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         Punica. Cum commentariis Petri Marsi.

      Venice, Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, May 18, 1492. 31 x 20 cm. Flexible vellum, probably from the 17th century. 156 leaves. Watermark cross, snake and oxhead. With introductory letter by Marsus to Virginio Orsini and a Life of Silius Italicus. Text with commentary on each page. With several nice larger woodcut initials and a large woodcut printers mark 'OSM' at the end. 2nd Venetian edition. All edges gilt. With double (old) spine inscription. A bit soiled and worn, title in ballpoint on upper cover. Some text pages browned. Two old inscriptions in brown ink on the first two unprinted leaves, one crossed out, the other reads: 'Vi sono monete di Smirne, che ricordano questo poeto consolare'.l Punica, the largest epic poem that survived from Roman antiquity, was written in dactylic hexameters by poet and politician Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus (about 28-103 AD). In seventeen Books containing more than twelve thousand verse the Second Punic War is painted, from the moment Hannibal Barcas laid siege to Saguntum in 219 BC to the victory of Scipio the Younger at Zama (near Carthage, 202 BC). The epos contains many classical heroic accounts of large battles in Spain, Italy and Carthago, but also praise for Silius' contemporary employers, the emperors Vespasian and Domitian. Silius admired Cicero and Vergil so much that he acquired Cicero's property at Tusculum and set Vergil's birthday above his own. The inscription on the inside upper cover points to a coin occasioned by Silius when he was proconsul in Asia (minted in 77-79) honoring Titus and Domitian as caesars. Petrus Marsus (Pietro Marso, 1442-1512) was a student and close friend of Pomponius Laetus, who also wrote a commentary on Silius Italicus. A masterwork of austere Venetian book art, printed in firm text blocks from an attractive antiqua, awash in a sea of commentary in a harmonic smaller type. Plain title page stating only 'Syllius Italicus. Cum com-/ mentariis Petri Marsi'. Goff S-508. BSB S-386. == Inkunabel, Venedig, 1492.

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         Opera philosophica. Epistolae.

      [Venice, Johannes & Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, about 1492]. Folio (31,8 x 21,8 cm). 18th century vellum with seven ribs. 237 ff (of 238, lacking only the final blank C10). 60 lines plus head line. Roman type. Capital spaces with guide letters. Binding a bit worn at lower corners, spine soiled and with an old ticket. 18th century bookplate (Joseph Mazarin?). Marginal notes (some trimmed) in a neat cursive contemporary hand, perfectly legible. A bit soiled and some stains. Tiny wormhole in margin starting from leaf cii to the end. A few restorations in margins. Some insignificant pinpoint holes in the text. In all a good copy.l This attractive incunable contains the philosophical works and letters of Seneca, including his correspondence with Saint Paul (which is in fact a forgery from the 4th century), and also some works of the philosopher's father Seneca the Elder, in the Middle Ages thought to be the son's work. No colophon was printed in this book, the explicit ends with a quire register. Contemporary handwritten title on first blank with the Epitaph of Seneca ('Cura, labor, meritum') as a motto. With some misprints in the pagination and elsewhere (e.g. 'Epitsolarum' instead of 'Epistolarum' on leaf II). BMC, V, 595 Goff S-372, BSB-Ink S-269 (the copy that was used for reproduction has some slight differences in the typesetting). 59 copies (45 complete) in the various libraries (but not in the Dutch or the Belgian). = Inkunabel Venedig 1492.

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         Mamotrectus super bibliam.

      Venice, Simon Bevilaqua, July 12, 1492. 16 x 12 cm. Old vellum with written spine title. 273 leaves. Title page (with just the word 'Mamotrectus') in photocopy. At the end, part of a benediction leaflet was used to fasten the book block to its binding. Three identical leaflets plus four strips of a woodcut decoration were used to fill up the binding. Some inscriptions at the beginning and the end (a.o. a drawing of a flower vase on one of the last pages).l Although soiled and a bit damaged, this is an unpolished, authentic incunable. It is the 21st of the 23 incunable editions of this text, usually called Mammotrectus super bibliam, however, in this book consistently spelled with one M: Mamotrectus, without 'super Bibliam'. The meaning of this curious title is nourisher on the Bible, strongly suggesting the Bibles Breast Milk. It's a handbook explaining words and notions of the Bible and other important texts, such as the letters of Saint Jerome to Paulinus and Desiderius, but also about clothes of priests, Latin accents and other practical subjects. The Mammotrectus would be useful if you were preparing a sermon or some other priestly act. In the colophon another version of the title is used: Mamotrectus tam bibliae quam aliorum plurimorum librorum, 'Mamotrectus from the Bible as well as from many other books'. Goff M252 BSB M-167. Extensive description on request (and in our catalogue 64). = Inkunabel Venedig 1492.

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         Epistulae,Panegyricus, Pseudo Aurelius,Victor Sextus, De viris illustribus

      Johannes Roscius, Venetiis 1492 ca - In 4°, incunabolo, pergamena 700, dorso a 5 nervi, con titolo in oro sul tassello, la carta iniziale legg. brunita, lieve macchia al margine interno delle ultime carte, qq. piccolo restauro alla carta finale, altrimenti buon esemplare, cc121 (di 125) , mancano carte B3-6 nell’appendice de viris e la prima bianca, numerose copie prive dell’appendice. 1 volume in 4°, incunable, 1700 parchment bound, 5-ribbed back, gilt title to the lettering piece, first page slightly foxed, marginal stain on the inner edge of the last pages, small restoration to the final page, otherwise a good copy, cc 121 (out of 125), missing B3-6 leaves in the appendix "de viris" and the first blank (but numerous copies without the appendix). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Fabulae, in Latin and Italian. Translated and edited by Accio Zucco

      Venice: Manfredus de Bonellis de Monteferrato, 1492. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 4to (211 x 145 mm). 70 (of 72) leaves, a2.7 supplied in facsimile. Gothic type, 40-41 lines, initial spaces with printed guide letters. 64 (of 66) woodcuts within any of five decorative historiated frames; a single woodcut initial. Modern russet morocco. Some spotting and soiling. Provenance: Giambattista Giorno (early ownership inscription); some early marginalia at end, and a few early ink outlines of animals; sold by Philip Hofer to Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow in 1967. Bonellis' first edition of Aesop's Fables, illustrated with a superb series of woodcuts that were in part based on the first Venetian series, used by Bernardinus Benalius in his 20 November 1487 edition (GW 431, only a single imperfect copy known). "The book is charmingly illustrated; the designs being redrawn and improved from those in the Venice Aesop of 1487. There is so much artistic freedom in the treatment of the cuts, that they are fully entitled to be regarded as new and independent compositions. The animal-figures are full of spirit and are sketched with great boldness and precision; a more delicate grace marks the drawing of the human figures. Tasteful borders, composed of separate pieces frequently repeated in various combinations, serve as frames to the pictures. The engraving is executed in fine outlines" (Friedrich Lippmann, The Art of Wood-Engraving in Italy in the Fifteenth Century, London, 1888, p. 98). According to Giovannni Mardersteig, half of the woodcuts are based on those printed by Benalius, and the "other half are original and are designed and cut by an able artist." Hind rates these cuts as finer than Benalius's, and the artist to be "nearly related to (if not identical with) the designer of the Mallermi Bible of 1493, [who] has a fine classic sense, and is well served by the delicate draughtsmanship of his cutter" (p. 414). The 31 January 1491 date in the colophon may be interpreted as 31 January 1491/92 with year-change on March 1. Bonellis reprinted his Fabulae in at least five later editions. The cuts continued to be used in octavo editions in Venice by Simone de Prello into the 1530s. Scarce: In fifty years, only the Otto Schäfer copy is recorded at auction, bound with Bonelli's 1492 edition of the Vita Aesopi (Goff A-110). Arnim 4; Essling 360; GW 432; HR 349 = H 346; IGI 105; Mardersteig, pp. 259-277; Sander 58; Goff A-151.

