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         Tusculanae disputationes. Cum commento.

      Venice, [Antonius de Strata], December 5, 1491. 29 x 21 cm. Vellum-backed boards with title label (20th century). 58 leaves. First blank with some handwritten notes of a slightly later date (citations of Quintillian and Juvenal) and owner's inscription 'Joannes antonius de paula'. Some repairs and humidity stains. Tiny worm holes with loss of a few letters. With one handwritten guide letter, no initials or rubrication. Marginal notes, hands, lines and some inkstains, partly cut short.l Philosophic disputations in the city of Tusculum. Attractive incunable: text between commentaries in narrower colums. Complete. Pleasant modern binding. Goff C638.

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         1491 Hortus Sanitatus Incunable WOODCUTS Herbal FLOWERS Botany Garden of Health

      [Mainz, Jacob Meydenbach, 1491.] - 1491 Hortus Sanitatus Incunable WOODCUTS Herbal FLOWERS Botany Garden of Health Ten incredible leaves from an incunable printing of “Hortus Sanitatis”. This work, also known as “The Garden of Health” is the very first encyclopedia on natural history ever printed. It was published by Jacob Meydenbach in Mainz, Germany in 1491. It included various sections on animals, plants and herbs, birds, fish, stones, and urine. This book was important, not just for its articles on known plants and animals, but also on mythical creatures like dragons, harpies, and hydras. These ten leaves include chapters from “De Herbis”, “De Animalibus”, and “de Avibus” (plants, animals, birds). Each leaf includes the original woodcut illustrations. A total of 26 woodcuts in this collection include a shepherd herding goats, fornicating boars, and birds eating fish. Item number: #1069 Price: $1950 MEYDENBACH Hortus sanitatis [Mainz, Jacob Meydenbach, 1491.] Details: • 10 leaves, folio • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: Latin • Size: ~11.25in X 8in (29cm x 20.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1069 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         O(mn)ia op(er)a denuo accuratissime reuisa et nouiter impressa. (Herausgegeben von Conradus Leontorius). Bde. 1 u. 3 in 2 Bänden. Basel, Johann Petri 1506. 8 (d.l.w.)Bll. (Vita), 100 Bll. (Gesamtregister), 275 num.Bll., 1 Bl.; 296 num.Bll., mit gr. Holzschn. am Titel, Holzdeckelbd. d. Zt. mit altem Manuskript-Prgt. u. breitem, blindgepr. Schweinslederrücken sowie 3 (v.4) Schließen.

      - VD16, A 2177 - Adams A-935 - BM STC German Books 25 (nur Band 1) - Hieronymus, Petri 14: "Die hier vorliegende Ausgabe ist erst der zweite Druck der Werke".- Einziges von Johann Petri allein gedrucktes Werk.- Ohne den 2. Band.- Das Register u. Vorwort vom Herausgeber Conradus Leontorius, der seit 1491 mit Reuchlin in regem Briefwechsel stand.- Der Titelholzschnitt v. Meister DS zeigt den Kirchenvater in seiner Studierstube. "Dieser nur vierzehn Jahre nach dem der Ausgabe Amerbachs von 1492 entstandenen Holzschnitt. für die neue Basler Gesamtausgabe seiner Schriften zeigt den fast radikalen Umbruch des Stils in der Basler Buchillustration um die Jahrhundertwende." (Hieronymus).- Titel mit hs. Besitzeintrag des Kapuzinerkloster in Salzburg, tls. etw. gebräunt, fleckig od. leicht wasserrandig, tls. mit kl. Randlsäuren, die beiden ersten Bll. v. Bd.1 mit Wurmgang. Ebd. etw. fleckig, 1 Rücken etw. aufgeplatzt.

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         1491 Hortus Sanitatus Incunable WOODCUTS Herbal FLOWERS Botany Garden of Health

      [Mainz, Jacob Meydenbach, 1491.] - 1491 Hortus Sanitatus Incunable WOODCUTS Herbal FLOWERS Botany Garden of Health Ten incredible leaves from an incunable printing of “Hortus Sanitatis”. This work, also known as “The Garden of Health” is the very first encyclopedia on natural history ever printed. It was published by Jacob Meydenbach in Mainz, Germany in 1491. It included various sections on animals, plants and herbs, birds, fish, stones, and urine. This book was important, not just for its articles on known plants and animals, but also on mythical creatures like dragons, harpies, and hydras. These ten leaves include chapters from “De Herbis”, “De Animalibus”, and “de Avibus” (plants, animals, birds). Each leaf includes the original woodcut illustrations. A total of 26 woodcuts in this collection include a shepherd herding goats, fornicating boars, and birds eating fish. Item number: #1069 Price: $1950 MEYDENBACH Hortus sanitatis [Mainz, Jacob Meydenbach, 1491.] Details: • 10 leaves, folio • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: Latin • Size: ~11.25in X 8in (29cm x 20.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1069 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Virtues of Christ and the Wickedness of His Enemies Symbolized by Diverse Birds and Beasts (verso); The Last Supper (recto). Original Woodcut Engraving from the Schatzbehalter des wahren Reichtumer des Heils (Treasury of the True Riches of Salvation). 1491. Single Leaf.

      [Anton Koberger,] [1491]., [Nuremberg:] - Pagination: [page 65/66]. Beautiful woodcut engraving, trimmed to just outside the border, right margin of Virtues of Christ with some mounting remnants, no affect at all to image. The Last Supper (recto) with remnants of mounting tape to upper corners and outer margin. Two beautiful images from a very rare and important book. Most suitable for framing. Includes old description from M.S. Slocum Books (Pasadena, CA). At time of description we locate no other single woodcuts from this book available for sale, the book itself when for sale (not often) fetches six figures and has 96 woodcuts in it. The Schatzbehalter was written by Stephan Fridolin, spiritual guide and confessor to the Poor Clares at Nuremberg, almost certainly at the behest of the nuns and their abbess, Caritas Pirckheimer, sister to Willibald. The text is based on Scripture and tells the story of the life and passion of Christ in 100 events; the accompanying illustrations were intended to impress the story more firmly on the mind of the audience, specifically those unable to read, as Fridolin states in the preface. Many authorities consider the cuts done for the Schatzbehalter far finer than those done for the Nuremberg Chronicle. The woodcuts were done by the great Nuremberg artist Michael Wolgemuth (c1434-1519), teacher of Albrecht Durer and the most important painter of woodcuts and glass-paintings in Nuremberg during the last third of the fifteenth century, also artist (alongside his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff) for the famous Nuremberg Chronicle. Citations: HC 14507 = H6236. GW 20329. BMC II:434. Schreiber 5202. Goff: S-306. Fairfax Murray 392. Art Institute Chicago (image): 23397. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [CHAINED BINDING] Quaestiones super III-IV libros sententiarum Petri Lombardi cum textu eiusdem.

      A rare example of a finely preserved Renaissance chained binding. Nuremberg : Anton Koberger, (after 2 March) 1491. Two parts in one volume, chancery folio (315 x 213 mm); contemporary chained binding from the Carmelite convent of Bamberg, blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, centre and corner brass bosses, two clasps; entire chain (98 cm), including the eyelet, attached to head of lower board; manuscript paper labels on upper cover and head of spine (both worn), lacking one strap and catchplate; mid fifteenth-century Latin manuscript on paper in a German hand used as pastedowns; inscriptions on flyleaf and A2, "Carmeli Bambergensis" (the convent was secularised in 1803); armorial bookplate of Richard Caton of Liverpool; ff 218, 272; many leaves retaining deckle edges. The first edition of the Sententiae (Sentences) of Lombardus (Peter the Lombard) with the commentary of Saint Bonaventure, the Italian Franciscan theologian and philosopher; edited by Johannes Beckenhaub. The Sentences was regarded as one of the most important theological works of the High and Late Middle Ages: all masters of theology were required to produce a commentary on it. This volume was bound at the Carmelite convent in Bamberg. The researcher of early bookbindings, Ernst Kyriss, associated this "shop" (Kyriss, K52) with a named binder, Fr. Johannes de Meien, but since that name-stamp appears on only three of well over a hundred bindings from the shop, it is more likely the name of an owner of a few of the volumes, than that of the binder. Institutional libraries would fasten their most valuable books to a horizontal iron bar running along the shelf or desk, to prevent both theft and damage resulting from the volume being dropped. The chain on this volume is of an exceptional length, and entirely intact, and it is this feature which makes an otherwise not especially valuable incunabulum so rare and desirable. The text in the manuscript board liners is identifiable as Robert Holkot's Praelectiones (the lower pastedown contains Lectio XXVIII). Holkot was a Professor of Theology at Oxford University who died in 1349. Loosely inserted in this volume is a two-page letter from Falconer Madan, Librarian of the Bodleian, dated August 2, 1918, referring to the text of the manuscript waste as "De peccato originali... or something dreadful of that kind". Goff P486; H 3540; BMC ii 433 Provenance: Sotheby's, London, Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts, 29 May 2012, lot 221.

