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        CHRONICUM ABBATIS URSPERGENSIS, A NINO REGE ASSYRIORUM MAGNO usque ad Fridericum II Romanorum imperatorem, ex optimis autoribus .. per studiosum historiarum .. PARALEIPOMENA RERUM MEMORABILIUM, a Friderico usque ad Carolum V Augustum ..

      Argentorati (Strasbourg), apud Cratonem Mylium, 1540 and 1538.. ab anno Domini M.CC.XXX usque ad annum M.D.XXXVII .. per eundem studiosum annexa. In 2 parts, the second with separate title page, pagination and register, place and printer taken from colophon which is dated 1538, first title page dated 1540, Latin text, Preface by Philip Melanchthon, folio, approximately 320 x 205 mm, 12½ x 8 inches, printer's device of lion with shield carrying pillar on title page, repeated on divisional title to Paraleipomena and much larger repeat device on verso final leaf, 105 small round portraits in the text with black backgrounds and wreath frames, historiated and foliated initials, varying in size, occasional small text illustration, pages: [8], CCCLXXXIX, [1]; [2], CLXXXIII, [3], collation: (pi]4, A-Z6, a-d6 e-f4; A-O6, P4, Q6, colophon on Q5r, bound in full contemporary panelled calf, bevelled edges, blind and embossed decoration to covers including a pictorial border with saints and biblical figures, expertly rebacked to style, raised bands, blind decoration in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label. Light browning to edges of endpapers, inner paper hinges strengthened neatly, pale brown damp stain to upper margins throughout, varying in intensity and size, often reaching text without loss, repair to upper margin of first title page and following 6 leaves, title page is slightly dusty, neat ownership inscription dated 1621 on title page, very small closed tear to lower edge neatly repaired on reverse, occasional small stain to margins. A good copy. A collection of early chronicles by Burchardus. Formerly attributed to Conradus a Lichtenau, provost of Ursperg, and hence known as Chronicon urspergense. Burchardus, the real author of the Chronicle, embodied in it the Chronicon of Ekkehardus, abbot of Aura. Adams, Books printed in Europe 1501-1600. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Gliasolani 

      Three fine woodcut initials. Small 8vo (160 x 107mm). 104ff. Modern half-vellum over boards.  

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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. Made in latyn by Ulrich Hutten knyght, and translated in to englysh by Thomas Paynel

      - 4 p.l. (4th leaf a blank), 58 leaves. 4to, 17th cent. calf (neatly rebacked & recornered), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: T. Berthelet, 1540. An early 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 scourge of syphilis, and accelerated the importation of this medicinal agent 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. In this work, Hutten gives a full account of the appearance of syphilis in Europe along with its various treatments. Hutten also recounts in detail his own struggle with the affliction (at one point, a friend counsels him to commit suicide) and the various therapeutic (and sometimes gruesome) regimens to which he was subjected, 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."-L. Jillings, "The Aggression of the Cured Syphilitic: Ulrich von Hutten's Projection of his Disease as Metaphor," German Quarterly, Vol. 68, No. 1 (1995), p. 5. The present work was translated into English by Thomas Paynel, who recounts in his preface the genesis of the publication (English editions, all now very rare, appeared in 1533, 1536, 1539, and 1540). He describes visiting the printer Thomas Berthelet in London to discuss the intellectual and commercial success of their recent collaboration (the medical compendium Regimen sanitatis Salerni) and being urged to undertake Hutten's treatise for the good of Tudor England. Paynel closes with a disclaimer that patients should not take guaiacum without first consulting a physician. A fine and fresh copy. Final three leaves with minor marginal spotting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thukydides : Meta Scholion Palaion, Kai Pany Ophelimon, choris hon ho syngrapheus poly aneucheres esti = Thucydides cum scholiis et antiquis et utilibus sine quibus autor intellectu multum est difficilis. ;Accessit praeterea diligentia Ioachimi Camerarij, in castigando tum textu, tum commentarijs unà cum annotationibus eius. Stephanus Schirotius Pannonius lectori.

      Basiliae, Herwagen., 1540 - [12] Bl., 225, [1] S., [1] Bl., 177 [i.e. 128] S., [2] Bl. mit Holzschnittdruckermarke auf dem letzten Blatt. VD16 T 1114; Graesse VII, 148; Ebert 22923; Schweiger I, 325; "Die Scholien sind von Camerius verbessert." (Ebert. ebd.). Gesuchte Herwagen Thukydides-Ausgabe in wohlerhaltenem Einband der Zeit, mit sehr zahlreichen Holzschnittinitialen und der großen Herwagen Druckermarke. gr Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 Folio. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit mit eingestanzter Jahreszahl 1542 und dem Buchstaben M, das Mittelfeld mit Blüten- und Rankwerk von 2 Rahmen umgeben, deren innerer die Porträtstempel von Herkules, römischen Kaisern zeigt.

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        Confessio Fidei Exhibita Invictiss. Imp. Carolo V. Caesari Aug. in Comicijs Augustae Anno. M.D.XXX. (1530) Adita est Apologia Confessionis diligenter recognita. Psalmo. CXIX. Et loquebar de testimonijs tuis in conspectu Regum, et non confundebar.

      Vitebergae (Wittenberg) 1540 - Leder 137 S. Einband mit Insektenfraß-Spuren, Rücken äußerlich brüchig, wenige Anstreichungen mit Tinte, sonst guter Zustand, Bindung stabil [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tutte le opere del Bernia in terza rima, nuovamente con somma diligentia stampate.

