 212 ff. n.n. (manca il primo bianco). La parte prima è posposta alla seconda. Carattere romano, tipo 564, 32 linee. Artistiche bordure incise in legno all' inizio di entrambe le parti (la seconda stampata in rosso) e grandi iniziali n.t. Edizione originale della traduzione latina, di grande rarità. L'Appianus est un des exemples les plus typiques de l'influence de la tradition de l'enluminure sur les livres imprimés, mais il est aussi la tentative la mieux réussie pour remplacer la miniature par l'ornamentation typographique". Bellissimo esemplare di questo pregevole incunabolo impreziosito dall' arabesco rosso. Hain, 1307 (II, I). Pellechet, 915. Polain, 284. B.M.C., V, 244. G.V., 2290. I.G.I., 763. Essling, 221. Sander, 482. Oates, 1739 - 40. B.M.C., V, p. 244.

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         La Città di Dio. Senza note tipografiche (Venezia, Antonio di Bartolomeo Miscomini, 1476 - 1478)

      Miscomini Bartolomeo, 1477. in - folio, ff. 324 n.n. (la prima e l'ultima bianche), preziosa legatura del tardo '600 in vitello alle armi di Federico Baldeschi Colonna, cornice di grandi ferri floreali ai piatti, tagli dor. (restauri alle cerniere). Car. romano su due colonne, 47 linee per pag. F.2: "Tavola et capitoli del primo libro di sancto Augustino de la cita d' dio". F.323 Colophon: "Deo Gratias.. Gloria et honore al padre et al figliuolo et allo spirito sancto omnipotente idio in excielsis in secula seculorum. Amen". Prima edizione in italiano ed in ogni altra lingua moderna del De Civitate Dei, universalmente stimata come una delle più alte produzioni dell'ingegno umano, la prima delle grandi Utopie. La traduzione fu attribuita a Jacopo Passavanti, mentre la stampa è assegnata ai torchi di Venezia del Miscomini, e precede, per la freschezza e nitidezza d'impressione delle singole lettere, quella del Tito Livio del 1478. Anche la filigrana della carta del presente incunabulo è quella usata a Venezia in quegli anni. Magnifico esemplare, molto marginoso, in superba legatura alle armi del cardinale Federico (1625 - 1691), membro della famiglia Baldeschi Colonna, che ricoprì importanti incarichi ecclesiastici in Italia e all'estero (piccoli fori di tarlo agli ultimi ff.). Splendido e importante incunabulo.

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         Noctes Atticae. (F.1, verso:) Auli Gelii Noctium Atticarum commentarii, liber primus. (f.198, recto, colophon:) ''Impressi Venetiis per Andream Iacobi Catharensem. M.CCCC.LXXVII''. (Venezia, Andreas de Paltasichis, 1477)

      A. de Paltasichis, 1477. in - folio (305x210 mm.), ff.198 n.n. (il f.17 bianco), segnatura A - B8, a - x8, y - z6, impressi in elegante carattere tondo romano con importanti passaggi in un elegante carattere greco. I 16 ff. d'indici sono posti all'inizio del volume. Legatura coeva in cuoio con triplice bordura a secco sui piatti in assicelle (con restauri secenteschi al dorso e a un angolo, tracce di fermagli originali in bronzo), all'interno dei piatti due fogli mss. di codice pergamenaceo del XIV secolo. Quarta edizione quattrocentesca del noto testo di Gellius, formato da venti capitoli di dotta miscellanea critica che trattano la letteratura, la filosofia, la storia, il diritto e la matematica, secondo le conoscenze e la cultura greca del II secolo. E' il terzo incunabolo uscito dai torchi del Paltasichis, attivo a Venezia dal 1477 al 1479 e dal 1482 al 1493. Bellissimo e raro incunabolo ottimamente impresso su carta forte. Frequenti ed interessanti note manoscritte nei margini: alcune eleganti strettamente coeve, altre di poco posteriori. Affascinante esemplare a pieni margini, (alone d'umido nella parte inferiore di parte dei fogli).

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         Biblia pauperum. f. 30 r Explicit opus praeclarum domini Bonaventurae..Impressionique Venetiis deditum impressis Iohannis de Colonia socijque eius Iohanis Manthen de Gherretzem. Anno domini MCCCCLXXVII (Venezia, Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, prima del 14 agosto 1477)

      G. da Colonia e G. Manthen, 1477. in - 4, ff. 30 n.n., (a8, b8, c6, d8), legatura moderna in pergamena floscia di riutilizzo, capitelli passanti (si intravvedono antichi segni di rigatura ai piatti). Testo su due colonne in carattere gotico, lettere guida in inchiostro rosso o blu. Si tratta della sola seconda parte, venduta con ogni probabilità anche separatamente, della raccolta di testi di S. Bonaventura pubblicati nel 1477 da Giovanni da Colonia e Manthen. La ''Biblia Pauperum'', che la critica recente avvicina a Nicolaus de Hanapsis (m. 1291), è in realtà una versione accorciata del ''Virtutum vitiorumque exempla'', noto anche come ''Exempla sacrae Scripturae''. Si tratta di una raccolta di sentenze tratte dalle Sacre Scritture disposte in ordine alfabetico (ex. De morte malorum; De mulierum audacia; De pusillanimtate..). Esemplare con alcune tracce d'umido ai margini esterni (soprattutto verso la fine). Al verso dell'ultimo f. nota di possesso di mano del XV secolo ''Iste liber pertinet ad Locum Crapani (?)''.

