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         Recueil de trois impressions de Josse Bade : Justinus, Florus et Sextus Ruffus. 1524. [Suivi de : ] Thucydide. 1513. [Et de : ] Hégesippe. 1524.

      Paris, Josse Bade, 1513-1524. - Petit in-folio [250 x 280 mm], basane brune de l'époque estampée à froid d'un décor de trois roulettes d'encadrement ; volutes de fleurettes, fleurettes à quatre pétales dans des courbes ondulées et fleurettes. Titres dans de larges encadrements monumentaux gravés sur bois marque typographique. Reliure de l'époque. Quelques annotations et ex-libris manuscrit d'une main de l'époque sur les titre avec mention d'achat au premier texte. Ex-libris ancien gravé et manuscrit de R. Guerriers. (Reliure de l'époque, restaurée, gardes remplacées. Petites galeries affectant les premiers feuillets puis en marge sans toucher le texte, lacunes sans manque à certains feuillets du troisième livre, mouillure claire aux derniers feuillets avec manque marginal.) I. Iustini Quatuor & quadraginta librorum historiarum Trogi Pompei in totidem libellos contractio. Lucii Flori Historie romane in quatuor volumina i formam epitomes redactio. Sexti ad hoc Ruffi viri consularis de Historia romana ad Valentinianum Augustum opusculum appositissimum : cum omnium indice literario. In 8°,(6)-84 feuillets (sign. : A6, a-i8, et k-l6). Epître de Bade adressée à Ludovio Allegrino datée de noël 1524 au verso du titre, suivie de la table sur trois colonnes. Le Justin commence au feuillet 1, Florus s'ouvre au verso du ff. 55, précédé d'une épître de Philippe Béroalde, et Sextus Ruffus débute au ff. 80 vo. Souscription au dernier feuillet : Finis (.) Que omnia sexcentis labeculis opera sua redempta coimprimebat Jo. Badius Ascensius, ad idus decemb. MDXXIIII (15 décembre 1524). Renouard : Badius II, 533-534. - Imprimeurs II, marque 2, encadrement C. II. Thucydidis Atheniensis historici gravissimi De Bello Pelopon[n]ensium Atheniensiumq[ue] libri octo Laurentio Vallen[si] interprete accuratissimo. Una cum Vita authoris. In-8°, 122-(3) feuillets (sign. : A-P8 et Q5). Caractères gothiques pour les titres courants. L'ouvrage contient les huit livres traduits en latin par Laurent Valla, suivis au ff. 121 vo d'une vie de Thucydide attribuée à Marcellinus et traduite par Bartolomeo Partenio. A la fin, table alphabétique sur trois colonnes, terminée par la souscription : Finis indicis atque ita totius operis in edibus Ascensianis tertio idus iulias M.D.XIII Deo sint gratiae (13 juillet 1513). Renouard : Badius III, 303-304. - Imprimeurs II, marque 1, encadrement C. III. Hegesippi historiographi inter christianos antiquissimi & verissimi historia De Bello Judaico, scaeptri sublatione, judeorum dispersione, et Hierosolymitano escidio, avio Ambrosio. graeca latina facta. Cum eiusdem Anacephaleosi & tabellis. In-8°, 86 feuillets (sign. : A-K8 et L6.) Au verso du titre : préface de Bade à Guillaume Briçonnet datée de 1510. L'avis de Bade se situe au dernier feuillet, à la suite des tables de concordance ; (.) consummatam in aedibus nostris iam tertium. Anno salvatis humanaem M.D.XXIIII ad idus novemb. (13 novembre 1524). Renouard, Badius II, 488-489. - Imprimeurs II, marque 2, encadrement C. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De romanis piscibus libellus ad Ludovicum Borbonium Cardinalem amplissimum

      Rome, Francesco Minuzio Calvo, 1524 (August). First edition of the papal physician Paolo Giovio's first published work, "Of Roman fish", conceived at a banquet Clement VII gave for François Louis, cardinal of Bourbon, during which the nomenclature of fish and seafood available in Roman markets had been disputed, and Giovio encouraged to compose his treatise. Giovio, Paolo Como 1483 - 1552 Florence De romanis piscibus libellus ad Ludovicum Borbonium Cardinalem amplis­simum. Rome, Francesco Minuzio Calvo, 1524 (August) folio (272 × 210 mm), (54) ff. signed A-L4 M6 a4 (blank M6), not foliated or paginated. Title enclosed by woodcut compartment. 1 provenance inscription on blank verso of the title-page: Anno Domini mdxxx mense Maio | Venetijs | Mancipium spinulae sum ludo, parcite, uicj | O uos qui à furcio nomina contrahitis -- illegible seven­teenth-century Italian oval black ink stamp on title-page -- Sotheby's, 'Conti­nental books and manu­scripts', London, 3 December 1998, lot 49 Occasional dampstaining, otherwise a delightfully fresh copy. binding contemporary flexible vellum. First edition of the papal physician Paolo Giovio's first published work, 'Of Roman fish', conceived at a banquet Clement vii gave for François Louis, car­dinal of Bourbon, during which the nomenclature of fish and seafood available in Roman markets had been disputed, and Giovio encouraged to compose his treatise. Proceeding chapter by chapter through about forty different kinds of fish, Giovio correlated ancient and modern names, commented on medical and nutritional properties, offered suggestions for cooking, and recounted anecdotes about Roman banquets - such as the occasions when Tito Tamisi travelled across Rome in order to dine on a black umber, and when Leo X served his buf­foon, Frate Mariano, a piece of rope cooked in a sauce as though it were a lamprey. 2 In the chapter on sturgeon, Giovio refers to Portuguese and Spanish voyages. 3 [img-2332-left-large_default] Height of binding 272 mm 'Giovio carefully distinguished between the proper­ties attributed to fish by the standard medical authors and his own empirical observations, which were generally pragmatic and astute. For example, while citing Athenaios and Pliny on the beneficent properties of cuttle­fish, Giovio observed that all soft fish "are digested with the greatest difficulty by the stomachs of scholars and other physically inactive persons", recalling his frequent but unheeded ad­monitions to Clement vii, "an avid diner on dishes made from these kinds of fish". Giovio's constant invocation of the Hippocratic canon of naturalness to exclude ex­otic remedies and fanciful lore betrayed the influence of the Greek revival in medicine'. 4 The printer Francesco Minuzio Calvo issued his first dated book 14 September 1523 and in 1524 succeeded Silber as printer to the Holy See. His first book in folio format was printed in February 1524; the present volume is the second (of only four) folios from Calvo's press, and features on its title-page the large version of his woodcut border incorporating figures of Minerva, Mars, the goddess Roma, and river god of the Tiber. A second edition of De piscibus romanis (in quarto format and without the appended 'Antiqua et recen­tiora nomina piscium marinorum lacustrium et fluviatilium quae Iovii Commentariis continentur') was printed by Calvo in April 1527; reprints fol­lowed at Antwerp in 1528; 5 at Basel in 1531, 1535, and 1545; and (together with the text of Oppianus) at Strasbourg in 1534. An Italian translation by Carlo Zancaruolo appeared at Venice in 1560. The list of errata in our copy is emended 'pagina lxii cap. xxv lege, Rhombus latior est tamen patella', as in the British Library copy (shelfmark C.75.d.3/2), and also in a copy in the Biblioteca Civica di Como (shelfmark 86-3-3). 6 [img-2333-left-large_default] Identical emendations occur in the copies in the British Library and Biblioteca Civica di Como. Height of binding 272 mm. references H.M. Adams, Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libra­ries (Cambridge 1967), G-634; Adriano Ceresoli, Biblio­grafia delle opere italiane latine e greche su la caccia, la pesca e la cinologia (Bologna 1969), p.287; Fernanda Ascarelli, Le Cinquecentine romane: 'Censi­mento delle edizioni romane del xvi secolo possedute dalle biblioteche di Roma' (Milan 1972), p.117 1. Max Sander, Le Livre a figures italien, depuis 1467 jusqu'à 1530 (reprint Nendeln 1969), no. 3168 and pl. 806. 2. T.C. Price Zimmermann, 'Renaissance symposia' in Essays presented to Myron P. Gilmore (Florence 1978), i, pp.368-369; Franco Minonzio, 'Appunti sul "De Romanis Piscibus" di Paolo Giovio' in Studi gioviani. Scienza, filosofia e letteratura nell'opera di Paolo Giovio (Como 2002), i, pp.33-70. 3. John Alden, European Americana 1493-1600 (New York 1980), no. 524/11. 4. T.C. Price Zimmermann, Paolo Giovio (Princeton 1995), pp.16, 64. 5. Et Coquatur ponendo: cultura della cucina e della tavola in Europa tra medioevo ed età moderna, catalogue of an exhibition, Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economia 'F. Datini' (Prato 1996), pp.158-159. 6. Described in Pauli Iovii Opera, edited by Ernesto Travi and Mariagrazia Penco (Rome 1984), ix, pp.6-7. The errata is likewise emended in the copy sold by Bonhams, Fishing books: the Collection of Sir Jocelyn Stevens, C.V.O., London, 27 June 2006, lot 80 (bound in 19th century vellum, sold for £4320).

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         Kurtze verandtwortung auff zwu gotßlesterungen, wider die feynd der hayligen schrifft.

      - O.O. u. Dr. (Augsburg, S. Ruff), 1524. Kl.-4to. 10 Bl. (letztes weiß). Mit breiter Holzschn.-Titelbordüre. Moderner Umschlag. Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Rhegius versucht hier "in grosser eyl", zwei grundstürzende Argumente zu widerlegen, mit denen nicht mehr nur die richtige Schriftauslegung, sondern die Autorität der H. Schrift selbst infrage gestellt wird. In Gen. 6 heiße es, es reute Gott, daß er den Menschen erschaffen hat. Da die Reue immer post festum komme, Gott aber vorauswissend sei, so folge: entweder ist Gott nicht Gott oder die Bibel nicht Gottes Wort. Item, wenn Gott vorauswissend ist, so hat er jeden Menschen entweder zur ewigen Seligkeit oder aber zu ewiger Verdammnis erschaffen. Also bedarf es der ganzen Religion, des Schriftstudiums etc. gar nicht. - Die schöne Titelbordüre in einem leider schon etwas schwachen Abdruck mit der Jordantaufe in der Kopfleiste und weiteren biblischen Motiven. - Kuczynski 2247; Knaake III, 890; Panzer II, 2442; VD 16 R 1852; BM STC German 737. - Leicht gebräunt u. im Kopfsteg mit Wasserrand. Einige Blätter oben stärker beschnitten, teils bis an den Satzspiegel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Sermones tam quadrigesimales.Lugduni, per Jacobu Myt , 1524.