      [Venice?: s.n.], 1540. 8vo (15.1 cm, 6"). 168 ff. Italian translator Berni (1497/8–1535) was so good at writing serio-comic and satirical poetry with double meanings that the style took on his name. Written in terza rima, the present early "Bernesque" collection showcases his aesthetic by gathering his work with that of three of his peers. Donadoni notes Berni's "poems deal with the most futile, most cunningly indecent, or the most paradoxical themes," and these examples are no exception — they cover a variety of topics including Pope Adriano and Aristotle (History of Italian Literature, I, 240). Court official Mauro (1490–1536), bishop Della Casa (1503–56), and apostolic abbreviator Bini (1484–1556) were all friends of Berni and here imitate his poetry, although none of them comments on a pope.    The text is neatly printed in single columns and split into three different parts with a sectional title-page for each, the latter two reading "Tutte le terze rime del Mauro, nuouamente raccolte e stampate" and "Le ter'ze rime de messer Giouanni dalla casa, di messer Bino et d'altri."    Though several editions were printed in a short period of time in the 16th century (1538, 1540, 1542, 1545), extant copies are few and far between. Searches of WorldCat, COPAC, and the NUC reveal => only one holding of this edition in a U.S. institution (Penn).    Evidence of Readership: An early owner has added a handful of inked words and marks on two pages; a more recent owner has penciled extensive notes on several endpapers, supplied page numbers where lacking, marked several passages with arrows or bars, and written a marginal word.    Provenance: Title-page marked with initials "G.D.S.R." in ink; most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.    EDIT16 seems to have based its entry on an incomplete copy, for it gives the foliation as 267 [i.e., 167], and while folio 167 is misnumbered in this copy, there is also a folio 168 that is correctly numbered.         EDIT16 CNCE 5538; Adams B753; not in Gamba, Serie dei testi di lingua. Recent cream calf, spine with two dark red leather labels, new endpapers; light scratching. Provenance and readership evidence as above. Light dust-soiling, staining, or spotting mostly in margins; just under four gatherings with light marginal waterstaining. => A desirable representative of the burlesque poetry genre.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Probanza de hidalguía de Don Diego López de Herrera y Juan López de Herrera, vecinos de la Villa de Haro .

      1540. . 1540 - . . . 1 Vol. . 1 H. de escudo+233 folios pp. Folio. Pergamino. . Manuscrito original que contiene la probanza de hidalguía ad perpetuam rei memoriam, litigada con el fiscal de su majestad y el concejo de la Villa de Haro en la Real Chancillería de Valladolid, por los vecinos de la misma Diego y Juan López de Herrera, para ser tenidos como "honrados y principales de toda esta tierra de linaje, por su descendencia de la Montaña de la Casa de Herrera, en Miengo a dos leguas de Santander". Este importante linaje cántabro es uno de los más esclarecidos y nobles de la región. El escudo heráldico a color de este linaje adorna a página completa este documento genealógico. Recia encuadernación en pergamino de época, bellamente caligrafiado en una de sus tapas, con refuerzos de piel en lomera.

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        "Basilio, santo (Basilius Magnus), Müslin Wolfgang (Musculus Wolfgang), [CENSURATO]. Opera D. BASILII MAGNI Magni Caesariae Cappadociae Episcopi omnia, sive recens versa, sive ad Graecos archetypos ita collata per WOLFGANGUM MUSCULUM Dusanum ut aliam omnino faciem sumpsisse uideantur.Quorum Catalogus insequitur praefationem [marca tipograf.], Basileae, ex Officina Hervagiana, anno M.D.XL. Cum gratia et privilegio Caesareo. // Secundus tomus Operum D. BASILII MAGNI Caesariae Cappadociae Episcopi WOLFGANGO MUSCULO interprete. Quorum catalogus versa pagina continetur [marca tipograf.]

      Officina Hervagiana; Herwagen Johann. 2 voll. Si tratta dell'edizione delle opere di San Basilio uscita a Basilea dai torchi di Herwagen, col commento di Wolfgang Musculus, o Müslin; sia il nome del commentatore" che fu un riformatore attivo soprattutto fra Augusta e Berna sia quello dello stampatore compaiono nell'Indice dei libri proibiti del 1559 e di entrambi viene condannata l'intera produzione. Graesse " I 306. Complete works of Basilius Magnus printed by Herwagen with the commentary of Wolfgang Müslin; the whole production of both was damned in the Index of the forbidden books. Two volumes bound in vellum; full description on request. Qualche leggera brunitura" " e lievi aloni d'umido. Piccolo ex libris sui due frontespizi abbelliti da marca tipograf. raffigurante una colonna con un busto di Mercurio a tre teste che tiene un caduceo; volumi solidi e puliti" con numerosi capilettera xilograf. carattere latino e greco. Numerose ed evidenti tracce di censura a partire dai frontespizi per cancellare i nomi di editore e commentatore e i passi più eterodossi. A pp. 196-197 sono state incollate due incisioni a nascondere parte del testo. Errore di numeraz. alle pp. 201-204 contate come 191-194 Basilea Officina Hervagiana Herwagen Johann 1540 Cm. 33

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        Tutte le opere del Bernia in terza rima, nuovamente con somma diligentia stampate.

