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         Hystoria de vitis pontificum periucunda: diligenter recognita: & nunc tantum integre impressa

      Venice, Filippo Pincio, 1504 (22 August). A new edition of the Vitae pontificum, Platina's famous chronicle of the papacy through its 1500-year history (previously printed 1479, 1481, 1485), here united with his Contra amores (Against Love Affairs), a "misogynistic critique of women which had significant influence on later writers" (previously printed 1481), five unpublished minor works, and "Parentalia B. Platynae", a collection by the author's friend Pietro Demetrio Guazzelli of verse eulogies recited on 18 April 1482, at a memorial banquet in Platina's former home, also unpublished. Platina (Sacchi), Bartolomeo Piadena (Cremona) 1421 - 1481 Rome Hystoria de vitis pontificum periucunda: diligenter recognita: & nunc tantum integre impressa Venice, Filippo Pincio, 1504 (22 August) Two parts, folio (315 × 215 mm), (146, 53) ff. signed a-r8 s10, A-F8 G6 (- blank G6, cancelled) and foliated 1-46 (54). Woodcut on title-page (borderline 172 × 140 mm), numerous initials from several alphabets. provenance Fürstlich-Fürstenbergische Bibliothek at Donaueschingen, although without its usual ink stamp -- sale by Reiss & Sohn, 'Auktion 70: Aus einer Süddeutschen Fürstenbibliothek, Teil 2', Königstein im Taunus, 4 May 2000, lot 1642 In immaculate state of preservation. binding contemporary South German alum-tawed pigskin over wooden boards, covers deco­rated in blind by three rolls and two stamps (see below); two clasps and two catches (one catch working). A new edition of the Vitae pontificum, Platina's famous chronicle of the papacy through its 1500-year history (previously printed 1479, 1481, 1485), here united with his Contra amores (Against Love Affairs), a 'misogynistic critique of women which had significant influence on later writers' 1 (previously printed 1481), five unpublished minor works, and 'Parentalia B. Platynae', a collection by the author's friend Pietro Demetrio Guazzelli of verse eulogies recited on 18 April 1482, at a memorial banquet in Platina's former home, also unpublished. 2 [img-2310-left-large_default] The author writing his book in front of eight Popes. No subsequent use of the woodcut is known.Height of binding 330 mm The five works by Platina printed here for the first time are 'Dialogus de falso & vero bono', a treatise on moral philosophy in three books, written 1468-1469 while he was imprisoned in Castel Sant'Angelo on charges including sodomy, paganism, conspiracy, and heresy, subsequently dedicated to Sixtus iv; 'De vera nobilitate', written shortly after Platina's appointment (1475) as Vatican librarian, and dedicated to Giovanni Orsini; 'De optimo cive', arguing that contemplative life is inferior to active life (in as much as the latter is more useful for the common good), written 1474, and dedicated to Lorenzo de' Medici; 'Panegyricus Bessarioni', a tribute to Cardinal Bessarion, presented as a gift in early 1471; and 'De pace Italiae confirmanda & bello Thurcis indicendo', written 1468, and addressed to Pius ii. The large woodcut on the title-page depicts Platina writing at a table in front of eight Popes, including St. Peter and Pope Sixtus iv, to whom Platina had pre­sented his book in 1475. 'Cette gravure mérite d'être classée parmi les plus intéressantes... Elle se ressent de l'école du Poliphile'. 3 The woodcut was prepared for this edition and no subsequent use of it is known (dif­ferent woodcuts decorate Filippo Pincio's reprint of 1511 and Guglielmo da Fontaneto's edition of 1518; see Essling nos. 1430-1431). The tools used to decorate the binding are associated with the 'Heidelberg Blumen­topf' workshop. According to present knowledge, this shop was active from 1476 until 1528, and employed eighteen rolls and fifty-eight stamps. The largest of the three rolls decorating this binding measures 115 × 20 mm and depicts in half-figure a Triton and a Nereid amidst foliage; the other two rolls measure 168 × 15 mm and 125 × 15 mm, and depict respectively birds amidst foliage, and flowers and foliage. 4 Two stamps are employed: one is a flower blossom 5 and the other a rosette. 6 references Victor Masséna, prince d'Essling, Les livres a figures vénitiens... Seconde partie (Florence & Paris 1909), i, pp.87-88, no. 1429 (reproducing title-page); Herbert M. Adams, Catalogue of books printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries (Cambridge 1967), P-1412; Max Sander, Le livre à figures italien , depuis 1467 jusqu'à 1530 (reprint Nendeln 1969), no. 5743 and pl. 284 1. Mary Ella Milham, 'The Neglected Works of Platina' in Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Abulensis, edited by Rhoda Schnur (Tempe 2000), p.461; Stefan Bauer, The Censorship and Fortuna of Platina's Lives of the Popes in the Sixteenth Century (Turnhout 2006), pp.46-49, 232. 2. The text is printed from the same manuscript (Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale, Conv. Soppr. C-iv-797) used for the edition printed by Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen at Venice in 1479. Written in the late 1460s, probably by Guazzelli, and annotated by Platina and by the humanist Pomponio Leto, the manuscript is heavily marked-up by the compositors of both the 1479 and 1504 editions; see Piero Scapecchi, 'Un nuovo codice del "Liber de vita Christi ac omnium pontificum" di Bartolomeo Platina usato come esemplare di tipografia per le edizioni veneziane del 1479 e del 1504' in RR Roma nel Rinascimento (1999), pp.247-252. 3. Victor Masséna prince d'Essling, Bibliographie des livres à figures vénitiens de la fin du xvi e siècle et du commencement du xvi e, 1469 - 1524 (Paris 1892), p.245. 4. Konrad Haebler, Rollen- und Plattenstempel des xvi. Jahr­hunderts (Leipzig 1929), ii, p.250 nos. 4-5; Ernst Kyriss, Verzierte gotische einb ä nde im alten deutschen Sprachgebiet (Stuttgart 1958), iii, pp.88-89 no. 147, Tafel 295 nos. 2-4; Einbanddatenbank (ebdb), Werkstatt w000110: r000449-r000451 ( www.hist-einband.de ). 5. Kyriss, op. cit., no. 147, Tafel 295 no. 1 (also no. 142, Tafel 290 no. 1); Einbanddatenbank (EBDB), s009192. 6. Einbanddatenbank (EBDB), s009168.

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         De sculptura. Ubi agitur de symetriis. De lineamentis. De physiognomonia. De perspectiva. De chimiae. De ectyposi. De celatura, eiusque speciebus. Praeterea de caeteris speciebus statuariae. De plastice. De proplastice. De paradigmatice. De tomiae. De colaptice. De claris sculptoribus. Ac plerisque aliis rebus scitu dignissimis

      Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1504. 8vo (154x95 mm). Collation: a-f8. [48] ll. Leaf f2 is a blank. The errata leaf f8 is erroneously bound between ll. f1 and f2. Capital spaces with guide-letters. Italic type. Contemporary vellum, smooth spine with ink title on paper label. Some pale damp staining, ink stains and two small wormholes in the upper corner of the title-page, some light foxing, the blank leaf f2 partially detached. A good, unsophisticated copy.PROVENANCE: manuscript ownership's inscription on the title page 'ex libris Caesaris Antonini Burgassi', presumably Antonio Cesare Burgassi, the 18th-century Italian scholar known for his Aldine bibliography (Serie dell'edizioni Aldine per ordine cronologico ed alfabetico, Pisa, 1790), based on the collection of Cardinal Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne, which was later acquired by A.A. Renouard; ink stamp and another manuscript ownership's entry hard to read in the lower margin of the title-page.RARE FIRST EDITION, edited by Antonio Placido (who signs the dedicatory epistle to Lorenzo Strozzi) and sponsored by Bernardo Rucellai, of this book which is universally considered as first art history treatise ever printed.Written in dialogue form, De sculptura is a document of great importance especially for the Padua school of bronze sculpture. The scene takes place in the author's workshop, in the short period during which Guarico devoted himself to sculpture. The interlocutors are Gaurico himself, Raffaele Regio, and Niccolò Leonico Tomeo, who also in the real life was an avid art collector.After praising the figure of the sculptor, who must have a good knowledge of mathematics as well as a deep literary and antiquarian culture, Gaurico technically deals with the classification of the various kinds of sculpture, and discusses proportions, perspective, physiognomy and the difficulty of making sculptures alive. Finally he outlines a brief history of sculpture, which provides important information about the life of many artists."The very first printed book containing a description of perspective was Gaurico's De sculptura ('On sculpture') from 1504… Gaurico dealt with perspective in a minor section, describing a single technique incompletely… Like the distance point method, the construction presented by Gaurico was probably developed in a workshop by experimenting with constructions – rather than by an inspiration of theoretical insight" (K. Andersen, The Geometry of an Art: The History of the Mathematical Theory of Perspective from Alberti to Monge, Copenhagen, 2007, p. 116).Reprinted in Antwerp in 1528 and Nuremberg 1542, the work had a remarkable influence also outside Italy. Published halfway between Leon Battista Alberti' treatise and Vasari's Lives, De sculptura testifies of the prestige gained by visual arts among humanists.Referring to Michelangelo, Gaurico calls him a "painter", demonstrating to be already aware of Michelangelo's greatness not only in sculpture but also in painting, even though by then Michelangelo had depicted "only" the Tondo Doni; the carton for the Battle of Cascina was commissioned at the end of 1504 and was probably not ready yet when De sculptura was published.The second part of the book contains two erotic Eclogae, whose interlocutors are Orpheus and Thamyras.Pomponio Gaurico, brother of the famous astrologer Luca, was born in Gauro near Salerno. After a journey to Constantinople, in 1501 he enrolled at the University of Padua, where also his brother was studying, and deepened his knowledge of Greek under Niccolò Leonico Tomeo and Marcus Musurus. He also attended the philosophy course of Pietro Pomponazzi, having as classmates Girolamo Fracastoro, Gasparo Contarini, Andrea Navagero, and Pierio Valeriano.After the Venetian defeat at Agnadello and the subsequent temporary closure of the Studio, in 1509 he went to Rome, where he remained for about three years. In that period he met Francesco Pucci, to whom he dedicated his commentary on Horace's Ars poetica. After moving to Naples, he steadily held until 1519 lectures on humanities at the local Studio and attended the circle of writers and humanists who gathered around Jacopo Sannazzaro. Guarico died between 1528 and 1530 under mysterious circumstances, perhaps killed by a French soldier during the siege of Naples.BIBLIOGRAPHY: P. Gaurico, De sculptura, Firenze, Giunti 1504, A. Chastel & R. Klein, eds., Genève, 1969; P. Gaurico, De sculptura, P. Cutolo, F. Divenuto, F. Negri Arnoldi, & P. Sabbatino, eds., Naples, 1999; P. Roccasecca, La prospettiva nel "De sculptura" di Gaurico fra tradizione artistica e condizionamenti retorici, in: "Da Aristotele alla Cina: sei saggi di storia dell'arte universale", S. Marconi, ed., Rome, 1994; F. Falletti & M. Scudieri, Around the David: The Great Art of Michelangelo's Century, Florence-Milan, 2003, p. 41; D. Varotto, Il "De Sculptura" di Pomponio Gaurico: una testimonianza sulla fortuna critica dell'arte di Donatello a Padova, in: "Storia dell'arte", Rome, 2006, n.s. 13/14, 2006, pp. 77-102; D. Summers, Michelangelo's Battle of Cascina, Pomponius Gauricus, and the invention of a gran maniera in Italian painting, in: "Artibus et historiae", IRSA, Cracow, 2007, 56, pp. 165-176; E. Villari, La fortuna cinquecentesca dell'amphibolia dipinta di Polignoto di Taso nel trattato 'De sculptura' di Pomponio Gaurico, in: "Le immagini nel testo, il testo nelle immagini: rapporti fra parola e visualità nella tradizione greco-latina", L. Belloni, ed., Trent, 2010.D. Decia, I Giunti tipografi editori di Firenze, Florence, 1979, II, no. 11; Edit 16, CNCE20537; H.M. Adams, Catalogue of Books printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600 in Cambridge Libraries, Cambridge, 1967, G-292; Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal Conte Cicognara, Pisa, 1821, no. 277; W. Pettas, The Giunti of Florence, New Castle, DE, 2013, p. 229, no. 10.

