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         Ajn wunderbarlich Büechlin und prophecej, von den letsten zeitten und dem endt der welt, Newlich durch ain Gotseligen der Kirchen liebhaber, gaistlichem vnd weltlichem Standt zu ainer bösserung, verteütscht vnnd in druckh geben.

      (München, Andreas Schobser, 1540). - 4°, circa 22 x 16,8 cm. 24 Blatt, Titel mit grosser Initiale A Pergament-Umschlag des 19. Jh. unter Verwendung eines Antiphonar-Manuskripts um 1500 "VD16 V 1210; STC, Suppl. 65 (Andreas Schobser, Munich, ca. 1545?); nicht bei Adams. Seltene deutsche Ausgabe des "Mirabile opusculum de fine mundi", in älteren Bibliographien noch als Augsburger Druck bezeichnet (auch in der Druckversion des VD 16; online korrigiert). Das Werk erschien im Druck erstmals 1481 in Nürnberg, auch deutsche Übersetzungen wurden bald publiziert, die vorliegende ist jedoch eine Neuübersetzung. Das Werk zitiert zwar den Dominikaner Vinzenz Ferrer aus Valencia (1350-1419), ist ihm jedoch wohl nur untergeschoben und wird heute als ein krichenpolitischer Traktat eines Anhängers von Gegenpapst Benedict XIII interpretiert. Es gibt vor eine Predigt über Daniel 2-4 zu sein, wobei dann jedoch Kaiser Sigismund mit Nebukadnezar gleichgesetzt und das Konzil von Konstanz angegriffen werden. Als Retter der Kirche werde Benedikt XIII erscheinen etc. (vgl. Ph. Stenzig: "Das 'Mirabile opusculum de fine mundi': Eine politische Prophezeiung gegen das Konzil von Konstanz"). - Vorsatz mit altem Besitzvermerk Baron Cramer-Klett. Wenig gebräunt, nur gegen Ende einige Blätter mit kleinem Feuchtrand weit vom Text. Sehr breitrandig, teils unaufgeschnitten, sauber, schön und auf gutem, festem Papier. " ". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         COPILACION DE TODAS LAS OBRAS DEL FAMOSISSIMO POETA JUAN DE MENA

      Copilación de todas las obras del famosissimo poeta … : conviene saber Las. CCC. Con otras XXIIII. Coplas y su glosa: y la Coronación de las coplas de los siete pecados mortales con otras cartas y coplas y canciones suyas. Agora nuevamente añadidas i imprimidas.- Valladolid, Juan de Villaquirán, a costa de Cosme Damián, 1540: en folio pergamino reutilizado de la época restaurado, 104 folios, sigue con portada propia La Coronación... 26 folios. Letra gótica. Portadas con orlas arquitectónicas grabadas en madera. Capitulares grabados. Folios XVII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVI y XXVII de la Coronación, facsimilados en papel de época. Palau nº 162697 la describe con la de Valladolid 1536, por Juan de Villaquirán. Precioso gótico castellano, muy raro.

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         LIBELLUS ARTIFICIOSUS OMNIBUS PICTORIBUS, STATUARIIS, AURIFABRIS, LAPIDICIDIS, ARCULARIIS, LAMINARIIS, & CULTRARIIS FABRIS

      Henricum Vogtherren, Argentorati [Strassburg] 1540 - 195 x 138 mm. (7 5/8 x 5 3/8"). [28] leaves. Second Printing in Latin. Excellent retrospective modern brown crushed morocco tooled in blind, covers with concentric frames of plain rules and floral rolls, central panel divided into two squares decorated with dots and daisies, raised bands, gilt titling, gilt-ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In a fleece-lined maroon slipcase. Publisher's device on title page and 55 pages with 700 WOODCUT DESIGNS. Brunet III, 1114; Fairfax Murray German 428; Passavant III, 346 (5); VD16 ZV 30557. Title page a little soiled, D3 with two-inch brown stain, isolated rust spots, otherwise A FINE COPY, clean and fresh in an unworn binding. This is a very rare early edition--in decidedly and atypically attractive condition--of the first printed model book for artists, originally published by Vogtherr in 1537-38 under the German title "Ein Frembds und Wunderbars Kunstbuchlin." The German edition had a brief preface, in which Vogtherr expressed concern for the state of fine arts in Germany, and offered these models as drawing exercises for artists. There is no letterpress in this edition; the 55 pages following the title contain anywhere from nine to 24 designs, including hands, feet, helmets, armor, quivers, swords, capitals and bases of columns, candelabra, escutcheons, and the heads of men and women in a variety of dress. Fairfax Murray observes that these are "all distinguished by beauty and originality, especially in regard to the female heads which show a great variety in the styles of dressing." Vogtherr (1490-1556) was an artist, printer, and poet who had studied art with Hans Burgkmair in Augsburg. He settled in Strassburg in 1526, where he operated a printing business with his son, Heinrich the Younger. This art book was a popular work, appearing in German (1537), Latin (1539), French (1540), Spanish (1541), and Dutch (1549) editions (the lack of letterpress making it easy to produce for various markets), and it continued to be reprinted into the 17th century. But because of the heavy use they almost always endured, copies of all these early editions have either been reduced to rubble or are now in sorry condition. Fairfax Murray lists the 1539-40 Latin printings as "extremely rare" and records bear him out: OCLC, COPAC, and KVK locate just two copies of the 1540 printing and five of the 1539 edition. Rare Book Hub finds four copies of the 1539 edition sold, the last in 1962, and neither RBH nor ABPC records a copy of the 1540 printing at auction. A copy in a modern binding of a 1538 edition sold most recently in 2013 for $32,500. This is a very rare early edition--in decidedly and atypically attractive condition--of the first printed model book for artists, originally published by Vogtherr in 1537-38 under the German title "Ein Frembds und Wunderbars Kunstbuchlin." The German edition had a brief preface, in which Vogtherr expressed concern for the state of fine arts in Germany, and offered these models as drawing exercises for artists. There is no letterpress in this edition; the 55 pages following the title contain anywhere from nine to 24 designs, including hands, feet, helmets, armor, quivers, swords, capitals and bases of columns, candelabra, escutcheons, and the heads of men and women in a variety of dress. Fairfax Murray observes that these are "all distinguished by beauty and originality, especially in regard to the female heads which show a great variety in the styles of dressing." Vogtherr (1490-1556) was an artist, printer, and poet who had studied art with Hans Burgkmair in Augsburg. He settled in Strassburg in 1526, where he operated a printing business with his son, Heinrich the Younger. This art book was a popular work, appearing in German (1537), Latin (1539), French (1540), Spanish (1541), and Dutch (1549) editions (the lack of letterpress making it easy to produce for various markets), and it continued to be reprinted into the 17th century. But because of the

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         Paradisus animae fidelis, quo haec continentur. Canon vitae spiritualis. Epitome vite Iesu Christi ex quatuor Evangelistis. Cimeliarchion piarum precularum. Myelodochion psalmodie sacre...

      excudebat Guilielmus Montanus typographus industrius, 1540. Cm. 15,5, cc. 152 (1). Bel frontespizio inquadrato entro ricca cornice xilografica, testate e capolettera. Marchio inciso al recto del colophon. Legatura ottocentesca in piena pelle, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso, piatti inquadrati da cornice in oro. Una firma di possesso antica all abase del frontespizio. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Esemplare nella variante senza l'aggiunta dell'appendice che, con proprio frontespizio titola: Officium horarum de Iesu et Maria, breve ac pium. Rara edizione del benedettino, scrittore di teologia mistica, F.- L. Blois. Quest'ultimo si occupò costantemente di promuovere la religiosa disciplina con gli scritti e gli esempî. Fu detto "un secondo Bernardo" per la soavità dei suoi scritti.