      [Venice?: s.n.], 1540. 8vo (15.1 cm, 6"). 168 ff. Italian translator Berni (1497/8–1535) was so good at writing serio-comic and satirical poetry with double meanings that the style took on his name. Written in terza rima, the present early "Bernesque" collection showcases his aesthetic by gathering his work with that of three of his peers. Donadoni notes Berni's "poems deal with the most futile, most cunningly indecent, or the most paradoxical themes," and these examples are no exception — they cover a variety of topics including Pope Adriano and Aristotle (History of Italian Literature, I, 240). Court official Mauro (1490–1536), bishop Della Casa (1503–56), and apostolic abbreviator Bini (1484–1556) were all friends of Berni and here imitate his poetry, although none of them comments on a pope.    The text is neatly printed in single columns and split into three different parts with a sectional title-page for each, the latter two reading "Tutte le terze rime del Mauro, nuouamente raccolte e stampate" and "Le ter'ze rime de messer Giouanni dalla casa, di messer Bino et d'altri."    Though several editions were printed in a short period of time in the 16th century (1538, 1540, 1542, 1545), extant copies are few and far between. Searches of WorldCat, COPAC, and the NUC reveal => only one holding of this edition in a U.S. institution (Penn).    Evidence of Readership: An early owner has added a handful of inked words and marks on two pages; a more recent owner has penciled extensive notes on several endpapers, supplied page numbers where lacking, marked several passages with arrows or bars, and written a marginal word.    Provenance: Title-page marked with initials "G.D.S.R." in ink; most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.    EDIT16 seems to have based its entry on an incomplete copy, for it gives the foliation as 267 [i.e., 167], and while folio 167 is misnumbered in this copy, there is also a folio 168 that is correctly numbered.         EDIT16 CNCE 5538; Adams B753; not in Gamba, Serie dei testi di lingua. Recent cream calf, spine with two dark red leather labels, new endpapers; light scratching. Provenance and readership evidence as above. Light dust-soiling, staining, or spotting mostly in margins; just under four gatherings with light marginal waterstaining. => A desirable representative of the burlesque poetry genre.

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        Kirchen Ordnung im Churfurstenthum der Marcken zu Brandenburg, wie man sich beide mit der Leer vnd Ceremonien halten sol. (Und) Cate(c)hismus oder kinder Predig, wie die in dem Churfurstenthumb der Margken zu Brandenburgk allenthalben gepredigt werden. (Und) Von dem gebrauch der heiligen Hochwirdigen Sacramenten, Auch von den ceremonien so darbey gehalten, vnd andern Kirchenvbungen, die in Unserm Churfurstenyhum vnd Landen abgethan, oder behalten werden sollen. (3 Theile).

      Berlin, (Johann Weiss), 1540. 4to. Bound - presumably in 1933, for Hitler, when he was given it as a present - as a pastiche in a full pigskin over wood, profusely blindtooled with rolls and stamps in a perfect way imitating a typical contemporary German binding. Raised bands and blindtooled compartments. Double sewn headbands. With brass clasps and catches. Handwritten title on front edge. All leaves unnumbered. 68 (last blank),124,94 leaves. 3 large coat of arms of Markgraf von Brandenburg (on the two title-pages and on verso of the second) and one bischopric. Some large woodcut initials. The last part partly printed in red and black and many leaves with musical notes. The first part with a faint dampstain in inner lower margins, decreasing and with some headlines in old hand added in upper margins. A few contemporary underlinings and notes in the second part. Title-page to the second part with a hole in the paper in lower margin, no loss of letters. Some annotations on the title-pages. On the first title-page and on one of the last leaves a contemporary owners name: "Johannes Køppring". Internally clean and fine.On front free endpaper a printed linen-label (47 x 85 mm) "Privateigentum des Führers/ Nr.", under this is typed (after "Nr.") "556/27 - 1933 - Geschenk der Stadtbibliothek/ Lübeck dem Kanzler/ Adolf Hitler". As Hitler became Reichkanzler in 1933, this could indicate that he received the book as a gift when he was installed as Chancellor. In upper compartment the booknumber 556 is repeated in black letterpress. At the top of the number a monogram "GL", also in black. ¶ The extremely scarce first edition of the first Church Ordinance for Mark Brandenburg and is is also the FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN BERLIN. The printer Johann Weiss was called by the Marggraf to Berlin in 1539 to found the first bookpress here, and he received his privilege in 1540: "Geben mit unserm Secret besiegelt zu Coln an der Sprew Dinstag nach Jubilate, Im funffzehnhundersten und vierzigsten Jahr" (Begnadung und Befreyhung des Druckers, folio 1).An the library of Adolf Hitler: The first description of his private collection was published in 1942. Hitler's private books that were kept in the Reich Chancellery in Berlin were confiscated by the Soviets and sent to Moscow. Books in Munich and Berchtesgaden (as well as Hitler's Globe from Berchtesgaden) were taken as war booty by individual American soldiers. 3,000 were later discovered in a Berchtesgaden salt mine, and they were taken by the Library of Congress. As many books from Hitler's three locations were looted by American and Russian servicemen and soldiers in the vicissitudes of the destruction of the Third Reich, it is impossible to trace the offered item, but as it obviously is one of the most scarce and valuable books from Hitler's library, it is probably removed from the Reich Kanzellei in Berlin. "According to Beierl (Florian Beierl, the head of the Archive for the Contemporary History of the Obersalzberg, in Berchtesgaden), Hitler's Berghof experienced successive waves of looters: first local residents, then French and American soldiers, and eventually members of the U.S. Senate. Beierl showed me archival film footage (taken by the legendary World War II photographer Walter Rosenblum) of a delegation of American senators - Burton Wheeler, Homer Capehart, and Ernest McFarland - emerging from the Berghof ruins with books under their arms. "I doubt if they were taking them to the Library of Congress," Beierl said." (Timothy W. Ryback - see his "Hitler's forgotten Library" - www.Theatlantic.com).Brunet III, 666 and IX,179-80. - Graesse IV,20.

