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         1. Defensorium Montis pietatis Contra figmenta omnia emule falsitatis.

      Hagenau (Haguenau, Alsace), Heinrich Gran für Johann Rynman, 7. IX., 1503. - Folio, circa 29,5 x 21 cm. 51, 1 w. Bll. Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf schweren Holzdeckeln mit abgeflachten Kanten und Schließen "1. VD 16, B 1908; IA 128.294; Adams B 3347; Benzing, Hagenau 22; Burg, Hagenau 120. Frühe, noch ganz im Inkunabelstil gedruckte Ausgabe der erstmals 1497 erschienenen Schrift des 1500 gestorbenen Mailänder Minoriten zur Verteidigung der Montes pietatis, jener Geldinstitute, die 1463 mit päpstlicher Genehmigung zur Bekämpfung des Wuchers gegründet wurden. Erst 1515 räumte ihnen Leo X. das Recht ein, Zinsen zur Deckung der Unkosten zu nehmen. Bernardino Busti (1450 - 1513) stammte aus Mailand, war Sohn eines Juristen und hatte selbst auch die Rechte studiert. Der Kampf gegen den Wucher und die Ermöglichung einer funktionsfähigen Kreditwirtschaft waren ihm ein grosses Anliegen, für das er sich sowohl in der theologischen Diskussion, als auch in seiner Heimatstadt praktisch einsetzte - "contro l'usura, promosse con fervore l'istituzione dei Monti di Pietà, e a Milano trasformò in Monte di Pietà la Società del soccorso. Nella lotta per l'istituzione dei Monti di Pietà che oppose l'Ordine francescano non solo agli usurai, che vedevano in pericolo i loro guadagni, ma anche ai domenicani e agli agostiniani, che intransigentemente consideravano usura anche i modesti interessi richiesti dai Monti e necessari per permettere la loro sopravvivenza, il B. non intervenne solo, come si disse, con l'azione, ma anche con gli scritti. Pubblicò infatti un noto Defensorium Montis pietatis contra figmenta omnia aemulae falsitatis. in cui difendeva, seguendo la teoria del Carcano, la legittimità dei prestiti ad interesse minimo" (Treccani). - VORGEBUNDEN: 2. Rosarium Sermonum predicabilium ad faciliorem predicantium commoditatem novissime compilatum. Pars prima (von 2). Hagenau, Heinrich Gran für Johann Rynman, 24.VII.1503. 26 Bll., CCXXIII num., 1 w. Bll. - VD 16, B 1917; IA 128.296; Benzing, Hagenau 23; Burg, Hagenau 119. In sich abgeschlossener Teil des Rosarium, häufig ohne die pars secunda gebunden, die nochmals, wie auch der vorliegende vierzig Predigten enthält - "scritto nell'intento di fornire ai predicatori ampia e sicura materia teologica da sviluppare poi sul pulpito, la raccolta fu stampata nel 1498 a Venezia da G. Arrivabene, ed ebbe poi molte altre edizioni." - Breitrandig, mit gelegentlichen Témoins. Im Bug und an den Rändern teils leicht wasserfleckig, meist jedoch sauber. Anfangs und gegen Ende leicht wurmstichig ohne Textverlust. Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk des Ulmer Wengenklosters, aus dem auch der Prägeband über drei Doppelbünden und abgeschrägten Kanten stammen könnte (vgl. Kyriss Nr. 33, Taf. 71, St. 2). Berieben, gering wurmstichig, ohne das untere Schliessband, die Innendeckel mit Inkunabelpapier bezogen. - Schönes Exemplar, in sehr dekorativem Holzdeckelband, der wohl aus Ulm stammt. " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Petrarcha con doi commenti sopra li sonetti & canzone. El primo del ingeniosissimo misser Francesco Philelpho. Laltro del sapientissimo misser Antonio da Tempo: novamente addito. Ac etiam con lo commento del eximio misser Nicolo Peranzone: overo Riccio Marchesiano sopra li Triumphi: con infinite noue acute et excellente expositione.]

      - [Stampado in Venesia, per Albertino da Lissona vercellese, 1503 adi vintisei de septembrio], in-folio, cartonatura novecentesca, cc. da 11 a 110, [10], 109. Con 4 belle xilografie a piena pagina. Edizione famosa e rara, purtroppo qui presente in un modesto esemplare scompleto: mancano i fascicoli A8, P6, q8, r8 e le carte B1, B2, K3, K4, K5, K6, K7, K8, f7, k7, k8, n3, n4, n5, n6, n7, n8, p6, p7, p8. Gore diffuse, qualche segno di tarlo (sempre solo marginale). L'esemplare presenta alcune carte bianche inserite per sostituire le carte di testo mancanti: alcune di queste sono state effettivamente manoscritte in antico con il testo del Petrarca, altre invece sono state usate per annotare notizie o conti di casa (in lingua veneziana del XVII secolo), altre ancora sono state lasciate bianche. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Reformacion der Kayserlichen Stat Nuremberg, 1503

      1503. Rare 1503 Edition of the Nuremberg Civic Code with a Handsome Hand-Colored Woodcut Leaf [Nuremberg]. Reformacion der Kayserlichen Stat Nuremberg. [Nuremberg: Hieronymus Holtzel, 1503]. [x], XVIII, CXX ff. Folio (12-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary paneled calf, brass bosses to corners and centers of boards, raised bands and blind-stamped ornaments to spine, clasps lacking, buckles present. Boards rubbed, heavier rubbing to spine and extremities with wear to bottom edge, chipping to head of spine, lower half lacking, pastedowns loose, early owner signature and recent owner bookplate to front pastedown. Hand-colored full-page woodcut to verso of title page, wide-margined text. Light toning to text, slightly heavier in places, faint dampstaining to margins of a few leaves, light soiling to title page. A handsome copy of a rare imprint. $7,000. * The second "official" or fourth edition of the Nuremberg city code. Nuremberg was the center of the Renaissance in Germany and was its leading cultural and intellectual center until the end of the sixteenth century. These qualities are reflected in the contents and design of this volume. Enacted in 1479 and first printed in 1484, with two unauthorized issues printed in Augsburg in 1488 and 1489, the Reformacion, or Reformed Civic Legal Code, of Nuremberg is known for its humanistic orientation, straightforward language and elegant production. It is also notable as the collection of German city laws to be issued in print. For these reasons, and its circulation in print, it became, as Stobbe notes, it "the most important and most influential" collection of city laws during the early modern period. The large hand-colored woodcut Hieronymus Holzel's verso title is a modified version of the first edition of Koberger. It shows the crowned imperial coat of arms between the civic coats of arms, which are held by an angel, St. Lawrence, with the gridiron on which he was martyred, and St. Sebaldus, holding a model of his namesake church in Nuremberg, and an angel with a banner. Stobbe, Geschichte der Deutschen Rechtsquellen II:297. OCLC locates 6 copies, 2 in North America (Michigan State University, New York Public Library). Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts N2026.

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         Opera (graece). Icones Philostrati. Eiusdem Heroica. Virae Sophistarum. Icones Iunioris Philostrati. Descriptiones Callistrati.

      (p. 449, colophon:) Venetiis, in aedibus Aldi mense Feb. M.DIII, (in fine:) Aldi mense Iunio, MDIII. (Venezia, Aldo Manuzio,1503). in-folio, pp. (2), 571, (2), impresa di Aldo sul titolo e altra più grande entro riquadro al verso dell'ultimo foglio. Artistica legatura francese del XVIII secolo in marocchino verde oliva, filetti e bordura stilizzata impressi in oro ai piatti, al centro dei quali venne aggiunta da Ridge e Storr per volontà di J.H. Thorold l'ancora aldina tra 1824 e 1831. Prima edizione aldina, e seconda assoluta, che segue la rarissima originale di Francesco Alopa del 1496, delle opere di Luciano di Samosata (II sec.d.C.), tra i più complessi e raffinati scrittori in lingua greca. Splendida elegante impressione di un testo assai affascinante, il primo impresso da Aldo che presenti la numerazione delle pagine, recto e verso, in alto al centro. L'opera di Luciano termina alla p. 447 ed è seguita dagli scritti di Filostrato e Callistrato in edizioni originali. Bell'esemplare, molto marginoso e genuino, completo e immune dalle censure che spesso si trovano in altri, nei quali l'Indice usava sopprimere il "de morte Peregrini" (p. 386) ed il dialogo "Philopatris" (p. 436), oppure eliminare le pag. 385-392 e 435-440. Di illustre provenienza: Syston Park library, Thorold: "The Syston Park library had ben started, about 1785, by Sir J. Thorold...his son, Sir John Hayford Thorold, was truly a great collector. From 1824, till his death, he built up in an incredibily short time, a beautiful collection of incunabula and Aldines" (SEYMOUR DE RICCI, pp. 159-160).. Adams L-1602. Dibdin II, 190: ''It exhibits in some places a purer text than the Florentine edition, although, upon the whole, it is not so accurate''. Renouard p.39, n.3: «imprimée sur un papier d'une beauté parfaite». Laurenziana 75. STC 396. Venetiae/Bizantium 17..

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         Commentaria in Aristotelis Categorias (graece).

      Venezia, Aldo Manuzio, Giugno 1503, - in-folio, ff. n.n. 46 (su 146, segnatura AA-EE8, FF6), bel carattere greco assai minuto, leg. 800esca inglese in cuoio di Russia, stemma nobiliare in oro ai piatti e al dorso. Si tratta della preziosa parte finale, a se stante, dei rarissimi Commentari di Ammonio ad Aristotele, il primo tra quelli promessi che Aldo sia riuscito a pubblicare. Per la prima volta nella dedica aggiunse al suo nome il ''Pio'', gentilizio della famiglia di Alberto da Carpi. Editio princeps del Commento alla Logica aristotelica, impresso in piccolissimo carattere corsivo greco e corredata di due diagrammi a piena pagina con il testo inscritto entro tondi. Splendida produzione aldina. L'edizione completa ? di estrema rarit? Renouard 40.4. UCLA 59. Laurenziana 78. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Epitome.al[ia]s Compe[n]diu[m] theologice veritatis.non minus publicis concionatorib[us] q[uam] scholasticis proficuum. [Epitome alias Compendium theologicae veritatis].