      Lugduni, per Jacobu Myt 1524 - Due parti, cc. (4) 203 (17); 116 (12). Unito a: NICOLAUS DE LYRA. Preceptorium: sive expositio tripharia perutilis in decalogum legis divine [solo parte prima, completa in sé, che raccoglie integralmente i Precetti di Niccolò di Lira; la seconda parte raccoglie testi di S. Anselmo, S. Bernardo, S. Isidoro]. S.n.d. (ma Colonia, 1505). Cc. (80). Tre parti in due volumi di cm. 13,5. Testo in semi-gotico e graziosi capilettera xil. Ex-libris Paul Schmidt. Ottima legatura ottocentesca in mezzo marocchino rosso con dorso a 4 nervi e titoli in oro. Esemplare corto nel margine alto di alcune cc., sporadiche macchiette e qualche sottolineatura di antica mano. Esemplare peraltro fresco e ben conservato. Prima opera. Gabriele Barletta (? - m. dopo 1480), domenicano forse allievo di S. Antonino a Firenze, fu un celebre oratore e pronunciò sermoni nelle principali chiese d'Italia, "Nescit praedicare qui nescit barlettare". Così la voce B. (DBI, vol. VI): "Citato da storici sia domenicani sia laici, fu - secondo alcuni - maestro di teologia ed esperto pure nel diritto civile e canonico. Scrisse i Sermones quadragesimales et de sanctis costituiti da 52 Sermones domenicales, 28 De sanctis, 3 Extravagantes, 4 De adventu, che furono pubblicati per la prima volta a Brescia da Giacomo Britannico l'ii nov. 1497 U quadragesimali) ed il 13 genn. 1498 (gli altri). In essi, con stile popolare, vengono esaltate le virtù e biasimati i vizi; ciò con l'ausilio di exempla in parte basati sull'osservazione personale, in parte tratti dalla tradizione storico-letteraria sia classico-profana sia cristiana. Così il B. cita Valerio Massimo, Tito Livio, Eusebio, le Vitae Patrum,i dialoghi di s. Gregork Magno, Beda, la cronaca dell'Ordine, il De remediis utriusque fortunae del Petrarca, ecc. Coloro che si sono occupati del B. non sono stati concordi nei giudizi sulla validità. dei suoi sermoni; alcuni ne hanno addirittura negato in blocco l'autenticità, mentre altri hanno sostenuto la presenza di interpolazioni varie. Dell'opera sono state fatte almeno una ventina di edizioni". Seconda opera. Niccolò di Lira (Nicolaus Lyranus, 1270 ca. - 1349), teologo francese, fu ministro provinciale di Francia (1319 e 1322) e di Borgogna (1325) e fondatore, a Parigi (1330-32), del collegio di Borgogna. Nel 1322 prese parte, a Perugia, al capitolo generale dell'Ordine in cui fu determinata la povertà assoluta di Cristo; ebbe anche parte nella controversia sulla visione beatifica. Rivolse i suoi interessi soprattutto alla Sacra Scrittura, che studiò ricorrendo anche, per il Vecchio Testamento, al testo ebraico e agli interpreti ebrei. Cfr. Kvk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Diogenis Laertii Clarissimi Historici de Vita, & Moribus Philosophorum Libri Decem,, nuper ad vetusti Graeci codicis fidem accuratissime castigati, etc; translates: Diogenes Laërtius Histories of the Lives and Deaths of the Philosophers in Ten Books, from the Ancient Greek books faithfully and accurately corrected Lives of the Ancient Greek Philosophers in Latin

      An early 16th-century edition of Lives of the Ancient Philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius in Latin, printed in Basel, Switzerland in 1525. Worldcat.org/OCLC lists only about 45 copies worldwide, so relatively rare. A so-called "post incunabulum", "post incunabula", "post incunable". (Incunabula refers to books printed with movable-type prior to 1501; post-incunabula, which may not be an accepted bibliographic term, refers to books printed 1501 to circa 1540.)Title: Diogenis Laertii Clarissimi Historici de Vita, & Moribus Philosophorum Libri Decem,, nuper ad vetusti Graeci codicis fidem accuratissime castigati, etc., Baesileae in Aedibus Valentini Curionis, An. M. D. XXIIIITranslates (loosely): Diogenes Laërtius Histories of the Lives and Deaths of the Philosophers in Ten Books, from the Ancient Greek books faithfully and accurately corrected. Printed in Basel by Valentin Curio, 1524.Size and Collation: Octavo/small quarto in contemporary vellum binding, 8" x 6" (title page, To the Reader by the printer, Valentin Curio, Dedication, Catalogue of Philosophers, Index, Main Text printed 1-384, last leaves in facsimile handwriting which appears to be pre-1600, 385-398. Woodcut initials throughout.Condition: As mentioned, the last 7 leaves, or 14 pages, are handwritten by a contemporary hand prior to 1600. Most of the book is very good+ in a very good binding. The binding is in vellum most likely pre-1600, the text block is solid and the binding firm. Chipping to top of the spine. NO major tears to any of the pages, age toning to the pages, some spotting here and there, some occasional repairs, and a few pages have some slight fraying to the bottom right-hand corner. Overall about very good.I can find only four editions of Diogenes' famous history printed prior to 1540 available for sale, most priced much higher than this copy. One is an incunabulum from 1485 priced at $5500. NOTE: The pictures are of the actual item for sale. (The pictures are NOT stock photos.)

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         Praeclara Ferdinadi Cortesii de nova Maris Oceani Hyspania Narratio

      [With:] De Rebus, et Insulis Noviter Repertis. Full-page armorial to verso of title without the folding plan of Mexico City (supplied in facsimile) with 4 initial letters & one tailpiece. Contemporary blind stamped calf over oak boards, with the remains of clasps, lower board very slightly defective at corner, but a lovely copy overall in its first binding, with some unobtrusive light worming. [4], 49, [1], 12 ll. [Nuremberg, Fridericus Peypus,

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         Works in Greek Ilias and Ulyssea Batrachomyomachia Hymni XXXIIVenice heirs of Aldus the elder April 1524 

      Aldine anchor devices on first and last leaves. 2 vols. 8vo. Iliad (160 x 103mm), 277 [1]ff. Contemporary limp vellum, 'Home. Ilias' along bottom edge (soiled, ties missing); Odyssey (160 x 98mm), 251, [1]f. 17th century vellum over boards, r.e.  

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         Praeclara Ferdinadi Cortesii de nova Maris Oceani Hyspania Narratio.

      1524]. 1524 - [With:] De Rebus, et Insulis Noviter Repertis. Full-page armorial to verso of title without the folding plan of Mexico City (supplied in facsimile) with 4 initial letters & one tailpiece. Contemporary blind stamped calf over oak boards, with the remains of clasps, lower board very slightly defective at corner, but a lovely copy overall in its first binding, with some unobtrusive light worming. [4], 49, [1], 12 ll. [Nuremberg, Fridericus Peypus, The first Latin edition of Cortés' second letter, after its original publication in Seville in 1522. The work was translated by Petrus Savorgnanus. This copy does not bear the portrait of Pope Clement VII on the verso of the fourth preliminary leaf which is not found with all copies. Cortés' second letter, dated Oct. 30, 1520, provides a vivid account of the people he encountered and fought en route to Tenochtitlan, painting a picture of an impressive empire centred around a great city. He relates his scrape with rival Velazquez and gives a wonderful description of the buildings, institutions, and court at Tenochtitlan. It is here that Cortés provides a definitive name for the country, calling it ?New Spain of the Ocean Sea? This letter is also important for making reference to Cortés' ?lost? first letter, supposedly composed at Vera Cruz on July 10, 1521. Whether that letter was actually lost or suppressed by the Council of the Indies is unknown, but there is little doubt it once existed. As usual, the second letter is here bound with Peter Martyr's De Rebus, et Insulis Noviter Repertis, which provides an account of the recently discovered West Indies and their inhabitants. It is often considered a substitute for the lost first Cortés letter. One of the most important early descriptions of Mexico, and a key factor in maintaining Spain's interest in the New World. Provenance Iohan Alberecht Von und Zu Haimhausen c 1660, engraved armorial bookplate; Carl Friedrich Philipp Von Martius, signature, John Murray 1833 pencil note declares ? Letters of Cortez given me by Dr Martius May 1833?, pictorial bookplate, partly printed in gold. European Americana, 524/5; Sabin, 16947; Harisse, 125. Medina (BHA) 70; Church, 53. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Boetius de consolatione.

      Venice: Ottaviano I Scoto & C.,, 1524. En lector candidissime Severini Boetii de consolatu philosophico deque disciplina scholastica divina opuscula ... Folio (322 x 215 mm). Contemporary polished calf, red morocco label and two hand written paper labels to spine, spine and front boards elaborately decorated in blind. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, neat ink annotations to title page. Minor wear to extremities and a few marks to boards, hinges cracked but holding, a little foxing and dampstains to contents, an excellent copy. Second edition thus, with pseudo-Thomas Aquinas's and Jodocus Badius Ascensius's commentaries, first printed in Milan (c.1500). Boethius is considered "the fundamental philosophical and theological author in the Latin tradition" and "one of the rare philosophers whose thought, like Plato's, cannot be neatly separated from the complex literary form in which it is expressed" (John Marenbon, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). The linguistically and philosophically intricate De consolatione philosophiae was vastly influential in the Middle Ages and remains of foundational importance to the modern philosophy of religion today. Badius Ascensius's predominately philological commentary for schoolboys was first published in 1498 and was extremely popular in the following decades; the commentary of pseudo-Thomas often accompanied Badius's in print.

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         Antwort auff drey Artickel nach begerung des wirdigen herren Custos des newen Spitals zu Nürmberg.

      Nürnberg, (Hieronymus Höltzel), 1524. - 5 nn. Blatt. 18,5 x 14,5 cm. Geheftet. VD 16, D 2101. Kuczinsky 601. Nicht bei Knaake. Erste und einzige Ausgabe der für die Nürnberger Reformationsgeschichte wichtigen, sehr seltenen Schrift des lutherischen Theologen und Kaplans des Neuen Spitals in Nürnberg, Andreas Dober, der im Folgejahr 1525 noch durch zwei weitere Publikationen bekannt wurde, in denen er sich dem von ihm abgehaltenen Messritus widmet: Von der Euangelischen Mesz wie sie zu Nuermberg im Newen Spytal durch Andream Doeber gehalten wirdt und Form vnd ordnung eyner Christlichen Meß so zu Nürmberg im Newen Spital im brauch ist. - Unwesentlich sprenkelfleckig, letztes Blatt mit blassem Wasserschatten, sonst schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Tractado del esfuerço bellico heroyco, compuesto por el doctor. del consejo real dela reyna doña Juana y del emperador don Carlos su hijo, nros señores. A ruego de Gonçalo perez de Bivero, su hijo primogenito. Cum privilegio.