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         Relacion de las fiestas, sermon y oracion Latina certamen poetico, y poesias hechas en esta ciudad de Valladolid, en la solemnidad de la beatificacion del B. Padre Ignacio fundador dela esclarecida Religion de la Compania de Iesus.Valladolid, Juan Godinez de Millis, 1610. With vignette on title-page. With :(2) OLIVA, Luis de la. Sermon que predico el Padre Maestro fray Luys de la Oliva prior del Convennto de Santo Domingo de Guzman, de la ciudad de San Lucar de Barrameda ... Sevilla, Luys Estupiñan, 1610. With small woodcut IHS-device on title-page. 12 ll. (3) VALDERRAMA, Pedro de. Sermon que predico el P.M.F. Pedro de Valderrama, prior del Convento de San Augustin de Sevilla ...Sevilla, Luys Estupiñan, 1610. With woodcut vignette on title-page and Estupiñan's device on back of last leaf. 24 ll. (4) GALVARRO Y ARMENTO, Juan . Sermon, que predico el P.M.F. Juan Galvarro, prior del Convento de san Augustin de Granada ... Cordova, Francisco de Cea, 1610. With woodcut vignette on title-page. 14 ll. (5) SANCHEZ LU

      Ad 1: De Backer & Sommervogel VIII, 409; ad 3: cf. De Backer & Sommervogel VII, 1164; ad 5: cf. De Backer & Sommervogel VII, 1164. Five Spanish sermons printed in Valladolid, Sevilla and Cordoba celebrating the beatificationof Ignatius de Loyola (1491-1556), the founder of the Society of Jesus in 1541. Ignatius was beatified by Pope Paul V on 27 July 1609 and some years later canonized by Gregory XV on 22 May 1622. The first work opens with a description of the festivities on the occasion of Ignatius's beatification held in Valladolid in November 1610.Owner's inscriptions on flyleaf and title-page of first work. In very good condition.

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         Sermones Thesauri Novi De Sanctis [incunable] 1491

      Strasbourg: Martin Flach. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1491. Hardcover. 254 fo 256 pages; (Early Continental Imprints : Incunabula) 1 vol. Folio, old (18th century? ) vellum; light wear, occasional minor dampstaining and dust smudging. 254 of 256 leaves, lacking leaves a1 and o6 (supplied in modern facsimile). Rubicated, a few old ink shoulder notes. Infrequent, marginal dampstaining, small worm hole in bottom margins of first several leaves, occasional unobtrusive spotting and dust smudging, old small vertical cellotape repair at bottom of terminal leaf, P8. Leaf size 280 x 197 mm. Geoff P-515; Copinger/Reichling 5427; British Musuem Catalogue; STC, German Books, 1455 - 1600, p. 811. Latin language. Rubricated letters, printed in red and black. 55 lines and head-lines, double column. Gothic types ; 0 .

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         Relacion de las fiestas, sermon y oracion Latina certamen poetico, y poesias hechas en esta ciudad de Valladolid, en la solemnidad de la beatificacion del B. Padre Ignacio fundador dela esclarecida Religion de la Compania de Iesus.Valladolid, Juan Godinez de Millis, 1610. With vignette on title-page.With:(2) OLIVA, Luis de la. Sermon que predico el Padre Maestro fray Luys de la Oliva prior del Convennto de Santo Domingo de Guzman, de la ciudad de San Lucar de Barrameda . Sevilla, Luys Estupiñan, 1610. With small woodcut IHS-device on title-page. 12 ll.(3) VALDERRAMA, Pedro de. Sermon que predico el P.M.F. Pedro de Valderrama, prior del Convento de San Augustin de Sevilla .Sevilla, Luys Estupiñan, 1610. With woodcut vignette on title-page an

      - Ad 1: De Backer & Sommervogel VIII, 409; ad 3: cf. De Backer & Sommervogel VII, 1164; ad 5: cf. De Backer & Sommervogel VII, 1164. Five Spanish sermons printed in Valladolid, Sevilla and Cordoba celebrating the beatificationof Ignatius de Loyola (1491-1556), the founder of the Society of Jesus in 1541. Ignatius was beatified by Pope Paul V on 27 July 1609 and some years later canonized by Gregory XV on 22 May 1622. The first work opens with a description of the festivities on the occasion of Ignatius's beatification held in Valladolid in November 1610.Owner's inscriptions on flyleaf and title-page of first work. In very good condition.

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         Sermones Thesauri Novi De Sanctis [incunable] 1491

      Strasbourg: Martin Flach. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1491. Hardcover. 254 fo 256 pages; (Early Continental Imprints : Incunabula) 1 vol. Folio, old (18th century? ) vellum; light wear, occasional minor dampstaining and dust smudging. 254 of 256 leaves, lacking leaves a1 and o6 (supplied in modern facsimile). Rubicated, a few old ink shoulder notes. Infrequent, marginal dampstaining, small worm hole in bottom margins of first several leaves, occasional unobtrusive spotting and dust smudging, old small vertical cellotape repair at bottom of terminal leaf, P8. Leaf size 280 x 197 mm. Geoff P-515; Copinger/Reichling 5427; British Musuem Catalogue; STC, German Books, 1455 - 1600, p. 811. Latin language. Rubricated letters, printed in red and black. 55 lines and head-lines, double column. Gothic types ; 0 .

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         Opera. Translated from Greek into Latin by Marsilio Ficino. [With:] FICINO, Marsilio. Platonica theologia de immortalitate animorum.

      Bernardinus de Choris, de Cremona, and Simon de Luere, for Andreas Torresanu, Venice 1491 - 13. August 1491. Folio (298 x 202 mm). [4], 444 ff. Collation: kp\Ka4 a-o8 p-q10 r-z8, A-D8, E-F10 G-Z8 Aa-FF8 GG-HH10 (\kp\Ka1r title with verses by Naldus Nandius in praise of the work, \kp\Ka1v Ficino's address to Lorenzo de' Medici, \kp\K2r life of Plato, \kp\K4v address to the reader, tabula, a1r text and commentary, HH8v colophon, register, HH9r index to Ficino's Platonica theologia, HH10v blank). 17th century calf (rebacked preserving original spine leather). Attractive printing in double columns, Gothic and Roman types with Greek insertions. Internally generally crisp and clean, brown stainings to top corner and margin towards end, first 5 and final 4 leaves with small wormholes, a few marginal ink annotations in contemporary hand (mostly cropped), few leaves with small dampstains in blank margins. Very good, clean and fresh copy with good impression on strong paper. ---- Hain/Cop. 13063; GW M33918; Goff P 772; BMC V, 465; BSB 569; Polain 3190; Klebs 785.2. SECOND EDITION of the works of Plato. This edition also contains the second edition of Ficino's chief philosophical work, the Platonica theologia. Ficino began work on his translation of the Platonic corpus at the request of Cosimo de' Medici in 1463. He completed it in 1468, and it circulated in manuscript until it was printed, along with Ficino's commentary on the text, in 1484. Two years earlier, in 1482, Ficino had published the Platonica theologia, in which he set out to prove the harmony between Christian theology and Platonism. This edition thus brings together the most important Renaissance interpretation of Platonism with the fundamental texts. The importance Ficino attached to the Platonic works even extended to the printing process, and Ficino was pleased with the typographical correctness of the present edition. In contrast, the 1482 edition of his Platonic Theology contained 7 pages of corrigenda. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La comedia (nach dem Kolophon Pseudo-Dantes "Il credo", "Pater noster" und "Ave Maria"). Einleitung und Beigaben von Marsilius Ficinus, hg. von Piero Figino, Kommentar von Christophorus Landinus.

      10 nn. Bl., fol. CCXCVII (von 298 letztes Bl. mit 1 S. Register fehlt). Mit ganzseitigem Holzschnitt, wie Folgeseite gerahmt von vierteiliger -Bordüre, einer großen Holzschnitt-Initiale sowie 99 Textholzschnitten. Folio. Historist. Pergamentband (vermutl. Ende 19. Jhdt) mit Rückenschild und reicher -vergoldung. Scholiendruck in 46 (Text) bzw. 61 Zeilen (Kommentar) und runder römischer Type (Antiqua) zahlr. Initialen des Textes schwarzgrundiert Initialspatien (des Kommentars) nicht ausgefüllt. Die Bl. 11 und 12 sind vermutlich übernommen aus den venezianischen Capasca-Ausgaben von 1491 (erneut 1493), kenntlich durch den wiederholten Titel "Danthe aleghieri fiorentino" recto Bl. 11 und die Abbildung Gottvaters (mit Buch) im Tympanon des ganzseitigen Holzschnitts verso Bl. 11, was bei einigen anderen Exemplaren im Übrigen fehlt. Derselbe 'Gottvater im Tympanon' wurde von Capasca mehrfach verwendet wie z. B. in "Fiore de virtù" (1493 vgl. auch Pollard und Hind beide mit Abb.). Der Text folgt der Ausgabe Venedig 1493, wobei der allegorische Kommentar des Humanisten C. Landino (1424-1504) zuerst 1481 gedruckt wurde. Dantes "Comedia" existierte zu diesem Zeitpunkt in über 600 teils unvollständigen Handschriften sowie rund 200 Auszügen und ist bis heute nicht in seiner Urschrift rekonstruiert und: "Das Beiwort 'Divina' wurde erst 1555 hinzugefügt" (PMM 60). Die Holzschnitte wurden übernommen aus der venezianischen Ausgabe des Petrus de Piasiis von 1491, stammen vom Meister des Pico Plinius und und sind als freie Adaptionen möglicherweise angeregt von Zeichnungen Botticellis, der sie für eine Comedia-Handschrift aus dem Besitz des Lorenzo de' Medici anfertigte (zuerst gerissen von Baldini für die Florentiner 1481er Ausgabe vgl. die Abb. in PMM S. 61). GW 7972 Hain-Coppinger 5953 = Hain 5945 BSB-Ink D-11 BM STC 209 vgl. Sammlung Schäfer 18 vgl. PMM 59ff. Etwas berieben und bestoßen am Rücken kleine Bezugsfehlstelle (ca. 1/2 cm) teils etwas gebrauchs- und braunfleckig (das letzte Bl. stärker) erste und letzte Bl. angerändert, teils an den Rändern repariert und ergänzt Titel gestempelt und mit hs. Glossen (nahezu unleserlich) letztes Bl. mit kl. Loch und geringem Buchstabenverlust das fehlende letzte Bl. mit einseitigem Register liegt als Fotokopie bei.

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         Corona florida medicinae sive de conservatione sanitatis....