      Köln, Heinrich Quentell (Erben) 1503 - Coloni[a]e in officina pie memorie He[n]rici Que[n]tell circiter mediu mediu[m] Martii Anno 1503. [Köln, Heinrich Quentell (Erben) Mitte März 1503]. 88 nn. Bll. 8°. Pappeinband (Pp.) der 1. Hälfte des 20. Jh. unter Verwendung von Papier des 17. Jh. (Textblatt in Rot und Schwarz mit gregorianischen Chorälen). - VD 16, H 5851. - Panzer VI, 352, 39. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Epitome des "Compendium theologicae veritatis", erschienen als Kölner Druck bei Quentell's Erben Mitte März 1503, eine weitere Ausgabe erschien ebenda 1506 (siehe Panzer VI, S. 357, 98). - Das "Compendium theologicae veritatis" war über Jahrhunderte hinweg das meistverwendete Handbuch der religiösen Gebrauchsliteratur und ist womöglich sogar das im Spätmittelalter meistgelesene theologische Werk überhaupt. Immer wieder wurde die Ausgabe u.a. Albertus Magnus (1193-1280) zugeschrieben, erst in neuerer Zeit wird davon ausgegangen, daß Hugo Ripelin von Straßburg (1210-1270, auch Hugo Argentinensis) das Compendium wohl 1260 oder 1268 verfaßt hat. "Da bereits das 1. Buch seines 'Compendium (Summa) theologicae veritatis', das 'Breviloquium' Bonaventuras als Quelle verwertet, kann es nicht vor 1257 abgefaßt sein. Dieses theologische Compendium, in seinen Hauptquellen von Albertus Magnus, Bartholomäus Anglicus Bonaventura, Wilhelm von Auxerre, Petrus Lombardus, Petrus von Tarantasia und der Summa Halensis abhängig, hat die praktische Theologie und Seelsorge des Spätmittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit auf das nachhaltigste beeinflußt. Bereits Ende des 13. Jh. fand es, meist in anonymer Überlieferung oder unter fremden Namen (Albertus Magnus, Bonaventura, Thomas von Aquin u. a.) weite Verbreitung. Noch in der Neuzeit wurde es über 40mal gedruckt. Es diente vor allem als Handbuch für Lektoren an Konventen und als 'theologisches Promptuarium für Prediger' (Scheeben). [. . .] Die inhaltliche und terminologische Abhängigkeit der spätmittelalterlichen deutschen Predigt-, Katechismus- und Erbauungsliteratur sowie der geistlichen und didaktischen Dichtung, bis jetzt erst in Einzelfällen bekannt, scheint bedeutend zu sein" (siehe NDB 10, S. 24). - Kräftiger Druck auf festem Bütten. Einige Blätter mit handschriftlichen Anmerkungen der Zeit (16. Jh.) im weißen Rand, in brauner Tinte und in lateinischer Sprache verfaßt. - Ausgabe in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jh. behutsam neu aufgebunden, die Innenspiegel und Vorsatzblätter erneuert. Einband nur sehr gering angestaubt, Ecken minimal bestoßen. Innen von guter Erhaltung, die letzen 20 Blätter mit kleinem Wasserrand in unterer Außenecke. Titelblatt etwas fingerfleckig, mit kleiner hinterlegter Fehlstelle (1,8 x 1,2 cm) mittig am weißen Außenschnitt. Das letzte Blatt am weißen Außenschnitt auf 8mm Breite zu Zweidritteln hinterlegt. - Im Gesamteindruck gut erhaltene Ausgabe, die im Handel der letzen 70 Jahre nicht nachzuweisen ist. - Von großer Seltenheit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Dit es dleven ons liefs heeren Ihesu Cristi met addicien van schoonen moralen en geesteliken leeringhen en deuoten meditacien

      Antwerp: Henrick Eckert van Homberch, 1503. Small folio (254 x 184 mm). Collation: A8 a-f6 g4 h-z 8 8 A-Z Aa-Gg6. 336 leaves. 41 lines, double columns. Gothic types. Title in nine lines (the first a xylographic block) over a cut of Salvator Mundi flanked by two blocks of architecture, 149 woodcut illustrations, (some composite, 24 full-page, 125 half-page); woodcut printer's device at end. 20th-century vellum. Gathering A bound out of sequence, some light dampstaining, mostly marginal, Gg1 with strip torn away from mostly blank fore-margin affecting letters. Provenance: M. J. Schretlen (bookplate); purchased from Marlborough Rare Books, 1960. Eckert's second edition of the Vita Christi, one of the most popular and influential devotional works of the later Middle Ages appearing in many languages by the end of the fifteenth century. Henrick Eckert van Homberch moved to Antwerp from Delft in 1500 and set up his business in the Huys van Delft, where he published until his death in late 1523 or early 1524. He published a continuous flow of works of quite varied nature-including classical authors, romances of chivalry and school books - though chiefly with a religious content. In 1503 he published this edition of Leven ons liefs heeren Ihesu Cristi. According to both title-page and colophon this is a second edition, but no traces have been found of an earlier edition by Van Homberch. Most of the cuts in this Dutch edition were formerly used in Snellaert's edition of 1488, while among those specifically made for Eckert are the small Passion cuts as reused in his 1510 edition. Ludolphus was Prior of the Carthusian house at Coblenz from1343-48, and later lived some years in the Charterhouse at Mainz before moving to Strasbourg, where he died in 1377. Written in the form of a dialogue between Man and Scripture, the text relates the life of Christ, occasionally interrupted by meditation or prayer, offering a distillation of patristic, ascetical, and mystical works. Rare. Fairfax Murray German 247; Rosenwald 1112. Fact and Fantasy 13. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

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         Tractatus sacerdotalis de sacrame(n)tis deq(ue) divinis officiis: et eoru(m) administrationibus.

      Straßburg: M. Flach 1503. Blindgerpägtes Schweinsleder über Holzdeckeln (des 17. Jhdt.) m. 2 intakten Schließen. 8°, 126 unn. Bll., Got. Typ., 2 Kol. zu je 35 Zeilen., - `Eines der frühesten Beispiele offizieller Lehrbücher` (Schulte, Lit. d. kanon. Rechts, 11, 443 f.)- Teilweise wasserrandig und ein wenig gebräunt, Der Einband am oberen Kapital gering lädiert. Insgesamt noch sehr gut erhalten. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Theologie, Ritualbuch,

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         Uittrekzel der voorzeggingen van Michael Nostradamus, behelzende het noodlot (...) der koningen (...) van Groot Brittanjen zedert de Reformatie tot de komst van de tegenwoordige Koning George tot de throon (...) voor meer dan 150 jaaren door Nostradamus voorzegd (...) met een voorreden inhoudende het leven van dien berugte man. Uit het Engels vertaald door C.P. Amsterdam, H. Blank, 1715.

      19e eeuwse kartonnen band, (28)+152 pag. C2969."Michel Nostradamus (1503-1566) was een , 523, arts en beroemd astroloog die o.a. correct de dood van de , 523, e koning Henri II voorspelde. Hij werd geacht door Catharina de Medicis en was lijfarts van Charles IX. Van de vier exemplaren in de STCN heeft één exemplaar een uitvouwbare tabel. Deze is ook niet opgenomen in het hier aangeboden exemplaar."

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         Dit es dleven ons liefs heeren Ihesu Cristi met addicien van schoonen moralen en geesteliken leeringhen en deuoten meditacien

      Antwerp: Henrick Eckert van Homberch, 1503. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Small folio (254 x 184 mm). Collation: A8 a-f6 g4 h-z 8 8 A-Z Aa-Gg6. 336 leaves. 41 lines, double columns. Gothic types. Title in nine lines (the first a xylographic block) over a cut of Salvator Mundi flanked by two blocks of architecture, 149 woodcut illustrations, (some composite, 24 full-page, 125 half-page); woodcut printer's device at end. 20th-century vellum. Gathering A bound out of sequence, some light dampstaining, mostly marginal, Gg1 with strip torn away from mostly blank fore-margin affecting letters. Provenance: M. J. Schretlen (bookplate); purchased from Marlborough Rare Books, 1960. Eckert's second edition of the Vita Christi, one of the most popular and influential devotional works of the later Middle Ages appearing in many languages by the end of the fifteenth century. Henrick Eckert van Homberch moved to Antwerp from Delft in 1500 and set up his business in the Huys van Delft, where he published until his death in late 1523 or early 1524. He published a continuous flow of works of quite varied nature-including classical authors, romances of chivalry and school books - though chiefly with a religious content. In 1503 he published this edition of Leven ons liefs heeren Ihesu Cristi. According to both title-page and colophon this is a second edition, but no traces have been found of an earlier edition by Van Homberch. Most of the cuts in this Dutch edition were formerly used in Snellaert's edition of 1488, while among those specifically made for Eckert are the small Passion cuts as reused in his 1510 edition. Ludolphus was Prior of the Carthusian house at Coblenz from1343-48, and later lived some years in the Charterhouse at Mainz before moving to Strasbourg, where he died in 1377. Written in the form of a dialogue between Man and Scripture, the text relates the life of Christ, occasionally interrupted by meditation or prayer, offering a distillation of patristic, ascetical, and mystical works. Rare. Fairfax Murray German 247; Rosenwald 1112. Fact and Fantasy 13.

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         Latin ms. on vellum.