      Salamanca, [Alfonso de Porras y Lorenzo de Liondedei] a expensas de Gaspar de Rossiñolis 1524 - Fol. menor (25,4 x 18,5 cm.) xlviii fol. inc. portada xilográfica, grabado central enmarcado por 8 grandes tacos en madera. Impresión en caracteres góticos. Gran capitular con escriba en aii, y a5, al comienzo del prólogo y del capítulo primero respectivamente. Al final del texto una hoja blanca, g4, y comienza en g5 la tabla, ya a dos columnas. Sign: a-b8, c-f6, g-h4 [g4 blanca, antes de la tabla] Pasta española del siglo XIX, lomo liso, con doble tejuelo e hilos dorados. Primera edición, rara y estimada. Juan López de Palacios Rubios fue un destacado jurista en la época de los Reyes Católicos. Fue Ministro del Consejo de Indias, Presidente del Concejo de la Mesta, miembro del Consejo Real, del Consejo de Castilla, redactor de las Leyes de Toro. En 1512 redactó el famoso Requerimiento que lleva su nombre, y que fue leído durante la conquista de América a los indígenas, conminándoles a someterse pacíficamente. En el texto se les informaba a los nativos que eran vasallos del monarca castellano y súbditos del papa y, en el caso de que opusiesen resistencia se les anunciaba que serían sometidos por la fuerza y convertidos en esclavos. Escribió importantes obras entre las que se encuentran escritos de carácter teórico sobre el duelo, el desafío y la filosofía militar, entre los que destaca el Tractado del esfuerço bellico heroyco, la única obra que escribió en castellano con un marcado carácter político y reimpresa lujosamente en el siglo XVIII por Antonio de Sanca. Falleció a los 74 años el mismo año de su publicación, en 1524. Maggs Bros, Spanish Books, 1927: “The first edition of one of the earliest Spanish ethical works of the Renaissance. It is the only book which Palacios Rubios wrote in Spanish, and is his most literary work, in which he dwells upon the virtues of military heroism, and make a subtle analysis of this quality from the moral and physchological point of view. he takes fine and notable examples from histiry and scripture and deduce a sound moral from each. An interesting tabla is appended, giving the summary of the previous chapters more or less in the form of maxims, as, for example: “it is not enough for a man to begin well if he does not end well”, “Virtue that is praised, tends to develop amongst youths”; “Illustrious death is better than obscure life”; “Both daring and fear are born of love”. Procedencia: Ejemplar que perteneció al bibliógrafo e historiador González Barcia, autor de los Historiadores primitivos de Indias, como reza en portada anotación manuscrita del siglo XVII: De los libros de Don Andrés González de Barcia. Algunas anotaciones marginales del XVII, ligeros puntos de oxidación. Margen lateral derecho de portada algo corto. Palau, 141667; Ruiz Fidalgo, La Imprenta en Salamanca, 156; Maggs Bros, Spanish Books, 709; La Estética del Libro Español, FLG, 49; Salvá no lo tuvo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Titi Livii Patavini Historiarum quod extat, cum perpetuis Car. Sigonii & J. Fr. Gronovii notis. Jac. Gronovius probavit, fusaque & aliorum Notas adjecit. [2. u. 3. Bd.] Ab urbe condita.

      Editio nova. 3 vols. (Komplett). 8. 24 Bll., 922 S., 35 Bll., 62 S., 1 Bl., 58 S 973 S., 29 Bll. 1080 S., 40 Bll. Mit 1 gest. Frontisp. u. 1 gest. Titelvign. v. Störcklin gest. v. Tugy. Tit. in Schwarz u. Rot. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit reicher Rückengoldpräg. u. Rückentit. Berieb. VD18 12285218001 vgl. Brunet III, 1107 Schweiger I, 536 - Carlo Sigonio (1524-1584), war ein italienischer Humanist und Historiker. Seine Livius-Ausgabe erntete viel Beifall. Johann Friedrich Gronovius (1611-1671), deutscher klassischer Philologe und Textkritiker. Gronovius edierte und kommentierte Statius, Plautus, Livius, Tacitus, Cicero. Jakob Gronovius (1645-1716), klassischer Philologe, Archäologe, Historiker und Geograph.

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         VALLO LIBRO CONTINENTE APPERTENENTE AD CAPITANII, RETENERE & FORTIFICARE UNA CITTA CON BASTIONI, CON NOVI ARTIFICII DE FUOCO AGGIONTI, COME NELLA TABOLA APPARE & DE DIVERSE S0RTE POLVERE, ET DE EXPUGNARE UNA CITTA CON PONTI, SCALE, ARGANI, TROMBE,

      Venice, no printer's name (Gregorio De Gregori?). 1524.. TRENCIERE, ARTEGLIARIE, CAVE, DARE AVISAMENTI SENZA MESSO ALLO AMICO, FARE ORDINANZE, BATTAGLIONI, ET PONTI DE DISFIDA CON LO PINGERE, OPERA MOLTO UTILE CON LA EXPERIENTIA DE L'ARTE MILITARE. SECOND EDITION, 1524, in 4 books, Italian text. Small 8vo, approximately 150 x 95 mm, 6 x 3¾ inches, title page with woodcut pictorial border by Eustachio Celebrino, showing at the top Mars and Bellona, Roman god and goddess of war, 2 soldiers fighting with swords and shields, at the sides weapons and armour and at the bottom 2 armies facing each other, 10 full page woodcut illustrations, 11 illustrations in the text, 1 full page illustration shows fireworks, the others show siege engines, bastions, mines, battering rams, bridges, bellows and diving equipment, 26 typographical diagrams of battle formations, 6 full page, 4 large decorated initials, leaves: [8], 1-71 numbered on rectos only, making a total of 142 pages, lacking final blank leaf, bound in modern half calf over patterned paper boards, raised bands and blind rules to spine, no label or lettering. Title page upper margin cropped close not affecting woodcut border, 2 small inkstains affecting border, occasional pale marks to margins, small ink mark to 1 text page with loss of 2 letters, small stain to another, no loss of legibility, small closed tear to 1 lower margin, tiny paper flaw to 1 lower corner, light brown stain to upper edge of leaves 49-71, small light brown stain to last 3 leaves, no loss of legibility, small margin corner cut from final leaf. A very good copy of a scarce early military and firework book. The first edition was published in 1521 and is very rare, It was the first book to contain a section on fortification but our edition, the second, was the first to contain the 3 brief chapters on fireworks. These occupy the last 3 unnumbered leaves at the beginning and have the following headings: Per far trombe de fuoco de mirabile faccione; Per far balle de bronzo da trazere in un battagion de fanti, lequale schiopando fan grandissimo danno; Per fare fiaschi overo pignatelle di fuoco artificiato da trazere. This is probably the first printed description of military fireworks of this kind. See Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, page 152, No. V010.1 listing the 1524 edition. A military 'pocket'-manual, covering in four books the necessary knowledge and duties of an army captain. The first two books, after some general remarks on the position of a captain, treat the fortification of cities, camps and other sites, the construction of relevant machinery, both defense and attack, and other problems of military engineering. Many of these devices are reproduced, such as battering rams, scaling machines, a helmet for use under water, some simple constructions of water clocks, & c. The third book deals with tactics and battle formations and is illustrated with many typographical diagrams. The fourth and last discusses the rules of duels and at some length the question 'qual sia maggior nobilita, le arme o le littere', whereby the author, an experienced captain himself, leaves no doubt about his preference. See: Cockle, Bibliography of Military Books up to 1642, page 197 No. 765 listing the 1524 edition: "Il Vallo (The Defence), where it concerns engineering and artillery, is taken almost entirely from the ancients. Dela Valle has no scientific knowledge whatever, and writes from experience only. But the elementary character of his work made it accessible to the rudest soldier, and it ran through eleven editions in thirty-seven years, that is to say, more than any other military book in those times." MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Opera postumora quae de iure reliquit. Band 4 (von 4)

      36 x 24,5 c, 12 Bll., 1524 Sp., 37 Bll., 415 Sp., 5 Bll. - Mit gest. Pörträt (auf dem Titel)

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         Aurelii Cornelii Celsi Medicine libri octo.

      Venice: Luc' Antonio Giunta, 1524. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 10 March 1524. Folio (320 x 212 mm). [4], 44 (of 45) leaves (lacking fol. 15). Without final blank. Signatures: +4 a-e8 (-b7) f6 (-f6). Colophon: "Venetiis mandato & impe[n]sis Domini Luce Antonii Junta...M.D.XXIIII. Die. X martii" Decorative woodcut initials throughout, large woodcut device on colophon. 18th century calf (hinges repaired, boards and extremities worn). Text with light dampstaining throughout, title and preliminaries a bit soiled and browned, otherweise only little browned, small hole not touching text in title-leaf, a few ink annotations in contemporary hand. The missing leaf 15 was torn off from binding with portion left at gutter. Provenance: Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to verso title-page); Robert Ramsay (inscription to front pastedown). ----Norman 427; NLM/Durling 907; not in Adams or Wellcome. FIRST GIUNTA EDITION, very rare. Celsus' De medicina, written c. 30 C.E., is the oldest Western medical document after the Hippocratic writings, the earliest major medical treatise written in Latin to survive, and the first of the treatises on medicine from the ancient world to be published in English. Prior to this edition of Celsus, fragments of Hippocrates, such as the Hippocratic Oath, were translated into English, but virtually all of Hippocrates, Galen and other classical writers on medicine and surgery waited until the nineteenth or twentieth century to be translated. Celsus remains the most important source of present-day knowledge of medicine in the Roman empire. (Prioreschi, A History of Medicine vol III, pp 182-211). "Celsus' eight books on medicine originally formed parts of a larger encyclopedic work entitled Artes, compiled in the first century A.D. De medicina deals with diseases treatable by diet and regimen, and with those amenable to drugs and surgery. In the first category are the earliest references to insanity (insania) and heart disease (cardiacus), while the surgical chapters contain the first accounts of the use of ligature, excellent descriptions of lateral lithotomy and herniotomy, and the earliest discussion, in reference to the repair of mutilations, of what we now call plastic surgery." (Norman, 424, referring to first 1478 edition). Good.

