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         Tabula Moderna Terre Sancte.

      1501 - Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Original hand colour, with oxidation of the blue colour restored. Woodcut, 325 x 560mm. Very minor restoration at centrefold. A very important and rare map of the Holy Land from an early German edition of Ptolemy's Geography, but one of five 'modern' maps added. It is based on the manuscript map drawn by Pietro Vesconte (fl. 1310-30) for Marino Sanudo's 'Liber Secretorum Fidelibus de Crucis' c.1320. This manuscript work was an attempt to encourage another crusade, nearly half-a-century after the loss of the last Crusader state. Sanudo presented his work to Popes Clement V and John XXII, but failed to inspire another attempt to retake the Holy Land. See LAOR: 603.

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         Hier. Cardani: De utilitate ex adversis capienda, libri IV.

      Cardano aus Pavia (1501-1576) war Arzt, Philosoph und Mathematiker und zählt zu den Renaissance-Humanisten.

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         Methodus seu ratio compendiaria perueniendi ad ueram solidamque medicinam, mirifice ad Galeni libros recte intelligendos utilis, nunc recens in lucem aedita .Basel, Michael Isengrin, 1541. 8vo. With woodcut initials. Contemporary calf, panel-stamped with two medallion portraits on each board.

      - Parkinson 915; USTC (7 copies); cf. Hagelin, Old and rare books on materia medica, p. 70; Marland, The task of healing, p. 59; not in Durling. Rare edition, the first to be published in Basel, of a work on the proper compounding of medicines by the famous German physician and botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501-1566). "In 1531 he published his Compendiaria, a work intended to help students to appreciate the works of Hippocrates and Galen properly. Revised and greatly enlarged, this work went through some ten editions under the new titles of first Methodus, and later on Institutiones Medicinae." (Hagelin). The book opens with a dedicatory letter, followed by an index of ailments and diseases in both Latin and Greek. The main text is divided into two parts, the first describing the ailments and referring to and explaining texts by Galen, Hippocrates, Plinius and others, while the second part describes the ingredients and recipes for medicines.Binding rubbed, damaged and partially cracked at hinge. Browned, some marginal water stains and frequent marginal annotations. Overall a good copy.

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         IVVENALIS. / PERSIVS.

      Venedig: Aldus Manutius August 1501 Juvenal: [131], [1 weiße] Seiten. - Persius: [23], [1 weiße] Seiten. Ganzleder Handeinband des späten 18.Jahrhunderts mit dezenter Goldprägung, Octavo, 159 x 97 mm (Rückenkanten etwas berieben, minimal bestoßen, verblasste Marginalien von zeitgenössischer Hand, gut erhaltenes Exemplar) Postinkunabel. Lagenkollation: Juvenal: A-G 8, H 10. - Persius: a 8, b 4. - Wasserzeichen: drei stilisierte Berge mit Kreuz darüber / Gegenmarke: \"AB\"; nur Gegenmarke \"A\". Kolophon auf fol. H10r: \"VENETIIS APVD ALDVM.\" - Kolophon in Kursiv auf fol. b4r: \"Venetiis in aedibus Aldi. Mense Augusto. M. DI.\".Handgefertigter mittelbrauner, gesprenkelter Schafslederband (167 x 105 x 17 mm) des späten 18. Jahrhunderts auf fünf echten, erhabenen, durch goldgeprägte Linien abgesetzten Bünden, auf zweitem Feld ein dunkelgrünes, goldgeprägtes Titelschildchen mit den beiden abgekürzten Verfassernamen, auf drittem Feld ein hellbraunes Schildchen mit dem Jahr. Die Deckel mit Randrahmen aus einer blindgeprägten Linie, dieser durch von den Innenecken ausgehenden Wellenlinien mit dem etwas helleren, rechteckigen Mittelfeld verbunden, das durch eine Filete abgesetzt ist; Stehkantenvergoldung aus einer breiten Linie; handgestochene weiß-grüne Kapitale; Spiegel und fliegende Vorsätze aus Marmorpapier, zweite fliegende Blätter aus Bütten, anschließend vorn und hinten je eine Quartlage feines, bläuliches Schreibpapier vor- bzw. nachgebunden. Der beim Neubinden im 18. Jh. nicht beschnittene Buchblock mit altem Farbschnitt.Schweiger: \"Erste, ächte Aldine, welche e. neue Recens. des Textes enthält aus Hdschr. u. ältern Ausgg. - Sie hat den Anker des A. nicht, die Schlussschr. ist mit Cursiv gedr.\" Der vierte der kleinen Oktavdrucke in Kursiv, nach den aldinischen Vergil-, Horaz- und Petraca-Ausgaben desselben Jahres. \"Extremely Rare First Edition of the Satires of Juvenal\" (Leona Rostenberg: The Aldine Press, Catalogue XXXIX, 1968, p. 42). Die Wasserzeichen entsprechen denen in Christie`s, London, 3 May 1995, no. 30 angeführten: \"three hillocks with cross surmount\" und \"AB\", andere Bögen nur mit dem Wasserzeichen \"A\" in Blattecken.Es existieren zwei, wohl Lyoner Contrefaçons des folgenden Jahres und aus 1503, die sich vom vorliegenden aldinischen Original durch Zeilenlänge und Satz unterscheiden. Siehe Luciana Bigliazzi et al.: \"Aldo Manuzio tipografo 1494-1515\". Firenze: Octavo, 1994. p. 187, noo. 134.2 und 134.3, mit Seitenabbildungen. Bei Harry George Fletcher III: \"New Aldine Studies\". San Francisco: Rosenthal, 1988, pp. 92 sqq. sind weitere Unterschiede zur Lyoner Contrefaçon des Balthasar de Gabiano von 1502 aufgeführt: fehlendes Griechisch auf foll. E7r und b4r sowie die Fortlassung des Kolophons auf fol. b4r, Abbildungen auf pp. 93 & 94. Cf. Renouard, p. 30. Die zweite Aldus-Ausgabe der beiden Texte mit Signet auf dem Titel und Blattnumerierung wird von Fletcher, op. cit., pp. 128-134 auf 1515 datiert.Vom römischen Satirendichter Juvenal (um 60 bis nach 127) aus Aquinum sind 16 Satiren (saturae, satyrae) in der Nachfolge des Horaz und des Lucilius überliefert, die Einblick in das Alltagsleben zur Zeit des Kaisers Domitian bieten; seine Kritik ist pessimistisch, doch sprachlich wie stilistisch meist brillant. Von Persius (34 - 62), etruskischer Abstammung, sind sechs Satiren in Hexametern überliefert; er schloß sich dem Kreis um den stoischen Philosophen Lucius Annaeus Cornutus an, was sich in Ernsthaftigkeit wie Moralität seiner Satiren widerspiegelt.Einbandgelenke etwas berieben, oben minimal angeplatzt. Zu Beginn und am Ende schwach wasserrandig und vereinzelt gering fleckig, einige Seiten mit verblaßten Marginalien v.a.H. Sonst gutes, meist sauberes, breitrandiges Exemplar.First Aldine edition, without a device and with the colophon on fol. b4r in italic mentioning Aldus only. Late 18th-century brown sheep, five raised bands, spine gilt in compartments. Joints lighty rubbed. Some minor waterstaining at beginning and end, minor staining in places, mostly faded early marginalia; else a good, wide-margined copy. - Renouard 29,6 - Adams J770 - Schweiger II,i,507 - Ebert 11215 - Isaac 12767 - Pierpont Morgan Library PML1397 - Fock: v.d. Pahlen p. 12. - RFM - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Postinkunabel Post Incunable Stoiker Stoizismus Satire]

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         Appologi sive Mythologi cum quibusdam Carminum et Fabularum additionibus Sebastiani Brant

      Basel: Jacob Wolff of Pforzheim, 1501. First edition thus. An early illustrated edition of Aesop's Fables, augmented and edited by Sebastian Brant and the first edition to include his additional 140 sections. Two parts in one volume, folio (leaves measuring 297 x 208 mm). Collates complete, retaining one of the two blank leaves (M6 lacking). Collation identical to the Fairfax-Murray copy: a-b8, c6-o8 (alternately), p-s6 (s6 blank and original); A-B8, C-D6, E8-K6 (alternately), L4, M5, (M6, final blank, lacking). With the famous woodcut portrait of Aesop on the verso of a1 and a smaller woodcut portrait of Brant on the verso of A1 in part two. A total of 335 woodcuts divided into 194 in part one and 141 in part two (inclusive of the portraits). Text in Latin. Full black straight-grain morocco. Boards ruled in gilt with gilt dentelles. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Generous margins. Previous owner's small bookplate on front pastedown. This copy has been very carefully restored and generally presents quite well. Certain passages were deemed obscene shortly after publication and as a consequence, most known copies have a few sections defaced. This copy is no different with a number of passages and illustrations crossed out and/or marked "no legas" ("do not read"). A number of leaves have had small marginal tears or wormholes repaired, occasionally affecting a letter or a word. One leaf, C4, with a small hole affecting the woodcut on the recto and two or three words on the verso. A few leaves have been remargined, including the title page to part 2 (leaf A1). In two places leaves are bound out of order. The flaws notwithstanding, a lovely book. The plan of this edition was conceived by Sebastian Brant. The first part of the book is based on Johann Zainer's first illustrated edition of 1476-77, translated into Latin by Heinrich Steinhöwel. Brant expands the work, polishes the language and includes his commentaries to these fables. The second part is an entirely new work by Brant, of 140 fables, riddles, accounts of miracles and other wonders of nature. These 140 new chapters follow the same structure as the first section, with a woodcut followed by verse and then prose, "some of a very remarkable character," according to Hugh W. Davies (Fairfax Murray). These compositions are taken from the works of Stace, Juvenal, Virgil, Ovid, Lucien... The first story, taken from Hesiod, is said to be the oldest known fable. "The numerous woodcuts in this volume fall into two distinct categories. The woodcuts in the first part (with a few exceptions) are rather simplistic and naive in execution and are based (in reverse) on the woodcuts from Zainer's successful Ulm edition of c.1476 (incidentally the first illustrated edition of Aesop); the actual blocks were first used in Wolff's edition of not after 1489 (Goff A115). The woodcuts of the second part are more sophisticated, with the use of hatching and perspective to enliven the images, and they were cut specifically for this edition; is it thought they were produced by the workshop of Johann Grüninger in Strassburg." (Sotheby's) According to Hugh W. Davies, "The remainder of the cuts are by a new artist, the style entirely differing from the older blocks. These are heavily shaded by thin close parallel lines, amalgamating into a solid mass in the deepest shadows. The perspective as a rule is fair: the faces are well rounded, the noses being broad at the bridge but well-shaped. The cuts have the appearance of metal, but they nevertheless are probably on wood." In the past 30 years there have been five other auction results for this book (one copy selling twice). The average price achieved in those five sales (including the buyer's premium) is just under $119,000. If we average just the two copies sold in the last ten years, that average jumps to over $167,000. Of those five results, the lowest sale price (from 2002) made over $81,000. And finally, to complete the analysis, a particularly fine copy was offered by the trade in 2014 for 200,000 pounds, roughly $329,000. So, while our copy has it's defects and imperfections (as do almost all other copies), it is priced competitively for such a lovely and important work. Fairfax Murray 20. Goed. I, 390, 24. Adams A291.

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         Problemata Aristotelis cum dpulici (sic) translatione antiqua & nova, s. Theodori Gaze: cum expositione Petri Aponi. Tabula secundum magistrum Petrium de Tussignano per alphabetum.

