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        Anno Septimo Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Parlamente holden at Westminster, the first daye of Marches, in the vii yere of the reigne of our moste redoubted Souuereine Lorde Edwarde the VI [1553] . . . And there continued [etc.]. S.T.C. 9439

      In aedibus Richardi Graftoni . . . Mense Aprilis [etc.], London 1553 - Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, last leaf repaired and backed with small loss, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy The uncommon first printing of the acts of Edward VI's final parliament, including the confirmation of the establishment of several Royal courts under Henry VIII [c.3]; two copies in S.T.C. in North America, which also locates this copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nachred das greulich laster, sampt seinen zwölff Eygenschafften.

      - Nürnberg, G. Merckel, 1553. Kl.-4to. 8 Bl. Mit Titelholzschnitt nach Georg Pencz. Moderner Pergamentband. Reimgedicht über die üble Nachrede. Titelmotto: "Ein heylsame zung ist ein brunn des lebens, aber eine falsche betrübet das gemüt" (Sprüche Salomonis 15, 4). - Einer von drei Drucken der vierten Ausgabe (zuerst 1532). - Götze 64 e; Goed. II, 425, 63; VD 16, S 2049. - Etwas gebräunt, fingerfleckig u. wasserrandig. Titelholzschnitt mit Einriß.

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        Cecaria. Tragicomedia del Epicuro napolitano,

      con un bellissimo lamento del Geloso con la luminaria. Di nuovo.corretta e ristampata. Vinegia, Gabr. Giolito de Ferrari e fratelli, 1553, - in-12, ff. 29, (1, con impresa tipogr. al v.), attraente leg. settec. p. pelle marmorizz., riquadro a filetti oro sui piatti, tit. e fregi oro al dorso, tagli rossi. Impresa tipogr. sul tit. ed in fine. Pregevole edizione di questa composizione drammatica apparsa per la prima volta nel 1526 con il titolo ''Dialogo di tre ciechi'' in cui figurano quattro personaggi: il Vecchio, il Geloso, il Terzo (ciechi) e la Guida. Composizione drammatica di grande successo all'epoca, in forma dialogo "in versi di vario metro, assai leggiadri" (Salvioli), senza divisione di atti né di scene, che, secondo il Crescimbeni, sarebbe la prima poesia drammatica a portare il nome di "tragicommedia" nelle edizioni posteriori. "Alcune edizioni della "Cecaria" portano come nome dell'autore Antonio Epicuro Caracciolo o Epicuro Napolitano, e questi nomi hanno generato molti dei problemi di identificazione dell'autore. Alcuni lo hanno confuso con il contemporaneo Pietro Antonio Caracciolo e con il Notturno Napoletano, mentre altri hanno ritenuto che il "napolitano" del titolo indicasse il luogo di nascita del suo autore" (Diz. Biogr. It. XLIII, pp. 19-21). Nacque in Abruzzo e visse a Napoli (1472-1555), contemporaneo di Sannazzaro, Pontano e Tansillo; fu commediografo e poeta d'occasione. Delizioso esemplare. Bongi I, 419. Salvioli 701-2. Brunet II, 1016. Allacci 174 (altre ediz.). Clubb e Regenstein (altre ediz.). Melzi I, 191, 292 e 358. Lancetti 93. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anno Septimo Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Parlamente holden at Westminster, the first daye of Marches, in the vii yere of the reigne of our moste redoubted Souuereine Lorde Edwarde the VI [1553] . . . And there continued [etc.]. S.T.C. 9439

      The uncommon first printing of the acts of Edward VI's final parliament, including the confirmation of the establishment of several Royal courts under Henry VIII [c.3]; two copies in S.T.C. in North America, which also locates this copy. Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, last leaf repaired and backed with small loss, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy. In aedibus Richardi Graftoni . . . Mense Aprilis [etc.], London, 1553.

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        Original Queen Mary I of England Cut Signature and Portrait Engraving. [Bloody Mary]. Autograph.