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         Resa På Neger-kusten Til Kongl. Hofvet i Dahomej.Gothenburg, Sam. Norberg, 1792. 8vo. Old paper boards.

      Cf. Compact DNB I, p. 1504; Gay 2881; Maggs, Bibliotheca Asiatica et Africana 841. A very rare translation into Swedish of Norris' travels in the West Guinean country Dahomey. Robert Norris (d. 1791) was a slave trader. In February 1772, he visited the court in Dahomey, and provides his readers with curious and horrifying details of a mass execution taking place as part of various "customs" or royal ceremonies. "In 1788, when, owing to the vigorous action of the advocates of abolition, a committee of the privy council was appointed to inquire into the slave question, Norris was delegated to lay before it the views of the Liverpool trade, a circumstance which probably led to the publication of his ... His account of the slave trade is a defence of slavery" (DNB). Additionally, the Swedish translation contains many interesting notes by Samuel Ödman (1750-1829).With embossed library stamp on first endleaf. Some traces on title-page and last leaf of earlier binding. Spine of the boards slightly soiled and the top a bit damaged. A very good copy.

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         Margarita philosophica.] Aepitoma omnis phylosophiae. Alias margarita phylosophica tractans de omni genere scibili. Cum additionibus: que in aliis non habentur.

      (Strasbourg, Johann [Reinhard, gen.] Grüninger, 23 February 1504). - 4to. [287] ff. (B-C6, D-E8, F28 [!], G8, H6, J8, K4, L-N8, O6, P-Q8, R6, S-V8, X6, Y-Z8, a8, b4, c7 [6+1: includes "c medium" between c2 and c3], d-e8, f6, g-h8, i4, k-l8, m6, n-p8; published thus without a gathering A, agreeing with ÖNB copy). With title woodcut, 8 pp. of musical notes, and numerous (32 large, 12 almost full-page, and hundreds of small) woodcuts in the text (wanting the woodcut map and the folding plate on musical theory). Contemp. wooden boards with blindstamped pigskin spine and one central brass clasp. The first encyclopedic work in modern European history. The first Strasbourg edition, a revision of the Freiburg first edition published the previous year. In the manner of a dialogue between teacher and student, the book discusses the sciences and liberal arts, including music (with notes), medicine, geometry, surveying, etc. Grüninger modified several woodcuts from the first edition and added others; he also incorporated a brief Hebrew grammar by Conrad Pellicanus, making this the first Strasbourg-printed book to include Hebrew type (cf. Schmidt). - Among the illustrations are a map of the world on f. c7r and many charming miniature woodcuts in the margins. Occasionally, details of the initials (F11r) and woodcuts (e.g., F18v, c2v [salamander], and c3v [dragon]) have been coloured in red. Several contemporary underlinings and marginalia, including a lengthy note on earthquakes that supplements the printed text by additional sources, such as the Arabian astronomer Abu Ma'shar: "Erdbebung bedeute straff Gottes. Naturliche Ursachen nemlich die Hitz und würckung etlicher Planeten, mit der Sonnen, als Martis, Iovis, Saturni, und sönderlich sagt Albumasar vom Saturno. Bedeuten stets künfftig Unglück, wie auch Plinius danen saget, das kein Erdbidem zu Rom geschehen sey one Bedeutung künfftiger ding [.]" (c5v). Some browning and fingerstaining; quires S and e misbound; several small edge defects (larger in d5, k6); paper defects to D4 and (almost touching text) d6. Some worming near beginning and end of volume, also concerning the binding; some damage to spine-ends. VD 16, R 1034. BM-STC 731. Proctor 9891. Schmidt (Grüninger) 66. Ritter 1984. Muller 24, 26. Smith, Rara, 82. Sabin 69123. Ferguson (Reisch) 201f. Alden/L. 504/2. Zinner 849. Eitner VIII, 183. Not in Adams. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Histoire de la découverte et de la conquête du Perou.Paris, Compagnie des Libraires, 1742. 2 volumes. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece, folding engraved map of Peru, and 11 (of 13) engraved plates (of which one folding). Contemporary calf.

      Alden & Landis 742/218; JCB 723; Rene-Moreno 784; Sabin 106265; Palau 379644; cf. Cox II, pp. 251-2; this edition not in Chadenat. One of the most valuable works on the history of the discovery and conquest of Peru. Augustin de Zarate (1504-1560), sent out to examine into the financial affairs of Peru, remained there several years, making notes and collecting material for the present History. He had access to the best official sources of information, and his work is the foundation for later works on the subject. The original Spanish edition was published at Antwerp, 1555, the first French translation appeared at Amsterdam, 1700.Binding slightly rubbed; old owners manuscript entry on first fly-leaf; 2 plates lacking; some staining. With the bookplate of H.H. Jonkers.

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         Historien. Von des Ehrwirdigen inn Gott seligen thewren Manns Gottes, Doctoris Martini Luthers, anfang , Lehr, leben unnd sterben. Alles ordenlich der Jahrzal nach, wie sich alle sachen zu jeder zeyt haben zugetragen....

      8, 4 Bl., 212 S., OPerg. d. Zeit , Vorderer fliegender Vors. fehlt, Titelblatt und 2 Bl. mit fachfrauisch reparierten Fehlstellen (Textverlust). Bl. 184/185 mit Ausriss (Textverlust) - ansonsten gutes Exemplar Die erste Biographie Martin Luthers.Johannes Mutheisus (1504-1565) studierte nach dem Besuch der Nürnberger Lateinschule 1523/24 zunächst in Ingolstadt. Als Erzieher auf Schloß Odelzhausen an der Glonn 1526/27 las er Luthers "Sermon von den guten Werken" und schloß sich bald darauf der Reformation an. Nach einem Theologiestudium in Wittenberg (1529/30) wurde er Lehrer in Altenburg. 1532 zum Rektor der Joachimsthaler Lateinschule berufen, baute er die dortige Schulbibliothek auf sie ist nahezu unversehrt erhalten geblieben. 1540-42 studierte er nochmals in Wittenberg, vornehmlich bei Luther und Melanchthon ("Analecta Lutherana et Melanthonia", hrsg. v. G. Loesche, 1892). Als häufiger Gast im Haus Luthers schrieb er zahlreiche Tischreden nach (separat hrsg. v. E. Kroker 1903 sowie in der Weimarer Lutherausg., Abt. "Tischreden" IV, 1916, V, 1919). Nach seiner Ordination durch Luther im März 1542 folgte M. einem erneuten Ruf nach Joachimsthal, nunmehr in das Predigtamt, und wurde 1545 Pfarrer der jungen Bergbaugemeinde, die er in konfessionellen Wirren (namentlich mit Täufern), wirtschaftlichen Krisen (Rückgang der Silberausbeuten) und politischen Konfrontationen als Seelsorger bis zu seinem Tod 1565 vorbildlich betreute. Als das prot. Joachimsthal im Schmalkaldischen Krieg 1546 mit den Gegnern der Krone Böhmen sympathisierte, mußte M. in einer Audienz vor Kg. Ferdinand I. die Interessen der Bergstadt verteidigen. Zur inneren Konsolidierung der oft undisziplinierten und spannungsgeladenen Gemeinde trug er mit ausdrucksvollen Predigten bei. Davon sind etwa 1500 zum Druck gelangt namentlich seine Hochzeits- und Leichenpredigten dienten lange Zeit als Muster prot. Kanzelberedsamkeit. Mit Vorliebe schuf M. Predigtzyklen, entweder biblischen Texten folgend (so die Korintherhomilien 1590, Sirach 1586, Leben Jesu 1568) oder mit aktuellen Bezügen. Zu letzteren gehören die zuerst unter dem Titel "Bergpostilla oder Sarepta" 1562 gedruckten 16 Bergbaupredigten, die beachtliche Aufschlüsse über Technik, Kultur und Sprache des Montanwesens liefern. Die fruchtbare Seelsorgetätigkeit erhielt durch freundschaftlichen Austausch mit dem Joachimsthaler Kantor und Liederdichter Nicolaus Herman wertvolle Anregungen. M. festigte seine Gemeinde, indem er ihr auf Anregung Melanchthons 1551 eine Kirchen-, Schul- und Spitalordnung schuf (Abdruck bei G. Loesche, I, S. 261-330). Seine rege Anteilnahme am Joachimsthaler Bürgerleben und Bergwesen schlug sich in der von ihm exakt geführten Chronik nieder. Er stand in regem Kontakt mit vielen namhaften Theologen (Melanchthon, Caspar Cruciger), Naturwissenschaftlern ( Georg Agricola, Valerius Cordus), Humanisten ( Georg Spalatin, Joachim Camerarius) und Poeten ( Eobanus Hessus, Johann Major). Joachimsthal verdankte ihm den Ruf eines angesehenen Kulturzentrums.Als bleibendes Vermächtnis M.s gelten seine 1566 veröffentlichten "Luther-Historien", die bis heute nahezu 50 Auflagen erlebten. Dieses erste, aus 17 zwischen 1562 und 1565 gehaltenen Predigten hervorgegangene, prot. Lebensbild des Reformators diente den Lutherbiographen und Reformationshistorikern als Quelle ersten Ranges.Als politisch wirkender Seelsorger hat sich M. um die Aussöhnung zwischen Deutschen und Tschechen in Böhmen im Geiste des Evangeliums bemüht. Hingegen blieben seine Vermittlungsversuche zwischen den reformatorischen Gliedkirchen in Böhmen im Ansatz stecken. Die für die Entwicklung des Protestantismus in Böhmen verhängnisvollen Angriffe M.s gegen alle Regungen des linken Flügels der Reformation müssen in Verbindung mit den sozialen und religiösen Spannungen gesehen werden, denen er in Joachimsthal begegnete. Angesichts seiner Verbundenheit mit Melanchthon ist es schwer verständlich, daß eine Mathesiuspostille während der kryptokalvinistischen Verfolgungen in Sachsen 1589 wegen angeblich antiphilippistischer Tendenzen, die von anderer Hand eingearbeitet waren, inkriminiert werden konnte.Im Unterschied zu seiner gewandten, in vieler Hinsicht von Luther beeinflußten deutschen Prosa in den Predigten erweisen sich die poetischen Werke M.s in deutscher und lat. Sprache als schwache Leistungen. Das betrifft gleichermaßen Gelegenheitsdichtungen wie Kirchenlieder, die nicht zu Unrecht in Vergessenheit geraten sind (vgl. G. Loesche, II, S. 188-219, u. R. Wolkan, Gesch. d. dt. Litteratur in Böhmen bis z. Ausgange d. XVI. Jh., 1894).Die Förderung seines Erbes setzt sich die 1960 gegründete J.-M.-Gesellschaft zur Aufgabe, die zwei Periodika herausgibt und eine J.-M.-Medaille verleiht. Eine M.-Forschungsstelle als Abteilung des "Instituts für Reformations- und Kirchengeschichte der böhm. Länder" befindet sich in Bad Rappenau. (NDB)