      Problemata Alexandri Aphrodisei. Problemata Plutarchi, cum gratia. - Venetiis, Per Bonetum Locatellum, 1501, Folio (304 x 210 mm), (22), 296 fl. double colum, gothic letters, woodcut initials, printer device, fine full leather binding. A broad marginated, clean and well preserved copy of this beautifully volume, printed on strong paper. The greatest scientific name after Hippocrates is that of Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), who gave the medicine the beginnings of botany, zoology, comparative anatomy, embryology, teratology and physiology, and use of formal logic as an instrument of precision. Aristotle, a pupil of Plato, and at one time tutor to Alexander the Great, had a profound influence in determining the direction of medical and biological thought perhaps no other man has so dominated and advanced science as a whole.The Aristotelian Problemata enjoyed considerable popularity in the Middle Ages, especially its book IV, dealing with sexual intercourse and generation, which adapted in such manner that it became a kind of pornographic publication. Petrus de Abano (1250-1315?) was one of the most illustrious and influential men of his time and probably the most influential medical writer of the later middle age. A native of Apano near Padua (from which he takes his name), he took his degree in Paris and his cures were so remarkable that he was able to obtain the highest fees of any physicians of his time. He was called the Consiliator because of his remarkable book published during his residence in the Paris University. He was consulted by such man as Pope Honorius IV and was in great demand for lectures, consultation, and teaching. Dante was among his pupils. Abano believed that air has weight, that brain is the source of the nervous system and the heart the source of the blood vessels- novel ideas that were not validated for centuries. He was the first to acquaint the West with the Problemata from Aritotles school, to which he wrote the present commentary. For his heretical and outspoken views he was several times accused of heresy. Later he was suspected of magic and persecuted on that account during the Inquisition. Dying before his trial, his body was taken out and burned in the public square. The medical science of the scholastic was a part of the universitas litterarum, the scholastic physicians were philosophers. The methods of thought had been prescribed by Aristotle and the learned man of Arab. "Petrus spent some time in Constantinople probably before 1293 during his stay found a copy of the Problems of Aristotle...he translated them into Latin for the first time. He began a commentary on these problems while in Paris, and completed it at Padua in 1310...His experience and activity represents a landmark in the history of scientific humanism." -Sarton III, 439"Prefatory note by Domenico Massaria. The translatio antiqua of Aristotle is that by Bartholomaeus de Messina, which usually accompanies the commentary by Pietro d'Abano not the ancient Latin version beginning Omnes hominess.- The Problemata of Alexander of Aphrodisias is in the translation of Giorgio Valla the Problemata (Quaestiones convivales) of Plutarch in that by Giovanni Petri, edited by Giovanni Calfurnio." -Durling, NLM, no. 286, p. 36Thorndike II, 874-947 + 921 Sarton III/1 pp.439-446 Sigerist, Great doctors, 75-79 Gordon Medial & Renaissance Medicine, pp. 333-337 Brit. Museum Ital. Books (Aristotle), p.55. This edition not in Osler, Wellcome, Cushing, Waller, Adams, etc. RILEY, Aristotle texts and commentaries ,,, in the Univ. of Pennsylvania Library (1961) has only an edition of 1505 (no. 209)

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         Methodus seu ratio compendiaria perueniendi ad ueram solidamque medicinam, mirifice ad Galeni libros recte intelligendos utilis, nunc recens in lucem aedita ...Basel, Michael Isengrin, 1541. 8vo. With woodcut initials. Contemporary calf, panel-stamped with two medallion portraits on each board.

      Parkinson 915; USTC (7 copies); cf. Hagelin, Old and rare books on materia medica, p. 70; Marland, The task of healing, p. 59; not in Durling. Rare edition, the first to be published in Basel, of a work on the proper compounding of medicines by the famous German physician and botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501-1566). "In 1531 he published his Compendiaria, a work intended to help students to appreciate the works of Hippocrates and Galen properly. Revised and greatly enlarged, this work went through some ten editions under the new titles of first Methodus, and later on Institutiones Medicinae..." (Hagelin). The book opens with a dedicatory letter, followed by an index of ailments and diseases in both Latin and Greek. The main text is divided into two parts, the first describing the ailments and referring to and explaining texts by Galen, Hippocrates, Plinius and others, while the second part describes the ingredients and recipes for medicines.Binding rubbed, damaged and partially cracked at hinge. Browned, some marginal water stains and frequent marginal annotations. Overall a good copy.

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         Romanæ historiæ compendium ?

      Jean Dupré, [Paris] 1501 - Woodcut illustration on title-page, large printer's woodcut device on last leaf. [62] ff. Collation A-I^6 K^8. 4to. Roman history from the younger Gordian II to Justin III in the early 7th century, first published in 1499. Goff L27; Moreau 1501/854; Provenance: Nicolas Mallary of Rouen (signature on title-page, possibly Nicolas Maillard, c. 1486-1565, cf. Bietenholz, P. et al. Contemporaries of Erasmus, pp. 369-370); Macclesfield North Library (bookplate, shelfmark 11.B.17, embossed stamp to first two leaves) Eighteenth-century calf, gilt spine, red edges. Light wear to joints, closed tear to inner margin of textblock Woodcut illustration on title-page, large printer's woodcut device on last leaf. [62] ff. Collation A-I^6 K^8. 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Postilla Guillerini sup[er] Epistolas et Evangelia de Tempore, de sanctis, et pro defunctis.

      Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 1501. Hardcover. Very Good+. [With:] Bernard of Clairvaux, Passio domini et de planctu beate Marie virginis]; (2) Textus sequentiarum cum expositione lucida ac facili Sacre scripture auctoritatibus aliorumque exemplis creberrimis roborata, una cum vocabulorum explanatione (Heinrich Quentell, circa 1500?); (3) Expositio hymnorum cum familiari commento (Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 9 December, 1500). Three works in one, 4to (207 x 141mm). Pagination: 1) Postilla Guillerini: [1], [4], 178 leaves (i-clxxviii), including the Passio Domini: 18 leaves. 2) Textus Sequentiarum: 133, [11] leaves; 3) Expositio hymnorum: [1], 76, [1] leaves. Collation: I: *(4), a-z(6), r and c(6), A-D(6), E(4), Aa-Cc(6). II: a(8), b-c(6), d(8), e-f(6), g(8), h-i(6), k(8), -m(6), n(8), o-p(6), q(8), r-t(6), v(8), x(4), y(6). III: A(8), B(6), C(8), D-E(6), F(8), G(6), H(8), I-K(6), L(4), M(6). The Postilla with 46 lines of extensive glossed text attractively rubricated throughout with initials alternating red and blue and paragraph marks in red. Large woodcut of the preaching scholar on title, also known as the “Accipies woodcut,” although this version omits the legend. Publisher Heinrich Quentell was the first to use the “Accipies” woodcut in 1490 and it was in use until 1496 and then picked up again in 1500, as here. Quentell’s woodcut was popular with scholastic printers and was extensively imitated and in some cases directly reproduced. Generally, all books with the “Accipies” woodcut would have been intended for interactive classroom use. Modern alum-tawed leather, endpapers renewed, two unrelated incunable excisions laid in with rubrication; (occasional light marginal dampstaining, dark marginal dampstaining on last few leaves of Expositio, cloth folding case). This copy seems to have once belonged to the Dominican brothers of Pforzheim by the near contemporary inscription, probably, “concalvus pfortzheimerensis ordinis praedica.” Scattered Latin marginalia throughout in a few hands likely dating to this period; this book was probably shared among generations of classroom clergy who made simple corrections, notes, and referred to biblical passages of interest. Another title inscription is dated 1649 and an eighteenth-century ex-libris on the lower margin of the title reads “Iacobi Andreae Cactian Carolopolitani.” Carolopolitani, or Charleville, is a town in northeast France near the border of Belgium known for their vibrant monastic community. A likely 18th-century hand makes a clear provenance note in English on an original front flyleaf retained by binder. Stamp of the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Library (deaccessioned). Together these are three scarce works, the first, an Epistles and Gospel commentary by Guillermus Parisiensis, or William of Auvergne, which includes the appendix, the "Passio Domini", and the other two ("Textus" and "Expostio") are on the particular sequence of hymns in church music and were composed anonymously but have been attributed to Hilarius. These three works are found together again in a 1510 edition by Melchior Lotter. This Quentell commentary differs from the far more numerous Latin editions of the "Postilla" in many ways; written in the vernacular it is clearly aimed for a lay audience. In fact, a prologue to the "Postilla" explains the value of Bible study to the reader. Earlier editions of the "Postilla" appeared in 1492, and again in 1494 and 1497. William of Auvergne was a friar and theologian, later bishop of Paris, who died circa 1248. He was an active participant in the scholastic discourse that centered in Paris in the early University days. William was really the first to provide in-depth discussions of issues that arose in sermon and preaching throughout Europe. This work retains the classic “Accipies” woodcut title of the preaching theologian as well as is enhanced with monastic provenance from the early modern period. ISTC records only the Guillermus Postilla by Quentell for the years 1492, 1494, and 1497. ISTC is00463000 (Textus), ie00162000 (Expostio). Together these are three scarce works, the first, an Epistles and Gospel commentary by Guillermus Parisiensis, or William of Auvergne, which includes the appendix, the "Passio Domini", and the other two ("Textus" and "Expostio") are on the particular sequence of hymns in church music and were composed anonymously but have been attributed to Hilarius. These three works are found together again in a 1510 edition by Melchior Lotter. This Quentell commentary differs from the far more numerous Latin editions of the "Postilla" in many ways; written in the vernacular it is clearly aimed for a lay audience. In fact, a prologue to the "Postilla" explains the value of Bible study to the reader. Earlier editions of the "Postilla" appeared in 1492, and again in 1494 and 1497. William of Auvergne was a friar and theologian, later bishop of Paris, who died circa 1248. He was an active participant in the scholastic discourse that centered in Paris in the early University days. William was really the first to provide in-depth discussions of issues that arose in sermon and preaching throughout Europe. This work retains the classic “Accipies” woodcut title of the preaching theologian as well as is enhanced with monastic provenance from the early modern period. ISTC records only the Guillermus Postilla by Quentell for the years 1492, 1494, and 1497. ISTC is00463000 (Textus), ie00162000 (Expostio).

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         Decachordum Christianum Julio II. Pont. Max. dicatum. Controversia de excellentia instrumentorum Dominicae passionis, per eundem Dn. Marcum Vigerium discussa.[Hagenau, printed by Th. Anselm & Joh. Albertus for Joh. Koberger, Nuremberg, 1517]. Folio. With title in woodcut border by Urs Graf and 10 beautiful full-page woodcuts (ca. 13.9-14.4 x 9.7-10.2 cm) by the "Master I S with the shovel", a pupil of Hans Schäufelein. Contemporary calf over wooden boards, blind-tooled side, two brass clasps. Leaves from a 14th-century liturgical manuscript pasted on the inner sides of the boards. From the "Koberger Werkstatt".

      Oldenbourg (Schäufelein) I, 129; Proctor, German Books 1501-1520 11684; VD 16, V1183; cf. Thieme & Becker XXIX, p. 558. The two major texts by Marcus Vigerius de Savona (or Emmanuele Vigerio; 1446-1516) in their second editions. The Decachordum Christianum was first published by Girolamo Soncino in Fano in 1507. It is a devotional work, dealing with the Holy Family and Christ's incarnation, from the Annunciation to the Ascension. This second edition was printed in Hagenau in the Alsace, for the most famous publisher of Nuremberg, Anton Koberger. Each of the ten sections is preceded by a splendid woodcut by the "Master I S with the shovel", an artist of the school of Hans Schäufelein (ca. 1480-ca.1539) in Nuremberg and Nördlingen, who was himself a pupil of Dürer. The Master probably also worked in Alsace and his work is often confused with Schäufelein's. His style, however, is somewhat different and shows also the influence of Dürer and Baldung.With (partly erased) contemporary owner's entries on the first fly-leaf and title and many contemporary scholarly annotations in text, spine skilfully restored, some spotting on a few leaves. Very good copy in a magnificent contemporary blind-tooled binding, probably from Nuremberg.

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         Sermones perutiles de adventu domini fe. incipiunt.

      Bologna, per Caligola Bazalieri, 1501.. 202 unnum. Bll. Moderner HLdr. 21 x 15,5 cm. EDIT16, 29972; USTC 857312. - Erste Postinkunabelausgabe der von 1476 bis 1516 insgesamt siebenmal aufgelegten Sammlung von Fastenpredigten des aus Treviso stammenden Serviten Ambrosius de Spiera (um 1413-1454/55). - Tls. etwas fleckig. Das letzte Blatt mit Hinterlegung im Falz und am oberen Rand. Mit wenigen zeitgen. Marginalien. Etwas gebrauchsspurig.

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         De situ orbis. Hermolai Barbari fideliter emendatus.