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        Methodus medendi.

      Augsburg: Heinrich Steiner, 1540. hardcover. Gut. Mit Titelbordüre in Holzschnitt. Kl.-8vo. (ca. 16,5 x 11 cm). Späterer flexibler Pergamentband, 2 Bll., CLXIII, 3 Bll. 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).

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        Aristotelis, ac philosophorum medicorumque complurium Problemata, ad varias quaestiones cognoscendas admodum digna & ad naturalem philosophiam discutiendam, maxime spectantia. Marci Antonii Zimarae Sanctipetrinatis Problemata his addita, una cum trecentis Aristotelis et Averrois Propositionibus, suis in locis insertis. Omnia iam tertiò edita. Cum privilegio.

      Basel, (Basileae), (R. Winter), n.d. (ca. 1540) Small 8vo. 126,(2 blank) p. 20th century brown morocco 15 cm 'A Pseudo-Aristotelian text which offered its readers of all levels the satisfation of a causal understanding of daily phenomena' (Ref: VD16 P 4881; Not in USTC) (Details: Tasteful brown morocco, boards with a blind fillet border. The name of Aristotle gilt on the back. The edges of the bookblock are also gilt. The 'Problematum liber unus' by Marcus Antonius Zimara (filling 55 pages) which the title calls for, is unfortunately lacking at the end of this book. Nevertheless this is a remarkably fresh copy in a tasteful binding) (Condition: A faint and small waterstain at the right margin of the title, and the lower margin of the last leaf) (Note: 'The Aristotelian corpus not only established for some 2 millenia the definitions and standards for many branches in the natural sciences, but also founded a genre that respected neither the disciplinary boundaries nor the systematic presentations for which Aristotle is famous'. So, for instance, Aristotle's 'Problemata', a work composed in question-and-answer format, spawned a vigorous tradition of imitations, promising 'authorative philosophical, that is, causal, understanding, made pleasant through the variety and familiarity of the phenomena they explained'. (Ann Blair, 'The Problemata as a natural philosophical genre', in 'Natural Particulars: Nature and the Disciplines in Renaissance Europe', edited by A. Grafton & N. Siraisi, Cambridge MA, MIT, 1999, p. 170) Blair distinguishes in the Renaissance concerning the Problemata 'a high' or learned, and a 'low', and more popular career, ranging from erudite folio editions with commentary, to inexpensive editions of Problems of more recent composition. 'This eminently versatile genre offered its readers of all levels the satisfation of a causal understanding of daily phenomena and the pleasure of a varied accumulation of natural philosophical tidbits'. (Idem, p. 172). This Basle edition forms part of the low career of the Problemata tradition. It is a 'collection of problems first composed anonymously in Latin in the thirteenth or fourteenth century, probably in the German area; it is extant in some twenty medieval manuscripts and over one hundred printed edtions through the modern early period. (...) It uses the classic form to discuss largely medical topics, and appropriates the very same title as 'real' 'Problemata Aristotelis'. (Idem, p. 181) So this collection bears only a very vague relation to what we consider to be Aristotle's 'Problemata'. It is distinguished from Aristotle's work by the incipit 'Omnes homines' (naturaliter scire desiderant). The low tradition is with its ca. 250 questions also much shorter than the learned one, which numbers ca. 900 questions. Later on the low tradition received accretions of various kinds in the same strain, works of modern authors such as Marco Antonio Zimara. This Problemata text of the low tradition was incredibly popular in the 16th century. It is, as the title suggests, a collection of all kinds of problems and petty facts on biology, natural history and medicin. The sources are e.g. Galenus, Hippocrates, Boethius, Albertus Magnus et alii, including of course Aristotle, who's works seems to be the main source. The arrangement is the same as in Aristotle's Problemata, a question is asked (dioti/quaeritur/why), and an answer (ê hoti/respondetur/it is because) is given. The problems are on hair (e.g. 'ut dicit Albertus (Magnus), si pilus mulieris menstruosae ponatur sub fimo, ex illo generatur serpens venenosus', p. 7), on the head, the eyes, the nose, ears, mouth, teeth, tongue, palatum, neck, arms, hands, nails, breast, mammae, the heart, stomach, blood, urine, fur, spleen, intercourse, sperm, conception, children, etc. etc. In the early modern period many translations and adaptations of the low tradition were published, no doubt because of the prominence of questions about sex. 'Conception, birth, menstruation and lactation, gender differences of all kinds are one of the prime emphases of the 'Omnes homines' editions'. (Idem, p. 187) The high tradition of Aristotle's Problemata did finally decline in the 17th century, as the genre was gradually undermined by scepticism and the scientific revolution of that age. But the 'Omnes homines' editions continued to appear for another half century. 'By the late 17th century what had once been a respectable medieval compilation had moved increasingly down the market, most noticeably in German and English versions'. (Idem, p. 187) The vernacular editions of the Questions and Answers were bound with 'farmer's almanacs and home medical guides'. (Idem, ibidem) § We could not find out on which earlier edition this third edition (Omnia iam tertio edita) that was produced by Robertus Winter, was based. At any rate, it seems the earliest appearance of this title. We found no earlier one. Winter produced another edition in 1544. The book seems to be rare. We found only a few copies in KVK, and none in Rare Book Hub, formerly Americana Exchange) (Collation: a-h8, (leaf h8 blank) (Photographs on request)