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         Num morbifica aliqua de Galeni sententia sit causa, continens disceptatio ad Franciscum Valleriolam medicum clarissimum. Una etiam hic aliorum quotquot nostra aetate aliquid de causa continente memoriae prodiderunt argumenta refelluntur.

      352 S., 8 Bll. Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdecken, mit den beiden Schließen.. Mit Blindprägung und Rollenstempeln. 18 x 12 cm. VD16 F 3256 (mit 5 Standortnachweisen). - Schönes Exemplar des seltenen Schrift des Hauptvertreters des Neu-Galenismus, dessen Ruhm natürlich auf seinen bekannten Kräuterbücher fußt. Fuchs befasst sich hier mit der epidemiographischen Arbeit und den Kommentator zu Galen von Franciscus Valleriola (1504-1580). - Titel mit gelöschtem Stempel und handschriftl Besitzeintrag.

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         Resa På Neger-kusten Til Kongl. Hofvet i Dahomej.Gothenburg, Sam. Norberg, 1792. 8vo. Old paper boards.

      - Cf. Compact DNB I, p. 1504; Gay 2881; Maggs, Bibliotheca Asiatica et Africana 841. A very rare translation into Swedish of Norris' travels in the West Guinean country Dahomey. Robert Norris (d. 1791) was a slave trader. In February 1772, he visited the court in Dahomey, and provides his readers with curious and horrifying details of a mass execution taking place as part of various "customs" or royal ceremonies. "In 1788, when, owing to the vigorous action of the advocates of abolition, a committee of the privy council was appointed to inquire into the slave question, Norris was delegated to lay before it the views of the Liverpool trade, a circumstance which probably led to the publication of his His account of the slave trade is a defence of slavery" (DNB). Additionally, the Swedish translation contains many interesting notes by Samuel Ödman (1750-1829).With embossed library stamp on first endleaf. Some traces on title-page and last leaf of earlier binding. Spine of the boards slightly soiled and the top a bit damaged. A very good copy.

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         Il Commiato di Gesù dalla Madre

      1504. Xilografia, 1504 circa, monogrammata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Esemplare della serie La vita della Vergine, dalla contemporanea edizione con testo latino al verso del 1511. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva, completa della linea marginale, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Fino al 1510 questa incisione chiudeva la serie della Vita della Vergine. Dürer aggiunse poi altre scene: Morte, Assunzione e Incoronazione. Per quanto concerne la datazione, il foglio è solitamente datato al 1504, in prossimità del secondo viaggio in Italia. L'episodio rappresentato non è riportato nei Vangeli, bensì nel capitolo 61 della Vita Christi di San Bonaventura e in meditazioni di mistici medievali. Lo stesso soggetto, con le debite differenze, si trova anche nel ciclo della Piccola Passione. Woodcut, 1504 circa, signed at lower left. From the Life of the Virgin. Example of the contemporary latin edition of 1511, with text on the back. A fine impression, rich in tone, printed on laid paper, trimmed to the borderline, in very good conditions. Until 1510 this work closed the series on the Life of the Virgin. Dürer then added other scenes: Death, Assumption and Coronation. Regarding the dating, the sheet is usually dated to 1504, in the vicinity of the second trip in Italy. The episode depicted is not mentioned in the Gospels, but in chapter 61 of the Vita Christi of St. Bonaventure, and the meditations of medieval mystics. The same subject, with the due differences, is also located in the loop of the Small Passion. Meder 204; TIB 10.01.292; Bartsch, VII n. 92; G. M. Fara, Albrecht Dürer Originali, copie, derivazioni, p. 321 n. 96s. 205 300

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         noviter impressum cum quibusdam missis de novo additis.. In fine: Impressum Venetjis per nobilem virum Lucantonium de Giunta Florentinum, 1504

      1504. in-8, ff. (16), 263 (i.e. 271), legatura del XIX secolo in pelle con impressi a secco ramages, triplice filetto oro ai piatti, al dorso titolo in gotico. Bella edizione stampata in rosso e nero, con notazione musicale e 21 legni a p. pagina con a fronte iniziali figurate entro bordure vegetali (in alto e a sinistra) e con scenette su fondo criblé (a destra e in basso). Completano l'apparato illustrativo 162 piccole vignette. Il presente esemplare presenta il foglio di titolo con agnello,impresa dello stampatore e fregio nel bas de page riccamente miniati nel XIX secolo. Buon esemplare eccetto per il foglio di titolo che è stato anticamente rinforzato.

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         Cornelius Nepos De vita Catonis senioris Sextus Aurelius de vitis caesarum Benevenutis Imolensis De eademre ie Libellus augustalis all ed L AbstemiusFano G Soncino 25 February

      

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         Pharsalia: sive de bello civili Caesaris et Pompeii, libri x. [Leiden], Officina Plantiniana, Franciscus Raphelengius, 1614. 8vo. With woodcut printer's device on title-page. Contemporary slightly overlapping vellum.

      - Dibdin, Greek & Latin Classics II, p. 185 (erroneously dated Antwerp, 1504); Simoni L-218; Ter Meulen-Diermanse 423. First edition of Lucan's Pharsalia to be edited by Hugo Grotius, who later wrote to Heinsius that he never intended it to be "his" edition, but merely corrected some errors by Bersman, but Raphelengius published it as Grotius's, only mentioning Bersman (and Pulman, who compiled the index) in the list of variant readings. The main text is finely printed in italic type. This edition became the standard followed in the Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany and Great-Britain.Good copy of the first Grotius edition.

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         Constitutiones Legitime seu Legatine Regionis Anglicane: cum Subtillissima Interpretatione D[omini] Johannis de Athon: Tripliciq[ue] Tabella. Necnon et [Con]stitutiones Prouinciales ab Archiepiscopis Cantuariensibus [etc.]. S.T.C. 17108; Beale T404

      Wulfgangi Hopilii [etc.]. First edition of the first major treatise on Anglican canon law, written in the early fourteenth century, a work which, in John Baker's words, "might well claim to be one of the most visually attractive law books ever published . . . in England". Modern calf, gilt lettered, the margins of the last leaf repaired, else well-preserved, with the title printed in red and black; the Taussig copy. Wulfgangi Hopilii [etc.], Paris, 1504.

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         Habentur hoc volumine haec Theodoro Gaza interprete. Aristotelis De natura animalium, liber IX. Eiusdem De partibus animalium, lib IIII. Eiusdem De generatione animalium, libri V. Theophrasti De historia plantarum, liber IX Alexandri Aphrodisiensis Problemata duobus libris.

      Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1504. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (308x212 mm). 12, [16], 273 [1] ff. Signature: [12], a-b8, a-p8, o-p6, r-u8, x8, v8, z8, &8, A-M8, N6. Woodcut Aldine device on [1]. Separate title to "Problematum Aristotelis" with Aldine device on E1r. Leaf p6r with colophon "Venetiis in Domo Aldi mense Maio M.DIII", last leaf N6r with colophon "Venetiis. mense Martio. M. D. IIII." 18th century plain vellum, spine with two red morocco labels titled in gilt (little edge chipping to one label). Title- and final leaf soiled, spotted and brown stained, otherwise bright with only light age-toning, few mainly marginal wormholes, occasional spotting. Extensive early ink marginalia in Latin (a few cropped at fore edge). An outstanding, wide-margined copy printed on strong paper. ----BM STC Italian, 1465-1600, S. 43; Adams A 1761; Fock, p.18; Renouard 1504/2; USTC 810862; Dibner 18 and Norman 2066 (for 1st ed. of Theophrastus) - The rare first Aldus edition of Theodorus Gaza's Latin translation from Greek of Aristotle's works on animals and Theophrastus' works on plants. The original Greek manuscripts were brought from Constantinople to Italy by Giovanni Aurispa in the early 15th century and translated into Latin by Theodore Gaza around 1450. The editio princeps of the Greek came out only in 1497, but Gaza's translation, edited by Giorgio Merula, was first published in 1483. Gaza, scholar, scribe and teacher from Thessaloniki, translated many works of Greek science, literature and theology into Latin. He was renowned for the style and accuracy of his translations. Contains the 3rd Latin (1st Aldine) edition of Theophrastus' work on systematic botany which was first published in Latin translation in 1483. "An observer and collector of botanical data rather than a profound theorizer, Theophrastus was handicapped by lack of scientific language. Yet his description of the formation of the plant in the seed, the earliest account known, was the best made for 2000 years; it demonstrated excellent observation" (Dibner). This edition additionally contains Latin-Greek and Greek-Latin glossaries of technical terms found in Aristotle. The first edition is quite rare on the market. OCLC lists only 4 copies in US public libraries. Near Fine.