      [Venice], Giovanni Battista Sessa, 27. X. 1501. - 4to. 32 pp. With printer's woodcut device on the title page and different device under the colophon; several woodcut initials. Followed by a 49-page manuscript index (beginning with instructions to the "amice lector" on the verso of the colophon) on 28 blank leaves bound after the printed text. 19th century boards with red morocco spine lettered and decorated in gilt. The first edition of the 16th century: a very rare reprint of the incunable published in 1494, the first separate edition to be based on the criticism of the Renaissance scholar Ermolao Barbaro. Dedicated to Pope Alexander VI. Mela's description of the ancient world, based on good sources and written during the reign of Emperor Claudius, is the oldest Roman geography to have survived. This edition was not equipped with an index, but a contemporary humanistic owner rectified the fault by crafting his own: the humanistic "cancelaresca" manuscript provides a list of all cities, places and even subjects mentioned, a total of some 1,000 references to 227 paragraph numbers (which the owner, too, provided in brown ink throughout the inner margins of the book). - Occasional slight foxing and waterstaining to margins near end, but a fine copy of this rare book. Edit 16, CNCE 58712. Schweiger II.2, 606. Ebert 13608. Graesse V, 401: "Reimpr. rare de l'edition . de 1494". Not in Adams, BM-STC Italian, or Riccardi. Not in Brunet or Dibdin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Decachordum Christianum Julio II. Pont. Max. dicatum. Controversia de excellentia instrumentorum Dominicae passionis, per eundem Dn. Marcum Vigerium discussa.[Hagenau, printed by Th. Anselm & Joh. Albertus for Joh. Koberger, Nuremberg, 1517]. Folio. With title in woodcut border by Urs Graf and 10 beautiful full-page woodcuts (ca. 13.9-14.4 x 9.7-10.2 cm) by the "Master I S with the shovel", a pupil of Hans Schäufelein. Contemporary calf over wooden boards, blind-tooled side, two brass clasps. Leaves from a 14th-century liturgical manuscript pasted on the inner sides of the boards. From the "Koberger Werkstatt".

      - Oldenbourg (Schäufelein) I, 129; Proctor, German Books 1501-1520 11684; VD 16, V1183; cf. Thieme & Becker XXIX, p. 558. The two major texts by Marcus Vigerius de Savona (or Emmanuele Vigerio; 1446-1516) in their second editions. The Decachordum Christianum was first published by Girolamo Soncino in Fano in 1507. It is a devotional work, dealing with the Holy Family and Christ's incarnation, from the Annunciation to the Ascension. This second edition was printed in Hagenau in the Alsace, for the most famous publisher of Nuremberg, Anton Koberger. Each of the ten sections is preceded by a splendid woodcut by the "Master I S with the shovel", an artist of the school of Hans Schäufelein (ca. 1480-ca.1539) in Nuremberg and Nördlingen, who was himself a pupil of Dürer. The Master probably also worked in Alsace and his work is often confused with Schäufelein's. His style, however, is somewhat different and shows also the influence of Dürer and Baldung.With (partly erased) contemporary owner's entries on the first fly-leaf and title and many contemporary scholarly annotations in text, spine skilfully restored, some spotting on a few leaves. Very good copy in a magnificent contemporary blind-tooled binding, probably from Nuremberg.

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         Epigrammata.

      Venice: in aedibus Aldii [Aldus Manutius],, December 1501. Octavo (150 x 94 mm); collation: A-Z, &8. Mid-17th century Continental sheep sometime rebacked with the original spine laid-down, sides gilt tooled overall with roll tool borders enclosing large central lozenge, centre and corners filled with scrolling floriate motifs (including a tulip tool), remains of pinkish silk ties, spine tooled in black with a repeated floriate motif within five compartments (and tulip tool), blue-green edges. Previous owner's monogram on colophon leaf. A little wear to extremities of binding, gilt dulled, gathering N misbound after gathering O, small ink stain to fore-edge encroaching slightly in to margin of a couple of gatherings, without the terminal blank leaf otherwise a very good copy. First Aldine edition, one of the earliest books to be produced in pocket format and in Aldus's beautiful italic type. Aldus starting issuing his groundbreaking "Libelli Portatiles" - or "Portable Library" - in April 1501 with an edition of Virgil, followed by Horace in May, Petrarch in July, Juvenal and Perseus in August, and this edition of Martial in December, marking 1501 as one of the most extraordinary years in the history of publishing. The editio princeps of the Epigrammata was printed at Venice by Vindelinus de Spira between 1469 and 1473. "The series of editions of classical Latin and Greek authors and Italian vernacular poets published as pocket-sized books (enchiridia) was Aldus's most successful editorial innovation... [and they] immediately caught the eye of wealthy European literati and collectors. Their slim and elegant proportions contributed towards a permanent change in the physical appearance of Western books, and secured Aldus enduring fame... The elegance of the book proportions and the beauty of the printing in the elegant new founts designed for Aldus by Francesco Griffo assured an immediate success" (University of Cambridge online). Well represented institutionally but below two dozen copies have appeared at public auction in the last one hundred years.

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         Isabella I, Queen of Spain Signed Document.

      - Single quarto manuscript document signed by Queen Isabella of Spain, dated 20 November, 1501. With "La Reyna" at the top, and signed "Yo la Reyna." The letter is for a credit to Isabella's chamberlain, Sancho de Paredes for various supplies, services, and expenditures. Matted and framed opposite a portrait of Isabella. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 20.5 inches. Rare and desirable signed by Queen Isabella. Isabella I was Queen of Castile. She was married to Ferdinand II of Aragon. Their marriage became the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. After a struggle to claim her right to the throne, she reorganized the governmental system, brought the crime rate to the lowest it had been in years, and unburdened the kingdom of the enormous debt her brother had left behind. Her reforms and those she made with her husband had an influence that extended well beyond the borders of their united kingdoms. Isabella and Ferdinand are known for completing the Reconquista, and for supporting and financing Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage that led to the opening of the New World and to the establishment of Spain as the first global power which dominated Europe and much of the world for more than a century. Isabella was granted the title Servant of God by the Catholic Church in 1974. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         [binding title] "Patents on copper printing rolls.

      [Washington]: , 1876

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         Isabella I, Queen of Spain Signed Document.

      Single quarto manuscript document signed by Queen Isabella of Spain, dated 20 November, 1501. With "La Reyna" at the top, and signed "Yo la Reyna." The letter is for a credit to Isabella's chamberlain, Sancho de Paredes for various supplies, services, and expenditures. Matted and framed opposite a portrait of Isabella. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 20.5 inches. Rare and desirable signed by Queen Isabella. Isabella I was Queen of Castile. She was married to Ferdinand II of Aragon. Their marriage became the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. After a struggle to claim her right to the throne, she reorganized the governmental system, brought the crime rate to the lowest it had been in years, and unburdened the kingdom of the enormous debt her brother had left behind. Her reforms and those she made with her husband had an influence that extended well beyond the borders of their united kingdoms. Isabella and Ferdinand are known for completing the Reconquista, and for supporting and financing Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage that led to the opening of the New World and to the establishment of Spain as the first global power which dominated Europe and much of the world for more than a century. Isabella was granted the title Servant of God by the Catholic Church in 1974.

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         HORAE INTEMERATE Virginis Marie secundum usum romanum cum pluribus orationibus tam in gallico quam in latino.

      In-8° (182x121 mm.); 96 cc., stampato su pergamena con iniziali miniate e incisioni ad ogni pagina; legatura ottocentesca in tutto marocchino blu, con filetti in oro ai piatti, motivi ornamentali al dorso, merletto interno, tagli dorati. Buon esemplare con il margine alto non ampio, che in alcune carte si riduce al filo dell'incisione superiore. Piccole tracce d'uso alla prima e all'ultima carta. Esemplare alienato del Manhattan college di New York (ex libris: "The Brother Jlian F. S. C. Collection donated by Mr. Christian A. Zabriskie, New York City"). Bell'esemplare stampato su pergamena e decorato con centinaia di iniziali piccole e grandi miniate in oro su fondo blu e rosso. Si tratta di un volume assai elegante, impresso con caratteri gotici ed ampiamente illustrato dalla marca tipografica di Kerver alla prima carta, con al verso la figura anatomica dell'uomo, da 16 altre grandi figure adattate dalle illustrazioni di Pigouchet e da 37 incisioni più piccole e bordure riccamente figurate ad ogni pagina con l'illustrazione di scene dalla vita di Gesù e della Vergine, dalla Bibbia, ma anche scene di caccia e di vita quotidiana o decorazioni ad arabeschi. In fine il calendario delle festività copre gli anni 1497-1520. Bohatta, 720. Lacombe, 104. Brunet V (Heures gotiques), 171.

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         1501 (1517) ALDINE ed Juvenal & Persius SATIRES Stoic Philosophy Post Incunable

      Venetiis: In Aedibvs Aldi, Et Andreae Soceri, Mense Avgvsto 1501. [actually 1517]. Second Aldine edition. Adams J772; Ahmanson-Murphy 140; Renouard, Alde, 29:6. Isaac 12768. EDIT16 37426; USTC 762326 - 1501 (1517) ALDINE ed Juvenal & Persius SATIRES Stoic Philosophy Post Incunable “Many commit the same crime with a very different result. One bears a cross for his crime; another a crown.” Juvenal, The Satires A rare early post-incunable printing of the Satires of Juvenal and Persius printed by Aldine! This collection of satirical poetry was written in the late 1st and 2nd centuries. According to Adams, while this printing does have a 1501 colophon, the 1517 was reprinted with the anchor device on the title page, not included in the 1501. It is unknown why the House of Aldus decided to maintain the date used in the first edition. It includes “Sixteen Satires” of Juvenal and “Six Satires” of Persius. Item number: #330 Price: $2500 JUVENALIS (Decimus Junius) Iuvenalis. Persius. (Satyrae) Venetiis: In Aedibvs Aldi, Et Andreae Soceri, Mense Avgvsto 1501. [actually 1517]. Second Aldine edition. Adams J772; Ahmanson-Murphy 140; Renouard, Alde, 29:6. Isaac 12768. EDIT16 37426; USTC 762326 Details: • Foliation complete with all pages: 76 [i.e. 78] leaves • Signatures: A-G8 H10 a8 b4 • Binding: Leather, fine modern rebind; tight & secure • Language: Latin • Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Opus sphericum magistri Joa[n]nis de Sacro Busco natione Angli figuris verissime exculptis et i[n]terp[re]tatione familiari ad co[m]moditatem desiderantiu[m] iucundissima Artis Astronomice callere principia pulcherrime et iterata recognitione illustratum. (Colophon: Cologne, sons of Heinrich Quentell, "Anno supra Jubileu[m] Magnu[m] Quinto ad finem Januarii" [= January 1505]). Small 4to (21 x 14.5 cm). With a full-page woodcut armillary sphere held by angels above and below, 27 half-page astronomical and cosmological woodcuts in text, 3 large (23-35 mm) woodcut decorated initials, and 1 smaller initial. The main text and commentary are set in a single size of Schwabacher type, the widely spaced lines of the main text distinguishing it from

      - Alden & Landis 505/8; BMC STC German, p. 772; JCB I, pp. 40-41; Proctor, German Books 1501-1520, 10386; VD16, J-712 (4 copies); cf. Adams H-714 (1501 Quentell edition); DSB XII, pp. 60-63. Fourth Quentell edition, extensively illustrated, of Sacrobosco's classic 13th-century treatise on astronomy De sphaera mundi ("On the sphere of the world"), with extensive commentary by the Czech astronomer Wenceslaus Fabri de Budweis (1455-1518). Two of the diagrams clearly explain a solar and a lunar eclipse. The present copy is extensively annotated by a (near) contemporary hand, adding even some further illustrations, including an astronomical diagram. The book is divided into four chapters treating the definition of a sphere; the various circles and their names; the cosmic, chronic, and heliacal risings and settings of the constellations; and the movements of the sun, moon and planets."Sacrobosco's fame rests firmly on his De sphaeria, a small work based on Ptolemy and his Arabic commentators, published about 1220 [ ] It was quite generally adopted as the fundamental astronomy text, for often it was so clear that it needed little or no explanation." (DSB). Sacrobosco was the first European scholar to use Arabic sources for his astronomical studies, helping to spread Arabic knowledge to the Western world. He describes the earth as a sphere, opening the way for the Renaissance astronomical revolution of Copernicus and Gallileo. The work had a great impact on the science of astronomy in the following centuries. Alden & Landis cites the present edition as, "The earliest edn to refer to America, on verso of lf 33." This page contains the "Tabula Climatum", an addition between chapters 3 and 4. It is described as "rectificata 1491"[!] and does appear in a few editions before the present. The reference remains somewhat ambiguous.With several small wormholes throughout, sometimes slightly affecting the text. Good copy, including the final blank leaf.

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         Quaestiones super secundum Sententiarum.