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         DE REFORMATIONE VIRIUM ANIMAE

      Johann Amerbach], [Basel 1492 - 145 x 100 mm. (5 3/4 x 4"). [60] leaves. Single column, 27 lines of text (including headline) in gothic type. FIRST EDITION. Pretty 18th century marbled calf, covers with double gilt-rule border enclosing frame of floral tools, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with volute centerpiece and curling cornerpieces, black morocco label, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Woodcut frontispiece of Adam and Eve, one four-line maiblumen initial with marginal extension the length of the page, hand-painted red and blue paragraph marks and initials. Front pastedown with the bookplate of Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica; front free endpaper with 19th century bibliographical note; a few marginal annotations in ink. Goff G-171; BMC III, 755. Joints and extremities a bit rubbed, boards tending to splay just slightly, but the binding solid and the gilt still glistening; one leaf with short repaired marginal tear, small (ink?) stains to a couple of margins, isolated corner creases, otherwise a fine copy, quite clean, fresh, and bright internally. Beginning with a charming full-page woodcut of Adam and Eve in the garden partaking of the tree of knowledge, and featuring a prominent maiblumen initial, this is the first appearance of the inaugural treatise by Gerard Zerbolt of Zütphen, described by Post (in "The Modern Devotion") as "the most fertile and the most successful writer the Brothers [of the Common Life] ever produced." Zerbolt (1367-98) was an early member of the "Devotio Moderna" and served as librarian to the Brethren of the Common Life in Deventer. Despite his lack of university training, he "was remarkable for his absorption in the sacred sciences and his utter oblivion of all matters of merely earthly interest." (Cath. Ency.) Here, Zerbolt outlines how one can redeem the soul from its fallen state, moving to higher and higher levels through "self knowledge, repentance, combat of sin, mortification, the practice of humility and obedience." (Post) The "Devotio Moderna" helped pave the way for the religious reform movements of the 15th and 16th centuries, in particular with its emphasis on the importance of every person developing a personal relationship with God, as Zerbolt details here. According to Pollard, our printer Amerbach (1430-1513) issued his first book from a Basel establishment in 1478, and in his career printed about 100 incunabula, all in Latin and mostly works on theology or Bibles. He was the first printer in his city to use roman type. He also used several fonts that are nearly identical to those of Anton Koberger of Nuremberg, for whom he likely worked at some point in his career. Amerbach printed other works related to the "Devotio Moderna," including Thomas à Kempis' "Meditationes" and Zerbolt's "De Spiritualibus Ascensionibus," of which he presented 14 copies each to the Basel Charterhouse in 1488/89. This book rarely appears for sale and has not been seen at auction since 1975. Beginning with a charming full-page woodcut of Adam and Eve in the garden partaking of the tree of knowledge, and featuring a prominent maiblumen initial, this is the first appearance of the inaugural treatise by Gerard Zerbolt of Zütphen, described by Post (in "The Modern Devotion") as "the most fertile and the most successful writer the Brothers [of the Common Life] ever produced." Zerbolt (1367-98) was an early member of the "Devotio Moderna" and served as librarian to the Brethren of the Common Life in Deventer. Despite his lack of university training, he "was remarkable for his absorption in the sacred sciences and his utter oblivion of all matters of merely earthly interest." (Cath. Ency.) Here, Zerbolt outlines how one can redeem the soul from its fallen state, moving to higher and higher levels through "self knowledge, repentance, combat of sin, mortification, the practice of humility and obedience." (Post) The "Devotio Moderna" helped pave the way for the religious reform movements of the 15th and 16th centuries, in particu [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Document signed (initialled "HR" at head), appointing John Mewtas as investigator of ecclesiastical corruption in the Midlands.

      Calais: 16 November, 1492. Oblong folio, 1pp, vellum leaf, initialled at head "HR", greater part of Royal Signet seal, two small holes. Mounted on a red velvet ground, glazed and framed. Writing from Calais and styling himself "king of ffraunce and of England and lord of Ireland", Henry shows a characteristically keen concern with money. Henry had been in Calais since October, besieging Boulogne and on 3 November at Étaples obtaining peace with the French king Charles VIII on reasonable terms – a generous annual payment in compensation for his expenses in the Breton war, a French promise to expel Perkin Warbeck and his supporters, and French pensions for eight of his councillors. But financial matters in England were still preoccupying Henry. The king lays charges of fraud and what we would call creative accounting against "diverse abbeyes priouris collegies parish churches chapelles Gildes and Chauntries Within our counties of Warwik Northampton and Worcester … diverse of the said landes rentes and Ten[emen]tes bee put in feoffement for the Use and behove of the said places and the ministres of the same BY COLOURABLE WAYES OF AMORTISEMENT Without oure sp[ec]ial auctorite or licence therupon obteigned in defraude and abusion of Us …" Because "We ne Wol ner may suffre to bee soo Usurpantly touched", Henry authorises John Meautis [Mewtas], "our Secretary for the frenshe tong", and John Wylde and Benet Medley, clerks of the signet, to investigate the matter and seize lands in the king's name. "For theffectuel execucion of the premisses as for the faithful s[er]vices doon Unto Us by our s[er]vantes beforenamed in our great Voiage into the parties of fraunce", Henry informs the sheriffs, escheators, bailiffs, constables, and other officers to whom the letter is generally addressed that he has granted £20 a year to Meautis, Wylde, and Medley out of the receipts of their work. John Mewtas, a native of Normandy, had come to England with Henry in 1484. He served as French secretary to both Henry VII and Henry VIII between 1491 and 1522. His grandson Sir Peter Mewtas (d. 1562) was one of the English dignitaries greeting Anne of Cleves at Calais in 1540; he served as an emissary to Henry VIII, Edward VI, and Elizabeth I. The king's gift to his loyal French secretary cannily combined a personal reward for Mewtas's services on campaign with a relentless drive to maximize royal income.

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         Brieven over Egypte. Amsterdam, Martinus de Bruyn, 1788-1789. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 4 numbered engraved folding plates, including maps of Egypt and northern Egypt, a plan of Alexandria, and a cross-section of the Great pyramid. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spines and binding edges.

      STCN (2 copies); WorldCat (4 copies, incl. 2 the same); cf. Blackmer 1492/977; Gay 1622; Howgego, to 1800, S53. Surprisingly rare first and only edition of the Dutch translation of a collection of literary letters published after Savary's travels in Egypt (1777/79). Claude Étienne Savary (1750-1788) was a French Arabic scholar and traveller, known for his translation of the Quran and his posthumously published Arabic grammar. The letters provide, in a polished literary style, a broad overview of the country, treating its rich history, (historical) inhabitants, agriculture, trade, politics, religion, etc. The first two volumes detail his travels, while the third is pure didactic and treats Egyptian mythology, etc. "Savary was the first Frenchman to cite Arabic texts in a work of this nature, and indeed his knowledge of Arabic served him well in his travels at a time when there were many difficulties for the European explorer in Egypt" (Blackmer)Only the flyleaves and title-pages are slightly foxed, otherwise in very good condition, nearly untrimmed. Bindings only slightly rubbed along the hinges, otherwise very good and attractive bindings.

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         Supplementum Chronicarum