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         Erklärung des Haus- und Zucht-Buchs Jesus Sirach, Allwo in XCVII. Predigten der Text deutlich erkläret, die Wahrheiten andächtigen Christen eingeschärft, und jedermann zur wahren Weisheit und allen Christlichen Tugendenbeweglich angeführet, im Glauben gestärket, im Leben gebessert und im Leiden getröstet und aufgerichtet wird Mit erwecklichen Eingängen, vielen denkwürdigen Historien, erbaulichen Sprüchen der Heil. Väter und anderer weisen Männer ausgezieret Mit einem ausführlichen und vollständigen Register in diesem bequemen Format von neuen herausgegeben und mit einer Vorrede versehen von Johann Simon Buchka.

      8. 22 cm. Frontispiz, Titel in Rot und Schwarz, 6 Blatt Vorrede, 1504 Seiten, 26 Blatt. Ganzlederband der Zeit mit blindgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Außenfalz einseitig angerissen, unteres Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle, Einband mit kleinen Wurmlöchern, Namenseintrag auf Vorsatz, Schmutzblatt und Titelblatt. Die ersten Blätter mit kleinem Loch. Gutes Exemplar. First edition. Contemporary full leather binding. Spine with cut out, little wormholes, inscription on endpaper, first page and title page. First pages with little hole. Good condition.

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         Enchiridion novus Algorismi .

      Cologne: In officina H. Quentell, 1504. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo [19.5 x 14.5 cm]. (20) ff. Bound in early pasteboards, bookplate of Robert John Verney, Lord Willoughby de Broke (1809-62) inside upper cover. Some staining to boards. Contemporary annotations on title page and final page, restoration to bottom corner or title page not affecting text.Rare 1504 second edition (first in 1501) of this early computational handbook, the Enchiridion novus Algorismi of Johannes Huswirth, one of the earliest books on the Arabic system of numerals printed in Germany (see De Morgan, p. 4), containing the rules of the numerical operations and including the first commercial computing rules. The scarcity of early editions (a third was printed in 1507) of this text is perhaps due to its frequent use in calculation - the Greek 'enchiridion' means 'that which stays in the hand' - and indeed the book might even be considered an early form of portable calculator. "This is the earliest treatise on algorism printed at Cologne. It is divided into four 'Tractati' and includes the fundamental operations, a brief treatment of abacus or line reckoning, common fractions, rule of three, partnership and over twenty miscellaneous rules. In the algoristic treatment of integers, Huswirt places 'duplatio' (doubling) after multiplication, and 'mediatio' (halving) after division [.] It is interesting to see how these chapters on doubling and halving, of which we have traces in ancient Egypt, persisted throughout the Middle Ages and well into the sixteenth century" (Smith, 74-5). 'Algorism,' the technique of performing basic arithmetic by writing numbers in place value form and applying a set of memorized rules and facts to the digits, quickly superseded earlier calculation systems that used a different set of symbols for each numerical magnitude and often required a device such as an abacus. The word 'algorism' derives from the name of Al-Khwarizmi (c. 780-850), a Persian mathematician and astronomer working in Baghdad. His Arabic-language treatise was translated into Latin in the 12th century under the title Algoritmi de numero Indorum; in late Medieval Latin, algorismus, the corruption of his name, simply meant the "decimal number system." In 17th-century French, the word's form, but not its meaning, changed to 'algorithm,' following the model of the word 'logarithm,' this form alluding to the ancient Greek arithmos ('number'). English adopted the French very soon afterwards, but it was not until the late 19th century that 'algorithm' took on the meaning that it has in modern English. In English, the term it was first used about 1230, and then Chaucer used it in 1391. The mathematician Johannes Huswith (fl. 1501) was born in Saanen, studied at Cologne, where gained the title of magister atrium, and after his service as army chaplain and personal confessor to Cardinal Matthäus Schiner during the Siege of Pavia (1512), in 1515 he received the parish of Saanen with papal decree.OCLC locates no U.S. copies and only 2 copies worldwide of this second edition (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Germany, and Basel/Bern University, Switzerland). Columbia, Michigan and Wisconsin hold copies of the 1501 first edition; no U.S. institutions hold the 1507 third.* Smith, Rara Arithmetica, pp. 74-7; Augustus De Morgan, Arithmetical Books, p. 4; Graesse, v. 3, p. 396; VD 16 H6209.

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         Discorsi intorno al comporre de i Romanzi, delle Comedie, e delle Tragedie, e di altre maniere di Poesie. EA.

      Titel, 15 nn. Bl., 287 S., 8 Bl. (letztes weiß). Mit großer Holzschnitt-Druckermarke als Titelvignette, einer weiteren Druckermarke verso S. 287 (beide zeigen Phönix), einigen Holzschnitt-Vignetten und -Initialen. Kl.4 (20 x 14,3 cm). Späterer brauner Kalblederband auf 5 Bünden und mit reicher Rückenvergoldung auf beiden Deckeln das goldgeprägte Wappensupralibro eines Bischoffs. Druck in einer Kursive. Gering berieben, bestoßen und fleckig Papier (bes. die Vorsätze) zeitbedingt angegilbt zahlr. zeitgenössische Glossen und Anstreichungen in Tinte der ehemals sehr breite Rand beschnitten, so dass teils die hs. Glossen betroffen sind 3 Bl. mit Fleck im weißen Rand S. 107 mit Paginierungsfehler (recte 111) auf der Titelei der hs. Besitzvermerk des Pariser Jesuitencollegs und ein weiteren hs. Besitzvermerk (unleserlich). G. Giraldi (1504-1573 Arzt, Philosoph, Schriftsteller), dessen Novellen auch einen Shakespeare inspirierten ("Maß für Maß", "Othello"), legt hier sein literaturtheoretisches Hauptwerk vor, in dem er u. a. die Poetologie der von ihm entwickelten Tragikomödie darstellt.

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         Geschichte des Baierisch-Landshutischen Erbfolge-Krieges nach dem Tode Herzog Georg des Reichen zu Baiern Landshut und Beweis der widerrechtlichen Veräußerung der von der Reichs-Stadt Nürnberg damals okkupirten Pfalz-Baierischen Stamm-Fideikommiß- und Lehnsherrschaften, Städte, Schlösser, Klöster und andern Güter sammt der Widerlegung der zwey Nürnbergischen Druckschriften. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      4 Bl., 128 136, 80 S., 1 Bl. 4 (21,5 x 18 cm). Leder der Zeit mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Aus der Geschichte begründete Streitschrift gegen die Reichsstadt Nürnberg und die beiden Druckschriften, die am Ende im Einzelnen widerlegt werden. Nürnberg hatte sich im Landshuter Erbfolgekrieg (1504/05) die Ämter Lauf, Hersbruck und Altdorf gesichert. - Löwenthal (1742-1816) war Kanzler bei der Amberger Regierung, bekannt ist seine "Geschichte vom Ursprung der Stadt Amberg", das vorliegende Werk ist Kurfürst Karl Theodor gewidmet. - Gering gebräunt, kaum fleckig. Der dekorative Einband vor allem am Hinterdeckel mit etwas, ganz oberflächlich bleibendem, Wurmfraß. Sehr schönes Exemplar. *Pfister I, 4279: "Nicht häufig!" - Vgl. Bosl 490.

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         Historien. Von des Ehrwirdigen inn Gott seligen thewren Manns Gottes, Doctoris Martini Luthers, anfang , Lehr, leben unnd sterben. Alles ordenlich der Jahrzal nach, wie sich alle sachen zu jeder zeyt haben zugetragen....