      Fol. Mit 2 schwarzgrundigen Holzschn.-Initialen. 96 nn. Bll. (das erste u. letzte Bl. recto bzw. verso leer). - Angeb. - Aegidius Romanus (Egidio Colonna). Castigatoriu[m] Egidii de Roma in corruptoriu[m] librorum sancti Thome de Aquino a quoda[m] emulo depravatorum. (Straßburg, Martin Flach jun., 6. Januar 1501). Fol. Durchg. mit zahlr. eingemalten roten Initialen u. rot rubriziert. 88 nn. Bll. (das vierte Bl. weiß), Holzdeckelbd. d. Zt. a. 3 Bünden m. blindgepr. Ldr.-Rückenbezug. Ad 1) Ohne den ersten Teil, Elysius De philosophia naturali. - Der um 1295 in Neapel geborene Franziskaner studierte in Neapel und Paris, wo er später auch Theologie lehrte. Der Provinzialminister der Terra Labora und mehrerer diplomatischer Missionen für das Königreich Neapel wurde am 21. August 1327 von Johannes XXII. zum Bischof von Castellamare di Stabia und am 20. September 1331 zum Erzbischof von Amalfi ernannt. Caracciolus starb 1351. - Bei vorliegender Schrift handelt es sich um die einzige Ausgabe des einzigen gedruckten Werkes des Franziskaners im 15. Jahrhundert. Der Sentenzenkommentar wurde zusammen mit Johannes Baptista Elysius De philosophia naturali gedruckt, welches Werk hier jedoch fehlt. - Ad 2) Die Schriften des Augustiner-Eremiten und bedeutenden Schülers des Thomas von Aquin Aegidius Romanus (um 1243-1316) umfassen einen großen Themenkreis und reichen von der scholastischen Philosophie bis zur Theologie. - Einband stärker berieben u. bestoßen sowie mit Wurmspuren (dadurch die Ränder der Holzdeckel sowie die Kapitale tlw. m. Fehlstellen. Vorderdeckel m. Bibl.-Nummernschildchen. Schließen fehlen. Innendeckel gestempelt. Unterschiedlich gebräunt, fleckig, wasserrandig sowie mit Wurmspuren. Ecken tlw. etw. bestoßen. Tlw. m. zeitgen. Marginalien bzw. Anstreichungen. - Ad 1) GW 09291 HR 6586 Fava 185 IGI 3672 Oates 2531 ISTC ie00039500. - Ad 2) VD16, A 317 Proctor 10136 Adams A 196 BM STC, German Books 218.

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         (Parte I:) PRUDENTIUS, PROSPER AQUITANICUS, JOANNES DAMASCENUS, COSMA HIEROSOLOMYTANUS, THEOPANES. (In fine al Prudentius, foglio yy10 recto, il colophon:) Venetiis, apud Aldum mense Ianuario M.D.I. (Venezia, Aldo Manuzio, gennaio 1501)

      in-4, ff. (234), segnatura *8, ff-gg8, hh10, ii-xx8, yy10; hh-ii8, kk6 (ultimo bianco); 1i-3i 8, 4i 6; a10, b8, c10, d6) in bel caratt. romano (salvo i ff.171-200 in greco). Preziosa legatura veneziana della prima metà del XVI sec. in vitello biondo con bordura formata da tre ordini di filetti a secco e in oro ai piatti, dorso a nervi con fregi oro, tagli dorati (impercettibili abili restauri agli angoli, alle cerniere ed alle cuffie). Titolo generale al recto del foglio 1, al verso lettera dedicatoria di Aldo a Daniele Clario di Parma, professore di lettere a Ragusa, al quale è pure indirizzato lo scritto che segue "De metris quibus hoc in libro Prudentius usus est"; al recto del f. 4 inizia la Vita di Prudenzio scritta dallo stesso Aldo ed al verso dell'ultimo f. prelim. si trova il registro delle segnature "Regimen librorum Prudentii". Trattasi del primo volume, a sé stante, degli antichi poeti cristiani edito da Aldo Manuzio (gli altri due saranno pubblicati da Aldo rispettivamente nel giugno 1502 e giugno 1504) e costituisce la "editio princeps" di tutte le opere ivi contenute: la "Opera" di Prudenzio, che abbraccia i primi 148 fogli, gli "Epigrammata"di Prospero di Aquitania (ff. 149-170, segn. hh-ii8kk6), gli "Hymni et cantica" in greco (ff. 171-200) ed in latino di Giovanni Damasceno e Cosma di Gerusalemme (la parte greca era stata concepita da Aldo per essere interfoliata al testo corrispondente latino o per stare a sé, e manca in molti esemplari); in fine vi è il breve scritto di Teofane sull'Annunciazione. Opera di grande importanza per l'inusualità dei testi ed estremamente rara. Magnifico esempl., assai fresco e con ampi margini bianchi, elegantemente "réglé" con filetto di riquadro in inchiostro rosso, con antico ex-libris ms. sul f. bianco che precede il tit. ed altro di "Josy Mazodier" applicato al contropiatto (antica scritta a penna "Venetiis MDI" nel margine bianco infer. del tit., lievissimo alone d'umido su parte dei primi ed ultimi fogli).

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         Provinciale [Prouinciale] Seu Constitutiones Anglie cum Summariis...

      1501. A Principal English Treatise on Canon Law [Lyndwood, William (c.1375-1446)]. [Badius, Josse (1462-1535), Editor]. Provinciale seu Constitutiones Anglie cum Summariis Atq[ue] Iustis Annotationibus: Honestis Characteribus: Summaq[ue] Accuratione Rursum Impresse. [Paris: Printed by Andreas Bocard at the University of Paris, May 28, 1501]. Collation: a8 b6, c-g8 h6 i-q8 r6 s-z8 [et]8 [con]6 A-B6 C8(-C8). cxcii, [19] ff. Complete. Main text surrounded by two-column linear gloss. Folio (13-1/2" x 9-1/2"). Contemporary paneled calf, corner fleurons and large arabesques to boards, recently rebacked, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers added, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge. A few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to their extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked, later bookseller ticket, owner bookplate (of Walter Wigglesworth, dated 1934) and two 1930s-era auction or bookseller descriptions affixed to front pastedown. Text printed in red and black gothic type, woodcut decorated initials. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining in places, minor edgewear to leaves at beginning and end of text, some with repairs, inkstains and spark burns to a few leaves. Contemporary annotations to endleaves and portions of text, some with minor loss due to trimming. A nice post-incunable copy of an important title. $5,000. * First post-1500 edition. Main text followed by nineteen-page, two-part index (Tabula). Compiled around 1433 and first published around 1483-1485, Provinciale is the main authority for early English canon law. Divided into five books, it is a digest of the synodal constitutions of the province of Canterbury, from the period of Archbishop Stephen Langton [c.1155-1228] to that of Archbishop Henry Chichele [1414-1443], with Lyndwood's gloss. It is considered the law of the Church of England by some authorities. This copy was printed in Paris for the English market. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books T403. English Short-Title Catalogue S103845.

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         De expetendis, et fugiendis rebus opus, in quo haec continentur De arithmetica libri iii ubi quaedam a Boetio praetermissa tractantur: De musica libri v sed primo de inventione & commoditate eius; De geometria libri vi in quibus elementorum Euclidis difficultates omnes fere exponuntur, ubi etiam de mechanicis spiritalibus, catoptrics, ac opticis, deque quadrato circuli habetur tractus; De tota astrologia libri iiii in qua fabrica, ususque astrolabi exaaratur, & quae signorum in exhibendis medicaminibus sit habenda observatio; De physiologia libri iiii ...; De medicina libri vii ... ubi de simplicium natura per ordinem litterarum; Problematum liber unus; De grammatica libri iiii; De dialectica libri iii; De poetica liber unus; De rhethorica libri ii; De morali philosophia liber unus; De oeconomia, sive administratione domus libri iii ... in quibus de architectura , reque rustica suus est locus; Politicon unicum volumen ...; De corporis commodis, & incommodis libri iii ...; De rebus externis liber unus, ac ultimus.