      Venezia, Johannes et Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 20 Juin 1491. ____ Première édition. "Important traité de diététique et d'hygiène d'un célèbre médecin de Padoue qui connaissant et aimait le vin. Les chapitres 42 à 63 sont consacrés au choix des aliments et des boissons. L'auteur consacre une importante partie de son ouvrage au vin, à l'art de boire, et à une étude approfondie de la soif humaine." (Simon, Biblotheca Bacchica 283). Vicaire, Bibliographie gastronomique 396. Le feuillet a1 (début du texte) a été enluminé à l'époque. Il porte une guirlande de fleurs qui entoure le titre imprimé en rouge. Une grande initiale peinte à l'or, avec des entrelacs blancs. Un écusson armorial peint en bas de page . Les initiales dans le texte ont été peintes en rouge et bleu. Marque d'imprimeur gravée au colophon. Quelques découpes de papier ont été comblées au dessus du feuillet A1, dans la marge inférieure du f. A2, marge intérieure du f. d6 et au bas du dernier feuillet. Le dos a été refait. Sans le dernier feuillet blanc qui n'a peut-être jamais existé (cf. BMC).*-------* First edition. The principal work of Gazius (1449-1528), an Italian physician of Padua. A guide to healthy living, dealing with such topics as sleep, exercise, sex, hygiene and drugs. Essentially, however, it is a treatise on diet with an emphasis on the qualities and properties of a great number of foods (including their cooking and preparation.) There is a great deal about drinking, drinks and especially wines. Although this was a popular rather than scholarly work, it does synthesize little known Jewish and Arabic teachings about food with more common western texts. "Antonius Gazius is especially known for his Florida corona medicinae in three hundred chapters. He composed it in 1490 ; it was first printed in 1491, and was reprinted in 1500, 1534, and 1541. He traveled widely in Europe and became physician to Sigismund I of Poland. The Florida corona consists chiefly of rules for the preservation of health and contains little or no astrological medicine. (...) It includes instructions for religious celibates whom it advises not even to read its preceding chapters on sexual intercourse - a caution that might have been better given before these chapters." (Thorndike, History of Magic and Experimental Medicine V, 170.) Folio A1 (text) is richly illuminated. Contains : title, table, list of authors quoted, dedication, text, one blank, list of errata. At the beginning and end of the errata Gazius airs his grievances against his printers for printing one letter for an other, adding and omitting letters, and wrongly expanding contractions. 'The existence of a blank leaf after the errata is hypothetical.' (BMC). ISTC ig00111000. Goff G111. BMC V 341. GW 10563. Medical Incunabula Part III, MI 50. In-folio. [314 x 210 mm] Collation : (125) ff., [A6, a8, b-s6, t8, u1] Veau brun, plats entièrement estampés, dos à nerfs. (Reliure de l'époque.)....

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         Archi-Skulptur. Grenzformen der Gestaltung zwischen Architektur und Plastik von Boullée über Malewitsch, Brancusi, F.L. Wright, Le Corbusier und Chillida bis zur Gegenwart [Gebundene Ausgabe] Markus B

      Skulptur und Architektur im Dialogdie Geschichte der Moderne neu betrachtet.Immer wieder, besonders aber im 20. Jahrhundert wurden zwischen Skulptur und Architektur modellierte und konstruierte Formen ausgetauscht. Die moderne Plastik bedient sich - etwa mit der Auflösung des Körpers im Konstruktivismus oder der Besinnung auf Elementarformen der Geometrie im Kubismus - zunehmend der architektonischen Sprache. Umgekehrt nähert sich die Architektur in der Spät-Moderne der Kunst, ja die digitalen, biomorphen Projekte der Blob-Meister wie Greg Lynn oder NOX provozieren die Frage, ob die gegenwärtige Architektur nichts anderes sei, als sich in Gebäudeform verwirklichende Skulpturen. Die mit über 250 Abbildungen reich bebilderte Publikation geht diesem bisher wenig beachteten Phänomen nachIn neun Kapiteln wird der Dialog zweier ästhetischer Gebiete erzählt und anhand überraschender Gegenüberstellungen zwischen Originalskulpturen von herausragenden Plastikern und Modellen von dazu korrespondierenden Bauwerken aus verschiedenen Epochen veranschaulicht. (Englische Ausgabe erhältlich ISBN 3-7757-1491-X)Autor:Markus Brüderlin, geboren 1958, studierte Kunstgeschichte, Kunstpädagogik und Germanistik. Er ist Kurator der Fondation Beyeler in Riehen/Basel. Mit dem Thema Ornament und abstrakte Kunst beschäftigte er sich bereits in seiner Dissertation.Markus Brüderlin, geboren 1958, studierte Kunstgeschichte, Kunstpädagogik und Germanistik. Er ist Kurator der Fondation Beyeler in Riehen/Basel. Mit dem Thema Ornament und abstrakte Kunst beschäftigte er sich bereits in seiner Dissertation.

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         De institutis coenobiorum. (Daran:) Collationes XXIV.

      Venedig, [Dionysius Bertochus; auch geführt unter „Drucker des Cassianus (Paganinus de Paganinis?“)], 1491. Fol. 120 nn. Bll. (Got. Type, 2 Spalten, 57 Zeilen), Etw. späterer flex. Pgmt.-Bd. m. durchzogenen Bünden. Eine von vermutlich nur vier Inkunabelausgaben dieses Textes. - Die „Institutis“ (Über die Mönchserziehung und über Heilmittel gegen die acht Hauptsünden) des Predigers Johannes Cassianus (ca. 360-435) sind Produkt seiner in Palästina und Ägypten gemachten Erfahrungen als Eremit; sie sollten in der Folge quasi kanonisiert die Lehre der acht Kardinallaster begründen. Außer den hier ebenfalls enthaltenen „Collationes“ (wohl fingierte philosophische Unterredungen mit ägyptischen Mönchen) verfaßte Cassianus noch eine gegen Nestorios gerichtete Schrift über die Natur Christi. Cassianus, begonnen als Mönch in Bethlehem, gründete um 414 in Marseille ein Mönchs- und Nonnenkloster und wird dort als Heiliger verehrt. - Für den Einband (dieser etw. berieben u. fleckig) wurde ein Notariatsinstrument von 1569 verwendet. Das weisse Blatt zu Beginn mit kalligraphischer Verfassernennung von alter Hand. Die ersten beiden Bll. im Bug etwas wurmstichig. Einige Bll. mit Eckknicken. Vereinzelt etw. fleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar. - GW 6161; Goff C 234; Hain/C. 4563; Pellechet 3337; BSB-Ink C-166; Proctor 5697; ISTC ic00234000. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Cassianus, De institutis coenobiorum. (Daran:) Collationes XXIV., Inkunabel, Inkunabeln, Frühdrucke

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         Elementa Geometrica

      First leaf with an attractive three-sided woodcut border, very numerous woodcut diagrams in the margins, & woodcut initials throughout. First leaf with two lines printed in red. Roman types. 51 lines. 136 leaves (without the first & last leaves which are blank). Folio (315 x 212 mm.), fine morocco by Lortic, triple gilt fillet round sides with the arms of the Prince d'Essling in gilt in center of each cover, spine gilt in six compartments with "VM" in five of the compartments, a.e.g. Vicenza: L. Achates de Basilea & G. de Papia, 20 June (?) 1491. A fine copy of the second edition which is much rarer than the first edition of 1482; this copy, which is finely bound by Lortic, comes from the famous library of the Prince d'Essling, one of the greatest collectors in 19th-century France. The Vicenza edition is a page-for-page reprint of Ratdolt's, omitting the dedication to the doge of Venice. The border to the first page is of an entirely different nature from Ratdolt's. Instead of floral interlacements there are semi-grotesque animals, birds, and cupids. This text "has served, for almost 2,000 years, as the standard text of the core of basic mathematics…it has exercised an influence upon the human mind greater than that of any other work except the Bible."-D.S.B., IV, p. 437. A very good copy, lightly washed, with a distinguished provenance. The title-page has a short tear (50 mm.) carefully repaired, not touching the text. ? Goff E-114. Klebs 383.2. Thomas-Stanford 2. For the first edition, see Dibner, Heralds of Science, 100, Horblit 27, and Printing of the Mind of Man 25.

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         Sermones Thesauri Novi De Sanctis [incunable]

      Martin Flach, Strasbourg 1491 - 254 fo 256 pages; (Early Continental Imprints : Incunabula) 1 vol. Folio, old (18th century? ) vellum; light wear, occasional minor dampstaining and dust smudging. 254 of 256 leaves, lacking leaves a1 and o6 (supplied in modern facsimile). Rubicated, a few old ink shoulder notes. Infrequent, marginal dampstaining, small worm hole in bottom margins of first several leaves, occasional unobtrusive spotting and dust smudging, old small vertical cellotape repair at bottom of terminal leaf, P8. Leaf size 280 x 197 mm. Geoff P-515; Copinger/Reichling 5427; British Musuem Catalogue; STC, German Books, 1455 - 1600, p. 811. Latin language. Rubricated letters, printed in red and black. 55 lines and head-lines, double column. Gothic types ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Sex urbium dicta ad Maximilianum Romanorum regem. [Venice, Bernardinus Benalius?, after 16 March 1491].