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        Rare Antique Master Print-ORNAMENT-FONTAINEBLEAU-KARYATIDS-Barbieri-ca. 1540

      - Antique Master Print, untitled. An ornamental frieze with karyatids. Engraving on laid paper. Description: From a set of ornamental prints from the Fontainebleau castle, where Barbieri participated. Ref: Zerner 12.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Domenico del Barbieri' after own design. Domenico del Barbieri (ca. 1506-ca. 1570) originated from Florence. This very gifted artist worked as engraver, sculptor and stuccoworker. He moved to the French city of Troyes, where he remained as a sculptor. Condition: Good, given age. No margins, cut to the plateline and on a contemporary backing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-C8-14 The overall size is ca. 7.7 x 5.1 inch. The image size is ca. 7.7 x 5.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 19.5 x 12.9 cm. The image size is ca. 19.5 x 12.9 cm.

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        Tutte le opere del Bernia in terza rima, nuovamente con somma diligentia stampate.

      s.n.]. Italian translator Berni (1497/8-1535) was so good at writing serio-comic and satirical poetry with double meanings that the style took on his name. Written in terza rima, the present early "Bernesque" collection showcases his aesthetic by gathering his work with that of three of his peers. Donadoni notes Berni's "poems deal with the most futile, most cunningly indecent, or the most paradoxical themes," and these examples are no exception -- they cover a variety of topics including Pope Adriano and Aristotle (History of Italian Literature, I, 240). Court official Mauro (1490-1536), bishop Della Casa (1503-56), and apostolic abbreviator Bini (1484-1556) were all friends of Berni and here imitate his poetry, although none of them comments on a pope. The text is neatly printed in single columns and split into three different parts with a sectional title-page for each, the latter two reading "Tutte le terze rime del Mauro, nuouamente raccolte e stampate" and "Le ter'ze rime de messer Giouanni dalla casa, di messer Bino et d'altri." Though several editions were printed in a short period of time in the 16th century (1538, 1540, 1542, 1545), extant copies are few and far between. Searches of WorldCat, COPAC, and the NUC reveal => only one holding of this edition in a U.S. institution (Penn). Evidence of Readership: An early owner has added a handful of inked words and marks on two pages; a more recent owner has penciled extensive notes on several endpapers, supplied page numbers where lacking, marked several passages with arrows or bars, and written a marginal word. Provenance: Title-page marked with initials "G.D.S.R." in ink; most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear. EDIT16 seems to have based its entry on an incomplete copy, for it gives the foliation as 267 [i.e., 167], and while folio 167 is misnumbered in this copy, there is also a folio 168 that is correctly numbered.

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        Tavola della oriental regione dell' Asia, che comprende l'estreme terre, & regni di quella

      "Bell'esempalre di questa prima carta stampata dell'Asia, di Sebastian Muenster, dalla edizione del 1558 della ""Cosmographia"" di Muenster. La mappa mostra l'Asia dal Mar Caspio e dal Golfo Persico al Pacifico. L'Oceano Pacifico mostra un arcipelago di 7448 isole, un precursore per una migliore comprensione dell'Asia sudorientale, che è in gran parte non riconoscibile, anche se Giava, il Borneo, le Moluche e diverse altre isole sono sono correttamente denominate. La mappa non include Giappone, che appare sulla mappa dell'America dello stesso autore. Anche la costa nordorientale dell'Asia è omessa. La mappa è apparsa per la prima volta nell'edizione 1540 della ""Geographia"" di Muenster. Anche se in gran parte basata sul lavoro di Tolomeo, la mappa incorpora alcune delle più recenti scoperte portoghesi. I contorni del subcontinente indiano, tra i fiumi Indo e Gange, sono ora in una forma più riconoscibile, con ""Zaylon"" (Sri Lanka) correttamente mostrato come un'isola. L'avamposto portoghese di Goa e Calcutta, il primo luogo dove sbarcò Vasco da Gama nel 1497, sono raffigurati. Ad est ""Taprobana"" è anche disegnato come pure ""Sumatra"". È rappresentata anche ""Moloca"", centro del commercio dell'isola spezia e l'oggetto di notevoli conflitti tra Spagna e Portogallo. La risoluzione della controversia fu lo scopo ufficiale dell'epico viaggio di Magellano. Il trattamento di ""Cathay"" (Cina) è coerente con gli scritti di Marco Polo e di altri viaggiatori veneziani. Silografia, con margini larghi, in ottime condizioni." "Nice example of this first printed map of the Asia, by Sebastian Munster, from the 1558 edition of Munster's Cosmographia. The map shows Asia from the Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf to the Pacific. The Pacific Ocean shows an archipelago of 7448 islands, a forerunner to the better understanding of Southeast Asia, which is largely unrecognizeable, although Java Minor and Major, Porne (Borneo), Moluca and several other islands are named. The map does not include Japan, which appears on the map of America. The northeastern coast of Asia is also omitted. The map also includes a large sea monster and mermaid type creature. The map first appeared in the 1540 edition of Munster's Geographia, published in 1540. Although largely based on Ptolemy's work, the map incorporates some of the more recent Portuguese discoveries. The outlines of the Indian subcontinent, between the Indus and the Ganges rivers are now in a more recognizable form, with ""Zaylon"" (Sri Lanka) correctly shown as an island. The Portuguese outpost sof Goa and Calicut, the first place where Vasco da Gama landed in 1497, are depicted. Further to the east ""Taprobana"" is also designated as ""Sumatra."". The Portugese trading port of ""Malaqua"" is shown. Java is depicted as two separate islands. ""Moloca,"" center of the spice island trade and the object of considerable conflict between Spain and Portugal is shown. The resolution of the dispute was the official purpose of Magellan's epic circumnavigation. The treatment of ""Cathay"" (China) is consistent with the writings of Marco Polo and other Venetian travellers. Woodcut, with wide margins, very good condition." Parry, The Cartography of the East Indian Islands, pp.65-68, pl. 3.8