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         Justini Quatuor et quadraginta librorum Historiarum Trogi Pompei in totidem libellos contractio. Lucii Flori Historie romane in quatuor volumina in formam epitomes redactio. Sexti ad hoc Ruffi, viri consularis, de Historia romana ad Valentinianum Augustum opusculum appositissimum. Cum omnium indice literario.

      (Paris), Jo. Badius Ascensius (Josse Bade), 1524 décembre. ____ Bonne édition, la seule donnée par Josse Bade, de ces historiens de l'Antiquité, qui étaient fort lus au Moyen-Age et à la Renaissance. Titre dans un encadrement gravé avec la belle marque de Josse Bade N°2, montrant des imprimeurs au travail. Belles initiales criblées en tête de chapitre. Epître dédicatoire de Josse Bade à Ludovicus Allegrinus. Le texte de Florus est précédé d'une épître de Philippe Béroalde à Petrus Rubeus. Page de titre salie, avec des notes à la plume dans les marges. Nombreuses marginaliae de l'époque et du XVIIIe siècle. Le verso du dernier feuillet, qui est blanc, a été doublé. Charnière supérieure fendue. Renouard, Biblio. de Badius II, 533. Not in Adams. *****. In-folio. [408 x 290 mm] Collation : (12), 84 ff. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure du XVIIIe.).

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         [Works in Greek] Ilias and Ulyssea. Batrachomyomachia. Hymni XXXII, 2 volumes

      Venice: Heirs of Aldus the Elder, 1524. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. [Works in Greek] Ilias and Ulyssea. Batrachomyomachia. Hymni XXXII, 2 volumes. Venice: Heirs of Aldus the Elder, April 1524. 8vo (162x100 mm), [1-8] 9, 20-26, [1-40], [1-2] 3-277 [1]; [1], 2-251 [1] leaves; signatures (1-7)8 (A-Z)8 (AA-LL)8 MM6; (a-z)8 (A-H)8 I4; titles in Greek and Latin, Aldine device on titles and verso of the final leaf in each volume. Late 18th century red morocco gilt, spines with 5 raised bands (spines slightly faded), cut edges gilt, internally very fresh with only a little very light foxing / browning to first and final few leaves and few mm of light brown staining to fore-margin of a few leaves, old faded inscription to first title page. An exceptionally fine copy with ample margins, free of stamps or markings. ----Ahmanson-Murphy, Aldine Coll. 197/1; Renouard, Annales de l'imprimerie des Alde, 98:1; Fock, Bibliotheca Aldina, 44; Adams H745; Brunet III, p. 269-70; Graesse III, 326; Fletcher, H.G. New Aldine studies, p. 47-49. - Third Aldine edition, printed in Greek throughout except for the two letters in Latin from Aldus Manucius to Girolamo Aleandro, which were reprinted from the first Aldine edition. The text is based on the 1517 edition, with additional typographic errors. The first volume contains the Iliad and Herodotus' Life of Homer, and the second comprises the Odyssey and Homeric Hymns. Near Fine.

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         La Sophonisba del Trissino.

      - (In fine: Stampata in Roma, per Lodovico de' gli Arrighi vicentino scrittore, nel 1524 di settembre), in-4, leg. settecentesca in piena pelle marmorizzata, dorso a 5 nervi con titolo e fregi floreali in oro negli scomparti, tagli rossi, sguardie in carta marmorizzata, carte [52]. Rara seconda edizione (la prima, stampata sempre da Lodovico degli Arrighi, è del luglio dello stesso anno). La Sofonisba è considerata la prima tragedia regolare (cioè ispirata ai canoni aristotelici) in volgare impressa a stampa e la prima nella quale è usato, come forma metrica principale, l'endecasillabo sciolto. Inoltre, in queste due edizioni del 1524, appaiono per la prima volta i cambiamenti proposti dal Trissino per ampliare l'alfabeto italiano e cioè l'inserimento di alcune vocali derivate dall'alfabeto greco (omega e epsilon) per distinguere la pronuncia aperta da quella chiusa e la separazione delle funzioni tra le lettere U e V (l'una vocalica, l'altra consonantica). Bellissimo, tra l'altro, il carattere corsivo cancelleresco con cui è composto tutto il libro e che ha reso famoso Lodovico degli Arrighi. Qualche leggera spellatura alla pelle dei piatti ma senz'altro bell'esemplare. Gamba 1705. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Homeri Ilias [and] Ulyssea Batrachomyomachia. Hymni XXXII

      (Venetiis [Venice]: In Aedibus Aldi, et Andreae Asulani Soceri, 1524). Third Aldine edition. Two volumes. 8vo. 277 (1); 251, (1), (56) ff. Nineteenth century full vellum to style, spines with gilt lettering and gilt rules, patterned endpapers. Publisher's anchor device to the verso of the both works and recto of the first leaf of the second work. A few minor marks to the vellum, the colophon to volume II with a single track of worming, a very good set overall. The set was evidently made up in the 19th century, the volumes being very slightly different heights in their uniform bindings. Furthermore, the final 56 leaf section bound in at the rear of the second volume, comprising the Hymni and usually found at the front of the first volume, has been supplied from a copy of one of the previous Aldine editions of 1504 or 1517. Similarly 10-14 ff. in the Iliad have also been supplied from another copy of one of these earlier Aldine editions. In both cases the leaves are slightly shorter and the edges have been treated differently, the larger section speckled in red and the other slightly tinted. The printing is nonetheless of a piece with the rest of the work and it is textually complete.

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         Portrait of Willibald Pirckheimer

      - Original engraving, 1524. Very clear, strong contrast, but slightly later impression, wide-margined. With the "small coat of arms of Augsburg with 'A' and 'M'" watermark (around ca. 1560-1600; Meder 179; Briquet 2119). The inscription in the box below the portrait with no date and monogram. Plate size: 114 × 183 mm; sheet size: 182 × 250 mm. Albrecht Dürer's famous, 1524 portrait of his closest friend, the humanist scholar and art collector Willibald Pirckheimer. Head and shoulder three-quarter view portrait of Willibald Pirkheimer (1470-1530), facing left, wearing a fur-lined coat, underneath a tablet with Latin inscription "BILIBALDI PIRKEYMHERI EFFIGIES AETATIS SVAE ANNO L III VIVITVR INGENIO CAETERA MORTIS ERVNT" (Portrait of Willibald Pirckheimer at the age of 53. We live by the spirit; the rest belongs to death). The portrait, as well as the original plate, was given by Dürer to Pirckheimer thus he gave up control over future use of the plate. Pirckheimer used it as a bookplate instead of his actual one that was also designed by Dürer. A very well preserved wide-margined copy. Meder 103; Bartsch 106; Strauss 102; Hollstein 103; Dodgson 101. Numbered by old hand in ink at upper right corner. A hole restored at the right margin near the plate with no effect on the print. Very light, sporadic foxing on recto, more to verso. A small red blot to the left edge of the sheet. A trace of folding at to right marginal. In passe-partout. Overall in fine condition. Original engraving, 1524. Very clear, strong contrast, but slightly later impression, wide-margined. With the "small coat of arms of Augsburg with 'A' and 'M'" watermark (around ca. 1560-1600; Meder 179; Briquet 2119). The inscription in the box below the portrait with no date and monogram. Plate size: 114 × 183 mm; sheet size: 182 × 250 mm.

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         Onomatologia curiosa artificiosa et magica oder ganz natürliches Zauber-Lexicon welches das nöthigste, nützlichste und angenehmste in allen realen Wissenschaften überhaupt und besonders in der Naturlehre, Mathematick, der Haußhaltungs- und natürlichen Zauberkunst, und aller andern, vornemlich auch curieuser Künste deutlich und vollständig nach alphabethischer Ordnung beschreibet. Zum Nutzen und Vergnügen der Gelehrten, der Künstler, der Professionisten, der Handwerker und des Landmanns aus den besten ältesten und neuesten Quellen zusammen getragen von einer in diesen Wissenschaften sich sehr viele Jahre übenden Gesellschaft. Erstausg.

      5 Bll., 1524 Spalten, mit gest. Frontispiz, 2 Textholzschnitten, Textfig. u. graph. Darstellungen, 8, Gepr. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild u. fünf Bünden Volkmann-Tummers S.84 (mit 2 Kupfern) Zischka S.260 Graesse 117 (2. Aufl. 1764) Rosenthal 3007 (2. Aufl. 1764) Ackermann I/609 (3. Aufl. 1784). - Spätere Ausgaben wurden von Johann Christian Wiegleb (1732-1800) hrsg. u. erweitert. - Behandelt wird u.a.: Alchemie Alp, Alraun oder Galgen-Männlein Bewegung, immerwährende oder Perpetuum mobile Bezauberung Cabala Chiromantie Druiden Geister Hexen Necromantie Palingenesie Quadrat, ein magisches zu machen Schmazen der Todten Waffensalbe Zauberlaterne. - Einband etwas fleckig, berieben u. leicht bestossen Vorsatz mit kl. Besitzervermerk hinterer Vorsatz u. letztes Textblatt mit kl. Randläsuren durchgehend etwas braunfleckig es fehlen wie bei den meisten Vergleichsexpl. 2 Taf., die offensichtlich nicht allen Drucken beigebunden wurden (auch die Bibliografien machen dazu keine Angaben anscheinend existieren von dieser EA versch. Druckvarianten, da das KVK auch etliche Expl. ohne Taf. u. mit falscher Spaltennummerierung am Schluss des Buches nennt: "1648 [recte 1522] Sp.", desweiteren auch "1524 [recte 1542]"), sonst ein gutes Expl.

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         Hypomnemata [griechisch] in omnes libros Novi Testamenti. - Hypomnemata [griechisch] in omnes epistolas Pauli et aliorum Apostolorum et in Apocalypsin. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      437 S., 20 Bl. 593 (recte 529) S., 22 Bl. Mit 2 Druckermarken auf den Titeln. 8 (20 x 14,5 cm). Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln mit Metallschließen. Erste Ausgabe. - Kommentar zum Neuen Testament, gilt als Strigels bedeutendstes Werk. - Victorin Strigel aus Kaufbeuren (1524-1569) zählt als Schüler Melanchthons zu den bedeutendsten evangelischen Theologen seiner Zeit, berühmt sind seine Auseinandersetzungen mit Matthias Flacius Illyricus in Jena, 1562 war Strigel ins kursächsische Leipzig ausgewichen. "Sein reichhaltiges Schrifttum, dem Stil der Zeit entsprechend, weist ihn durchgehend als Repräsentanten der melanchthon. Schule aus, die in ihrer Abendmahlslehre dem (Krypto-) Calvinismus in Deutschland weithin den Weg bereitete" (LThK IX, 1114). - Durchgehend außen mit unauffälligem Wasserrand, kaum fleckig, stellenweise mit einigen Anstreichungen von zeitgenössischer Hand, die freien Stellen des Erratablattes am Ende und das darauffolgende weiße Blatt eng zeitgenössisch beschrieben ("De praedestinatione excerpta"), vorderer Vorsatz gelockert, hinterer ausgerissen. Der schöne Prägeband etwas berieben und fleckig, die obere Schließspange fehlt. Gutes Exemplar. *VD 16 S 9600. - Vgl. Thomas Pfundner, in: Lebensbilder aus dem bayerischen Schwaben XIV, 55-83.

