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         La Circe., , .

      , - Cm. 14,5, cc. 96. Vignetta al front. e graziosi capilettera xil. Ottima legatura del tempo in piena perg. molle con titoli ms. al dorso. Antica firma di possesso al frontespizio, trascurabili fioriture. Esemplare ben conservato. Giovan Battista Gelli (1498-1563), letterato fiorentino, non abbandonò mai la professione originaria di calzolaio; fu membro dell'Accademia fiorentina e autore di numerose fortunate operette, che si distinsero per indipendenza di pensiero. Quest'opera, certamente il suo capolavoro, consiste in un dialogo tra Circe, Ulisse e undici suoi compagni trasformati in bestie, i quali, alla prospettiva di tornare uomini, scelsero di rimanere animali tranne uno, che era stato filosofo nella sua prima vita "umana" e non poteva rinunciare alla ricerca della verità. Cfr. D. E. Rhodes, Silent Printers. Anonymous printing at Venice in the sixteenth century, p. 103; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Vita di Esopo frigio ... Alquale di nuovo sono aggiunti le favole del medesimo Esopo, con molte altre d'alcuni elevati ingegni, ascendentia all somma di 400.Trevigi, Girolamo Righettini, 1643. 2 parts in 1 volume. 12mo. With 137 small woodcuts in text illustrating the fables, including some repeats. Contemporary sheepskin parchment.

      WorldCat (2 copies); cf. Fabula docet 14. Rare edition of the Italian translation by the philosopher Giulio Landi (1498-1579) of Aesop's fables and the Life of Aesop, including no less than 400 animal fables, also collected from other sources as well. The fables are illustrated with numerous small woodcuts by an anonymous Italian woodcutter, which appeared for the first time in 1569 in the fables of Cesare Pavesi and became very popular through the translations by Landi. Several woodcuts are repeated, especially at the end, for the fables taken from other sources. All fables close with a moral, here called "Sentenza", intended for the instruction and amusement of the youth.With 2 holes at the back of the binding and some of the last pages, with some water stains throughout, and some restorations with now discoloured tape. Bookblock partly detached from binding, binding slightly stained.

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         Vita di Esopo frigio . Alquale di nuovo sono aggiunti le favole del medesimo Esopo, con molte altre d'alcuni elevati ingegni, ascendentia all somma di 400.Trevigi, Girolamo Righettini, 1643. 2 parts in 1 volume. 12mo. With 137 small woodcuts in text illustrating the fables, including some repeats. Contemporary sheepskin parchment.

      - WorldCat (2 copies); cf. Fabula docet 14. Rare edition of the Italian translation by the philosopher Giulio Landi (1498-1579) of Aesop's fables and the Life of Aesop, including no less than 400 animal fables, also collected from other sources as well. The fables are illustrated with numerous small woodcuts by an anonymous Italian woodcutter, which appeared for the first time in 1569 in the fables of Cesare Pavesi and became very popular through the translations by Landi. Several woodcuts are repeated, especially at the end, for the fables taken from other sources. All fables close with a moral, here called "Sentenza", intended for the instruction and amusement of the youth.With 2 holes at the back of the binding and some of the last pages, with some water stains throughout, and some restorations with now discoloured tape. Bookblock partly detached from binding, binding slightly stained.

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         Bula de indulgencias a favor de la Catedral de Burgo de Osma - Pamplona, Arnao Guillén de Brocar], 1498

      [Pamplona, Arnao Guillén de Brocar], 1498 - Folio, 1 hoja impresa a una cara, encuadernación moderna en piel con ruedas en seco de estilo renacentista en plano anterior. Galerías que afectan en algunos casos, restauradas. Capitular xilográfica, caracteres góticos, texto a línea tirada, 59 líneas. Bula emitida por el obispo de Burgo de Osma, Don Alfonso de Fonseca, para costear las obras de mejora de la catedral de dicha ciudad. Brocar, como otros grandes impresores de la época, participó del importante negocio que suponía la impresión de este tipo de textos

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         Wider den Liecht flüchtigen Nacht Raben, der mit einem einige[n] Bogen Papiers, ein falschen Schein zumachen vnterstanden hat, als solt mein Lehr, von der Rechtfertigung des Glaubens, Doctor Luthers seligen Lehr, entgegen vnd gantz widerwertig sein.

      10 Bll. Rücknebroschur. 4. VD 16 O 1128. - Andreas Osiander (1498-1552) war Theologe und deutscher Reformator. 1549 wurde Osiander von Herzog Albrecht von Brandenburg-Ansbach als Theologieprofessor an die noch junge, 1544 gegründete Albertus-Universität Königsberg berufen. Dort geriet er in heftigen Streit mit den Anhängern Philipp Melanchthons in der Auseinandersetzung ging es um die Rechtfertigungslehre, eine der Kernaussagen reformatorischer Theologie. Für Melanchthon blieb ein Sünder auch nach der Rechtfertigung vor Christus zutiefst ein Sünder, Osiander war dagegen - ähnlich der Position der Ostkirchen - der Meinung, dass die Gerechtigkeit Christi durch den Glauben dem Menschen eingepflanzt und somit ein Wesensbestandteil des Glaubenden wird. - Breitrandiges Exemplar mit alten Annotationen, sauberen Anstreichungen und gemalten Abschnittsanzeigern. Minimal fleckig, insgesamt wohlerhalten.

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         Vita di Esopo frigio ... Alquale di nuovo sono aggiunti le favole del medesimo Esopo, con molte altre d'alcuni elevati ingegni, ascendentia all somma di 400.Trevigi, Girolamo Righettini, 1643. 2 parts in 1 volume. 12mo. With 137 small woodcuts in text illustrating the fables, including some repeats. Contemporary sheepskin parchment.

      WorldCat (2 copies); cf. Fabula docet 14. Rare edition of the Italian translation by the philosopher Giulio Landi (1498-1579) of Aesop's fables and the Life of Aesop, including no less than 400 animal fables, also collected from other sources as well. The fables are illustrated with numerous small woodcuts by an anonymous Italian woodcutter, which appeared for the first time in 1569 in the fables of Cesare Pavesi and became very popular through the translations by Landi. Several woodcuts are repeated, especially at the end, for the fables taken from other sources. All fables close with a moral, here called "Sentenza", intended for the instruction and amusement of the youth.With 2 holes at the back of the binding and some of the last pages, with some water stains throughout, and some restorations with now discoloured tape. Bookblock partly detached from binding, binding slightly stained.

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         Comoediae Novem Venice Aldus Manutius

      Kwmwdéiai ennéea. Comoediae novem (with scholia, ed. Marcus Musurus)   Venice: Aldus Manutius, 15 July 1498 Folio (323 x 212mm). [348]ff, f. k8 and T6 blank (here lacking), 42 lines, Greek type and Roman type (Gk. 1; Gk 2) 18th century Dutch? red morocco, spine titled in gilt (binding rubbed, spine lightly faded)  

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         Latin compendium containing an Antiphonal for the whole liturgical year, a Hymnal, the Common of the Saints and a number of short texts on the Art of Dying.

      Central Germany (Erfurt), c. 1498. - Latin ms. (brown ink) on paper. 258 leaves (watermark: Briquet 4895), complete (11th gathering misbound between 18th and 20th, corrected by a contemporary scribe). Single column, 17-24 lines in a single semi-cursive, legible German hand. Capitals striked in red, rubrics and small initials in red, larger initials (2-5 lines) in same in ornate penstrokes. Contemp. monastic binding of blindtooled pigskin (rollstamps of flowerheads, fleurs-de-lys and agnus dei within roundels and lozenges, enclosing a central panel of chevrons) over thick wooden boards sewn on 3 double thongs; original red-stained leather thong stitching at head and foot of spine; 5 small metal bosses on each board; remnants of single clasp with metalwork fittings; front board with original large paper title-label (discoloured). A fine monastic manuscript from one of the greatest German mediaeval libraries, the Charterhouse of St. Salvatorberg in Erfurt, in an excellent state of preservation and in its original binding. Apart from its liturgical contents, it holds a number of versions of a rare text written by members of the Erfurt Charterhouse, one of which is evidently of great importance for the history of the text and its future study, and others which appear to be unique. - The volume contains the antiphons with some associated versicles, collects and hymns for the liturgical feasts of the entire year, opening with those for the feast of an apostle (f. 2r), and ending with that for an elect (f. 155r). Of special note here are the feasts of the saints from Germany and the neighbouring regions to the east: Ulrich of Augsburg, 4 July (f. 24v), Gereon of Cologne, 10 Oct. (ff. 76r & 77v), Elizabeth, queen of Hungary, 19 Nov. (ff. 85r & 104r), Stanislaus of Poland, 7 May, Wenceslaus of Poland, 28 Sept., and Ludmilla, the grandmother of Wenceslaus, 16 Sept. (ff. 149v & 150v); as well as a handful of Anglo-Saxon missionaries and saints, including Oswald, king of Northumbria, 5 Aug. (f. 39r); and the two SS. Ewalds of Northumbria who died in Westphalia in 692, 1-3 Oct. (fol. 70r). A hymnal for the Temporal follows on f. 120v, with the same for the Sanctoral from f. 133v. After these come prayers for various feasts and saint days (f. 155v), as well as prayers ascribed to Pope Gregory or addressed to the Virgin Mary, which promise their readers reduced time in purgatory (ff. 170v & 176r); and others for the dead (f. 177v). The Common of the Saints opens on f. 182v and ends on f. 231v. Around 1500, a short series of closely related devotional texts were added on gatherings at the end of the volume. The first three are longer or shorter variants of a version of a well-known text on how to achieve a happy death, the "Modus disponendi se ad mortem", in the extended version of a previously unidentified Carthusian writer (cf. R. Rudolf, Ars moriendi, 1957, pp. 75-82). All open with variants of the incipit "confitebor tibi clementissime deus pater multitudinem magnitudinem et enormitatem". The text is apparently unedited. Other mss. containing a version of this Carthusian version of the work are recorded at the Augsburg, Munich and Graz university libraries as well as at the library of the monastery at Stams and the Slovenian and Austrian national libraries. The author of this text is normally given only as "N" (for "Nomine"), and this has led academic consensus to state that the author is unknown and undated. However, one of the Augsburg mss. names its author as "Johannes" and dates it to 1481, and the Vienna ms., while giving no name, dates the text to 1476. In addition, a lengthy version of the text (closely corresponding to that of ff. 234r-236r of the present ms.) was published in the "Neujahrsblatt für Basels Jugend" for 1838 (pt. II, pp. 6-7), naming the author as "Ego frater Martinus indignus nomine carthusiensis ordinis". Clearly the arguments for authenticity are neither strong nor straightforward, and hitherto there have been no indications where the text might have [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         SOLINUS DE MEMORALIBUS MUNDI.