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         1541 4th Edition - Great Bible - Printed by Richard Grafton - London

      - Herbert's reference #60 though this edition claims to be overseen by Bishops Tunstal and Heath. The text shows no sign of revision. Missing general title and preliminaries. Starts with Genesis chapter 1 page. NT title present. NT title page, the arms of Cromwell, now disappear, they have been cut out of the text block leaving a blank circle below Cromwell's figure. He had been executed July 1540. Measures at 11" x 15.5". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         COPILACION DE TODAS LAS OBRAS DEL FAMOSISSIMO POETA JUAN DE MENA

      - Copilación de todas las obras del famosissimo poeta : conviene saber Las. CCC. Con otras XXIIII. Coplas y su glosa: y la Coronación de las coplas de los siete pecados mortales con otras cartas y coplas y canciones suyas. Agora nuevamente añadidas i imprimidas.- Valladolid, Juan de Villaquirán, a costa de Cosme Damián, 1540: en folio pergamino reutilizado de la época restaurado, 104 folios, sigue con portada propia La Coronación. 26 folios. Letra gótica. Portadas con orlas arquitectónicas grabadas en madera. Capitulares grabados. Folios XVII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVI y XXVII de la Coronación, facsimilados en papel de época. Palau nº 162697 la describe con la de Valladolid 1536, por Juan de Villaquirán. Precioso gótico castellano, muy raro.

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         I sette salmi della penitentia di David

      Ignoto, Venezia 1540 - Cm 15, 53pp, bella mezza pergamena antica restaurata, sguardie dell’epoca, grande ritratto autore al frontis, rarissima edizione stampata con l’autore ancora vivente,esemplare bellissimo,nitido e ben completo. 1 volume cm 15, 53 pp, nice old half-parchment binding restored, author’s portrait on the front, very rare edition printed with the author still alive, very nice copy, clear and complete. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF ERASMUS' WORKS: Operum Octavus Tomus, Theologica ex Graecis Scriptoribus Theologicis ab ipso in Latinum sermonem transfusa complectens, quorum nomenclaturam versa paginae facies indicat.

      Basel: Hieronymus Froben and Nikolaus Episcopius 1540 - First edition thus; folio; volume 8 only; 465, [3]pp. In contemporary full blind-stamped pig-skin over bevelled wooden boards (somewhat worn and stained), with five raised double spine bands and remains of brass hasps and clasps. Sporadic light staining particularly to opening and closing leaves, paper lightly browned, mostly marginal worming to lower outer page corners, a few contemporary marginal ink annotations, otherwise clean and complete, with Froben's device to title page and at closing colophon and numerous decorative woodcut capitals. Upon Erasmus' death his friend, the Renaissance humanist scholar Beatus Rhenanus, undertook to produce the first comprehensive edition of his complete works, produced between 1540-1541, running to nine large folio volumes and known as the "Basel edition". The current volume of this edition includes the works of Chrysostom Archbishop of Constantinople and Athanasius of Alexandria. Good copy in attractive contemporary Renaissance blind-stamped binding of cruciform panelled design with inset miniature busts and abstract and floral motifs. USTC 678376 [vol.8]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Paradisus animae fidelis, quo haec continentur. Canon vitae spiritualis. Epitome vite Iesu Christi ex quatuor Evangelistis. Cimeliarchion piarum precularum. Myelodochion psalmodie sacre

      excudebat Guilielmus Montanus typographus industrius,, Antverpiae, 1540 - Cm. 15,5, cc. 152 (1). Bel frontespizio inquadrato entro ricca cornice xilografica, testate e capolettera. Marchio inciso al recto del colophon. Legatura ottocentesca in piena pelle, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso, piatti inquadrati da cornice in oro. Una firma di possesso antica all abase del frontespizio. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Esemplare nella variante senza l'aggiunta dell'appendice che, con proprio frontespizio titola: Officium horarum de Iesu et Maria, breve ac pium. Rara edizione del benedettino, scrittore di teologia mistica, F.-L. Blois. Quest'ultimo si occupò costantemente di promuovere la religiosa disciplina con gli scritti e gli esempî. Fu detto "un secondo Bernardo" per la soavità dei suoi scritti. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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         PHILIPPE DE MARNIX... (Portrait of Filips van Marnix)

      Portrait of Filips van Marnix (1540-1598) at the age of 59, in an oval with a Latin inscription. Above on the left is his coat of arms; above on the right an emblematic representation with the motto 'REPOS AILLEURS'. Filips van Marnix was a writer from the Southern Netherlands, also a politician and a cultivated advisor of William of Orange. Portrait of Filips van Marnix (1540-1598) at the age of 59, in an oval with a Latin inscription. Above on the left is his coat of arms; above on the right an emblematic representation with the motto 'REPOS AILLEURS'. Filips van Marnix was a writer from the Southern Netherlands, as well as a politician and a cultivated advisor of William of Orange. Signed on the left bottom: 'IDGheyn' (IDG monogrammed) and dated on the right bottom: 'Sc. 1599'. Engraving on paper, trimmed to plate mark; total: 100 x 80 mm; only state; small damage on the top, left margin reinforced; Hollstein 320; Passavant 5; Wurzbach 5; Le Blanc 122; Muller 3445

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         Homeri omnium poeatarum principis Ilias, Andrea Divo Iustinopolitano interprete, ad verbum translata. Herodoti Halicarnassei libellus, Homeri vitam fidelissime continens, Conrado Herestachio interprete. Cum Indice copiosissimo

      s.t. (Melchiorre Sessa il vecchio?), 1540. 8vo (cm. 15), 16 cc.nn., 266 cc., 2 cc.nn. bianche (si aggiunge) Idem, Homeri poetae clarissimi Odyssea, Andrea Divo Iustinopolitano intereprete, ad verbum translata. Eiusdem Batrachomiomachia, id est Ranarum & murium pugna, Aldo Manutio Romano interprete. Eiusdem Hymni Deorum XXXII, Georgio Dartona Cretense interprete, 238 cc., 2 cc.nn. Marche tipografiche ai due frontis. (da cui si desume lo stampatore). Capilettera xilografici ornati. Legature antiche in pergamena con titolo ms. al ds. Minuscolo foro di tarlo che tocca alcune lettere di testo sulle ultime due carte dell’Iliade. Forellini di tarlo sui contropiatti e sulle carte di guardia. Lievi, tenui aloni. Margini superiori sobri. Nel complesso ottimo esemplare, assai genuino. Rara edizione della traduzione latina ad opera di Andrea Divo (la prima è del 1537). Il volume dell’Iliade è dedicato a Pietro Paolo Vergerio, Vescovo di Capodistria. Br. Libr., p. 331. Non in Adams.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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         Europae Tabula IX

      Artist: Gastaldi Giacomo; issued in: Venice; date: ca 1540 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 18,5 x 24,5; - description: Map shows Romania, Moldavia, Bugaria, Dalmatia, Macedonia and partly Turkey

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         Sacra Famiglia

      1540 - Acquaforte su ferro, monogrammata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Derivazione, in controparte, dell’opera di Jacopo de’ Barbari. Esemplare nel secondo stato di due, con il numero aggiunto. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su sottile carta coeva, con margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Contrariamente agli altri maestri del bulino attivi a Norimberga, Hieronimus Hopfer era solito realizzare le proprie incisioni all’acquaforte e su lastra di ferro anziché di rame. Bellissimo esemplare. Tre timbri di collezione al verso non identificati. Ex collezione Federico Augusto di Sassonia (Lugt 971). Etching of iron, monogrammed on plate at the bottom left. Derivation, in reverse, the work of Jacopo de 'Barbari. Specimen in the second state of two, with the added number. Magnificent proof, rich tones, contemporary printed on thin paper, with margins, in good condition. Unlike other masters of the burin active in Nuremberg, Hieronymus Hopfer was usually realize their etchings and sheet iron instead of copper. Beautiful specimen. Three stamps collection unidentified. Ex-collection Frederick Augustus of Saxony (Lugt 971). Bartsch 4, Hollstein 6 II/II; Hind V, 154, 17. Dimensioni 84x135. Dimensioni [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         1546 GREEK Comedies of Aristophanes Ancient Theatre Athens Philosophy Wechel