      270 leaves, 60 lines & headline, Gothic type, two- to six-line initials supplied in red or blue, printed guide-letters, woodcut initial on a2r. Frontispiece comprising woodcut vignettes of the six days of creation enclosed within woodcut border, border repeated on first text page, 46 woodcuts from 39 blocks. Small folio (314 x 208 mm.), cont. Italian half goatskin over wooden boards tooled in blind, 4 clasps (see below), remains of paper label on front. Venice: Bernardinus Rizus, Novariensis, 15 February 1492/3. Third illustrated edition, augmented with chronicle entries up to 1490. Giacomo Filippo de Bergamo (1434-1520), was born into the noble Foresti family. In 1452, he joined the order of the Augustinian Hermits and lived in the monastery of Sant'Agostino in Bergamo. His major work is his large world chronicle, the Supplementum Chronicarum, which traces the history of the world from the creation to the present day. It was first printed in 1483 and became a great success. Illustration: Many of the woodcuts are from the first illustrated edition, printed by Bernardinus Benalius in 1486; they were copied from Rolewinck's Fasciculus temporum. In the second illustrated edition of 1490 the printer Rizius had several city views improved and recut, including Rome, Venice, Genoa and Verona, which he used again in the present edition. To the present edition he added the borders which had appeared earlier the same year in the Italian Legenda aurea printed by Bonellis. The large six-block cut of the Creation frontispiece and a small Noah's ark cut were taken from the Malermi Bible of 1490. Vecellio Fore-edge Painting: Decorated with the Tower of Babel and figure of a "Turkish" archer below, abbreviated title lettered horizontally CRO. SUP. below lower clasp. Top and bottom edges marbled purple. The painted decoration is the work of Cesare Vecellio (1521-1601), a cousin and pupil of Titian, in whose studio Vecellio worked until Titian's death. Among Vecellio's major paintings is the altarpiece at Belluno Cathedral. In addition to the painted fore-edges executed for the Pillones, Vecellio also painted a room in the Palazzo Pillone with the Four Seasons and the Rape of the Sabines. In his famous book on costume and manners, De gli habiti antichi et moderni (Venice: 1590), Vecellio mentions the library and other collections of the Pillone family as well as their generous hospitality. For his imagery, Vecellio took each book's author or content, so there are a series of author portraits, as here, or scenes, maps and views. 172 volumes were decorated in this way, 154 with fore-edges painted by Vecellio and 21 with original drawings on their vellum covers by him and other artists. Provenance: 1. Antonio Pillone (1464-1533), Belluno; binding. 2. Odorico Pillone (1503-1593), Belluno; fore-edges. 3. Sir Thomas Brooke (1830-1908), Armitage Bridge, Yorkshire; bookplate; sold by his heirs in 1957 to 4. Pierre Berès (1913-2008), Paris. The Pillone Library has long been celebrated. Noted already in the 16th century as a library of "molti e diversi libri," it is celebrated among bibliophiles today for the remarkable painted decoration of its fore-edges and as a rare survival up to the modern day of a Renaissance library. The Pillone family, originally of Val Cadore, was prominent in the civic history of Belluno. Their library at Villa Casteldardo outside Belluno was primarily formed by the father and son, Antonio (1464-1533), and Odorico (1503-94), the former a soldier and diplomat, the latter a learned jurist. In the 1580s Odorico Pillone (or possibly his son Giorgio) commissioned Vecellio to decorate the fore-edges of a substantial portion of the best books in the library with paintings related to the contents. The 172 volumes decorated by Vecellio have had a remarkably stable existence over the next four centuries, which accounts in large measure for their almost uniformly excellent state of preservation. They remained together with other family collections until 1874 when the library was sold to the Venetian antiquarian Paolo Maresio Bazolle. The decorated volumes were then bought en bloc by the Yorkshire baronet Sir Thomas Brooke (1830-1908), and remained in his family until they were acquired and finally dispersed by Pierre Berès in 1957. Thanks to their unusual decoration and to the fact that the library remained intact until the 1950s, all of the Pillone books have been preserved in their original bindings. Binding: Contemporary Italian half brown goatskin over wooden boards tooled in blind by the Belluno bindery A, two three-line frames enclosing two borders of repeated impressions of a small pinnacle tool (Hobson tool 2), spine with diagonal fillets. The covering secured at the edge by a strip of leather nailed to the boards. Four original clasps with shaped decorated metal catchplates on lower cover. Single vellum flyleaf at each end; the vellum leaves seem to have been the wrapper for the book, in which it went to the binder: the first has the word "a fondello" written on it, and the book is half-bound. A few small wormholes and a little wear to the binding with small losses. ❧ Berès, Bibliothèque Pillone, 27. Goff J-212. ISTC ij00212000.

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         Brieven over Egypte. Amsterdam, Martinus de Bruyn, 1788-1789. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 4 numbered engraved folding plates, including maps of Egypt and northern Egypt, a plan of Alexandria, and a cross-section of the Great pyramid. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spines and binding edges.

      STCN (2 copies); WorldCat (4 copies, incl. 2 the same); cf. Blackmer 1492/977; Gay 1622; Howgego, to 1800, S53. Surprisingly rare first and only edition of the Dutch translation of a collection of literary letters published after Savary's travels in Egypt (1777/79). Claude Étienne Savary (1750-1788) was a French Arabic scholar and traveller, known for his translation of the Quran and his posthumously published Arabic grammar. The letters provide, in a polished literary style, a broad overview of the country, treating its rich history, (historical) inhabitants, agriculture, trade, politics, religion, etc. The first two volumes detail his travels, while the third is pure didactic and treats Egyptian mythology, etc. "Savary was the first Frenchman to cite Arabic texts in a work of this nature, and indeed his knowledge of Arabic served him well in his travels at a time when there were many difficulties for the European explorer in Egypt" (Blackmer)Only the flyleaves and title-pages are slightly foxed, otherwise in very good condition, nearly untrimmed. Bindings only slightly rubbed along the hinges, otherwise very good and attractive bindings.

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         Het licht der apotekers. Tracteren[de] de confectie, operatie, ende kennisse van alderhande electuarien, pillen, trocissen, pulveren, ... Nu op een nieu ghecorigeert ende verbetert.(Colophon: Antwerp), Claes van den Wouwere, (5 April 1564). Small 8vo (14.5 x 9.5 cm). Title-page with a woodcut view of an apothecary's shop, and a second woodcut view. Blind panel-stamped calf over wooden boards (the panel-stamped sides dating from ca. 1525/35, but most of the binding modern). Each board with the same triple panel-stamp, showing among others a man, several animals, and a psalmtext.

      Belg. Typ. 5128 (1 copy); BMN I, p. 372; Durling 354; KVK & WorldCat (1 copy); for the panel stamp: Oldham, Blind panels, trip. 8 (p. 48 & pl. LX). Sixth copy located of the fourth known Dutch edition of a practical handbook for apothecaries, first published in Latin as Lumen apothecariorum in 1492. The text is divided into 15 chapters, each covering a different category of medicines: powders, syrups, oils, etc. For each medicine, it explains what ailments it can ameliorate and gives instructions for its preparation and use. Little is known about Quiricus de Augustis (ca. 1455?-ca. 1500?), physician from Tortona, Italy. He became personal physician to Marguerite, daughter of the Duke of Bourbon in 1480 and continued in service of her husband, Philippe, Duke of Savoy.The panel stamps on the binding were used primarily ca. 1525/35, and were probably transferred from another binding during one of the two rebindings.With owner's and book dealer inscriptions. Fore-edge of the title-page slightly shaved and a water stain at the foot of one quire, but otherwise in good condition. The panel stamps are worn, but since the same panel stamp appears on both the front and the back board, it can be identified with the help of Oldham. A rare practical manual for apothecaries with ca. 1525/35 panel stamps on the binding.

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         D And Alciati Emblemata Denuo ab Ipso Auctore Recognita?

      Small 8vo, vellum spine with marbled boards, 211 woodcut illustrations, 226, [5] pp. Binding worn at extremities, top of spine split at joint, a couple of leaves with chipped or torn corners, but not affecting text or illustrations, emblem index in the rear trimmed closed to numbers, foxing and aging throughout; still a good copy. Rather scarce edition of Andrea Alciato's Book of Emblems. The OCLC locates only one copy of this edition. Alciato, or Alciatus (1492-1550) was a very important legal scholar in his time, and became rather famous for his interpretation of Roman law. However, Alciato is probably best known for his Book of Emblems, which he composed in his spare time. Some scholars feel Alciato's Emblemata, which is a collection of moral lessons, were based on translations from Hellenistic poetry. A first and probably unauthorized edition of this work appeared in 1531, but a second authorized edition was published in 1534. Several editions followed, a couple even appeared without the illustrations. This edition was published in Lyons in 1564.

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         Von Zween Heligen Altvättern die Warent bed genannt macharius.. Orig.-Holzschnitt.

      24 x 18 cm, 8 x 7 cm, Min. fleckig, gutes Exemplar. Originalblatt m. 2 altkolorierten Holzschnitten aus: Hieronymus Der Altvätert Leben und Beispiele gedruckt von Anton Sorg in Augsburg 1492. Der erste Holzschnitt zeigt wie Macharius das Mordopfer als Entlastungszeugen für einen zu unrecht als Mörder beschuldigten Mann zum Leben erweckt und befragt. Interessantes Bildmotiv mit Justiz- und Totentanzcharakter! Hain 8607 - Abb. Schreiber IV, 916/917.

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         NOTRE DAME DE PARIS 1492

      LA GUILDE DU LIVRE, 1492. Francese 0,66 Coperta rigida in similpelle rossa con titoli d'oro al dorso e con strappo al morso, ai piatti bassorilievo della Cattedrale, pagine con lievissima fioritura USATO

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         Quadragesimales fratris Michaelis de Mediolano de decem preceptis.