      1491. 4to. (6) ff. (incl. final blank). Roman type 10:80R, 37-38 lines. With a woodcut initial. Later wrappers. All edges red. First edition of this fictitious homage to King Maximilian, offered by six cities of classical antiquity. Probably written in Pordenone, where Caviceo had lived for several years and was earned his doctor of laws in 1489 from the hands of Emperor Frederick III. The work begins with a reference to the eviction of the Hungarians from Austria: "The six cities are Babylon, Troy, Byzantion, Athens, Carthago, and Jerusalem. They all pay homage to Maximilian and bey for his protection [...] Interspersed with numerous references to contemporary events" (cf. Apponyi). The theologian J. Caviceus (1443-1511) studierd at Bologna and entered the services of Piermaria Rossi, Lord of Berceto, and his son Guido, Capitano of the Republic of Venice. After 1492 he served as vicar general to the dioceses of Rimini, Ferrara, Florence, and Siena. - Printer attribution follows GW (contested by BMC and Indice generale VI). Recto of first leaf has old border rules in black ink; an English note on the author (c. 1880) is mounted to the flyleaf. - Very rare; only the second edition is listed in German auction records of the last decades (Hartung Munich, 98 [2000], lot 103, EUR 4346). HC 4805. Goff C-355. GW 6433. BSB-Ink C-204. Pellechet 3455. Proctor 7374. BMC VII, 1146. IGI 2655. Sajó-Soltész 955. Apponyi 1551.

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         Cruydt-boeck ... volgens sijne laetste verbeteringe: met bijvoegsels achter elck capittel, uut verscheyden cruydtbeschrijvers: item in't laetste een beschrijvinge vande Indiaensche gewassen, ... Leiden, Franciscus Raphelengius, 1618. Folio. With engraved title-page with letterpress title and imprint, coloured by an early hand and highlighted in gold, and about 1470 botanical woodcuts in the text (mostly 13 x 7 cm). Contemporary blind-tooled vellum over wooden boards, with brass clasps.

      Nissen, BBI 518; Stafleu & Cowan 1491; Wellcome I, 1812. Second Dutch edition of Dodoens's last, most important and most extensively illustrated work, with Clusius's extensive appendix of American and East Indian plants that adds nearly 100 woodcuts. Besides the usual herbs and medicinal plants, the book describes and illustrates seaweed, coral, sponge, mushrooms, grains, beans, peppers, thistles, fruit trees, cactus, nut, date, olive and other trees, coconut, pineapple, cacao, tobacco and papyrus. It also made an important contribution to systematic botany by defining the parts of plants in general.The Stirpium represents Dodoen's best and last great work: a monumental botanical study divided into 6 large sections, each containing 5 books, with the plants classified in 26 groups. This system was far superior to all his earlier classifications. Joost van Ravelinghen, Christophel Plantin's grandson, first published the present translation in 1608, adding extra information in a smaller type at the end of each chapter. These additions give information on the qualities of the plant as well as new information or descriptions of new plants taken from the work of other authors, including Carolus Clusius and Mathias de Lobel. At the end Van Ravelinghen added a whole new part on exotic plants taken from the works of Clusius, Garcia da Orta, Nic. Monardès, Chr. Acosta and others. The present edition includes the same woodcuts as the first Dutch edition, with some additions for the parts by Clusius. Slightly browned, with some minor spots throughout and the margins slightly thumbed. Binding cracked at hinges, bottom of spine slightly damaged and some traces of use along the extremities. Overall a very good copy.

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         Sefer ha-Mahbarot. Book of Collected Writings by Immanuel of Rome.

      Gershom ben Moses Soncino,, Brescia: 1491 - Pagination: 141 (of 160) leaves, lacking 18 text leaves and 1 blank. Text leaves all supplied in fine facsimile on older paper. Beautiful modern antique full calf, replicating 15th century binding, blind tooled with floral decoration, and gilt spine. First seven and last eleven leaves supplied in fine facsimile on later paper. Few leaves with top corner repairs, no text affect, few outer margin tears, and a few minor repairs to inner margins, little affect. Some foxing and minor dampstains. Overall, a nice copy of an extremely rare book. Only a few copies in existence that are complete. All first editions rare, important, and valuable. Illustrations: Illustrated with the very rare small zodiacal symbols on ff.48-49 illustrating the poems on the months of the year. One of only two literary Hebrew incunabulae.Sefer-ha-Mahbarot was the first printed book of Hebrew poetry, also first book printed by Gershom Soncino in Brescia, the site of his second press. The books is also the first Hebrew books to have zodiac signes. Soncino was a pioneer of Hebrew printing and may be credited with numerous first editions, he printed in at least a dozen cities and over a hundred Hebrew titles as well as many others. Sefer-ha-Mahbarot is the most important work of Immanuel of Rome (c.1261-1330), the poet and scholar of both Hebrew and Italian texts. The book contains poetry, songs, stories, allegories and dialogues in the style of Italian renaissance, as told by a wise Jew of that time. Immanuel introduced the form of the sonnet from Italian literature into Hebrew, he also brought forth alternating rimes instead of single rimes and displayed invention and humor in most of his work. ? in a diwan that he entitled "Me abberot" (this book). Out of gratitude for his generous friend he put these poems in a setting that made it appear as if they had been composed entirely during his intercourse with him and as if stimulated by him, although they were in reality composed at different periods. These poems deal with all the events and episodes of Jewish life, and are replete with clever witticisms, harmless fun, caustic satire, and at times frivolity. The Hebrew idiom in which Immanuel wrote lends an especial charm to his work. His parodies of Biblical and Talmudic sentences, his clever allusions and puns, his equivocations, are gems of diction on account of which it is almost impossible to translate his poems into another language. These 27 poems?satires and letters, prayers and dirges, intermingled?embrace a great variety of themes, serious or humorous. A vision entitled "Ha-Tofet weha Eden" (Hell and Paradise; poem 28), at the end of the diwan, is a sublime finale, the seriousness of which, however, is tempered by lighter passages, the humorist asserting himself even in dealing with the supernatural world. As an old man of sixty, the poet recounts, he was overcome by the consciousness of his sins and the fear of his fate after death, when a recently deceased young friend, Daniel, appeared to him, offering to lead him through the tortures of hell to the flowering fields of the blessed. There then follows a minute description of hell and heaven. It need hardly be said that Immanuel's poem is patterned in idea as well as in execution on Dante's "Divine Comedy." It has even been asserted that he intended to set a monument to his friend Dante in the person of the highly praised Daniel for whom he found a magnificent throne prepared in paradise. This theory, however, is untenable, and there remains only that positing his imitation of Dante. Though the poem lacks the depth and sublimity, and the significant references to the religious, scientific, and political views of the time, that have made Dante's work immortal, yet it is not without merit. Immanuel's description, free from dogmatism, is true to human nature. Not the least of its merits is the humane point of view and the tolerance toward those of a different belief which one looks for in vain in Dante, w [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Der Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils.

      - Folio (333 x 226 mm). Mit 96 ganzseitigen Holzschnitten von Michael Wolgemut und Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. 352 Bl. (von 354, ohne das leere erste und letzte Bl.) [a2-z, ab, ac, ad6, ae8, A-Z6, Aa-Gg6, Hh9]. Zweispaltiger Druck. Schöner Pastiche-Einband des 19. Jhs. im Stil des 16. Jhs., mit reicher Blindprägung, Rücken über 5 erhabenen Bünden. Nürnberg, Anton Koberger, 8. November 1491. Einzige Ausgabe einer der schönsten und am reichsten illustrierten deutschen Inkunabeln, in nur 150 Exemplaren gedruckt. Der Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils des aus Winningen in Württemberg stammenden Franziskanermönchs Stephan Fridolin gehört mit den insgesamt 96 ganzseitigen Holzschnitten des Nürnberger Malers Michael Wolgemut und dessen Stiefsohns Wilhelm Pleydenwurff zu den absoluten Höhepunkten des Nürnberger Holzschnitts im 15. Jahrhundert. "Mit einer ganz bedeutsamen Wirkung auf die allgemeine Entwicklung der vervielfältigten Künste . Dass der Schatzbehalter noch vor der Reise Dürers nach dem Süden entstanden ist und nicht ohne Einfluss auf den Lehrgang des Künstlers geblieben sein kann, verdient noch besonders angemerkt zu werden" (Karl Schottenloher). Verlegt wurde das Buch anonym, aber die Autorschaft Fridolins ist durch einen zeitgenössischen Eintrag in einem in der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek gehüteten Exemplar des Klosters Regdorf in Bayern gesichert. Entstanden ist dieses Andachts- und Erbauungsbuch für Laien im Auftrag der Aebtissin Caritas Pirckheimer vom Nürnberger Klarissinnenkloster, wo Fridolin seit 1480 (mit Unterbrechung 1487-89) Lektor im Konvent und Prediger bei den Klarissinnen war. Der bedeutsamste Teil des dreigeteilten Buchs stellt der mittlere Hauptteil dar. Darin werden 100 Betrachtungspunkte oder 'Gegenwürff', stichwortartig hervorgehoben. Aus dem Text geht auch hervor, dass Stephan Fridolin an der Ausarbeitung des erklärenden ikonographischen Programms entscheidenden Anteil hatte. Er legt im Prolog auch seine Absicht dar, sich einer schlichten Darstellungsweise zu befleissigen. Berühmt ist der Schatzbehalter vor allem wegen den herausragenden Holzschnitten aus der Werkstatt von Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519) und Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (um 1462-1494), die auch die Illustrationen für die Schedelsche Weltchronik von 1493 schaffen sollten. Albrecht Dürer hatte seinen Vater bedrängt, ihn zum Maler ausbilden zu lassen und trat 1486 als Fünfzehnjähriger bei Michael Wolgemut seine Lehre an. Die Zuordnung der einzelnen Holzschnitte zu den jeweiligen Künstlern bleibt aber ein hilfloses Unterfangen. Alle 96 Holzschnitte von 91 Holzstöcken sind ganzseitig (250 x 170 mm), sie stellen die erste monumentale Bildfolge in der Buchillustration dar und sind charakteristisch für die Weiterentwicklung des Linienholzschnittes der Anfangszeit zur verdichteten, malerischen Schwarzweisskunst des Holzschnittes, wie sie dann u.a. in Dürers Apokalypse ihre eindrucksvollste Ausprägung erfahren sollte. Wolgemuts Illustrationen sind auch die ersten von einem Maler, dessen Oeuvre gut erschlossen ist (dies im Gegensatz etwa zu Erhard Reuwich, dem Illustrator von Breydenbachs Reisebuch Peregrinatio in terram sanctam von 1486 [H 3956]). Die Kreuzschraffur wird neu "durchgängig als Wirkungselement eingesetzt und die Bildkomposition ist auf malerische, tonige Wirkung eingestellt" (Horst Kunze), die einer Nachkolorierung nicht mehr bedurfte; der Schatzbehalter zählt somit zu den grossen Illustrationsbüchern des 15. Jahrhunderts und bedeutet auch in qualitativer Hinsicht eine wichtige Entwicklungsetappe. Für den in zwei Kolumnen gesetzten Text benutzte Anton Koberger die selben Typen, die er für die neunte deutsche Bibel von 1483 (H 3137) verwendete. Rubriziert mit zwei grossen, rot und blau geteilten Lombarden, vielen kleineren Initialen in Rot und Blau und roten Paragraphenmarkierungen. Unser Exemplar (329 x 222) enthält auch das erste leere Bl., wohingegen wie üblich das letzte leere fehlt. - Wenig wurmlöchrig zu Beginn, vereinzlelte Bl. et [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         SPHAERA MUNDI. - DISPUTATIONUM CONTRA CREMONENSIA IN PLANETARUM THEORICAS DELIRAMENTA PRAEFATIO. - THEORICAE NOVAE PLANETARUM