      Rhineland, early 16th c. (after 1503). - 12mo (65 x 90 mm). 109 ff. (numbered i, 108 in pencil by a later hand); thus complete. Latin bastarda on vellum. With blue and red Lombardic initials throughout, a few (ff. 31r, 49r, 69r, 71v, 74v) with penwork decoration. Contemp. wooden boards (wants spine; lower cover cracked). A pretty, pocket-size prayer book, not classifiable as belonging to any known collection. Based on the unsophisticated penwork and the litany, it was probably created in the (northern) Rhineland. Title (fol. 1r): "Exhortacio salutaris terrorem iudicii ac timorem incutiens divinem ul[tionis]; incipit "Expergiscere o miserabilis homo" (for the beginning, but not the remainder of the text, cf. Nicolaus de Saliceto, Antidotarius animae). Contains numerous indulgences, including (fol. 80r/v) one by Pope Alexander VI in honour of Saint Anne (1494; she is also the first female Saint mentioned in the litany, fol. 38v). As the indulgence granted by Pope Sixtus IV for performing the prayer "Ave sanctissima virgo" was doubled by Pope Julius II (1503-13) (cf. fol. 67r), the date can be assumed with a high degree of certainty as after 1503. The penitential psalms (fol. 31r ff.) are followed by the kyrie and litany (37v-38v: with SS. Gereon and Odila); fols. 88r-97v contain prayers to the Saints (including SS. Rochus [fol. 93v], Odilia [fol. 95r], Gertrude [fol. 95v], Apollonia [fol. 96r], Mary Magdalene and Ursula [fol. 97r]). - Later quotation from Maleachi 4:2 in the margin of the first page ("orietur vobis timentibus Deum sol iustitiae"); the blank verso contains a longer note "Dum quis intrat Ecclesiam Auffer a nobis quis Domine cunctas iniquitates nostras" etc.; some additional early modern marginalia. Ownership "Co[.] Rabenau" (2nd half of 18th c.) on inside upper cover. Wooden boards show traces of a former calf binding, with the impression of an armorial stamp on the upper cover; lower cover split near the binding. Right edge of upper cover, as well as lower edge, show traces of gnawing (no loss to text). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Chronicle of London] In this booke is Conteyned the names of ye baylifs Custos mairs and sherefs of the cite of londo[n]

      Antwerp Adrian van Berghen 1503 - VERY RARE, known in only five institutional holdings (Huntington, Library of Congress, British Library, Pierpont Morgan (imperfect), and Pforzheimer Collection at Harry Ransom Center). A private copy, imperfect (lacking 7 leaves, none supplied in facsimile), sold at auction (Christies) in 2000. The last Arnold's Chronicle to appear at auction prior to that was in 1918, when William Morris' copy was sold, and which later became the Huntington copy mentioned above. Small folio (236 x 185mm), in 19th century full calf, sympathetically recornered and rebacked, preserving the original spine which is titled in gilt on a morocco label and tooled in blind between raised bands. Ex libris of the bibliographer E. F. Bosanquet to recto of front free endpaper. Ideal collation is A4, 2A8, B4, C-E8, F-Q6, R8, S-V6=132 leaves; the present copy lacking the 12 leaves of preliminary tables, G1, and the last 12 leaves of indexes, thus in all 23 text leaves lacking and two blanks, the text leaves now included in facsimile. RARE IN ANY CONDITION, the present copy quite well preserved. The binding sound and sturdy with some expected signs of use and age, unobtrusive notations in ink and pencil to endpapers, the text quite good with only general toning, some marginal damp staining and other minor scattered soiling, inner tail margins of first few gatherings bleached, three leaves cut close at the top margin, touching the text, burnhole to F1, touching two words recto and three verso, mend to outer head corner of S2, affecting two or three words recto and verso, leaves S6-7 with paper flaws mended without loss. The word "pope" has been censured at a few places in the text. A RARE AND IMPORTANT CHRONICLE OF LONDON. Part of 'Arnold's Chronicle', as it is known, is a collection of facts about London's political and mercantile life, such as election results, prices of goods, articles of the charter of London, etc; but this is inexplicably tucked between a list of tolls for merchandise and a converter for Flemish currency. It is also the first known printing of one of the most famous and influential pre-Elizabethan poems, "The Nut-Brown Maid," an anonymous, moving ballad in dialogue between two star-crossed lovers. (Inspired perhaps by the "Maid," another poet, a bit gloomier, has penned a more existential verse in the top margin of f. Iv). This Lyfe is a Bataile and fyght a fayte felicite & mirrour myserabulle a dayly Temptacion, Vnware and perilous a proud mysery & Tyme uncomfortable A very early (the earliest?) treatise in English on gardens and orchards is also included as on f. lxii starts "The craft of grftyng and plantinge of trees and altering of frutis as well in colours as in taste". Preceding a section on the articles of the Church is a handy recipe "to make a watir to have spottis out of wullen cloth." There are also recipes for ink, ypocras, and gunpowder. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [Chronicle of London] In this booke is Conteyned the names of ye baylifs Custos mairs and sherefs of the cite of londo[n]

      Antwerp: Adrian van Berghen, 1503. VERY RARE, known in only five institutional holdings (Huntington, Library of Congress, British Library, Pierpont Morgan (imperfect), and Pforzheimer Collection at Harry Ransom Center). A private copy, imperfect (lacking 7 leaves, none supplied in facsimile), sold at auction (Christies) in 2000. The last Arnold's Chronicle to appear at auction prior to that was in 1918, when William Morris' copy was sold, and which later became the Huntington copy mentioned above. Small folio (236 x 185mm), in 19th century full calf, sympathetically recornered and rebacked, preserving the original spine which is titled in gilt on a morocco label and tooled in blind between raised bands. Ex libris of the bibliographer E. F. Bosanquet to recto of front free endpaper. Ideal collation is A4, 2A8, B4, C-E8, F-Q6, R8, S-V6=132 leaves; the present copy lacking the 12 leaves of preliminary tables, G1, and the last 12 leaves of indexes, thus in all 23 text leaves lacking and two blanks, the text leaves now included in facsimile. RARE IN ANY CONDITION, the present copy quite well preserved. The binding sound and sturdy with some expected signs of use and age, unobtrusive notations in ink and pencil to endpapers, the text quite good with only general toning, some marginal damp staining and other minor scattered soiling, inner tail margins of first few gatherings bleached, three leaves cut close at the top margin, touching the text, burnhole to F1, touching two words recto and three verso, mend to outer head corner of S2, affecting two or three words recto and verso, leaves S6-7 with paper flaws mended without loss. The word "pope" has been censured at a few places in the text. A RARE AND IMPORTANT CHRONICLE OF LONDON. Part of 'Arnold's Chronicle', as it is known, is a collection of facts about London's political and mercantile life, such as election results, prices of goods, articles of the charter of London, etc; but this is inexplicably tucked between a list of tolls for merchandise and a converter for Flemish currency. It is also the first known printing of one of the most famous and influential pre-Elizabethan poems, "The Nut-Brown Maid," an anonymous, moving ballad in dialogue between two star-crossed lovers. (Inspired perhaps by the "Maid," another poet, a bit gloomier, has penned a more existential verse in the top margin of f. Iv). This Lyfe is a Bataile and fyght a fayte felicite & mirrour myserabulle a dayly Temptacion, Vnware and perilous a proud mysery & Tyme uncomfortable A very early (the earliest?) treatise in English on gardens and orchards is also included as on f. lxii starts "The craft of grftyng and plantinge of trees and altering of frutis as well in colours as in taste". Preceding a section on the articles of the Church is a handy recipe "to make a watir to have spottis out of wullen cloth." There are also recipes for ink, ypocras, and gunpowder.

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         Cenno storico sull'antichissima Città di Ruvo nella Peucezia

      1503. JATTA Giovanni. Cenno storico sull'antichissima Città di Ruvo nella Peucezia. Colla giunta della breve istoria del famoso combattimento de' tredici Cavalieri Italiani con altrettanti Francesi seguito nelle vicinanze della detta città nel dì 15 Febbrajo 1503. In Napoli, dalla Tipografia di Porcelli, 1844. In 4to; pp.348, 30, 1 carta bianca, 40. Ritratto dell'autore, 2 tavole di monete. In fine con proprio frontespizio la storia del combattimento "fatto in Puglia tra Andria e Quarati nell'anno 1503". Pergamena coeva, tassello al dorso con titolo e fregi in oro. Lozzi, 4648; Bottega Apulja, Meridionalia, 2764: "Raro".

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         Leichensammler im Weltall.

      Lithographie signiert 13769 - Ex. BX, Aufl. ca. 30 Exemplare, 42,5 x 56 cm Dorsch 1503 Zeigt eine Raumfähre als Leichenwagen; Astronauten sammeln die Gerippe Verunglückter ein, ein Bischof segnet sie; erschienen in " Kritischer Kalender " 1970 ( KK ) zu einem Text von Friedrich Wagner, der besagt, dass der Mensch gerade durch die Realisierung seiner Atomutopie auf seine endliche Erde zurückverwiesen wird; am unteren Rand von Weber handschriftlich betitelt; in der linken unteren Ecke der Darstellung mit Clan - Presse - Signet gestempelt; links unten in der Platte zusätzlich signiert mit " W ". Bei der seltenen handschriftlichen Bezeichnung " B " mit römischer Ziffer und dem Zusatz W. oder CW handelt es sich um eine angefangene Zählung der Abzüge ( B = Blatt ), die aber nicht konsequent bis zum Ende durchgeführt wurde; W. oder CW bezeichnet den Drucker, A. Paul Weber oder seinen Sohn Christian Weber. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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         Josse. Epitome compendiosaq[ue] introductio in libros arithmeticos divi Severini Boetii [Lefevre], adiecto familiari commentario dilucidata [Clichtove]. Introductio annotationibus explanata, sex libris distincta. Liber de quadratura circuli, liber de cubicatione spherae; perspectivae introductio [Bovelles]. Praxis numerandi certis quibusdam regulis constricta [Clichtove]. Insuper Astronomicon [Lefèvre].