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         Historia Romana.(Con:) De bellis civilibus. Omnia e graeco in latinum translata a Petro Candido. Venetiis, per B. Pictorem e E. Ratdolt, cum P. Loslein, 1477

      Pictor B. - Ratdolt E. - Loslein P, 1477. 2 parti in un vol. in - 4 gr.(mm 291x220), ff. n.n. 131 su 132 mancando il primo f. bianco; 211 su 212 mancando il primo bianco. Attraente legatura d'amatore del XIX sec. in marocchino blu con riquadro a filetti oro sui piatti, dorso a nervi con tit. e fregi oro, tagli dor., dentelle int. I primi fogli di ambedue le parti sono incorniciati dalla prima bordura ornamentale su fondo nero ad apparire in un testo a stampa (cfr. A.M. Hind, An Introduction to a History of Woodcut, New York, 1963, II, p. 458 e sgg.). Con 14 grandi iniziali xilografiche ornate, sempre su fondo nero; testo in nitidissimo car. tondo. Editio princeps della Historia Romana dello storico alessandrino Appiano nella traduzione latina dell'umanista pavese Pier Candido Decembrio. Il ''De bellis civilibus'' era già apparso nel 1472 preso i torchi di Vindelino da Spira; questa è la prima edizione collettiva delle due parti che tuttavia si trovano raramente riunite, come invece nel presente caso. L'opera di Appiano, storico greco vissuto a Roma nel II sec. d.C., ebbe il merito di mutare l'usuale struttura annalistica della storiografia romana, dividendola sistematicamente per argomenti. La Storia Romana, conclusa intorno al 160 d.C., presenta un resoconto basato sulle storie locali dei vari popoli e paesi che componevano l'impero, a partire dalla loro sottomissione e incorporazione nell'impero stesso. Dei ventiquattro libri di cui era composta, ne sono rimasti integri solamente dieci (dal VI all'VIII e dal XI al XVII). La straordinaria produzione del Decembrio (gli sono attribuite centoventisette opere) si divide essenzialmente tra le traduzioni e le opere storiche. Tradusse dal greco in latino parte dell'Iliade, la Ciropedia di Senofonte, alcune Vite di Plutarco, le Storie di Appiano, la Repubblica di Platone; dal latino in italiano i Commentari di Giulio Cesare..Celebre incunabolo, uno dei primi libri che siano apparsi con ornamenti silografici ed il primo in assoluto su fondo nero. Stupendo esempl. a grandissimi margini, immacolato; al contro piatto ex libris "Ex museo Huthii".

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         [Historia romana] [pars prima]