      Venetijs [Venice], Per Joane & Gregoriu fres de Gregorijs [Joannem & Gregorium fratres de Gregorijs], [1492]. 4to. Bound in a beautiful contemporary blindstamped full calf binding with brass clasp, neatly recased preserving most of the old binding. First leaf browned, a bit soiled, and with a small library stamp. Back free end-paper with professional repair in lower outer margin. A bit of minor dampstaining to a few leaves, but overall very nice and clean (possibly carefully washed). A fine copy. 227 [numbered] ff. + 5 (last blank) ff. First printing of Carcano's posthumously published landmark work constituting the very first description of the Monte di Pietà/Mount of Piety banking system - an institutional pawnbroker run as a charity in Europe, developed in cities as a reform against Jewish money lending. Incunables relating to economics and especially banking are of the utmost scarcity; Kress listing only two works, both by Bernadino di Siena, and Goldsmith listing six works. According to Christian belief, money lending or usury (usury, in the scholastic thought of the Middle Ages, referred to a lender's intention to obtain more in return that the principal amount of the loan. As a general rule this meant that any interest-taking was usurious and forbidden) was prohibited. This, however, did not diminish the demand for capital, and since it was acceptable for Jews to accept interest rates for money, they in effect soon became the bankers of the day. The disparity between the supply and demand of money consequently resulted in the interest rates soaring to unreasonably high percentages - sometimes reaching as much as 40%. These excessively high rates soon became a practical ethical problem; the rates resulted in very little economic mobility and many people within the Church found them morally reprehensible:"In the second half of the [15.]century the advent of montes pietatis presented a new development in the area of credit. Designed to provide credit facilities for the needy small borrowers, the creation of these montes, or charitable pawnshops, was caused by the desire to counter the influence of the private money-lenders and ultimately to expel the Jewish pawnbrokers who had been invited by many Italian municipalities to run the small loan business." (Houkes, P. 159)"In the spring of early 1462 the Franciscan friar Michele Carcano of Milan was preaching in Perugia, having returned to Italy after a stay of over one year in the Holy Land. His demands, directed at to the Priori of the city, were that the moneylending charter granted to Jews be rescinded immediately to release "the above-mentioned city of Perugia from the bonds of excommunication" and that there be established a Monte di Pietá for the relief of the poor. The Council of Priori met and decided to comply with the friar's request, approving officially his proposals. At the same time the city's government set up a plan to raise the funds, which were not easily available, needed for the new Monte. The solution, albeit a paradoxical one, was soon found. The Jews, seen as docile victims, were called upon to furnish to the pious institute the first means of subsistence, in the form of an interest-free loan amounting to the enourmus sum of 3000 florins "to establish and expedite the above-mentioned Monte" as the institute for moneylending. " (Myers, The friars and jews in the Middle ages and Renaissance).Not in Kress, Einaudi or Goldsmith.Goff: C:193GW: 6133BMC: V:343Hain-Copinger: 4504ISTC No. ic00193000Pellechet 3297

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         [Opera]. Prohemium Marsilii Ficini Florentini in Plotinum ad Magnanimum Laurentium Medicem patriae servatorem. . .

      Florence: Antonio di Bartolomeo Miscomini, 1492. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 7 May 1492. Folio (340 x 230 mm). 439 (of 442) unnumbered leaves (lacking initial blank a1 and bifolio kk5-6). Signatures: a10 (-a1) b8 c-n10 o12 p10 q-z10 &10 aa-uu10 (-kk5-6), [chi]2. 45 lines, roman type, 3- to 9-line initial spaces with printed guides, woodcut printer's device on uu10r, printer and date from colophon on uu10r, title derived from caption in capital letters on leaf a2r, caption title on a3r: Plotini vita composita a Porphyrio discipvlo svo tradvcta vero a Marsilio Ficino Florentino, two errata leaves bound at end. Restored copy with the binding renewed and leaves washed. Early 20th century plain half vellum (corners bumped, extremities rubbed). Text with faint residual browning or staining in places (first and final leaf stronger), a few worm-tracks mainly to first and final gatherings (occasionally affecting text), leaf x6 detached, leaves a2-3, dd9 and [chi]1-2 with old paper repairs outside text area, a few leaves with tears in blank margins, 3 leaves somewhat frayed at fore-margin, few leaves reinforced at gutter. Beside the lacking two text leaves and the cleaning still good copy with ample margins, printed on thick paper. ----BPH 161; Hain-Cop. 13121*; Proctor 6156; Goff P815; BMC VI 640; IGI 7906. RARE EDITIO PRINCEPS OF PLOTINO'S OPERA, translated into Latin by Marsilio Ficino. Plotinus' works, compiled by his disciple Porphyry, are the primary documents of Neo-Platonism and played an important role in the revival of Plato in the Renaissance. Ficino considered Plotinus the summus interpres of Plato. Ficino, encouraged by Pico della Mirandola, translated the works for his patron and financer of the task, Lorenzo de'Medici. Ficino completed the translation in 1486 and his commentary on them in 1491. Lorenzo died one month before their publication. Ficino's dedicatory letter to Lorenzo in this edition is an important document in the history of Florentine Platonism, as it recounts how Lorenzo's father, Cosimo de'Medici, having heard Gemistus Pletho's lectures on the mysteries of Plato, had commissioned Ficino to translate the Platonic corpus. In the midst of his labours the first works of Hermes Trismegistus came to light, and Cosimo requested that Ficino interrupt his work on Plato in order to translate Hermes. From the same dedicatory letter we find that Pico encouraged Ficino to translate Plotinus. In Plotinus, Ficino had found parallels not only to Asclepius, which he mentions in De Vita, but also a source of his beliefs on astral influences, the value of spiritual experiences, and the role of music as a tool for raising souls to God. (see also C. Dalmier, Apollonius Dyscole - Traité des conjonctions, Paris, 2001, pp. 280-82). Visit our website for additional images and information. Good.

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         Articella, seu, Opus artis medicinae.

      Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 1492. 5th Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 20 December 1492. Folio (306 x 208 mm). [1], 6, [1], 136, 50, [1] leaves. Signatures: a8, a-r8, A-E8 F-G6 (-G6), lacking final blank only. Printer's device on G5v, colophon on G4r reading "Impressum Venetus per Bonetum Locatellum Bergomensem iussu & expensis nobilis viri Octaviani Scoti ciuis Modoetiensis. Anno intemerate Virginis partus 1493 tertiodecimo kalendas Januarias..." [= 20.XII.1492]. Unrubricated. Leaves r1-2 misbound after r4. 19th-century three-quarter vellum over pastepaper boards, spine titled in ink, red sprinkled edges (little soiling to boards). Internally very little browned, neat contemporary ink annotations and markings to several pages (somewhat faded and blurred), a few paper repairs to lower blank margin of leaves G3-5.Hain 1872; Goff A1146; Klebs 116.5; GW 02682; ISTC ia01146000; USTC 999321. FIFTH EDITION. Articella was the name given to the early printed editions of a variety of medical texts, chiefly by Galen and Hippocrates, which formed the basis of lectures at the medical school of Salerno in the twelfth century and. The Articella grew around a synthetic exposition of classical Greek medicine written in Baghdad by physician and polyglot Hunayn bin Ishaq, also known as Ioannitius. His synthesis was in turn based on Galen's Ars Medica (Techne iatrike) and thus became known in Europe as Isagoge Ioannitii ad Tegni Galieni (Hunayn's Introduction to the Art of Galen). In the mid-13th century, the emergence of formal medical education in several European universities fueled a demand for comprehensive textbooks. Instructors from the influential school of Salerno popularized the practice of binding other treatises together with their manuscript copies of the Isagogue. These included Hippocrates' Prognostics as well as his Aphorisms, Theophilus' De Urinis, Philaterus' De Pulsibus and many other classic works. The collection was very popular, alone seven editions appeared in the fifteenth century and another eight in the sexteenth century. Content: Johannitius: Isagoge ad Tegni Galeni. Philaretus: De pulsibus; Theophilus Protospatharius: De urinis. Hippocrates: Aphorismi (commentary by Galenus; translated by Constantinus Africanus); Prognostica (commentary by Galenus); De regimine acutorum morborum (commentary by Galenus; translated by Gerardus Cremonensis); Pseudo- Hippocrates: Epidemiae, Lib. VI (commentary by Johannes Alexandrinus; translated by Simon a Cordo); Hippocrates: De natura foetus (translated by Bartholomaeus de Messana); Galenus: Liber Tegni, sive Ars medica (commentary by Hali; translated by Gerardus Cremonensis). Gentilis Fulginas: De divisione librorum Galeni. Hippocrates: Medicinae lex (translated by Arnaldus de Villa Nova); Iusiurandum (translated by Petrus Paulus Vergerius). Proctor and GW (etc.) date 20 Dec. 1492, from the colophon 'Nonagesimotertio supra Millesimum et quadringentesimum. Terciodecimo kalendas Januarias', contrary to Proctor's customary rule (Index p.16) that in such cases the outgoing not the incoming year is intended (Sheppard). The date 20 Dec. 1492 from the colophon '1492. Tertiodecimo kalendas Januarij' is also given by GW 9089 to the Duns, Super universalia, likewise printed by Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus. Very Good.

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         Quadragesimale Gritsch una cum registro sermonum de tempore et de sanctis per circulum anni.