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        Opera omnia. Tomus prior et tomus alter. (2 volumes).

      1010, 130, ca. 300 pages Hardcover Facsimile reprint of the 1540 edition, Vol. 2 also contains several reprints of related texts published in the series "Sitzungsberichte der philosophisch-historischen Classe der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften" in 1869. Languages: Latin and German. Vol. 1 in good to acceptable, Vol. 2 in good condition. Former library books with stamps and signatures. Quarter leather bound book covers with traces of use and shelf wear. Spine of Vol. 1 damaged - repair by a book binder advised. Bindings tight, text clean. mbx

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        Chiliades adagiorum. Opus integrum et persectum ... locupletatum & recognitum, quems admodum in extremis conatibus autoriuisum est. Acceßit indicibus antiquis in hac impreßione nouus & tertius, qui non modo uarias dictiones cum Graecas tum Latinas uerumetiam historias & fabulas copiose.

      Mit Holzschnittvignette auf Titel. 54 unn. Bll. 874 S. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln. 34 x 23 cm. Für mich bibliographisch nicht nachweisbare Ausgabe, bzw. Variante: Die Jahreszahl MDXXXX ist hier mit einer nachträglich gedruckten "VIII" ergänzt worden, zu den für die bekannte Ausgabe von 1540 (vgl. VD16 E 1944 Van der Haeghen I, 4 Bezzel 83) angegebenen 44 unnum. Bll. sind hier noch 10 weitere danach vorhanden "Ad lectorem de usus huius indicis" mit einer eigenen Bogenzählung (A6, B4). - Titel mit Besitzeinträgen von Johann Balthasar Golther (gest. 1696), Pastor zu Sielmingen und seines gleichnamigen Sohnes (1640-1710) als stud. phil, 1657. - Es fehlen die Schließen. Einband angestaubt und bestoßen. Tls. etwas fleckig.

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        M. V. Martialis Epigrammatom libri 14 summa diligentia castigati.