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         Obras espirituales que encaminan a una alma a la mas perfecta union con Dios en transformacion de amor / por el extatico, y surlime Doctor Mystico, el beato Padre san Juan de la Cruz primer padre de la Reforma de Nuestra Señora del Carmen , y Companero de la Seraphica Doctora, y Madre Santa Teresa de Jesus en la Fundacion de dicha Reforma. Consagradas por la mano del glorioso, e enclito Patriarcha Senor San Josph, al Rey Soberano de la Gloria Jesu-Christo Nuestro Redemptor.

      [10 Bll.] 691 S. Folio Flexibler Ganzpergamenteinband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. (Buchblock etwas gelockert) Schöne spanischsprachige Ausgabe der Schriften von Juan de la Cruz (1524-1591) in gutem Exemplar.

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         FLAVII IOSEPHI, PATRIA HIEROSOLYMITANI, RELIGIONE IUDAEI, INTER GRAECOS HISTORIOGRAPHOS, CUM PRIMI FACUNDI, OPERA QUAEDAM RUFFINO PRESBYTERO INTERPRETE. In quibus post ultimam aliorum aeditionem, loca nec pauca, nec omnino levis momenti ex vetustissimorum codicum collatione restituta comperies lector. Catalogum operum, indicabit proxima pagella. 1524 mense Septembri.

      Apud Io. Frobenium, Basileae 1524 - Testo latino. Cm.32,1x21,5. Pg.(60), 907, (4). Legatura probabilmente settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida con leggera abrasione alla cerniera al capitello inferiore. Tassello in pelle con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Tagli in bleu. Fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Impresa tipografica incisa in legno al frontespizio, ripetuta a piena pagina al verso della penultima carta. Capilettera xilografici, alcuni forse realizzati da Holbein. Limitati lavori di tarlo, che non inficiano minimamente la fruibilità del testo, ubicati al margine superiore interno nella prima parte del volume, ed al margine inferiore nella seconda parte. Alcuni antichi interventi ad inchiostro, ormai alquanto sbiadito, che interessano il nome dello stampatore, al frontespizio e alla seconda carta, e il recto della carta Eee7, ove è contenuto il testo dei Maccabei rivisto da Erasmo da Rotterdam. Sottolineature e glosse, anch'esse alquanto datate. Esemplare a buoni margini. Prima edizione dell'opera di Josephus Flavius per i torchi di Johann Froben, che venti anni dopo, nel 1544, avrebbe stampato, dello stesso autore, l'"editio princeps" in greco delle "Antichità giudaiche". La traduzione latina è a cura dello storico Tirannio Rufino, o Rufino d'Aquileia (Concordia Sagittaria, 345 circa ? 411), celebre traduttore di Origene. > Adams, I, J-356; Fürst, II, 120; Hoffmann, II, 449. 3050 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Ein trostliche ermanung den angefochtn(en) im gewissen, vo(n) wegen gethoner sünd, wye un(d) wamitt, Sye getröst werdenn, Den Sathan, sich nit erschrecken lassenn .

      - O.O. u. Dr. (Augsburg, M. Ramminger), 1524. 4to. 6 Bl. Mit Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre. Rückenfalz. Einer von zwei Drucken im Jahr der Erstausgabe; wie alle Schriften dieses evangelischen Laienchristen selten. - Will/Nopitsch I, 571; Kuczynski 939; VD 16 G 3155. - Ränder etwas gebräunt u. stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Der Ehelich standt von Got mit gebenedeyung auffgesetzt, soll umb schwärheit wegen der seltzamen gaben der Junckgrawschafft yedermann frey sein, un(d) niema(n)t verboten werde(n).

      - O.O., Dr. u. J. (Nürnberg, H. Hergot, 1524?). 4to. 10 Bl. (das letzte weiß). Mit großem, fast ganzseitigen Titelholzschnitt. Moderner Umschlag. Evangelisch laienchristliche Schrift gegen den Zölibat. Die Gabe der Keuschheit sei ungemein selten, Ehestand und Sexualität dagegen von Gott gewollt. Wer sich dem verschließe "und sich der Eheweiber enthelt, der muß gewißlich mit andern geschlechten der unkeüschait befleckt werden". Laut Vorrede Erstlingsschrift Thomas Störs, der abgesehen von zwei weiteren im selben Jahr veröffentlichten Schriften völlig unbekannt geblieben ist. Die vorliegende Ausgabe ist wohl ein Nachdruck der Erfurter Ausgabe von 1524. Der Nürnberger Hans Hergot druckte vor allem volkstümliche reformatorische Kleinschriften, häufig Nachdrucke, weshalb Luther ihn auch verklagte. Bekannt wurde Hergot im Zusammenhang mit den sozialradikalen Strömungen der Zeit. Er hatte Kontakt zu Thomas Münzer. Anfang 1527 nach der Niederlage der Bauern ließ er in Sachsen die sozialutopische Schrift 'Von der neuen Wandlung eines christlichen Lebens' vertreiben und war wohl auch selbst damit agitierend unterwegs. Ob er auch der Verfasser war, ist unklar. Jedenfalls wurde er verhaftet und am 20. Mai 1527 als Haupt einer revolutionären Verschwörung hingerichtet (vgl. NDB 8, 612). - Der Titelholzschnitt zeigt die eheliche Zusammenführung von Adam und Eva durch Gottvater ("Seyt fruchtbar und meret euch ."). Das Motiv ist dasselbe, die Darstellung aber wesentlich kunstvoller als im Erfurter Druck. - Hayn/Got. VII, 445 f: Beide Drucke "ungemein selten" (der bei Hayn/G. aufgeführte dritte Druck ist identisch mit dem ersten); Kuczynski 2569; VD 16 S 9213. - Gebräunt, braun- u. fingerfleckig. Vorrede mit kl. Verklebung unter Beschädigung weniger Buchstaben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Primus (-secundus) tomus quatuor conciliorum generalium. Paris, Jean Cornilleau für Galliot du Pré, 1524.

      1524. Folio (265 x 380 mm). 2 pts. in 1 vol. (30), LXXXVI, CCLVII, (1) ff. (10), CCXXXIII ff., last bl. f. With repeated wide woodcut title border, publisher's device on recto of final f. of pt. 1, and hundreds of woodcut initials. Contemp. blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards on 4 double bands. Ms. spine title. 1 clasp. This splendid publication unites the "summam octo Conciliorum Generalium Grecorum, & Latinorum, cum plerique actis synodalis. Adiunctis plurimis pontificum sanctionibus, ut copiose annotatum iam tenes in exordio totus operis" (colophone). Edited by the Paris theologian Jacques Merlin (cf. Jöcher III, 466). - Clean, virtually unbrowned copy with slight waterstain near upper edge throughout. Former chained binding; the small hole for fastening the chain is visible at the upper edge of the back cover; slight traces of rust on final flyleaf. Binding slightly stained and rubbed, small tear to top spine-end. Very rare; OCLC lists only two holding libraries (Harvard and Oxford). OCLC 64938286. CLC C-1885. Not in IA, BM-STC French, Adams, or Panzer.

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         De vita, & moribus philosophorum libri decem, nuper ad vetusti Graeci codocis fidem accuratissime castigati [...]. Basel, Valentin Curio, (Calendis Septembris) 1524.

      1524. 4to. (20), 391, (1) pp. With woodcut printer's device on last f. and several woodcut initials. Contemp. vellum with faded ms. title to spine. Rare Latin edition of the famous work. The Greek editio princeps was not to be published until 1533 (Froben). The translation is based upon that of the Camaldolese priest Ambrosius Traversari (1386-1439) and had been already printed in 1472; the present edition (edited by Curio and Michael Bentinus) is the first of the 16th c. and the first one to be printed in the German-speaking countries. "In Valentin Curios Planung seiner noch jungen Offizin, zudem aber vor allem erstmals in textlicher Revision und Ergänzung nach einer griechischen Handschrift" (Hieronymus). - Some waterstaining to the margins throughout, unattractive defects and small wormhole to edges near end (occasionally touching the printed marginalia). Several contemp. ms. marginalia and underlinings. VD 16, D 1837. Adams D 486. BM-STC German 244. Hieronymus, GG 92. Schweiger I, 97. Hoffmann I, 568.

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         TEXT FROM THE INDEX

      ca. 1250, Northern Italy - 406 x 254 mm. (16 x 10"). Four columns, 58 lines in an excellent regular early gothic book hand. Headings in red, initials in alternating red and blue, 11 two-line initials in red or blue with contrasting penwork. Page references given in Arabic numerals. Early marginal notes apparently adding references and page numbers. Recto with date 1524 written at the top and with a bold (17th century?) ownership inscription of Johannes Ludovicus. Recovered from a binding and consequently trimmed at head with loss of a couple of lines, two margins creased and recto rather soiled and faded, a couple of inconsequential tiny holes, but the very interesting leaf still generally pleasing and without fatal defects, the verso surprisingly clean and with readily legible text. This is an index leaf with alphabetically listed titles of chapters on plants, taken from a luxurious manuscript of the most important medical encyclopedia of Medieval Europe. The text is a guide to entries in book II, tractatus III, of the "Canon Medicinae" of Avicenna (Ibn Sina, 980-1037), translated into Latin by Gerard of Cremona. A compendium of Greek and Muslim medical knowledge based chiefly on Hippocrates and Galen, but with many original observations and clinical descriptions added by our author, the "Canon" had a profound influence for more than half a millennium. According to PMM, it "superseded all previous works--even the great medical encyclopaedia of Rhazes--and in its Latin translation became the authoritative book in all universities. It was still being printed in the seventeenth century . . . [and is] still in use in parts of the Arab world today." One of the central figures in the history of medicine, Avicenna also wrote widely on theology, metaphysics, astronomy, philosophy, and law; he was known to have produced more than 100 books. Medical leaves from as early as the 13th century are uncommon, and a leaf from such a special text is especially prized. This is an index leaf with alphabetically listed titles of chapters on plants, taken from a luxurious manuscript of the most important medical encyclopedia of Medieval Europe. The text is a guide to entries in book II, tractatus III, of the "Canon Medicinae" of Avicenna (Ibn Sina, 980-1037), translated into Latin by Gerard of Cremona. A compendium of Greek and Muslim medical knowledge based chiefly on Hippocrates and Galen, but with many original observations and clinical descriptions added by our author, the "Canon" had a profound influence for more than half a millennium. According to PMM, it "superseded all previous works--even the great medical encyclopaedia of Rhazes--and in its Latin translation became the authoritative book in all universities. It was still being printed in the seventeenth century . . . [and is] still in use in parts of the Arab world today." One of the central figures in the history of medicine, Avicenna also wrote widely on theology, metaphysics, astronomy, philosophy, and law; he was known to have produced more than 100 books. Medical leaves from as early as the 13th century are uncommon, and a leaf from such a special text is especially prized.