      Signature cut: c1553-1558. Engraving: 1785. - Original signature cut of Queen Mary I extracted from original period leaf and pasted to later paper. Original engraving of Queen Mary I from Harrison?s edition of Paul de Rapin-Thoyras, ?The History of England?, 1785, trimmed at edges lacking publishing print at bottom, minor pin hole at lower oval of portrait. First Mary Queen of England (1516-1558). Only surviving child of Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon. Queen of England & Ireland from 1553, married Philip II of Spain in 1554. As a devout Roman Catholic she obtained the restoration of papal supremacy and sanctioned the persecution of Protestants, the number of executions earned her the nickname ?Bloody Mary? She was succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I. The signature cut and engraving were acquired from the personal collection of well-known antiquarian bookseller and scholar Franklin V. Spellman (1945-2015), of Krown & Spellman, Booksellers (1977-2014). Spellman specialized in 16th and 17th century literature. The two items were kept together and we find no reason to believe the signature is not authentic. Due to the rarity of the signature we locate only a few references to compare and our signature appears to be on point to others located. Portrait: 7.5 x 10.5 inches. Cut: 4.5 x 2.5 inches. Matted overall: 12 x 16 inches.

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        Bairische Lanndtsordnung 1553.

      Ingolstadt, (Weißenhorn) 1553. - Mit reichem Holzschnitt-Titel (der Herzog thronend unter Wappen mit Vertretern der Stände), 2 Holzschnitten auf leerer Seite und 10 Holzschnitten auf 3 Falttafeln (Krebs- u. Fischmaße). 9 unnum. Bll., CXCVII [recte 199] Bll., 20 unnum. Bll. - Angebunden: II.: Declaration unnd erleutterung etlicher inn Jüngst Bayrischer auffgerichter Policeyordnung begriffner Articul. München, (Schobser) 1557. Titel mit gr. Holzschnitt-Wappen. 18 Bll. - III.: Der Fürstlichen Bayrischen Landßordnung weitere erclerung / sambt etlichen von newem daran gehengten / und zu anstellung guter löblicher Policey dienstlichen satzungen. München, Berg 1578. Titel mit gr. Holzschnitt-Wappen. XLIX Bll., 3 unnum. Bll. - IV.: Des löblichen Hauß vnd Fürstenthumbs Obern vnnd Nidern Bayren Freyheiten von ainem Regierenden Fürsten von Bayren/ auff den andern/ gemainem Landt gegeben/ vernewt vnd bestettigt/ Die auch von Kaisern vnd Königen zugelassen vnd Confirmiert sein/ jetzt gemehrt vnd widerumb getruckt . München, Berg 1568. Titel nit gr. Holzschnitt-Wappen. 2 Bll., 237 S., 7 unnum. Bll. - V.: Erclärung der Landsfreihait in Obern- unnd Nidern-Bairn, widerumb verneut im fünfftzehenhundertdreiundfünfftzigistem Jar. München, (Schobser) 1553. Titel mit gr. Holzschnitt-Wappen. 8 unnum. Bll. (davon das 2. weiß), XXIX Bll. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Tls. wenig feuchtfleckig, (V) etwas stärker betroffen. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar des Sammelbandes mit 5 wichtigen Werken zur bayerischen Rechtsgeschichte! HLdr. des 18. Jhdts. 29 x 21 cm. I. VD16 B 1034; BM STC, German Books S. 71; Pfister I, 82; Stalla 309; Kaspers S. 86. - Der Titelholzschnitt (knapp beschnitten) zeigt Herzog Albrecht V. mit seinen 5 Räten, der mit diesem Gesetzbuch die ältere Landesordnung von 1516 erneuerte. Es enthält den Augsburger Reichslandfrieden, Bier- und Branntweinordnung, Feuer-, Fleisch-, Leder-, Apotheken-Ordnung und handelt u. a. von den Schulen, Juden, Zigeunern, Spielleuten etc. - Die auf den Tafeln abgebildeten Fische Karpfen, Hecht, Huchen, Äsche, Barbe u. a. sind die ersten naturgetreuen Darstellungen von Fischen in Deutschland (Belons Fischbuch erschien 1551 in Paris). Sie sind in Lebensgröße dargestellt und dienten als Eichmaß. - II. VD 17 B 1026. - III. VD 17 B 1038. Einer von drei Drucken im gleichen Jahr; hier die Variante mit der falsch gedruckten Jahreszahl "MDLXXXXVIII", und sauberer vertikaler Durchstreichung der beiden überflüssigen "X" und kl. handschriftl. Angabe "1578" von alter Hand. - IV.: VD16 B 954; Pfister I, 4282; Maillinger I, 271; Lentner 3181. - Zweite, wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe des Gesetzestextes. Die erste Ausgabe von 1514 umfasste lediglich 40 Bll. Vollständiges Exemplar mit dem Erratablatt (fehlt auch bei Pfister). - V. Vgl. VD 17 B 1027-1029, alle drei mit rot-schwarzen Titelblättern, hier vorliegend nur schwarz. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anno Septimo Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Parlamente holden at Westminster, the first daye of Marches, in the vii yere of the reigne of our moste redoubted Souuereine Lorde Edwarde the VI [1553] . . . And there continued [etc.]. S.T.C. 9439