      Parisiis : apud Christianum Wechelum, 1540/46. - 1546 GREEK Comedies of Aristophanes Ancient Theatre Athens Philosophy Wechel “Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever." Aristophanes Aristophanes was an ancient Athenian Greek playwright, remembered for his comedy plays and examples of drama known as Old Comedy. Writing during the 4th-century BC, Aristophanes was lesser-known than other Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle. Aristophanes’ plays were written for festivals in Athens and the Theatre of Dionysus. This exceedingly rare 16th-century edition was printed entirely in Greek by Christian Wechel. Wechel’s Paris editions are considered some of the most correct and are known for their beauty. This printing is fitted with the Wechel printer’s emblem on the title page. Item number: #1409 Price: $850 BUCHANAN, George Aristophanus Eutrapelotatu Komodiai hendeka = Aristophanis facetissimi Comoediae Vndecim ; Comœdiarum catalogum versa pagella indicabit Parisiis : apud Christianum Wechelum, 1540/46. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 565p • References: Adams A 1714, 1711; • Language: Greek • Binding: Manuscript Vellum; binding pulling away from text block • Size: ~9in X 6.5in (23cm x 16.5cm) • Very rare with no other examples for sale worldwide at present Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1409 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Homeri omnium poeatarum principis Ilias, Andrea Divo Iustinopolitano interprete, ad verbum translata. Herodoti Halicarnassei libellus, Homeri vitam fidelissime continens, Conrado Herestachio interprete. Cum Indice copiosissimo

      s.t. (Melchiorre Sessa il vecchio?) s.d. (1540?), Venetiis - Legature antiche in pergamena con titolo ms. al ds. Minuscolo foro di tarlo che tocca alcune lettere di testo sulle ultime due carte dell Iliade. Forellini di tarlo sui contropiatti e sulle carte di guardia. Lievi, tenui aloni. Margini superiori sobri. Nel complesso ottimo esemplare, assai genuino. Rara edizione della traduzione latina ad opera di Andrea Divo (la prima è del 1537). Il volume dell Iliade è dedicato a Pietro Paolo Vergerio, Vescovo di Capodistria. Br. Libr., p. 331. Non in Adams. 8vo (cm. 15), 16 cc.nn., 266 cc., 2 cc.nn. bianche (si aggiunge) Idem, Homeri poetae clarissimi Odyssea, Andrea Divo Iustinopolitano intereprete, ad verbum translata. Eiusdem Batrachomiomachia, id est Ranarum & murium pugna, Aldo Manutio Romano interprete. Eiusdem Hymni Deorum XXXII, Georgio Dartona Cretense interprete, 238 cc., 2 cc.nn. Marche tipografiche ai due frontis. (da cui si desume lo stampatore). Capilettera xilografici ornati. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         La Vergine e lo Spirito Santo

      1540 - Bulino, 1540 circa, siglato in basso a sinistra IULIO BONASONE IN/VENTORE. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana non leggibile, rifilata al rame o con sottili margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Il soggetto dell’incisione è di invenzione dello stesso Bonasone. Indubbiamente l’influenza del Parmigianino è forte: la posizione della Vergine di spalle è analoga a quella di S. Cecilia, nel disegno del Mazzola conservato al Puskin Museum di Mosca, così come i panneggi e la figura richiamano altre due invenzioni del Parmigianino: la Donna con due fanciulli, e Giuditta e Oloferne nei disegni conservati al British Museum. Bell'esemplare. Engraving, circa 1540, signed at lower left Julio Bonasone IN / inventor. A good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark unreadable, trimmed to copperplate or with thin margins, in perfect condition. The subject of the engraving is an invention by Bonasone himself. Undoubtedly the influence of Parmigianino is strong: the position of the shoulders of the Virgin is similar to that of St. Cecilia, in the drawing by Mazzola kept the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. as well the drapery and figure recall two other inventions by Parmigianino: the "Woman with two children", and "Judith and Holofernes" in the drawings preserved in the British Museum. A good example. Bartsch, XV.122.49; Le Blanc, I.441.49; Massari, Iulio Bonasone, p. 40 n. 13. Dimensioni 198 240mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Les negotiations de monsieur le president Jeannin. 4 delen, Leiden, D. Severinus, 1695.

      12°, gebonden in 4 geheel leren banden, 468+537+417+248(348) pag. Banden wat aangegeten door boekwurm. Jeannin (1540-1622) was een bekend , 523, staatsman, o.a. raadsman van Henri IV en Maria de Medici. De hier afgedrukte correspondentie dateert uit de periode 1607-1610.

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         PHILIPPE DE MARNIX. (Portrait of Filips van Marnix)

      - Portrait of Filips van Marnix (1540-1598) at the age of 59, in an oval with a Latin inscription. Above on the left is his coat of arms; above on the right an emblematic representation with the motto 'REPOS AILLEURS'. Filips van Marnix was a writer from the Southern Netherlands, also a politician and a cultivated advisor of William of Orange. Portrait of Filips van Marnix (1540-1598) at the age of 59, in an oval with a Latin inscription. Above on the left is his coat of arms; above on the right an emblematic representation with the motto 'REPOS AILLEURS'. Filips van Marnix was a writer from the Southern Netherlands, as well as a politician and a cultivated advisor of William of Orange. Signed on the left bottom: 'IDGheyn' (IDG monogrammed) and dated on the right bottom: 'Sc. 1599'. Engraving on paper, trimmed to plate mark; total: 100 x 80 mm; only state; small damage on the top, left margin reinforced; Hollstein 320; Passavant 5; Wurzbach 5; Le Blanc 122; Muller 3445

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         Donna nuda con la Morte

      1540 - Bulino, 1540 circa, monogrammato in lastra. Copia in controparte dell'incisione di Beham. Poco prima del 1520, alcuni giovani artisti della cerchia di Albercht Dürer presero a realizzare incisioni molto piccole che hanno sfidato lo spettatore con un mondo in miniatura, un mondo di nuovo soggetto laico e di interpretazioni non convenzionali di temi tradizionali. A causa delle ridotte dimensioni delle loro incisioni, questi artisti sono stati appellati a lungo, con il nome collettivo, e poco lusinghiero, di Piccoli Maestri di Norimberga. Il nucleo del gruppo consiste in tre artisti di Norimberga, Hans Sebald & Bartel Beham e Georg Pencz, e inoltre Jacob Bink da Colonia e Heinrich Aldegrever da Soest. La presente incisione proviene da una vecchia collezione in cui le opere erano conservate, come spesso accadeva, applicate in un album databile al XVIII secolo. Buona prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilate al rame, in buono stato di conservazione. Engraving, 1540 circa, signed on plate. Anon copy after Beham. A good impression, printed on contemporary paper, trimmed to the platemar, in good conditions. Shortly before 1520, several young artists in the immediate circle of Albercht Dürer began making remarkably small engravings that challenged the viewer with a world in miniature; a world of new secular subject and of unconventional interpretations of traditional themes. Because of the scale of their engravings these artists have long been saddled with the unflattering collective name the Little Masters. The core of the group consist in three Nuremberg artists, Hans Sebald & Bartel Beham and Georg Pencz, Jacob Bink form Cologne and Heinrich Aldegrever from Soest. This engraving comes from an old collection and were pasted in XVIII century portofolio. Pauli 151d (copia in controparte). Dim. 48x76. Dimensioni [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Gnadendall.