      [Colophon:] Venice: Aldus Manutius for Giovanni Pietro Valla, December 1501. First and only edition of the first great humanistic Renaissance encyclopaedia, an extraordinarily rich collection of translations from classical authors, and "une des plus belles productions des presses Aldines" (Graesse). It contains the first printings of any of the works of Archimedes, Apollonius, Autolycus, Eutocius, and Hero of Alexandria, Valla's own commentaries on Euclid (the first to be printed based on the Greek text), and the first printing of Ptolemy's star catalogue (the Almagest was not printed until 1515). "For the next forty years at least, De Rebus Expetendis remained almost the only printed source of reference for the works of Apollonius, Archimedes, the Eutocius commentaries, and Hero. It was used extensively by Leonardo [da Vinci] and Copernicus" (Rose 1975, p. 48). Leonardo owned a copy of De Expetendis, translated sections from it into Italian, and used it in his work on geometric proportions. De Expetendis is now recognized "as one of the most important direct sources of Leonardo's mathematical knowledge" (Kelley & Popkin, p. 45, n. 55). Copernicus, who studied the book in Padua, learned from it of the heliocentric ideas of Aristarchus; he also "made heavy use of the mathematical excerpts translated by Valla from such Greek authors as Archimedes, Autolycus and Ptolemy. Moreover, Copernicus used a star-catalogue printed by Valla which differs significantly from that of Ptolemy" (Rose 1975, pp. 123-4). De Expetendis was also an important source for Johannes Werner's work on conics (1522), and for Francesco Maurolico's editions of Apollonius, Archimedes, Autolycus, and Hero (composed in the 1530s though published later). Provenance: Livio Ambrogio (bookplate); other bookplates removed. Previously sold (this copy): Christie's London, 3 May 1995, lot 33, £10,125 ($16,072); Christie's Rome, 16 June 1999, lot 14, Lit 91,700,000 ($49,709). De Expetendis et Fugiendis Rebus ['Things to be sought and things to be shunned'] contains 49 books and 2119 chapters. Book I is introductory, on knowledge, philosophy and mathematics; Books II-IV deal with arithmetic and V-IX with music. Books X-XV are devoted to geometry and mechanics, including Valla's commentaries on Euclid and extracts from Archimedes, Apollonius and Eutocius. Book XV is in three long chapters: De Spiritalibus (pneumatics and hydraulics), which includes extracts from Hero's Pneumatica; and De Catoptricis and De Optice, from which Maurolico derived his treatment of the law of reflection in Photismi de lumine et umbra (1611). Books XVI-XXIII treat astrology and astronomy: Book XVI contains Valla's partial translations of the De Sphaera quae Movetur by Autolycus of Pitane (the first printed edition of this work, upon which Maurolico based his edition of 1558) and of Proclus' Sphaera, while his Latin version of Ptolemy's star catalogue is found in Book XVII; this section also contains Valla's own Fabrica Ususque Astrolabii Exaratur, and his translation of another Byzantine text on the astrolabe by Johannes Philoponus; Book XVIII includes Valla's translation of Proclus' Hypotyposis (the first printed edition), an introduction to the astronomical theories of Hipparchus and Ptolemy in which he described the mathematical theory of the planets based on epicycles and eccentrics; Book XX is devoted to the elements and principles of the universe; Book XXI deals with the stars, including Valla's account of Aristarchus' heliocentric cosmology (see below); Book XXII deals with the ideas of time, place, movement, infinity and the properties of the sky and meteorological phenomena; Book XXIII deals with the coelus superlunaris, with stars, planets and time. Books XXIV-XXX are devoted to medicine. Books XXXI-XXIV are on grammar; XXXV-XXXVII, dialectics; XXXVIII, poetry; XXXIX, XL, rhetoric; XLI, moral philosophy; XLII-XLIV, economics; XLV, politics; XLVI-XLVIII, De Corporis Commodis et Incommodis, on the good and evil of the body (and soul); XLIX, De Rebus Externis, as glory, grandeur, etc. The text of De Expetendis derives largely from the spectacular collection of Greek manuscripts owned by Valla himself. "Among the extant mathematical manuscripts that he seems to have owned are Greek texts of the Aristotelian Mechanica, Euclid, Apollonius, Ptolemy and Proclus. After Valla's death his manuscripts were incorporated into the Carpi family library, whence they passed in great part to the Biblioteca Estense, where many of them are still to be found. One of the most interesting of Valla's Greek manuscripts, however, has been lost since the mid-sixteenth century. This is the famous Codex A of Archimedes, which had attracted a great deal of humanist interest during the 1490s" (Rose 1976, p. 300). The extracts from Archimedes, taken from Codex A, are found in two books in the section De Geometria. In Book XI, Chapter 8, Valla gives a general exposition of quadratures. "Valla mentions with high praise the role of Archimedes in quadrature solutions. He points out that Archimedes 'by means of spirals and curved lines has demonstrated that the ratio of the circle to the square of its diameter ... is as 11 to 14 and that the ratio of the [circumference] to the diameter is less than 31/2 and greater than 310/71,' thus giving the conclusions of Propositions 2 and 3 of On the measurement of the circle ... Valla then reports the substance of Eutocius' remarks on other efforts to find the ratio of the circumference to the diameter at the end of the latter's Commentary on the measurement of the circle ... Valla's own account of quadrature terminates this chapter" (Clagett III, 464-5). This exposition forms an introduction to Book XIII, Chapter 2, which contains translations of extracts from the following works: Archimedes, On the sphere and the cylinder; Eutocius, Commentary on the sphere and the cylinder; Eutocius, Commentary on the equilibrium of planes. "These three sets of translations constitute the first fragments of the Archimedean corpus to appear in print in any language" (ibid., 463). The first printed edition of the complete works of Archimedes did not appear until 1544. In Book XIII, Chapter 3, Valla gives twelve passages from Books I-IV of Apollonius' Conics, together with the commentaries of Eutocius. Other short passages regarding conics are found in Book X, Chapter 59, where Valla mentions the asymptotic relationship of the hyperbola and its asymptote as well as that of the conchoid and its asymptote. These extracts were the main source for Leonardo's studies on conic sections, documented in the Codex Arundel; Leonardo's interest in this sector of geometry stemmed from his research on parabolic burning mirrors. They were also of considerable interest to the great Nuremberg astronomer Johannes Werner, whose contribution to conics appeared in his Libellus super vigintiduobus elementis conicis (1522), "a work that depends primarily on the medieval traditions of conic sections and on the various passages on conics that were transmitted in Giorgio Valla's De Expetendis" (Clagett, IV, 246). The complete text of Books I-IV of the Conics (still the only books for which the original Greek text is extant) was first published in 1537. The most important sections in Valla's encyclopaedia dealing with mechanics are the extracts from Hero of Alexandria on air and the vacuum. Boas suggests that the interest in pneumatics that arose suddenly in the late sixteenth century, and led in the next century to the work of Torricelli and Boyle, was partly due to the sixteenth-century translation, into Latin and the vernacular, of Hero's Pneumatica. "The first printed edition of any part of Hero's work is generally conceded to be the Latin paraphrase of the early pages of the Pneumatica contained in the De Expetendis et Fugiendis Rebus of the humanist Giorgio Valla ... The Pneumatica is of interest in the history of scientific theory no less than in the history of technology, since its preface contains a discussion of air and the vacuum which is of great interest ... The chapter De Spiritalibus (Chapter 1 of Book XV, De Geometria) is a résumé, in some eight folio pages, of parts of Hero's preface and the theory of siphons ... It may have been through Valla's summary that Hero became known to Leonardo da Vinci, who cites Hero several times, and was apparently influenced by his mechanical devices" (Boas, pp. 39-41). The work Ex Heronis et Aliorum Spiritalibus, composed by Maurolico in 1534 (but not published), has been shown by Laird to be based on Valla's translation of the Pneumatica. The first printed edition of the complete text of the Pneumatica, the Latin translation from the Greek by mathematician and humanist Federico Commandino, did not appear until 1575. Another, and perhaps more significant, influence of De Expetendis on Leonardo was in the subject of geometric proportion. Among the extracts from Eutocius' Commentary on the sphere and the cylinder in Book XIII, Chapter 2 (see above), Valla included Eutocius' complete account of the various methods (twelve in all) of finding two mean proportionals between two given lines, and added an additional treatment of the problem found in Philoponus' Commentary on the Posterior Analytics of Aristotle. "Among the types of mathematical proportion which he [i.e., Leonardo] studied so assiduously between 1500 and 1506, the geometric variety exercised the most enduring fascination for him. Whatever his delight in the magic of number ('discontinuous quantity'), he responded far more intuitively to the arithmetically inexpressible relationships between geometric forms ('continuous quantity'). It was in this respect that Valla's De Expetendis (1501) was so important for him. Valla's compendium, drawn from a wide range of sources, including Euclid, Theon of Alexandria (?), Eutocius, Simplicius, and Philoponus, inspired his first sustained investigations into three of the closely related geometrical topics which were to occupy so much of his subsequent time, namely mean proportionals, lunulae and transformation. The clearest instance of his debt to De Expetendis was his translation of a section on mean proportionals which Valla had drawn with occasional errors from the ancient commentator Philoponus. The technique of mean proportionals involved the finding of the length of lines x and y in relation to two given lines a and b such that a:x x:y y:b. It possessed an obvious appeal for someone as proportionally minded as Leonardo. He was also fascinated by Valla's exposition of the so-called 'lunula of Hippocrates', a construction which enables the geometer to create surprising equalities of area between curvilinear segments and rectilinear forms ... The third of the major topics inspired by his reading of Valla was transformation, 'that is to say of one body into another without subtraction or addition of material,' a procedure which made extensive use of the two preceding techniques ... by 12 July 1505 he felt confident enough to begin his own book entitled 'On transformation'" (Kemp). Copernicus studied De Expetendis during the years 1501-3 that he spent in Padua, and it was from this work that he learned of the heliocentric ideas of Aristarchus of Samos. "Describing in the dedication to De Revolutionibus the origin of his idea, Copernicus recalls that he was dissatisfied by the uncertainty of extant mathematical models of the universe and began to search books for alternative opinions of the cosmos. 'And I discovered in Cicero first that Nicetas [Hicetas] felt that the earth moved. Afterwards, I found in Plutarch that some others held the same opinion' ... The most likely source of Copernicus' information on Hicetas was probably the 1498 Milanese edition of the Quaestiones Academicae, although this is far from certain. On the other hand, the information on the Pythagoreans seems to come from Valla's De Expetendis, which included the first complete printed translation of the Placita Philosophorum of ps.-Plutarch. In Placita, III, 13, Philolaus, Heraclides and Ecphantos are all cited as supporting the motion of the earth, a passage reproduced in Latin by Valla, De Expetendis, sig. kk. 7 verso ... Although Aristarchus' view that the earth moved is mentioned in the manuscript of De Revolutionibus, Copernicus decided to delete the passage from the final version. This may have been due to Copernicus' desire to remove material from Book I which had been duplicated in substance by the dedication, or perhaps to a fear that Aristarchus, denounced for impiety by the Stoic Cleanthes, might have been a dangerous precursor to have admitted. Plutarch's report of the attack by Cleanthes is not included in De Expetendis but Valla does cite the heliocentric opinions attributed to Aristarchus in Placita, II, 24" (Rose 1975, pp. 124-5). Valla also included an account, one of the first to be printed, of an alternative cosmology, later associated with Tycho Brahe. In this geo-heliocentric model, Mercury and Venus orbit around the sun, while at the same time the sun, together with Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, orbit the earth. Valla's discussion of this model, taken from Proclus' Hypotyposis, is in Book XVIII, Chapter 1, De Motu Planetarum. "[Valla's] account first mentioned "some" of the five planets, and subsequently identified these as "Saturn, Jupiter and Mars". Continuing, he wrote: "The others, however, are moved about the sun. In one fashion, Mercury and Venus encircle the sun, in another way, they are encircled by the sun." Here we find a complete description of the movements of the inferior planets under the geo-heliocentric system" (McColley, p. 314). One of the largest sections of the work (Books 24-30) is that devoted to medicine. "Medicine is one of Valla's main interests, and represents one of the largest sections of the encyclopaedia. That does not surprise us when we consider that Valla was a physician, translated Galen's medical works, and was the first editor of Aetius of Amida's oeuvre. His skilled medical culture, as well as his deep knowledge of Greek medicine, is perfectly reflected by the encyclopaedia: among his sources we find Galen's works (which can be identified as the principal reference text), Hippocrates, Paul of Egina, and Aetius of Amida. What, however, surprises the modern reader of Valla's encyclopaedia, is the fact that the medical section closes with a collection of 150 quaestiones. The aim of this section, the author affirms in the small Prologue opening the book, is to integrate the discussion of medicine by taking up some ambiguitates naturales which had not been explained in the previous books. The collection is divided into two parts, and it is not strictly medical: the first part, in fact, deals with organic and non-organic nature (e.g. the sea, the rain, some plants and animals), the second with the human being a capite ad calcem, focusing on medicine, physiology, and anatomy (where the human body is compared to that of animals) ... While Valla's encyclopaedia remained an isolated literary product, and was never printed after 1501, Book XXX enjoyed a certain success: it was published as an independent text, such as in the edition Strasbourg, 1529, where it bears the title De Physicis Quaestionibus" (Goyens & De Leemans, pp. 133-4). Giorgio Valla of Piacenza (1447-1500) studied with Constantine Lascaris at Milan (Antonio Maurolico, father of Francesco, was a fellow student) and in the early 1460s went on to pursue medicine and mathematics at Pavia under Giovanni Marliani. In the following years Giorgio himself became a notable teacher of humanities at Pavia, Milan and Genoa before finding his final niche at Venice in 1485 as public professor of Latin. As his correspondence shows, Valla was acquainted with many leading humanists, including Ermolao Barbaro (who had been instrumental in Valla's coming to Venice), Jacopo Antiquari, Poliziano, Francesco Filelfo, Giovanni Pico, Marsilio Ficino, Pietro Barozzi, Niccolo Leoniceno and Aldo Manuzio. Surprisingly, however, his role in the formation of the Venetian cultura filosofica of the sixteenth century has been little studied. Valla's De Expetendis is an important source for the state of humanist studies around 1500. Of medieval translators Valla seems to have had a poor opinion, to judge by the critical remarks with which he prefaced his 1496 translation of the Magna Moralia of Aristotle. In content, therefore, Valla's De Expetendis marks a departure from medieval encyclopaedias. The same may be said of the form of Valla's work: it is possible to interpret the encyclopaedia as a fusion of mathematics, medicine and natural philosophy with the studia humanitatis. In this scheme mathematics holds pride of place. Valla's preoccupation with mathematics is attested by the public lectures on humanities that he was giving at Venice in the 1490s. In 1492 Valla apparently gave courses of lectures on Euclid and Vitruvius, as well as on such properly humanistic topics as Plautus and Cicero's De Oratore. Valla died on 28 January 1500, but his brand of mathematical Platonism found an enthusiastic continuator in his student, the Venetian Bartolomeo Zamberti, who in 1505 published the first complete Latin edition of Euclid based on the Greek text. Adams V147; Aldo Manuzio Tipographo, Ex. Bibliotheca Medicea Laurenziana, 1994, 50; Bibliotheca Mechanica 333-4; Biographie Universelle 47, 353-4; BMSTC I 709; Catalogue of the Most Important Publications of the Aldine Press, 1494-1595 (Quaritch, 1929), 18; Isaac 12771; Laurenziana 50; Renouard Alde, 30:8; Sansoviniana 50. M. Boas, 'Hero's Pneumatica: A Study of its Transmission and Influence,' Isis 40 (1949), 38-48; M. Clagett, Archimedes in the Middle Ages, 5 vols. (1964-84); M. Goyens & P De Leemans (eds.), Aristotle's Problemata in Different Times and Tongues (2007); D. R. Kelley & R. H. Popkin (eds.), The Shapes of Knowledge from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (1991); M. Kemp, Leonardo da Vinci: The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man (2006); R. W. Laird, 'The Sources of Francesco Maurolico's 'Ex Heronis et aliorum spiritalibus", Bollettino di Storia delle scienze matematiche, 30 (2010), 3-33; G. McColley, 'George Valla: an unnoted advocate of the geo-heliocentric theory,' Isis 33 (1941), 312-4; P. L. Rose, 'Humanist Culture and Renaissance Mathematics: The Italian Libraries of the Quattrocento,' Studies in the Renaissance 20 (1973), 46-105; ibid., The Italian Renaissance of Mathematics (1975). The most detailed modern analysis of De Expetendis is by R. Tucci, Giorgio Valla e i libri matematici del De expetendis et fugiendis rebus: contenuto, fonti, fortuna (2008). For details on Valla's life and his library, see J.L. Heiberg, Beiträge zur Geschichte Georg Valla's und seiner Bibliothek (1896), 385. For information on the medical sections of Valla's encyclopaedia, see Collector's Knowledge: What is Kept, What is Discarded, A.-S. Goeing et al (eds.) (2013), 115-25. For the influence of Valla on Maurolico, see Clagett III, Part 3, Chapter 5. Two volumes, folio in eights (415 x 270mm), ff. [314], [336], numerous woodcut and typographical diagrams. Eighteenth-century English tree calf, gilt and tooled flat spines with rococo ornaments and a helmeted figure, morocco lettering-pieces, yellow edges, blue endpapers. A very fine and well preserved copy.

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         Passio d[omi]ni nostri Jesu Christi predicata sive co[m]pilata modu[m] quadragesimalis.