      Venetiis, anno Domini. M. CCCC. LXXXXVIII. die. X. Marci. (1498). INCUNABULA 1498. Ex library copy, 1 ink stamp only to title page and small label to spine, TEXT IN LATIN. 8vo, approximately 1195 x 140 mm, 7½ x 5½ inches, 46 unnumbered leaves, 92 pages, signatures: a-e8, f6. Capital spaces with guide letters. Fol. [1a]: Caiiulii. Solini rerum memorabilium colectaneae. Fol. [1b]: De origine & temporibus urbis Romae & mensibus & diebus in tercalaribus. Capitulum I. Bound in paper boards, endpapers replaced at sometime. Binding worn, small chip to spine, shelf wear to edges, ink library stamp to title page, bookplate to first pastedown (Walter Goldwater. Mr. Goldwater American Bookseller was a founding member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and had a collection of early printed books, mostly from the 15th century(?), slight bubbling to pastedowns, apart from a little pale foxing, mostly to margins otherwise a very clean copy. After the first page the book opens with a short description of the ancient world, then with short chapters on many countries, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Arabia, Egypt, Ethiopia, plus natural history, curiosities and precious stones, the greater part is taken from Pliny"s Natural History and the geography of Pomponius Mela. There is a meagre addition about the British Isles which gives us Tanatus (Thanet): the stone jet, found abundantly in Britain, and remarks on the absence of snakes in Ireland. He introduced the name 'Mare Mediteraneum; see: The Oxford Classical Dictionary, page 847; Sergio Rossetti, Rome A Bibliography from the Invention of Printing, Volume 3, page 342, No. 9400; British Museum Catalogue, Volume 23, page 936, colum 687; Polain, Catalogue Des Livres Imprimes au Quinzieme Siecle, Volume 3, page 743, No. 3563; Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries, page 567; Hain, 14885. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE CLICK ON THE IMAGE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         De animalibus. Translated by Theodorus Gaza. / Parva naturalia In hoc volumine haec Aristotelis opuscula continentur. Cum accuratissimis ac luculentissimis expositionibus diui Thomae Aquinatis, nec non Petri de Aluernia.

      Venice: Bartholomaeus de Zanis for Octavianus Scotus, 1498. 4th Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. I. De animalibus. Translated by Theodorus Gaza. Venice: Bartholomaeus de Zanis for Octavianus Scotus, 9. August 1498. [6], 89, [1] leaves. Signatures: a-q6 (a1r title, a2r table and preface, q5v colophon and printer's device, q6 blank). 62 lines, type 2:802R. Numerous white-on-black historiated and decorative woodcut initials, woodcut printer's device at end. [Bound before]: II. ARISTOTELES. Parva naturalia In hoc volumine haec Aristotelis opuscula continentur. Cum accuratissimis ac luculentissimis expositionibus diui Thomae Aquinatis, nec non Petri de Aluernia. Venice: Octavius Scotus, 1551. [4], 103 leaves. Signatures: [ast]4 A-Q6 R8 (-R8), without the final blank leaf R8. Printed in two columns, with 2 woodcut printer's devices and several figural woodcut initials, 4 leaves misbound (bifolios D1^6 and C3^4 interchanged). Chancery folio (290 x 207 mm). Bound in original 16th century limp vellum, spine ink lettered in contemporary hand (covers somewhat wrinkled, shriveled and spotted, endpapers wormed at joints). Internally quite crisp and clean, first work with faint dampstaining to blank fore-margin, title-leaf slightly brown-stained and with two smaller holes (outside printed area) backed by paper from blank verso, some smaller wormholes towards the end, some ink marginalia in neat contemporary hand (shaved in places), top margin trimmed closed but not touching headlines. Second work with light mildew stains in upper corner of first 8 leaves, old paper repairs of tear at gutter in about first third of gatherings obscuring a few marginals. Two fine and scarce editions of Aristotle in one volume, collated complete except from one missing blank in second work. ----I. Wellcome I, 427; Hain-C. 1703; Klebs 85.4; Pellechet 1208; Proctor 5341; BMC V, 433; GKW 2353; Goff A 976. Walsh 2264; Sparrow 11, Grolier/Medicine 2A and Norman 69 (1st ed). - I. FOURTH AND FINAL INCUNABULA EDITION of Theodorus Gaza's translation of Aristotle's zoological works. "Historia animalium is an immense collection of biological data - anatomical, physiological, behavioral - on over five hundred species of animals. Aristotle's interest lay in identifying and classifying groups of animals and in explaining their functioning as a part of nature, and it was the data reported in Historia animalium that provided the basis for his philosophical analyses of relationships between structure, function, and purpose. In De partibus animalium he explored these 'links of causation' in the various groups of animals. In De generatione animalium he dealt with the principles of animal generation, including organs and secretions, gave a detailed account of generation in the different groups of animals, answered various questions connected with generation, and finally gave an explanation of development after birth and of the differences between individuals of the same species" (Grolier Medicine). II. Very rare Scotus-edition, Index Aureliensis records only on copy, with the commentaries by Thomas Aquinas and Petrus de Alvernia. The Parva Naturalia (little treatises on nature) are a collection of seven works by Aristotle, which discuss natural phenomena involving the body and the soul. They form parts of Aristotle's biology. The individual works are: De sensu & sensato, De memoria & reminiscentia, De somno & vigilia, Ultimo opus de causis ex libro Proculi, De motibus animalium, De longitudine & brevitate vitae, De inventute & senectute, De respiratione & inspiratione, De morte & vita. Very Good.

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         Il martirio di S. Caterina

      1498 - Xilografia, circa 1498 con il monogramma dell’artista in basso verso il centro. Splendido esemplare, con toni ricchi e ben contrastati, rifilata alla linea marginale, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Nella prima variante di tre descritta da Meder, avanti i fori di tarlo nella linea marginale. La datazione dell’opera, intorno al 1498, è basata principalmente sulla forza espressiva della composizione che è comune a quella dei fogli dell’Apocalisse. Caterina, figlia di Costis re di Cipro, fu condannata alla tortura della ruota uncinata in quanto si era rifiutata di rinunciare, come le era stato ordinato dall’Imperatore Massenzio, alla sua fede cristiana. Un’improvvisa pioggia di fuoco distrusse la ruota uncinata. Ciò non valse tuttavia a salvarle la vita in quanto successivamente Caterina venne decapitata. Si conservano due studi a penna relativi alla figura di S. Caterina inginocchiata (Winkler 73 e 74), datati ai tempi del primo soggiorno veneziano del Dürer, che hanno fornito la base per l’elaborata redazione della veste, che è un costume veneziano. La matrice origianle si conserva al Metropolitan Museum di New York. Woodcut, 1498 circa, signed in the bloc with the monogram AD. A very good Meder a impression, before the two thin gaps at the lower borderline. Pinted with a strong contrast, trimmed close to the border line, in very good condition. This print is closely related in style to the Apocalypse., so it is dated around 1498. The woodcut confirms the function of costume studies as independent source material, for here the saint appears in Venetian costume. St Catherine, an Alexandrian princess, suffered a martyr's death during the reign of the heathen Roman emperor Maxentius, as a result of her missionary work during the period when Christians were being persecuted. She was condemned to be broken on the wheel, but it collapsed at God's command and a rain of fire killed many heathens. Here, this event is shown together with the beheading of St Catherine. The woodblock is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Bartsch VII.141.120; TIB 1001.320; Meder 1932 236; Strauss, 57; Fara, p. 347 n. 116. Dimensioni 285 388mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Rosarium sermonum. (Mit Beigaben von Illuminatus Novariensis und Samuel Cassinensis). 2 in einem Band.

      Fol. 250 (davon 2 weiße) 366 (davon 2 weiße) nn. Bll. (Got. Typ., 2 Kol., 58 Zeilen, Min. f. Init.), Blindgepr. Ldr.-Bd. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln a. 3 Bünden m. handschriftl. Deckelschild. Vollständiges Exemplar der seltenen zweiten Ausgabe (von nur zwei Inkunabel-Ausgaben die erste erschien 1498 in Venedig) dieser Predigtensammlung des berühmten italienischen Kanzelredners aus dem Orden der Franziskaner, des Heiligen Bernardinus de Bustis, der sein Heiligenfest am 8. Mai feiert und im Jahre 1480 im Gebiete von Mailand starb. - Einband beschabt u. bestoßen. Deckelbezug tlw. m. kl. Einrissen bzw. Fehlstellen. Schließen fehlen. Vorderdeckel m. Nummernschild. Innendeckel, Vorsatzbl. sowie Titel m. alten Besitzvermerken. Innendeckel m. Resten eines entf. späteren Exlibris. Innendeckel sowie die ersten Bll. m. Wurmspuren. Titelbll. u. die letzte Seite gestempelt. Wenige Seiten m. rot eingemalten Initialen bzw. rubriziert. Tlw. zeitgen. Marginalien bzw. Anstreichungen. Wenige Bll. m. Randein- bzw. -ausrissen (ohne Textverlust). Ein Bl. m. längerem Einriß im Satzblock. Wenige Bll. m. kleinen, wohl druck- bzw. papierbedingten Schadstellen (einige Buchstaben hier zeitgen. handschriftl. ergänzt). Etw. gebräunt u. fleckig sowie tlw. wasserrandig. - GW 05808 Hain 4164 Goff B-1337 Feigelmanas 118 Pellechet 3115 BSB-Ink B-1019 Proctor 3205 Kat. Bibl. Schäfer 88 Oates 1332 Schlechter/Ries 1857 Ohly/Sack 758 u. 759 ISTC ib01337000.

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         Quaestiones in libros metaphysicae Aristotelis.

      Venice, Simon Bevilaqua, 1498, 28 Septembre. ____ Edition princeps. Ces commentaires sur la "Métaphysique" d'Aristote, l'un des sommets de la philosophie occidentale, sont rédigés sous forme de questions et de réponses. A noter que le terme de "métaphysique" n'est jamais employé dans les quatorze livres publiés sous ce titre. Aristote emploie le terme de "philosophie première", la science des causes premières. Paolo Barbo, un des plus fameux théologien de son temps, était un thomiste convaincu. Né à Soncini, mort entre 1494 et 1499, il a enseigné la philosophie à Milan puis à Ferrare, Sienne et Bologne. Il devint par la suite prieur d'un monastère à Cremone. On a de lui des commentaires sur les textes d'Aristote et de Pierre Lombard. Il a aussi édité les 'Opuscula' de Thomas d'Acquin en 1488. L'imprimeur Simon Bevilaqua (1450-1518) se nommait Simone Gabi. Il signait sous ce nom les premiers livres qu'il a imprimé, à Vicenza. Installé à Venise, il utilisa son pseudonyme de "Bevilaqua", que certains lui aurait donné à cause de son penchant marqué pour le vin. Travaux de vers en marge intérieure des quatre premiers feuillets de table sans atteinte au texte, traces d'humidité dans la marge supérieure des feuillets. Complet du dernier feuillet qui est blanc. Manques aux coiffes, reliure frottée. Bel exemplaire dans une reliure très décorative du XVIe siècle, probablement espagnole. GW M30270. ISTC ip00208000. Goff P-208. Not in BMC. *-------* Editio princeps. Paolo Barbo, born at Soncini, died between 1494 and 1499. His age called him "the most glorious theologian, and the eternal ornament of the order of preachers." He taught philosophy at Milan, and then at Ferrara, Siena, and Bologna. Finally he beccame prior of the monastery at Cremona. He wrote commentaries on Paulus Lombardus and Aristoteles and edited the 'Opuscula' of Thomas Aquinas in 1488. Dampstain at top margins, still a fine copy in a very attractive binding. In-folio. [303 x 205 mm] Collation : (204) ff. Basane brune, plats estampés à froid, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure du XVIe siècle.).

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         De orbibus libri quattuor.