      London: In aedibus Richardi Graftoni . . . Mense Aprilis [etc.], 1553. Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, last leaf repaired and backed with small loss, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy The uncommon first printing of the acts of Edward VI's final parliament, including the confirmation of the establishment of several Royal courts under Henry VIII [c.3]; two copies in S.T.C. in North America, which also locates this copy

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        Volumina quaedam nuper excussa, numero et ordine, qui subiicitur. De libris suis quibusdam nunc primùm in lucem editis and argumentis eorum. De principum doctrina, magnum, and varium, and elegans opus, libris IX distinctum, in quo plurima de veterum heroum, regum, imperatorum gestis, and regimine continentur. In funere Io. Francisci Nattae patruelis, oratio. In obitu illustrissimi Hieronymi Adurni, laudatio, seu consolatio. Pro se and fratribus, seu pro familiarum dignitate. Quumsuscepit Mantuae magistratum Rotae, oratio. Post absolutionem gesti magistratus alia oratio. De christianorum eloquentia liber. Venezia, [Paolo Manuzio], 1562. (Legato con:) IDEM. De pulchro et obiter de universa mundi fabrica, deque hominis aliarumque rerum, ration

      Venezia, [Paolo Manuzio] - Francesco Portonari 0 - Due opere in un volume in folio (mm 300x210); cc. 83, (1 bianca); (10), 148. Segnatura: A-X⁴; 110a-z⁶A⁶B⁴ Legatura in piena pergamena coeva con titolo manoscritto lungo il dorso, sul quale è stato aggiunto posteriormente un tassello col titolo in oro. Marca editoriale del Manuzio al frontespizio e in fine della prima opera, marca editoriale al frontespizio della seconda. Fregi ed iniziali xilografiche. Mancanza all'angolo superiore del piatto anteriore, piccoli segni di tarlo sul margine del risguardo anteriore e del primo titolo senza danno, minimi aloni marginali su poche carte, macchia alle cc. 52-53 della seconda opera, qualche lieve brunitura, ma bellissima copia di grande freschezza e dai margini molto ampi. Al titolo firma di appartenenza coeva "Carolus Thebaldus Brix."; altra firma posteriore al contropiatto. INTERESSANTE VOLUME MISCELLANEO che raccoglie vari scritti occasionali e storico-filosofici di Marco Antonio Natta. I testi contenuti nella prima opera sono tutti in prima edizione, mentre il De pulchro era già apparso a Pavia nel 1553. Nella prima opera, che si apre con un'introduzione dell'autore sugli scritti che seguono nel volume, spiccano, in particolare, il De principum doctrina, un dialogo che vede come interlocutori Alberto Carretti, Giovanni Battista e Marco Natta, in cui si discutono le caratteristiche e qualità che deve avere un principe, e il De christianorum eloquentia liber, un trattatello sull'eloquenza nell'oratoria cristiana. Il De pulchro costituisce un esaustivo trattato di stampo eminentemente platonico-cristiano sulla bellezza e l'amore, che contiene vari