      - Kupferstich v. Franz Hogenberg (vor 1540 - 1590) aus Hogenbergs Geschichtsblätter, Köln, 1587, 17,5 x 26 cm Blick aus der halben Vogelschau auf die in der Nähe von Neuss gelegene Kapelle Gnadental; in der Kapelle Alessandro Farnese mit päpstlichen Legaten; heftige Kämpfe durch die Belagerungstruppen an der Befestigung. Fauser 4699 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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         De primi principii della lingua romana.(rilegato con:) Priscianese Francesco: Della lingua romana.

      bartolomeo Zanetti,, Venetiis, 1540 - Due opere in un volume in 4° (21,3 x 15,7). Cc. XXXI, (1); Cc. (8), CCLXXXXI, (9). Belle marche tipografiche in fine e stupendi ritratti xilografici dell’autore in testa a ognuna delle due opere. Firma di appartenenza coeva "M. Mirasolis" al primo frontespizio. Qualche traccia d’uso, lieve macchia periferica a pochi fogli e un segnetto di tarlo nel margine inferiore bianco alle ultime dieci carte. Un buon insieme in legatura moderna tutta pelle marrone a imitazione antica con fregi a secco al piatto anteriore. Titolo oro al dorso. Prima edizione di entrambe le opere. Il primo trattato dell’umanista fiorentino è in realtà una sorta di anteprima dell’opera intera. Trasferitosi a Roma fu tipografo e in relazione con altri umanisti come Romolo Amaseo. Queste opere furono in seguito riedite in forma emendata e con titolo modificato. ICCU/EDIT16, nn. 66591 e 38491. BM-STC Italian, p. 539 (solo la seconda opera). Nessuna in Adams.

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         De figvris sententiarvm, ac verborvm. Catalogus autorum sequenti pagella continetur

      apud Seb. Gryphium, Lugduni 1540 - Small 8vo, pp. 119, [5]; collating a-g8 h6; printer's woodcut device on title, woodcut initials; removed from binding, text block sound. Publius Rutilius Lupus was a Roman rhetorician who flourished during the reign of Tiberius (ca. 14-37 AD). His treatise on the figures of speech and oratory (De figuris sententiarum) is valuable chiefly as containing a number of examples, well translated into Latin, from the lost works of Greek rhetoricians. See Adams R-966 for the Venice edition of 1533, but this edition not in Adams.

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         Ecce Homo

      1540 - Bulino, siglato e datato in basso a sinistra con il monogramma di Luca e la data 1510. Buona impressione, impressa su un foglio di carta vergata coeva, rifilato al rame, applicato su un supporto di carta antica. Lieve e uniforme brunitura, per il resto, in ottimo stato di conservazione. La stampa è una copia, in controparte, del celebre 'Ecce Homo' inciso da Luca van Leyden nel 1510. La scena raffigura in primo piano una folla riunita in una grande piazza di un centro abitato; al centro, su un piano rialzato, Pilato si appoggia a una balaustra e presenta Cristo alla folla. Un paesaggio montuoso fa da sfondo. Engraving lettered with the letter "L" and the date 1510 on a rock in lower left. Good impression, printed on sheet of laid paper, applied on a thick laid paper, trimmed to the platemark, some soiling, generally in good condition. The print in a copy, in reverse, of the homonymous and famous subject engraved by Luca van Leyden in 1510. The scene depicts a crowd gathers in a large square in foreground; in centre on a raised platform, Pilate leans on balustrade and presents Christ, to the left, to the people below; an extensive townscape and at back left a mountainous landscape. New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 71.I (Lucas van Leyden); Bartsch VII.378.71 Dimensioni 444 283mm

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         M. Fab. Quintiliani Oratoris Eloquentissimi Declamationum Liber

      Lugduni (Lyon): Sebastian Gryphius, 1540. Hardcover. Very good. Small 8vo. 247,(1)pp. This is the "Declamationum Liber", or part two (complete) of Quintilian's "Institutionum Oratoriarum Libri XII" and though it has its own title page and pagination, there is no publisher indicia; that was printed only in part 1. The final page is a woodcut of Gryphius' trademark griffin printer's device. Gryphius issued ten editions of Quintilian, all between 1531 and 1575. Of these editions we have eliminated five based either on personal inspection or catalogued pagination, leaving editions in 1534, 1536, 1540, 1544 and 1549, of which this copy is one. Later (18th cent.?) binding of full calf; spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt; red leather lettering piece, gilt. Hinges neatly mended else a very good copy with a fine textblock. The copy of lawyer, scholar, Greek translator and editor of the Chicago Tribune Horace White (1834-1916), with his bookplate on the front pastedown. All editions of Gryphius' Quintilian are uncommon. In Latin.

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         Methodus medendi.

      Heinrich Steiner, Augsburg 1540 - Kl.-8vo. (ca. 16,5 x 11 cm). Späterer flexibler Pergamentband, 2 Bll., CLXIII, 3 Bll. Sprache: Latein, Mit Titelbordüre in Holzschnitt. VD16 M 6267. Durlin 3292. Lesky 454. Wellcome I, 4433. Erste Ausgabe, eine weitere erschien 1545 in Venedig. - Montius war Professor für Logik, Philosophie und Medizin in Padua und Bologna (Geburtsjahr unbekannt, gestorben 1553). In diesem Werk setzt er sich mit den Lehren Galens (Galenus von Pergamon) auseinander (Methodus medendi war eines der Hauptwerke Galens), die bis in die Neuzeit hinein die medizinische Ausbildung bestimmten. Damit ist sein Buch der zweite Galen-Kommentar innerhalb weniger Jahre, der nach Johann Agricolas "Scholia copiosa in therapeuticam methodum." (1534) in Augsburg verlegt wurde. - Einband etwas wellig und fleckig (Spuren eines Wasserschadens), ansonsten aber fest und gut erhalten. Breitrandiges, nur am Kopf beschnittenes Exemplar. Der Titelholzschnitt ist deutlich größer als der Satzspiegel. Innen leicht gebräunt aber kaum fleckig, im ersten Teil blasser Wasserrand im oberen Eck. Durchgehend immer wieder Anmerkungen eines sachkundigen zeitgenössischen Lesers am Rand (saubere Handschrift mit Tinte). 550 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Biblia Hebrae, Chaldae, Graeca & Latina

      1540 - Estienne´s first illustrated Bible, with all woodcuts finely coloured by a contemporary hand, some heightened in gold. 1540-39-38. Paris. Robert Estienne. Folio (432 x 290 mm). 564 ff., as follows: [10], 268, 104, 90, 92. Contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards, skillfully rebacked preserving style, lightly rubbed. Unobtrusive worming, mostly marginal, at beginning and end, title with marginal repairs, else a brilliant copy, with all woodcuts delicately coloured by a contemporary hand. 26,000 $ First illustrated edition of the remarkable Estienne Bible, a monumental and beautiful printing, here in a spectacular copy with all the woodcuts, capital letters, and printer´s devices coloured by a contemporary hand, some heightened in gold. Estienne´s illustrated Bible, besides being a very significant edition of the Vulgate, possibly one of the most beautiful Bibles printed in the 16th century, a fact that is singularly important to this copy, which presents the unique feature that all 20 woodcuts (some almost full page), 77 capital letters, and the four large printer´s devices are finely coloured by a contemporary hand, some heightened in gold. The illustration of this edition was highly praised, and of considerable influence for subsequently printed Bibles, such as Jean de Tourne´s Biblia Sacra (Lyon, 1556), Rouille´s Figures de la Bible (Lyon, 1564), and Buon´s Sainte Bible (Paris, 1586). This is the third folio Bible printed by Estienne, which represents a further revision along the same lines as his first critical edition of the Vulgate in 1528. 'The third Estienne folio Bible, for which the text was revised from additional MS sources; a list given at the end of the preface enumerates at least 16 MSS and 3 printed editions. This edition contains the first printing of the Prayer of Manasses, in Greek and Latin. It is the text of this monumental edition which became the foundation of the official Roman vulgate . This is the only illustrated Bible issued by Robert Estienne, and the second of only five illustrated books which he produced' (Schreiber). This edition contains the editio princeps of the Prayer of Manasses, in Greek and Latin, the short book in the Old Testament Aprocrypha consisting of a penitential prayer put into the mouth of Manasseh, Kind of Judah. The series of twenty woodcuts were re-issued in 1546: “the purpose of the woodcuts is instruction above the Biblia Pauperum level Estienne acknowledges on the title-page the assistance of Francois Vatable, regius professor of Hebrew, in preparing the illustrations for the Tabernacle and the Temple of Solomon” (Mortimer). "The text of this edition represents a further revision on the same lines as that of 1528, but based on a larger number of MSS. A list given at the end of the preface enumerates at least 16 MSS" (Darlow & Moule 6117); Provenance: Dominican Convent of Regensburg, old bookplate "Conventus Ratisbonensis F.F. Ord. Praed"; Royal Library of Munich (stamp); Samuel H. Turner (stamp); Philadelphia Divinity School (bookplate and perforated stamp on title). Adams B-1022; Armstrong 72-75; Bernard 215-16; Darlow & Moule 6117; Schreiber 59. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Omnium pene Europae, Asiae, Aphricae atque Americae gentium habitus. | Habits de diverses nations de l[']Europe, Asie, Afrique et Ameriqe[!].| Trachtenbuch: Der furnembsten Nationen und Volcker Kleydungen beyde Manns und Weybs personen in Europa Asia Africa und America. [Antwerp, successors to] Joos de Bosscher, [ca. 1600]. Engraved print series with title-page, a leaf with a 10-line verse about clothing, a leaf with 2 portraitsm, and 61 costume plates (numbered 1-58 plus 28.1, 28.2 and 28.3). With: (2) [BRUYN, Abraham de]. Exhibemus hoc libello Romani Pontificis, Episcoporum, Monachorum, aliorumque sacerdotum, quorum aliquid scire potuimus, imagines.Antwerp, [successors to] Joos de Bosscher, "1581" [= ca. 1600]. Engraved print series with title-page and 18 numbered costume plates. 2 works in 1 volume. Small oblong 1mo (25.5 x 36.5 cm). 19th-century half red goatskin morocco, gold-tooled spine.