      Balthasar Schleifer 7 April 1501 - FIRST EDITION, with a fine full-page woodcut on the verso of the title, variable browning, small patch of worming in the first leaf, encroaching just a little on the woodcut, tear in lower margin of B1 not affecting text, minor damp-staining ff. [100, including final blank], 4to, contemporary blind panelled calf over wooden boards, with 'Passio' in blind in the top compartment on the upper cover,3 lozenge shaped stamp of the crowned Imperial eagle at the centre of the upper cover, in the corresponding panel on the lower cover a blind tooled saltire with a rosette in each of the quarters, old (possibly even contemporary) reback, brass catches and clasps (1 of 2 catches only), lower fore-corners a bit worn, ownership inscription of the Conventual Franciscan Friars of Bolzano. The fine woodcut is from the atelier of Michael Wolgemut. A 'post-incunable', but only just. (Adams L272; VD16 R 844)

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         MANUSCRITO ILUMINADO ? SÉC. XVI - CARTA EXECUTÓRIA DE PREITO,

      - HOMENAGEM E TRIBUTO DOS ALCAIDES E APODERADOS DE CASTELLAR AO CONDE DE FERIA E SENHOR DE VILLALBA. 1501. In fólio (de 23x17 cm) com 12 fólios em pergaminho. Brochado da época dentro de fólio de pergaminho. Documento magnificamente redigido pelo tabelião da corte de Espanha a uma só mão firme e legível. Ilustrado com capitulares iluminadas as quais fornecem a seguinte estrutura ao texto: Fólio: 2: E n la villa Fólio 2 verso: C onosada cosa sea a todos Fólio 4: E n la balconera Fólio 5 verso: A lonso esteban de sepulveda Fólio 6: E n el castellar de muy magnifico señor mi señor el conde de feria Fólio 6 verso: C onosada cosa sea a todos Fólio 8 verso: S epan quantos Fólio 10: A nsi sacados Relativamente ao conteúdo do texto o manuscrito apresenta-se desta forma: Fólio 1: anverso em branco Fólio 1 verso: com capitular E iluminada de página inteira e texto datado da vila de Zafra, de 1501. Fólio 2: continuação do texto anterior. Fólio 3: traslado de outro texto outorgado na Vila de Castellar em 1470 Fólio 4: traslado de outro texto datado do lugar de la Balconera de 1473. Fólio 5 verso: traslado da carta dirigida ao alcaide da Fortaleza de Castellar, datada de 1484. Fólio 6, 7 e 8 traslado da carta acusando a entrega e a recepção do castelo e da fortaleza de Castellar em 1480. Folio 8 verso e seguintes; contém o assento público do preito, homenagem e tributo lavrado no lugar de la Balconera em 1487. Folios 11 e 12 contêm o fecho, as assinaturas e os reconhecimentos dos traslados anteriores realizados em 1501. Texto actualizado no fólio 1: « En la villa de Zafra [grafado: Cafra] del muy magnifico y muy virtuoso señor dõ Gomez Suarez de Figuerõ Conde de Feria [grafado: Heria] nuestro señor veynte dias del mes de Mayo año del nascimiento de nuestro señor JHS X de mill e quinientos e un años ante juã de villalobos e alonso barna alcaldes ordinarios. [.]» Nomes citados Garcia de Leon e Juan Sanches Castellano - moços publicos [escrivães]. Alonso de Sepulveda e Antonio de Sepulveda - Hijos del comendador Rodrigo Alonso de Sepulveda cavallero de la Ordem de Santiago; e nietos del alcaide Alonso Estevan de Sepulveda. Os anteriores pediram aos escrivães traslados «ponto a ponto e verbo a verbo». No fólio 3 encontra-se o traslado do documento mais antigo (de 1470): «como yo alfonso estevan de sepulveda [.] fare, y guardare, y complire todas las cosas y cada una dellas que bueno y fiel y leal alcaide es tenudo y obligado de fazer por su señor [.] » Segue-se o documento de preito e homenagem datado de La Balconera em 1474: «Estevan de Sepulveda alcayde de la fortaleza del castellar del dicho señor conde [.] e luego los dichos alcaldes, mayordomo, paitador, y buenos omes todos en una concordia dicieron que por quanto ellos conoscia que la dicha vizindad del dicho alcayde le era puechosa y honrosa y sabiá bien que do viese su provecho lo allegaria [.]» Este anterior documento (datado de La Balconera em 1474) contém uma extensa enumeração das testemunhas e moradores: os alcaides Gonçales Lazaro e Diego Lopez; e os vizinhos Hernandez el Viejo e Hernadez su Hijo; Diego Alonso; Lope Vasques; Juan Bernardes de Montemolin; G. Hernandez Asensio; G. Monoz Bortifrancs; A. Monoz su hermano; Juan Bernardes del Campanario; Lazaro Martin el Mocoz; Lopez fijo de Ruy Lopez; Martin y Diego Sanchez el moço: Hernan Garcia Guerrero y Francisco Hernandez su yerno [.] » Em colofon encontra-se o seguinte texto: « mandaron a nos dichos escrivanos signasemos y firmasemos de nuestros nombres este dicho traslado y lo diesemos a los sobredichos alonso de sepulveda para que les valiesen y fizieren se como las dichas escripturas originales que aqui van incorporadas y segud que pedido lo avia testugos que fueron presentes y vieron leer y cotejar este dicho traslado con las dichas escripturas originales » Enquadramento histórico deste documento: O Condado de Feria é um dos mais importantes títulos nobiliárquicos de Espanha que remonta a origens medievais durante a reconquist

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         Yantie Lun

      Diesem Faksimile-Nachdruck liegt eine Textauswahl aus dem 1501 veröffentlichten Druck des Yantie Lun (Nationalbibliothek Beijing, Hongzhi 14) zugrunde. Das Exemplar hat die Nummer 162 von 200 Exemplaren. Band 2: Kommentarband zum Faksimile. Beide Bände ungelesen, wie neu, aus Privat-Bibliothek (Nichtraucher-Haushalt)

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         DE HISTORIA STIR-PIVM COMMENTARII INSIGNES, MAXIMIS IMPENSIS ET VIRGILIIS ELA BORATI, ADIECTIS EARVNDEM VIVIS PLVSQVAM quingentis imaginibus, nunquam antea ad naturae imitationem artificiosius effi-ctis & expressis, Leonharto Fuchsio medica hac nostra aetate longè clarissimo, autore. Regiones peregrinas plericp, alij alias ... accessit ijs succincta admodum uocum difficilium & obscurarum passim in hoc opere occurrentium explicatio, Vnà cum quadruplici Indice, quorum primus quidem stirpium nomenclaturas graecas, alter latinas, tertiuss officinis seplasiariorum & herbarijs usitatas, quartus germanicas continebit.

      Fol. 8 n.n. Bll., 896 S. OPgm. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden. Vgl. VD 16 F 3242. S.441f. nach einem Scan in nahezu einer Qualität eines Faksimiles beigefügt. Die Holzschnitte sind tlw. altkoloriert, abhängig vom Grünpigment tlw. gebräunt. - Exlibris a. V. (2), Gbrsp., fachmännisch restauriert, R. m. Pergmant unterlegt: hds. Titel a. R., S. 415-6 m. Japanpapier stabilisiert u. hinterlegt, tlw. durchschlagende Kolorierung. - Fuchs, (1501 - 1566), sowie Otto Brunfels und Hieronymus Bock gehören zu den ersten der sogenannten Deutschen Väter der Pflanzenkunde. Er studierte nach dem Besuch der Schule bzw. der Artistenfakultät in Heilbronn und Erfurt seit 1519 an der Univ. Ingolstadt. 1524 zum Dr. med. promoviert, war er anschließend -- wahrscheinlich als praktischer Arzt -- in München tätig, um dann 1526 eine Professur für Medizin in Ingolstadt zu übernehmen. Als Lutheraner an dieser rein kath. Hochschule indes manchen Widrigkeiten ausgesetzt, trat er zwei Jahre später die Stelle eines Leibarztes bei dem Markgrafen Georg von Brandenburg in Ansbach an, zumal dort eine protestantische Univ. errichtet werden sollte da sich dieses Vorhaben jedoch zerschlug, kehrte er 1532 nach Ingolstadt zurück. Aus konfessionellen Gründen alsbald genötigt, wiederum in Ansbach Zuflucht zu suchen, folgte er 1535 einem Ruf an die Univ. Tübingen, wo er trotz anderweitiger ehrenvoller Angebote bis zu seinem Lebensende als angesehener und einflußreicher Prof. der Medizin wirkte. Fuchs, der zu den bedeutendsten deutschen Humanistenärzten zählt und sich auch als Hochschullehrer um eine zeitgemäße Reform der Heilkunde verdient gemacht hat, hinterließ ein umfängliches fachliterarisches Werk, das freilich zum allergrößten Teil relativ bald in Vergessenheit geriet und im Rückblick nur begrenzt Anspruch auf Originalität erheben kann. So trat er zum einen als Herausgeber, Übersetzer und Kommentator namentlich des Hippokrates und des Galen, zum anderen als Verfasser zahlreicher Schriften (insbesondere verschiedener medizinischer Lehrbücher) hervor, die ihn nicht zuletzt als unerbittlichen Gegner des Arabismus und als äußerst streitbaren Autor ausweisen, der sein -- allein am Vorbild der alten Griechen orientiertes -- Ideal einer in ihrer ursprünglich-reinen Form restituierten Medizin ebenso polemisch wie dogmatisch verteidigte. Am bekanntesten geworden ist F. schließlich durch sein vor allem in verkleinerten Bilderausgaben weit verbreitetes, auch mehrfach übersetztes und besonders in Frankreich häufig publiziertes Kräuterbuch: die 1542 zu Basel erschienenen De historia stirpium commentarii insignes, denen ebendort 1543 eine deutsche Fassung unter dem Titel New Kreüterbuch folgte ein zweiter und ein dritter Teil -- als Manuskript der geplanten dreibändigen Ausgabe heute in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek in Wien aufbewahrt -- blieben hingegen ungedruckt. Der epochemachende Rang dieses Werkes ist allerdings in erster Linie den künstlerisch vollendeten Abbildungen zu verdanken, die unter seiner Anleitung durch Heinrich Füllmaurer und Albrecht Meyer sowie den Formschneider Veit Rudolf Speckle angefertigt wurden und die in jeweils ganzseitigen Holzschnitten die Pflanzen nicht nur naturgetreu, sondern in ihrer Idealgestalt bzw. gleichsam in ihrer Lebensgeschichte wiedergeben. Obschon sich der gelehrte, systematisch angelegte Text im wesentlichen auf die überlieferten, wiewohl durch eigene Beobachtungen angereicherten Angaben der antiken Autoren stützt, finden sich unter den rund 500 Pflanzenbeschreibungen und -bildern doch auch solche von mehr als 100 neuen, d.h. in Deutschland erstmals dargestellten Gewächsen: etwa dem als Arzneipflanze später so bedeutsamen Fingerhut (Digitalis) oder dem bis dahin in Europa unbekannten, aus Amerika eingeführten Mais ("Türckisch korn"). Hauptsächlich aufgrund der -- nach vorherrschender Ansicht unübertroffenen, zudem oft kopierten und dementsprechend wirkmächtigen -- Illustrationen markiert Fuchs' Kräuterbuch somit den Höhepunkt in der pflanzenkundlichen Literatur des 16.Jh. und hat seinem Urheber, dessen Name im übrigen die Gattungsbezeichnung Fuchsia bewahrt, bis heute bleibenden Ruhm als Botaniker gesichert. (DBE) - Leonhart Fuchs, sometimes spelled Leonhard Fuchs, was a German physian and one of the three founding fathers of botany, along with Otto Brunfels and Hieronymus Bock, also called Hieronymus Tragus. Like his medieval predecessors and his contemporaries, Fuchs was heavily influenced by the three Greek and Roman writers on medicine and related matters, Dioscorides, Hippocrates and Galen. He wanted to fight the Arab hegemony in medicine, as it had been transmitted by the medical school of Salerno, and to 'return' to the Greek authors. Nevertheless, he saw the importance of practical experience as well and offered botanical field days for the students, where he demonstrated the medicinal plants in situ, and so he founded one of the first German botanical gardens in Tübingen.

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         Opera omnia. (Faksimile-Neudruck der Ausgabe Lyon 1663. Mit einer Einleitung von August Buck). 10 Bände (vollständig).