      (Lyon, Johannes Trechsel, 1492). ____ Ces sermons de Gritsch eurent un grand succès, à la fin du XVème siècle et ont été édités plus d'une vingtaine de fois. Il s'agit ici d'une réimpression très fidèle de l'édition de 1489 chez le même éditeur. Johannes Trechsel a été probablement chef d'atelier du second imprimeur de Lyon, Nicolaus Philippi. Après sa mort, il épousa sa veuve et reprit son matériel d'impression. Son premier livre connu date de 1488-1489. Il publia trois édition des "Quadragesimales" de Gritsch en 1489, 1492 et 1495. Il manque à cet exemplaire les deux derniers feuillets (soit 3 pages imprimées et une page blanche). Bien qu'il manque le colophon de cet exemplaire, il s'agit avec certitude de l'édition de 1492. Elle est identique à l'exemplaire numérisé de la Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Par ailleurs le British Museum catalogue décrit des différences pour le début du texte de la table et pour l'incipit entre ces trois éditions. Toutes les initiales ont été peintes en rouge ou bleu, à la place qui leur a été réservé. Complet du feuillet I8 qui est blanc. Texte sur deux colonnes. Aucun exemplaire en Amérique du Nord, 3 exemplaires en France (Ajaccio BM; Bourg-en-Bresse BM; Paris Capucins, incomplet). BMC VIII, 293. GW 11557. ISTC ig00505500. *****. In-4. [195 x 130 mm] Collation : (248) ff. (sur 250), [a8, b10, c-g8, g10, h-zA-G8, H4] Vélin, dos à nerf. (Reliure du XIXe.).

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         Contra falsas Francorum litteras pro defensione honoris serenissimi Romanorum regis.

      [Augsburg, Ratdolt, ] 1492 - 4°. 6 n.n. Bl. In losen Bogen in neuer Leinwandkassette mit Deckeltitel. Zehancker 1553. - Coll (U) 1022. - Voull (B) 316- - Sack (Freiburg) 2395- -Prokop 1896- - BMC II 386. - BSB-Ink C-533. - Goff M388. - Einer von mehreren Drucken, die sowohl in Lateinisch wie in Deutsch erschienen sind. - In der Schrift wird der Versuch der Eheschliessung zwischen Maximilian I mit Anne de Bretagne begründet, um so an die Spitze der Gegner des französischen Hofes zu gelangen. Das misslang: Charles VII heiratete die Umworbene selbst. Die Schrift war in erster Linie zur Verbreitung in der Niederlande gedacht, um Stimmung gegen die Franzosen zu machen. - Erstes und letztes Blatt leicht fleckig. Das letzte Blatt mit gelöschtem Stempel. Sonst sauberes, breitrandiges Exemplar. - Provinienz: Aus dem Nachlass Sammlung Ludwig Bertalot.

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         Weltall und Menschheit - Geschichte der Erforschung der Natur und der Verwertung der Naturkräfte im Dienste der Völker (vierter Band)

      Zustand: Buch ist dem Alter entsprechend gut erhalten. Keine Risse oder fehlenden Seiten. Lediglich vergilbt mit Altersfleken und am Einband abgegriffen sowie einer persönlichen Widmung. Weltkarte ist etwas eingerissen. Inklusive faksimile des ersten Berichts Cristobal Colons (Kolumbus) über die Entdeckung Amerikas. Im Jahr 1492. + Weltkarte Genaueres siehe beigefügte Fotos.

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         Heptameron. LHeptaméron des Nouvelles de très illustre et très excellente Princesse Marguerite de Valois, Royne de Navarre. (Königin von Navarra)

      (XXXII) + 726 Seiten, Pergament-Einband auf 3 Bünden, im 16 Sedez- Format, 12,5 x 8,5 cm. Einband wellig und mit Rückennummer und (unleserlichen) Rückenbeschriftung. Bogenzählung: à + è a-z A-Z. Die erste 2 Bögen mit Farb-Abklatsch danach ab Seite 1 (Bogen a) sauberes Druckbild. Letzten 30 Seiten fleckig, vermutlich durch Feuchtigkeits-Schaden. Aufbau: Titel (I) Widmung und Vorwort (III bis V): A.TRESILLUSTRE ET TRESVERTUEUSE Princesse: madame Jeanne de Foix, Royne de Navarre, Claude Gruget, son tres-humble seruiteur, desire salut & felicietè. Table (VI- XIV) -Sonet L. Passerat Troien (XIV) Prolgue (XV bis XXXI) - Sonet:PAR I.Venzov (XXXII) Premier nouvelle (1) septanteuniesine (716). Margarete von Angoulême (franz. Marguerite de Navarre oder Marguerite d Angoulême), auch Margarete von Navarra, Margarete von Valois oder Margarete von Frankreich. (1492-1549). Schwester des französischen Königs Franz I. Sie war eine humanistisch geprägte Frau die mit den Lutheranern und Reformierten sympathisierte aber aus Rücksicht auf ihren Bruder nicht konvertierte. Vorlage zu dieser Novellen-Sammlung war, wie im Prolog erwähnt, das Decamerone Boccaccios und war sicherlich auch 100 Geschichten anlegt, doch verstarb die Autorin vor der Fertigstellung. Es existieren 19 Manuskripten des Heptameron. Die zeitgenössischen gedruckten Ausgaben erschienen fast zehn Jahre nach dem Tod Marguerites. 1558 gab ihr früherer Sekretär, Pierre Boaistuau, eine Novellensammlung heraus, allerdings mit nur 67 Erzählungen, in willkürlicher Reihenfolge, ohne den Namen ihrer Verfasserin und ohne Rahmenhandlung. Im folgenden Jahr, 1559, erschien noch eine Ausgabe, diesmal der Tochter Marguerites, Jeanne dAlbret gewidmet, mit 72 Novellen in der jetzt üblichen Reihenfolge.

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         Original Scherenschnitt. - Griechische Göttin - Signiert und datiert.

      Scherenschnitt: 16 x 15 cm, Passe Partout Schrägschnitt 20 x 20 cm Blatt 50 x 35 cm. Von der Künstlerin handschriftlich mit Titel versehen, datiert und signiert. Dieses Blatt ist kein Druck sondern der originale Scherenschnitt, aufgezogen auf Papier. Ein Unikat! Auf Wunsch kann der Schnitt auch gerahmt geliefert werden. Aphrodite, du zyprische Göttin im Hain von Idalium, gib, dass uns Eintracht wohne im Schlafgemach und allen Räumen, Frieden weile im Haus und die schützenden Geister. Fern sollen bleiben die mürrischen Mienen von Sorge u. Zwietracht. Dass ein freundlicher Friede mir die Hausgötter pfleget... Feierlich will ich für dich Dankfeste halten nun hier! Nicolo Arco, 1492 - 1547. Ital. Dichter der Reaissance Burg Arco / Gardasee.

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         Stadtansicht mit Stadtwappen im Vgr. ('Aken.').

      - kolorierter Holzschnitt aus Conrad Botho, Croneken der Sachsen (Sassen) b. Peter Schöffer in Mainz, 1492, 13,5 x 13 Seltener früher (erster?) gedruckter Holzschnitt der Stadt Aachen.

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         Topographisch-statistisches Lexikon von Steiermark mit historischen Notizen und Anmerkungen. 3 Bände.

      Gr.-8. Mit 93 (1 gefalt.) Ansichten in Tonlithographie. VIII, 812 1 Bl., 753 S. 4 Bll., S. (753-)1492, HPgmt.-Bde. d. Zt. m. gepr. Rückentiteln u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Erstausgabe. - Erschien eigentlich bereits ab 1875 in Lieferungen, das zusammenfassende Titelblatt des ersten Bandes ist jedoch 1878 datiert. Am Ende jeden Bandes ist ein Bl. Verzeichniss der in diesem Werke vorkommenden Abkürzungen eingebunden. - Mit Ansichten von Graz, Bad Aussee, Bruck a. M., Eisenerz, Frohnleiten, Fürstenfeld, Hartberg, Irdning, Judenburg, Knittelfeld, Leibnitz, Leoben, Liezen, Marburg, Mautern, Murau, Pettau, Radkersburg, Rottenmann, Schladming, Semriach, Spielfeld, Stainz, Trofaiach, Voitsberg, Vorau, Vordernberg, Weiz, Wildon u.a. - Einbände leicht berieben, lichtrandig u. fleckig. Vorsatzbll. m. altem Namensstempel. Wie meist etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig, insgesamt jedoch schönes u. vollständiges Exemplar. - Nebehay/W. II, 275 Schlossar 1007 Graff, Leykam, S. 111 List 309.