      Paris: Simon Colinaeus 1540 207, [1 weißes] Blätter; Lagenkollation: a-z 8, A-C 8. Ganzleder Handeinband mit reicher Goldprägung und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt in Meisterkassette, Sedecimo. 117 x 69 mm (Rücken fachmännisch erneuert, Ecken restauriert und einige der äußeren Linien teilweise unauffällig nachvergoldet, Vorderdeckel mit kleinem dunklen Fleck; sonst wohlerhalten, innen minimal gebräunt) Wasserzeichen: Gegenmarke \"b\" mit einem Kreuz darüber. Titel in architektonischem Holzschnittrahmen, kleine Holzschnittinitialen. Text rot regliert. Handgefertigter naturbrauner Kalbledereinband der Zeit (122 x 77 x 22 mm) auf vier Doppelbünden aus weißem Leder und Pappdeckeln. Die Deckel reich vergoldet: Zwei mit dunkler Farbe gefüllte und durch vergoldete Linien abgesetzte Randrahmen umschließen einen inneren Rahmen derselben Art, der mit einem gleichgestalteten Rhombus verflochten ist. Darinnen ein ebenfalls mit dunkler Farbe gefülltes, aus Kurven und einem viermal wiederholtem fleuralem Einzelstempel (Nixon: \"Bookbindings from the Library of Jean Grolier\". Tafel C, Claude de Picques, Nr. 6) zusammengesetztes Ornament; mittig ein endloser Knoten (Nr. 14), darüber und darunter je ein Stern (Nr. 9). Die vier Ecken zwischen innerem und äußerem Rahmen mit je einem nach außen weisendem fleuralem Stempel (Nr. 1) gefüllt, daneben insgesamt acht kleinere fleurale Stempel (Nr. 12**). Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, Goldschnitt. Rücken fachmännisch erneuert und den Originalrücken kopierend mit Linienvergoldung auf den Bünden versehen, die Rückenfelder mit Randrahmen aus goldgeprägten Linien sowie mittig je mit einem kleinen Rosettenstempel. Schwarze, mit mattgelbem Samt gefütterte Halbmaroquin-Kassette mit vier erhabenen Bünden auf dem leicht gerundetem Rückenteil und goldgeprägtem Titel auf zweitem und viertem Feld sowie am Fuß Ort und Jahr, signiert innen mit Schildchen: \"James Brockman, Oxford\".Nachdruck der Aldine, erstmals 1528 bei Colinaeus erschienen. Schöner, präziser Druck in Kursiv; vor dem Binden von Hand sauber regliert. Der früher mit Claude de Picques identifizierte Buchbinder (\"entrelac binder\"; Michon`s \"l`atelier des reliures à entrelacs géometriques\"; bzw. Dr. Schunke`s \"Klassischer Meister\"), der die Mehrzahl der Bände für die Bibliothek von Jean Grolier band, wird seit der Entdeckung dreier Verträge durch Mme Parent-Charon und der Veröffentlichung von Anthony Hobson als der Pariser Vertreter des venezianischen Aldus-Verlages, der Buchhändler und Buchbinder Jean Picard, \"marchand libraire et relieur de livres\" (Hobson: Humanists and Bookbinders, p. 267), identifiziert, der zwischen den Jahren 1540 und 1543 Grolier mit der erstaunlichen Anzahl von ca. 214 Bänden in vergoldeten Einbänden belieferte, von denen etwa 127 Aldinen beinhalteten (Hobson, op.cit., p. 268). \"Picard`s bindings with solid tools for Grolier are celebrated for their increasingly complex and varied patterns of interlaced fillets. (...) Jean Picard was a binder of supreme talent (...)\" Hobson, op. cit., pp. 296 & 270. Doch leider kein guter Geschäftsmann, so daß er seiner Schulden wegen Paris 1547 verlassen mußte.Provenienz: Besitzeintrag auf vorderem zweitem fliegendem Vorsatz: \"J.G.V. Porter. | Hanow on the Hill | Bought at Paris Dec 15. 1834 | for 1 1/2 francs\". Schönes Exemplar in einem durch die verwendeten Stempel eindeutig Groliers Entrelac-Buchbinder, i.e. Jean Picard, zuzuweisendem zeitgenössischem Meistereinband.Contemporary brown calf over pasteboards, four raised bands. Covers richly gilt to a harmonious strapwork design of two outer frames and a central panel interlacing with a rhombus, all formed by double gilt fillets with interstices painted dark-brown. In the central panel a gilt tooled design of four floral tools (Nixon: \"Bookbindings from the Library of Jean Grolier\". Plate C, Claude de Picques, 6) with dark-brown painted ground, in the centre a gilt knotwork (14), above and below a star (9). In the corners between the outer frames and the inner panel four gilt floral tools (1), and between them eight small tolls (12**). Skillfully rebacked copying the original spine, the compartments outlined with single gilt fillets. Outer fillets on covers partly renewed. Preserved in a black quarter morocco folding-case, spine gilt with title, by James Brockman of Oxford. A delightful Parisian binding bound by Grolier`s `Entrelac-Binder` Jean Picard. From the library of J.G.V. Porter, Hanow on the Hill, with his ownership entry on the upper fly-leaf, dated 1834.Martial`s `Epigrams` are printed in an elegant italic, title with architectonical border woodcut, text ruled in red. Martial came to Rome from Spain during the first century c.e. His `Epigramms` are rich in imagination, felicity of language and remain an invaluable portrait of Roman social life during the first century c.e. - Adams M699 - BM STC 304 - Graesse IV,423 - Schweiger II,ii,595. Cf. 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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

      Argentorati [Strassburg]: Henricum Vogtherren, 1540. Second Printing in Latin. 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.. 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.

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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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        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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        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.

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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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        Le tre parche

      1540 - Bulino, circa 1540-45, privo di dati editoriali. Da un soggetto di Rosso Fiorentino. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, in perfetto stato di conservazione. La scena raffigura le tre Parche: a destra, Lachesi, tiene in mano la conocchia e fila il destino della vita umana;a sinistra, Cloto presa di schiena ne misura la lunghezza; nel mezzo, Atropo strappa il vilo, determinando il momento irrevocabile della morte. Anche se questa incisione non reca il nome di Rosso Fiorentino, la sua paternità della composizione non è mai stata messa in discussione. Dumesnil, ascrive l'incisione a Renè Boyvin, perché la figura di Cloto visto di schiena, trova precise corrispondenze con la figura femminile della "Caritas Romana", a lui attribuita. Secondo documenti pubblicati da Metman, le Tre Parche sarebbero state incise da Pierre Milan, intorno al 1545. Milan potrebbe aver lavorato direttamente da un disegno di Rosso, o su una copia del disegno di Rosso realizzata ad hoc, come modello per l'incisore, come nel caso della "Danza delle Driadi". Van Mander sembra aver identificato le tre figure femminili come le Tre Grazie, poiché, contrariamente all’iconografia tradizionale, le Parche appaiono giovani e nude, esili ed aggraziate. Anche altri dettagli ed attributi possono riferirsi ad un ambito diverso da quello consueto delle Parche. Il turbante di Atropo le conferisce un aspetto sibillino; Cloto siede precariamente su un cesto di fiori, suggerendo Flora o la primavera o semplicemente l'abbondanza e la freschezza, Lachesi indossa una corona, e il suo sedile assomiglia ad un carro trainato da leoni. Questi attributi sono forse un riferimento a Cibele. Il cielo appare in tutta l'arte di Rosso, in particolare nelle opere da lui prodotte in Francia, e non sembra inadeguato qui, come sfondo, ad allargare il significato delle tre Parche. L’opera, infatti, offre diversi livelli di lettura e di significato: se la sessualità delle figure è esplicita e manifesta, anche la loro postura e i gesti sono assolutamente eloquenti. Quest’ eloquenza s’insinua nella loro sessualità nel momento in cui viene riconosciuta la loro identità che ci porta a riflettere sulle conseguenze indicate dal gesto di Atropo. Bellissimo esempalre di questa rara incisione. Engraving, 1540-45 circa, not signed. After Rosso Fiorentino. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed close to the platemark, some paper folds at bottom left, generally very good condition. The scene depicts the three Fates: on the right, Lachesis spinning the thread of life from her distaff, on the left Clotho, seen from behind, measuring the thread with a rod, and in the middle, Atropos ripping it apart. Although this engraving is not inscribed to Rosso, his authorship of its composition has never been questioned. Dusmenil ascribed the engraving to Renè Boyvin, because the Fate seen from the back is used for the female figure of "Caritas Romana", attributed to him. According to the documents published by Metman, the Three Fates would have been engraved by Milan by 1545. Milan could have worked directly from a drawing by Rosso, or he could have worked from a copy of Rosso’s drawing made especially as a model for the engraver, as in the case of Milan’s Dance of the Dryads. Being young and nude as well as slender and graceful, these three figures have something of the aspect of the Three Graces, as Van Mander seems to have identified them. Other details in the picture may also be references to subjects beyond the usual realm of the Fates themselves. Atropos’turban gives her a sibylic aspect. Clotho sits precariously upon a basket of flowers, suggesting Flora or Spring or simply abindance and freshness. Lachesis wears a crown, and her seat resembles a chariot pulled by lions. These attributes are possibly a reference to Cybele. The sky appears throughout Rosso’s art, especially in the works he produced in France, and they not seem inappropriate here in enlar