      Colas 475; Hollstein IV, A. de Bruyn 248-306 "4th" ed.; Vinet 2087; cf. Lipperheide Aa 18. Two beautiful and complementary 16th-century series of costume prints by the engraver Abraham de Bruyn (1540-1587), together showing over 450 different costumes, both first published in 1581. The first print series starts with the rich and elaborate costumes of the Emperor and Kings of the Holy Roman Empire, followed by the costumes of the Electors. Military costumes are also shown with twelve or more to one plate. The European costumes come from Antwerp, Brabant, Spain, England, France, Italy including Venice, Rome and Naples, and elsewhere. The more exotic costumes come from Turkey, the Arabic lands, Persia, Africa, Tartary and America. The second series starts with the Pope, cardinals and bishops, and continues with male and female members of various religious orders.With bookplate. The 3 preliminary leaves and plate 1 of part 1 have been cut down and mounted on backing leaves and show a few repaired tears, but both series are further in very good condition, with only an occasional minor stain, smudge or marginal tear. Several leaves are bound out of sequence.

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         Omnium pene Europae, Asiae, Aphricae atque Americae gentium habitus. | Habits de diverses nations de l[']Europe, Asie, Afrique et Ameriqe[!].| Trachtenbuch: Der furnembsten Nationen und Volcker Kleydungen beyde Manns und Weybs personen in Europa Asia Africa und America. [Antwerp, successors to] Joos de Bosscher, [ca. 1600]. Engraved print series with title-page, a leaf with a 10-line verse about clothing, a leaf with 2 portraitsm, and 61 costume plates (numbered 1-58 plus 28.1, 28.2 and 28.3).With: (2) [BRUYN, Abraham de]. Exhibemus hoc libello Romani Pontificis, Episcoporum, Monachorum, aliorumque sacerdotum, quorum aliquid scire potuimus, imagines.Antwerp, [successors to] Joos de Bosscher, "1581" [= ca. 1600]. Engraved print series with t

      - Colas 475; Hollstein IV, A. de Bruyn 248-306 "4th" ed.; Vinet 2087; cf. Lipperheide Aa 18. Two beautiful and complementary 16th-century series of costume prints by the engraver Abraham de Bruyn (1540-1587), together showing over 450 different costumes, both first published in 1581. The first print series starts with the rich and elaborate costumes of the Emperor and Kings of the Holy Roman Empire, followed by the costumes of the Electors. Military costumes are also shown with twelve or more to one plate. The European costumes come from Antwerp, Brabant, Spain, England, France, Italy including Venice, Rome and Naples, and elsewhere. The more exotic costumes come from Turkey, the Arabic lands, Persia, Africa, Tartary and America. The second series starts with the Pope, cardinals and bishops, and continues with male and female members of various religious orders.With bookplate. The 3 preliminary leaves and plate 1 of part 1 have been cut down and mounted on backing leaves and show a few repaired tears, but both series are further in very good condition, with only an occasional minor stain, smudge or marginal tear. Several leaves are bound out of sequence.

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         De adoratione in spiritu et veritate, & spiritali totius legis Mosaicae in religione Christiana observantia, ... Lyon, Sybille de la Porte, 1588. 4to. With Porta's woodcut device on title-page, a woodcut headpiece, several woodcut tailpieces, numerous decorated woodcut initials (at least 3 series) and decorations built up from cast fleurons. Contemporary limp calf parchment.

      Baudrier VII, pp. 355-356; French vernacular books 63857; USTC 156678; cf. Florovsky, The Byzantine Fathers of the fifth century, p. 186. First edition of Agelli's translation (and first separate edition of any version) of Cyril's "the adoration and worship of God in spirit and in truth", a commentary on the Old Testament concerning Mosaic law, written in the form of a dialogue between Cyril and Palladius. It is the first commentary by the patriarch of Alexandria, Cyril of Alexandria (ca. 376-444), whose "precision, accuracy, and skill … as a theologian has often been remarked" (The Oxford Dictionary of Saints). "St. Cyril uncovers this mysterious, allegorical, and immutable sense of Mosaic Law and adds a coherent sketch of Old Testament foundations of spiritual preparation. In particular he dwells on the Old Testament prototypes of the Church" (Florovsky). It is published by the female printer Sybille de la Porte (1540-1608), widow of the printer Henry de Gabiano.With 17th-century owner's inscription on title-page. In very good condition with a minor water stain in the outer margin of ca. 20 leaves, some small stains from the ties of the binding through the first few leaves. Binding also very good, only slightly chipped in the lower spine and ca. 10 tiny wormholes.

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         Principes de cosmographie, tirez d'un manuscrit de Viette, & traduits en François. Corrigées et augmentées.Paris, Jean Behourt, 1647. 12mo. With 2 woodcut illustrations in the text (a geocentric universe and a simple geometric figure). Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment.

      Cf. DSB XIV, pp. 18-25; M.J. Bradley, Pioneers in Mathematics: the age of genius, p. 16. Third edition of one of the first scientific works of the greatest French mathematician of the 16th century, François Viète (1540-1603). Viète graduated in 1560 from the University of Poitiers with a law degree. "In 1564, Viète accepted a position in the household of the prominent family of Jean de Parthenay and his wife, Antoinette d'Aubeterre. In fulfilment of his responsibilities as tutor for their daughter Catherine, he wrote a collection of essays on various scientific subjects.” (Bradley). The present compilation of three of these works first appeared posthumously in 1637, based on Viète's manuscript, under the title Principes de cosmographie ..., the three essays forming the three divisions of the book, on the geocentric universe, geography, and astronomy..It includes a section covering the geography of the Arabian peninsula (pp. 96-97), naming: Bahrain, Mecca, Aden, Ormuz etc.With owners' inscriptions (one dated 1657) and library stamps. Browned and with mostly marginal, water stains throughout. A reasonable copy. Binding still good.

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         Resolutioru[m] dubioru[m] circa celebatione[m] missarum occurrentium.(Colophon: Cologne, Johann Landen, 1506). With a woodcut illustration of the madonna and child on the recto of the last blank and repeated on the verso of the same leaf. With: (2) AUGUSTINUS OF LEONISSA. Sermones pulcherrimi sup[er] D[omi]nica[m] or[ati]o[n]em Pater noster et Angelicam salutat[i]o[n]em Ave Maria ... (Colophon: Cologne, [heirs of] Heinrich Quentel, 1505). With a couple decorated woodcut initials. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Richly blind-tooled calf in panel design, signed ("HB") and dated ("1540"), both sides with in the centre a roll of showing the crucifixion, instruments of the Passion and the resurrection of Christ, surrounded by a roll with portraits of the 4 Evangelists and the front board with the title "Resolutorium" and "XLIII". Further with 5 brass bosses on each side, brass clasps, catch plates and corner pieces (lacking 2 corner pieces on the back).