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         Naturalis historiae opus. (Cologne, Eucharius Cervicornus, 1524).

      1524. Folio. (16), 311, (60) ff. Title-page and sub-title to index with ornamental woodcut border. Woodcut initials, head and tail pieces. Calf, gold-tooled ribbed spine with title-label. Sprinkled edges. First edition of the "Natural history" edited by Johannes Caesarius (1468-1550), a humanist and close friend of Erasmus. The original text was by Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23 - August 25, AD 79), better known as Pliny the Elder. He was a Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher, as well as naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and personal friend of the emperor Vespasian. The text in the present edition is decorated with woodcut borders and many woodcut initials. - The "Naturalis Historia" is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. He claims to be the only Roman ever to have undertaken such a work. It comprised 37 books in 10 volumes and covered over 20,000 facts on topics including the fields of botany, zoology, astronomy , geology and mineralogy as well as the exploitation of those resources. It remains a standard work for the Roman period and the advances in technology and understanding of natural phenomena at the time. Some technical advances he discusses are the only sources for those inventions, such as hushing in mining technology or the use of water mills for crushing or grinding corn. Much of what he wrote about has been confirmed by archaeology. ''We know from Pliny that there were important pearl fisheries in the Gulf [...] Pliny identifies Tylos (Bahrain) as a place famous for its pearls [... He] attests that pearls were the most highly rated valuable in Roman society, and that those from the Gulf were specially praised [...] The pearl related finds at the site of El-Dur indicate the site was integrated into the maritime trade routes linking the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire, India and South Arabia'' (Carter). Book 6 holds a chapter that gives the first detailed account of the regions around the Gulf, including what are now Qatar, the Emirates and Oman. - Not only is it virtually the only work which describes the work of artists of the time, and has it become an important reference work for the history of art, due to the wide range of topics, the referencing system and index it became a model for later encyclopaedias. - With manuscript notes of multiple owners on pastedown (including written ex-libris by Antonii Mauritii Seguin 1713 and Mathon de la cour 1744). Some underling in text, and notes in the margins (partly lost due to trimmed edges). A very good copy with bookplate of De Ponsainpierre on pastedown. VD 16, P 3531. Adams P 1556. BM-STC German 704. Durling 3689 (imperfect copy). Hunt 23. USTC (11 copies).

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         [Mishle Shelomoh ben-David]. Proverbia Salomonis, iam recens iuxta Hebraica[m] veritate[m] translata & annotatio[n]ibus illustrata. [Basel, Johann Froben, 1524].

      1524. 8vo. (132) ff. With 2 different woodcut devices. (Bound with) II: [Melekhet ha-dikduk]. Institutiones grammaticae in Hebraeam linguam [...]. (144) ff. With severalk musical notes and two woodcut devices. Modern vellum, in custom-made cloth case. I: Second edition of Münster's "Proverbs", previously published in 1520, together with his first own work ever, an introduction to Hebrew grammar. Numerous contemp. Hebrew and Latin marginalia. - II: Only edition of Münster's second publication, a foundation stone of modern Hebrew studies. Includes (fol. r1 ff.) the co-called Jonas polyglot in Hebrew, Chaldaic, Greek, and Latin, with other matter. Contemp. ownership obliterated from t. p.; lower corner defective (remargined professionally; losses supplied in pencil). Numerous contemp. marginalia, mostly in Latin. Both works are very rare; the former has not been seen at auctions since 1950. I: VD 16, B 3564. Burmeister 137. Hantzsch 234.2-4. Adams B 1536. Steinschneider (Bodl.) 11.51. Panzer VI, 244, 540. Vinograd Mem 1256. OCLC 71515193. Not in BM-STC. - II: VD 16, M 6685. Burmeister 2. Hantzsch 220.2. Adams M 1931. BM-STC German 633. Steinschneider (Hdb.) 1374. Panzer VI, 245, 541. Wolfheim I, 865. Graesse IV, 623. OCLC 22612604.

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         De institutione foeminae Christianae [...] libri tres, mira eruditione, elegantia, brevitate, facilitate, plane aurei, pietateq[ue] & sanctimonia, vere Christiani, Christianae in primis Virgini, deinde maritae, postremo viduae, novo instituendi argumento longe utilissimi. Quid autem singuli libri toto opere contineant, sequenti pagella, videre est. (Antwerp, Michiel Hillen van Hoochstraten for Franz Birckmann, 1524).

      1524. 4to (140 x 195 mm). (96) ff, numbered in an early hand (omitting f. 77). Elaborate woodcut border on title-page, featuring elephant and cherubim, and with several large woodcut initials in text. Bound in early limp vellum with manuscript title on spine; edges stained red. 17th century portrait of Vives added to inner cover. Lengthy, exegetical early annotations to the first book 'De Instituenda Virgine' along with readership markings. A very good copy from the Harrach Library (Austria/Madrid), with 19th century stamp on title. Very rare first edition of "the first systematic study to address explicitly and exclusively the universal education of women", commissioned by Henry VIII's wife, Catherine of Aragon, who was at the time rearing her own daughter, Mary Tudor. Translated and adapted by numerous followers, Vives' treatise would go on to be read in almost every European vernacular, often by women themselves. The first edition, however, is rare in census and in commerce - and contains passages, particularly on chastity and intellectual capacity, which were entirely re-written in later incarnations. A fundamental document for the role of women in Early Modern society - and particularly in Early Modern England - this copy is especially remarkable for its state of preservation. An early reader of Vives has here added his own comments to the chapters on the seclusion of maidens and examples of feminine virtue. - "De Institutione Foeminae Christianae" consists of 3 books, one for each stage of woman's life: maidenhood, marriage, and widowhood. In his preface to Queen Catherine, Vives quotes Aristotle to the effect that states which do not provide for the education of women deprive themselves of a great source of their prosperity; yet as Charles Fantazzi points out, Vives is in fact here caught in a delicate double bind, "insistent on a subordinate, submissive role for women, the text must take care to expound its message not only without alienating the queen but rather, indeed, with the goal of winning her favour." Despite its dedication and although Vives specifically adapts his prose style for a female readership, the treatise is hardly pro-woman: "the 'Education' is determined to be both a reference book for men on how to control their women, as well as an edifying treatise for women to absorb as a source of proper behaviour" (Kolsky). Nevertheless, Vives' praise of women's intellectual capacity and his advocation of some form of universal learning for females are viewed as landmarks for modern historians of women and gender. - According to Fantazzi, "'De Institutione' enjoyed an enormous popularity and was generally regarded as the most authoritative statement on this subject throughout the sixteenth century, especially in England, where it found favor with Catholics and Protestants alike. There can be no denying that merely by attaching such importance to the education of women, Vives laid the groundwork for the Elizabethan age of the cultured woman." It was rapidly translated into English, enjoying some nine editions in that language during the 16th century alone (cf. Higginbotham, p. 69). According to Pollie Bromilow, the dozens of vernacular translations were partly aimed at women themselves, who had no knowledge of Latin; and thus a large segment of its readership during the 16th century was in fact female. Appearing in an undated edition as early as 1528 or 1529, the English translation is rather an adaptation of Vives' text begun by Thomas More but completed by his household tutor, William Hyrde, who must have used the present edition in its preparation. - In 1538 Vives brought out a revised Latin edition reflecting many changes to the original text. This is the edition most commonly cited by scholars, probably thanks to its greater availability. The sections on maidens and the preservation of maidenhood (in all its meanings), however, were substantially re-written - notably, treating many of the same subjects which interested the annotator of the present copy! Chapter 6, on virginity, for example, "was subjected to a complete revision, so that it bears little resemblance to the first published version. It is obvious that Vives struggled over the proper approach to this topic. In the original version, he suddenly abandons his more discursive style for a rather personal and, one might add, paternalistic tête-á-tête with a young woman" (Fantazzi, p. 18). Vives' views on women's intellectual capacities also develop between the two editions. - At the outbreak of the Reformation Vives was a close friend of Erasmus, who had commissioned him to write a commentary on Augustine's "City of God" in 1521. Perhaps seeking refuge from the political and religious turmoil of Europe, Vives turned his attention to England from this point onward. He dedicated his edition of "De Civitate Dei" to Henry VIII in 1522, and already in May of 1523 was able to present a manuscript of his "De Institutione Foeminae Christianae" to Queen Catherine in person. At Henry's court he grew close to the circle of Thomas More and produced a further educational treatise, "De Ratione Studii Puerilis". Thanks to his growing opposition to Henry VIII's divorce proceedings, however, Vives was placed under house arrest by Cardinal Wolsley from February to April 1528, and upon his release sensibly fled the country - only to return briefly later that year in the role of Catherine's legal adviser. - Provenance: later stamp of the Harrach Library on title-page. The collection originated as the personal library of Graf Ferdinand Bonaventura von Harrach, Austrian envoy to Spain (1637-1707), and explains the characteristically Spanish binding on the present example. Ferdinand's son Aloys followed in his father's footsteps; but after his death in 1742 the collection was transferred back to the remaining Harrach family in Vienna. Finally, the collection wound up in the family castle 'Schloss Bruck an der Leitha', in Lower Austria. We have handled numerous other Harrach copies, which seem to have formed a cohesive 'personal reference library' of 16th and 17th century works for this seventeenth century statesman. - A very good copy. OCLC shows just four copies in American institutions: Harvard, the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies, Yale, and the Huntington. Nijhoff/Kronenberg 2167. Adams V 951. Brunet V, 1333. Estelrich 136. Cf. also Fantazzi's introduction to a modern translation, The Education of a Christian Woman: A Sixteenth-Century Manual (U Chicago, 2007). Kolsky, Making Examples of Women: Juan Luis Vives' The Education of a Christian Woman. Higginbotham, The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence (U Edinburgh, 2013). Bromilow, "An Emerging Female Readership of Print in Sixteenth-Century France?", French Studies (2013) Vol. 67, pp. 155-169.