      Erhart Ratdolt, Bernhard Maler e Peter Löslein, 1477. In 4to grande (cm 28), bella legatura del XVIII secolo in marocchino rosso, piatti con elaborate decorazioni floreali impresse in oro, dorso a sei nervi con fregi e titolo in oro, risguardi in carta marmorizzata, titolo manoscritto sul taglio laterale, cc. (132, di cui la 1 bianca). Carattere romano. 32 - 33 linee. Alla carta a2 il testo è incorniciato dalla prima bordura ornamentale su fondo nero ad apparire in un testo a stampa (cfr. A.M. Hind, An Introduction to a History of Woodcut, New York, 1963, II, p. 458 e sgg.). Inoltre con sei grandi iniziali xilografiche ornate, sempre su fondo nero. Numerose annotazioni marginali coeve. Piccoli fori tondi di tarlo all'inizio e alla fine del volume, qualche lieve arrossatura, ma bellissima copia di grande freschezza e a pieni margini.EDITIO PRINCEPS della Historia Romana dello storico alessandrino Appiano nella traduzione latina dell'umanista pavese Pier Candido Decembrio. Un secondo volume, contenente il De bellis civilibus Romanorum, fu stampato da Ratdolt nello stesso anno, ma i due volumi si trovano spesso separati. Il De bellis civilibus Romanorum, sempre nella versione del Decembrio, era già  apparso nel 1472 preso i torchi di Vindelino da Spira.La Storia Romana, conclusa intorno al 160 d.C., abbandona l'ordinamento annalistico della materia in favore di un resoconto basato sulle storie locali dei vari popoli e paesi che componevano l'impero, a partire dalla loro sottomissione e incorporazione nell'impero stesso. Dei ventiquattro libri di cui era composta, ne sono rimasti integri solamente dieci (dal VI all'VIII e dal XI al XVII). La storia di Roma dalle origini alla morte dell'imperatore Traiano è quindi narrata attraverso vari capitoli monografici: età  regia, storia italica, storia sannitica, storia celtica, storia siciliana ed isolana, storia iberica, storia annibalica, storia libica, storia macedonica ed illirica, storia ellenica e ionica, storia mitridatica, guerre civili (libri XIII - XVII), storia egizia, conquiste degli imperatori fino a Traiano, storia dacica, storia arabica. La parte più significativa dell'opera e di maggior successo editoriale è quella che descrive le guerre civili.Appiano visse tra Alessandria e Roma durante i regni di Traiano, Adriano e Antonino Pio. Fu avvocato ed ottenne la carica di procuratore nella provincia d'Egitto.Nato a Pavia, figlio del vigevanese Uberto Decembrio che fu uno dei primi umanisti lombardi, P.C. Decembrio seguì le orme paterne, formandosi nelle belle lettere e nelle arti liberali. Nel 1419 fu chiamato da Filippo Maria Visconti alla corte milanese in qualità  di segretario. Dopo la morte di quest'ultimo (1447), Decembrio parteggiò per la Repubblica Ambrosiana, che lo inviò ambasciatore in Francia per chiedere soccorso contro Francesco I Sforza, che stava per sottometterla: egli stesso fu poi incaricato di consegnare al nuovo padrone le chiavi della città . In seguito all'insediamento del nuovo regime, nel 1450 esulò a Roma, dove papa Niccolò V lo nominò segretario apostolico, ruolo che svolse anche sotto il suo successore, Callisto III. Ebbe poi simile incarico dal re di Napoli, Alfonso d'Aragona. Nel 1459, riconciliatosi con il duca Francesco, tornò a Milano. Tra il 1466 e il 1474 fu a Ferrara allo corte di Borso d'Este. Rientrato definitivamente a Milano, una malattia improvvisa pose termine alla sua vita il 12 novembre 1477. Fu tumulato in un fastoso sepolcro nella basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.La straordinaria produzione del Decembrio (gli sono attribuite centoventisette opere) si divide essenzialmente tra le traduzioni e le opere storiche. Tradusse dal greco in latino parte dell'Iliade, la Ciropedia di Senofonte, alcune Vite di Plutarco, le Storie di Appiano, la Repubblica di Platone, dal latino in italiano i Commentari di Giulio Cesare, la Storia di Curzio Rufo, la prima decade di Tito Livio. Scrisse un Compendio di Storia Romana, un riassunto delle Vite di Plutarco, la Peregrina Istoria sulle magistrature romane e, soprattutto, le Vite dei duchi Filippo Maria Visconti e Francesco Sforza sulla base del modello svetoniano.Hain, 1307. Essling, 221. Sander, 482. Goff, A - 928. BMC, V, p. 244. S.F.W. Hoffmann, Bibliographisches Lexicon der gesammten Literatur der Griechen, Leipzig, 1838, I, pp. 215 - 216.

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         Petri Mocenici imperatoris gestorum libri tres. (Colophon:) Impressum est hoc opusculum Venetijs per Bernardum pictorem e Erhaldum ratdolt de Augusta una cum Petro loslein de Langencen correctore et socio M.CCCC.LXXVII (1477)

      1477. in - 4 (mm 205x146), ff. 53 (su 54, mancando il primo bianco; a - f8, g6), legatura del XVI secolo in pelle, ai piatti ampia bordura con volute con agli angoli composizioni vegetali, ripetute al centro, il tutto impresso in oro; dorso liscio (con difetti). Testo in carattere tondo, alcune parole in greco. Primo foglio con dedica entro splendida bordura su fondo nero, con due scudi incrociati sul lato inferiore. Un confronto tra i vari esemplari sopravvissuti di quest'opera ha permesso di ipotizzare, a causa di lievi variazioni nella posizione della bordura, che il foglio venne composto mediante due passaggi di stampa (uno per il testo, l'altro per la silografia). La medesima bordura venne utilizzata l'anno seguente per la Cosmographia di Pomponio Mela. Prima edizione di questo accurato resoconto della spedizione in Levante di Pietro Mocenigo tra 1470 e 1474. L'opera, dedicata a Marcantonio Morosini, ambasciatore veneziano presso il duca di Borgogna, ha chiaramente fini apologetici verso il Mocenigo. Notevole spazio è infatti dato ai successi della spedizione, come la presa di Smirne da parte dei veneziani e il fallito assedio turco di Scutari, mentre vengono edulcorati episodi meno brillanti, come la destituzione di Antonio Canal, colpevole di aver lasciato Negroponte ai Turchi. L'a., che accompagnò personalmente in battaglia il futuro doge veneziano, durante la narrazione parla di sé in pochissime occasioni e sempre in terza persona. Particolarmente interessanti e utili sono le frequenti descrizioni che il Cippico fa di monumenti ed epigrafi antiche, dimostrando un notevole gusto antiquario. Insostituibile testimonianza di prima mano di importanti fatti storici; venne ripresa come fonte nei successivi lavori di Sabellico e Sanuto. Coriolano Cippico (1425 - 1493) fu apprezzato storiografo attivo nella professione forense a Venezia. Ottimo esemplare, fresco e a pieni margini (rare postille marginali di mano coeva).