      Venice, Gullielmus de Tridini de Monteferrato, 14 Jan. 1491. Square in-8o, 18.3 x 14.7 cm complete with 48 leaves, sign. a-f8. First page with narrow right margin, few old marginalia, very light browning. Brown cardboard binding c. 1900. Coloured fullpage frontispice and 94 woodcut diagrams (7 coloured printed originally in yellow, brown and red), 17 woodcut initials (4 coloured). J. de Sacro Bosco(Halifax/Nithsdale? 1195 - 1256? Paris) arrived at the University of Paris on 5 June 1221 and was elected professor of mathematics, as very little is known for sure for his previous life. His main works, Algorismus, De Anni Ratione and Tractatus de Sphaere, based on Ptolemy and Arabic commentators gained him a lasting reputation. De spahera was printed in about 240 editions of which 35 are incunabula (NUC 513, its first edition appeared in 1472 in Ferrara). In our knowledge the only incunabulum with coloured diagrams. J. Regiomontanus (Johannes Müller von Königsberg Bavaria(6 June 1436 - 6 July 1476), German mathematician, astronomer, printer and Catholic bishop. His works include Almagest, completed from his teacher's Peurbach study, Algorithmus Demonstratus, De triangulis planis et sphaericis, Compositio tabularum sinum recto, De Triangulis taken from Jabir Ibn Aflah's work. In Nuremberg founded the first scientific printing press where the first printed astronomical textbook, the Theoricae novae Planetarum of von Peurbach was edited in 1472. Georg von Peuerbach (30 May 1423 - 8 April 1461) was an Austrian astronomer and mathematician. His works include Almagest 1472, Tabulae eclypsiem 1514, Quadratum geometricum meridiano 1516, Nova tabula sinus 1541. Rare edition, no copy in Bibl. Nationale or in Library of Congress, 1 copy in Europeana. Goff J410, HC 14114, GW M14644, BMC V 412, not in Brunet.

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         Sancto Ioanne Climacho. Altramente Schala Paradisi. (In fine, verso ultimo f., colophon:) Questo Libro fu facto in Venesia per Matheo da Parma. Nel M.CCCC.LXXXXI. Die VIII. Mensis Iuni (Venezia, Matteo Capcasa e Bern. Benali, 1491)

      Matteo Codeca, 1491. in - 4 (mm.215x150), ff.144 nn., ottimo carattere tondo, due belle illustrazioni in silografia, una al recto del primo foglio raffigurante l'Annunciazione, la seconda la Pietà al verso del secondo f. Legatura 600.sca in piena pergamena rigida, titolo oro su tassello al dorso, tagli marmorizz. Seconda edizione, prima figurata, La ''Scala del Paradiso'' è opera ascetica che San Giovanni Climaco scrisse sotto forma di sentenze ed aforismi in stile semplice e conciso, immaginando trenta gradini attraverso ai quali deve passare l'anima per poter giungere alla perfezione, indispensabile per il Paradiso. amosa guida spirituale, vera e propria sintesi della tradizione monastica antica. Fu trasposta in italiano dal latino dall'agostiniano Gentile da Foligno nel XIV sec. L'edizione fu imitata a 750 esemplari (British Museum Cat.) dei quali assai pochi sono conservati in Biblioteche Pubbliche. Ottimo esemplare.

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         Climacho altramente Schala Paradisi. (In fine:) Questo libro fu facto in Venesia per Matheo da Parma. Nel Mcccclxxxi. die VIII mensis Iunii (Venezia, Bernardinus Benalius e Matteo Capcasa, 8 giugno1491)

      Benali e Codeca da Parma, 1491. in - 4, ff. 144 n.n., legatura moderna in p.pergamena. Illustrato da due artistiche incisioni in legno (mm 480x500 circa caduna): "Annunciazione" (sul titolo) e "Deposizione di Cristo Morto" (al verso del secondo f.). Seconda edizione della traduzione in italiano (prima Torrebelvicino presso Vicenza, Leonardo Longo, 1478; quella del 1477 citata dall'Hain 5466 non esiste) di questa famosa guida spirituale, «Klimax tou Paradeisou» o Scala del Paradiso, composta in greco nel VII secolo da San Giovanni soprannominato Climaco, ovvero «quello della scala», dal nome appunto del suo componimento. Vera e propria sintesi della tradizione monastica antica, illustra, attraverso trenta gradini, altrettante tappe della vita monastica. La "Scala del paradiso" venne tradotta in molte lingue, tra cui latino, siriaco, armeno, arabo e slavo. Sulla base della traduzione latina di Angelo Clareno da Cingoli, nel XIV secolo l'agostiniano Gentile da Foligno la traspose in italiano. Buon esemplare di raro incunabolo, censito solamente in una decina di Biblioteche nel mondo.

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         La Divina Comedia, con la Vita ed il Commento di Cristoforo Landino riveduto da Fra Piero da Fighino dell'Ordine de'Minori. (In fine, verso f.315, colophon:) ''Et fine del comento di Christoforo Landino .. E impresso in Vinegia per Pietro Cremonese dito Veronese: adi. xviii. di novebrio. M.cccc.Lxxxxi. emendato per me maestro piero da fighino dell'ordine de frati minori''. (Venezia, Bernardino Benali e Matteo Capocasa da Parma, 3 Marzo 1491

      1491. in - folio (mm 310x218), ff. 302, di cui i f. 12 - 301 sono numerati da II a CCLXXXXI (primo e decimo ff. n.n. da altro esemplare, anticamente rimarginati lungo il lato bianco inferiore), legatura in pergamena antica a capitelli passanti. Car. tondo, di corpo minore per il commento che incornicia il testo; gran numero di iniziali ornate su fondo nero. Illustrato da 97 silografie piccole e da 4 grandi a piena pagina (quella relativa al Purgatorio è ripetuta) all'inizio di ogni Cantica entro belle bordure con figure e animali. Precedono il testo un'Apologia e la Vita di Dante; lo seguono il Credo, i Dieci Comandamenti, i Sette Salmi penitenziali, il Pater Noster e l'Ave Maria ridotti in terze rime ed attribuiti a Dante. Benché sembri ormai chiarita la precedenza tra le due edizioni del 1491 ? alcune varianti testuali fanno supporre che questa edizione, datata 3 Marzo, sia in realtà del 1492, iniziandosi l'anno veneziano il 1 Marzo ? è considerata la prima edizione con le figure ad illustrare il Paradiso, e la prima con le revisioni di Pietro da Fighine al Commento del Landino. L'illustrazione dell'edizione di Brescia 1487 si fermava infatti al secondo canto del Paradiso. Il presente esemplare unisce alla straordinaria rarità dell'edizione una provenienza particolarmente interessante. Al al foglio XVIII verso, nel margine sotto la figura della porta dell'Inferno compare l'annotazione di mano del XVII secolo ''procul hinc adeste Profani''. Al f. CXXXIV recto, sempre della stessa mano, ''Pape Satan Aleppe - Phy Diabolo'' e al verso, nel margine sotto la figura di Lucifero (canto 34) ''E Millibus vix Uni''. Importante sottolineare che queste citazioni sono tratte dall'Amphitheatrum di H.Khunrath: significativo il fatto che abeste attestato sul frontone della porta dell'Anfiteatro del Khunrath venga modificato in adeste nella citazione vicino al Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate. Infine al f. CCLXII figurano un paio di sottolineature, la croce della silografia è iscritta in un triangolo tracciato a inchiostro, ad una delle stelle sono stati aggiunti dei raggi, e nel margine inferiore compare la scritta in greco ????????? = amante della verità. Chiaro è il riferimento di questa annotazione al testo: nel XVIII canto del Paradiso, Cacciaguida rincuora Dante e lo invita ha dire la verità, anche quando è scomoda: "Ma nondimen, rimossa ogne menzogna, / tutta tua vision fa manifesta; / e lascia pur grattar dov'è la rogna". Dunque questo esemplare appartenne nel XVII secolo ad un dotto conoscitore del Khunrath, ed "amante della verità", legato all'ambiente Rosacrociano, come testimonia il particolare uso della croce inscritta in un triangolo circondato di stelle (f. CXXXIV recto). L'Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae, Solius Verae, Christiano - Kabalisticum, Divino - Magicum, (edizione definitiva, Hanau, Gulielmus Antonius, 1609) è «un discorso ad alta temperatura mistica, corredato di invocazioni, esortazioni, interiezioni esorcistiche, spesso in elaborata composizione tipografica, che descrive sette gradi di ascesi e di scoperta della sapienza. è ricco di riferimenti all'alchimia, alla Cabbala, alla dottrina delle segnature e ad altri temi dell'ermetismo» (U.Eco). Il simbolo dei Rosacroce consisteva in una stella di dodici raggi, con al centro un triangolo che contiene una Croce con una Rosa; il tutto circondato da cinque Stelle a cinque raggi mentre un'altra con sette sorgeva sopra la punta del Triangolo. Infine la scritta in greco potrebbe costituire un riferimento al più importante adepto nella tradizione alchemica del moderno Occidente; Eirenaeus Philalethes (the peaceful lover of truth) fu lo pseudonimo utilizzato dall'alchimista George Starkey (1628 - 1665). I suoi trattati ''Lo Specchio della Verità'', ''L'Entrata Aperta al Palazzo Chiuso del Re" sono stati oggetto di studio da parte di tutti i cultori dell'arte ermetica, fino ad Isaac Newton, che li ha annotati e commentati. Il fatto che il primo f. ed il corrispondente provengano da altro esemplare, è dovuto ad una censura del nome del possessore. Parecchi sono stati nei secoli i tentativi di dimostrare le affinità o le influenze di Dante sul pensiero rosacrociano; il presente esemplare potrebbe essere un primo tassello per futuri studi in tale direzione. Cfr. Guénon L'esoterismo di Dante. F.Perez, La Beatrice svelata, che contiene un capitolo su Dante e i rosacroce, titolo anche di una conferenza di W. Montresor, Verona, Ottobre 2003. F.Allevi. Con Dante e la Sibilla ed altri - dagli antichi al volgare. Inoltre L'esoterismo Rosacroce nella Divina Commedia di Filalete Ireneo, Bastogi Ed., 1995. Esemplare fuori dal comune di edizione molto stimata; importante documento dell'interesse del pensiero rosacrociano per la Commedia nel XVII secolo (alcuni ff. rimarginati lato bianco inferiore e rare lievi bruniture della carta).