      Bologna, Benedictus Hectoris, 1498. ____ Première édition de ce très rare incunable d'astronomie. Alessandro Achillini (1463-1512), professeur à l'Université de Bologne, a très certainement compté parmi ces élèves Nicolas Copernic qui étudia à Bologne de 1496 à 1501. Surnommé le "second Aristote", Achillini se livre à une attaque virulente de l'astronomie de Ptolémée. Partisan d'Averroes, de nombreuses fois cité dans cet ouvrage, il expose le systéme des sphères homocentriques. Les efforts de tous les "Averroïstes" de cette période pour restaurer l'astronomie des sphères homocentriques a été un stimulus certain pour le progrès de l'astronomie. Ils habituèrent les esprits à ne plus considérer le système géocentrique de Ptolémée comme le seul possible, ni comme le meilleur. Cet ouvrage a donc été publié durant le séjour de Copernic à Bologne. C'est aussi à Bologne que Copernic fait sa première observation astronomique connue, une occultation d'Aldébaran, en 1497 avec Domenica Mara Novara. Exemplaire annoté par un érudit de l'époque. On trouve une trentaine de notes à la plume dans les marges et de très nombreux passages soulignés. Ces notes qui corrigent le texte, ajoutent quelques mots à l'aide de renvois ou donnent des commentaires. Ce volume a donc été lu et étudié avec beaucoup d'attention par un savant de l'époque, dont l'identité serait intéressante à découvrir. Cachet ou signature gratté sur le titre. Très rare. Goff A-37. GW 191. BMC XII, 60. ISTC : ia00037000. Klebs 7.1.***** First edition of this very are astronomical incunabula. Alessandro Achillini, "the second Aristotle", had most probably Nicolas Copernicus amongst his pupils. "Copernicus would have been aware of the presence at Bologna of one of the most celebrated philosophers in Italy, 'the second Aristotle', Alessandro Achillini who published a scathing Averroist attack on Ptolemy while Copernics was resident at the university. In his 'De orbibus", published at Bologna in 1498, Achillini presents Averroes's three main routes to negative conclusions about Ptolemy. The first is from the uniqueness of the centre of the world - the Ptolameic tradition introduces unacceptably many different centres. The second is from the nature of the celestials bodies, which could not be perfect spheres if they were made into orbs corresponding to epycycles and eccentrics, and would also require the introduction of physically superfluous bodies to exclude vacua. A third group of arguments begins from the consideration that circular motions define a single centre. (...) Achillini proposes to save the planetary motions, and explain eclipses and the waxing of the Moon 'without penetration of bodies, whithout vacua', and 'without divisions' in the substances of heavens. Before giving a basic homocentric construction of nested spheres with offset axes, he sketches theoricae for the planets, Sun and Moon. These are not detailed models but are largely concerned with the times of revolution for the major homocentric spheres. Achillini concludes with a rebuttal of opposing positions conducted in the manner of a disputation, for exemple that stationnary points and retrogressions can only be accommodated by epicycles or eccentrics. His discussion does not employ mathematical arguments like those found in the Ptolameic tradition, but he shows himself to be well versed in the technical details of Ptolemaic astronomy which he attacks broadly and at its foundations. At least one recent writer [Mario di Bono] has suggested that Copernicus may have been obliged to attend Achillini's lectures. We may adduce further reasons from the changes in Copernicus' s course of study. (...) The challenge of reconciling astronomy and natural philosophy was the central challenge of the Averroists to the Ptolemaic tradition. This challenge was longstanding, but it was raised particularly acutely and by highly visible and prestigious figures in Italy during Copernicus' s education. Copernicus 's subsequent work should therefore be seen interalia as an attempt to meet the Averroist challenge to create a realist astronomy." P. Barker, Copernicus and the Critics of Ptolemy, Journal for the History of Astronomy, (1999) p.343. First edition of this very rare book of astronomy. Annotated copy by a scholar with about thirty notes in the margins. In-folio. [304 x 210 mm] Collation : 51, (1) ff., [a-h6, i4]. Veau brun, dos à nerfs, encadrements sur les plats. (Reliure récente dans le genre de l'époque.).

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         Sermones de sanctis. [ With :] Tractatus super Pater Noster. De poenitentia. De articulis fidei. Super Magnificat. De corpore Christi. De donis spiritus sancti. De ultimo judicio. Super Missa est.

      Basel, Jacobus Wolff de Pforzheim, 1498. ____ Seconde édition, la première à Venise en 1493-1494. Cette collection de sermons et de textes théologiques a été rédigée au siècle précédent par François de Meyronnes, (1285 - c.a.1328). Né en Provence, à Meyronnes, près de Barcelonnette, il était moine franciscain, disciple de Duns Scot dont il suivi l'enseignement à Paris. Il a été ministre provincial de Provence et a résidé près de la cour d'Avignon, où il exerça le ministère de la prédication. Il a souvent été consulté par le pape Jean XXII et lui a servi d'ambassadeur en Gascogne. Ce philosophe scholastique avait une grande réputation pour ses débats à la Sorbonne et a été désigné comme "Doctor Illuminatus". La page de l'incipit du texte est imprimée en noir et rouge avec une grande capitale en rouge imprimée sur bois. Quelques très petites galeries de vers dans les marges, plusieurs ex-libris manuscrits sur la page de titre, avec un ex-dono daté de 1612, le lien d'attache manque, une moitié du second plat en bois parait avoir été habilement refait. La reliure est estampée de plusieurs motifs dont un monogramme IHS (Kyriss 151.07) et une plante (Kyriss 151.02), provenant d'un atelier de Bavière. Bel exemplaire, complet, dans une séduisante reliure de l'époque. ISTC : im00094000. Goff M94. BMC III, 777. GW M22461. ***** Contemporary blind-tooled half-vellum on wooden boards from Bavaria. Second edition, after the one published in Venice in 1493-1494. This collection of sermons and theological texts was written during the previous century by François of Meyronnes (1285 - c.a.1328). Born in Provence, he was a Franciscan monk and a distinguished pupil of John Duns Scot. He served as the Provincial Minister of Provence. He was often consulted by Pope John XXII and served as his ambassador in Gascogne. He acquired a great reputation for ability in discussion at the Sorbonne, and was known as the Doctor Illuminatus. The incipit page is printed in red and black, with a fine and large capital printed in red. Some small worm tracks in the margins, several manuscript ex-libris on the title page with an ex-dono dated 1612, the metal strap is missing, half of the second wooden board seems to have been expertly remade. Binding is stamped with several tools, whom a IHS rondel stamp (Kyriss 151.07) and a plant (Kyriss 151.02), from a Bavarian workshop. Fine complete copy, with an attractive contemporary binding. In-4. [208 x 152 mm] Collation : 268 ff. [(10), I-CCXXXVIII, CCXL-CCLIX ] [a10, a-z, A-H8, I10 ] Demi-vélin estampé sur ais de bois, dos à 5 nerfs. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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         Georgio Valla Placentino interprete: Hoc in volumine hec continentur Nicephori logica Georgij Valle libellus de argumentis Euclidis quartus decimus elementorum Hypsiclis interpretatio eiusde[m] libri euclidis Nicephorus de astrolabo Proclus de astrolabo Aristarchi Samij de magnitudinibus [et] distantijs solis [et] lune Timeus de mundo Cleonidis musica Eusebii Pamphili de quibusdam theologicis ambiguitatibus Cleomedes de mundo Athenagore philosophi de resurrectione Aristotelis de celo Aristotelis magna ethica Aristotelis ars poetica Rhazes de pestile[n]tia Galenus de in equali distemperantia Galenus de bono corporis habitu Galenus de co[n]firmatione corporis hua[n]ni Galenus de presagitura Galenus presagio Galeni introductorium Galenus de su

      Simon Bevilaqua 30 September 1498., [Colophon:] Venice - First edition, very rare, of this remarkable collection of twenty-two Greek texts translated by Giorgio Valla (and one translated by his adopted son Johannes Petrus Valla), some from the Byzantine period, and others earlier, most on scientific subjects from mathematics and music to medicine, but also including rhetoric, theology, and ethics, with the majority of the texts appearing here in print for the first time. Among the most notable such ‘firsts’ in this volume are: De pestilential, the most important work of the great Persian physician Rhazes, the first medical description of smallpox and the most important early work on epidemiology – Rhazes’ explanation for why the disease does not strike the same individual twice is the first theory of acquired immunity; five works by Galen (listed below); the only extant work by Aristarchus of Samos, who proposed a heliocentric cosmology almost two millenia before Copernicus; book XIV of Euclid’s Elements, generally ascribed to Hypsicles, the first 13 books having been printed by Ratdolt at Venice in 1482; De astrolabio, by the Byzantine scholar Nicephorus Gregoras, on which were based several later texts on the astrolabe, notably those of Apianus and Stöffler; and Aristotle’s Poetics, the most comprehensive work on literary theory and criticism surviving from the classical period, which came to play a foundational role in the history of scholarship. These translations are accompanied by one work of Valla himself (‘Ratio argumentandi’) and each is preceded by a dedicatory epistle. Edward Rosen (Copernicus and his Successors, p. 142) has shown that Copernicus read Valla’s collection, using in his Commentariolus (the preliminary version of his heliocentric theory prepared before 1514) the data on the orbital period of Mars given in Valla’s translation of Cleomedes’ De mundo. Valla’s companion work, De expetendis et fugiendis rebus (Venice, 1501), published shortly after his death, was also used extensively by Copernicus, as well as by Leonardo da Vinci. ABPC/RBH list only one other copy (disbound). OCLC lists copies in US at Harvard, Michigan, NLM, Newberry Library, New York Academy of Medicine, Philadelphia College of Physicians, and Yale Medical Library.Provenance: The Earls of Macclesfield, with their bookplate on front paste-down and embossed stamp on first three leaves. Giorgio Valla (1447-1500) was famous in his own time not only for his mathematical and scientific achievements, but as the owner of a remarkable collection of Greek manuscripts upon which most of his translations are based (these are now held by the Estense Library at Modena). But Valla was also an accomplished physician, evidenced by the presence of several medical works in the present volume. The most important of these (fol. 150r-156v) is the De pestilential of "Abû Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakaria, called Rhazes (865-925), a Persian like most of the great physicians of the Arabian period. He was properly regarded as chief of the practical physicians of his time. After having studied medicine at the school of Bagdad, he became physician to the hospital of Raj (Ray) in Tabaristan, near Teheran, the part of Persia in which he was born. Later he moved to Bagdad, where he quickly acquired the reputation of a great physician and a worthy teacher [Rhazes] left more than two hundred books on medicine, philosophy, religion, mathematics, and astronomy The most important book of Rhazes, from the point of view of the medical historian, is the work on smallpox, which was called Liber de Pestilentia, and was first published in Valla’s Nicephori Logica collection (Venice, 1498). "This book can be regarded as certainly and completely original; it is founded on the experiences and personal observations of a physician who knows how to examine the patient completely and to draw from his observations the conclusions of a great intellect. This is the first accurate study that we possess of the infectious diseases. Rhazes distinguished [Attributes: First Edition]

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         De medicina Indoru[m]. Lib. IV. .Leiden, Franciscus Hackius, 1642. With an engraved title-page. (2) JONSTON, John. Thaumatographia naturalis, in classes decem divisa.Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1633. 2 works in 1 volume. 12mo. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment, manuscript title on spine.

      - Ad 1: Landwehr, VOC 825; Garrison & Morton 2263; Heirs of Hippocrates 291; Krivatsky 1498; Norman 261; STCN (8 copies); Wellcome II, p. 201; Willems 1621; Ad 2: DSB VII, p. 164; STCN (4 copies); cf. Garrison & Morton 287 (1st ed.). First edition, in Latin, of Bontius's groundbreaking work on tropical medicine. It "includes the first modern descriptions of cholera, yaws, tropical dysentery, and beriberi, the last two of which Bondt himself contracted" (Norman). Jacobus Bontius or Jacob de Bondt (1592-1631) spent the last 4 years of his life in Java, where he appreciated the local herbal knowledge of the Islamic Javanese and acknowledges their help.It is bound after the second edition, in Latin, of John Jonston's treatise on natural wonders. Divided into 10 parts, it treats the sky and stars, the elements, meteors, fossils & minerals, plants, birds, quadrupeds, invertebrates, fish and men. First published by Willem Jansz. Blaeu in 1632, it was almost immediately reprinted by Janssonius for the present edition.Owner's inscription on flyleaf and title-page of ad 2, some browning, last flyleaf lacking, binding firm with the spine slightly damaged. Overall in very good condition.