      Großformatige blaue Leinenbände 1-10 am Rücken etwas sonnenverblichen. Z. T. minimale Lagerungsspuren am Einband, sonst tadellos. Detailbilder auf Anfrage. Cardanos (1501-1576) hervorragende Stellung in der Geschichte der Wissenschaften gründet sich auf die Verbindung seines ungewöhnlichen enzyklopädischen Wissens mit seinem schöpferischen Denken. Seine Ars magna war ein Meilenstein in der Geschichte der Algebra, die Kardanische Regel gehört zum Rüstzeug des Mathematikers. Die Physik verdankt ihm Erfindungen wie die Kardanwelle, die Medizin die erste klinische Beschreibung des typhösen Fiebers. Goethe urteilt: Cardan gehört unter diejenigen Menschen, mit denen die Nachwelt nicht fertig wird.

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         Instituta cum summarijs

      per Paganinum De Paganinis, Venetijs 1501 - Legatura coeva. Piatti in legno ricoperti in pelle con incisioni a secco e fermagli (manca un fermaglio, tracce d usura, restauri e carte di guardia rinnovate). Scritte sulla prima carta, numerose sottolineature e annotazioni marginali. Alcuni aloni e macchie sparse. Forellini di tarlo che toccano solo qualche lettera sulle ultime trenta carte. Nel complesso attraente esemplare nella sua legatura d origine di una edizione molto rara. Non presente in Adams né in Br. Libr. 8vo (cm. 17,5), 152 cc. (i.e. 140). Stampa su due colonne in rosso e nero. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         The Sojourn of the Holy Family in Egypt (Ruhe auf der Flucht nach Ägypten - die heilige Familie im Hof).

      Original woodcut. (Nürnberg/Nuremberg c. 1501-1502). Impression from c. 1600. Signed in plate with monogram. 29,8x21,2 cm. Trimmed to the edges. A well-preserved, clean print. Bartsch 90, Meder 202. Printed with the original woodblock.

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         Épreuves d'imprimerie avec corrections et additions autographes, Jérôme Cardan, Ma Vie, Pages magistrales...

      86 pages in-8 numérotées à la main, dont 4 pages autographes, sous couverture cartonnée autographe. Épreuves de l'autobiographie de Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576) : Jérôme Cardan, Ma Vie, Pages Magistrales suivie de Préceptes pour mes fils, traduite du latin par Paul Le Gendre de l'Académie de Médecine, et Gilbert Lely. Ouvrage en réalité entièrement retravaillé et édité par Lely sur ce mathématicien, médecin, astrologue, physicien, inventeur, philosophe, etc., de la fin de la Renaissance italienne. En page 2, Lely a rédigé la Table autographe du livre ; en page 4, il a également rédigé un Avertissement autographe, qu'il signe de ses initiales : "Ces pages ont été publiées de janvier 1937 a janvier 1938 dans la revue Hippocrate dont j'étais le rédacteur en chef. La traduction de M. Paul Le Gendre, qui m'avait été remise par des héritiers, était très correcte [...] mais à l'état de brouillon". Il l'a retravaillée complètement et en a modifié la forme, mais il précise qu'il n'avait pas, à l'époque de la publication dans Hippocrate, fait figurer sa signature à côté de celle de Le Gendre: "On ne l'y rencontre qu'au bas des fragments de Jérôme Cardan parus dans le numéro des Cahiers G.L.M. consacré au Rêve et publié sous la direction d'André Breton en mars 1938". Les épreuves de sa Notice sur Jérôme Cardan comportent de nombreuses corrections, ajouts autographes et rajouts de paragraphes autographes. Le reste des épreuves comporte également quelques corrections et ajouts autographes, ainsi que des corrections typographiques. Bel ensemble montrant le critique-poète au travail... Photographies supplémentaires disponibles sur demande et envoyées par mail. Poids 200 g. Envoi Colissimo. Frais d'envoi 6,45 euros sur la France, 12,15 UE et Suisse, entre 16,20 et 23,70 euros pour le reste du monde, à spécifier selon zone. Possibilité de remise en mains propres sur Paris, n'hésitez pas à me contacter avant de passer commande.

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         Sancte Roma[n]e eccl[esi]e fidei defe[n]sio[n]is p[ro]pungnaculu[m] [!] Adversus walde[n]sium seu Pickardorum heresim Certas germanie Bohemieq[ue] naciones in odium cleri ac enervacione[m] ecclesiastice potestatis virnlenta [!] co[n]tagio[n]e sparsi[m] inficientis [...]. Olmütz, Conrad Baumgarten, 20. IV. 1501.

      1501. Folio (220 x 315 mm). 128 ff. (a-b8, c-d6, e4, f6, g4, h-p6, q4, r-x6, y4; page count: [t.p.], iii, v, iiii, v-ix, v, xiii, xii, [2 ff.], xiiii, xvi-xliii, xlvii, xlv-cvii, cix-cxxviii), complete thus. With half-page title woodcut, full-page woodcut on verso, large woodcut initial, and printer's device at the end (all with contemporary touches of red ink), as well as numerous fleuronee and lombardic initials in red and green, including five figurated initials. Rubricated throughout. Contemp. blindstamped gothic binding: dark brown calf over wooden boards, remains of engraved brass claps. First edition of this polemic against the Bohemian Brethren, written by the author of the notorious "Malleus Maleficarum": a "Bulwark of Faith of the Holy Roman Church Against the Heresy of the Waldensians and Picards". Extremely rare: the present copy represents the hitherto unknown first impression of the first edition, still bearing a slightly different title; all other known copies printed that same year (three via OCLC, one in the Scientific Library of Olomouc, one in the Bavarian State Library), as well as the 1502 second edition, are entitled "Sancte Romane ecclesie fidei defensionis clippeum adversus waldensium seu pickardorum heresim, certas Germanie Bohemieque nationes in odium cleri ac enervatioe ecclesiatice potestatis virulenta contagione sparsim inficientes" (changing the - misspelled - "bulwark" into a "shield"). Quire signatures and pagination depart from those stated by OCLC in several details. In particular, the head-over-heels "u" in "virulenta" (here printed as "virnlenta"), corrected in other editions, identifies the present variant as the earliest one. - In the year 1500, 15 years after he first published his "Malleus Maleficarum", Institoris had been installed by Pope Alexander VI as inquisitor to Bohemia and Moravia, where he was to take action agains heretics, sorcerers, and witches (cf. Tschacher). In the present work, his last to see publication, "he once more invokes his 'Malleus' and his earlier sermons against witchery and its doubters. The Bohemian Waldenses, he argues, had not only perpetrated numerous heresies, but also questioned the legitimacy of the witch trials. It is telling that Kramer, in his final polemic, would interpret the heresies of the Waldenses and witches as conjoined harbingers of the approaching apocalypse" (ibid.). The inquisitor who prided himself on having sent no less than 200 witches to the stake discusses other heresies as well: fol. 86ff. contains an entire chapter "De origine legis machometice". - One of the most extensive and technically ambitious works to leave the press of the itinerant German printer Konrad Baumgarten, active in Danzig, Olomouc, Breslau, and Frankfurt/Oder between 1498 and 1509. The page count is exceedingly confused, as in all copies. Indeed, only a single leaf in the entire "a" gathering bears a signature: the second, counted as "a iii" in error; thus agreeing with all copies available for comparison. The count of the first four leaves in our copy has therefore been corrected to "a i-iv" in red ink by a contemporary hand. - From the library of the disputatious Bohemian Franciscan friar John Aquensis, who in 1502 was to publish his own polemic against the "Picards", with his marginalia and his autograph ownership on the title page. "Although Johannes Aquensis, Jan Vodnansky in Czech, was one of the most active Catholic writers at the turn of the Middle Ages to the Age of Reformation, he has been largely ignored by scholarship so far. Born in Vodhany (some 30 kilometers to the north-west of Budweis and considered Utraquist) around 1460, he attended the school of St. Henry's in Prague since 1473, later studying Divinity at the University there. After obtaining his Bachelor's degree in 1480, he joined the Observant Franciscans and soon became one of the most vocal antagonists of the Utraquists, Begards, Waldensians, Bohemian Brethren, and other heretics. He disappears after 1534 [...] Most of his works, almost entirely ignored by scholarship but apparently marked by a curious mixture of erudition, bellicose dialectics, vivid imagination, and credulity, are known in manuscripts only; a very few were printed, and some must be presumed lost or awaiting discovery" (cf. Dietrich Kurze, Märkische Waldenser und Böhmische Brüder. Zur brandenburgischen Ketzergeschichte und ihrer Nachwirkung im 15. und 16. Jh., in: H. Beumann [ed.], Festschrift für Walter Schlesinger II [Cologne 1974], p. 456-502, at: 480). Some staining to first and last leaf; occasional insignificant waterstaining, otherwise very clean, showing very little browning. Altogether an excellent copy in its contemporary, original binding. The individual blindstamps could not be traced in the Kyriss or Schunke collections; the clasp hitches are engraved with an invocation of the Virgin ("MARIA AVE"). Text carefully rubricated throughout; the inhabited initials depict dragons and other mythical creatures, as well as the bearded head of an old man. - Of the utmost rarity: this present first edition is not listed in German or international auction records. The last copy of any edition in the trade was that formerly in the Broxbourne collection (1502 second ed.: Sotheby's, 8 May 1978, lot 408, to Breslauer). Not in VD 16 or ISTC. Cf. Panzer VII, 486, 1. Cf. OCLC 22369397. Zibrt III, 5181. Isaac 14475. Werner Tschacher, "Kramer, Heinrich (Henricus Institoris)", in: Lex. zur Geschichte der Hexenverfolgung, ed. G. Gersmann, K. Moeller & J.-M. Schmidt (historicum.net, ).

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         [Le Psaultier nostre dame translaté de latin en françois (title from colophon). Edited by Pierre Le Goulx]