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         Virtutum vitiorum que exempla, ex utrusque legis promptuario decerpta

      New edition after the first edition from 1477.Bound in full red morocco seventeenth, foreign, perhaps Italian. Back with nerves decorated with 4 lily flowers and foliage. gilt. Encadrmenet frieze on the flat with four corner towers, certainly weapons furniture. Wormholes on the back and along the upper joint. Friction. Back slightly thinned. wetting trace sidelines and angular on many layers. Apud Claudium Fremy Parisiis 1560 In-12 (7,5x12,6cm) (16) 542pp. relié

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         LIBER BIBLIAE MORALIS

      Deventer: Richardus Pafraet, 1477. Third Printing listed in Goff (there was also a 1477 edition in Cologne, listed fourth) n. Embellished with many especially appealing maiblumen initials, this is an extremely attractive copy of the first dated book (and the only known candidate for the first book, dated or not) to be printed at the first press in Deventer. Berchorius (Pierre Bersuire or Berchoire, ca. 1290-1362) was a renowned preacher who intended this work to be an aid to other ministers in composing sermons. First printed in Ulm in 1474 and in Strassburg the same year, the book analyzes scripture and interprets its symbolism, drawing forth the morals it is intended to teach. In addition to voluminous works on homiletics, Berchorius gained renown for translating Petrarch's edition of Livy's Roman history into French, and for reframing the works of Ovid as moralizing literature for a Christian audience. Richardus Pafraet was both the first and most productive early printer in Deventer, issuing considerably more than 100 incunables--most of them substantial tomes like the present one--and working until 1511. Understanding scholarship as well as the process of printing, Pafraet reorganized for the present edition the voluminous index of the "Liber Bibliae Moralis" that appeared in the earlier Strassburg printing. Deventer in Pafraet's time was a major trading locale as well as a center for learning, the latter fact resulting partly from the tradition established there in the 14th century by the Dutch scholar and religious reformer Geert Groote (1340-84). In 1371 Groote had founded a scriptorium in the city to allow impoverished scholars to earn a living copying texts, and this group eventually grew into the Brethren of the Common Life, a teaching order that established the first graded schooling, that had a lasting effect on the development of German humanism, and that counted among its pupils Thomas à Kempis, Nicolaus of Cusa, and Erasmus. This intellectual community with its network of schools made the city an appealing location for a printer, and Pafraet very probably chose Berchorius' text for his earliest known effort because of its appeal to the Brethren educators. The lovely initials here were executed with delicacy and taste, and do much to beautify an already attractive page. Complete copies of early printings of this work are extremely rare: besides ours, no such copy of the present 1477 edition appears in ABPC during the past 35 years (and the only earlier ABPC entries since 1975 are for three copies of the 1474 Ulm printing, the last selling in 2001).. 293 x 206 mm. (11 1/2 x 8 1/8"). 467 leaves (without the final blank). Double column, 42 lines of text, gothic type. Third Printing listed in Goff (there was also a 1477 edition in Cologne, listed fourth). Early calf in period style over (original?) wooden boards, raised bands, two 15th century brass clasps and catches (thongs missing), later red morocco label and marbled endpapers (both probably 19th century). Paragraph marks in red, capitals struck with red, numerous hand-painted two- to seven-line initials in red, and 34 VERY FINE, LARGE PUZZLE INITIALS (measuring approximately 50 mm. square) in red and blue with lovely maiblumen decoration in red, green, and occasionally orange, most with delicate red penwork extensions. Recto of front flyleaf with "£15 . 15 . 0" (no doubt a 19th century purchase price) written in pencil, verso with six lines of bibliographic notes in French written neatly in ink; first blank with three brief inscriptions, from one or more certainly 15th-century owners. Goff B-338; BMC IX, 112. Front joint beginning to crack, small chips to head and tail of spine, extremities somewhat rubbed, boards a bit marked and abraded, front hinge almost open, but the binding still sturdy, functional, and generally pleasing. Initial blank a little soiled, a handful of leaves with very faint dampstain at lower outer corner, occasional minor smudging and other trivial imperfections, but AN UNUSUALLY FINE COPY INTERNALLY--clean, bright, and exceptionally fresh, with vast margins and leaves that crackle when you turn them. Embellished with many especially appealing maiblumen initials, this is an extremely attractive copy of the first dated book (and the only known candidate for the first book, dated or not) to be printed at the first press in Deventer. Berchorius (Pierre Bersuire or Berchoire, ca. 1290-1362) was a renowned preacher who intended this work to be an aid to other ministers in composing sermons. First printed in Ulm in 1474 and in Strassburg the same year, the book analyzes scripture and interprets its symbolism, drawing forth the morals it is intended to teach. In addition to voluminous works on homiletics, Berchorius gained renown for translating Petrarch's edition of Livy's Roman history into French, and for reframing the works of Ovid as moralizing literature for a Christian audience. Richardus Pafraet was both the first and most productive early printer in Deventer, issuing considerably more than 100 incunables--most of them substantial tomes like the present one--and working until 1511. Understanding scholarship as well as the process of printing, Pafraet reorganized for the present edition the voluminous index of the "Liber Bibliae Moralis" that appeared in the earlier Strassburg printing. Deventer in Pafraet's time was a major trading locale as well as a center for learning, the latter fact resulting partly from the tradition established there in the 14th century by the Dutch scholar and religious reformer Geert Groote (1340-84). In 1371 Groote had founded a scriptorium in the city to allow impoverished scholars to earn a living copying texts, and this group eventually grew into the Brethren of the Common Life, a teaching order that established the first graded schooling, that had a lasting effect on the development of German humanism, and that counted among its pupils Thomas à Kempis, Nicolaus of Cusa, and Erasmus. This intellectual community with its network of schools made the city an appealing location for a printer, and Pafraet very probably chose Berchorius' text for his earliest known effort because of its appeal to the Brethren educators. The lovely initials here were executed with delicacy and taste, and do much to beautify an already attractive page. Complete copies of early printings of this work are extremely rare: besides ours, no such copy of the present 1477 edition appears in ABPC during the past 35 years (and the only earlier ABPC entries since 1975 are for three copies of the 1474 Ulm printing, the last selling in 2001).