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         Ars conficiendi epistolas

      Antoine Caillaut, 1491. 4to, (14) ll. Signature: a8 b6. 34 lines. Gothic types. Modern blind - tooled calf. A very good copy. Incipit: &ldquo,Ars Tulliano more epistola[n]di Jacobi p. [Publicii] ad illustrissimum principem Tara[n]tinu[m] hispaniae Ducem Incipit feliciter&rdquo,. Very rare Paris school edition of this very successful text, the &ldquo,Art of writing letters&rdquo, by Jacobo Publicio. Written around 1567, it was first published in Venice in 1482 as part of Publicio's Artis oratoriae epitome, which also included his famous Ars memorativa, the first manual on mnemotechnics ever published (first separate edition: Toulouse, 1475 ca.). Jacobus' rhetorical treatise became very well known in the last two decades of the 15th century. The three parts were often reprinted either together or separately. The first separate edition of the Ars conficiendi epistolas was issued in Deventer in 1488. The present is probably the fifth edition after three Deventer editions and one published in Leipzig. An earlier edition, issued under the title Epistolarum institutiones. Litterarum indices et inscriptions, ascribed by BMC to Toulouse, Henricus Turner, 1476 ca., is apparently an earlier draft of the &ldquo,Ars epistolandi&rdquo, and the &ldquo,Suprascriptiones epistolarum&rdquo, (cf. J. Durán Barceló, El Oratoriae Artis epitoma de Jacobo Publicio "Hispano", in: &ldquo,Humanismo y pervivencia del mundo clásico: Homenaje al profesor Luis Gil&rdquo,, J.M. Maestre Maestre, L.Ch. Brea J. Pascual Barea, eds., Madrid, 1997, pp. 753 - 760). Conceived as a commentary to Cicero's Epistola ad Curionem (fam. 2.4), Publicio's Ars conficiendi epistolas &ldquo,respecta también la estructura tripartite y las correspondencias estilísticas de la clasificación ciceroniana,&hellip, Para Publicio, los tres genera epistolares son: genus doctrinae, genus iocosum y genus grave&hellip, El &lsquo,género de doctrina', que sustituye al &lsquo,informativo' ciceroniano, se propone como finalidad la utilitas, y posee tres especies: eruditio, ars y disciplina. El genus iocosum trata de asuntos &lsquo,domésticos y familiares', y lo hace diseminando por la carta lepos, dicacitas, sales, venustas, facetiae, urbanitas y lipptomia (sic). El tercero género, el genus grave, se acomoda a contenidos más serios y trascendentes, come la religión o la política, su obietivo es la honoris dignitas, y debe evitar todos los recursos que proporcionan la &lsquo,delectación' propria del segunto genus&rdquo, (P. Martín Baños, El arte epistolar en el Renacimiento europeo 1400 - 1600, Bilbao, 2005, pp. 510 - 511). Almost nothing is known about the life of Jacobo Publicio, a Spanish itinerant professor who used to identify himself as &ldquo,of Florence&rdquo,. Also called &lsquo,Rufus', he was a physician by profession, a fact that helps to explain his particular interest in the medical aspects of memory training. He participated actively in humanist circles in Germany and Burgundy and taught in many different universities including Brabant, Leipzig, and Cologne, before settling in 1464 in Louvain, where he was appointed to the chair of rhetoric. He used to call himself &ldquo,poeta laureates&rdquo, (cf. M Carruthers H. Bayerle, Jacobus Publicius, &lsquo,The Art of Memory', in: &ldquo,The Medieval Craft of Memory&rdquo,, Philadelphia PA, 2002, pp. 226 - 227). According to ISTC (ip01091000), 7 copies are known worldwide, only 1 in America (London, British Library, Aberdeen, UL, Cambridge, UL, Paris, BN and Mazarine, Philadelphia PA, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt Library, Copenhagen, RL). Copinger, 4983 (ascribes to Guy Marchant), Goff, P - 1091 (dates about 1493), GW, M36425.

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         Elementa Geometrica.

      First leaf with an attractive three-sided woodcut border, very numerous woodcut diagrams in the margins, & woodcut initials throughout. First leaf with two lines printed in red. Roman types. 51 lines. 136 leaves (without the first & last leaves which are blank). Folio (315 x 212 mm.), fine morocco by Lortic, triple gilt fillet round sides with the arms of the Prince d'Essling in gilt in center of each cover, spine gilt in six compartments with "VM" in five of the compartments, a.e.g. Vicenza: L. Achates de Basilea & G. de Papia, 20 June (?) 1491. A fine copy of the second edition which is much rarer than the first edition of 1482; this copy, which is finely bound by Lortic, comes from the famous library of the Prince d'Essling, one of the greatest collectors in 19th-century France. The Vicenza edition is a page-for-page reprint of Ratdolt's, omitting the dedication to the doge of Venice. The border to the first page is of an entirely different nature from Ratdolt's. Instead of floral interlacements there are semi-grotesque animals, birds, and cupids. This text "has served, for almost 2,000 years, as the standard text of the core of basic mathematics...it has exercised an influence upon the human mind greater than that of any other work except the Bible."-D.S.B., IV, p. 437. A very good copy, lightly washed, with a distinguished provenance. The title-page has a short tear (50 mm.) carefully repaired, not touching the text. ❧ Goff E-114. Klebs 383.2. Thomas-Stanford 2. For the first edition, see Dibner, Heralds of Science, 100, Horblit 27, and Printing of the Mind of Man 25. .

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         Tusculanae disputationes. Cum commento.

      - Venice, [Antonius de Strata], December 5, 1491. 29,5 x 21 cm. Vellum-backed boards with title label (20th century). 58 leaves. First blank with some handwritten notes of a slightly later date (citations of Quintillian and Juvenal) and owner's inscription 'Joannes antonius de paula'. Some repairs and humidity stains. Tiny worm holes with loss of a few letters. With one handwritten guide letter, no initials or rubrication. Marginal notes, hands, lines and some inkstains, partly cut short.* Philosophic disputations in the city of Tusculum. Attractive incunable: text between commentaries in narrower colums. Complete. Pleasant modern binding. Goff C638. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Sancto Ioanne Climacho. Altramente Schala Paradisi.

      (In fine, verso ultimo f., colophon:) Questo Libro fu facto in Venesia per Matheo da Parma. Nel M.CCCC.LXXXXI. Die VIII. Mensis Iuni (Venezia, Matteo Capcasa e Bern. Benali, 1491), - in-4 (mm.215x150), ff.144 nn., ottimo carattere tondo, due belle illustrazioni in silografia, una al recto del primo foglio raffigurante l'Annunciazione, la seconda la Pietà al verso del secondo f. Legatura 600.sca in piena pergamena rigida, titolo oro su tassello al dorso, tagli marmorizz. Seconda edizione, prima figurata, La ''Scala del Paradiso'' è opera ascetica che San Giovanni Climaco scrisse sotto forma di sentenze ed aforismi in stile semplice e conciso, immaginando trenta gradini attraverso ai quali deve passare l'anima per poter giungere alla perfezione, indispensabile per il Paradiso. amosa guida spirituale, vera e propria sintesi della tradizione monastica antica. Fu trasposta in italiano dal latino dall'agostiniano Gentile da Foligno nel XIV sec. L'edizione fu imitata a 750 esemplari (British Museum Cat.) dei quali assai pochi sono conservati in Biblioteche Pubbliche. Ottimo esemplare. B.M:C:, V, p.373. H:C., 5468. Reichling, I, p.130. Essling, 565. Sander, 2018. Cat. Martini Incunabuli, n.188. Goff J-309. Zambrino, Opere volgar, 467. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Chronique ofte historische geschiedenisse van Vrieslant. Beginnende vanden jaere nae des Werelts scheppinghe 3635. ende loopende tot den jaere nae de gheboorte Christi. 1622.Franeker, Jan Lamrinck, 1622. Folio. With engraved title-page, large engraved coat of arms of the province of Friesland on the verso of the title, 3 folding engraved maps and plans, 49 half-page full-length engraved portraits of the rulers of Friesland in text, 2 engraved costume plates, 2 plans of the sieges of Franeker in 1500 and the Oldenklooster in 1535, 1 view of the Frisian Academy at Franeker, 6 seals and coat of arms of Friesland at the end. Contemporary vellum, remnants of ties.