riferimenti all'immortalità dell'animo, al rapporto fra corpo ed anima e fra uomo ed animali, alle arti, alla scienza, alle aree geografiche del mondo e alle differenze degli uomini che le abitano, incluse le terre di recente scoperta che l'autore chiama "Pacifica terra ultra oceanum". L'autore, nacque ad Asti nei primi anni del XVI secolo, da Secondino, signore di Isola d'Asti, e da Andrietta Asinari di Cartosio. I suoi antenati paterni erano riusciti ad accrescere il prestigio del casato ponendosi al servizio dei Paleologi, marchesi del Monferrato, come giuristi. Marco Antonio frequentò l'Università di Pavia, seguendo i corsi di Francesco Corti junior, Filippo Decio, Giasone del Maino. Fu qui che, oltre ad apprendere in modo perfetto le tecniche interpretative del diritto comune, approfondì il suo latino, formandosi uno stile peculiare. Fu chiamato a ricoprire diverse magistrature e fu nominato giudice della Rota di Genova (istituita nel 1529). Seguendo la tradizione familiare di fedeltà dinastica, si mise al servizio dei Gonzaga, legittimi successori dei Paleologi. Fu nominato senatore del Senato di Casale, carica che ricoprì fino alla morte. Si impegnò anche come giurista consulente e saltuariamente nell'attività didattica Pavia. Morì a Casale il 7 settembre 1568 e fu sepolto ad Asti, nella cappella di famiglia nella collegiata di san Secondo. Svolse pure l'attività di giurista consulente, poi raccolta nei Consiliorum sive responsorum. tomi IV (Lione, I, 1558; II, 1559; III, 1567; IV, Venezia, 1572), e, saltuariamente, anche attività didattica nel 1567-68, "extra ordinem", a Pavia. Natta fu sempre cultore delle lettere e cristiano di profonda spiritualità. S'impegnò nella riflessione su temi teologici e letterari coltivati unendo l'umanesimo di stampo erasmiano alla religione e allo slancio didascalico, dottrinale e moralistico. Il suo stile peculiare trasse ispirazione da numerose suggestioni, compresa la lezione del dialogo De vero falsoque bono di Lorenzo Valla (cf. A. Lupano, Natta, Marco Antonio, in: "Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani", LXXVIII, 2013, s.v.). Edit 16, CNCE47076 e CNCE35847; Adams, N-71 e N-70. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Comoediae. Multo maiore, quam hasstenus unquam,uigilantia repurgatæ

      332 pages + (2) sider, apud seb. Gryphium Lugduni, 1553, Bound in a newer full vellum with red titellabel with goldprint The book has light spotting on some pages, last 2 pages with lines etc in old hand. Printers device on titelpage

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        Fl. Vegetii Renati Viri Illustris De Re Militari Libri Quatuor, Sexti IVLII Frontini viri consularis de Strategematis Libri totidem. AELIANI de instruendia Acieus Liber vnus. MODESTI de vocabulis rei militaris liber vnus. Item picturae bellicae cxx. Passim VEGETIO adiectae. Collata sunt omnia ad antiquos codices, maxime BUDAEI, quod testabitur Aelianus.