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         Historia Romana.(Con:) De bellis civilibus.

      Omnia e graeco in latinum translata a Petro Candido. Venetiis, per B. Pictorem e E. Ratdolt, cum P. Loslein, 1477, - 2 parti in un vol. in-4 gr.(mm 291x220), ff. n.n. 131 su 132 mancando il primo f. bianco; 211 su 212 mancando il primo bianco. Attraente legatura d'amatore del XIX sec. in marocchino blu con riquadro a filetti oro sui piatti, dorso a nervi con tit. e fregi oro, tagli dor., dentelle int. I primi fogli di ambedue le parti sono incorniciati dalla prima bordura ornamentale su fondo nero ad apparire in un testo a stampa (cfr. A.M. Hind, An Introduction to a History of Woodcut, New York, 1963, II, p. 458 e sgg.). Con 14 grandi iniziali xilografiche ornate, sempre su fondo nero; testo in nitidissimo car. tondo. Editio princeps della Historia Romana dello storico alessandrino Appiano nella traduzione latina dell'umanista pavese Pier Candido Decembrio. Il ''De bellis civilibus'' era già apparso nel 1472 preso i torchi di Vindelino da Spira; questa è la prima edizione collettiva delle due parti che tuttavia si trovano raramente riunite, come invece nel presente caso. L'opera di Appiano, storico greco vissuto a Roma nel II sec. d.C., ebbe il merito di mutare l'usuale struttura annalistica della storiografia romana, dividendola sistematicamente per argomenti. La Storia Romana, conclusa intorno al 160 d.C., presenta un resoconto basato sulle storie locali dei vari popoli e paesi che componevano l'impero, a partire dalla loro sottomissione e incorporazione nell'impero stesso. Dei ventiquattro libri di cui era composta, ne sono rimasti integri solamente dieci (dal VI all'VIII e dal XI al XVII). La straordinaria produzione del Decembrio (gli sono attribuite centoventisette opere) si divide essenzialmente tra le traduzioni e le opere storiche. Tradusse dal greco in latino parte dell'Iliade, la Ciropedia di Senofonte, alcune Vite di Plutarco, le Storie di Appiano, la Repubblica di Platone; dal latino in italiano i Commentari di Giulio Cesare.Celebre incunabolo, uno dei primi libri che siano apparsi con ornamenti silografici ed il primo in assoluto su fondo nero. Stupendo esempl. a grandissimi margini, immacolato; al contro piatto ex libris "Ex museo Huthii". BMC V, 244. Goff A-928. IGI 763. GW 2290. Pellechet 915. Polain 284. Essling 221. Sander 482: ''Les deux superbes bordures ornées d?arabesques blanches sur fond noir, sont demeurées comme un modèle de décoration typographique. L?Appianus est un des exemples les plus typiques de l?influence de la tradition de l?enluminure sur les livres imprimés, mais il est aussi la tentative la mieux réussie pour remplacer la miniature par l?ornamentation typographique''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Summa Theologica, Pars Secunda.