      8, 4 Bl., 212 S., OPerg. d. Zeit , Vorderer fliegender Vors. fehlt, Titelblatt und 2 Bl. mit fachfrauisch reparierten Fehlstellen (Textverlust). Bl. 184/185 mit Ausriss (Textverlust) - ansonsten gutes Exemplar Die erste Biographie Martin Luthers.Johannes Mutheisus (1504-1565) studierte nach dem Besuch der Nürnberger Lateinschule 1523/24 zunächst in Ingolstadt. Als Erzieher auf Schloß Odelzhausen an der Glonn 1526/27 las er Luthers "Sermon von den guten Werken" und schloß sich bald darauf der Reformation an. Nach einem Theologiestudium in Wittenberg (1529/30) wurde er Lehrer in Altenburg. 1532 zum Rektor der Joachimsthaler Lateinschule berufen, baute er die dortige Schulbibliothek auf sie ist nahezu unversehrt erhalten geblieben. 1540-42 studierte er nochmals in Wittenberg, vornehmlich bei Luther und Melanchthon ("Analecta Lutherana et Melanthonia", hrsg. v. G. Loesche, 1892). Als häufiger Gast im Haus Luthers schrieb er zahlreiche Tischreden nach (separat hrsg. v. E. Kroker 1903 sowie in der Weimarer Lutherausg., Abt. "Tischreden" IV, 1916, V, 1919). Nach seiner Ordination durch Luther im März 1542 folgte M. einem erneuten Ruf nach Joachimsthal, nunmehr in das Predigtamt, und wurde 1545 Pfarrer der jungen Bergbaugemeinde, die er in konfessionellen Wirren (namentlich mit Täufern), wirtschaftlichen Krisen (Rückgang der Silberausbeuten) und politischen Konfrontationen als Seelsorger bis zu seinem Tod 1565 vorbildlich betreute. Als das prot. Joachimsthal im Schmalkaldischen Krieg 1546 mit den Gegnern der Krone Böhmen sympathisierte, mußte M. in einer Audienz vor Kg. Ferdinand I. die Interessen der Bergstadt verteidigen. Zur inneren Konsolidierung der oft undisziplinierten und spannungsgeladenen Gemeinde trug er mit ausdrucksvollen Predigten bei. Davon sind etwa 1500 zum Druck gelangt namentlich seine Hochzeits- und Leichenpredigten dienten lange Zeit als Muster prot. Kanzelberedsamkeit. Mit Vorliebe schuf M. Predigtzyklen, entweder biblischen Texten folgend (so die Korintherhomilien 1590, Sirach 1586, Leben Jesu 1568) oder mit aktuellen Bezügen. Zu letzteren gehören die zuerst unter dem Titel "Bergpostilla oder Sarepta" 1562 gedruckten 16 Bergbaupredigten, die beachtliche Aufschlüsse über Technik, Kultur und Sprache des Montanwesens liefern. Die fruchtbare Seelsorgetätigkeit erhielt durch freundschaftlichen Austausch mit dem Joachimsthaler Kantor und Liederdichter Nicolaus Herman wertvolle Anregungen. M. festigte seine Gemeinde, indem er ihr auf Anregung Melanchthons 1551 eine Kirchen-, Schul- und Spitalordnung schuf (Abdruck bei G. Loesche, I, S. 261-330). Seine rege Anteilnahme am Joachimsthaler Bürgerleben und Bergwesen schlug sich in der von ihm exakt geführten Chronik nieder. Er stand in regem Kontakt mit vielen namhaften Theologen (Melanchthon, Caspar Cruciger), Naturwissenschaftlern ( Georg Agricola, Valerius Cordus), Humanisten ( Georg Spalatin, Joachim Camerarius) und Poeten ( Eobanus Hessus, Johann Major). Joachimsthal verdankte ihm den Ruf eines angesehenen Kulturzentrums.Als bleibendes Vermächtnis M.s gelten seine 1566 veröffentlichten "Luther-Historien", die bis heute nahezu 50 Auflagen erlebten. Dieses erste, aus 17 zwischen 1562 und 1565 gehaltenen Predigten hervorgegangene, prot. Lebensbild des Reformators diente den Lutherbiographen und Reformationshistorikern als Quelle ersten Ranges.Als politisch wirkender Seelsorger hat sich M. um die Aussöhnung zwischen Deutschen und Tschechen in Böhmen im Geiste des Evangeliums bemüht. Hingegen blieben seine Vermittlungsversuche zwischen den reformatorischen Gliedkirchen in Böhmen im Ansatz stecken. Die für die Entwicklung des Protestantismus in Böhmen verhängnisvollen Angriffe M.s gegen alle Regungen des linken Flügels der Reformation müssen in Verbindung mit den sozialen und religiösen Spannungen gesehen werden, denen er in Joachimsthal begegnete. Angesichts seiner Verbundenheit mit Melanchthon ist es schwer verständlich, daß eine Mathesiuspostille während der kryptokalvinistischen Verfolgungen in Sachsen 1589 wegen angeblich antiphilippistischer Tendenzen, die von anderer Hand eingearbeitet waren, inkriminiert werden konnte.Im Unterschied zu seiner gewandten, in vieler Hinsicht von Luther beeinflußten deutschen Prosa in den Predigten erweisen sich die poetischen Werke M.s in deutscher und lat. Sprache als schwache Leistungen. Das betrifft gleichermaßen Gelegenheitsdichtungen wie Kirchenlieder, die nicht zu Unrecht in Vergessenheit geraten sind (vgl. G. Loesche, II, S. 188-219, u. R. Wolkan, Gesch. d. dt. Litteratur in Böhmen bis z. Ausgange d. XVI. Jh., 1894).Die Förderung seines Erbes setzt sich die 1960 gegründete J.-M.-Gesellschaft zur Aufgabe, die zwei Periodika herausgibt und eine J.-M.-Medaille verleiht. Eine M.-Forschungsstelle als Abteilung des "Instituts für Reformations- und Kirchengeschichte der böhm. Länder" befindet sich in Bad Rappenau. (NDB)

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         Caroli Stefani Praedium Rusticum In Quo Cuiusuis Soli Vel Culti Vel Inculti Plantarum Vocabula Ac Descriptiones, Earumque Conseredarum Atque Excolendarum Instrumenta Suo Ordine Describuntur

      Schweinsleder/Pergament Altersschön Noch Titel : " Opus Medicis, Pharmacopolis Agricolis Caeterisque Germanae Latinitatis Studiosis Perutile. Indice triplici ad majorem facilitatem locupletatum. " Text Lateinisch. Dies ist das berühmte " Pflanzenlexikon " von Charles Estienne (1504-1564), französischer Arzt, Buchdrucker, Schriftsteller. Pergament-Einband verschmutzt, mit Titelei aus der Zeit, 2x handgeschrieben (und datiert) auf Buchrücken, (Buchbinder muss sich wohl vertan und das Buch zuerst falsch herum betitelt haben!), sehr solider, fester, guter Buchblock, Stoff-Schließen nicht mehr vorhanden, Schmutzstellen auf Fußschnitt und am unteren Rand des Buches über ca. 300 Seiten (nicht im Text). Ein altes Provenienz-Schildchen im inneren Buchdeckel und kurioser Eintrag darunter: "Charles Estienne, 3ème fils de Henri Ier, imprimeur" (!!!)Provenienzeintragungen mit Tinte/datiert 1688 unterhalb des Titels, Einleitung der 1. Auflage (1553), 599 Seiten. Dazu: Table des Dictions Françaises, Index Plantarum (ca. 60 Seiten). Gedruckt auf gutem Papier, klarer Druckspiegel. Diese Ausgabe, ohne Illustrationen, war ein wertvolles Vademecum für Mediziner, Pharmazeuten, Landwirte etc. Insgesamt gut erhalten trotz erwähnter Mängel. ----Ceci est un dictionnaire des plantes. Volume relié parchemin (celui-ci assez sali), deux pièces de titre écrites à lencre sur la reliure, celle-ci solide et stable, à lintérieur du plat de devant inscription ancienne : "Charles Estienne, 3ème fils de Henri Ier, imprimeur" (!!!) Tâches marron sur le bas des premières 300 pages - à partir de la tranche den bas - naffectant pas le texte ! En tout 599 pages + Table des Dictions Françaises, Index Plantarum (à peu près 60 pages). Ouvrage rare bien que paru déjà à partir de 1553, un outil indispensable pour les pharmaciens, les médecins, les agriculteurs.----- A botanical dictionary. A truly antiquarian book bound in parchment with handwritten title on spine, binding solid but soiled. Curious inscription inside book cover "Charles Estienne, 3ème fils de Henri Ier, imprimeur" (!!!) Charles Estienne (1504-1564) was a famous scholar, doctor, printer and writer. Some brown staining on lower edge of the book, affecting about 300 pages, but not running on the text. Altogether a rare and interesting book for chemists, doctors, cultivators (who still speak and read Latin!). +++ Stichwörter: Alte Drucke Bibliophilie Rarität Pharmazie Botanik Rara Landwirtschaft Medizin Dictionnaire Botanique Plants Garden Trees 11 x 16 Cm. 0,4 Kg.

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         Enchiridion novus Algorismi .

      Cologne: In officina H. Quentell, 1504. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo [19.5 x 14.5 cm]. (20) ff. Bound in early pasteboards, bookplate of Robert John Verney, Lord Willoughby de Broke (1809-62) inside upper cover. Some staining to boards. Contemporary annotations on title page and final page, restoration to bottom corner or title page not affecting text. Rare 1504 second edition (first in 1501) of this early computational handbook, the Enchiridion novus Algorismi of Johannes Huswirth, one of the earliest books on the Arabic system of numerals printed in Germany (see De Morgan, p. 4), containing the rules of the numerical operations and including the first commercial computing rules. The scarcity of early editions (a third was printed in 1507) of this text is perhaps due to its frequent use in calculation - the Greek 'enchiridion' means 'that which stays in the hand' - and indeed the book might even be considered an early form of portable calculator. "This is the earliest treatise on algorism printed at Cologne. It is divided into four 'Tractati' and includes the fundamental operations, a brief treatment of abacus or line reckoning, common fractions, rule of three, partnership and over twenty miscellaneous rules. In the algoristic treatment of integers, Huswirt places 'duplatio' (doubling) after multiplication, and 'mediatio' (halving) after division [.] It is interesting to see how these chapters on doubling and halving, of which we have traces in ancient Egypt, persisted throughout the Middle Ages and well into the sixteenth century" (Smith, 74-5). 'Algorism,' the technique of performing basic arithmetic by writing numbers in place value form and applying a set of memorized rules and facts to the digits, quickly superseded earlier calculation systems that used a different set of symbols for each numerical magnitude and often required a device such as an abacus. The word 'algorism' derives from the name of Al-Khwarizmi (c. 780-850), a Persian mathematician and astronomer working in Baghdad. His Arabic-language treatise was translated into Latin in the 12th century under the title Algoritmi de numero Indorum; in late Medieval Latin, algorismus, the corruption of his name, simply meant the "decimal number system." In 17th-century French, the word's form, but not its meaning, changed to 'algorithm,' following the model of the word 'logarithm,' this form alluding to the ancient Greek arithmos ('number'). English adopted the French very soon afterwards, but it was not until the late 19th century that 'algorithm' took on the meaning that it has in modern English. In English, the term it was first used about 1230, and then Chaucer used it in 1391. The mathematician Johannes Huswith (fl. 1501) was born in Saanen, studied at Cologne, where gained the title of magister atrium, and after his service as army chaplain and personal confessor to Cardinal Matthäus Schiner during the Siege of Pavia (1512), in 1515 he received the parish of Saanen with papal decree. OCLC locates no U.S. copies and only 2 copies worldwide of this second edition (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Germany, and Basel/Bern University, Switzerland). Columbia, Michigan and Wisconsin hold copies of the 1501 first edition; no U.S. institutions hold the 1507 third. * Smith, Rara Arithmetica, pp. 74-7; Augustus De Morgan, Arithmetical Books, p. 4; Graesse, v. 3, p. 396; VD 16 H6209.

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         Fertilissima Aegidij Romani quolibetta castigatissima Laurentij Amolini Rhodigini opera Plurimis etia(m) ab eode(m) marginum altrinsecusq(uem) appe(n)culis donata.

      Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 1504. Folio (30,0 x 21,4 cm). 147 lvs. Recently bound, using old and stained vellum, new endpapers, spine with handwritten title. With a great number of 5-line xylographic initials and 2 ibidem 13-line initials. A plethora of marginal printed annotations. Leaf T5-v with the large publisher's mark of Scotus. For a full description and more images please visit: www.zaalbooks.nl .

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         [Hribeglias (?), Gregory]. Benedictina 1V Oct. Nov. Dec.

      The fourth manuscript volume of a set of Benedictine hymn books relative to saints primarily in the Western European church, with emphasis on Germany and Britain. The text incorporates hymns for every portion of a saint's day and mainly in rhyme with short, occasional passages of prose. The rhymes are mediaeval or Renaissance, and perhaps by the actual person whose name is given on the spine of the book. The scribe (whether or not the author) writes in a small beautiful hand, perhaps of the seventeenth century. The author is aware of the famous papal prophecies of Malachi, bishop of Armagh, first published in the 1590s and perhaps written about that time, so the text is probably datable to no earlier than the 17th century - though Malachi's prophecies may have been current in manuscript before that. There is no inclusion of Saint Pius V (1504-1572), a powerful figure and great friend to the Catholics of Spain and Holland amongst others. No musical scores are present. One would naturally think the volumes were originally for use in a Benedictine monastery or abbey. Black morocco over wooden boards, with the remains of clasps, Ms label on the spine, marbled endpapers, all page edges in gilt.. Fine.. 8vo.