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         Il martirio di S. Caterina

      1498. Xilografia, circa 1498 con il monogramma dell'artista in basso verso il centro. Splendido esemplare, con toni ricchi e ben contrastati, rifilata alla linea marginale, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Nella prima variante di tre descritta da Meder, avanti i fori di tarlo nella linea marginale. La datazione dell'opera, intorno al 1498, è basata principalmente sulla forza espressiva della composizione che è comune a quella dei fogli dell'Apocalisse. Caterina, figlia di Costis re di Cipro, fu condannata alla tortura della ruota uncinata in quanto si era rifiutata di rinunciare, come le era stato ordinato dall'Imperatore Massenzio, alla sua fede cristiana. Un'improvvisa pioggia di fuoco distrusse la ruota uncinata. Ciò non valse tuttavia a salvarle la vita in quanto successivamente Caterina venne decapitata. Si conservano due studi a penna relativi alla figura di S. Caterina inginocchiata (Winkler 73 e 74), datati ai tempi del primo soggiorno veneziano del Dürer, che hanno fornito la base per l'elaborata redazione della veste, che è un costume veneziano. La matrice origianle si conserva al Metropolitan Museum di New York. Woodcut, 1498 circa, signed in the bloc with the monogram AD. A very good Meder a impression, before the two thin gaps at the lower borderline. Pinted with a strong contrast, trimmed close to the border line, in very good condition. This print is closely related in style to the Apocalypse., so it is dated around 1498. The woodcut confirms the function of costume studies as independent source material, for here the saint appears in Venetian costume. St Catherine, an Alexandrian princess, suffered a martyr's death during the reign of the heathen Roman emperor Maxentius, as a result of her missionary work during the period when Christians were being persecuted. She was condemned to be broken on the wheel, but it collapsed at God's command and a rain of fire killed many heathens. Here, this event is shown together with the beheading of St Catherine. The woodblock is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Bartsch VII.141.120; TIB 1001.320; Meder 1932 236; Strauss, 57; Fara, p. 347 n. 116. 285 388

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         Konvolut : Topographische Karten Großblätter / Meßtischkarten 4-cm-Karten (Preußen) 1:25.000 einfarbig Institut für Angewandte Geodäsie (IfAG)

      gefaltete Großblattkarten in Versandkarton Konvolut: Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie, Nachdruck aus Kartenbeständen des ehemaligen Reichsamtes für Landesaufnahme.- Grossformatige Messtischblatt-Karten (4 cm-Karte) 0997 Tilsit, 0998 Ragnit, 1096 Königskirch, 1097 Schillen, 1098 Hohensalzburg, 1099 Altenkirch, 1192 Labiau, 1193 Laukischken, 1194 Eichenrode Ostpr, 1195 Kreuzingen, 1196 Aulenbach Ostpr., 1197 Grünheide, 1198 Breitenstein Ostpr., 1199 Rautenberg, 1288 Königsberg Pr. West, 1289 Königsberg Pr Ost, 1290Schönwalde, 1291 Kaimen, 1292 Goldbach, 1293 Alt Gertlauken, 1294 Schirrau, 1295 Gutfließ, 1388 Ponarth, 1389 Ludwigswalde, 1390 Löwenhagen, 1391 Gr. Lindenau, 1392 Tapiau, 1393 Wehlau, 1394 Puschdorf, 1395 Nortkitten, 1396 Insterburg, 1397 Luisenberg, 1398 Gerwen, 1399 Roßlinde, 13100 Kattenau, 1498 Nemmersdorf, 1499 Gumbinnen, 14100 Groß Trakehnen, 1596 Schwalbental, 1597 Ballethen, 1598 Angerapp, 1599 Praßfeld, 15100 Tollmingen, 15101 Birkenmühle, 15102 Gr. Kallweitschen, 1696 Kanitz, 1697 Gr. Sobrost, 1698 Almental, 16100 Hardteck, 1699 Goldapp, 16101 Rominten (mit Randknickchen), 16102 Wehrkirchen, 1795 Drengfurth, 1796 Angerburg, 1797 Buddern, 1798 Benkheim, 17100 Gurnen (2x vorhanden) , 1799 Arnswald, 17101 Dubeningenund 17102 Unterfelde /// Standort Wimregal ARB-GG3-0044 m/'

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         Reineke der Fuchs] Heinrichs von Alkmar Reineke der Fuchs mit schönen Kupfern Nach der Ausgabe von 1498 ins Hochdeutsche übersetzet, und mit einer Abhandlung, von dem Urheber, wahren Alter und großen Werthe dieses Gedichtes versehen von Johann Christoph Gottscheden [Gottsched].

      wegen Teilauflösung meiner Privatbibliothek nochmal im Preis deutlich nachgelassen! 26 cm. 52, 340, 83 (irrig 93), (1) . Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit,einige Seiten mit Stockflecken - Das Werk besteht aus drei Teilen mit jeweils selbständiger Seitenzählung: zunächst einer Übersetzung der beiden Vorworte der niederdeutschen Vorlage ... und Gottscheds 'historisch-Kritischer Abhandlung', dann der hochdeutschen Übertragung des niederdeutschen 'Originals', einschließ0lich der älteren (1498) und jüngeren Glosse (sog. antikatholische Glosse von 1539), und schließlich dem Abdruck des niederdeutschen Erzähltextes." (Menke, in: Philobilon 44 / 2000 Seiten 193) Gedruckt für Peter Schenk, Amsterdam. Sieben der Illustrationen sind in Schabkunsttechnik hergestellte sog. Nachtschattenstücke (Menke). Die Paginierung des Anhangs springt von 80 auf 91.

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         GOA, INDIA: A ILHA E CIDADE DE GOA METROPOLITANA DA INDIA E PARTES ORIENTAIS QUE ESTA EM 15 GRAOS DA BANDA DO NORTE.

      - This beautiful bird’s-eye view is one of the most iconic historical images of any Indian city. It captures Goa, the capital of Portuguese India, in its historical prime, when the city had a population of over 200,000 and was the largest European base in Asia. The scene is captured from a southward-looking perspective, with Goa lying on the south bank of the Mondovi River, near where it enters the Arabian Sea. The city is centred on the Vice-Regal Palace, while neat, yet uneven, blocks of houses comprise the urban areas, which also featured several large churches. Prosperous plantations and country churches are shown in the countryside beyond. Numerous trading vessels ride in the harbour, some having arrived from Portugal, while others were engaged in commerce with far away lands, such as China, the Spice Islands and East Africa. For good measure, a mahout is shown riding an elephant near the port. The composition is further adorned with mannerist strapwork cartouches, while St. Catherine, the city’s patron saint, looks down on the scene from a cartouche in the upper right. The view was created by the prominent engraver Theodore De Bry and is based on the view of Goa made by the Dutch spy and adventurer Jan Huyghen van Linschoten. Historical Context: The Rise and Fall of Portuguese Hegemony in India The Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama was the first European in modern times to make the sea voyage from Europe to India in 1498. Within only a few years, Portugal became a great force along the West Coast of India, establishing numerous coastal outposts. The old town of Goa was founded during the 15th Century by the Bijapur Sultanate, which then controlled much of Southern India, functioning as one of their alternate capitals. Goa was captured by the Portuguese in 1510, who made Goa the capital of their growing Indian Empire. The city became quite wealthy as a great entrepôt for the global spice trade. Vast amount of money were spent on grand churches and public buildings, and the city became a vibrant cosmopolitan centre. The present view shows the city during its heyday, which lasted from 1575 to 1625. Through the 16th Century, as far as Europeans were concerned, the Indian Ocean was a ‘Portuguese Lake’, with the vast riches of the Indian Subcontinent flowing exclusively to Lisbon. Merchants and leaders of other European powers were highly envious of Portugal’s bounty. However, there were many factors that strongly inhibited others from attempting to open trade with India. First, even sailing to India was exceedingly dangerous, as it was absolutely necessary to be able to comprehend the cycle?of the monsoons, not an easy task when lacking reliable sailing directions. Moreover, without access to re-victualing bases, such as those set up by the Portuguese in Africa, most European ships would run out of provisions before reaching India. Added to that, the Indian Ocean was thick with pirates, for which meandering ships were easy prey. Even if one managed to arrive in India safely, a ?foreign expedition would have had to run a gauntlet?of fierce opposition. The Portuguese never hesitated to use brute force against and both foreigners and uncooperative Indians. Even if one survived this spirited reception, it would be difficult to forge productive contacts with local Indian traders, as the political situation within the coastal Indian states?was highly unstable. Even if a foreign party managed to run all of these obstacles, and managed to fill their holds with precious Indian cargo, they would still have to make to back to Europe! The Portuguese were well aware that without excellent and highly detailed intelligence, their European?rivals would likely refrain from mounting a serious challenge to their hegemony in the Indian Ocean. For decades they managed to prevent sensitive and useful intelligence from being widely disseminated, threatening their own officials with severe repercussions if they so as much uttered a word. However, in

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         Apologeticus in sacre theologie defensione[m]. Adversus eos qui nixi sunt eidem fontem caput et patronam poesim instituere: ac per hoc nec sacram theosim: iure religionis nostre: monarcham et architectonicam habituum scientialium [...].

      4. 14 nn. Bll. (Got. Typ., 34 Zeilen), Mod. flex. Pgmt. unter Verwendung alten Materials. Erstausgabe die Datierungen schwanken zwischen um 1498 (Goff) und 1501 (VD16) Witkowski nennt als Erscheinungsjahr 1500. - Der in Buchen (Odenwald) geborene Humanist und Theologe Conradus (Konrad) Wimpina (auch: Conrad von Wimpfen eig. Konrad Koch um 1460-1531) immatrikulierte sich 1479 an der Universität Leipzig, wo er 1485 den akademischen Grad eines Magisters der sieben freien Künste erwarb. Anschließend studierte er Theologie und wurde 1491 Professor und 1494 Rektor der Leipziger Akademie. 1501 erhielt er in Würzburg die Priesterweihe, war 1506 Gründungsrektor der Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) und Mitverfasser der Confutatio, der katholischen Entgegnung auf das protestantische Augsburger Bekenntnis von 1530. - 1500 verteidigte Wimpina durch einen Apologeticus die Theologie gegen einen ungenannten Humanisten, der in einem Gedichte die Poesie als Quelle, Haupt und Beschützerin der Theologie bezeichnet haben sollte. Mit Berufung auf Aristoteles suchte er zu beweisen, daß die Theologie die Beherrscherin und Schöpferin der übrigen Wissenschaften sei, und setzte die Dichtkunst, in der er nur die metrische Fertigkeit sieht, tief herab [...] (G. Witkowski, Geschichte des literarischen Lebens in Leipzig, 1909). - Einband etw. fleckig u. mit kl. Randfehlstellen. Bll. m. kl. Randläsuren u. im Falz tlw. hinterlegt. Das letzte Bl. mit längerem hinterl. Einriß. Schwach gebräunt bzw. fleckig. - GW M51694 Hain 16208 BSB-Ink (W-77) Oates 1293 ISTC iw00051500 VD16, W77 nicht bei Goff u. Proctor kein Exemplar in Amerika.