      1477. An Important Incunable Dealing With Usury and Legal Aspects of the Seven Deadly Sins Antoninus, St., Archbishop of Florence [1389-1459]. [Summa Theologica, Pars Secunda]. [Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1477 ]. [366] ff. Main text printed in double columns. Collation: a-y10, aa-cc10, dd12, ee10, ff12, gg-ll10, mm8, nn10, oo8, pp6. Folio (11-1/2" x 7-3/4"). Later vellum, raised bands and hand-lettered title to spine, endpapers added. A few worm holes and faint staons to boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn, joints cracked at ends, chipping to foot of spine, hinges cracked. Text commences with handsome blue-and-red 13-line initial with fine penwork, Lombard initials throughout in red and blue, 53-line gothic type. Very light toning, somewhat heavier in a few places. Small later embossed owner stamp to front endleaf, early owner signature (of a monastery library) to foot of first text leaf, later page numbers added to upp corners at fore-edge in tiny hand. A nice copy with a notably fresh interior. * Second edition. Complete in itself, this second part (of four) of St. Antoninus's monumental Summa Theologica, first published in 1474, was issued separately with its own colophon and title page. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, this is "probably the first-certainly the most comprehensive-treatment from a practical point of view of Christian ethics, asceticism and sociology in the Middle Ages." The Secunda Pars is directly relevant to students of canon law because it offers a detailed legalistic treatment of the seven deadly sins in their various manifestations, such as fornication, rape, breach of contract, homicide and use of the occult sciences. Its best-known section deals with usury. An important contribution to economic thought, it defends the medieval argument regarding interest. Since currency is unproductive, it argues, natural law forbids a lender to demand interest beyond the safe return of his capital. To do so is to exploit the necessity of the borrower. Deeply influential, this section was reprinted several times during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries as an independent work. The ISTC locates 8 copies in North America at Brown, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Johns Hopkins, Newberry Library, Pontifical College Josephinum, St. Joh

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         De la cita d'Dio. [Venice?, Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, ca. 1477? (not after 1483)]. Folio. Printed in two columns, each 47 lines, with spaces for 3-6 line initials left blank. Early 19th-century gold-tooled calf. .

      BMC VII, 1136, V, pp. xvi-xvii, and VI, p. xv; GK 2892; Goff A-1248; Hain-Copinger 2071 & 2072; ISTC ia01248000; Proctor 6145. Beautiful copy with wide margins of the first edition of the first Italian translation of the most famous work of St. Augustine (354-430), his Latin De civitate Dei, the City of God, also known as De civitate Dei contra paganos (The City of God against the pagans). Written in the early 5th century, it deals with issues concerning God, martyrdom, Jews, and various Christian philosophies. Augustine wrote the treatise to explain Christianity's relationship with competing religions and philosophies, as well as with the Roman government with which it was increasingly intertwined. He wrote soon after the Visigoths sacked Rome in 410. This event left Romans in a deep state of shock, and many saw it as punishment for abandoning their Roman religion. It was in this atmosphere that Augustine set out to provide a consolation for Christians, writing that, even if the earthly rule of the empire was imperilled, it was the City of God that would ultimately triumph. This magnificent incunable is the "only well authenticated early edition" (BMC) of the Italian translation.With some small, mostly marginal wormholes in the first few and last few quires (some restored), occasionally affecting a letter in the text, but otherwise in very good condition, with wide margins and complete with the 2 integral blank leaves, at the beginning and end, often lacking. Rebacked with the original backstrip laid down, leather on the back board scratched. A wide-margined copy of the first Italian City of God..

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         Summa theologica (Book 3, Part 1)[chained binding]

      Venice: Nicolas Jenson, 1477. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary tooled pigskin over wooden boards, spine neatly replaced, front board dried and treated to prevent further deterioration, rear intact and blindtooled with floral decoration and ruling. Early or original clasps intact as are the ten brass bosses, with the original original chain hook on the rear board and eight links of original chain with the chain ring at the end for attaching to a lectern or shelf. Front pastedown is a ca. 14th century vellum manuscript leaf from the vulgate Gospel of John (19) and the rear from Matthew (2). Part one (of two) of book three of the Summa of Florentinus, but printed the earliest of the four books (1479, 1480, 1477, 1480) with the tabula that is sometimes lacking. A few leaves reinforced in the gutter, browning and light staining to most leaves at the edges and margins, a very few with browning and staining to the text, scattered short marginal notes in an early hand, generally clean and crisp. Rubricated throughout in red and blue and with frequent initial letters. Two large finely illuminated ten line initials with flowers trailing into the margins. 349 leaves, with one blank at the rear (of four), otherwise complete. Goff A872, ISTC ia00872000. A very attractive copy with two very fine initials by one of the finest Venetian printers, in a restored but original chained binding - a very rare survival and still powerfully evocative of the moment when the middle ages became the Renaissance. Size: Folio. One volume of the 4-volume set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Religion & Theology; Philosophy. Inventory No: 045769.

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         Five incunable leaves of Dante's "Purgatorio," The Second Part of the "Divine Comedy"

      Venice: Windelin of Speyer, 1477. Paperback. Very Good. Half of the quire signed y4 and y5 (+3 leaves). Beginning in Canto XXXI and ending in Canto XXXIII. Double column, paragraph marks in red and blue. Set in a miniature gothic type and in the upper margin 'Purgatorio'. First edition of the Comedy to be accompanied by commentary. Text in Italian. (Size: 320 x 225mm).

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         Liber Cypriani de duodecim abusionum gradibus

      Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 1477. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Good Condition. In modern blue morocco with blanks added at the end to fill out the binding. Complete unto itself, but lacking the De consideratione by Bernardus Claravallensis that usually precedes it. Age toning to pages, chipping and darkening at edges, moderate soiling and light staining in spots, marginal notes in an attractive contemporary hand (or two hands, one later), a few leaves trimmed in the margin; still attractive overall. 7 leaves, rubricated. ISTC: ib00368000. Printed ca. 1475-1477, not long after Sorg left the Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra to found his own press. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 045659.