      Paris: H. Estienne & W. Hopyl, 27 June 1503. First edition of this very rare collection of works, in an attractive Roger Payne binding. The individual works are all first editions with the exception of Lefèvre's Epitome of Boethius' De arithmetica (first, 1496) and an unattributed Opusculum de p[r]axi numerorum quod Algorismum vovant, actually the Algorismus of Sacrobosco (no earlier printing than this one in auction records). This latter text was the first to introduce Hindu-Arabic numerals into the European university curriculum, thereby greatly simplifying the procedures of practical calculation. The geometrical part of the volume comprises several works of Bovelles (ca. 1479-1567), which deal with the classical problems of the quadrature of the circle and duplication of the cube, and contain a highly original study of stellated polygons. Bovelles also gives here the first published account of the cycloid, a curve that was to be of great significance in the seventeenth century development of mathematics leading up to the invention of calculus and for Huygens' isochronous pendulum clock. The volume concludes with Lefèvre's treatise on astronomy. This is a very rare book on the market, with no other copies located in auction records. Provenance: Fol. XLVIIIv with two inscriptions in French, by Guillaume Lailo (?) (dated 1520) and Elisabeth Bowland (dated 18 October 1580); the classics scholar and eminent bibliophile Michael Woodhull (1740-1816) (initial blank with his signature dated June 7th 1783 and later pencil inscription indicating that the book was sold in the Woodhull sale, Sotheby's, 11 January 1886, lot 445); verso of front free endpaper with signature of the Swedish bibliophile Thore Virgin (1886-1957), dated 17 April 1923, and with ink stamp "Bibliotheca Qvarnsforsiana" on verso of initial blank - his library catalogue Bibliotheca Qvarnforsiana was published in 1947). Binding: Eighteenth-century russia from the workshop of Roger Payne, "the most noted English binder of the eighteenth century" (Andrews, p. 13) - inscription on recto of front blank stating the cost of the 'R Payne' binding as £1 1s. Covers with an elegant geometrical design of plain gold fillets forming a lozenge with semicircular lobes at the corners over a rectangular border. Probably bound for Woodhull, who was a regular patron of Payne. A very similar binding can be seen on a copy of Quintillian's Declamationes (1482), also owned by Woodhull, now held by the Bridwell Library at Southern Methodist University - see "A forgotten binding by Roger Payne," http://www.smu.edu/Bridwell/SpecialCollectionsandArchives/Exhibitions/SixCenturiesofMasterBookBinding/18thCentury/Forgotten Binding by Payne. Roger Payne (1739-1797), perhaps the most famous of all English bookbinders, was well known both for his exquisite gold tooling and his squalid lifestyle. He worked at Eton beginning in the late 1750s, then at London with the support of the bookseller Thomas Payne (no relation). There he served many illustrious patrons, including Earl Spencer and the Duke of Devonshire. Payne is commemorated with a statue outside the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (in a group of five British craftsmen - with William Morris, Josiah Wedgwood, Thomas Chippendale and Thomas Tompion). The arithmetical part of the volume, comprising the first 48 leaves, begins with Lefèvre's Epitome of Boethius' De arithmetica, which was based on the Greek, under the supervision and with the collaboration of Heinrich Lorit. Anicius Manlius Severinus Boetius, commonly known as Boethius (ca. 480-524), was a Roman aristocrat, statesman, and scholar. Literate in Greek, Boethius was a translator and commentator on earlier Greek works and, as such, provided a vital intellectual link between the ancient classical world and the emerging Middle Ages. His De arithmetica is largely a translation of Nicomachus of Gerasa's De institutione arithmetica libri duo (ca. 100). Boethius considered mathematics as consisting of four parts: arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy - the four subjects that formed the medieval quadrivium. Arithmetic, as the foundation of the other three, was the most important of these subjects. His De arithmetica consists of rather esoteric number theory involving complex categorizations of numbers. Modern scholarship shows how such number theory was useful in proportions involving music and architecture. The Epitome is here supplemented by the commentary of Lefèvre's student Josse Clichtove (ca. 1473-1543), together with Clichtove's own Praxis numerandi, a more practical work on arithmetic. Thought to have been written around 1225, Sacrobosco's Algorismus was widely used in the middle ages and reproduced into the early modern period. "Sacrobosco (ca. 1195-1256) ... was not only the first but the most widely published of the medieval writers. His Algorismus is known to have been printed at Strasbourg in 1488, and again at Vienna in 1517, Cracow in 1521, and Venice in 1523 ... Josse Clichtove in 1503 and 1522 published the Epitome of Jacques Lefèvre d'Etaples (Jacob Faber Stapulensis) together with his own Praxis numerandi. He also included the piece that he described in his 1503 preface as opusculum de praxi numerorum ("a small work on the practice of numbers"), an algorism non inscite (nescio quo authore) compositus ("not unskillfully written, whose author I do not know"). The piece opens with the words Omnia quae a primeva rerum origine processerunt which identify it as Sacrobosco's Algorismus" (Stedall, p. 111). "The most important mathematical work of Bouelles, who was also known as Charles de Bouvelles, was published in three languages: in Latin, in French and in Dutch as Boeck aenghaende de Conste en de Practycke van Geometrie. The Geometrie includes chapters on stellated polygons, which had been discussed in Bradwardine's De geometria speculative. It is very likely that Bouvelles knew this tract, for he refers to Bradwardine in his introduction to the section on the quadrature of the circle. Extending the sides of a regular convex polygon results in a stellated polygon of the first order; in the same way the latter can be transformed into a stellated polygon of the second order, and so on. Bouelles started with the stellated pentagon, the first stellated polygon of the first order, and showed that the sum of its angles equals two right angles. For this he used the regularity of the polygon and showed that every angle is 36°, so the sum is 180°. After having shown that the sum of the angles of a stellated hexagon equals four right angles, he went on to the first stellated polygon of the second order, the heptagon; and, referring to his proof for the pentagon, he said that the sum of the angles of the heptagon also equals two right angles" (DSB II: 360-361). "The most original contribution of Bovelles was his study of the cycloid [the curve traced out by a point on the circumference of a circle as it rolls along a straight line]. This curve ... he investigated in the Introductio in geometriam (written in 1501 but not published until 1503). Prior to the works of Gunther and Cantor the postulation of this curve had been attributed incorrectly to Nicholas of Cusa, but recent research has confirmed Bovelles as its discoverer. Although Bovelles did little more than postulate its existence, later mathematicians drew out its full implications. Galileo, Mersenne, and Roberval all worked with it, but it was Pascal who solved completely the problem of its quadrature in 1659 and found the center of gravity of a segment cut off by a line parallel to the base. By the time of Pascal, more than one hundred and fifty years had passed since Bovelles's discovery and his claim to credit was ignored ... "Two other traditional problems absorbed Bovelles's energies in the early years at Paris. These were the quadrature of the circle and the duplication of the cube. Simply stated, the first problem aimed at finding a square whose area was the same as a given circle. Complicating matters was the fact that only straight edges and compasses could be utilized to solve the problem. With only these instruments it was impossible to construct the desired square. This, however, was not known either to the Greek mathematicians or to Renaissance geometers. Thus Bovelles and Oronce Finé among others attempted solutions using only compass and straight edge ... "Bovelles was interested also in the duplication of a cube. This involved finding the edge of a cube whose volume was twice that of a given cube. The solution of this problem had been attempted many times in classical antiquity, notably by Eudoxus (370 B.C.), Apollonius (225 B.C.), and by Diocles (180 B.C.), who used a curve known as the cissoid. During the Middle Ages, when the advanced Greek mathematicians were largely neglected, there wasn't much interest in this problem. Italian mathematicians of the fifteenth century were aware of it but made no important contributions toward solving it. In 1503 Bovelles published his De Cubicatione Spherae which dealt with the problem through an extended use of the cissoid curve" (Victor, pp. 42-3). Lefèvre's treatise to astronomy "is not so much a commentary as a rational reconstruction of Peurbach's ideas" (Boner, p. 14), namely those presented in the latter's Theoricae novae planetarum (first published in 1474). Lefèvre's treatise presents a modified Ptolemaic system based on Regiomontanus and Peurbach, but with the infusion of doctrines of planetary harmony and mystical numerology which derive from Lefèvre's study of natural magic under Pico della Mirandola. The Epitome, with Clichtove's commentary and his Praxis numerandi, was reprinted in 1510 and 1522, but neither of these editions contained the works of Bovelles, and only the first contained the Astronomicon. The latter work was included with a 1515 printing of Peurbach's Theoricae novae planetarum, and was also printed separately in 1517. Bovelles' geometrical works were translated into French (1547, 1551, 1555 and 1566), and also into Dutch (1547). Lefèvre (ca. 1455-1536) was an outstanding humanist, theologian and translator. Ordained a priest, Lefèvre taught philosophy at the Collège du Cardinal Lemoine in Paris from about 1490 to 1507, where he was instrumental in introducing a new curriculum of studies, with an emphasis on science and mathematics. His first contribution was an edition of Sacrobosco's Sphera (1495), which went through several editions, but more important for mathematical studies was the publication in 1496 of his edition of the arithmetic of the mediaeval French mathematician Jordanus Nemorarius; this work also included the first printing of his Epitome of Boethius' De arithmetica. Bovelles studied under Lefèvre at Paris, sharing with him a high regard for the Christian Neoplatonic philosophy of Nicholas of Cusa. Albert Rivaud considers him "perhaps the most remarkable French thinker of the fifteenth and early sixteenth century." Writing in 1507 on the famous men of France, Symphorien Champier acknowledged Bovelles as a disciple of Lefèvre and termed him "mathematicae deditissimus." Born in Nieuport (Flanders), Clichtove also studied under Lefèvre at Paris. A champion of reform in philosophical and theological studies during the earlier part of his life, he devoted himself later almost exclusively to combating the doctrines of Luther. Adams F 18; Moreau-Renouard I, 374, 140; Renouard VIII, 8; Smith, Rara, pp. 29-30; Houzeau-Lancaster 2290; Macclesfield 1225 (1522 edition); Schreiber 9. Boner (ed.), Change and Continuity in Early Modern Cosmology, 2011. Stedall, 'Of Our Own Nation: John Wallis's Account of Mathematical Learning in Medieval England,' Historia Mathematica 28 (2001), 73-122. Victor, Charles de Bovelles, 1479-1553: An Intellectual Biography, 1978. Andrews, Roger Payne and his art. A short account of his life and work as a binder, 1892. Folio (278 x 200 mm), ff. cxii, with numerous marginal woodcut diagrams. Title page ruled in red, with arms of the University of Paris and initials of Henri Estienne (without historiated border found in later editions). Eighteenth-century russia from the workshop of Roger Payne, spine and hinges with very well done restoration.

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         Tariffa de i pesi, e misure corrispondenti dal Levante al Ponente.Venice, per Paolo Gherardo (colophon: per Comin da Trino), 1557. 8vo (15.5 x 11 cm). With the title in a woodcut border of 4 matching parts, and with a crowned eagle device.18th-century half green morocco, gold-tooled spine.

      - BMC STC Italian, p. 491; ICCU CNCE 17269; Riccardi II, col. 251; Smith, Rara arithmetica, p. 77; cf. Adams P-374-P-375 (1503 & 1540 eds.); Kress 51 (1540 ed.). Fourth and last edition of a practical handbook for international merchants, giving information for the conversion of monetary units, weights and measures from various countries. It covers not only units from cities in the Italian states but also from Constantinople, Aleppo, Tripoli, Damascus, Cyprus, Corfu, Rhodes and Crete. Venice was at this time the centre of European trade with the Near and Middle East. Little is known about the author and this is his only published work. With the armorial owner's stamp of Count Ercole Silva (1756-1840) in Milan on the back of the title-page. In good condition, with only an occasional minor marginal spot or stain. The binding is somewhat tattered and if the marbled paper sides ever included bright colours, they have faded to shades of brown. A good copy.

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         Historia Scholastica. Magistri Petri comestoris sa=cre scripture seriem breuem ni=mis [et] obscuram elucidans.