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         In 1498, two months before Columbus left Spain on his 3rd Voyage to the Americas, his patrons, Ferdinand and Isabella sign a letter with Inquisition and Judaica association!!

      Alcala de Henares, March 26, 1498. 8.5" x 9". "Manuscript Letter Signed ""Yo el Rey"" (""I the King"") and ""Yo la Reyna"" (""I the Queen""), 1 page, 8.5"" x 9"". Alcalá de Henares, Spain, March 26, 1498. In Spanish, translated. Fine condition.In full, ""Dr. [Alfonso Ramires] de Villaescusa, our municipal royal representative [corregidor] in the town of Valladolid. It has been reported to us that the municipal councilors [regidors] of that town are not in agreement about the election of their parliamentary representatives [procuradores de cortes] and that some of them have given their votes to the count of Ribadeo, and since the count is the person that he is, we would like him to be one of those named as representatives of that town. We therefore order that you find a way to bring this about. And regarding the salary, let there be given what seems to you to be just for the person who is to have it."" The Count of Ribadeo was regidor of Valladolid.At the lower right, ""By order of the King and Queen / Francisco de Madrid.""Between 1485 and 1490, Alfonso Ramires de Villaescusa was sent to Toledo as a judge concerning property confiscated by the Inquisition. In 1491, the Royal Court at Valladolid, presided over by the Bishop of Leon, wrongfully allowed an appeal of an order by the Supreme Council of the Inquisition to Rome, Queen Isabella promptly dismissed the bishop and all the judges and replaced them. In 1492, the daughter of heretical parents in Valladolid were successful in their appeal to the judge, Alfonso Ramires de Villaescusa, to return some property. Dr. de Villaescusa, served as a judge of the goods confiscated from those punished by the Inquisition. His daughter married into an important converso family that used the name Sánchez de Toledo. The principal target of the Inquisition was the conversos, descendants of Spanish Jews who had been forced to convert to Christianity some three generations earlier. Jews were the only heretics mentioned in Ferdinand and Isabella's royal decree in 1480, which set up the Inquisition. Professor Ben-Zion Netanyahu, father of the Prime Minister, wrote in “The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain” (1995), in part, ""The royal decree explicitly stated that the Inquisition was instituted to search out and punish converts from Judaism who transgressed against Christianity by secretly adhering to Jewish beliefs and performing rites and ceremonies of the Jews.” The main reason stated in the royal Edict of Expulsion, signed on March 31,1492, was to keep Jews from re-Judaizing the converses. Jewish money was now needed to rebuild the kingdom after the costly war against the Muslims. It was easier to expel all the Jews at once and confiscate the wealth and property they would leave behind.In Conversos, Inquisition, and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain (1995), Norman Roth writes of a letter from Ferdinand and Isabella to the Count of Ribadeo written on March 31, 1492,to inform the Count of the decree, the Edict of Expulsion, issued that very day. Roth notes the similarities of the language used by the monarchs in this letter and in their decree. He writes, in part, ""This letter is important because it adds some specific information: that they were informed by the inquisitors and 'from other parts' that the earlier remedies (separate juderías [Jewish-only neighborhoods], expulsions from Andalucía and Zaragoza) had been of no avail, and only expelling the Jews completely would stop the 'evils and harm which come to the Christians from participating with and conversation with the said Jews' who continue to 'pervert' them (words almost identical to those in the decree). Thus, if we did not already suspect it, we here have proof that it was the Inquisitors who were responsible for the Expulsion."" A successful claim to Judge de Villaescusa was made by Francisco de Leon in 1495 for money owed him by a condemned heretic. Much of the income of judges depended directly upon fines and fees.Isabella and Ferdinand were married in Valladolid in 1469; Columbus died there in 1506. "

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         Albrecht Dürer - Die Apokalypse

      Faksimile der deutschen Urausgabe Albrecht Dürers von 1498 "Die heimlich offenbarung iohannis" (lat.: "Apocalipsis cum figuris"). Limitierte, nummerierte Ausgabe hier handelt es sich um Bd. 5/700. Dürers Apokalypse besteht aus 16 großformatigen Blättern (vier Lagen zu je zwei Doppelblättern). Die Größe der Holzschnitte beträgt 28,2 39,3 cm. Die Recto-Seite eines jeden Blattes zeigt einen Holzschnitt, die Verso-Seite den in zwei Spalten zu 62 Zeilen gesetzten Text, sodass in aufgeschlagenem Zustand der Text links vom Holzschnitt rechts illustriert wird. Zusätzlich enthält die Ausgabe einen zweisprachigen Essayband (deutsch und englisch) des Kunsthistorikers Ludwig Grote. Die Ausgabe ist in sehr gutem Zustand, einzig der Schmuckkarton, der die Blätter und den Essayband enthält,ist leicht berieben. Die Faksimiles der Holzschnitte und der Essayband sind einwandfrei.

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         ARMAND DAYOT 10 voll.

      Ernest Flammarion, S.D.. Opera in 10 voll. in 4_ oblungo, leg. in tela con tassello al dorso, tutti riccamente illustrati. In francese. Senza sovracc., dorso brunito, ordinari segni del tempo, nell'insieme buone condizioni._ LE MOYEN AGE La gaule romaine - Les invasions - La France f_odale - La Royaut_, pp. 236. LA RENAISSANCE EN FRANCE (1498 - 1643), pp. 315, firma di appartenenza alla sguardia ant._ LOUIS XIV illustrations d'apr_s des Pentures, Sculptures, Gravures, Objets, etc. du temps. pp. 315, firma di appartenenza alla sguardia ant., strappi all'antiporta e al frontespizio riparati con nastro adesivo. DE LA REGENCE A LA REVOLUTION La vie francaise au XVIII si_cle, pp. 347, firma di appartenenza alla sguardia ant., piatto ant. un po' lento, prima bianca parzialmente stacca, fioriture soprattutto alle prime e ultime pagine. LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE Constituante - Legislative - Convention - Directoire. D'apr_s des peintures, sculptures, gravures, medailles, objets...du temps. pp. 495, prima bianca parz. staccata, frontespizio sciolto. NAPOLEON illustrations d'apr_s des Peintures, Sculptures, Gravures, Objets, etc., du temps. pp. 347, piatto ant. un po' lento. LA RESTAURATION (Louis XVIII - Charles X) d'apr_s l'image du temps. pp. 239, un paio di piccoli strappi in antiporta riparati con nastro adesivo, foro di tarlo che penetra fino a pag. 60. JOURNEES REVOLUTIONNAIRES 1830 - 1848 D'apr_s del Pentures, Sculptures, Dessins, Lithographies, M_dailles, Autofraphes, Objets...du Temps. pp. 140, firma di app. alla sguardia ant., piatto ant. un po' lento. LE SECOND EMPIRE (2 d_cembre 1851 - 4 Septembre 1870), pp. 348, firma di app. alla sguardia ant., piegature all'angolo delle prime 70 pp._ L'INVASION LE SIEGE 1870 - LA COMMUNE 1871, pp. 364, firma di app. alla sguardia ant._ _ _

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         Das Farnese Stundenbuch. Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Sign. MS.M69

      Kardinal Alessandro Farnese (1498 - 1578) beauftragte einen der begabtesten Miniaturisten der italienischen Renaissance Giulio Clovio mit der Ausstattung seines Gebetsbuches.Clovio schuf mit diesem Stundenbuch sein Meisterwerk. Bis ins Detail ausgeführte Miniaturgemälde, vornehme Architekturen, sehr plastisch und figürlich belebte Rahmungen in Verbindung mit einem spannenden Text machen dieses Stundenbuch zu einer unvergleichlichen Handschrift. Vollständige Faksimile Ausgabe im Originalformat mit Kommentar in einem Schuber. Einband : Leder mit Silberprägung Ausführlicher Kommentarband in deutscher und englischer Sprache vonWilliam M. Voekle und Ivan Golub. Das Faksimile ist neu, ohne Gebrauchsspuren

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         De morbis internis libri II: Illustrati doctißimis eiusdem auctoris scholiis & observationibus non antea excusis: deinde Ludovici Dureti professoris regii in eundem adversariis: & Antonii Valetii Doctoris Medici exercitationibus luculentis. Eiusdem...

      ...Hollerii De Febribus, Peste, De Remediis kata topus in Galeni libros, Materia Chirurgica. His recens acceßit Therapia Puerperarum, auctore Ioanne Le Bon, D. Medico clariß. Omnia multo correctius, quam antea umquam edita. - erschien im selben Jahr die auf dem Titel des vorliegenden Bandes angegebene Schrift über Galenos unter dem Titel "Ad libros Galeni De compositione medicamentorum kata topus, periochae VII. (...)"., Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke auf dem Titel. Einband etwas gebräunt und fleckig (insbesondere der hintere Deckel fleckig) hinterer Deckel mit einigen kleinen Fehlstellen durch Wurmfraß seitliche Kante des Vorderdeckels mit winzigem Wurmloch Deckel etwas gewölbt beide Innendeckel (Spiegel) mit etwas Bezugspapierverlust durch Wurmfraß Papier leicht gebräunt gering stockfleckig Name von alter Hand auf dem Titel hinterer Innendeckel mit einem Eintrag des Erstbesitzers M. I. C. Zinny in lateinischer Sprache (Besitzvermerk und Angaben zu Kaufpreis und Buchbinderkosten). Mit eingedruckter Reglierung - seitlich mit Spalte für Anmerkungen in der Art eines Scholiendruckes. Am Schluß (S. 835-864) mit einer kleinen Schrift "Libellus de Peste" über die Pest. Jacques Houllier (1498 od. 1509-1562) Pariser Arzt und Medizinhistoriker. VD 16 ZV 8247/ Adams I, H 700.

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         In omnes epistolas Pauli. Super epistolas Sancti Pauli. Com(m)entaria preclarissima. Cum tabula ordinatissima.

      Venetia Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus 1498. Folio (310 x 217 mm). (12), 260, (2) lvs. Contemporary decorated blind tooled black leather over wooden boards. Remains of four clasps. Spine with three raised bands. Printed in two columns (242 x 78 mm), 65 lines. Illustrated with a great number of historiated woodcut initials, mostly 4-lines, but quite a number 5-lines. Gothic type. Last printed leaf with large publisher's mark. A well bound, very good and clean Venetian incunable in a contemporary binding. For a full description and more images please visit: www.zaalbooks.nl .

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         Orationes (cum quibusdam aliis eiusdem operibus).