      Bodel Nijenhuis 2634; De Buck 1491; Frisia Dominium 34.2. First and only edition of a history and description of the province Friesland by Pierius Winsemius (1586-1644), a Frisian lawyer and historian who was appointed the official historian of Friesland by the States of Friesland in 1616. The history and description are lavishly illustrated with maps, plans and full-length portraits of Frisian rulers for the greater part engraved by Pieter Feddes van Harlingen and Simon Wynhoutsz. Frisius. Frisius had engraved a series of portraits of rulers in 1617, doubtless intended to illustrate Hamconius's treatise on the history of Friesland. He also engraved the title-page and the large map of Friesland, especially published by Jan Lamrinck to be included in the present Chronique by Winsemius. The plans include - apart from the folding plans of Leeuwarden (2x) and Franeker - the siege of Franeker in 1500 and the capture of the monastery, Oldenklooster, near Bolsward by the Anabaptists on 30 March 1535. There is also a view of the Academy at Franeker. The portraits include, apart from the legendary kings and other rulers of Friesland, the portraits of Joachim Hopperus and Viglius Zuichem, both in a roundel, and of the princes and stadholders of Orange-Nassau.With water stains in the upper margins and gutter throughout, some occasional stains and the bottom corner of B5 torn off; a good copy.

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         Plutarch's Live, Plutarchi Vitae

      

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         Tusculanae disputationes. Cum commento.

      - Venetië, [Antonius de Strata], 5 december 1491. 29,5 x 21 cm. 20e-eeuws halfperkament met titelschildje. Klein exlibris van de Keulse verzamelaar Georg Bachem. 58 bladen. Het eerste blanco blad met enkele handgeschreven notities (ca. 16e eeuw): citaten van Quintillianus en Juvenalis, en een eigenaarsinscriptie 'Joannes antonius de paula'. Kleine wormgaatjes, ten koste van een paar letters. Met een handgeschreven gidsletter, maar zonder initialen of rubricatie. Marginale notities, leuke wijshandjes, lijntjes en kleine vlekjes. Iets bijgesneden.* Filosofische discussies in de Romeinse stad Tusculum. Elegante incunabel, gezet uit een forse romein, met daarnaast en soms eromheen het commentaar in een kleiner corps. Compleet met het blanco blad a1. Goff C638. 65 complete exemplaren in de bibliotheken, maar geen in Nederland en België.

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         Schatzbehalter. Die sibent figur. (GW 10329, H 6236).

      Nürnberg Anton Koberger 8 November Type 9 10 und 11 1491 - O-Inkunabelblatt mit einem ganzseitigen Holzschnitt von Michael Wolgemut, dem Lehrer von Albrecht Dürer. Blatt im Randbereich etwas fleckig und Blattinnenkante mit schmalen Papierstreifen. Blattgröße: 21,5 x 31 cm. Incunabula text woodcut leaf. - - - Der Schatzbehalter ist neben der Schedelschen Weltchronik das schönste deutsche illustrierte Buch der Inkunabelzeit. Von diesem Werk erschien nur eine einzige Ausgabe mit 96 ganzseitigen Holzschnitten, die z.T. unter Mitarbeit von Albrecht Dürer entstanden. Laut Richard Bellm wurde das Werk nur in einer Auflage von 150 Exemplaren gedruckt (P. St. Fridolin, 1962). Der angesehene Nürnberger Franziskaner-Observant Stephan Fridolin (um 1430 - 1498) wirkte seit 1480 als Lektor des Nürnberger Franziskanerklosters und war viele Jahre als Prediger und Beichtvater der Klarissinnen. Diese Aufgaben bestimmten seine schriftstellerische Tätigkeit. Seine erfolgreichsten, anonym erschienenen Erbauungs- und Andachtsbücher waren der Schatzbehalter, der "geistliche Herbst" und der "geistliche Mai". Die Autorenschaft Fridolins ist durch eine zeitgenössische handschriftliche Eintragung aus dem Kloster Rebdorf gesichert. Der "Schatzbehalter", der hundert Betrachtungspunkte des Leidens Christi abhandelt, ist für Laien bestimmt. Fridolin war an der Ausarbeitung des ikonographischen Programms beteiligt. Durch die 96 ganzseitigen Illustrationen aus der Nürnberger Werkstatt von Michael Wolgemut und Wilhelm Pleydenwurff erlangte die Druckausgabe Berühmtheit. Die Bedeutung dieser Ausgabe liegt in Gestaltungsabsicht und der Komposition: ". Das ettliche gegenwürff von pildwerck figuren haben, umb der layen willen, für die diß büchlein allermaist entworffen ist .". Das Blatt belegt den gewachsenen Sinn für Hell und Dunkel im Holzschnitt, das Streben nach Ausdrucksvielfalt und die Weiterentwicklung des linearen Holzschnitts zur malerisch-plastischen Buchillustration. (Becker/Overgaauw: Aderlass und Seelentrost, 2003, 236).

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         Das Buch der Kunst. Von der fünffte(n) junckfrawe(n) antwurt

      Augsburg, Bämler 1491 - Goff B-1267 ff. - Seltenes Blatt mit altkoloriertem Holzschnitt aus dem äußerst seltenen Volksbuch: Das Buch der Kunst dar durch der weltlich mensch mag geistlich werden. Unter dem Holzschnitt ein fünfzeiliger Text Also kamen des künigs peten zu der fünffte(n) iunckfraw(n) vn(d) fragte(n) sy Ob sy den herrn(n) wolt zu einem gemachel nemen . Verso ein 22-zeiliger Text. - Im rechten weißen Rand etwas gebräunt, sonst in sehr schöner sauberer Erhaltung Daraus 1 Blatt mit 1 altkolor. Holzschnitt

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         Decem tractatus astronomiae

      Ehrard Ratdolt, Augsburg 1491 - FIRST EDITION (first issue without added register). 4to, 408 leaves, a-z8, A-Z8, AA-EE8. Gothic letter. White-on-black decorated initials, unusually large printer’s device printed in red and black on final recto, several woodcut tables and diagrams, over a hundred beautiful mythological and zodiacal illustrations hand-coloured with remarkable variety, almost certainly in the print-shop, red hand-marking of all capitals throughout; couple of tiny wormholes on title and first gathering, mostly interlinear, marginal light dampstains on a few leaves at end, paper flaw to Ziiv affecting a couple of letters, old repair to outer margin of EEvi. A very, very good, unwashed and well-margined copy in sixteenth-century Germanic light-brown calf over boards, blind-tooled double-fillet panel, dentelles pattern to spine; a.e. later mottled in red; slightly scratched, minor old repairs to head and tail of spine; contemporary Latin ex libris on title ‘Liber sancti Nicolai ep[iscop]i in Bruwylre propre Colonia’. Editio princeps of this vastly influential astronomical guidebook. One of the most handsome astronomies of the incunable period. Guido Bonatti of Forlì (died about 1296) was the most acclaimed mathematician and astronomer of the thirteenth century. His advice was sought by the Emperor Fredrick II and many of the Italian rulers or municipalities supporting the imperial cause against the pope, such as Florence, Siena and Forlì. In his Commedia (XX, 118), Dante placed Bonatti in Hell, amongst other astrologers forced to walk and look backwards for eternity as punishment for their sinful attempts to look into the future in life. Bonatti’s most famous work was this Book on Astronomy, written about 1277. This first edition was edited by the astronomer Johann Engel (1463-1512), including some additions by the German scholar Jacobus Canter Frisius (c.1471-1529). The marvellous illustrations of the zodiac and the charioted Roman gods and goddesses are here coloured very skilfully by a contemporary hand using an uncommonly vast range of tones in the same image. Such a work must have been accomplished directly in Radtold’s print-shop, together with the painstaking simple rubrication. This striking copy was once in the Benedictine abbey of St. Nicholas in Brauweiler, in North-Western Cologne. Its valuable library was dispersed following the Napoleonic secularisation of 1802. A register was added to later copies of the print run but the majority had been distributed before it was available. ‘Opera importantissima, ripetutamente citata dagli astrologi e, in particolare, dagli astrologi inglesi del XVII secolo.’ Cantamessa, Astrologia, I, p. 119. ISTC ib00845000; BM STC, II, 384; GW, 4643; Goff, B-845; Hain, 3461; Klebs, 195.1; Brunet, I, 1089; Graesse, I, 438; Cantamessa, I, 579; Thorndyke, II, 826; Houzeau-Lancaster, 4160; Ricciardi, I, 448-449. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Buch der Kunst dadurch der weltliche Mensch mag geistlich werden. (GW 5668, HC 4038)

      Augsburg Johann Bämler 23 August Type 3 1491 - 22-zeiliges Original-Inkunabelblatt mit zwei Holzschnitt-Lombarden und einem altkolorierten Holzschnitt (9,8 x 8,4 cm). Blattgröße: 13 x 18,5 cm. Incunable woodcut leaf Der altkolorierte Holzschnitt mit einer Vermählungsszene zeigt sechs Personen in einem mittelalterlichen Raum. Eine der begleitenden Frauen trägt eine Fackel. Lebendige Farbgebung dieses seltenen Blattes! Das "Buch der Kunst dadurch der weltliche Mensch mag geistlich werden" ist eine allegorische Prosaerzählung der "Heirat" der Seele mit Christus. Gemäß dem Vorwort hat ein "doctor" diese Schrift für die Kaiserin Leonore, die Gemahlin Kaiser Friedrichs, aus dem Lateinischen ins Deutsche übertragen. Weder der Verfasser des lateinischen Originals, noch der Übersetzer konnten nicht ermittelt werden. Mit der poetischen Fassung des Stoffes in Lamprechts von Regensburg "Tochter Sion" hat die vorliegende Schrift wohl die Quelle gemeinsam. (Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke) - - Bämler ist 1450 in Rom nachweisbar. Er besaß einen Bildungsgrad der es ihm erlaubte "Die Chronik von allen Kaisern, Königen und Päpsten" (GW 3163) zu verfassen und zu drucken. Bämler arbeitet in Augsburg, nachweislich von 1453 bis 1507. Zunächst als Schreiber und Rubrikator und dann ab etwa 1472 als Drucker. Der Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke listet 136 Drucke aus seiner Presse auf. - - Die Erstausgabe dieses Werkes druckte Bämler 1477 und verwendete die gleichen Holzschnitte erneut 1478 und 1491. Selbst Schönsperger, der die Holzschnitte wohl von Bämler erworben hatte verwendete diese erneut 1497. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Schatzbehalter. 41. und 42. Figur. (GW 10329, H 6236).