      Ad 1: VD16, H 3454 (7 copies); Proctor 10484; ad 2: VD 16, A 4321 (7 copies); not in Proctor; for the binder: Haebler I, pp. 39-41 & II, p. 303. Two rare early 16th-century Cologne imprints in a slightly later binding by the Breslau binder "HB", dated 1540. The first work is a popular manual on the rites of the Roman Catholic mass by Johannes Heynlin de Lapide (ca. 1425-1496) and the second work contains sermons by Augustinus of Leonissa (fl. 1435). The binder, only known by his monogram "HB", is a Breslau binder active from 1525 to 1540, who is known to have made bindings for Johann Hess (1490-1547), Protestant reformer of Breslau, and for the humanist and diplomat Heinrich Ribisch, syndic of the city of Breslau and correspondent of Melanchthon. The present binding has two figurative rolls: the first showing the crucifixion, instruments of the Passion, and the resurrection of Christ, with the HB monogram (167 x 15 mm; could be similar to Haebler roll no. 6, but instead of the Man of Sorrows, it shows the Instruments of the Passion); and the second showing the four Evangelists with the HB monogram above the head of St. Matthew and the date at the top of the image of St. Marc (175 x 17 mm; Haebler roll no. 2).With old owner's inscription on paste-down, owner's inscription struck through on title-page and several contemporary manuscript owner's inscriptions throughout, a few shaved by the binder, showing that they predate the 1540 binding. A good copy, with the blank lower half of the title-page cut off, some occasional browning and a few smudges. Binding lacking two of the corner pieces on the back board and the front spine is cracked, but still firmly attached, otherwise good with the tooling very well preserved.

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         De adoratione in spiritu et veritate, & spiritali totius legis Mosaicae in religione Christiana observantia, Lyon, Sybille de la Porte, 1588. 4to. With Porta's woodcut device on title-page, a woodcut headpiece, several woodcut tailpieces, numerous decorated woodcut initials (at least 3 series) and decorations built up from cast fleurons. Contemporary limp calf parchment.

      - Baudrier VII, pp. 355-356; French vernacular books 63857; USTC 156678; cf. Florovsky, The Byzantine Fathers of the fifth century, p. 186. First edition of Agelli's translation (and first separate edition of any version) of Cyril's "the adoration and worship of God in spirit and in truth", a commentary on the Old Testament concerning Mosaic law, written in the form of a dialogue between Cyril and Palladius. It is the first commentary by the patriarch of Alexandria, Cyril of Alexandria (ca. 376-444), whose "precision, accuracy, and skill as a theologian has often been remarked" (The Oxford Dictionary of Saints). "St. Cyril uncovers this mysterious, allegorical, and immutable sense of Mosaic Law and adds a coherent sketch of Old Testament foundations of spiritual preparation. In particular he dwells on the Old Testament prototypes of the Church" (Florovsky). It is published by the female printer Sybille de la Porte (1540-1608), widow of the printer Henry de Gabiano.With 17th-century owner's inscription on title-page. In very good condition with a minor water stain in the outer margin of ca. 20 leaves, some small stains from the ties of the binding through the first few leaves. Binding also very good, only slightly chipped in the lower spine and ca. 10 tiny wormholes. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Omnium pene Europae, Asiae, Aphricae atque Americae gentium habitus. | Habits de diverses nations de l[']Europe, Asie, Afrique et Ameriqe[!].| Trachtenbuch: Der furnembsten Nationen und Volcker Kleydungen beyde Manns und Weybs personen in Europa Asia Africa und America. [Antwerp, successors to] Joos de Bosscher, [ca. 1600]. Engraved print series with title-page, a leaf with a 10-line verse about clothing, a leaf with 2 portraitsm, and 61 costume plates (numbered 1-58 plus 28.1, 28.2 and 28.3). With: (2) [BRUYN, Abraham de]. Exhibemus hoc libello Romani Pontificis, Episcoporum, Monachorum, aliorumque sacerdotum, quorum aliquid scire potuimus, imagines.Antwerp, [successors to] Joos de Bosscher, "1581" [= ca. 1600]. Engraved print series with title-page and 18 numbered costume plates. 2 works in 1 volume. Small oblong 1mo (25.5 x 36.5 cm). 19th-century half red goatskin morocco, gold-tooled spine.

      Colas 475; Hollstein IV, A. de Bruyn 248-306 "4th" ed.; Vinet 2087; cf. Lipperheide Aa 18. Two beautiful and complementary 16th-century series of costume prints by the engraver Abraham de Bruyn (1540-1587), together showing over 450 different costumes, both first published in 1581. The first print series starts with the rich and elaborate costumes of the Emperor and Kings of the Holy Roman Empire, followed by the costumes of the Electors. Military costumes are also shown with twelve or more to one plate. The European costumes come from Antwerp, Brabant, Spain, England, France, Italy including Venice, Rome and Naples, and elsewhere. The more exotic costumes come from Turkey, the Arabic lands, Persia, Africa, Tartary and America. The second series starts with the Pope, cardinals and bishops, and continues with male and female members of various religious orders.With bookplate. The 3 preliminary leaves and plate 1 of part 1 have been cut down and mounted on backing leaves and show a few repaired tears, but both series are further in very good condition, with only an occasional minor stain, smudge or marginal tear. Several leaves are bound out of sequence.

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         Il Figliol Prodigo dissipa i beni

      1540 - Bulino, 1540, datato e monogrammato in lastra in alto a sinistra. Della serie La storia del Figliol Prodigo. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, in perfette condizioni. Bibliografia: Bartsch 32; Pauli 34. Dimensioni 93x51. Engraving, 1540, signed and dated at upper left. Bibliografia: Bartsch 32; Pauli 34. Dimensioni 93x51. Dimensioni [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Adorazione dei pastori

      1540 - Silografia, circa 1540, monogrammata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Il soggetto deriva da un dipinto di Tiziano, rispetto al quale è in controparte, conosciuto in più copie. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, completa della linea marginale, piccoli restauri perfettamente eseguiti, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. L’opera, che può essere identificata come la Natività, è conosciuta in tre stati, che si possono facilmente identificare poiché un tassello di forma ovale è aggiunto sul volto della Vergine dal secondo stato in poi. In passato attribuita a Nicolò Boldrini, questa silografia viene successivamente assegnata al Britto, la cui tecnica risulta assai differente. Bibliografia: Passavant, VI, p. 224, 9; Muraro e Rosand, Tiziano e la Silogrfaia Veneziana del Cinquecento, p.119, 55a. Dimensioni 500x388. Woodcut, 1540 circa, signed with monogram on lower left plate. Counterpart of a subject painted by Titian, known in many copies. Magnificent work printed on contemporary laid paper with full marginal line, perfectly executed minor repair, otherwise in good condition. This work can be identified with the Natività; it is known in three states which can be easily identified for the oval plug on the Virgin’s face has been added from the second state onward. In the past, this subject has been ascribed to Nicolò Boldrini, but has been afterwards allocated to Britto, whose technique is quite different. Bibliografia: Passavant, VI, p. 224, 9; Muraro e Rosand, Tiziano e la Silogrfaia Veneziana del Cinquecento, p.119, 55a. Dimensioni 500x388. Passavant, VI, p. 224, 9; Muraro e Rosand, Tiziano e la Silografia Veneziana del Cinquecento, p.119, 55a. Dimensioni 500x388. Dimensioni [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Epistolarum medicinaliu[m] libros XX. ... Eiusdem in Ioan. Mesue simplica & composite annotations ... Basel, Michael Isengrin, 1540. Folio. With woodcut device on title-page (repeated on last blank). Modern half vellum.