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         Ritterturnier in Heilbronn 1408. Ritterturnier in Regensburg 1412. Die Ritte(r)schafft des Landts zu Swaben habe(n) jren Thur=nier im Reich laszen beschreyben und verkünden / den selben auch gen Heylbrun am Necker gelegt / und jn da gehalten. Die Ritterschafft im Landt zu Beyern haben jren Thur=nir im Reich lassen beschreiben und verkünden / und den gen Regennßpurg an die Thonow gelegt / den selben auch da gehalten. Originalseiten aus dem Rixnerschen Thurnierbuch "Anfang, Ursprung und Herkommen des Thurniers inn Teutscher Nation" um 1530

      ausgebundene und nicht nummerierte einzelne Blätter aus der ersten Auflage "Anfang, Ursprung und Herkommen des Thurniers inn Teutscher Nation. wieuil Thurnier bis uff den letztenn zu Wormbss: auch wie vnnd an welchen Orten die gehalten vn durch was Fürsten, Grauen, Herrn, Ritter vn vom Adel, sie jederzeit besucht worden sindt", 12 Seiten auf 6 fadengehefteten Büttenblättern mit Wasserzeichen, 5 Buchholzschnitte der Wappen von Alban von Claussen, des Lands zu Swaben, des Wolff vo(n) Sachsz, des Ludwig von stei(n) zum Alte(n) Stein und des Ada(n) von Göttern sowie Wappen der Reichstat Heilbrun am Necker, prächtiger Buchholzschnitt mit Getümmel von Rittern in voller Rüstung zu Pferde und vielen Zuschauern, 5 Buchholzschnitte mit Wappen des Wolff Gransz zu Ottendorff, des Herztzogthums vn(d) la(n)ds Beyern, des Georg vo(n) Stein zu steineck, des Wilhelm vo(n) Pallandt und des Ludwig vo(n) Auffsäss, gedruckt in der seltenen Theuerdank-Type, die prächtigen teils halbseitigen Holzschnitte dem graphisch talentierten Pfalzgrafen Johann II. von Simmern (1492-1557) selbst zugeschrieben. Nach den Wappenbildern der Einladenden folgen ausführliche Listen und Beschreibungen "Des selben Thurniers werber und vorreiser", "Des Thurniers gleit und herbergen", "Die Grauen", "Die Freyenherrn", "Die Ritter", "Die Edlen Knecht", "Die vier newen Thurnier vögt" sowie "Der Abendtantz und Abschid". Spektakulärer alter Druck in ingesamt bemerkenswert guter Erhaltung, lediglich im unteren Rand außerhalb der bildlichen Darstellungen und des Textes minimal fleckig. Georg Rixner (auch Ryxner oder Rüxner), genannt Jerusalem, kaiserlicher Herold, war der Verfasser einer der bis heute bedeutendsten und seltensten Chroniken von Ritterturnieren auf deutschem Boden, "Thurnier Buch. Von Anfang, Vrsachen, vrsprung, vnd herkommen der Thurnier im heyligen Römischen Reich Teutscher Nation", das erstmals 1530 bei Hieronymus Rodler in Simmern erschien. Der Text des Turnierbuchs enthält die Beschreibung von insgesamt 36 Turnieren, die zwischen 938 und 1487 stattfanden und führt detailliert deren Teilnehmer, Zuschauer, Veranstalter, Aufseher und Sieger auf - reich illustriert mit Wappen und Holzschnitten besonderer (teils wiederholter) Turnier-Szenen. Nach heutigem Stand der historischen Forschung ist davon auszugehen, dass die ersten 14 Turniere frei erfunden sind und man erst ab dem 15. Turnier den vom Autor gemachten Angaben einigermaßen vertrauen darf, von einigen Datierungsfehlern abgesehen. Die hier vorliegende fadengeheftete Lage mit 6 Blatt (12 Seiten) der ersten Auflage von 1530 behandelt das (so auch im Druck korrekt bezeichnete) 24. Turnier der Ritterschaft zu Schwaben (als Veranstalter) in Heilbronn vom 30. September bis 4. Oktober 1408 sowie die Einleitung zum 25. Turnier der Ritterschaft zu Bayern (als Veranstalter) in Regensburg vom 23. bis 27. Oktober 1412. Es ist in der Original-Type des "Theuerdank" auf schwerem Bütten mit Wasserzeichen (Kreuz über Stern mit Sicherheitsfäden) gedruckt. Im Gegensatz zur späteren Frankfurter Ausgabe des Thurnierbuches von 1566 bei Feyerabend enthält unser Erstdruck eine halbseitige Szene eines Getümmels von Rittern mit Lanzen zu Pferde und die Rauten des Wappens des Herzogtums Bayern auf der letzten Seite sind nicht ausgefüllt. Im unteren Rand stellenweise etwas finger- und wasserfleckig, ansonsten in bemerkenswert guter Erhaltung und von größter Seltenheit. Von der Originalausgabe des damals nur in kleiner Auflage gedruckten Buches sind bis heute nur drei Exemplare bekannt, die für Genealogen und Historiker praktisch unerreichbar sind. Eines dieser Exemplare stammt aus der ehemaligen Bibliothek der Grafen von Greiffenclau-Vollraths und konnte von der Stadt Simmern für das dortige Hunsrückmuseum erworben werden. Die hier angebotenen ausgebundenen Seiten stammen aus einer alten privaten Heraldik-Sammlung.

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         Oratio ad Alexandrum VI papam.

      4. Mit einer Holzschn.-Anfangsinitiale. 4 nn. Bll. (Got. Typ., 29 Zeilen), Mod. Ppbd. Einer von drei fast gleichzeitig erschienenen Drucken dieser am 25. Oktober 1492 vor dem neugewählten Borgia-Papst Alexander VI. gehaltenen Rede. - This was the typical Oratio - in the style of the times, both florid and unctous - which extolled the virtues of the Pope, traits which subsequent events failed to confirm! (Bühler). Traditionell wurde die vorliegende, mit gotischen Typen gedruckte Ausgabe als erste bezeichnet. Nach der Untersuchung von Bühler ging dieser jedoch Freitags Druck in romanischen Typen voraus, gefolgt von einer Ausgabe bei Stephan Planck, deren Korrekturen Freitag für die vorliegende übernahm. Tygrinus (bzw. Tegrinus oder Tegrini 1447-1527) war einer der vornehmsten und berühmtesten Rechtsgelehrten in Italien (Jöcher IV, 1039). - Rücken etw. berieben. Schwach gebräunt bzw. fleckig. - GW M45292 Hain/C. 15751 BMC IV, 137 BSB-Ink T-350 Goff T-563 Pellechet 10972 Proctor 3968 Oates 1583 ISTC it00565500 C. F. Bühler, The Earliest Editions of the Oratio (1492) by Nicolaus Tygrinus (in: Gutenberg JB 1975, S. 97-99), passim.

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         Textus sententiaru[m] cum conclusio[n]ibus articulis [...]. [Sententiarum libri IV cum conclusionibus Henrici de Gorichem. (Daran:) Articuli in Anglia et Parisius condemnati].

      Fol. 265 nn. Bll. (mit dem weißen Bl. 125 u. ohne das letzte weiße Got. Type, 2 Spalten, 55-57 bzw. 70 Zeilen mit zahlr. Initialspatien u. einer Holzschn.-Druckermarke), Restaur. Einband unter Verwendung des blindgepr. Schweinsldr.-Rückens des 16. Jhds. mit zwei alten handschriftl. Rückenschildchen (Lombardi, Sententia bzw. Ao. 1492). Äußerst seltene Druck-Variante von Petrus Lombardus Hauptwerk aus der Offizin des Nikolaus Kessler in Basel, von dem insgesamt elf Drucke (1486-1510) dieses Werkes bekannt sind. - Vorliegendes Exemplar mit dem Kolophon und der Holzschn.-Druckermarke auf Bl. Q6v: [...] Impensis atq[ue] singulari opera Nicolai Keslers ciuis Basilieen[sis] [...] Anno incarnationis d[omi]ni post milesimu[m] quaterq[ue] centesimu[m] nonagesimosecundo. Duodecimo vero kal[e]n[das]. Martij. - Der in der Lombardei geborene Lombardus (gest. 1164) studierte in Bologna, Reims und Paris. 1159 wurde er Bischof von Paris. - Sein vorliegendes Hauptwerk ward unzähligemale kommentiert und behauptete bis auf die Reformation ein fast klassisches Ansehen. In ihm erscheint zum erstenmal im Abendlande die Dogmatik zusammengeschlossen als ein systematisches Ganzes. Ihren Stoff bilden die Aussprüche der Kirchenväter, die dann unter Widerlegung der verschiedenen Einwendungen wissenschaftlich begründet werden sollen. Dies ist die Methode der Sententiarier geblieben. - Einband (bes. Kanten) bestoßen u. etw. berieben bzw. fleckig. Titel mit längerem Eintrag u. Besitzvermerk aus dem Jahre 1598. Vereinzelt alte Marginalien bzw. Anstreichungen. Tlw. schwach gebräunt, fleckig bzw. wasserrandig. Vereinzelt min. Läsuren bzw. Wurmspuren. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar auf starkem Papier. - Vgl. GW M32486 Hain/C. 10197 Goff P495 BSB-Ink P-389 BMC III, 770 ISTC ip00495000.