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         Danae im Goldregen.

      - Kupferstich, nach Tizian (Tiziano Vecellio, 1477-1576), auf Bütten. 25,3:30,9 cm. Literatur: Brulliot I, 2893; Nagler, Monogrammisten IV, 1994; Hollstein 8. Ausgezeichneter Druck mit etwas Plattenton. Um die Plattenkante ca. 3 cm Papierrand. Mittelfalte und Knickfalte links unten geglättet, kleines Rißchen im Unterrand und winzige Fehlstelle links oben restauriert. Insgesamt von sehr guter Gesamterhaltung. Das Gemälde von Tizian, nachdem dieser Kupferstich entstand, ist um 1554 entstanden und befindet sich im Hofmuseum in Wien. – Sehr selten!

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         [Single leaf from] The Canterbury Tales

      Westminster: William Caxton, [late 1476?-early , 1477]. Single folio leaf printed on both sides (291 × 185mm). 29 lines, batarde type, trimmed and inlaid to larger sheet of laid paper, framed with glass either side. Repair to corner of recto with no loss of text, faint damp-staining and minor closed tear to larger sheet, both sides toned as usual. About very good. A leaf from The Knight's Tale (lines 618, "The nyght was short and faste by the day", to 675, "Now up, now doun as boket in a welle") from the first edition of The Canterbury Tales, the first substantial work printed on Caxton's press, which was established near Westminster Abbey in 1476 and the first press to operate in England. The word "Tale" is written in a contemporary style to to head of recto and "[The] Knyghtes" to head of verso; close inspection reveals the inscription "vere 620" next to the indicated line on the original printed sheet (now covered by the mount), with the figure six written in a 17th century style, which suggests that the other inscriptions also date from this period, when the original leaf would have been mounted and bound, probably into something approaching complete copy.

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         Esopus (Fabeln). Uebersetzt von Heinrich Steinhöwel.

      Officina Serpentis. -- Faksimiledruck nach der von G. Zainer um 1477/78 gedruckten Augsburger Ausgabe. [Potsdam 1922].. 4°. Handgebundener grüner Maroquinband mit Fileten und Vorderdeckelvignette in Blindprägung und kleinem goldenen Punkt in der Vignette (Motiv: Huhn findet Korn). In Halbleinenkassette mit Buntpapierbezug und handschriftlichem Rückentitel auf Rückenschild. Unpaginierte 166 Blätter auf unbeschnittenem Bütten mit über 200 Holzschnitten, zzgl. (9 Blätter) Nachwort von Ernst Voullieme von 1921. Spiegel etwas unregelmäßig beschnitten. Rauher Schnitt angestaubt. Sehr schönes Exemplar.. Handpressendruck der Officina Serpentis. -- Eins von 170 Exemplaren auf Handbütten der Hahnemühle (Gesamtaufl. 200). -- Holzschnitt-Titel von H. Th. Hoyer. -- Nach Auskunft des Vorbesitzers gebunden von Paul Butz. -- Rodenberg 119, 2. -- Backe-Köppen 77. #Vitri6

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         Historia Romana. De bellis civilibus.Omnia e graeco in latinum translata a Petro Candido. (Collophon:)

      Impressum est hoc opus Venetiis per Bernardum pictorem et Erhardum Ratdolt... una cum Petro Loslein... 1477 Historia Romana. De bellis civilibus.Omnia e graeco in latinum translata a Petro Candido. (Collophon:). Appianus, Alexandrinus. Impressum est hoc opus Venetiis per Bernardum pictorem et Erhardum Ratdolt... una cum Petro Loslein...1477. In - 4°, un volume in due parti, piena pelle rossa secentesca, dorso a cinque nervi. I: (131) ff. (manca il primo bianco). II: (211) ff. (manca il primo bianco). Parte prima (Historia romana): 132 ff. n.n. (manca il primo bianco). Parte seconda (De bellis civilibus): 212 ff. n.n. (manca il primo bianco). La parte prima è posposta alla seconda. Carattere romano, tipo 564, 32 linee. Artistiche bordure incise in legno all' inizio di entrambe le parti (la seconda stampata in rosso) e grandi iniziali n.t. Edizione originale della traduzione latina, di grande rarità. L'Appianus est un des exemples les plus typiques de l'influence de la tradition de l'enluminure sur les livres imprimés, mais il est aussi la tentative la mieux réussie pour remplacer la miniature par l'ornamentation typographique". Bellissimo esemplare. Hain, 1307 (II, I). Pellechet, 915. Polain, 284. B.M.C., V, 244. G.V., 2290. I.G.I., 763. Essling, 221. Sander, 482.