      Durling 2915; USTC 604048 (2 copies); VD16 M473; cf. Bibl. Osleriana 3316. Very rare Isengrin edition of a selection of medical letters and a commentary on Mesue the younger (also known as Masawaih al-Mardini). "The letters illustrate in an interesting way -- and this is their value -- the transitions from Arabian to Greek dominion. The opinions of Avicenna, Hippocrates and Galen are quoted on every page" (Bibl. Osleriana).It is written by the Italian physician Giovanni Manardi, described on the title-page as: "omnium medicinae professorum per universam Italiam, in Galeni docttrina & Arabum censura celeberrimi, & optimèmeriti"(the most famous and worthy in this this day and age, of all the professors of medicine through the whole of Italy, in the judgment of Galen and the Arabians).Foxed throughout, but still a good copy.

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         Apollo e Marsia

      1540 - Bulino, 1540-1545 circa, in basso a sinistra l’excudit di Antonio Salamanca. Da un soggetto di Francesco Salviati. Nel margine inferiore, sei versi in latino distribuiti su tre colonne: 'Ausus cum Phaebo Satyrus contendere' cantu Pro stolida paenas credulitate luit .'. Esemplare nel probabile primo stato di tre, o secondo di quattro, avanti gli indirizzi di De Rossi e Pacifici. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "santo inginocchiato", simile a Briquet 7628, due tracce di piega di carta orizzontali, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta di una copia in controparte di una stampa, sconosciuta al Bartsch, il cui soggetto viene attribuito a Francesco Salviati, come già sostenuto da Nagler, Voss e dalla Borea. L’incisore della stampa originaria è stato individuato in Girolamo Fagiuoli o Faccioli che, in effetti, aveva incisi già diversi disegni del Salviati. Resta, invece, anonimo l’incisore di questa copia. Marsia è legato, in piedi, ad un albero mentre Apollo, armato di coltello, si appresta a scuoiarlo. Contrariamentre all’iconografia tradizionale del tema, Marsia non è posizionato a testa in giù. Tale era infatti la punizione per la superbia di Marsia che osò sfidare Apollo, dio della musica e delle arti, in una gara musicale. Nello sfondo è visibile il tempietto del Bramante con S. Pietro in Montorio, mentre in basso è la personificazione di un fiume che sgorga dalla caverna di Celene. Secondo quanto tramandato da Diodoro Siculo, per la sfida furono scelti come giudici i Nisei i quali, ascoltate attentamente le esibizioni di Marsia con il flauto e di Apollo con la cetra, propendettero per attribuire la vittoria al primo; ma il dio – sentendosi sconfitto – suonò una seconda armonia accompagnata da un canto melodioso, convincendo i giudici ad invertire il loro responso. Marsia protestò per l’irregolarità della gara, ma Apollo rispose che cantando non faceva nulla di diverso di quanto facesse lui soffiando nel flauto, quindi bisognava che nessuno dei due utilizzasse la bocca per suonare, ma soltanto le dita. Grazie a questo imbroglio Marsia fu sconfitto. In altre versioni del mito, come nel testo di Apollodoro, Apollo vince capovolgendo la cetra e invitando Marsia ad imitarlo: ma mentre il dio, con lo strumento capovolto, può continuare a suonare, il flauto rovesciato non produce alcun suono, causando la sconfitta del satiro. Timbro della collezione Plinio Nardecchia, in basso a destra. Nova 'Francesco Salviati e gli editori 1. Le incisioni', in Francesco Salviati (1510-1563) o la Bella Maniera, 1998, p.67; S. Boorsch, 'Salviati and Prints: the Question of Fagiuoli', in Francesco Salviati et la bella maniera, 2001; Luisa Mortari, Francesco Salviati, 1992, n.26, p. 300. Engraving, 1530-1560 circa, inscribed on the bottom left "An t. Sal. exc". After Francesco Salviati. Lettered along bottom with three columns of description in Latin. Exanple of the first state of three (or the second of four), before the address of Pacifici and De Rossi. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, with watermark "prayng saint", trimmed to the paltemark, two light paper folds, otherwise in very good condition. The satyr Marsyas was a flute player who challenged Apollo to a music contest. He was defeated and was consequently at the mercy of the god, who decided to flay Marsyas alive as a punishment for losing. Ex collection Plinio Nardecchia, print dealer in Rome (not in Lugt). A. Nova 'Francesco Salviati e gli editori 1. Le incisioni', in Francesco Salviati (1510-1563) o la Bella Maniera, 1998, p.67; S. Boorsch, 'Salviati and Prints: the Question of Fagiuoli', in Francesco Salviati et la bella maniera, 2001; Luisa Mortari, Francesco Salviati, 1992, n.26, p. 300. Massari, Tra mito e allegoria, p. 317; Borea, Stampe da modelli fiorentini nel Cinquecento, p. 271 Dimensioni 252 355mm

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         Noua Graecia secundum omnes eius regiones & prouincias & ultra Hellespontum.

      Basilea 1540 - Per la prima volta pubblicata nel 1544 nella "Geographia" di Sebastian Munster, questo esemplare deriva dall'edizione latina della "Cosmographiae Universalis" del 1550. Secondo Zacharakis tra il 1544 ed il 1572 Henricus Petri pubblicò ben otto edizioni della Geographia con il testo latino. Ottimo esemplare di questa affascinante ed arcaica mappa della Grecia. Nice example of Munster's map of Greece, Turkey and adjoining regions, from one of the eight latin editions of Munster's Cosmographia. Extends to Just north of the Donau River, showing Wallachia, Romania, etc. Nice depiction of Mount Olympus, Constantinopel and other cities in Natolia. Interesting early regional map, from a German edition of Munster's Cosmography one of the most influential georgaphical works of the 16th Century. A fine dark impresion. Zacharakis C. G. "A Catalogue of Printed Maps of Greece 1477 - 1800 (2009), n. 2438 Dimensioni 350 260mm

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         Nicolai Perotti Libellus no Infrugifer de Metris Oderum Horatianarum. [junto con] Q. Horatii Flacci Epistolarum Liber Primus . Secundus.

      Apud Simonem Colinaeum,, Paris 1540 - 7x11.7. 100ff + 67ff. Faltas en una esquina de la portada, falta una parte del f 2 (Aii), con la vida de Horacio por Petrus Cuinitus Florentinus; algunas finas picaduras en las últimas 5 ff.; el sugundo libro carente de portada. Encontramos un ejemplar incompleto (77ff. solamente) en la BN de París, ninguno en el CCPB; varios en en WorldCat. Cubiertas provionales y mudas de cartulina.

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         Il Banchetto di Alessandro Magno

      1540 - Bulino, 1540-50 circa, firmato in lastra, a sinistra sulla tavoletta, Domenico Fiorentino. Su un gradino, sulla destra "A Fontana Belo Bol". Da un affresco di Primaticcio. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. L’incisione riproduce un affresco di Primaticcio per la Camera della duchessa d'Etampes. a Fontainbleau, realizzato tra il 1541-1544, come pendant ad un altro affresco legato ad Alessandro Magno, l’Incendio di Persepoli – ordinato dal macedone - poi perduti. Marianne Grivel sottolinea che questo è uno dei soli tre casi in cui Domenico del Barbiere interpreta il lavoro di un altro artista. Il disegno preparatorio di Primaticcio, che risulta in controparte, è conservato al Louvre, inv. 8569. Non sono noti esemplari di un primo stato privo di iscrizioni. Davis osserva che lo stile dell’opera riflette il viaggio in Italia del Primaticcio, avvenuto tra 1539-40, e mostra l’influenza dello stile di Raffaello e del Primaticcio. Al verso, timbro di collezione D'Arenberg (Lugt, 567) Engraving, 1540-50 ca, signed on the plate, on the tablet in the image "Domenico Fiorentino"; inscribed lower right on the step: A Fontana Belo Bol'. After Primaticcio. A good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to the platemark, very good condition. A banquet in a classical room decorated with sculptures in architectural niches, known as the Banquet of Alexander the Great; people are sitting around tables while in the foreground, servants are bringing the dishes. The engraving reproduces Francesco Primaticcio's fresco in the Chambre de la Duchesse d'Étampes, Fontainebleau, painted in 1541-44 as a companion to the Burning of Persepolis, lost during the transformations of the 18-19th centuries. Primaticcio's preparatory drawing in reverse is preserved in the Louvre, inv. no. 8569, Henri Zerner did not find any example of the first state without inscription that Herbet recorded. Bruce Davis noted that the print is a reflection of Primaticcio's absorption, during his Italian journey of 1539-40, of the Roman styles of Raphael and Parmigianino. Marianne Grivel claimed this is one of the three cases when Domenico del Barbiere interpreted a work by another artist. Ex colletione d’Arenberg (Lugt, 567). Zerner 1969 DB.7; Bartsch XVI.359.6; 'École de Fontainebleau',1972, Cat. No.336; B. Davis, Mannerist Prints, 1988, n. 63 Dimensioni 360 250mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Italia mit den Dreien Furnemsten Inseln Corsica, Sardinia und Sicilia