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         Perspective communis. [Edited by Andreas Alexander]

      Numerous geometrical woodcuts in the outer margins of the text & woodcut printer's device on recto of final leaf. 38 unnumbered leaves. Small folio, modern pigskin over boards (a few minor stains). [Leipzig: Martin Herbipolensis, 1504]. A rare and handsome early edition of this classic work on optics; it was the most influential text on the subject for three hundred years. This is the first edition to be edited by Andreas Alexander (ca. 1475-ca. 1504), who prepared this edition to instruct students at the University of Leipzig where he had recently been appointed to the faculty of arts (see Lindberg, Theories of Vision from al-Kindi to Kepler, p. 121). Leipzig had, in the 15th and early 16th century, a vigorous tradition of presenting regular lectures on the Perspective communis. "The work on which Pecham's fame has chiefly rested is the Perspectiva communis, probably written between 1277 and 1279 during Pecham's professorship at the papal curia. In the first book Pecham discussed the propagation of light and color, the anatomy and physiology of the eye, the act of visual perception, physical requirements for vision, the psychology of vision, and the errors of direct vision. In book II he discussed vision by reflected rays and presented a careful and sophisticated analysis of image formation by reflection. Book III was devoted to the phenomena of refraction, the rainbow, and the Milky Way... "The central feature of Pecham's optical system and the dominant theme of book I of the Perspectiva communis is the theory of direct vision. Here, as elsewhere, Pecham endeavored to reconcile all the available authorities -- Aristotle, Euclid, Augustine, al-Kindi, Ibn al-Haytham, Ibn Rushd, Grosseteste, and Bacon... "Pecham's optical system included significantly more than a theory of direct vision. He briefly discussed the doctrine of species; treated at length the propagation of rays; and developed a theory to explain how solar radiation, when passing through noncircular apertures, gives rise to circular images. He expressed the full law of reflection and applied it to image formation by plane, spherical, cylindrical, and conical mirrors; in this analysis he revealed an implicit understanding of the nature of the focal point of a concave mirror... "Pecham's success was greatest in the case of the Perspectiva communis. This text...went through twelve printed editions, including a translation into Italian, between 1482 and 1665. It was used and cited by many medieval and Renaissance natural philosophers, including Dominicus de Clavasio, Henry of Langenstein, Blasius of Parma, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Brudzewski, Francesco Maurolico, Giambattista della Porta, Girolamo Fabrici, Johannes Kepler, Willebrord Snellius, and G.B. Riccioli...The Perspectiva communis was the most widely used of all optical texts from the early fourteenth until the close of the sixteenth century, and it remains today the best index of what was known to the scientific community in general on the subject."­D.S.B., X, pp. 475-76. Peckham (ca. 1230-1292), took his degrees at Paris and Oxford and in 1279 was elected archbishop of Canterbury. The first edition of the text was published ca. 1482-83. Very good copy preserved in a red morocco-backed box. This edition is very rare. Smith, History of Mathematics, II, p. 341­"The work that had the greatest influence upon the subject of perspective in the Middle Ages was the Perspective communis."

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         Constitutiones Legitime seu Legatine Regionis Anglicane: cum Subtillissima Interpretatione D[omini] Johannis de Athon: Tripliciq[ue] Tabella. Necnon et [Con]stitutiones Prouinciales ab Archiepiscopis Cantuariensibus [etc.]. S.T.C. 17108; Beale T404

      Paris: Wulfgangi Hopilii [etc.], 1504. Modern calf, gilt lettered, the margins of the last leaf repaired, else well-preserved, with the title printed in red and black; the Taussig copy First edition of the first major treatise on Anglican canon law, written in the early fourteenth century, a work which, in John Baker's words, "might well claim to be one of the most visually attractive law books ever published . . . in England

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         Joachim and St. Anne Meet at the Golden Gate (Joachim und Anna unter der Goldenen Pforte).

      Original woodcut. (Nürnberg/Nuremberg) 1504. Impression from c. 1600. Signed in plate with monogram. 29,6x20,8 cm. With 0,5 cm margins. A well-preserved, clean print. Bartsch 79, Meder 191. Printed with the original woodblock.

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         Resa På Neger-kusten Til Kongl. Hofvet i Dahomej.Gothenburg, Sam. Norberg, 1792. 8vo. Old paper boards.

      Cf. Compact DNB I, p. 1504; Gay 2881; Maggs, Bibliotheca Asiatica et Africana 841. A very rare translation into Swedish of Norris' travels in the West Guinean country Dahomey. Robert Norris (d. 1791) was a slave trader. In February 1772, he visited the court in Dahomey, and provides his readers with curious and horrifying details of a mass execution taking place as part of various "customs" or royal ceremonies. "In 1788, when, owing to the vigorous action of the advocates of abolition, a committee of the privy council was appointed to inquire into the slave question, Norris was delegated to lay before it the views of the Liverpool trade, a circumstance which probably led to the publication of his ... His account of the slave trade is a defence of slavery" (DNB). Additionally, the Swedish translation contains many interesting notes by Samuel

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         OFFICES FOR THE INVENTION OF SAINT SEBASTIAN AS WELL AS OFFICE OF THE DEAD AND SIMILAR TEXTS

      second half of the 15th century, Paris - 320 x 205 mm. (12 1/2 x 8 1/4"). [73] leaves (complete). Single column, 21 lines and/or as many as seven four-line staves of music per page, in a pleasing gothic book hand. CONTENTS: Vespers of the Invention of Saint Sebastian (f. 1-7); Mass of the Invention of Saint Sebastian [celebrated 13 October] (f. 8-18); Mass for the Dead (f. 18-26); Office of the Dead, Use of Paris (f. 26-53); Prayers for the Commendation of the Dead (f. 53-67); Gloria and Creed (f. 67-70); Dies Irae (f. 71-73); Gospel of Matthew 24:42-47 (f. 73 v., in a bâtarde hand). Excellent contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards, covers with frames of plain rules and floral lozenge rolls enclosing a central panel with five floral vine rolls, brass corner guards, five brass bosses on upper cover and five (of seven) on lower cover, raised bands, vellum endleaves, skillful contemporaneous patch to leather on front cover. Rubrics in red, numerous one-line initials in brushed gold on a red or blue ground, frequent two-line initials in red or blue on a ground of the contrasting color, with brushed gold and white tracery, first page WITH A HALF BORDER OF WHITE AND BRUSHED GOLD COMPARTMENTS filled with blue and gold acanthus leaves and with floral sprays of red, blue, and green, and 52 INITIALS ADORNED WITH DELICATELY DRAWN AND COLORED HUMAN OR GROTESQUE HEADS OF GREAT CHARM. Folio 9 recto with early 16th century marginal notation: "Evangelium sancti Rochi invenies in fine libri"; final page at bottom: "1504 octobris 21, a magistro Adriano Martino, tum temporis diacono apud divum Paulum Parisiis"; front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Jean Geoffroy (see below for all). Short cracks at head and tail of front joint, and at tail of rear joint, head of spine with shallow half-inch chip, a scattering of tiny wormholes to boards, but the original binding solid, lustrous, and extremely pleasing. Occasional minor thumbing to lower fore-edge corner, half a dozen early repairs to vellum (not affecting text), isolated light dust soiling to margins, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY INTERNALLY, the vellum clean and fresh, the decoration bright, and the colors still rich. This liturgical manuscript contains solemn text and music that reminds us of the ever-present threat of plague that hung over France in this period. The Offices of the Invention of Saint Sebastian commemorate the discovery of the relics of this saint invoked for protection against the plague. The figure of Sebastian pierced with arrows is a familiar theme from Medieval and Renaissance art, but few realize that the arrows did not kill the saint. A member of the Praetorian Guard protecting the Roman emperor Diocletian, Sebastian (d. ca. 288) became the object of the emperor's wrath when he was revealed to be a Christian. Diocletian ordered his soldiers to execute Sebastian with arrows; he was shot multiple times and left for dead. He was rescued and nursed back to health by a Christian woman, but was later beaten to death after confronting Diocletian about his persecution of Christians. Plague and pestilence were said to be transmitted by the "arrows" of an angry God, so the saint who survived many arrow shots was appealed to by the victims of these divine arrows. The bones of Saint Sebastian were brought to France in the ninth century by the monks of Saint-Médard de Soissons, and members of that community displayed some of these relics in Paris in 1445 in order to raise money. In 1466, around the time our manuscript was produced, 40,000 citizens of Paris died of the plague, which would again strike the city in the 1480s and in the first years of the 15th century. The marginalia here on f. 9 (in the middle of the Mass of the Invention of Saint Sebastian) invoke another saint who offered protection from the plague, Saint Roch. It directs the user to the Gospel readings for the feast of Saint Roch (Matthew 24:42-47), added at the end of this volume. It seems possible that these annotations were added by an earl

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         Liber de corporis Christi praesentia in Coenae Sacramento ... cui adiunximus eiusdem authoris Labyrinthos de diuina praenotione, & libero seu seruo hominis arbitrio.

      During his life Bernardino Ochino seems always to have been searching for something more. In 1504 he joined the Observant Franciscans, pursued a wide range of studies, and rose to be a provincial and later the vicar of the Cisapline province. But that was not enough and in 1534 he joined the stricter Capuchin Franciscans, rising to serve as their vicar-general. He ranged beyond the convent walls and was a very popular preacher. By 1542 he had come to the attention of the authorities in Rome who, having read his writings, exposed some of his beliefs as Protestant, especially with regards to the doctrine of justification. He fled to Geneva, then later to London, Zurich, Cracow, and eventually Slavkov, where he died of the plague. While in London (1547-53) he wrote the Labyrinth, originally in Italian but translated for publication into Latin, here, assailing the Calvinistic doctrine of predestination. The other work of his published in this volume, on the Last Supper of Christ, was also written in Italian: It also makes its first appearance in print here, also in Latin translation.In this copy the Labyrinth is misbound first; it is dedicated to Queen Elizabeth. The date of the printing of this volume remains uncertain with some assigning it to 1561 and others to 1563. Binding: 18th-century brown morocco, spine => gilt over-the-top extra and with the gilt supra- libros of Count Hoym. All edges gilt over old marbled edges. With a silk place marker. Provenance: From the library of Count Hoym; and with the late-19th-, early-20th-century bookplate of Charles Thomas-Stanford.