      Nürnberg Anton Koberger 8 November (Lt Polain 18 November 1491) Type 9 10 und 11 - O-Inkunabelblatt mit zwei ganzseitigen, unkolorierten Holzschnitten von Michael Wolgemut, dem Lehrer Düreres. Im Randbereich gering fleckig. Blattgröße: 20,8 x 29,3 cm. Ein digitales Bild des rückseitigen Holzschnittes senden wir gerne zu. Incunabula text woodcut leaf. Die Bilder zeigen die kulturhistorisch interessanten Details eines Hochzeitsmales des ausgehenden 15. Jhd. Der Schatzbehalter ist neben der Schedelschen Weltchronik das schönste deutsche illustrierte Buch der Inkunabelzeit. Von diesem Werk erschien nur eine einzige Ausgabe mit 96 ganzseitigen Holzschnitten, die z.T. unter Mitarbeit von Albrecht Dürer entstanden. Laut Richard Bellm wurde das Werk nur in einer Auflage von 150 Exemplaren gedruckt (P. St. Fridolin, 1962). Der angesehene Nürnberger Franziskaner-Observant Stephan Fidolin (um 1430 - 1498) wirkte seit 1480 als Lektor des Nürnberger Franziskanerklosters und viele Jahre als Prediger und Beichtvater der Klarissen. Diese Aufgaben bestimmten seine schriftstellerische Tätigkeit. Seine erfolgreichsten, anonym erschienenen Erbauungs- und Andachtsbücher waren der Schatzbehalter, der "geistliche Herbst" und der "geistliche Mai". Die Autorenschaft Fridolins ist durch eine zeitgenössische handschriftliche Eintragung aus dem Kloster Rebdorf gesichert. Der "Schatzbehalter", der hundert Betrachtungspunkte (gegenwürff) des Leidens Christi abhandelt, ist für Laien bestimmt. Fridolin war an der Ausarbeitung des ikonographischen Programms beteiligt. Durch die 96 ganzseitigen Illustrationen aus der Nürnberger Werkstatt von Michael Wolgemut und Wilhelm Pleydenwurff erlangte die Druckausgabe Berühmtheit. Die Bedeutung dieser Ausgabe liegt in Gestaltungsabsicht und der Komposition: ". Das ettliche gegenwürff von pildwerck figuren haben, umb der layen willen, für die diß büchlein allermaist entworffen ist .". Das Blatt belegt den gewachsenen Sinn für Hell und Dunkel im Holzschnitt, das Streben nach Ausdrucksvielfalt und die Weiterentwicklung des linearen Holzschnitts zur malerisch-plastischen Buchillustration. (Becker/Overgaauw: Aderlass und Seelentrost, 2003, 236).

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         De consolation philosophiae [with] de disciplina scholarium

      Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, 1491. Early Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Later, likely 19th century, paper boards, spine worn. Staining and browning, mostly early on, scattered stains elsewhere, some discoloration and worming in the inner margin, minor loss of at the bottom in the gutter of the first few leaves, repair to bottom margin of second leaf, scattered early marginal notes early on. Mostly clean otherwise and still very good overall. Extracted from the first complete edition of Boëthius's Opera, foliated (iv), 160-250 with a few errors, but complete. The commentary is attributed to Aquinas but is thought to be by Thomas Waleys (1318-1349). Printed in Venice in two parts in 1491 and 1492 (Part one was printed in 1492), and reprinted with a third part also by Gregorius in 1497/98. Often described as the single most important work in the development of medeival and Renaissance Christianity. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Philosophy. Inventory No: 045657.

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         SPHAERA MUNDI (sic) compendium foeliciter inchoat... (Colophon:)

      Impressum est Venetiis per Magistrum Gullielmun de Tridino de Monteferrato anno salutis 1491 Johannes De Sacro Busto. SPHAERA MUNDI (sic) compendium foeliciter inchoat... (Colophon:) Impressum est Venetiis per Magistrum Gullielmun de Tridino de Monteferrato anno salutis 1491 dic. xiiii Januari. In - 4° antico (mm. 195 x 145). Cartonatura recentemente eseguita con materiale settecentesco. 48 ff. con grande silografia allegorica nel verso del primo foglio e numerose figure e diagrammi incise il legno (alcune con coloritura d' epoca). Esemplare un po' corto di margine superiore, con gli ultimi 8 fogli apparentemente, ma perfettamente riprodotti in facsimile su carta antica. Raro incunabolo astronomico. H.C, 14114. Klebd, 874.15. Polain, 2304. B.M.C., V, 412. Oates, 2008. I.G.I., 5347. Essling, 262. Sander, 6665. Goff, J - 410.

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         DIOMEDIS DOCTISSIMI AC DILIGENTISSIMI LINGUAE LATINAE PERSCRUTATORIS DE ARTE GRAMMATICA OPUS UTILISSIMUM.

      In - 4 p., mz. pelle settecentesca, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro su tassello, 84 cc.nn. Al verso del front.: "In hoc volumine continentur: DIOMEDES (...) - PHOCAS "De nomine et verbo. Epitoma Prisciani" - CAPER: "De latinitate" - AGRAETIUS: "De orthographia et proprietate et differentia sermonis" - DONATUS: "De barbarismo et octo partibus orationis" - SERVIUS: "In secundam Donati editionem interpretatio" - SERGIUS: "In secundam Donati editionem commentarius". Al recto della c. 84: "Impressum Venetiis per Theodor De Ragazonibus de Asula. Anno Domini nostri Iesu Christi. MCCCCLXXXXV. Die vero.XII.mensis Iuni" e il registro. Cfr.Hain,II,6219 - Goff "Incunabula in American Libraries",214 - Incunabuli della Biblioteca di Bergamo,453 - The British Library,216 - Essling,II,563 e 564 cita solo le ediz. del 1491 e 1494 con frontesp. illustrato. Manca all?Adams. Solo piccolissimi fori di tarlo e lievi aloni marginali su alc. carte; antiche annotazioni marginali, altrimenti bell'esemplare. "Diomede, grammatico latino della seconda meta' del IV secolo D.C., autore di un'Ars Grammatica in tre libri (1°: le parti del discorso - 2°: gli elementi della grammatica - 3°: (il piu' importante) poetica e metrica), utilissimi anche per la storia dei generi letterari". Cosi' Dizionario Treccani,IV, p. 71. .

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        Buch der Kunst dadurch der weltliche Mensch mag geistlich werden. (GW 5668, HC 4038)

      Augsburg, Johann Bämler, 23. August 1491. Type 3. 22-zeiliges Original-Inkunabelblatt mit zwei Holzschnitt-Lombarden und einem altkolorierten Holzschnitt (9,8 x 8,4 cm). Blattgröße: 13 x 18,5 cm. Incunable woodcut leaf. Der altkolorierte Holzschnitt mit einer Vermählungsszene zeigt sechs Personen in einem mittelalterlichen Raum. Eine der begleitenden Frauen trägt eine Fackel. Lebendige Farbgebung dieses seltenen Blattes! Das "Buch der Kunst dadurch der weltliche Mensch mag geistlich werden" ist eine allegorische Prosaerzählung der "Heirat" der Seele mit Christus. Gemäß dem Vorwort hat ein "doctor" diese Schrift für die Kaiserin Leonore, die Gemahlin Kaiser Friedrichs, aus dem Lateinischen ins Deutsche übertragen. Weder der Verfasser des lateinischen Originals, noch der Übersetzer konnten nicht ermittelt werden. Mit der poetischen Fassung des Stoffes in Lamprechts von Regensburg "Tochter Sion" hat die vorliegende Schrift wohl die Quelle gemeinsam. (Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke) - - Bämler ist 1450 in Rom nachweisbar. Er besaß einen Bildungsgrad der es ihm erlaubte "Die Chronik von allen Kaisern, Königen und Päpsten" (GW 3163) zu verfassen und zu drucken. Bämler arbeitet in Augsburg, nachweislich von 1453 bis 1507. Zunächst als Schreiber und Rubrikator und dann ab etwa 1472 als Drucker. Der Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke listet 136 Drucke aus seiner Presse auf. - - Die Erstausgabe dieses Werkes druckte Bämler 1477 und verwendete die gleichen Holzschnitte erneut 1478 und 1491. Selbst Schönsperger, der die Holzschnitte wohl von Bämler erworben hatte verwendete diese erneut 1497. Das hier angebotene Blatt kann online unter folgendem Link eingesehen werden: http://dfg-viewer.de/show/?set[mets]=http%3A%2F%2Fdaten.digitale-sammlungen.de%2F~db%2Fmets%2Fbsb00013341_mets.xml

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