      Basilea 1540 - Bella e affascinante carta dell'Italia che mostra anche la Sardegna, la Sicilia e la Corsica. L'orografia è prospettica, rappresentata da piccoli coni di talpa associati ed allineati, senza ombreggiature; l'idrografia con una doppia linea; la superficie dei laghi è tratteggiata; i centri sono indicati con casette. Esemplare pubblicato nell'edizione tedesca della Comosgrahia di Sebastian Münster, Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder, edita a Basilea nel 1574 da Heinrich Petri. Il legno di questa mappa è lo stesso utilizzato per l'edizione della Geographia di Tolomeo curata da Münster nel 1540. Xilografia, finemente acquarellata, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Early woodcut map of Italy by Sebastian Münster. Showing Italy with the Islands Sardinia, Sicily and Corsica. With Dalmatia in the East. The map shows the rivers, lakes, mountain ranges and major cities.The title on verso is surrounded by a beautiful woodcut border. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder, published 1574 by Heinrich Petri in Basel. The woodblock of this map was used first in Münster's Geographia Universalis in 1540 Borri, R.: L'Italia nell'Antica Cartografia 1477-1799, No. 26. Dimensioni 335 250mm

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         Of the Wood Called Guaiacum that healeth the frenche pockes, and also helpeth the goute in the feete, the stone, palsey, lepre, dropsy, fallyinge euyll, and other diseses.

      London: Thomas Berthelet, 1540. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4to [19.7 x 13.9 cm]. (3) ff., (1) ff. integral blank, 58 ff., with numerous figural woodcut initials. Bound in early calf, boards with blind double-ruled borders, gold-tooled board edges, red sprinkled edges. Neatly rebacked, corners renewed, minor rubbing to boards, bookplate of Cornelius J. Hanck inside upper cover, typed description inside lower cover. Small pale dampstain in lower margin, contemporary annotation to fol. 3, some edge wear and minor marginal spotting to the final three leaves. Very fresh, excellent.Rare 1540 (first quarto) Tudor translation of an important early medical work on the curative properties of the American wood known as 'guaiacum,' a text first published in Latin in 1519 as De Guaiaci Medicina et Morbo Gallico by the German scholar, poet and reformation thinker Ulrich von Hutten (1488-1523). Hutten's treatise, which was quickly translated into several languages, popularized the use of guaiacum to treat several conditions, especially the New-World scourge of syphilis, and accelerated the import of this botanical from the Caribbean. Indeed, the work likely convinced the Fugger banking family of Augsburg to seek a monopoly on the import of the drug from the Americas, a concession they later secured from the Spanish crown in exchange for a loan (Flood, p. 29). In Of the Wood Called Guaiacum, Hutten not only gives a full and nuanced account of the appearance of syphilis in Europe along with its various treatments, but also recounts in detail his own struggle with the affliction (at one point, a friend councils him to commit suicide) and the various therapeutic (and sometimes gruesome) regimens he was subjected to, making the treatise one of the earliest patient narratives published. "This tract had enormous resonance in 16th-century medical circles . Hutten was the first significant publicist for the Guaiac treatment . Hutten's descriptions of the therapy are the most accurate of the period, and the account of the qualities of Guaiac is worthy of any modern pharmacopoeia . it remained influential into the 18th century" (Jillings, p. 5). Hutten notes the first arrival of 'the frenche pockes' (morbus gallicus) in 1493 in Naples, a city then occupied by the French troops of Charles VIII (Frenchmen preferred to call the disease 'the evyll of Naples') and describes the extremely virulent nature of the affliction at that time, its rapid spread across Europe, early methods of treatment (especially with mercury), and the great hope that the discovery of guaiacum wood gave to those infected: "The use of this wodde was brought to us out of the ylond named Spagnola, this ylond is in the weste nyghe to the countrey of Amerike, set in that place where the lenghte of Amerike, stretchynge in to the north, doth ende: and was found of late dayes amonge the newe landes, which were unknowen by the olde tyme" (fol. 8r.). Hutten remarks that syphilis was as endemic on Hispaniola as smallpox and measles were in Europe, posits the sexual origin and transmission of the disease, and describes how guaiacum was to be prepared and administered.In an especially revealing chapter, Hutten discusses the role of physicians in prescribing the drug (the natives of Hispaniola, after all, had no Galenic doctors!), and recalls a remarkable dispute he had with a physician concerning ancient and modern origins of medical authority: The physician doubts guaiacum's efficacy, telling Hutten it is not to be found in Aristotle, to which Hutten responds, "It may be, good father, seinge the disease is newe, and this is a newe medicine, that the hole matter is yet unknowen unto you" (f. 21r.). The conversation recalls the contemporary iconoclastic projects of Andreas Vesalius (e.g., the 1539 'Venesection Letter') a physician who, in his 'China-Root Epistle' of 1546, would soon enter the debate concerning new drugs from new lands intended to treat new diseases. * for full description visit our website at www.martayanlan.com

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        Resolutioru[m] dubioru[m] circa celebatione[m] missarum occurrentium.(Colophon: Cologne, Johann Landen, 1506). With a woodcut illustration of the madonna and child on the recto of the last blank and repeated on the verso of the same leaf. With: (2) AUGUSTINUS OF LEONISSA. Sermones pulcherrimi sup[er] D[omi]nica[m] or[ati]o[n]em Pater noster et Angelicam salutat[i]o[n]em Ave Maria . (Colophon: Cologne, [heirs of] Heinrich Quentel, 1505). With a couple decorated woodcut initials. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Richly blind-tooled calf in panel design, signed ("HB") and dated ("1540"), both sides with in the centre a roll of showing the crucifixion, instruments of the Passion and the resurrection of Christ, surrounded by a roll with portraits of th

      - Ad 1: VD16, H 3454 (7 copies); Proctor 10484; ad 2: VD 16, A 4321 (7 copies); not in Proctor; for the binder: Haebler I, pp. 39-41 & II, p. 303. Two rare early 16th-century Cologne imprints in a slightly later binding by the Breslau binder "HB", dated 1540. The first work is a popular manual on the rites of the Roman Catholic mass by Johannes Heynlin de Lapide (ca. 1425-1496) and the second work contains sermons by Augustinus of Leonissa (fl. 1435). The binder, only known by his monogram "HB", is a Breslau binder active from 1525 to 1540, who is known to have made bindings for Johann Hess (1490-1547), Protestant reformer of Breslau, and for the humanist and diplomat Heinrich Ribisch, syndic of the city of Breslau and correspondent of Melanchthon. The present binding has two figurative rolls: the first showing the crucifixion, instruments of the Passion, and the resurrection of Christ, with the HB monogram (167 x 15 mm; could be similar to Haebler roll no. 6, but instead of the Man of Sorrows, it shows the Instruments of the Passion); and the second showing the four Evangelists with the HB monogram above the head of St. Matthew and the date at the top of the image of St. Marc (175 x 17 mm; Haebler roll no. 2).With old owner's inscription on paste-down, owner's inscription struck through on title-page and several contemporary manuscript owner's inscriptions throughout, a few shaved by the binder, showing that they predate the 1540 binding. A good copy, with the blank lower half of the title-page cut off, some occasional browning and a few smudges. Binding lacking two of the corner pieces on the back board and the front spine is cracked, but still firmly attached, otherwise good with the tooling very well preserved.

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