      Parisiis, Apud Carolum Perier, in vico Bellouaco, sub Bellerophonte. Anno M.D.LIII (1553) - Folio, external size 329x217mm, pp: [viii], 1-279,[1], printer's mark on final page verso, Chrestien Wechel 1495-1554 [printer], 124 woodcuts of which 121 are full page, complete, as the copy at the V&A, title page with printer's device to centre (repeated on final leaf verso), vi pp Index after title page, with full page double woodcut to verso of title page and full page portrait to verso of final leaf of Index, booklabel of C.E. Bourlot, [Bookseller], of Torino to head of pastedown endpaper, good margins throughout, ink spot to pp 189/190, some browning & foxing. Bound in full vellum, stitched, & title to spine in ink, red sprinkled edges, vellum marked & a little grubby, however sound & tight and a handsome & attractive copy."The so-called 'Modesti Libellus de vocabulis rei Militaris' is a forgery by Pomponius Laetus or one of his pupils, based upon Vegetius". Only the V&A and Aberdeen found with this imprint . 'Apud Carolum Perier' and Worldcat locates only one other title with a similar imprint. De re militari, is a treatise by the late Latin writer Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus about Roman warfare and military principles as a presentation of methods and practices in use during the height of Rome's power, and responsible for that power. The extant text dates to the 5th century.Vegetius emphasized things such as training of soldiers as a disciplined force, orderly strategy, maintenance of supply lines and logistics, quality leadership and use of tactics and even deceit to ensure advantage over the opposition. He was concerned about selection of good soldiers and recommended hard training of at least four months before the soldier was accepted into the ranks. The leader of the army (dux or duke) had to take care of the men under his command and keep himself informed about the movements of the enemy to gain advantage in the battle. The treatise is carefully laid out in subsections. They are organized into four books. The first book explains the selection of recruits, from which places and what kinds (of men) are soldiers to be authorised and with what exercises of arms they are to be indoctrinated. The second book contains traditional military practices with which infantry can be created. The third book sets forth all types of arts that appear to be necessary for fighting on land. It contains a series of military maxims, which became influential to military learning of commanders in later medieval Europe. The fourth book enumerates "all the machines with which cities are besieged or defended" It contains the best description of siegecraft in the Late Roman Empire. From it, among other things, we learn details of the siege engine called the onager, which until recently was thought to have been common in medieval sieges. De re militari became a military guide in the Middle Ages. Even after the introduction of gunpowder to Europe, it was carried by general officers and their staffs as a field guide to methods. Friends and subordinates customarily presented embellished copies as gifts to leaders. It went on into the 18th and 19th centuries as a source of policy and strategy to the major states of Europe. In that sense De re militari is a projection of Roman civilization into modern times and a continuation of its influence on its cultural descendants. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Coelum philosophorum, seu liber de secretis naturae. Nunc recens adiecimus J. A. Campesii directorium summae summarum medicinae.

      Lyon Rouillé 1553 - (12,5 x 8 cm). 431 (14) S. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke und 66 (15 blattgroßen) Textholzschnitten. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit. Erste Lyoneser Ausgabe, hier erstmals mit J. A. Campesius' "Directorium summae summarum medicinae". - "The Coelum is a treatise on distillation and on the substances which can be prepared by that method and their use in medicine" (Ferguson). Der aus Nürnberg stammende und in Freiburg (Schweiz) als Arzt tätige Ulstad sieht sich selbst als Bewahrer und Erneuerer altehrwürdiger alchemistischer Traditionen, die er hier in seiner populären und oftmals aufgelegten Anleitung zur Destillation vorstellt. Er empfiehlt z.B. zur sanften Erwärmung alchemistischer Substanzen erstmals die Bestrahlung mit Sonnenlicht. Die Textholzschnitte zeigen verschiedene Destillieröfen sowie chemische Geräte und Gefäße. Sie lehnen sich an die bei Grüninger erschienenen Folioausgaben des Geber an. - Titel mit Namenszug von alter Hand. Zwei Lagen papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Einband etwas altersfleckig und mit entfernten Schließbändern. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. - DSB 13, 534; Ferguson II, 482 (Anm.); Duveen 592; Rosenthal BMP 862; Neu 4140; Brüning 274; vgl. Wellcome I, 6401 (Ausg. 1572) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Prachtvoller Sammelband: 1. Bairische Landtßordnung 1553.