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         Biblia Latina

      Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 30 July, 1477 Folio, 51 lines; double column; types 4:160G, 3:110aG. Rubricated; headlines in red in upright bastarda script; fol. 2/1r with 12-line floriated initial F illuminated in green & pink with foliate marginal extensions, the lower margin filled with sprays & flowers in colors with white tracery; opening page of Proverbs with 1 11-line initials, 1 with floral extensions. - 467 (of 468) leaves; lacking 1st blank. Modern morocco over wooden boards, by Pratt, extremities rubbed, scrapes, inner hinge cracked. Internally very good, with wide margins and the paper very crisp. The second Koberger Bible, a page for page reprint of the Bible printed in Basel by Bernhard Richel not later than 1474, the first of a series of Bibles all printed in Germany before 1481 to contain the tract of Menardus abandoned in later Vulgate Bibles, the Eusebian Canons, and marginal concordances to the Gospels. An exceptionally well-margined and well preserved copy. Arthur HaddawayÕs copy, from the Allan Library with their old stamps and a manuscript note of ownership tipped in at the front signed J. Mead (c. 1875?). Goff B-552; HC 3065; BMC II.414; GKW 4227.

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         Historia romana. [And:] De bellis civilibus

      One of the Earliest Examples of a Venetian Woodcut Border[APPIAN OF ALEXANDRIA. Historia romana. [And:] De bellis civilibus. Venice: Bernard Maler (Pictor), Erhard Ratdolt, and Peter L??slein, 1477].First complete edition of Appianís Roman history (De bellis civilibus had been printed by Vindelinus de Spira in 1472). Two parts in one volume. Large quarto (11 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches; 286 x 206 mm.). [131] (of [132], lacks initial blank); [212] leaves. Roman type, thirty-two lines, printed marginalia. Two full-page white-vine woodcut title borders (the first use of each border), five- and nine-line white-on-black woodcut initials, all hand-colored in this copy. Ruled in red throughout, headlines supplied in red, some paragraph marks supplied in red and blue. Early ink pagination in lower margin. The lower part of c1 verso and all of c2 recto have been left blank intentionally, to correspond with a lacuna of one folio in Appianís manuscript, with a printed marginal note to that effect.Modern antique-style vellum over boards. Gilt spine with brown morocco label. The binding is signed: ìBound for William Brown, Edinburgh.î Leaf a2 reinforced at gutter. Recto of first leaf and verso of last leaf soiled, some dampstains and light foxing or spotting. Three repaired tears in gutter of final leaf. From the Library of John A. Saks, with his bookplate. Early ink signature in armorial medallion of Part I title border: ìRober/ti Koe/nigsman/ni/1627/12 Cal./April.î Effaced arms on Part II title border. Overall, an excellent copy.An excellent copy of the third book from Ratdoltís press at Venice. These volumes represent the earliest example of the use of a fully-developed woodcut border in a Venetian book. Ratdoltís first border, a three-sided, simple black-on-white title designed for the Calendarium of 1476, is composed of fairly conventional plants growing out of vases. The borders for the Historia romana and De bellis civilibus, by contrast, are scrolling white vines and acanthus leaves, full and lush, black-on-white (in some copies, red-on-white), with a medallion for the ownerís arms in the lower edge. Ratdoltís initial letters, which replaced the illuminated or rubricated initials, are also of the utmost importance in the history of book-decoration (see Hind, A History of Woodcut, II, pp. 459-462).BMC V, p. 244. Goff A-928. GW 2290. Hain 1307*. Polain 284. Proctor 4367, 4368.HBS 66848.$25,000

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        Globi stelliferi, sive sphaerae stellarum fixaru[m], & explicationes, quibus quicquid de primo mobili demonstrari solet, id universum prope continentur, directionum aute[m] ipsarum quas vocant, ratio accuratiss. est exposita. (Colophon: Nuremberg, [Johann Petreius], 1533). Small 4to (19.5 x 14.5 cm). With full-page woodcut of an astronomical globe in an elaborate stand, and large astronomical diagram in text, woodcut decorated initials. Set in roman types with an occasional word of Greek with only a few lligatures. Dark blue goatskin morocco by the leading Barcelona binder Emilio Brugalla (1901-1987), who also worked in Madrid, with wide gold-tooled turn-ins (signed at the foot of the front board: "BRUGALLA .1954"), white sheepskin pastedowns and outer free endleaves. In a matching half blue morocco folder.

      Houzeau-Lancaster 2385; STC German 793; Thorndike V, pp. 357-358; VD 16, S 3469; not in Adams. Rare first edition of a treatise on the making and use of astronomical globes, by the German astronomer Johanus Schonerus or Schöner (1477-1547). "The geographical opuscule, in addition to a description of the earth's surface which takes into account the voyages of discovery and new maps, includes a disputation attributed to Regiomontanus" (Thorndike). At least some of the types were cut by Peter Schoeffer the younger, son of Gutenberg's assistant.With occasional early manuscript notes, including some corrections, and a full page of notes on the back of the last printed page. Washed and with a few tears expertly restored, but still in very good condition, with a light stain in the middle of 2 leaves, some of the old manuscript faded, but most well preserved, including the full page at the end. The sheepskin free endleaves curl outward, but the binding is in fine condition and the folder and slipcase show only minor wear. A fascinating early work on astronomical globes, bound by one of Spain's best modern fine binders.

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