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         Vallo libro continente appertenentie ad Capitanii, retenere & fortificare una città con bastioni, con novi artificii de fuoco aggionti, come nella tabola appare....

      (G. de Gregoriis), 1524. Seconda rarissima edizione (la prima, introvabile, apparve a Napoli nel 1521 in una stesura più breve) di quest'opera sull'assedio e la difesa con macchine belliche. In 8°, c.nn. 8, numerate 71, segue l'ultima, bianca. Frontespizio inquadrato in una bellissima cornice incisa da Eustachio Celebrino da Udine, capilettera in bianca su nero, 10 illustrazioni xilografiche a piena pagina e 11 più piccole nel testo, varie illustrazioni di manovre. Bell'esemplare, con qualche macchia leggera, più che altro ai margini. Legatura in pergamena rigida settecentesca, con titolo in oro su tassello di colore. (Riccardi, II, 375 cita edizioni successive).

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         Perisauli Faustini Tradocii de honesto appetitu. Faustinus Terdoceo de triumpho stultitiae.

      Arimini. Typis Hieronymi Soncini. (Circa 1524). Cm. 15x10; carte (59) manca l'ultima bianca. Legatura in piena pergamena settecentesca con unghie, tassello al dorso con titoli in oro, frontespizio in rosso e nero inquadrato entro ampia cornice con figure antropomorfe, capilettera figurati. Lieve e marginale alone d'umido ad alcune carte, traccia di sporco all'ultima pagina. 565 / P

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         1- ERASMUS. De Immensa Dei misericordia, Des. Erasmi Rot. concio. Virginis et martyris comparatio, per eundem. Eiusdem concio de puero Jesu, ex recognitione autoris. Parisiis, Christianus Wechelus, 1534. 142, (2) p. r° blanc, marque d'imprimeur au v°.2- ERASMUS. De Pueris statim ac liberaliter instituendis, libellus & novus & elegans D. Erasmi. Eiusdem De ratione instituendi discipulos. Uterque per autorem recognitus, & locupletatus. Parisiis, Ex officina Christiani Wecheli, 1536. (100) p., (1) f. bl. et (1) f. comportant la marque de limprimeur au verso.3- ERASMUS. Erasmus Roterdamus de lucubrationum suarum proventu & aliorum in se benignitate. Tumulorum et epitaphiorum libellus, in quo mors D. Erasmi Roterodami à studiosis defletur. Parisiis, In officina Christiani Wecheli, 1537. (40) p., marque d'imprimeur au titre et au verso du dernier feuillet. 4- NAUSEA (Friedrich). F. Nauseae Blancicampiani sacrae theologiae & LL. imp. doctoris, in magnum illum laudate felicisque memoriae Erasmum Roterod. nuper vita functum, monodia [...]. Parisiis : Ex officina Christiani Wecheli, 1537. (48) p. marque d'imprimeur au titre et au verso du dernier feuillet.

      4 textes reliés en un volume in-8, plein veau fauve de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné de petits fers aldins répétés entre-nerfs, palette en tête et pied, plats garnis d'un triple filet à froid d'encadrement et d'un fer spécial doré au centre. Remarquable exemplaire constitué à lépoque des premières éditions parisiennes dErasme, publiées dans les dernières années de sa vie par limprimeur et libraire humaniste Chrétien Wechel, accompagnées de l'une des premières biographies dErasme par lun de ses disciples: Friedrich Nausea.1- Deuxième édition parisienne, donnée quelques mois après la première, composée sur la seconde édition de Bâle, revue et augmentée, contenant la même épître dédicatoire de l'auteur à Christophe von Utenheim. Dans ce sermon qui s'inscrit dans la polémique qui lopposait à Luther, Erasme affronte son rationalisme chrétien au mysticisme biblique de Luther. Il se prononce sur la question fondamentale de la grâce et s'élève contre la doctrine qui restreint à un petit nombre d'élus le bienfait de celle-ci. (Renouard-Moreau, IV, n° 983. Vander Haeghen, I, p. 72).2- Première édition parisienne du Liberaliter instituendis augmentée du De ratione instituendi, importants traités pédagogiques, "une étape dans lhistoire de léducation". (Renouard-Moreau, V, 144. Vander Haeghen, I, p. 164).3- Première édition parisienne du 'Catalogus lucubrationum', extraits de la lettre d'Erasme à Johan Botzheim du 30 Janvier 1524 accompagnés dune sélection d'épitaphes. (Adams, E.692. Renouard-Moreau, V, n°495. Van der Haeghen, I, 119). Seulement 3 exemplaires recensés à WorldCat.4- Première édition parisienne de lune des toutes premières biographies dErasme, publiée quelques mois après loriginale de Cologne et la mort dErasme, par lhumaniste allemand Friedrich Grau dit Nausea (1495-1552). Evêque de Vienne, proche dErasme dont il fut le correspondant et le soutien indéfectible, Nausea livre une précieuse vie dErasme accompagnée dun catalogue de ses uvres. Dédiée à l'archiduc Ferdinand d'Autriche, cette brochure permet de prendre la mesure de linfluence des érasmiens à la cour de Vienne (cf. Bietenholz & Deutscher, Contemporaries of Erasmus, III, p. 7 et 8). (Renouard-Moreau, V, 597).Quelques traces de restauration à la reliure. Quelques petites taches. Première garde blanche renouvelée. Petite réparation de papier, sans perte de texte in De Pueris (feuillet C5).Signature ex-libris de l'époque sur le titre: «Anthonÿ Albi», datée du 23 oct. 1551 (?)Très bon exemplaire, grand de marges, sans rousseurs, dans une condition de conservation de papier exceptionnelle.

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         Naturalis Historiae opus, ab innumeris mendis a D. Johan. Caesario. adjectisque in singulos argumetis, et breviusculis simul in margine scholiis, ab eodem Illustratum

      Eucharius Cervicornus, Cologne 1524 - Ff. 16 p.l., 311 numb. leaves, [60] index. Signatures: Aa-Bb8, a-z8, A-Q8 [Q8 blank], 2a-c6, 2d-g4, 2h-i6, 2k-l4, m6. Elaborate woodcut title signed AW in top panel, large woodcut chapter initials and headpieces, separate title for index, with ornamental border. Contemporary German binding of polished calf over bevelled wooden boards, lately rebacked with spine tooled in blind between double raised bands. Sides panelled in blind with ornamental roll-tooled borders, front cover with the name "Plinius" stamped in an upper compartment, and the words "Nichil Miserius quam Animus sibe Male Concius" in the central panel, rear cover with the words "In Nocte Consilium" in the central panel; brass corners and edges, and remnants only of catches and clasps. General wear to extremities, hairline cracks in leather on front cover, lower brass corner on rear cover lacking, with some loss to wooden board. Early ink inscription on lower margin of title in neat German script, noticeable (1" long) worm track to initial 18 leaves, including title, with minor loss of image and type, sporadic marginal worming throughout, not generally affecting the type, except in later gatherings, modern bookplate on pastedown. Despite blemishes, a remarkably fresh clean copy, in a worn though still handsome early binding. The first edition of Pliny's "Natural History" by the humanist scholar and friend of Erasmus, Johannes Caesarius (1468-1550). It follows the text of Beroaldus (Parma, 1476), with numerous corrections. Printed in 1524 for Eucharius Cervicornus, first in a folio edition and later in the same year in 4 volumes, octavo, the folio edition features a finely executed woodcut title border by Anton Woensam of Worms (d. 1541) composed of 4 panels divided into 13 compartments depicting the Labours of Hercules. The text is handsomely embellished with numerous large woodcut initials. Many of the striking white-on-black initials are from an alphabet designed by Hans Weiditz, first printed in Augsburg, 1521. Adams P. 1558. Graesse V, 339. BMC German p. 704. Size: Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         PRAECLARA FERDINADI CORTESII DE NOVA MARIS OCEANI HYSPANIA NARRATIO.... [bound with:] Martyr, Peter: DE REBUS, ET INSULIS NOVITER REPERTIS...

      [Nuremberg: Fridericus Peypus], 1524. [4],49,12 leaves. Lacks the map, supplied in expert facsimile, and blank leaf H8. Folio. 18th-century three-quarter vellum and marbled boards, gilt leather label. Bookplate of John Carter Brown on front pastedown, with deaccession stamp. Minor soiling in the text, else very good. The first Latin edition of Cortés' second letter, after its original publication in Seville in 1522. The work was translated by Petrus Savorgnanus. This copy bears the portrait of Pope Clement VII on the verso of the fourth preliminary leaf, which is not found with all copies. Cortés' second letter, dated Oct. 30, 1520, provides a vivid account of the people he encountered and fought en route to Tenochtitlan, painting a picture of an impressive empire centered around a great city. He relates his scrape with rival Velazquez and gives a wonderful description of the buildings, institutions, and court at Tenochtitlan. It is here that Cortés provides a definitive name for the country, calling it "New Spain of the Ocean Sea." This letter is also important for making reference to Cortés' "lost" first letter, supposedly composed at Vera Cruz on July 10, 1520. Whether that letter was actually lost or suppressed by the Council of the Indies is unknown, but there is little doubt it once existed. The text is the first major announcement to the world of the discovery of major civilizations in the New World, and as such is a work of surpassing importance. As usual, the second letter is here bound with Peter Martyr's DE REBUS, ET INSULIS NOVITER REPERTIS..., which provides an account of the recently discovered islands of the West Indies and their inhabitants. It is often considered a substitute for the lost first Cortés letter. One of the most important early descriptions of Mexico and the first encounter of the West with the Aztec civilization, and a work of bedrock importance to the New World. No complete copy has appeared for sale since 1985. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 524/5. SABIN 16947. HARRISSE BAV 125. SANZ 933-934. MEDINA BHA 70. CHURCH 53. WINSOR 2:404. BURDEN 5. VALLE 11. JCB GERMAN AMERICANA 524/4. STREETER SALE 190. STREETER, AMERICANA-BEGINNINGS 7.

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         PRAECLARA FERDINADI CORTESII DE NOVA MARIS OCEANI HYSPANIA NARRATIO. [bound with:] Martyr, Peter: DE REBUS, ET INSULIS NOVITER REPERTIS.