      Straßburg, [Georg Husner] 16. 11. 1503 - 29,5 x 21 cm. [207] Bl. Meist zwei Spalten, durchgehend rubriziert, mit schwungvoll eingemalten roten Lombarden, zwei größere Federwerk-Initialen in Rot und Blau. Zeitgenössisches blindgeprägtes Halbleder über Holzdeckeln, Spuren von Schliessen (fehlen). Einband und Buchblock leicht wurmstichig, Vorderdeckel senkrecht gebrochen, alt durch Holzverpflockung repariert. Titelblatt fast lose, leicht angeschmutzt. Kaum fleckig oder gebräunt. Zwei Blätter mit produktionsbedingten Papierfehlstellen im Randbereich. GW M32171. ISTC ip00467000. Pell 3878. BSB-Ink (P-307.050). VD16 P 1829. BM STC 687. Ritter, Repertoire bibliogr. Nr. 1851. Gesamtüberlieferung nach GW 12 Exemplare/Fragmente in öffentlichen Einrichtungen, was jedoch durch zahlreiche weitere Nachweise bei VD16 ergänzt werden muss. Ganz im Stil einer Inkunabel gedrucktes Werk, das wegen des inkompletten Exemplares in Lille von Pellechet auch als solche eingestuft worden war und so Aufnahme in die Inkunabelverzeichnisse fand. Die 1169-73 vollendete Historia scholastica ist das Hauptwerk des Petrus Comestor (geb. um 1100 in Troyes, gest. 1187 in Paris). Nach Studien in Troyes, Tours und Paris war er seit 1147 Dekan in Troyes, 1158-59 Nachfolger seines Lehrers Petrus Lombardus an der Schule von Notr-Dame in Paris, seit 1168 dort Kanzler, zuletzt Regularkanoniker in St. Viktor (LexMA). Ohne das weiße Schlussblatt, sonst komplett. Breitrandig, mit Témoins. Vorderer Spiegel mit Teilen einer mittelalterl. Papierhandschrift. Schöner Druck im Inkunabelstil mit dem Kuriosum zweier unbedruckter Seiten (A8v B1r) aufgrund mangelnder Koordination des Satzes.

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         CATULLUS PROPERTIUS TIBULLUS

      PHILIPPI GIUTAE, 1503. CATULLUS-PROPERTIUS/TIBULLUS. (in fine:) Florentiae impressi opera et impensa/Philippi biblioplae giutae. F. Flo/retini. Ano salutis. M.DIII. (1503) Nonis Augustas Petro/Soterino Verxilli/fero foelicissi/mo. In-8°, cc.nn. 154 Piena pelle settecentesca maculata titolo in oro e fregi al dorso. Bandini II. 5-6 lo dichiara con 152 carte, anziché 154 carte come dovrebbe essere; il che lascia supporre che quell'esemplare manchi delle due carte bianche: 4 e 117. Per il riscontro delle due carte bianche (4 e 117) cfr. BNF, Nencini. 1.5.1.20. In nota al catalogo Palatino della BNF si trova scritto: " Edizione più pregiata di quella di Venezia". Non è posseduto nella raccolta Magliabecchiana. Decia-DelFiol- Camerini, 4: " E' la prima edizione in-8° in carattere corsivo<; c'è anche un semplice frontespizio. L'edizione è esemplata su quella aldina del 1502, citata dal Riccardini. Sono aggiunte le biografie dei tre poeti tratte dall'opera di Pietro Crinito De Poetis Latini, che il Giunti stamperà nel 1505-(06)". Brunet I, 1678:" Edition plus rare que celle d'Alde dont elle est la copie...". Edizione veramente rara :" E' la quarta pubblicazione stampata dal Giunti di Firenze Manca ADAMS- CATALOGUE OF BOOKS PRINTED ON THE CONTINENT OF EUROPE 1501-1600 IN CAMBRIDGE LIBRARIES Le edizione italiane del XVI secolo censimento nazionale volume III n°2331 pagine 182. Piena pelle

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         Directorium inquisitorum [...] cum commentariis Francisci Peniae [...]. Nunc vero Sacri Palatij Apostolici causarum auditoris. In hac postrema editione iterum emendatum auctum, & multis litteris Apostolicis locupletatum. Ad exemplarum Romanum diligenter denuo editum [...]. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Fol. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz m. großer Holzschn.-Druckermarke. Mit zahlr. Holzschn.-Vignetten u. -Initialen. 16 Bll., 687 S., 28 Bll., 153 (1) S., 3 Bll., HPgmt. d. Zt. Mit dem separat paginierten Anhang Litterae Apostolicae diversorum summorum Pontificum. Pro officio sanctissimae inquisitionis. - Als eines der frühesten Handbücher für Inquisitoren [...] wurde das Directorium inquisitorum zu einem vielbenutzten und oft zitierten Leitfaden für Ketzerrichter es behielt für die Dauer der Inquisitionsgerichte über Jahrhunderte hinweg seine Gültigkeit (van der Vekene). Die erste vollständige gedruckte Ausgabe erschien 1503 in Barcelona. Aufgrund der theologischen und juristischen Mängel beauftragte Papst Gregor XIII. den Theologen und Juristen F. Pegna mit einer Revision, der zahlr. Erläuterungen und Kommentare sowie den Anhang Litterae Apostolicae hinzufügte. - Einband lädiert (berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig, Rückenbezug fehlt). Vorderdeckel m. Nummernschild. Titel gestempelt u. mit zwei zeitgen. Besitzvermerken (davon einer alt gestrichen). Fußschnitt mit zeitgen. Titel. Seitlicher Schnitt etw. tintenfleckig. Leicht gebräunt. - EDIT16, CNCE 18451 Adams E 1164 diese Ausgabe nicht im BM STC, Italian Books.

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         Summa omnium Conciliorum, a Sancto Petro usque ad Pium quartum Pontificem, omnibus sacrae scripturae studiosis utilissima [...].

      8. Mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke. 8 nn., 380 num. Bll., Schweinsldr.-Bd. d. Zt. a. 3 Bünden m. reicher Blindprägung, handschriftl. Rückentitel u. 2 Schließen. Der Erzbischof von Toledo Bartholomäus von Carranza (span.: Bartolomé de Carranza 1503-1576) studierte in Alcalá de Henares, trat dort in den Dominikanerorden und machte sich als Professor der Theologie in Valladolid bald einen so berühmten Namen, dass ihn Karl V. 1546 in die Tridentiner Kirchenversammlung entsandte und zu anderen wichtigen Missionen verwendete. Carranza geriet dann jedoch in den Verdachte der Ketzerei und mußte sich dagegen zunächst in Spanien und später auch in Rom verteidigen. Erst nach insgesamt 18-jähriger Gefangenschaft wurde sein Urteil gefällt und Carranza wurde freigesprochen. - Einband etw. bestoßen u. fleckig. Innendeckel m. gelöschtem Besitzvermerk, dadurch das Bezugspapier m. Fehlstellen. Titel m. altem Besitzvermerk. Vorderes Vorsatzbl. entfernt. Etw. gebräunt u. fleckig. - Adams C 771 vgl. Brunet VI, 776 nicht im BM STC.

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         Les Croniques et Annales de France, depuis la destruction de Troye, ivsque au Roy Loys vnziesme (...). Nouuellement imprimée sur la correction de maistre Denis Sauuage de Fontenaille en Brie, & additionées, tant par luy que par autres, selon les modernes historiens, iusques au Roy Charles neufiesme à present regnant. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      6 Bll., Fol. cxlii, 6 Bll., Fol. clxxix. Mit 60 ovalen Holzschnitt-Porträts und 7 Stammtafeln, Holzschnitt-Bordüre auf beiden Titeln und am Schluß gefaltete genealogische Holzschnitt-Tafel sowie einigen figürlichen Holzschnitt-Initialen. 2. Maroquin d. Z. mit Goldfileten und Stehkantenvergoldung. Rücken im 19. Jahrhundert (?) erneuert Ecken bestoßen etwas berieben teils gering braun- und stockfleckig Namenstempel auf Innendeckel (A. van Loock, Bruxelles), dort auch gestochenes Exlibris (Elize Gulstone) kleiner Besitzvermerk auf Titelei alte Antiquariatstitelaufnahme auf Innendeckel. N. Gilles (* - 1503), Sekretär und Schatzmeister von Ludwig XII seine Chronik reicht von der Zerstörung Trojas bis zum Jahr 1469. Jöcher I, 46 (unter Aegidius).

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         Proverbiorum libellus.

      Venezia, Ioannes de Cereto de Tridino alias Tacuinus, 1503. - 4°, circa 20,5 x 15,5 cm. 68 ff. Neuerer Pappband mit Inkunabelpapierbezug "CNCE 34383; STC 720; Graesse VI, 283. Frühe, wohl dritte Ausgabe dieses seltenen Jugendwerkes von dem italienischen Humanisten Polidoro Vergilio aus Urbino, der etwa 50 Jahre seines Lebens in England verbrachte. Bekannt wurde er für sein enzyklopädisches Werk ?De rerum inventoribus?, das in der Mitte des 16.Jahrhunderts in denIndex verbotener Bücher aufgenommen wurde; spätere Ausgaben mussten in katholischen Ländern expurgiert werden und auch die vorliegende Sprichwortsammlung enthält verschiedene nicht ganz jugendfreie Sprüche mit Erklärungen, wie etwa: ?Hic corvus est. quoniam corvi ore coire dicuntur? Das Werk ist ein Vorläufer und in gewisser Weise auch ein Konkurrenzwerk zu der ganz ähnlichen Sammlung des Erasmus. In späteren Ausgaben wurde es dann auch tatsächlich unter dem Titel "Adagia" veröffentlcht und war der Anlass zu einer kleinen literarischen Fehde der beiden Humanisten darüber, wer wem zuvorgekommen sei. Die Freundschaft zwischen Polidoro und Erasmus blieb darüber jedoch bestehen und ist in mehreren Briefen dokumentiert. " "- Wenige Wurmstiche im Innenrand ohne Textverlust, nur gering gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Les Vrayes Centuries et Propheties de Maistre Michel Nostradamus : Où se void representé tout ce, qui s'est passé tant en France, Espagne, Italie, Alemagne, Angleterre, qu'autres parties du monde. Revëues & corrigées suivant les Editions imprimées à Lyon l'an 1644. & à Amsterdam l'an 1668. Avec la vie de l'Autheur.

      8vo. 16 Bl., 200 S., 20 Bl. Ldr. d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden m. rotem RSchild. u. Rückenvergoldung. Innen- u. Stehkantenvergoldung, Buntpapiervorsätze, Rotschnitt. VD17 3:008040T. - Seltene Kölner Ausgabe der berühmten Weissagungen des Michel Nostradamus (1503-1556), laut Weller, Druckorte allerdings angeblich in Holland gedruckt, das Vorwort ist von der Ausgabe Amsterdam 1668 übernommen. Mit ausführlichem Register. - Rücken berieben, oben u. unten m. kl. Fehlstellen, Gelenke m. kl. Anplatzung, Ecken bestoßen. Vereinzelt winzige Braunflecke. Ansprechender Band.