      [Basel, Johann Amerbach, nicht nach 1498]. 4°. 182 nn. Bll. (Rom. Typ, 40 Zeilen), Späterer Pgmt.-Bd. m. durchzogenen Bünden u. handschriftl. Rückentitel. Sechste Ausgabe dieser Sammeledition (EA Mailand 1483-84). - Enthält neben den Reden des Philelphus auch Widmungsbriefe an Lodovico Maria Sforza und Federicus Cornelius sowie Philelphus\' Übersetzungen aus dem Griechischen von Aristoteles\' „Rhetorica ad Alexandrum“ (mit Widmungsvorrede an Kardinal Alfonsus de Cavillo), Plutarchs „Regum et imperatorum apophthegmata“ (mit Widmungsvorrede an Filippo Maria Angelo Visconti, Herzog von Mailand) sowie Plutarchs „Apophthegmata Laconica“ (mit Widmungsvorrede an Papst Nikolaus V.). - Der bekannte Humanist Franciscus Philelphus (1398-1481) „hielt sich 1420-27 in Konstantinopel auf, lernte dort bei Chrysoloras, dessen Tochter er heiratete, griechisch und brachte bei seiner Rückkehr Handschriften von etwa 40 griechischen Autoren, darunter Homer, Hesiod, Pindar, Herodot, Thukydides, Euripides und Polybios, mit. Nach Tätigkeit als Lehrer der Rhetorik in Bologna und Florenz ging er, mit den Medici verfeindet, an den Mailänder Hof, wo er auf Francesco Sforza das Lobgedicht Sphortias schrieb“ (Tusculum Lex.) - Einband etw. berieben bzw. fleckig. Die ersten u. letzten Bll. mit kl. Randläsuren bzw. -ausrissen (ohne Textverlust). Titel u. letztes Bl. mit Eintragungen von alter Hand. Letztes Bl. m. getilgtem Stempel. Leicht wasserrandig (nur zu Beginn etw. stärker). Vereinzelt kl. Wurmspuren. - Insgesamt gutes u. breitrandiges Exemplar. - Hain/C. 12918; GW M33027; ISTC ip00612000; Goff P-612; BMC III, 757; Kaufmann/Nabholz II, 445 [1490]; BSB P-450; Klebs 403.5; Polain 3138; Ges. f. Typenkunde 896; Pellechet/P. 9260; IGI 3909 [ca. 1495]. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Philelphus, Orationes (cum quibusdam aliis eiusdem operibus), Basel, Inkunabel, Inkunabeln

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         Latin compendium containing an Antiphonal for the whole liturgical year, a Hymnal, the Common of the Saints and a number of short texts on the Art of Dying. Central Germany (Erfurt), c. 1498.

      1498. Latin ms. (brown ink) on paper. 258 leaves (watermark: Briquet 4895), complete (11th gathering misbound between 18th and 20th, corrected by a contemp. scribe). Single column, 17-24 lines in a single semi-cursive, legible German hand. Capitals striked in red, rubrics and small initials in red, larger initials (2-5 lines) in same in ornate penstrokes. Contemp. monastic binding of blindtooled pigskin (rollstamps of flowerheads, fleurs-de-lys and agnus dei within roundels and lozenges, enclosing a central panel of chevrons) over thick wooden boards sewn on 3 double thongs; original red-stained leather thong stitching at head and foot of spine; 5 small metal bosses on each board; remnants of single clasp with metalwork fittings; front board with original large paper title-label (discoloured). A fine monastic manuscript from one of the greatest German mediaeval libraries, the Charterhouse of St. Salvatorberg in Erfurt, in an excellent state of preservation and in its original binding. Apart from its liturgical contents, it holds a number of versions of a rare text written by members of the Erfurt Charterhouse, one of which is evidently of great importance for the history of the text and its future study, and others which appear to be unique. - The volume contains the antiphons with some associated versicles, collects and hymns for the liturgical feasts of the entire year, opening with those for the feast of an apostle (f. 2r), and ending with that for an elect (f. 155r). Of special note here are the feasts of the saints from Germany and the neighbouring regions to the east: Ulrich of Augsburg, 4 July (f. 24v), Gereon of Cologne, 10 Oct. (ff. 76r & 77v), Elizabeth, queen of Hungary, 19 Nov. (ff. 85r & 104r), Stanislaus of Poland, 7 May, Wenceslaus of Poland, 28 Sept., and Ludmilla, the grandmother of Wenceslaus, 16 Sept. (ff. 149v & 150v); as well as a handful of Anglo-Saxon missionaries and saints, including Oswald, king of Northumbria, 5 Aug. (f. 39r); and the two SS. Ewalds of Northumbria who died in Westphalia in 692, 1-3 Oct. (fol. 70r). A hymnal for the Temporal follows on f. 120v, with the same for the Sanctoral from f. 133v. After these come prayers for various feasts and saint days (f. 155v), as well as prayers ascribed to Pope Gregory or addressed to the Virgin Mary, which promise their readers reduced time in purgatory (ff. 170v & 176r); and others for the dead (f. 177v). The Common of the Saints opens on f. 182v and ends on f. 231v. Around 1500, a short series of closely related devotional texts were added on gatherings at the end of the volume. The first three are longer or shorter variants of a version of a well-known text on how to achieve a happy death, the "Modus disponendi se ad mortem", in the extended version of a previously unidentified Carthusian writer (cf. R. Rudolf, Ars moriendi, 1957, pp. 75-82). All open with variants of the incipit "confitebor tibi clementissime deus pater multitudinem magnitudinem et enormitatem". The text is apparently unedited. Other mss. containing a version of this Carthusian version of the work are recorded at the Augsburg, Munich and Graz university libraries as well as at the library of the monastery at Stams and the Slovenian and Austrian national libraries. The author of this text is normally given only as "N" (for "Nomine"), and this has led academic consensus to state that the author is unknown and undated. However, one of the Augsburg mss. names its author as "Johannes" and dates it to 1481, and the Vienna ms., while giving no name, dates the text to 1476. In addition, a lengthy version of the text (closely corresponding to that of ff. 234r-236r of the present ms.) was published in the "Neujahrsblatt für Basels Jugend" for 1838 (pt. II, pp. 6-7), naming the author as "Ego frater Martinus indignus nomine carthusiensis ordinis". Clearly the arguments for authenticity are neither strong nor straightforward, and hitherto there have been no indications where the text might have been composed. The present manuscript casts a great deal of light on these questions, and promises to cast much more in the future: here, a lengthy introduction on f. 240r offers the date of the copying of one of these texts as 1500, and notes the involvement of a Carthusian monk named "Jacobus Volradus", as well as naming the author as Johannes "ordinis carthusiensis et monachus professus domus eiusdem ordinis propter erffurdiam" (f. 240r), and again on f. 234r as Johannes "indignus nomine carthusiensis ordinis monachus et sacerdos professus domus sancti salvatoris". On each of the occasions when Johannes is named, a few centimetres of following text which clearly gave more information on him are lightly covered with ink. With sensitive handling and careful study these might prove readable (note in particular f. 234r, where individual letterforms are easily discernible beneath the ink panel in normal light). However, significant questions remain for the future student: the first and shortest version of the text here is ascribed to "Frater Marcellinus indignus quidam nomine Carthusiensis ordinis monachorum et sacerdos professus" (f. 233v). This clearly agrees, albeit in a slightly garbled form, with the printed identification of Martinus as the author, despite the fact that the text printed in 1838 in connection with the Charterhouse at Basel corresponds here to a version named as the work of Johannes. There may have been two authors who worked together, or one who revised the others text soon after it was finished. This manuscript appears to be the only surviving copy to name the main potential author as a member of the Carthusians of Erfurt, offers further details on him for future students of it, and with the inclusion of multiple copies of different lengths (and perhaps by two different authors) will almost certainly add significantly to our knowledge of the composition and earliest stages of this text. - Following these are three related tracts: the first opens "Sed ut dictum est ut tua iusticia" (ff. 254r-257r), the second with "Et pro omnibus volo omni modo manere" (ff. 257v-258v), the latter also mentioning Jacobus Volradus. The third opens "Et ego frater Marcellinus idem et eandem protestationem cupio et desidero" (ff. 257v-258r), again noting Marcellinus as its author. None appears in the vast In Principio database, and these may well be unique to this manuscript. - Provenance: 1. Library of the Charterhouse of St. Salvatorberg, Erfurt, Germany (contemporary and late 16th c. ownerships on pastedown and beginning of main text). Founded in 1372, the Erfurt charterhouse quickly attracted wealthy Thuringian benefactors. The Carthusian order led the way in biblical scholarship in the 15th century, and the library at Erfurt grew rapidly, coming to be one of the most important cultural repositories in Germany. It was dispersed in 1803. - 2. John Mozley Stark (fl. 1851-88), bookseller of Hull and London, who would have acquired the book on one of his frequent buying trips to the continent and who offered this in his List no. IX (1856) as no. 105, for 12 shillings. - 3. Gillyatt Sumner (d. 1877), antiquarian and collector of Woodmansey near Beverley (his ownership on front flyleaf, dated 1857). Sold for £5 in his 1877 Beverley house sale (lot 576). - 4. Charles Edward Forster (1837-1904) of Driffield, East Yorkshire (his ownership, dated 1894, on front flyleaf). - 5. By descent to his son Edward F. Forster (1875-1931), with his ownership (dated 1925) pencilled below. - 6. Adrian Massey of Hull (his mid-20th-c. ownership on flyleaf). Extensive description available upon request.

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         Tractatus bipartitus in quo q[uod] deus homo fieri voluerit q[uod]q[ue] messias in lege [et] prophetis p[ro]missus: non solum homo sed etiam deus esse debuerit et debeat [...] [com]probantur [...] per Magistr[um] Conradu[m] Summenhart de Calw sacre theologie p[ro]fessorem in generali studio Tuewingensi editus [...].

      [Tübingen, Johann Otmar], o. J. (um 1498). 8°. 80 nn. Bll. (das letzte weiß) (Got. Typ., 2 Kol., 39 Zeilen), Mod. HPgmt. Einziger Druck zweier jeweils am 24. Dezember 1494 bzw. 1495 in Tübingen gehaltener theologischer Vorträge; gleichzeitig eines der ersten in Tübingen gedruckten Bücher des Tübinger Erstdruckers Johann Otmar, der hier erst seit März 1498 tätig war. - Der Theologe, Kanonist und Naturphilosoph Konrad Summenhart (1458-1502), viermaliger Rektor der Universität Tübingen, gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Gelehrten seiner Zeit. - Das Werk schließt mit drei Gedichten von Heinrich Bebel, wovon das letzte in der Übertragung von Hans Widmann (in: Tübingen als Verlagsstadt, S. 13) lautet: „Geh nur, mein Buch, und biete dich freiwillig denen, die kommen, An, und keinem auch soll unbekannt bleiben dies Werk. Laß die Gefilde von Tübingen hinter dir, andre zu suchen; Achte der Spötter nur nicht und nicht der bösen Kritik“. - Etw. gebräunt bzw. fleckig. Einige tlw. durchg. Wurmspuren. Tlw. wasserrandig. - BMC III, 702; Goff S-867; GW M44551; Hain/C. 15181; Steiff, Der erste Buchdruck in Tübingen, Nr. 4. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Summenhart, Tractatus bipartitus, Bebel, Tübingen, Inkunabel, Inkunabeln

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         VARIA CARMINA.

      No publishing details, [Strassburg Johann Reinhard Gruninger], 1498. INCUNABLE, SECOND EDITION(?) FIRST PART OF TWO ONLY, 1498. Small 4to bound in fours and sixes, signatures: a6, b-c4, d6, e-f4, g6, h-k4, l6; approximately 200 x 145 mm, 8¼ x 5¾ inches, 4 woodcuts to title page, larger black Gothic letters as headings to poems, 52 leaves only, lacks part 2, leaves 53-128, bound in modern wine coloured half morocco, marbled boards, gilt lettering and rules to spine, new endpapers. Tiny repair to outer margin of title page, small pale stain to outer margin of many pages, not affecting text, 1 lower corner has tiny tear, paper fault, pale age-browning to a few pages, last page has 1 line of manuscript note in red ink, all upper corners have been numbered in old ink: 309-360, the book may have been part of a Sammelband at sometime, 2 tipped in old catalogue descriptions on endpaper, a few small ink splashes to margins of last leaf, otherwise a very good copy of the first part only, religious poems, the second part contains secular poems. See: Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries, page 135, B-1100; Polain, Catalogue des Livres Imprimes au Quinzieme Siecle des Bibliotheques de Belgique, Volume 1, page 535, No 861. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Comoediae Novem

      Apud Aldum, Venice, 1498 First edition. 346 unnumbered leaves, first two leaves supplied in facsimile. Small bookplate attached to front paste-down. Some worm tracks throughout. First original page repaired at lower right corner. Text in Aldus’ large Greek type 146, 41 lines of scholia surrounding in smaller (type114), Aldus’ preface in Roman. A very good copy. Comprising the first nine plays of Aristophanes. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.