      [Nuremberg: Fridericus Peypus], 1524. - [4],49,12 leaves. Lacks the map, supplied in expert facsimile, and blank leaf H8. Folio. 18th-century three-quarter vellum and marbled boards, gilt leather label. Bookplate of John Carter Brown on front pastedown, with deaccession stamp. Minor soiling in the text, else very good. The first Latin edition of Cortés' second letter, after its original publication in Seville in 1522. The work was translated by Petrus Savorgnanus. This copy bears the portrait of Pope Clement VII on the verso of the fourth preliminary leaf, which is not found with all copies. Cortés' second letter, dated Oct. 30, 1520, provides a vivid account of the people he encountered and fought en route to Tenochtitlan, painting a picture of an impressive empire centered around a great city. He relates his scrape with rival Velazquez and gives a wonderful description of the buildings, institutions, and court at Tenochtitlan. It is here that Cortés provides a definitive name for the country, calling it "New Spain of the Ocean Sea." This letter is also important for making reference to Cortés' "lost" first letter, supposedly composed at Vera Cruz on July 10, 1520. Whether that letter was actually lost or suppressed by the Council of the Indies is unknown, but there is little doubt it once existed. The text is the first major announcement to the world of the discovery of major civilizations in the New World, and as such is a work of surpassing importance. As usual, the second letter is here bound with Peter Martyr's DE REBUS, ET INSULIS NOVITER REPERTIS., which provides an account of the recently discovered islands of the West Indies and their inhabitants. It is often considered a substitute for the lost first Cortés letter. One of the most important early descriptions of Mexico and the first encounter of the West with the Aztec civilization, and a work of bedrock importance to the New World. No complete copy has appeared for sale since 1985. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 524/5. SABIN 16947. HARRISSE BAV 125. SANZ 933-934. MEDINA BHA 70. CHURCH 53. WINSOR 2:404. BURDEN 5. VALLE 11. JCB GERMAN AMERICANA 524/4. STREETER SALE 190. STREETER, AMERICANA-BEGINNINGS 7.

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         Libellus In Quo Respondet Confutationi Fratris Egidij.

      Erfurt: Matthes Maler, 1524. First. hardcover. very good(+). 76 leaves, some browning and pin worm holes, small defect on title page effecting 1 word. Gothic type, title printed within fine woodcut border dated 1521 of cherubs playing music, drawing Mars in a cart, etc. Short slim 4to, plain 19th Century vellum (slightly bowed), all edges red. Erphurdie: [Matthes Maler], 1524. A very good(+) copy. First Edition of this rare Anti-Reformation tract by a fellow Augustinian who initially shared Luther's enthusiasms for change, but, as the movement to reform became more radical, Arnoldi placed religion unity above all other issues and began working against the Protestants. Very much of a personal position statement, this twelve part dialog between the author (speaking in the first person) and Egidius Mechler touches many controversial doctrinal points with a particular strong attack on the marriage of clerics. Some of the asides in the repartee are in German. -- Pegg 138; Hase 528.

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         Laberinto d'Amore di M. Giovanni Boccaccio Con una Epistola à Messer Pino de Rossi confortatoria del medesimo auttore Con: La Fiammetta del Boccaccio per Messer Tizzone Gaetano di Pofi novamente revista.

      II: Bernardino de Vitale, II: 1524. In 8° (mm 165x100); I: cc. num. 72; II: carte n.n. 116; segnatura a8, b8, - o8, p4 - q4; al colophon triangolo in silografia. Testo corsivo, capotesta con riquadri vuoti per i capolettera miniati. Solida pergamena semirigida antica, leggermente posteriore, dorso a quattro nervi e titolo manoscritto a inchiostro bruno. La prima opera è detta anche "Il Corbaccio", etimologia che sembra derivare dallo spagnolo Corbacho o dal francese Courbache, e sta a significare sferza contro le donne o riferirsi a un uccello nero (un corvo) simbolo dell'amore che rende folli; l'opera è scritta in volgare, seguendo lo schema delle rime petrose negli anni della maturità di Boccaccio, come sostiene il filologo Giorgio Padoan, nel 1365. Apre l'opera la lettera "Al gentile et valoroso giovane messer Francesco Tomacello da Fano, Lucio Paolo Rosello", sacerdote padovano, segue "Invettiva contra una malvagia donna. Detto Laberinto d'amore, et altrimenti il Corbaccio", con capolettera inciso in legno entro vignetta. Il carattere è di ispirazione manuziana e tutta l'impostazione imita il costume umanistico nelle aggiunte di dediche e testi introduttivi al lettore (il tipografo Alessandro Paganino, fu un riconosciuto imitatore di Aldo). La Fiammetta è scritta in prosa dall'autore verso il 1343 - 1344; si tratta di un monologo - confessione di una donna napoletana, che racconta la sua vicenda amorosa alle altre donne, per suscitarne compassione e potersi consolare delle proprie pene; questo tema erge l'opera a novella psicologica, in lingua moderna. Edizione molto rara.Ottimo esemplare, fresco, solo sporadiche fioriture; alcune antiche sottolineature a inchiostro bruno nel Corbaccio. Laberinto d'amore "Edizione assai rara, dopo la prima dei Giunti del 1516", Bacchi della Lega, 116 in nota: "Ediz. In 24°, Nel catalogo Mensuel de livre de occasion rares et curieux, Paris, Bailleu, 1875. Notasi una ediz. del Laberinto d'amore con una Epistola confortatoria a Messer Pino de' Rossi, s.l. e a. in 8°, come di Alessandro Paganino senza però addurne prova alcuna. Vi si dice essere rara e sconosciuta al Brunet ed al Gamba. EDIT 16 identificativo CNCE 6227. A. Paganino, 79; Zambrini, 161. ICCU: "Pubblicata in Toscolano da Alessandro Paganino tra il 1520 e il 1533, cfr. Sander, n. 1087". Gamba 203 "non ho trovato registrata da verun bibliografo questa stampa". Mostra di manoscritti, documenti e edizioni, Certaldo, 1975, v. 2, n. 42. Per la "Fiammetta": Non in Adams e BMC, STC It.; Gamba 218 descrive un esemplare dell'ed. veneziana del 1528 curata dallo stesso autore, non cita la nostra, che è precedente. In 8° (mm 165x100); I: leaves 72; II: leaves n.n. 116; signature a8, b8, - o8, p4 - q4; colophon with woodcut triangle. Capital spaces with guide letters, for ms. capitals added. Full XVI century vellum, manuscript title on spine. Finely printed in Paganino's Italic font, in imitation of the Aldine. A fine copy of this work about misogyny, but whether Boccaccio's text is descriptive or proscriptive has been a subject ot scholarly debate for several centuries. Anthony K. Cassell, in his 1975 translation of the work, asserts, that "the formal elements of the treatise are part of a wide artistic tradition and contest autobiographical intention and interpretation." Giovanni Boccaccio wrote Il Corbaccio in Italian in the mid - fourteenth century 1343 - 1344. From the mid - eighteenth century to the mid - twentieth century, critics interpreted the Corbaccio as autobiographical and misogynistic. Then, from 1947 to 1975, they interpreted the Corbaccio as fictional and misogynistic. For the next quarter century, leading critics described the Corbaccio as fictional and ridiculing of misogynists. Today, cutting - edge fourth - wave critics recognize that the Corbaccio is realistic and love - affirming. The Fiammetta written in about 1343 - 1344 is a monologue - confession of a neapolitam woman, telling her love stories to other women in order to get consolation of her pains It is quite simple but very striking and elegant, most appropriate for the text and printing within. It has been called the first psychological novel in a modern language. Laberinto d'amore "Edizione assai rara, dopo la prima dei Giunti del 1516", Bacchi della Lega, 116 in nota: "Ediz. In 24°, Nel catalogo Mensuel de livre de occasion rares et curieux, Paris, Bailleu, 1875. Notasi una ediz. del Laberinto d'amore con una Epistola confortatoria a Messer Pino de' Rossi, s.l. e a. in 8°, come di Alessandro Paganino senza però addurne prova alcuna. Vi si dice essere rara e sconosciuta al Brunet ed al Gamba. EDIT 16 identificativo CNCE 6227. A. Paganino, 79; Zambrini, 161. ICCU: "Pubblicata in Toscolano da Alessandro Paganino tra il 1520 e il 1533, cfr. Sander, n. 1087". Gamba 203 "non ho trovato registrata da verun bibliografo questa stampa". Mostra di manoscritti, documenti e edizioni, Certaldo, 1975, v. 2, n. 42. Per la "Fiammetta": Non in Adams e BMC, STC It.; Gamba 218 descrive un esemplare dell'ed. veneziana del 1528 curata dallo stesso autore, non cita la nostra, che è precedente

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         Missae Christianorum contra Lutheranam missandi formula[m] assertio.

      [Strassburg, Johann Grüninger], (1524). - Eine von vermutlich drei Ausgaben im Jahr der Erstausgabe; die erste war auf Emsers Privatpresse in Dresden gedruckt worden. - Berühmte Streitschrift Emsers (1478-1527) über die Messe, welche in einem fingierten Dialog zwischen Emser und Luther abgefasst wurde. Schon nach der Leipziger Disputation von 1519 entwickelte sich Emser zu einem der profiliertesten Gegner Luthers. - Etw. fleckig u. ganz vereinzelt min. wasserrandig. Wenige Bll. m. kl. Randläsuren. Wenige kl. Wurmspuren. - VD16, E 1123; IA 160.199; vgl. BM STC, German Books 267 (Ausgabe Köln, 1532); nicht bei Kuczynski bzw. Adams. la Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. 22 nn. Bll., Mod. marmor. Ppbd. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Architettura, traducto di Latino in Vulgare dal vero esemplare con le figure a li soi loci con mirando ordine insignito.. MDXXIIII. (al recto del f. 22 preliminare sono posti il colophon e l'errata). Venezia, in le case de Ioane Antonio e Piero Fratelli da Sabio, Del Mese di Martio (1524)

      Sabio, 1524. in - folio, ff. (22), 110, leg. posteriore p.pergamena rigida. Titolo impresso in rosso e nero entro larga bordura silografica a fogliame, numerosi capilettera istoriati. Corredato di 136 figure silografate a mezza pagina. Le illustrazioni, alcune schematiche di architettura, altre assai belle con personaggi e macchinari, sono nitidamente inchiostrate e impresse. Seconda edizione in italiano, che segue per il testo quella fondamentale del Cesariano del 1521, riordinata da Francesco Lutio Durantino, e per le illustrazioni quella latina del 1511. Bell'esemplare (lievissimi aloni e ingialliture), di bella e rara edizione figurata del fondamentale trattato di architettura di Vitruvio.

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