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         Petri Burmanni Vectigalia Populi Romani, et (griechisch) Zeus kataibatès sive jupiter fulgerator in Cyrrhestarum Nummis, curis secundis illustrata. angeb: ders. Petri Burmanni, Epistola ad Claudium Capperonnerium, Theologum Licenbtiatum, Diaconum Ambianensem, & Graecae Linguae Proffesorem de Nova ejus M.Fabii Quinctiliani de Institutione Oratoria Editione.

      (gestochenes allegorisches Frontispiz , Titel in rot/schwarz mit Vignette)(zweiter Teil Titelblatt mit gestochenem Münzkupfer) [26], 346 S. [12] angeb.: (Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette) [8] 102 S. Quarto, Ganzpergament der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel Jöcher I, 1503 Lipsius-L.I, 63 (84). Roberts, p. 67 Dekkers, p. 30 nicht bei Kress or Goldschmiths. Treatise on Roman tax revenue and financial contributions collected by the state. Each source of taxation in dealt with seperately, and Burmann discusses in turn general taxes on land, propety and capital, import taxes and harbour duties, taxes on metals and salt. Sehr seltenes und wichtges zur Steuergesetzgebung im römischen Reich. Sehr gutes Exemplar, aufwendig auf großem Papier gedruckt. (kleiner gelöschter Stempel auf dem Titel und verso Titel).

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         Habes in hoc volumine lector accuratissime questiones disputatas sanctissimi doctoris Thome Aquinatis perqua[m] diligentissime iampridem revisas ac eme[n]datas per venerabilem patre[m] fratre[m] Vince[n]tium de Castronovo, nuperq[ue] recognitas cum duobus exemplarib[us] in Alemania impressis. Habes insuper solutione[m] argumento[rum] q[uae]a sancto doctore no[n] inveniuntur soluta: per prefatum venerabile[m] P. fratre[m] Vicentium. Ut patebit si diligenter inspexeris.

      Fol. Mit zahlr. tlw. figürl. schwarzgrundigen Holzschn.-Initialen u. einer Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Ende. 226 num., 18 nn. Bll. - Angeb. - Ders. Questiones disputate de veritate [...]. Ebda., 5. September 1503. Mit zahlr. tlw. figürl. schwarzgrundigen Holzschn.-Initialen u. einer (gegenüber dem ersten Band abweichenden) Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Ende. 2 nn., 157 num., 1 nn. Bll., Mod. HPgmt. Frühe Ausgabe der Quaestiones disputatae, in der bei Grabmann (209f.) angegebenen Reihenfolge gedruckt, wobei die Quaestiones de veritate den gesamten zweiten Band ausmachen. - Das EDIT16 führt die beiden Bände eigenständig und auch die wenigen in Bibliotheken nachweisbaren Exemplare kommen meist als Einzelbände vor. Vermutlich wuden die beiden Bände sowohl gemeinsam als auch einzeln ausgegeben. - Von diesen seltenen Venetianischen Drucken über KVK nur Exemplare in Italien u. Frankreich nachweisbar. - Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. (vereinzelt feuchtigkeits-) fleckig. Vereinzelt einige alte Marginalien. Wenige Bll. mit alt ausgebesserten Randläsuren. - Panzer VIII, 360, 174 EDIT16, CNCE 48114 u. CNCE 32823 nicht bei Adams bzw. im BM STC, Italian Books.

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         DeLaudibus Sancte Crucis Opus Erudicione Versu Prosaque Mirificium.

      Pforzheim: Thomas Anshelm, 1503. 4to (30,3 x 21,7 cm). (10), LIX, (1), XIIII, (2) lvs. Later overlapping vellum, boards covered with vellum leaves from an Arabian manuscript. Spine with calligraphic title. With two large woodcuts and 30 full page text figures, arranged as acrostics and partly figure designed, in black and red, of which six with page included woodcut figures. Superscriptions, initials and text accentuations printed in red. An extraordinary complicated post-incunable with concrete spiritual poetry. One of the earliest and rarest Pforzheim imprints. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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         Hore intemerate virginis Marie, secundum usum Romanumcum pluribus orationibus tam in gallico quam in latino.

      Paris: Thielman Kerver, 1503. 8vo (211 x 144 mm). 94 (of 96) unnumbered leaves (forming 188 pages). 19th-century blind-tooled masterpiece binding of blue crushed morocco, covers with gilt line border around elaborate blind-tooled frame and 16 small gilt corner decorations, board edges with gilt decoration, inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, spine with four raised bands, gilt decorations and gilt lettering. New vellum flyleaves. Printed on vellum. Text 29 lines to a page, within historiated borders depicting Saints, allegorical figures and biblical- and daily life-scenes (several of these repeated). With 17 three-quarter page (7,3 x 11,2 cm) miniatures and 35 smaller (2,2-3 x 3,8-4,5 cm) engraved miniatures. Initials and capitals supplied by hand in blue, red, gold and sometimes white; a great number of these 2-, 3- and 4-line coloured initials. Line-fillers similarly supplied. Green cloth bookmark. Very good antiquarian condition. Leaf A1 with Thielman Kerver's printer's mark and leaf H2 with part of the Lauds ( Ad matunitas de sancta cruce) missing. Leaves A2-3 and M8 damaged. Leaves A2-4 and M7-8 stained and a few other leaves with stains. Apart from the mentioned faults, a rare and very good copy of this beautifully illustrated - larger size - Book of Hours Use of Rome printed on vellum with 52 fine engraved miniatures in a fine binding. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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         TABULA NUPER DILIGENTER CORRECTA TOTIUS SUMME BEATI ANTONINI ARCHIEPISCOPI FLORENTINI ORDINIS PREDICATORUM [...] (-Prima pars). Item sup. materias de Beata Virgine; Item sup. auctorictates expositas in dicta summa de tota biblia. Item super epistola ac evangelia totius anni. Item tabula de sanctis in particulari ac in cõi. Item tabula super totam chronicarum.

      Per Lazarum De Soardis, 1503. Due opere raccolte in unico volume, la seconda delle quali riporta al frontespizio "Prima pars totius summe maioris beat Antonini". Testo latino. Cm.21,7x15,3. Carte CXLIX, [5]; [1], III, [2], IIII-CCLIIII, [1]. Legatura rimontata con pergamena di riuso proveniente da antico antifonario tetragono manoscritto, rubricato in rosso. Ad entrambi i frontespizi tavola xilografica raffigurante il Santo assiso tra i suoi fedeli. Al colophon dei due volumi impresa tipografica dello stampatore. Capilettera ornamentali. Testo su due colonne. Tracce di minimo restauro cartaceo al primo frontespizio, per il resto esemplare genuino. Due ex libris applicati al foglio di guardia anteriore. Due parti in unico volume dell'opera principale del frate domenicano Antonino Pierozzi (Firenze, 1389-1459), meglio conosciuto come S. Antonino da Firenze. Figlio di un notaio fiorentino e discepolo del cardinale Giovanni Dominici, fu Priore di San Marco, e fu lui a commissionare al Beato Angelico i sontuosi affreschi che ancora oggi si possono ammirare nel convento fiorentino. Nominato Arcivescovo di Firenze nel 1445, fuggì in Maremma e, ricondotto a forza in città, vi fece ingresso a piedi nudi in segno di umiltà. Fondatore della prima biblioteca pubblica d'Europa, fu strenuo difensore delle istituzioni repubblicane contro le mire accentratrici di Cosimo dei Medici. Lasciò varie opere, che attestano la sua posizione preminente nella vita religiosa del XV secolo. La "Summa Theologica" si compone di quattro parti e vide la luce la prima volta a Norimberga per i tipi di Anton Koberger tra il 1477 e il 1479. Opera di grande diffusione, contò ben venti edizioni complete fino al 1740. > "Annali tipografici di Lazzaro de' Soardi", 28. Sander. I, 449. Choix, 4023. Essling, "Bibliographie ...", 236, "charmant bois au trait de la plus grande finesse de dessin et de taille [...]. Ce bois n'est pas inférieur à nos meilleures gravures et rappelle en plus petit le style du Poliphile et du Térence, par la sûreté de main avec laquelle sont traités les visages et les draperies". Codice libreria 128979.

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         TERRIER DE LA SEIGNEURIE DES VESVRES FAIT EN L'ANNEE 1518 CONTENANT 92 FEUILLES SIGNE PAR ROBERT & AUTRES.

      manuscrit in-4 (31 x 23 cm). 1f. bl.-titre-89 folio-4ff. bl. Plein vélin souple de l'époque, à rabat avec lanière de cuir. Couverture tâchée, mais intérieur très frais. L'incipit donne quelques précisions : " C'est le terrier de Jehan Danlezy [d'Anlezy] premiers seigneur des Vesvres commencé le vingt et unnième jour de février l'an mil cinq cents et dix huit fait par Jeahn Robert et Gilbert Bourachot notaires royaux." S'ensuit lse noms des propriétaires des Vesvres (Jeahan et Simon Du Monceau) qu'ils ont hérités de Jehan d'Anzely, puis l'inventaire des terres dépendant de de ce fief, avec le nom des tenanciers et la description des parcelles exploitées. L'éciture typique du XVIe siècle est difficile à déchiffrée. Les Vesvres est un château situé sur la commune de Bourbon l'Archambault (Allier). Jean d'Anlezy, désigné dans ce terrier comme premier seigneur des lieux. Il avait déjà rendu aveu et dénombrement ) la duchesse de Bourbon en 1503 par son fief des Vesvres alors ainsi composé : "hostel fort, mouthe, basse court, jardins et foussez de Vaivres et garenne, buissons joignant ledit chastel, grange, vacheries en ladite basse-court et l'estang de Vaivres, le pré des Landes, cinq charretées de foin, les champs de l'Aigue, le pré aux chevaulx, les champs de la Grange et neuf boisselées et les prés du Cloudis soubz le grand estang, contenant quarante charretées de foin", estimé à 110 livres de rente annuelle. Du château il ne subsite qu'un donjon quadrangulaire construit dans le gré de la région au XVe siècle. L'ancien corps de logis a été remanié au XVIIIe sièle ; une tour circulaire d'angle et l'enceinte sont en partie ruinées.