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         Opuscula

      Venice, Bernardinus Venetus de Vitalibus, 11 June 1498 - Gregorius Tifernas, Publius. Opuscula. Pontanus, Johannes Jovianus. Naenia; Epigrammata. Sulpitius. Carmina. Octavianus. Elegiae; epistolae de amoribus. Venice, Bernardinus Venetus de Vitalibus, 11 June 1498. Small 4to. [44] leaves. Roman letter. 30 lines to a page. Lombard initials. Calf decorated in blind in the style of the period. A collection of neo Latin verse by the Italian humanists Gregorius Tifernas (d.c1464), Pontanus (1426-1503, and Franciscus Octavius 'Cleophilus'(d.1490) each poem with separate quiring (- contents listed on f.e4 verso with colophon). The Pontanus text includes the editio princeps of the ‘Conquestio Sulpiciae’ by the late 1st century woman poet Sulpicia, mentioned by Martial. This 70 line poem was preserved in an ancient Bobbio manuscript,now lost, which was transcribed in the early 1490s as part of a collection of largely 5th century verse, known as Epigrammata Bobiensia. Sulpicia’s poem, criticizing Domitian’s expulsion of philosophers from Rome, was composed in AD 96. It was initially suspected to be a Renaissance forgery, but eventually recognized as genuine. Gregorius Tifernas, celebrated diplomat and writer in the service of Ferdinand of Naples, taught Greek at Naples to Giovanni Gioviano Pontano (1426-1503). Francesco Octavio (1447-1490), a favourite of the Medicis, taught at Viterbo. Isolated worming in margins of a2-b1, otherwise a good copy. BMC V, 547; Goff G-483; GW 11506; HCR 8042; Proctor 5525. See also : J.L.Butrica, 'The Fabella of Sulpicia (Epigrammata Bobiensis 37)'; Phoenix 60 (2006) 70-121. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Le Grant Herbier en françois. Contenant les qualitez, vertus, propriétez des herbes, arbres, gommes & semences. Extraict de plusieurs Traictez de medicine comme de Avicenne, de Rasis, de Constantin de Isaac & Plataire, selon le commun usage. Bien correct.

      Imprimé à Paris, par Pierre le Caron. [1498-1499]. 1499 1 vol. in-folio (280 x 220 mm.) de : 126 ff., imprimé sur 2 colonnes, 52-53 lignes, 308 bois gravés dans le texte, vignette de limprimeur sur la page de titre et au verso du dernier feuillet. [Annotations manuscrites à lencre brune, salissures et défauts dusage, manques de papier et de fragments de texte discrètement comblés, quelques feuillets semblant provenir dun autre exemplaire ou refais, grandes marges, non rogné]. Plein vélin teinté vert 18ème siècle, étiquette de papier titrée à lencre brune. Rarissime édition incunable parisienne du célèbre « Grant Herbier en François » qui servit de modèle aux éditions postérieures, seul exemplaire répertorié en mains privées de cette production due à Pierre Le Caron, qui fut le premier à lillustrer de bois français. Cest à Besançon, en 1486-88, que paraît, sous le titre dArbolaire, la première version française de louvrage, due à Petrus Metlinger. Contrairement à la tradition qui voulait que jusque-là, les textes des herbiers français soient des adaptations de travaux allemands, lArbolaire, est « comme Meyer la montré dans son « Geschischte der Botanik », III, 511-513 et V, 185-189, une traduction française de lAntidotarium (aussi connu sous le titre des Secrets de Salerne) de Matthius Platearius, intitulé « Circa instans », copié de lun des manuscrits qui circulaient au 15ème siècle de ce texte. » (Catalogue Belcher). Matthaeus Platearius, était un médecin de lécole de Salerne, et on lui attribue la production dun manuscrit latin au 12ème siècle sur les herbes médicinales : « Circa Instans » (louvrage ayant inspiré lArbolaire puis le Grant herbier) que lon désigne également sous le titre : « Liber Simplici Medicina », « Le Livre des simples médecines ». Cet ouvrage offrait la liste des simples, classées alphabétiquement, daprès la Vulgaris de Dioscorides. On reconnait sa portée et sa popularité dans le fait que 264 des 474 chapitres qui composent le présent « Grant herbier » en sont tirés. Le prologue ouvre louvrage par cette déclaration : « En cette présente besogne est notre propos et intention de traiter des simples médecines. Et est à savoir que la médecine des simples est dite simple pour ce quelle est telle que nature la produite et formée. » La première édition de Besançon est encore rattachée à lAllemagne par son illustration, puisquil ne sagit pas de bois originaux, mais de ceux qui illustrent le Gart des Gesundheit (Hortus Sanitatis). Pour des raisons pratiques, ce type douvrage était abondamment illustré : il était indispensable que le lecteur puisse identifier la plante ou la substance décrite. La première édition parisienne, quelques dix ans plus tard, chez Le Caron, est la première à comporter des bois gravés français. Elle est rare, mais pas autant que la suivante (le présent exemplaire), et est parfois désignée à tort comme la « seule édition parisienne incunable » (Catalogue PBA de la vente Bérès). Les catalogues de bibliothèques ne répertorient que 3 exemplaires de cette version corrigée et augmentée (Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Universitätbibliothek Erlangen, Nürnberg, BIU de Santé de Paris). A notre connaissance, le présent exemplaire serait le seul en mains privées. Dans sa présente édition, Le Caron apporte des corrections importantes : la suppression dun bois, et lajout de trois autres (comptant ainsi 308 bois gravés contre 306 dans lédition précédente), le texte est présenté sur 52-53 lignes contre 46, et lindex se trouve placé à la fin de louvrage. Les corrections apportées feront de cette version augmentée la base pour les éditions du début du 16ème siècle que connut ce texte. Les bois gravés, pris dans un encadrement presque carré, sont de toute beauté, les plantes et les animaux parfois encore merveilleux. La mandragore par exemple est représentée sous ses espèces mâle et femelle, par un homme et une femme nus, couronné de la tige, des feuilles et des fleurs, quoique le texte dise : « Mandragora, cest mandragore, elle est froide et sèche, mais les auteurs ne déterminent point en quel degré. Il en est de deux manières, c'est-à-dire la même et la femelle. A la femelle, les feuilles après. Daucuns disent quelle vaut mieux pour la médecine que le mâle. Nous usons de lun et de lautre tant pareillement. Aucun disent que la femelle a figure de femme et le mâle a figure dhomme, mais ce nest pas vrai car nature nattribua oncques forme humaine à herbe ». Le riche index qui occupe les 16 derniers feuillets, donne la liste des plantes par ordre alphabétique et selon leur usage médicinal. Les prescriptions contre les maladies nerveuses sont suivies dune liste de plantes dont lusage est recommandé pour traiter les troubles des yeux, des oreilles, du nez, des dents, de lestomac, de la peau. Précieux exemplaire, dune insigne rareté, de cet ouvrage majeur dans lhistoire des herbiers français imprimés. 1 vol. folio. 126 ll. (double column, 52-53 lines), 308 wood engravings, printer device on title page and on recto of colophon leaf. 18th century full vellum (tinted in green). Utmost scarce incunabula Parisian edition of the famous Grant Herbier en François, which was used as a model for the following editions. Only referenced copy in private hands of this work by Pierre Le Caron, who was the first to illustrate it with French woodcuts. The first French edition of the book, entitled Arbolaire, was published in Besancon (1486-88) by Petrus Metlinger. In contradiction to the tradition which wants that the French herbarium were translations of German texts, the Arbolaire is a French translation of the Antidotarium, Circa Instans by Mattheus Platearius (cf. Meyer, Geschischte der Botanik). Matthaeus Platearius was a physician from the medical school at Salerno, he is told to be the author of a 12th century Latin manuscript regarding the use of medicinal herbs: « Circa Instans » or : « Liber Simplici Medicina ». 264 of the 474 chapters of the present Grant Herbier en François come from this work. The prolog of the Grant Herbier en François says: En cette présente besogne est notre propos et intention de traiter des simples médecines. Et est à savoir que la médecine des simples est dite simple pour ce quelle est telle que nature la produite et formée.The Besancon edition by Metlinger (Arbolaire) is illustrated with German woodcuts (from Gart des Gesundheit or Hortus Sanitatis. For practical reasons, this kind of work was profusely illustrated. The first Parisien edition, ten years later by Le Caron, is the first to be illustrated with French woodcuts. It is scarce, but not as scarce as the following edition (the present copy): only three libraries reference this corrected and enhanced version. According to our researches, the present copy would be the only one in private hands. The corrections are important, among them: Le Caron removed one woodcut, added three more (308 illustrations, vs 306 in the 1498 edition), the presentation of the text is not the same (52-53 lines vs 46). The following editions of the 16th century were based on this version. The extensive index which is printed on the lastest 16 pages, lists the plants according to their medicinal use; prescriptions against nervous diseases are followed by a list of plants recommended for the eye, ear, nose, teeth, stomach, skin, etc. Then the herbs are listed in alphabetical order. The 308 woodcuts of plants and animals are printed within a line border and are here extant in brilliant impressions. Utmost rare and precious copy of this cornerstone book in history of French printed herbarium.

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         Comoediae novem

      Alde Manuce 1498 1 In-folio Plein vélin ivoire soupleIn-folio de (347) ff. Commentaires nombreux de 41 à 42 lignes à la page, encadrant le texte. Relié en plein vélin ivoire souple, dos lisse orné du titre manuscrit à l'encre, tranches bleues. Reliure de la fin du XVIe siècle.EDITION PRINCEPS DES COMEDIES D'ARISTOPHANE.DANS CETTE PREMIERE EDITION, ALDE MANUCE PRESENTE AU PUBLIC CULTIVE DE LA RENAISSANCE ITALIENNE 9 DES 11 COMEDIES COMPLETES D'ARISTOPHANE dont les manuscrits soient parvenus jusqu'à nous : Ploutos, les Nuées, les Grenouilles, les Cavaliers, les Acharniens, les Guêpes, les Oiseaux, la Paix et l'Assemblée des femmes.Alde avait l'intention d'inclure dans cette édition princeps une dixième pièce, Lysistrata, mais il ne parvint pas à trouver un manuscrit comportant le texte complet de cette comédie.SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE, TRES FRAIS ET GRAND DE MARGES, DE CETTE PRECIEUSE EDITION PRINCEPS DES OEUVRES DU GRAND POETE COMIQUE DE L'ANTIQUITE, CONSERVE DANS SA SEDUISANTE RELIURE EN VELIN SOUPLE.*** EDITIO PRINCEPS OF ARISTOPHANES' COMEDIES. IN THIS FIRST EDITION, ALDUS MANUTIUS PRESENTS TO THE EDUCATED AUDIENCE OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE 9 OF THE 11 COMPLETE COMEDIES OF ARISTOPHANES of which manuscripts reached us: Ploutos, les Nuées, les Grenouilles, les Cavaliers, les Acharniens, les Guêpes, les Oiseaux, la Paix and l'Assemblée des femmes.A SUPERB WIDE-MARGINED COPY, VERY FRESH, OF THIS PRECIOUS EDITIO PRINCEPS OF THE WORKS OF THE GREAT COMIC POET FROM THE ANCIENT TIMES, PRESERVED IN ITS ATTRACTIVE BINDING IN LIMP VELLUM. *** Très bon

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         Orationes (cum quibusdam aliis eiusdem operibus).