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        Clelia che attraversa il Tevere

      1540 - Bulino, 1540 -46 circa, firmato in lastra in basso a destra. Da un soggetto di Polidoro da Caravaggio. Esemplare nel secondo stato di due, con l’indirizzo dell’editore Antonio Lafrery. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata alla linea marginale, minima traccia di piega centrale verticale al verso, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. La scena rappresenta la fuga leggendaria di Clelia, eroina romana d’età repubblicana, dal campo del re etrusco Porsenna, che la teneva prigioniera insieme alle sue compagne. Dopo la cacciata da Roma, Tarquinio il Superbo aveva chiesto aiuto alla vicina Etruria, ma solo la città di Chiusi, governata da Porsenna, accettò la richiesta. Dopo due anni d’assedio, dal 509 al 507 a.C, i due popoli stipularono la pace, e nel contesto delle trattative, i Romani consegnarono a Porsenna 9 ragazze, tra le quali Clelia. L’eroina però, riuscì a fuggire attraversando il Tevere – da sola, o con le compagne, a seconda delle fonti - e quando i Romani la riconsegnarono agli Etruschi, Porsenna colpito da tanto coraggio, decretò di liberarla. I Romani riconoscenti l'onorarono d'una statua equestre lungo la Via Sacra. La leggenda è un tentativo di spiegare un'antica statua equestre, della quale non si sapeva più il significato, e che raffigurava, secondo l'interpretazione più comune, Venus Equestris, identificata da molti con la Venus Cluilia o Cloacina (di qui il nome Cloelia), dea della cloaca massima. L’incisione è tratta dall’affresco di Polidoro, eseguito tra il 1525-’26 – un tempo sulla facciata di Santa Lucia della Chiavica (oggi detta del Gonfalone), a Roma, come ricorda Vasari; fu probabilmente realizzata intorno al 1540-46 circa. Sullo stesso tema, Polidoro realizzò un altro affresco, per la volta del Salone di Villa Lante, oggi a Palazzo Zuccari sede della Bibliotheca Hertziana, in Roma. Da quest’affresco derivò un’altra incisione che erroneamente De Wit attribuì a Bonasone, su invenzione del Rosso Fiorentino, mentre invece è opera di Pierre Milan e René Boyvin. Bellissimo esemplare di questa rara incisione del Bonasone. Engraving, about 1540 -46, signed in the plate at lower right. After a subject by Polidoro da Caravaggio. Example in the second state of two, with the address of Antonio Lafrery. Magnificent example, rich in shades, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to marginal line, light vertical central fold, otherwise in perfect condition. This engraving records a fresco on a house at the Chiavica di Santa Lucia which Vasari mentions in his life of Polidoro, 'sul canto alla chiavica per andare a Corte Savella'. He lists a facciata with Cloelia crossing the Tiber, and a scene of sacrifice. Cloelia was one of the ten daughters, who, with ten sons, of patrician Roman families, were given as hostages to Lars Porsena, the Etruscan king of Clusium, as a token of good faith following the conclusion of a treaty between Rome and the Etruscans. Cloelia escaped to Rome by re-crossing the Tiber on horseback, persuading her female companions to swim after her. The girls were sent back by the Romans but Porsena, in admiration of Cloelia's courage, presented her with a horse and restored her freedom together with that of her companions. Her escape across the Tiber was remembered in Republican and Imperial times as an example of female virtue, and there was a statue to her memory in the Via Sacra mentioned by Pliny and Dionysos of Halicarnassos. Bonasone's inscription, with the word "imitando" may imply that the image was created in the spirit of Polidoro's original rather than strictly copying it. Perhaps the original was already lost when he engraved it. According to Vasari, the original composition appeared on the frieze of a building as a relief sculpture by Polidoro da Caravaggio, made around 1525-1526. The engraving was realized possibly around 1540-1546. On the same subject, Polidoro realized another fresco, for the vault of the Salon in Villa Lante, today a [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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