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         TABULA NUPER DILIGENTER CORRECTA TOTIUS SUMME BEATI ANTONINI ARCHIEPISCOPI FLORENTINI ORDINIS PREDICATORUM [.] (-Prima pars). Item sup. materias de Beata Virgine; Item sup. auctorictates expositas in dicta summa de tota biblia. Item super epistola ac evangelia totius anni. Item tabula de sanctis in particulari ac in cõi. Item tabula super totam chronicarum.

      Per Lazarum De Soardis, Venetiis 1503 - Due opere raccolte in unico volume, la seconda delle quali riporta al frontespizio "Prima pars totius summe maioris beat Antonini". Testo latino. Cm.21,7x15,3. Carte CXLIX, [5]; [1], III, [2], IIII-CCLIIII, [1]. Legatura rimontata con pergamena di riuso proveniente da antico antifonario tetragono manoscritto, rubricato in rosso. Ad entrambi i frontespizi tavola xilografica raffigurante il Santo assiso tra i suoi fedeli. Al colophon dei due volumi impresa tipografica dello stampatore. Capilettera ornamentali. Testo su due colonne. Tracce di minimo restauro cartaceo al primo frontespizio, per il resto esemplare genuino. Due ex libris applicati al foglio di guardia anteriore. Due parti in unico volume dell'opera principale del frate domenicano Antonino Pierozzi (Firenze, 1389-1459), meglio conosciuto come S. Antonino da Firenze. Figlio di un notaio fiorentino e discepolo del cardinale Giovanni Dominici, fu Priore di San Marco, e fu lui a commissionare al Beato Angelico i sontuosi affreschi che ancora oggi si possono ammirare nel convento fiorentino. Nominato Arcivescovo di Firenze nel 1445, fuggì in Maremma e, ricondotto a forza in città, vi fece ingresso a piedi nudi in segno di umiltà. Fondatore della prima biblioteca pubblica d'Europa, fu strenuo difensore delle istituzioni repubblicane contro le mire accentratrici di Cosimo dei Medici. Lasciò varie opere, che attestano la sua posizione preminente nella vita religiosa del XV secolo. La "Summa Theologica" si compone di quattro parti e vide la luce la prima volta a Norimberga per i tipi di Anton Koberger tra il 1477 e il 1479. Opera di grande diffusione, contò ben venti edizioni complete fino al 1740. > "Annali tipografici di Lazzaro de' Soardi", 28. Sander. I, 449. Choix, 4023. Essling, "Bibliographie .", 236, "charmant bois au trait de la plus grande finesse de dessin et de taille [.]. Ce bois n'est pas inférieur à nos meilleures gravures et rappelle en plus petit le style du Poliphile et du Térence, par la sûreté de main avec laquelle sont traités les visages et les draperies". 1000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         ALS ("Frowin von Hutten"). [Landshut (?)], [16. XII.] 1503.

      1503. 4to. 1 p. With autograph address. To Count Wilhelm IV. von Henneberg-Schleusingen regarding a diplomatic mission, written on the eve of the Landshut war of succession: "[...] ewer gnad haben mir Hans Fuxen halb schreiben laßsen | in aller unthertenigkeit hab ich gelesen und wil den jhen schreiben mit den ich solcher bestellung halb geredt hab | daß ich mich genzlich vorsehe | sie werden ein fyrzehn dag ein beiddungen haben | wie wol ich weiß daß etlich von Herzogs Albrechst wegen umb dienst ersucht sein | die dann noch auff mein anbringen kein zu sagung gethan haben | deß halb gnediger Herr ist an ewer gnad mein underdenig fleißige bit daß ewer gnad gemelten Hans Fuxen sonderlich schreiben lasßen | weß hie zu mein meinung ist [...] | wollen ewer furstlich gnad mein schreiben gnediglich und baß bedenken [...]". - Slightly browned due to paper; with small traces of sealing and mounting; altogether in fine condition and of the utmost rarity.

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         Latin ms. on vellum. Rhineland, early 16th c. (after 1503).

      1503. 12mo (65 x 90 mm). 109 ff. (numbered i, 108 in pencil by a later hand); thus complete. Latin bastarda on vellum. With blue and red Lombardic initials throughout, a few (ff. 31r, 49r, 69r, 71v, 74v) with penwork decoration. Contemp. wooden boards (wants spine; lower cover cracked). A pretty, pocket-size prayer book, not classifiable as belonging to any known collection. Based on the unsophisticated penwork and the litany, it was probably created in the (northern) Rhineland. Title (fol. 1r): "Exhortacio salutaris terrorem iudicii ac timorem incutiens divinem ul[tionis]; incipit "Expergiscere o miserabilis homo" (for the beginning, but not the remainder of the text, cf. Nicolaus de Saliceto, Antidotarius animae). Contains numerous indulgences, including (fol. 80r/v) one by Pope Alexander VI in honour of Saint Anne (1494; she is also the first female Saint mentioned in the litany, fol. 38v). As the indulgence granted by Pope Sixtus IV for performing the prayer "Ave sanctissima virgo" was doubled by Pope Julius II (1503-13) (cf. fol. 67r), the date can be assumed with a high degree of certainty as after 1503. The penitential psalms (fol. 31r ff.) are followed by the kyrie and litany (37v-38v: with SS. Gereon and Odila); fols. 88r-97v contain prayers to the Saints (including SS. Rochus [fol. 93v], Odilia [fol. 95r], Gertrude [fol. 95v], Apollonia [fol. 96r], Mary Magdalene and Ursula [fol. 97r]). - Later quotation from Maleachi 4:2 in the margin of the first page ("orietur vobis timentibus Deum sol iustitiae"); the blank verso contains a longer note "Dum quis intrat Ecclesiam Auffer a nobis quis Domine cunctas iniquitates nostras" etc.; some additional early modern marginalia. Ownership "Co[...] Rabenau" (2nd half of 18th c.) on inside upper cover. Wooden boards show traces of a former calf binding, with the impression of an armorial stamp on the upper cover; lower cover split near the binding. Right edge of upper cover, as well as lower edge, show traces of gnawing (no loss to text).

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         The Navigation and v[o]yages of Lewes Vertomannus, Gentelman of the citie of Rome, to the regions of Arabia, Egypte, Persia, Syria, Ethiopia, and East India, both within and without the ryver of Ganges, etc. In the yeere of our Lorde 1503. Conteynyng many notable and straunge thinges, both hystoricall and naturall. Translated out of Latine into Engylshe, by Richarde Eden). London, Richard Jugge, 1577.

      1503. 4to. (4 [instead of 10]), 464 [instead of 466] ff. (wants the first 6 ff. of prelims, final 2 ff. of text and the 6 ff. of "special advices" and index, all supplied in facsimile). With historiated woodcut initials. Splendid modern red morocco, both covers richly gilt, gilt fillets to raised bands. Stored in custom-made cloth clamshell box with gilt spine title. The first English edition of Ludovico di Varthema's famous travels to Arabia, Persia, and India: the highly important and adventurous narrative containing the first recorded visit of a westerner to Mecca. All early editions of Varthema's "Itinerario" are exceedingly rare (even the 2013 Hajj exhibition at the MIA, Doha, only featured the 1654 reprint; cf. below). - Varthema, a gentleman adventurer and soldier from Bologna, left Venice at the end of 1502. In 1503 he reached Alexandria and ascended the Nile to Cairo, continuing to Beirut, Tripoli, Aleppo and Damascus, where, adopting Islam and taking the name of Yunas, he joined a Mameluke escort of a Hajj caravan and began the pilgrimage to Mecca. Varthema was amazed by what he observed: "Truly I never saw so many people collected in one spot as during the twenty days I remained there", he begins, and arriving at the Great Mosque, continues, "it would not be possible to describe the sweetness and the fragrances which are smelt within this temple." Thanks to his knowledge of Arabic and Islam, Varthema was able to appreciate the local culture of the places he visited. Impressed and fascinated, he describes not only rites and rituals, but also social, geographical, and day-to-day details. "I determined, personally, and with my own eyes", he declares in the prefatory dedication, "to ascertain the situation of places, the qualities of peoples [...] of Egypt, Syria, Arabia Deserta and Felix, Persia, India, and Ethiopia, remembering well that the testimony of one eye-witness is worth more than ten hear-says." His good fortune did not continue unabated, however: after embarking at Jeddah and sailing to Aden, he was denounced as a Christian spy and imprisoned. He secured his release and proceeded on an extensive tour of southwest Arabia. Stopping in Sanaa and Zebid as well as a number of smaller cities, he describes the people, the markets and trade, the kind of fruits and animals that are plentiful in the vicinity, and any historical or cultural information deemed noteworthy. Returning to Aden, and after a brief stop in Ethiopia, he set sail for India. In addition to visiting Persia, Varthema explored the coasts of Malabar and Coromandel, including a stay at Calicut at the beginning of 1505. He also purports to have made extensive travels around the Malay peninsula and the Moluccas. Returning to Calicut in August 1505, he took employment with the Portuguese at Cochin and, in 1508, made his way back to Europe via the Cape of Good Hope. - First published in 1510, Varthema's account became an immediate bestseller. In addition to his fascinating account of Egypt, Syria, the Arabian Peninsula, and the holy Muslim cities, "Varthema brought into European literature an appreciation of the areas east of India [...] which it had previously not received from the sea-travelers and which confirmed by firsthand observations many of the statements made earlier by Marco Polo and the writers of antiquity" (Lach, I. i. 166). "Varthema was a real traveller. His reports on the social and political conditions of the various lands he visited are reliable as being gathered from personal contact with places and peoples. His account of the overland trade is of great value in that we are made to see it before it had begun to give way to the all-seas route. He even heard of a southern continent and of a region of intense cold and very short days, being the first European probably after Marco Polo to bring back the rumor of Terra Australis" (Cox I, 260). - Published as an extensive part of "The History of Travayle in the West and East Indies" - one of the first English versions of the significant collection edited by Pietro Martire d'Anghiera (Peter Martyr, 1457-1526). The first independently published English translation would not appear until 1863: Varthema's travelogue was included for the first time in the present translated edition of Martyr's "History". The translation, with some omissions, is that of Decades I-III of "De Orbe Novo" by Martyr, with additions from other sources, edited by Richard Eden and Richard Willes. Willes was a member of the Jesuits from 1565 to 1572 and was familiar with Maffei, the Jesuit chronicler whose account he drew on for this work. Under the benefaction of the Earl of Bedford, Willes expanded Eden's translation to include, apart from Varthema's travels, four Decades and an abridgement of Decades V-VIII; Frobisher's voyage for a Northwest Passage, Sebastian Cabot's voyages to the Arctic for the Moscovy Company, Cortez's conquest of Mexico, Pereira's description of China, 1565, Acosta and Maffei's notices of Japan, 1573, and the first two English voyages to West Africa. Also, this is the first account in English of Magellan's circumnavigation, as well as the first printed work to advocate a British colony in North America. - First 6 and final 8 ff. supplied in facsimile. Occasional faint contemp. marginalia. 19th c. calligraphic note, quoted from Brunet, on flyleaf. From the library of Sir Arthur Helps (1813-75), English writer, dean of the Privy Council, and Cambridge Apostle, with his armorial bookplate and autograph ownership. Howgego M65. Brunet I, 294. OCLC 5296745. LCCN 02-7743. European Americana 577/2. Church 119. Streeter Sale 24. Arents 23. Borba de Moraes, p. 33. Hill 533. BM-STC 649. Sabin 1562. Cordier, Japonica 71. Field 485. Cf. exhibition cat. "Hajj - The Journey Through Art" (Doha, 2013), p. 90 (1655 Dutch ed. only). Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 2239f. (other editions only). Not in the Atabey or Blackmer collections.