      [Basel, Johann Amerbach, nicht nach 1498]. - Sechste Ausgabe dieser Sammeledition (EA Mailand 1483-84). - Enthält neben den Reden des Philelphus auch Widmungsbriefe an Lodovico Maria Sforza und Federicus Cornelius sowie Philelphus' Übersetzungen aus dem Griechischen von Aristoteles' „Rhetorica ad Alexandrum" (mit Widmungsvorrede an Kardinal Alfonsus de Cavillo), Plutarchs „Regum et imperatorum apophthegmata" (mit Widmungsvorrede an Filippo Maria Angelo Visconti, Herzog von Mailand) sowie Plutarchs „Apophthegmata Laconica" (mit Widmungsvorrede an Papst Nikolaus V.). - Der bekannte Humanist Franciscus Philelphus (1398-1481) „hielt sich 1420-27 in Konstantinopel auf, lernte dort bei Chrysoloras, dessen Tochter er heiratete, griechisch und brachte bei seiner Rückkehr Handschriften von etwa 40 griechischen Autoren, darunter Homer, Hesiod, Pindar, Herodot, Thukydides, Euripides und Polybios, mit. Nach Tätigkeit als Lehrer der Rhetorik in Bologna und Florenz ging er, mit den Medici verfeindet, an den Mailänder Hof, wo er auf Francesco Sforza das Lobgedicht Sphortias schrieb" (Tusculum Lex.) - Einband etw. berieben bzw. fleckig. Die ersten u. letzten Bll. mit kl. Randläsuren bzw. -ausrissen (ohne Textverlust). Titel u. letztes Bl. mit Eintragungen von alter Hand. Letztes Bl. m. getilgtem Stempel. Leicht wasserrandig (nur zu Beginn etw. stärker). Vereinzelt kl. Wurmspuren. - Insgesamt gutes u. breitrandiges Exemplar. - Hain/C. 12918; GW M33027; ISTC ip00612000; Goff P-612; BMC III, 757; Kaufmann/Nabholz II, 445 [1490]; BSB P-450; Klebs 403.5; Polain 3138; Ges. f. Typenkunde 896; Pellechet/P. 9260; IGI 3909 [ca. 1495]. la Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 4°. 182 nn. Bll. (Rom. Typ, 40 Zeilen), Späterer Pgmt.-Bd. m. durchzogenen Bünden u. handschriftl. Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Varia carmina. With additions by Johann Bergmann de Olpe

      Basel: Johann Bergmann, de Olpe, 1498. 4to (203 x 145 mm). Collation: A-C8 D-I8.4 K4; a8 bc4 d-h8 i4 k-m8 n4. 148 leaves, unfoliated. 30 lines, printed shoulder notes. Roman types 1:109 (title and Latin text), 3:77 (marginalia), gothic types 4:220 (title and headings) and 5:109G (German text). 7 woodcut illustrations printed from 6 blocks, including 3 cuts on title and 2 full-page cuts, woodcut printer's device, Lombard initials. Marginal repaired wormholes in first 2 leaves. Late 19th-century half straight-grained black roan(?) and marbled paper, smooth spine gold-tooled (joints rubbed). Provenance: 18th-century armorial engraving of the arms of the Princes of Monaco (with caption Wappen des Fürstens vom Monaco) pasted inside front cover (but see below); Leipzig University Library, duplicate, inkstamps on title; pencil shelfmark on title "M.241" and "Tripl.", formerly part of a Sammelband held by Leipzig (see below); Charles M. Smith, Berlin, January 1856, inscription on flyleaf; Lathrop Harper, catalogue 239 (1984), no. 32; Helmut N. Friedlaender, book label.*** First Edition, third and most complete issue of Brant's (mainly) Latin poems. The first part contains Brant's religious poems, including his Rosarium, in 50 sapphic strophes, encomia of the Virgin, and poems on the church fathers and various saints. The second part is devoted to his secular verse: poems on historical events, Gelegenheitsdichtungen on contemporary figures and events, and philosophical poems. Subjects are diverse: a diatribe against the Flemish, the flooding of the Tiber, a monstrous birth in Worms, Johann Heynlin's work on logic, the thermal baths in Baden, the scourge of syphilis (the first literary work on that subject), and a Latin-German verse drama on the fragility of life, titled "On the dangerous chess game" and consisting of a dialogue between death, an angel holding a clock, and the Emperor, representing the human condition. Brant had published a number of these poems previously, some as pamphlets or broadsides; only a handful of those earlier ephemeral editions survive. Quires m and n, containing additional verses, were added in two stages after the work's initial publication. Quire n, added on 1 September 1498 and not included in the register, contains Brant's poem on the Turkish threat (Thurcorum terror et potentia), and is illustrated with a large woodcut of a Turk on horseback being pursued by Christians, dated 1498. This quire apparently also circulated independently as a separate pamphlet. In this copy, as in the British Museum copies, quire n is inserted in the middle of quire m. The publisher Johann Bergmann from Olpe in Sauerland, archdeacon of the cathedral at Granfeld an der Birs, was close to the important group of German humanists that included Brant, Reuchlin, Jacob Locher and Wimpheling. As demonstrated by the layout of this edition, printed in large, legible type and provided with woodcut illustrations, "Bergmann was a rich man, and evidently spent his money ungrudgingly on his press during the few years in which he kept it up" (BMC III: xxxix). Besides the Turkish cut, the woodcuts show: the author praying, printed on the title with two smaller cuts of the Adoration and St. Sebastian, and repeated on n4v; a full-page cut accompanying the poem "De corrupto ordine vivendi pereuntibus," showing a fool upside down in a wagon (a1r), reprinted from the 1 March 1498 edition of Stultifera Navis; and a full-page cut of the Emperor before Jerusalem (d1r). Important details of the provenance of this volume have recently come to light, thanks to the vigilance of Falk Eisermann, director of the Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, and to the scholarship of the Leipzig University curators and book historians Thomas Thibault Döring and Christoph Mackert, whom I gratefully acknowledge for the following information: Until the mid-nineteenth century this copy was bound as the first work in a Sammelband in the Leipzig University Library, containing five other humanist works printed at Basel and Erfurt, as follows: 2) the first edition of Brant's German translation of the Liber Faceti, Basel: Johann Bergmann de Olpe, [1496], GW 9695; 3) Corvinus [Lorenz Rabe], Cosmographia, [Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, not before 1496], GW 7799; 4) Valla's translation of Psellus, De victus ratione, Erfurt: Wolfgang Schenck, 1499 (GW M36352); 5) Petrus Ravennas [Pietro Tomai], Phoenix seu De artificiosa memoria, Erfurt: Wolfgang Schenck, 1500, GW M32689; 6) Marschalk, Nikolaus, Interpretamentum leve in Psellum. [Erfurt: Wolfgang Schenck, 1499], GW M21102. The pencil shelfmark M-241 on the title-page (which would originally have read "4o M.241") refers to a cataloguing system introduced by Christian Friedrich Börner, librarian of the Leipziger Pauliner Universitätsbibliothek from 1711 to 1736, indicating the 241st quarto volume in the philological section or Cabinet labeled "M." Library records and changes in cataloguing systems show that the Sammelband must have been disbound and dispersed between 1835 and 1855; the library then sold the Varia Carmina as a duplicate, and apparently also the Tomai, whose location is still unknown. Earlier details of the Sammelband's whereabouts before it joined the Leipzig University collections have yet to be unearthed, but one can in the meantime deduce that the Princes of Monaco "bookplate" was added by a 20th-century owner, to give his now plainly bound volume that extra oomph. Goff B-1099; HC 3731; GW 5068; BMC III, 796; Schreiber 3542 & 3580.

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         Orationes cum quibusdam aliis eiusdem operibus. [Daran:] (Pseudo-) Aristoteles. Rhetorica ad Alexandrum. [Daran:] Plutarchus. Apophtegmata ad Traianum. Annotatio legum apud veteres scriptores.

      [Basel, Johann Amerbach, nicht nach 1498]. 4°. 182 nn. Bll. (Rom. Type, 40 Zeilen u. Kopfzeile); Ppbd. (um 1920). Eine von nur sechs Ausgaben des 15. Jahrhunderts; die einzige ausserhalb Italiens gedruckte. - Filelfo (1398-1481) war einer der streitbarsten italienischen Humanisten seiner Zeit. Nach brillanten Studien in Padua, wurde er als Dozent nach Venedig berufen. Als Sekretär des venezianischen Gesandten am kaiserlichen Hof in Konstantinopel - kurz vor dessen Fall - erlernte er ausgezeichnet Griechisch. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Italien ließ er sich in Florenz nieder, wo ihm Cosimo de’ Medici eine Lehrkanzel für die Interpretation von Dantes Commedia eingerichtet hatte. Eine Fehde mit Cosimo vertrieb ihn aus Florenz, schliesslich ließ er sich in Mailand nieder, wo er in den Diensten zuerst der Visconti, dann der Sforza stand. Später lebte er in Rom, wo er an der päpstlichen Universität Griechisch las. Filelfo kehrte nach Florenz zurück, als Lorenzo de’ Medici den gegen ihn ausgesprochenen Bann aufhob. - Der Band enthält sechs Grabreden, dabei die für Francesco Maria Sforza und dessen Gattin Bianca Maria, acht Hochzeitsreden, dabei die für Beatrice d’Este, und weitere Reden. Die beiden Übersetzungen des (Pseudo-)Aristoteles und des Plutarchs stammen ebenfalls aus Filelfos Feder. - „Ambizioso e millantatore, astioso e violento con i suoi avversari, ipocrita e adulatore, bizzarro e calcolatore astuto, il Filelfo è figura rappresentativa di un costume del suo tempo, dell’umanista dispensatore di gloria, che compra i favori e le richezze con i suoi scritti“ (Dizionario enciclopedico della letteratura italiana, II, 465). - Einband tlw. leicht bestoßen. Innendeckel m. Kaufvermerk von 1922. Einige kl. Wurmspuren (nur zu Beginn etw. stärker). Vereinzelte zeitgen. Marginalien. Min. gebräunt u. nur vereinzelt etw. fleckig. - GW M33027; Goff P612; Hain/C. 12918; Klebs 403.5; Pellechet 9260; Proctor 7645; BMC III, 757; BSB-Ink P-450; Oates 2804; ISTC ip00612000. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Orationes et nonnulla alia opera, Philelphus, Filelfo, Orationes cum quibusdam aliis eiusdem operibus. [Daran:] (Pseudo-) Aristoteles. Rhetorica ad Alexandrum. [Daran:] Plutarchus. Apophtegmata ad Traianum. Annotatio legum apud veteres scriptores, Inkunabel, Inkunabeln, Frühdrucke, Wiegendrucke

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        FORMA URBANA ED ARCHITETTURA NELLA TORINO BAROCCA 3 vv

      1498. Istituto di Architettura del Politecnico FORMA URBANA ED ARCHITETTURA NELLA TORINO BAROCCA (3 VOLUMI)       Vol. 1.1 METODO E TESTO CRITICO - XVI-1002 pagine       Vol. 1.2 METODO E TESTO CRITICO - 1003-1498 pagine       Vol. 2 MAPPE E REGOLAMENTI - XI-512 pagine UTET 1968 prima edizione con illustrazioni tutti i volumi copertina rigida rilegata in un unico cofanetto con lato superiore mancante e strappetti usato in ottimo stato      

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