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         Il Commiato di Gesù dalla Madre

      1504. Xilografia, 1504 circa, monogrammata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Esemplare della serie La vita della Vergine, dalla contemporanea edizione con testo latino al verso del 1511. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva, completa della linea marginale, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Fino al 1510 questa incisione chiudeva la serie della Vita della Vergine. Dürer aggiunse poi altre scene: Morte, Assunzione e Incoronazione. Per quanto concerne la datazione, il foglio è solitamente datato al 1504, in prossimità del secondo viaggio in Italia. L'episodio rappresentato non è riportato nei Vangeli, bensì nel capitolo 61 della Vita Christi di San Bonaventura e in meditazioni di mistici medievali. Lo stesso soggetto, con le debite differenze, si trova anche nel ciclo della Piccola Passione. Woodcut, 1504 circa, signed at lower left. From the Life of the Virgin. Example of the contemporary latin edition of 1511, with text on the back. A fine impression, rich in tone, printed on laid paper, trimmed to the borderline, in very good conditions. Until 1510 this work closed the series on the Life of the Virgin. Dürer then added other scenes: Death, Assumption and Coronation. Regarding the dating, the sheet is usually dated to 1504, in the vicinity of the second trip in Italy. The episode depicted is not mentioned in the Gospels, but in chapter 61 of the Vita Christi of St. Bonaventure, and the meditations of medieval mystics. The same subject, with the due differences, is also located in the loop of the Small Passion. Meder 204; TIB 10.01.292; Bartsch, VII n. 92; G. M. Fara, Albrecht Dürer Originali, copie, derivazioni, p. 321 n. 96s. 205 300

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         Constitutiones Legitime seu Legatine Regionis Anglicane: cum Subtillissima Interpretatione D[omini] Johannis de Athon: Tripliciq[ue] Tabella. Necnon et [Con]stitutiones Prouinciales ab Archiepiscopis Cantuariensibus [etc.]. S.T.C. 17108; Beale T404

      First edition of the first major treatise on Anglican canon law, written in the early fourteenth century, a work which, in John Baker's words, "might well claim to be one of the most visually attractive law books ever published . . . in England". Modern calf, gilt lettered, the margins of the last leaf repaired, else well-preserved, with the title printed in red and black; the Taussig copy. Wulfgangi Hopilii [etc.], Paris, 1504.

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         Cornelius Nepos De vita Catonis senioris Sextus Aurelius de vitis caesarum Benevenutis Imolensis De eademre ie Libellus augustalis all ed L Abstemius Fano G Soncino 25 February

      

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         Letters patent to Sir Thomas Tyrell, restoring his estates

      1504. Document on vellum, comprising two sheets (each approximately 520 mm x 850 mm), 99 lines in a fine secretary hand, with large flourished initial at beginning with three grotesque heads or profiles, five further flourished initials in first line, with Great Seal of Henry VII in green wax (diameter 115 mm) attached to the document with plaited cords. With a sixteenth-century paper scroll bearing a partial translation of the document into English. Housed in original hinged document case of incised and molded leather over wood, decorated in blind with floral sprays and cross-hatching, later velvet lining. Document lightly creased and soiled, edges of seal chipped with loss of part of legend, some wear and splitting to leather on box. Document on vellum, comprising two sheets (each approximately 520 mm x 850 mm), 99 lines in a fine secretary hand, with large flourished initial at beginning with three grotesque heads or profiles, five further flourished initials in first line, with Great Seal of Henry VII in green wax (diameter 115 mm) attached to the document with plaited cords. With a sixteenth-century paper scroll bearing a partial translation of the document into English. Letters patent from King Henry VII restoring lands to Sir Thomas Tyrell. An impressive example on two large vellum membranes, with the wax seal of Henry VII, and housed in the original leather document case. Sir Thomas was the son of Sir James Tyrell (d. 1502), a supporter of Richard III and, at the King's command, the alleged murderer of "the Princes in the Tower" - Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York. He managed to find favor for a time with Henry VII, securing an important post in English Calais. Tyrell's fortunes turned, and he was beheaded in 1502 for his involvement in Edmund de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk's plot to overthrow the king, events which are referenced in this document. He was convicted of treason at the London Guildhall ("Guihalda") on 2 May 1502 and executed on 6 May ("in executione positus fuit et decapitatus").  Sir Thomas, who was arrested with his father, was pardoned in 1504, and per the present document, his estates restored. the document was witnessed by "Baynbrig."  This is presumably Christopher Bainbridge (1462/3-1514), who was master of the rolls from 13 November 1504 until 22 January 1508.

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         Perspectiva communis

      Venice: for Giovanni Battista Sessa, 1504. Hardcover. Near Fine. Small folio [30.5 x 21 cm]. (20) ff., including full-page Magister woodcut on title in a criblé border, Sessa's device below, 77 woodcut diagrams, mostly in margin, and numerous figurative woodcut initials. Bound in old flexible vellum, ties partially present. Later endpapers. Excellent. Early (3rd) edition of "the most widely used of all optical texts from the early fourteenth until the close of the sixteenth century . . . it remains today the best index of what was known to the scientific community in general on the subject" (Lindberg, DSB). John Peckham's (c. 1230-1292) text was crucial in introducing Arab theories of vision to Western scientists: "Pecham relied on a wide variety of sources for his ideas on optics, [but] of these, Alhazen is by far the most significant, and Pecham could speak of his intention to 'follow in the footsteps' of the auctor. Indeed, [.] it is appropriate to conceive of Pecham's Perspectiva communis as a compendium of Alhazen's optics, designed to communicate Alhazen's essential achievement to an audience that required an introductory account" (Lindberg, Theories of Vision, 116). Having studied the works of Alhazen, al-Kindi and Avicenna, Peckham made his most original contribution with his description of concave refracting surfaces, the first description of such glasses in a printed work. The work's greater importance lies in its planting the seed for later attempts to make the study of perspective more mathematically rigorous: Peckam's Perspectiva communis, Witelo's Perspectiva, and Latin translations of Alhazen were at the forefront of the incorporation of optical studies in the university curriculum from the early 14th century, with these works being found in the libraries and on the syllabi of the Sorbonne, Oxford, Cambridge, and the universities of Vienna, Prague, Leipzig, Alcalá, and Salamanca (Lindberg, Theories of Vision, 120-21). Famed Renaissance astrologer Luca Gaurico (1476-1558) notes in the introduction that he undertook to edit this work at the urging of many scholars and booksellers, and that he has corrected the text in about 300 places and put the diagrams back where they belong. While best known as chief court astrologer for Paul III (this edition appeared just two years after Gaurico began publishing his annual predictive ephemerides), Thorndike remarks that Gaurico's scientific output was substantial, including redactions of Archimedes, Regiomontanus and Ptolemy's Almagest. Rose adds that Copernicus himself "may well have used Gaurico's version of [Archimedes'] De Mensura Circuli," released in 1503 near the end of Gaurico's tenure as astronomy professor at Padua. It is notable that his brother Pomponius Gauricus published a manual of applied perspective (De scultura) that same year, though as far as we know, no attempt has been made to relate the two. The first edition of this work was published in Milan by Petrus de Corneno (1482/3), slightly before or contemporary with Ratdolt's great Euclid; according to Mortimer, these were the first printed books illustrated with diagrams. The next edition appeared in Valencia in 1503, and Sessa then produced the present edition (Venice 1504), which was shortly followed by a Leipzig edition. Significantly, Lindberg considers these earliest editions more faithful to Peckham than those with later editorial interventions (such as Hartman's), into which Renaissance advances in physiology were retrojected (Pecham and the Science of Optics, pp. 57-8).

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         Benedictina 1V Oct. Nov. Dec

      The 4th manuscript volume of a set of Benedictine hymn books relative to saints primarily in the Western European church, with emphasis on Germany and Britain. The text incorporates hymns for every portion of a saint's day and mainly in rhymw with short, occasional passages of prose. The rhymes are mediaeval or Renaissance, and perhaps by the actual person whose name is given on the spine. The scribe (whether or not the author) writes in a small and beautiful hand, perhaps of the 17th century. The author is aware of the famous papal prophecies of Malachi, bishop of Armagh in Eire, first published in the 1590s and perhaps written about that time, so the text is probably datable to no earlier than the 17th century - though Malachi's prophecies may have been current in Ms before that. There is no inclusion of Saint Pius V (1504-1572), a powerful figure and great friend to the Catholics of Sapin and Holland amongst others. No musical scores are present. One would naturally think the volumes were originally for use in a Benedictine abbey or monastery. Black morocco over wooden boards, with the remains of clasps, Ms label on the spine, marbled endpapers, all edges in gilt. 8vo.

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         MANUSCRITO SIGLO XVI: MEMORIAL DEL PLEITO DEL DUQUE DE NÁJERA CON LOS HEREDEROS DE DON ALVARO DE LUNA SOBRE LA VILLA DE YUBERA (LOGROÑO)

      1504 - Firmado en Valladolid a 19 de julio de 1504. Folio. 122 folios (fol. variado) sin desbarbar. Encuadernación en pergamino. Estuche en tela. Letra humanística cortesana, sello de placa, firmas. Magnífico estado de conservación. - Pruebas presentadas por don Pedro Manrique, duque de Nájera, en el pleito que sigue en la Chancillería de Valladolid contra María de Luna y sus herederos, por la posesión de la villa y fortaleza de Jubera (Logroño). Incluye copia de los privilegios de los Reyes Enrique II y Juan I concediendo a sus antecesores la posesión de la villa (1367), para fundar un mayorazgo. También, información de testigos. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Margarita Philosophica. Totius Phiijae Ratinalis, Naturalis & Moralis principia dialogice duodecim libris complectes

      Freiburg: Johan Schott. [Apriles Anno Gratie], 1504. Second edition. rebound in full dark brown morocco, blindtooled to period, gilt lettered morocco spine label, spine with raised bands and blind tooled decorations, new endpapers. Titlepage with small repair from back and skillful infill in ink from front, n3 with skillful marginal repair, occasional light browning, a very nice copy. Quarto. 307 ff [of 330, lacking 23 leaves: rr-tt]. Signatures a-c in sixes (preceded by six preliminary leaves), d-pp in eights, qq in six Illustrated with woodcuts, many full page as well as numerous ones in text, 2 folding plates. Map of the world and colophon in facsimile. Some of the woodcuts are by Jost Amman (1539-1591) Leaf nn3 with lengthy notation in old brown ink This is the second edition, revised and enlarged by the author. The colophon (here present in facsimile) cautions the reader about an evidently unauthorized edition printed in the same year by Grüninger. On the verso of the woodcut title are twenty-two lines of a verse headed ?Suo Gregoriso Reisch gnerois Comitis de / Zolrn alumno: Adam Vuerherus Tema / rensis. Salutem. P. D.? and below ?Ex Heydelberga, iij. Klanu /arias. m. cccc. lxxxvi?. This verse have led some bibliographers to the erroneous conclusion that the work was printed in Heidelberg in 1496. The volume was very widely read since its first publication in 1503 and is the first encyclopedia of liberal arts and science. It is divided into twelve books, edited by Gregor Reisch, a Carthusian monk and confessor of Emperor Maximilian I. The twelve books, or parts, deal with: anatomy of humans and of animals, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, metallurgy, geometry, music, philosophy, morals, and more, and are profusely illustrated with woodcuts. The illustrations are detailed and very well done; many are full page plates. The illustrations cover everything from human anatomy to comets and galaxies to relating the signs of the planters to the human body to a number of pages with music notations and words to the music to childbirth, and mining. For the next 100 years of this period of the Renaissance the book was used in universities and all institutions of learning [Sabin 69124. See J. Ferguson, The Margarita Philosophica of Gregorius Reisch].