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         De Termino Michaelis Anno primo Henrici sexti [through] De termino Trinitais Anno XX Henrici sexti [1422-1442]. Fourteen volumes bound in one. S.T.C. 9617; 9624; 9631; 9637.5; 9642; 9648; 9651; 9658; 9664; 9669; 9676; 9681; 9687; 9691.5

      Pynson (9); Berthelet (2); Middleton (2); Redman (1). An extensive collection of fourteen early separately printed year books reporting cases from the first half of the reign of Henry VI, all but one recorded in the Short Title Catalogue (under "BHP"), with the majority printed by Richard Pynson. Contemporary vellum, rebacked, ex-Bath Public Library, some worming and marginal fraying, else sturdy with early annotations; the Taussig copy. Pynson (9); Berthelet (2); Middleton (2); Redman (1), London, 1503-47.

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         Euripidis tragoediae septendecim

      Venetiis, 1503. 2 volumes reliés en 1 in-8, plein veau havane, roulette dorée autour des plats, dos lisse refait, pièce de titre originale conservée, tranches jaspées. Reliure du XVIIIè siècle. 170 x 104 mm. "PREMIÉRE ET RARE .DITION D'EURIPIDE, DONT IL N'AVAIT ENCORE été IMPRIMé QUE QUATRE TRAGéDIES VERS 1496 À FLORENCE". Renouard, 43 10. Adams, E 1036. EXEMPLAIRE A BELLES MARGES DE CETTE PRECIEUSE ORIGINALE.

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         Habes in hoc volumine lector accuratissime questiones disputatas sanctissimi doctoris Thome Aquinatis perqua[m] diligentissime iampridem revisas ac eme[n]datas per venerabilem patre[m] fratre[m] Vince[n]tium de Castronovo, nuperq[ue] recognitas cum duobus exemplarib[us] in Alemania impressis. Habes insuper solutione[m] argumento[rum] q[uae]a sancto doctore no[n] inveniuntur soluta: per prefatum venerabile[m] P. fratre[m] Vicentium. Ut patebit si diligenter inspexeris.

      Venedig, Bonetus Locatellus für Ottavianus Scotus Erben, 5. Dezember 1503. Fol. Mit zahlr. tlw. figürl. schwarzgrundigen Holzschn.-Initialen u. einer Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Ende. 226 num., 18 nn. Bll. - Angeb. - Ders. Questiones disputate de veritate [...]. Ebda., 5. September 1503. Mit zahlr. tlw. figürl. schwarzgrundigen Holzschn.-Initialen u. einer (gegenüber dem ersten Band abweichenden) Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Ende. 2 nn., 157 num., 1 nn. Bll., Mod. HPgmt. Frühe Ausgabe der Quaestiones disputatae, in der bei Grabmann (209f.) angegebenen Reihenfolge gedruckt, wobei die Quaestiones de veritate den gesamten zweiten Band ausmachen. - Das EDIT16 führt die beiden Bände eigenständig und auch die wenigen in Bibliotheken nachweisbaren Exemplare kommen meist als Einzelbände vor. Vermutlich wuden die beiden Bände sowohl gemeinsam als auch einzeln ausgegeben. - Von diesen seltenen Venetianischen Drucken über KVK nur Exemplare in Italien u. Frankreich nachweisbar. - Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. (vereinzelt feuchtigkeits-) fleckig. Vereinzelt einige alte Marginalien. Wenige Bll. mit alt ausgebesserten Randläsuren. - Panzer VIII, 360, 174; EDIT16, CNCE 48114 u. CNCE 32823; nicht bei Adams bzw. im BM STC, Italian Books. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Tommaso d\'Aquino, Thomas von Aquin, Thomas de Aquino, quaestiones. questiones disputatas, Postinkunabel, Postinkunabeln

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         De Termino Michaelis Anno primo Henrici sexti [through] De termino Trinitais Anno XX Henrici sexti [1422-1442]. Fourteen volumes bound in one. S.T.C. 9617; 9624; 9631; 9637.5; 9642; 9648; 9651; 9658; 9664; 9669; 9676; 9681; 9687; 9691.5

      London: Pynson (9); Berthelet (2); Middleton (2); Redman (1), 1503-47. Contemporary vellum, rebacked, ex-Bath Public Library, some worming and marginal fraying, else sturdy with early annotations; the Taussig copy An extensive collection of fourteen early separately printed year books reporting cases from the first half of the reign of Henry VI, all but one recorded in the Short Title Catalogue (under "BHP"), with the majority printed by Richard Pynson

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         Rationale divinorum officiorum.

      Venedig, Petrus de Quarengiis, 29. Jänner 1503. - Sehr seltene in Venedig gedruckte Ausgabe dieses erstmals 1459 bei Fust in Mainz erschienenen Werkes. - Der französische Kanoniker Guillelmus Duranti (1237-1296) schrieb seinen liturgischen Traktat in Italien vor 1286. Das in zahlr. Handschriften und Inkunabeln überlieferte Werk zählt zu den wichtigen Quellen für die Kenntnis der westlichen Liturgie. Zur Bedeutung innerhalb des kanonischen Rechts vgl. Schulte, Lit. d. kanon. Rechts II, 144ff. - Titelbl. gestempelt u. mit kl. altem Besitzvermerk. Tlw. zeitgen. Marginalien. Ecken etw. bestoßen u. tlw. m. kl. Knickspuren. Die ersten Bll. m. kl. Randläsuren. Schwach gebräunt bzw. (stock-) fleckig u. durchg. tlw. stärker wasserrandig. - Über den KVK weltweit nur ein Exemplar (in einer Schweizer Bibliothek) nachweisbar. - Nicht bei Adams, im BM STC, Italian Books u. im EDIT16. la Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Fol. Mit zahlr. tlw. figürl. Holzschn.-Initialen u. einem großen schemat. Textholzschnitt. 2 nn., 137 num. Bll., Mod. HLdr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Rationale divinorum officiorum editum per [...] Guilielmum Duranti.

      1503. (In fine: Impressum Venetijs, per Petrum de Quarengijs bergomensem anno domini 1503, die. 29. Ianuarij), in-folio, cartonatura ottocentesca, carte CXXXVII. Testo su due colonne, in caratteri gotici; iniziali xilografiche. Mancano le 2 cc. iniziali non numerate (p1, p2), e tre carte dell'ultimo fascicolo (r5, r6, r10); inoltre il primo fascicolo presente (a, 8 carte) e l'ultimo (r, 7 carte) sono stati rifilati allo specchio di stampa e poi rimarginati al tempo della legatura.

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         (Ameto). Comedie del excelentissimo poeta miser Johanni Boccatio da Certaldo. (In fine:) Venetiis, per Georgium de Rusconibus mediolanensem, XIX dec. MCCCCCIII (Venezia 1503)

      De Rusconibus G, 1503. in - folio (mm.300x205), ff. 75 non num. (segn. A - H8, I4, K7, manca l'ultimo foglio bianco). Leg. 800.esca d'amatore in pieno. marocchino blu, duplice riquadro oro sui piatti, titolo su tassello rosso e ricchi fregi oro al dorso, dentelle int. Tit. in car. semigotico, testo in car. rom., iniziali silografiche ornate, marca tip. in fine. Al verso del tit. trovasi una prefazione o avviso ("Zilius De hiis quae Iohannes Boccatius edidit") che cita le opere composte dal Boccaccio; segue la lunga "Epistola" a Pino De Rossi (consolatoria per il di lui esilio), seguono due lunghe canzoni non composte dal Boccaccio, bensì attribuite, in vari codici antichi mss., a Jacopo Sanguinacci, poeta del XV sec.; è invece di Boccaccio la ballata "Il fior che ?l valor perde" al recto del f. 14, dopo la quale inizia il testo di "Ameto". Terza edizione, rarissima, dell'Ameto (la prima è del 1478, la seconda dell'anno successivo), celebre «favola idillico - allegorica, nota anche sotto il titolo di "Commedia delle ninfe fiorentine" o "Ninfale d'Ameto". Composta, con tutta probabilità, fra il 1341 e il 1342, l'opera è in prosa. intercalata da brani lirici in terza rima, conformemente ai modelli medievali..» (Diz. Bompiani, Opere I, p. 110). Nonostante il titolo plurale ("Comedie"), il contenuto del vol. è quello dettagliatamente riferito sopra. Esempl. stupendo, di provenienza nobiliare inglese (due ex - libris applicati nei contropiatti), a grandi margini, assai fresco (brevi eleganti postille ms. coeve nel margine dei dei primi 14 ff.).

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        De Roma triumphante libri decem diligentissime castigati & ita suo nitori restituti: ut in iis plusque duo mille errores corrigantur. Habes etiam totius operis tabulas in quibus omnia cognitu necessaria miro ordine collecta comprehenduntur.

      per Angelum Britannicum, 1503. In - folio (cm. 31), cc. (6) CLXXX. Lo spazio del primo capolettera arricchito da un piccola decorazione ms. coeva. Legatura cinquecentesca (coeva?) in piena pergamena floscia con unghie e tracce di leccetti di chiusura. Mancanza di pergamena al dorso, pagina di titolo un po' brunita e poche gore marginali, peraltro esemplare assai genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Antica firma di possesso ms. al frontespizio. Bell'edizione di questo classico della storiografia antica italiana e da considerarsi fra gli scritti principali dello storico e filologo romagnolo (Forlì 1392 - Roma 1463). Cfr. Iccu.

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