      Paris: Jean Trepperel, 1501. 4to (182 x 117 mm). Collation: a8 b-r6 s8 (lacking a1 and s8). 110 (of 112) leaves, unfoliated. 33 lines, shoulder notes. Type: 7:97G. Woodcut 2-line Lombard initials. Large woodcut of St. Jerome opening text, including a banner containing typographic lettering set in a curve, thirty text illustrations printed from eight woodblocks (or possibly 7 woodblocks and a metalcut) along with a variety of small border cuts, several of the illustrations, including the St. Jerome cut, with partial contemporary wash coloring in mauve, pale olive, green, blue and/or gray. Lacking, apparently since the sixteenth century, the title-leaf and final leaf (either blank or containing a printer's device), a few shoulder notes cropped; tear in k6 affecting 4 letters, some staining and soiling, red color stains to d7v-d8r obscuring part of one word, a few wormholes especially at end, causing loss to a few letters of last 2 leaves, last leaf quite stained and with old repairs. Modern binding of green patterned silk, morocco lettering-piece on spine (chipped), beige patterned silk liners, edges stained red, 2 modern laid paper flyleaves at front and back, with an additional 4 blank leaves of different modern paper preceding text. Provenance: Roland le Roux, contemporary manuscript inscription on a2r (Rolland Le Roux demourant... [illegible]); 2 other early ownership inscriptions at end, the first partly effaced; unidentified 20th-century armorial bookplate with initials G. L.; on the first of the four leaves preceding the text is mounted a cut out transcription of the colophon title from a sale or library catalogue, with pencil inscription noting the missing title; pencil shelf-mark B-493.*** Only known copy of the second edition of this cycle of Marian prayers in French verse, copiously illustrated with woodcuts and metalcuts from Trepperel's stock. The earlier edition, by Antoine Vérard (GW M38866), dated to ca. 1500-1501 on the basis of the device, survives in four copies, all in French libraries. Attributed in the present edition to Saint Jerome, and in later editions to Bonaventura, the text has been little studied. In imitation of the Psalms of David, it contains 150 psalms or laudatory poems to the Virgin. The French decasyllabic verses elaborate on the Latin text which is printed in the shoulder notes. Following Psalm 150, which ends on r2v, is a Litany (r3r-s5r) containing repeated invocations of the Virgin, the Latin side-text opening with "Kyrie Eleison" (spelled Kyrieleyson). The last six pages (s5r-s7v) contain various prayers. The colophon, on s7v, reads "Cy fine [sic] le psaultier nostre dame tra[n]slate de latin en fra[n]coys. Imprime a Paris par Jehan Treperel demourant a la grant rue sainct iaques aupres sai[n]ct yues [Yves] a lenseigne Sainct Laurens. Lan M.v. cens et ung Le dernier iour du moys de Auril." The identity and literary sources of the text have been glossed over by the standard bibliographies, in which it is variously catalogued under the title of the Vérard edition (Psaultier notre dame selon saint jerosme, BnF), the related title Psautier [de] Notre Dame (Lacombe, Macfarlane, Bechtel, Higman), or the Latin title Psalterium Beatae Mariae Virginis (ISTC and CIBN). GW places it under the related but misleading heading Rosarium. Several different late medieval popular texts, in Latin, Italian and German, containing prayers to and encomia of the Virgin, have been lumped under the heading "Psalter of the Virgin" or "Rosarium." The best attempt to unravel them appears in the Verfasserlexikon2, but it is not obvious from which tradition this French version derives. It may be related to one of the Confraternities of the Rosary. A later edition under the same title (Le Psaultier nostre dame), though in only 20 leaves, printed ca. 1511 by the widow of Jean Trepperel and Jean Jehannot, explicitly describes itself as the "livre et ordonnance de la devote confrairie du psaultier de la glorieuse vierge marie" (Higman P-50). Brunet's suggestion of a link to the exegetical texts of the Confraternity's founder, Alanus de Rupe, published in several incunable editions, appears, however, to be incorrect. A few later sixteenth-century editions contained the Latin text only, apart from a short unillustrated edition of 1586 (cf. Lacombe 483). Clearly the text would benefit from further study. Paul Lacombe's conclusion in 1907, that "the name of the poet-translator remains to be determined" (1963 edition, p. 69) is still the case. (Lacombe explained [p. 286] that he included editions of the work in his catalogue of Horae because of the "analogous subject and illustrations, but not because of the contents themselves.") In the Vérard edition (and presumably on the missing title-leaf of this edition as well) six distichs on the verso of the title state that this text was "brought to light" by Pierre le Goux or Le Goulx, of Beaune, but they do not attribute authorship or the translation to Le Goulx, and CIBN cites him as the editor. This Trepperel edition appears to be a page for page reprint of Vérard's edition, whose title, in three lines, reads, Le psaultier nre dame / Selon saint jerome / Translate de latin en francois. Two issues or states of the Vérard title are known, one with a woodcut of Saint Gregory, and one with no woodcut (Lacombe 109 bis and 109 ter); on the verso of both issues or states are 14 lines of text in French and six distichs, as mentioned above. The final leaf of the Vérard edition contains his device on the recto and the verso is blank. The ownership inscriptions on a2r and s7v of this copy imply that the title and last leaf were already missing in the sixteenth century. Some of the woodblocks may have been cut for the edition and others must have come from the Trepperel stock. The St. Jerome cut opening the text on a2r and at least one of the two woodcuts of St. Jerome with the lion (with the Saint facing left in one and right in the other) are very close copies of those in the Vérard edition. The two Jerome cuts are used several times, printed next to cuts of the Virgin in various scenes, always with the St Jerome figure facing the other illustration. Ornamental quarter border cuts are used to vary the designs. A larger cut, of the Virgin and Child enthroned with a kneeling man, appears on its own. I have found no record of this edition, in the incunable catalogues, the online union catalogues, Lacombe, USTC, Bechtel, Renouard/Moreau, Claudin, Brunet, etc. No copies of the other known editions of this fascinating and little studied text appear to be held by US libraries. References: Paul Lacombe, Livres d'Heures imprimés au XVe et au XVIe siècle conservés dans les bibliothèques publiques de Paris.(1963), 109 bis, 109 ter, 109 quater (3 copies of the Vérard edition); Bechtel, Catalogue des Gothiques francais 1476-1560. Seconde édition (2010), P-410 and P-411 (the Vérard and veuve Trepperel editions). On the text see Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters: Verfasserlexikon. Zweite Ausgabe 6:42-50.

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         Prudentii poetae opera. Virtutum cum vitiis pugna, heroico carmine. Hymni diurnarum rerum, ad Gallicantum. Ad matutinum. Ante cibum. Post cibum. Ad lucernae accensionem. Ante somnum [...]

      1501. (In fine: Venetiis, apud Aldum, mense Ianuario, 1501), in-4, leg. in piena pergamena antica, applicati ai contropiatti frammenti d'una Bibbia manoscritta medioevale (capitoli XVII e XVIII della Genesi) con due iniziali filigranate in rosso e blu, cc. [148] (su [234]). Primo volume dei due che componevano la serie "Poetae christianae vateris"; in realtà si tratta della sola prima parte del primo volume (l'ultimo testo presente è: Aurelii Prudentii Clementis viri consul. dittochaeum) che termina col colophon recante i dati di stampa: mancano le successive 86 carte. Il margine esterno bianco di una pagina è completamente occupato da notizie su Prudenzio, accuratamente manoscritte nel Cinquecento. Due piccoli forellini di tarlo al margine bianco superiore di circa la metà delle carte. Renouard p. 24.

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         Antropologium de Hominis dignitate, natura, et proprietatibus; de elementis, partibus et membris humani corporis. De juvamentis, nocumentis, accidentibus, vitiis, remediis, et physionomia ipsorum. De excrementis et exeuntibus. De spiritu humano ejusque natura partibus et operibus. De anima humana et ipsius appendiciis .. (Liptzick, Impressum et finitum per Baccalarium Wolfgangum Monacensem, 1501)

      1501. in - 4, 116 ff. non num. (il f. G4 ed i 4 ff. d'errata non sono presenti), leg. tedesca coeva in p.pelle, ricca decoraz. a secco sui piatti (dorso parzialmente restaurato). Prima edizione di uno dei primissimi libri portanti illustrazioni di anatomia. Magnus Hundt the Elder (1449 - 1519) fu conferenziere all'Università di Leipzig. Le illustrazioni nel suo testo offrono la più completa raffigurazione degli organi umani e delle viscere pubblicate sino ad allora. Le cinque silografie a p. pagina sono: 2 della testa, una dell'intero corpo umano, una della mano che mostra i segni chiromantici, e una degli organi interni del torace e dell'addome; 14 piccole silografie n.t. con raffiguazioni dell'occhio, dello stomaco e degli intestini, del cranio, colonna vertebrale, cuore e della milza. Il testo include pure una sezione sull'astrologia, una sulla fisiognomica e un breve trattato di chiromanzia. Bellissimo esemplare di uno dei libri più rari della storia della medicina, ricco di estese annotazioni manoscritte in rosso pallido di mano di un possessore del tempo (purtroppo il f. G4, che al verso presenta la silografia del corpo umano, è mancante ed è sostituito da un perfetto vecchio facsimile su carta coeva; alcuni quaderni lievemente bruniti). Nessun esemplare in biblioteche italiane.

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         Philostratus De vita Apollonii Tyanei scriptor luculentus a Philippo Beroaldo castigatus.

      1501. (Impressum Bononiae, ab impressore optimo Benedicto Hectoris Bononiensi, 1501), in - folio, leg. ottocentesca in mezza tela, carte 93. Con marca tipografica in fine. Mancano il primo quaderno (A: formato da due carte, front. compreso) e l'ultima carta (K4) che era bianca. Restauro reintegrativo al margine superiore delle prime 27 carte con perdita di testo nelle prime 15. Prima edizione in lingua latina. Angolo inf. esterno di molte carte indebolito.

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         Problemata Aristotelis cum dpulici (sic) translatione antiqua & nova, s. Theodori Gaze: cum expositione Petri Aponi. Tabula secundum magistrum Petrium de Tussignano per alphabetum.

      - Problemata Alexandri Aphrodisei. Problemata Plutarchi, cum gratia. - Venetiis, Per Bonetum Locatellum, 1501, Folio (304 x 210 mm), (22), 296 fl. double colum, gothic letters, woodcut initials, printer device, fine full leather binding. A broad marginated, clean and well preserved copy of this beautifully volume, printed on strong paper. - The greatest scientific name after Hippocrates is that of Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), who gave the medicine the beginnings of botany, zoology, comparative anatomy, embryology, teratology and physiology, and use of formal logic as an instrument of precision. Aristotle, a pupil of Plato, and at one time tutor to Alexander the Great, had a profound influence in determining the direction of medical and biological thought; perhaps no other man has so dominated and advanced science as a whole.The Aristotelian Problemata enjoyed considerable popularity in the Middle Ages, especially its book IV, dealing with sexual intercourse and generation, which adapted in such manner that it became a kind of pornographic publication. - Petrus de Abano (1250-1315?) was one of the most illustrious and influential men of his time and probably the most influential medical writer of the later middle age. A native of Apano near Padua (from which he takes his name), he took his degree in Paris and his cures were so remarkable that he was able to obtain the highest fees of any physicians of his time. He was called the Consiliator because of his remarkable book published during his residence in the Paris University. He was consulted by such man as Pope Honorius IV and was in great demand for lectures, consultation, and teaching. Dante was among his pupils. Abano believed that air has weight, that brain is the source of the nervous system and the heart the source of the blood vessels- novel ideas that were not validated for centuries. He was the first to acquaint the West with the Problemata from Aritotle`s school, to which he wrote the present commentary. For his heretical and outspoken views he was several times accused of heresy. Later he was suspected of magic and persecuted on that account during the Inquisition. Dying before his trial, his body was taken out and burned in the public square. The medical science of the scholastic was a part of the universitas litterarum, the scholastic physicians were philosophers. The methods of thought had been prescribed by Aristotle and the learned man of Arab. - "Petrus spent some time in Constantinople probably before 1293; during his stay found a copy of the Problems of Aristotle.he translated them into Latin for the first time. He began a commentary on these problems while in Paris, and completed it at Padua in 1310.His experience and activity represents a landmark in the history of scientific humanism." -Sarton III, 439 - "Prefatory note by Domenico Massaria. The translatio antiqua of Aristotle is that by Bartholomaeus de Messina, which usually accompanies the commentary by Pietro d'Abano; not the ancient Latin version beginning Omnes hominess.- The Problemata of Alexander of Aphrodisias is in the translation of Giorgio Valla; the Problemata (Quaestiones convivales) of Plutarch in that by Giovanni Petri, edited by Giovanni Calfurnio." -Durling, NLM, no. 286, p. 36; - - Thorndike II, 874-947 + 921; Sarton III/1 pp.439-446; Sigerist, Great doctors, 75-79; Gordon Medial & Renaissance Medicine, pp. 333-337; Brit. Museum Ital. Books (Aristotle), p.55. This edition not in Osler, Wellcome, Cushing, Waller, Adams, etc. RILEY, Aristotle texts and commentaries , in the Univ. of Pennsylvania Library (1961) has only an edition of 1505 (no. 209) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Virginis Marie secundum usum romanum cum pluribus orationibus tam in gallico quam in latino.

      Parigi, Thielman Kerver per Gilet Remacle, 14 Maggio 1501. (Calendario 1497 - 1520).In - 8ø (182x121 mm.); 96 cc., stampato su pergamena con iniziali miniate e incisioni ad ogni pagina; legatura ottocentesca in tutto marocchino blu, con filetti in oro ai piatti, motivi ornamentali al dorso, merletto interno, tagli dorati. Buon esemplare con il margine alto non ampio, che in alcune carte si riduce al filo dell'incisione superiore. Piccole tracce d'uso alla prima e all'ultima carta. Esemplare alienato del Manhattan college di New York (ex libris: "The Brother Jlian F. S. C. Collection donated by Mr. Christian A. Zabriskie, New York City"). Bell'esemplare stampato su pergamena e decorato con centinaia di iniziali piccole e grandi miniate in oro su fondo blu e rosso. Si tratta di un volume assai elegante, impresso con caratteri gotici ed ampiamente illustrato dalla marca tipografica di Kerver alla prima carta, con al verso la figura anatomica dell'uomo, da 16 altre grandi figure adattate dalle illustrazioni di Pigouchet e da 37 incisioni pi?" piccole e bordure riccamente figurate ad ogni pagina con l'illustrazione di scene dalla vita di Ges?" e della Vergine, dalla Bibbia, ma anche scene di caccia e di vita quotidiana o decorazioni ad arabeschi. In fine il calendario delle festivit... copre gli anni 1497 - 1520. Bohatta, 720. Lacombe, 104. Brunet V (Heures gotiques), 171.

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        Document Signed ("Yo la Reyna"), on paper, in Spanish.

      Granada Folio (31.2 cm, 12.25"). [1] p.. 8 May 1501 On the top half of this page the Queen orders Sancho de Parades, her chamberlain, to pay Germán de Paris and his partner Jacques 22,600 maravides remaining on the 78,600 maravides that she owes them for a tapestry. The woven piece is a gift for a church, and includes 12 depictions of the royal coat of arms. On the bottom half is a signed receipt, in Spanish, dated Granada 8 May 1501, wherein Germán de Paris and Jacques acknowledge receiving the above mentioned payment. The usual cancellation indicating that this has been entered into the account books. Remnant of stiff paper at top of verso indicating it was once mounted in an album.

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