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         Constitutiones Legitime Seu Legatine Regionis Anglicane.

      1504 - "A Little too Human to be Strictly Scientific" Acton, John [d. 1350]. [Badius, Josse (1462-1535), Editor]. Constitutiones Legitime seu Legatine Regionis Anglicane: Cu[m] Subtilissima Interpretatione D[omi]ni Johannis de Athon: Tripliciq[ue] Tabella. Necnon et [Con]stitutiones Provinciales ab Archiepiscopis Cantuariensibus Edite: Et Sum[m]a Accuratione Recognite: Annotate et Parisiis Coimpresse. [Paris: Wulfgangi Hopilii et P[ro]vissimi Bibliopole Joa[n]nis Co[n]flue[n]tini, 1504]. Collation: A-B8, a-e8, f10, g-o8, p6, q-s8 (-r1-8), t-v6 (-v6, a blank). [xvi], clv ff. Complete. Main text in parallel columns surrounded by two-column linear gloss. Quarto (10-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Recent calf, boards have gilt rules enclosing handsomely tooled blind panels, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Printed throughout in red and black, woodcut pictorial title page, divisional title page (f. 1) and vignette at head of main text (f. 2), woodcut initials, some pictorial. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining in places, mostly confined to margins, occasional worming, mostly to rear of text, with negligible loss to text, brief early annotations to a few leaves. A handsome copy. * First edition by Badius. Acton's Constitutiones was the first major treatise on English canon law. It is a commentary on the constitutions (edicts) of Otto and Ottobone, the papal legates in England during the mid-thirteenth century. For decades, these constitutions formed the majority of English canon law. Acton's commentary was authoritative. Several copies circulated in manuscript. It was first printed in 1496 by Wynkyn de Worde in an edition of William Lyndwood's Provinciale. (This led several people to attribute Constitutiones to Lyndwood.) An excellent summation of English canon law at the time, it is also notable for its insights into the Church's place in English society. As Maitland notes in Roman Canon Law in the Church of England, Acton was "a little too human to be strictly scientific. His gloss often becomes a growl against the bad world in which he lives, the greedy prelates, the hypocritical friars, the rapacious officials" (7-8). OCLC locates 9 copies of this edition in North American law libraries (Columbia, George Washing [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Pharsalia: sive de bello civili Caesaris et Pompeii, libri x. [Leiden], Officina Plantiniana, Franciscus Raphelengius, 1614. 8vo. With woodcut printer's device on title-page. Contemporary slightly overlapping vellum.

      Dibdin, Greek & Latin Classics II, p. 185 (erroneously dated Antwerp, 1504); Simoni L-218; Ter Meulen-Diermanse 423. First edition of Lucan's Pharsalia to be edited by Hugo Grotius, who later wrote to Heinsius that he never intended it to be "his" edition, but merely corrected some errors by Bersman, but Raphelengius published it as Grotius's, only mentioning Bersman (and Pulman, who compiled the index) in the list of variant readings. The main text is finely printed in italic type. This edition became the standard followed in the Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany and Great-Britain.Good copy of the first Grotius edition.

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         Constitutiones Legitime Seu Legatine Regionis Anglicane

      , 1504. 1504. "A Little too Human to be Strictly Scientific" Acton, John [d. 1350]. [Badius, Josse (1462-1535), Editor]. Constitutiones Legitime seu Legatine Regionis Anglicane: Cu[m] Subtilissima Interpretatione D[omi]ni Johannis de Athon: Tripliciq[ue] Tabella. Necnon et [Con]stitutiones Provinciales ab Archiepiscopis Cantuariensibus Edite: Et Sum[m]a Accuratione Recognite: Annotate et Parisiis Coimpresse. [Paris: Wulfgangi Hopilii et P[ro]vissimi Bibliopole Joa[n]nis Co[n]flue[n]tini, 1504]. [xvi], clv ff. Collation: A-B8, a-e8, f10, g-o8, p6, q-s8 (-r1-8), t-v6 (-v6, a blank). Main text in parallel columns surrounded by two-column linear gloss. Quarto (10-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, raised bands and gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Printed throughout in red and black, woodcut pictorial title page, divisional title page (f. 1) and vignette at head of main text (f. 2), woodcut initials, some pictorial. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining in places, mostly confined to margins, occasional worming, mostly to rear of text, with negligible loss to text, brief early annotations to a few leaves. A handsome copy. * First edition by Badius. Acton's Constitutiones was the first major treatise on English canon law. It is a commentary on the constitutions (edicts) of Otto and Ottobone, the papal legates in England during the mid-thirteenth century. For decades, these constitutions formed the majority of English canon law. Acton's commentary was authoritative. Several copies circulated in manuscript. It was first printed in 1496 by Wynkyn de Worde in an edition of William Lyndwood's Provinciale. (This led several people to attribute Constitutiones to Lyndwood.) An excellent summation of English canon law at the time, it is also notable for its insights into the Church's place in English society. As Maitland notes in Roman Canon Law in the Church of England Acton, was "a little too human to be strictly scientific. His gloss often becomes a growl against the bad world in which he lives, the greedy prelates, the hypocritical friars, the rapacious officials" (7-8). OCLC locates 9 copies of this edition in North American law libraries (Columbia, George Washington, Harvard, Library of Congress, Ohio State, UC-Berkeley, University of

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         Opera agricolationum. Collumellae: Varronis Catonisquae: Nec non Palladii: cum annotationibus Philippi Beroaldi. A commentariis quae in aliis impressionibus non exant.

      Bologna, Benedicutus Hectoris, 1504.. Folio. 301 (recte 302) Bl. (es fehlt das letzte weisse Blatt). Lederband des späten 17. Jahrhunderts mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung.. Adams C, 2407. - 2. Ausgabe bei Hector nach 1494, mit dem Kommentar von Philipp Beroaldus (1453-1505). Die klassische Sammlung von römischen Texten zur Landwirtschaft beschreibt die Organisation und die Einrichtung des Gutsbetriebes, die Arbeiten auf dem Feld, aber auch Rezepte und konkrete Anleitungen zum Weinbau u.a. - Sehr schönes breitrandiges Exemplar mit durchgehenden, zeitgenössischen, handschriftlichen Annotationen. Blatt 7 mit einer farbig aquarellierten, heraldischen Darstellung des 16. Jahrhunderts. Blatt 246 verso mit einem längeren (14 Zeilen) handschriftlichen, lateinischen Text. Titel mit alt angesetzter Papierrestauration am Rand. Einband etwas beschabt. 2 kleine Löchlein im Einbandrücken.

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        Rosario / Rosarium de Juana la Loca. Der Rosenkranz Johanna der Wahnsinnigen.

      Patrimonio, Brügge, 1. Hälfte des 16. Jh. (Faksimile-Nachdruck jüngeren Datums).. Limitierte Auflage von 999 Exemplaren.Boston Public Library, Ms. Med. 35 & Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge Ms. 257 a,b. Deutscher Kommentarband von Ulrike Bauer-Eberhardt, Christopher de Hamel. 32 Seiten im Format 11 x 9 cm. 16 Ganzseitige Miniaturen und 14 Initialien (Gold / Silber) sehr gut erhaltene 2. Hand-Edition. Johanna I. die Wahnsinnige', 1504-55 Königin von Kastilien und Aragon, Tochter Ferdinands II. und Isabellas der Katholischen, geistig verwirrt, doch als Erbin der Kronen anerkannt, vom eigenen Vater für regierungsunfähig erklärt und 1509 von Staatsaufgaben entbunden, gab das Werk zu Beginn des 16. Jahrhunderts bei Simon Bening in Auftrag. Der Flame Bening (um 1483-1561) war der herausragendste Miniaturist seiner Zeit. Der portugiesische Diplomat und Humanist Damiao de Goes bezeichnete ihn um 1530 als den besten Künstler der Buchmalerei. Zu Benings berühmtesten Kunden zählten Kaiser Karl V. und Ferdinand, Infant von Portugal. In Benings Werkstatt in Brügge entstand die gewünschte Handschrift, ein Rosenkranz, dessen 16 farbenprächtige Miniaturen die zugehörigen, in altspanischer Sprache verfassten Gebete illustrieren. Die einprägsamen, durch 14 mit Gold und Silber illuminierte Initialen verzierten Texte entsprechen den freudenreichen, schmerzvollen und glorreichen Geheimnissen aus dem Leiden Christi und dem Leben der Jungfrau Maria. Der Gebrauch des Rosenkranzes, einer am Vorbild der 150 biblischen Psalmen orientierten marianischen Gebetsform, war nach dessen Vereinfachung, d.h. einer Reduzierung auf zuletzt 15 Texte im Volk sehr beliebt und gerade im katholischen Spanien des 16. Jahrhunderts weit verbreitet. Der Codex Rosario de Juana la Loca ist nicht als Buch, sondern nur in losen Blättern erhalten. Die Faksimile-Ausgabe fügt die Handschrift in ihrer Originalkomposition zusammen, indem sie alle dazugehörigen Blätter aufgenommen hat, die heute in der Boston Public Library und im Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, aufbewahrt werden. Bl

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