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         Von Zween Heligen Altvättern die Warent bed genannt macharius.. Orig.-Holzschnitt.

      24 x 18 cm, 8 x 7 cm, Min. fleckig, gutes Exemplar. Originalblatt m. 2 altkolorierten Holzschnitten aus: Hieronymus Der Altvätert Leben und Beispiele gedruckt von Anton Sorg in Augsburg 1492. Der erste Holzschnitt zeigt wie Macharius das Mordopfer als Entlastungszeugen für einen zu unrecht als Mörder beschuldigten Mann zum Leben erweckt und befragt. Interessantes Bildmotiv mit Justiz- und Totentanzcharakter! Hain 8607 - Abb. Schreiber IV, 916/917.

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         Ordinationes officii totius anni: et agendorum et dicendorum a sacerdote in missa privata et feriali iuxta ordinem ecclesie Romane: cum alijs ordinationibus ut habetur in fine.

      8. Mit einem großen Titelholzschnitt u. einigen Holzschn.-Initialen. 20 nn. Bll., Mod. HPgmt. Hübscher, mit einem schönen Titelholzschnitt und zahlr. Holzschn.-Initialen geschmückter Druck aus der Offizin des Joannes Tacuinus, der zwischen 1492 und 1538 in Venedig tätig war. - Sehr selten, EDIT16 nennt nur drei Nachweise und auch über den KVK sind weltweit keine weiteren Exemplare dieses Druckes nachweisbar. - Vereinzelt min. Randläsuren. Etw. gebräunt, fleckig u. leicht wasserrandig (dadurch der Gelbschnitt tlw. etwas in den Rand verlaufen). - EDIT16, CNCE 11819 nicht bei Adams u. im BM STC, Italian Books.

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         Topographisch-statistisches Lexikon von Steiermark mit historischen Notizen und Anmerkungen. 3 Bände.

      Gr.-8. Mit 93 (1 gefalt.) Ansichten in Tonlithographie. VIII, 812 1 Bl., 753 S. 4 Bll., S. (753-)1492, OHLdr.-Bde. m. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. Erstausgabe. - Erschien eigentlich bereits ab 1875 in Lieferungen, das zusammenfassende Titelblatt des ersten Bandes ist jedoch 1878 datiert. - Mit Ansichten von Graz, Bad Aussee, Bruck a. M., Eisenerz, Frohnleiten, Fürstenfeld, Hartberg, Irdning, Judenburg, Knittelfeld, Leibnitz, Leoben, Liezen, Marburg, Mautern, Murau, Pettau, Radkersburg, Rottenmann, Schladming, Semriach, Spielfeld, Stainz, Trofaiach, Voitsberg, Vorau, Vordernberg, Weiz, Wildon u.a. - Einbände etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Kopfschnitt des letzten Bandes tlw. mit Wasserrand. Innendeckeln m. Resten entf. Aufkleber. Die Ortsbezeichnungen der Tafeln wie meist bindungsbedingt tlw. leicht angeschnitten. Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Nebehay/W. II, 275 Schlossar 1007 Graff, Leykam, S. 111 List 309.

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         Biblioteca Americana Vetustisssima. A Description of Works relating to America published between the years 1492 and 1551.

      1492. (Insieme con:) Harrisse, H., Biblioteca Americana.. Additions, Paris, Tross, 1872 (edizione originale). Due volumi in 4to ben legati in mezzo zigrino rosso, titoli in oro, tagli superiori dorati. Bellissima copia di bella edizione su carta forte.

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         Sermones de laudibus sanctorum FratrisRoberti de Licio ordinis minoru(m). Episcopi Aquinateñ.

      Reutlingen: Michael Greyff, 1492. 4to (21 x 15 cm). 230 unn. lvs. Contemporary undecorated half pigskin over bevelled beech boards, remains of central clasp, fragments from a 13th-century theological text or biblical commentary used for pastedowns and spine lining. Spine with 3 raised bands. Printed in 2 columns. 50-51 lines to the page. Capital spaces, without guide letters. Main work of the "prince of preachers" the Fransiscan Caracciolus of Lecce - Incunable in an attractive contemporary binding from the Furstenberg collection. Very good antiquarian condition. Few leaves slightly browned, some scattered stains and lower margin of a number of leaves with water stain. But a well-preserved copy of a rare incunable in an attractive contemporary binding from a well known collection. For a full description and more images please visit: www.zaalbooks.nl .

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         [Bulle de 1497]

      Charte originale d'Alexandre VI (Rodrigo Borgia), père de César et de Lucrèce Borgia, pape de 1492 à 1503. Sur parchemin. Datée de Rome, le 29 juin 1497. Authentifiée par la bulle de plomb gravée à son nom appendue par des cordelettes. Dans cette bulle adressée à l'archevêque de Bologne, Giuliano della Rovere (le futur pape Jules II), le pape octroie un canonicat au père Gasparo di Caldarino, prêtre de Bologne.

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         De venenis. Venice, Bernardino Rizzo for Johannes Dominicus de Nigro, 19. VII. 1492.

      1492. Folio (420 x 280 mm). (4), 101, (1) ff. Later calf with gold- and blind-tooling. First edition of a work on poisons, compiled by Sante Arduino (or Ardoini) of Pesaro. "[T]he elaborate compendium on poisons in eight books which Sante Ardoini of Pesaro compiled in the years, 1424-1426, from Greek, Arabic and Latin works on medicine and nature, and which was printed at Venice in 1492, and at Basel in 1518 and 1562. ... Although Ardoini quotes previous authors at great length, his work is no mere compilation, since he does not hesitate to disagree with such medical authorities of Peter of Abano and Gentile da Foligno, and refers to his own medical experience or observation of nature at Venice and to what fisherman or collectors of herbs have told him. He also seems to have known Arabic, and his occasional practice of giving the names of herbs in several Italian dialects is of some linguistic value" (Thorndike). Arduino makes extensive use of the works by Avicenna (Ibn Sina), who "held a high place in Western European medical studies, ranking together with Hippocrates and Galen as an acknowledged authority" (Weisser). Among the numerous other sources he used are Galen, Avenzoar (Ibn Zuhr), Rasis (al-Razi), Andromachus, Albucasis (Al-Zahrawi), Serapion the Younger and Dioscorides. - A very good copy, with only a few marginal waterstains. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities and with a few scratches on boards. Hain-Copinger 1554. Goff A-950. Ohly-Sack 233. Walsh 2186. Proctor 4963. BMC V, 403. GW 2318. Thorndike III, 545. ISTC ia00950000.

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         TEXTUS SEQUENTIARUM CUM OPTIMO COMMENTO. [bound with] EXPOSITIO HIMNOR[UM]

      Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, [1492]. n. Exuberantly rubricated, this charming volume combines two timeless works of commentary on church liturgy and hymnody. In the Middle Ages, the term "sequentia" (from the Latin word for "follow") came to refer to the portion of the Mass just following the Alleluia. The use of the term was formalized as a result of the work of Notker the Stammerer (ca. 840-912), who referred to these texts as "sequentiae" in his "Liber Hymnorum." There were different sequences for different Sundays and feast days, and different tropes for different church seasons. Commentaries on the grammar, vocabulary, and composition of "sequentiae" by various scholars and church officials were collected into anonymous volumes such as this one, which would have been used in training priests and deacons. The "Textus" is bound with a work of similarly collected commentaries, this time on church hymns. Sometimes ascribed to Hilarius Aurelianensis (ca. 1075-1140), the commentaries in "Expositio" provide hymn paraphrases and suggestions on when and how to use various hymns in the liturgy. Our book was produced by one of a family of printers whose presence in Cologne stretched from 1479-1556. Heinrich Quentell, who printed a very wide range of works from 1479-1501, was especially prolific even late in his life: the British Museum Catalogue lists no fewer than 25 books assigned certainly or conjecturally to the penultimate year of his operation. Although he occasionally published classical works, Quentell clearly had a predilection for theology and metaphysics. Here, both works feature Quentell's well-known "Accipies" woodcut of Saint Gregory instructing two scholars. Quentell was the first to use this cut (many printers followed his example), and it typically appears in works that have an academic audience.. 201 x 155 mm. (8 x 6 1/8"). cxxxiii, [13] leaves (gathering n misbound, but complete); [1], lxxvi, [1] leaves. Single column, 46 lines of commentary (plus headline) surrounding single columns of text of varying lengths, gothic type. Two separately published works in one volume. Recent handmade paper binding by Don Rash, flat spine with ink titling. In a linen clamshell box with orange morocco label. Paragraph marks and hand-painted initials in red or blue, some with attractive flourishes running almost the length of the text; title pages of both works with woodcut of Saint Gregory instructing two scholars. Front free endpaper with ownership inscription of Jos. [?] Ign. Wirtz, 1819; title page of first work with stamp of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Library, Philadelphia; occasional ink annotations in a contemporary hand. First work: Goff S-457; BMC I, 278; second work: Goff E-149; BMC I, 276. Minor soiling to first few leaves, a couple of leaves with crease and a bit of dustsoiling to head margin, head margin trimmed a bit close (but no loss to headlines), the last four gatherings of the second work with minor worming (affecting single letters here and there), isolated spots of foxing or marginal smudges, other trivial defects, but overall an excellent copy, clean and crisp in an unworn binding. Exuberantly rubricated, this charming volume combines two timeless works of commentary on church liturgy and hymnody. In the Middle Ages, the term "sequentia" (from the Latin word for "follow") came to refer to the portion of the Mass just following the Alleluia. The use of the term was formalized as a result of the work of Notker the Stammerer (ca. 840-912), who referred to these texts as "sequentiae" in his "Liber Hymnorum." There were different sequences for different Sundays and feast days, and different tropes for different church seasons. Commentaries on the grammar, vocabulary, and composition of "sequentiae" by various scholars and church officials were collected into anonymous volumes such as this one, which would have been used in training priests and deacons. The "Textus" is bound with a work of similarly collected commentaries, this time on church hymns. Sometimes ascribed to Hilarius Aurelianensis (ca. 1075-1140), the commentaries in "Expositio" provide hymn paraphrases and suggestions on when and how to use various hymns in the liturgy. Our book was produced by one of a family of printers whose presence in Cologne stretched from 1479-1556. Heinrich Quentell, who printed a very wide range of works from 1479-1501, was especially prolific even late in his life: the British Museum Catalogue lists no fewer than 25 books assigned certainly or conjecturally to the penultimate year of his operation. Although he occasionally published classical works, Quentell clearly had a predilection for theology and metaphysics. Here, both works feature Quentell's well-known "Accipies" woodcut of Saint Gregory instructing two scholars. Quentell was the first to use this cut (many printers followed his example), and it typically appears in works that have an academic audience.

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         Textus sententiaru[m] cum conclusio[n]ibus articulis [...]. [Sententiarum libri IV cum conclusionibus Henrici de Gorichem. (Daran:) Articuli in Anglia et Parisius condemnati].

      Basel, Nikolaus Kessler, 1492. Fol. 265 nn. Bll. (mit dem weißen Bl. 125 u. ohne das letzte weiße; Got. Type, 2 Spalten, 55-57 bzw. 70 Zeilen mit zahlr. Initialspatien u. einer Holzschn.-Druckermarke), Restaur. Einband unter Verwendung des blindgepr. Schweinsldr.-Rückens des 16. Jhds. mit zwei alten handschriftl. Rückenschildchen („Lombardi, Sententia“ bzw. „Ao. 1492“). Äußerst seltene Druck-Variante von Petrus Lombardus‘ Hauptwerk aus der Offizin des Nikolaus Kessler in Basel, von dem insgesamt elf Drucke (1486-1510) dieses Werkes bekannt sind. - Vorliegendes Exemplar mit dem Kolophon und der Holzschn.-Druckermarke auf Bl. Q6v: „[...] Impensis atq[ue] singulari opera Nicolai Keslers ciuis Basilieen[sis] [...] Anno incarnationis d[omi]ni post milesimu[m] quaterq[ue] centesimu[m] nonagesimosecundo. Duodecimo vero kal[e]n[das]. Martij“. - Der in der Lombardei geborene Lombardus (gest. 1164) studierte in Bologna, Reims und Paris. 1159 wurde er Bischof von Paris. - Sein vorliegendes Hauptwerk „ward unzähligemale kommentiert und behauptete bis auf die Reformation ein fast klassisches Ansehen. In ihm erscheint zum erstenmal im Abendlande die Dogmatik zusammengeschlossen als ein systematisches Ganzes. Ihren Stoff bilden die Aussprüche der Kirchenväter, die dann unter Widerlegung der verschiedenen Einwendungen wissenschaftlich begründet werden sollen. Dies ist die Methode der Sententiarier geblieben“. - Einband (bes. Kanten) bestoßen u. etw. berieben bzw. fleckig. Titel mit längerem Eintrag u. Besitzvermerk aus dem Jahre 1598. Vereinzelt alte Marginalien bzw. Anstreichungen. Tlw. schwach gebräunt, fleckig bzw. wasserrandig. Vereinzelt min. Läsuren bzw. Wurmspuren. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar auf starkem Papier. - Vgl. GW M32486; Hain/C. 10197; Goff P495; BSB-Ink P-389; BMC III, 770; ISTC ip00495000. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Petrus Lombardus, Textus sententiaru[m] cum conclusio[n]ibus articulis, Basel, Inkunabel, Inkunabeln, Frühdrucke

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         De Remediis Utriusque Fortunae. (in fine, colophon:) Impressum Cremonae, Bernardinus de Misintis et Caesar Parmensis, anno incarnationis dominice 1492, die 17 mensis Novembris, (Cremona 1492)

      B. de Misintis e C. Parmensis, 1492. in - folio, ff. 164 (primo e ultimo f. bianchi mancanti; segn.: *3, a - b8, c - z6, A - B6, C7); leg. coeva in piena pergamena. Carattere romano; spazi per lettere guida, impresa dei tipografi al verso del f. 164. Prima edizione impressa in Italia del ''De remediis utriusque fortunae'' (apparso per la prima volta a Colonia intorno al 1470); l'opera, composta da Petrarca tra 1345 e 1366 e dedicata ad Azzo da Correggio, è un lungo dialogo a sfondo pessimista tra la Ragione, il Gaudio, la Speranza, il Timore e il Dolore. Precedono il testo una Tabula dei contenuti e una lettera al ''Marchisinum Stangham''. Importante opera stampata a Cremona dai prototipografi Bernardinus de Misintis e Caesar Parmensis; i due stampatori lavorarono insieme tra 1492 e 1493, della loro attività congiunta si conoscono solo sei opere. Buon esemplare a grandi margini (lievi aloni d'umido nel margine inferiore degli ultimi ff.); rare postille coeve marginali e due parole in inchiostro bruno al primo f.

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        Supplementum chronicarum. (Colophon f. 256v) Impressum autem Venetiis per magistrum Bernardinum Riccium de Novaria: Anno a nativitate domini 1492 die decimoquinto Februarij (Venezia, Berbardino Rizo da Novara 1492)

      Rizus Bernardinus, 1492. in - folio (mm 306x202), ff. (2), 256, (12), legatura della fine del XVII secolo, in pelle, con titolo e rombo con fregi vegetali impressi in oro al centro del piatto anteriore, ai piatti filetti a secco e terminazioni angolari con piccoli motivi vegetali in oro, il motivo del rombo viene ripreso anche al piatto posteriore; al dorso tassello granata e ricche decorazioni in oro con motivi a stella. Terza edizione illustrata, con aggiornamenti della Cronaca sino al 1490, di questa celebre fortunata cronaca del mondo dalle origini al XV secolo. Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo (1434 - 1520), della famiglia Foresti, fu eremita agostiniano ed autore anche del ''Confessionale'' e del ''De claris mulieribus''. Al recto del primo f. titolo: ''Supplementum chronicarum'', al verso grandiosa silografia a piena pagina con bordura abitata da putti, elementi fantastici e strutture architettoniche di fantasia (tratta dall'edizione del Leggendario di Voragine del 1492), al centro rappresentazione dei sei giorni della Creazione (tratta dall'ed. della Bibbia del 15.10.1490). Al recto del secondo f. ripetuta la bordura, nel bas de page del verso del primo f. silografia (mm 120x150) con rappresentazione di Adamo ed Eva, al verso del f. 2 Caino e Abele e al verso del f. 6 la Torre di Babele, ambedue a mezza pagina, n.t. 44 scene con vedute di città di dimensioni inferiori, tutte tratte da edizioni del Supplementum del 1486 e 1490. Per questa del 1492, Rizzo aggiunse le cornici silografiche alle prime pagine, le figure con le sei scene della creazione e quella dell'Arca di Noè al verso del f. 3, tratta dall'edizione della Bibbia di Malermi del 1490. Buon esemplare (scarabocchi di mano antica al recto del primo f. e al verso bianco dell'ultimo, numerose note di possesso ms., tra cui si legge ''Reynouard me habet 1598'', ex libris di Foucoult).

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