      Innsbruck, (Alexander Weißenhorn), 1553. - Folio, circa 31,5 x 22,5 cm. Holzschnitt-Titel in Rot und Schwarz, 7, 197 num., 20 Bll., mit 2 Textholzschnitten und 3 beidseitig bedruckten Holzschnitt-Tafeln Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit Schließen 1. IA 115.004; VD 16 B 1034; Nissen, ZBI, 4570; Lentner 15629; Pfister I, 8. Schöner Druck mit Kapitelüberschriften in Rot, der blattgroße Titelholzschnitt zeigt Herzog Albrecht III. mit seinen 5 Räten (vgl. Olschki, Choix III, 1912), der mit diesem Gesetzbuch die ältere Landesordnung von 1516 erneuerte. Enthält den Augsburger Reichslandfrieden, Bier- und Branntwein, Fleisch-, Hochzeits-, Schul-, Feuer- und Jagdordnungen und handelt von den Juden, Zigeunern, Bettlern, Spielern etc. Zur Fischordnung sind drei Tafeln mit 10 Fischabbildungen (Karpfen, Hecht, Forelle, Äsche etc.) sowie eine Krebsabbildung im Text beigefügt. Nissen zufolge handelt es sich um die ältesten gedruckten Fischabbildungen in Deutschland (lediglich Belons Fischbuch, Paris 1551, erschien früher). - DABEI: 2. Erclärung der Landsfreihait in Obern unnd Nidern Bairn widerumb verneut. München, (Hans Schobser), 1553. Holzschnitt-Titel in Rot und Schwarz, 7 (letztes weiss), 28 num. Bll. VD 16 B 1029; vgl. Pfister I, 34. In drei inhaltlich identischen Druckvarianten erschienen. - UND: 3. Declaration unnd erleuterung etlicher inn Jüngst Bayrischer auffgerichter Policeyordnung begriffner Articul im 1557. Jar außgangen. (München, Andreas Schobser, 1557. 18 Blatt mit großem Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel. VD 16 B 1022. In 5 inhaltlich identischen Druckvarianten erschienen. - UND: 4. Der Fürstlichen Bayrischen Landßordnung weitere erclerung. München, Adam Berg, (1578). 2, 35 num, 3 Bll., mit großem Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel sowie zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Initialen. VD 16 B 1036. Lentner 3573. Pfister I, 83. Erster Druck dieser unter Herzog Albrecht V. (1528-1579) erlassenen Landesordnung, erneuert und ergänzt Albrechts Ordnungen aus den Jahren 1553 und 1557, da sich ?gantz schädliche gewonhaiten, mit hauffen eingerissen? (Bl. II verso). Auf dem Titel das prachtvolle Wappen Herzog Albrechts. Handelt ausführlich über die Ordnung in Wirtshäusern, bei Wein- und Bierausschank (fremde Weine waren verboten), Hochzeiten und Festlichkeiten, Schulwesen, Hausierern, Dienstboten und Tagelöhnern, Zigeunern, Bettlern, Ehebruch, Kuppelei und vielem mehr. - EINBAND: Schöner, gut erhaltener Schweinslederband der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln mit zwei intakten Schließen. Auf beiden Deckeln im Zentrum jeweils ein Plattenstempel mit einem ornamentalen Motiv. Die Rollenstempel bezeichnet ?Ecce agnus dei?, ?Apparuit benig(nitas)?, ?De fructu ventri(s tui)? und ?Data est mihi om(nis potentia)? Sie sind nicht signiert und werden von Haebler II, 33, 14 verzeichnet, der sie auf einem Einband von 1557 vorfand. Regina Hausmann beschreibt in ihrem Werk ?Die historischen . Handschriften der hessischen Landesbibliothek Fulda? unter B 25 einen Weingartner Einband mit denselben Rollen und vermutet, da sich identische Rollenstempel in einem Stuttgarter Einband (HBb 87) finden, gestützt auf den dortigen Bindevermerk, daß der Einband in einer Ulmer Werkstatt gefertigt wurde. - Etwas gebräunt, gteils wenig fleckig, gegen Ende kleine Wasserränder, meist jedoch recht sauber. Modernes Wappen-Exlibris (?Georgii Spaett?), insgesamt schön erhalten und prachtvoll gebunden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cento giuochi liberali et d'ingegno nuovamente. ritrovati, et in dieci Libri descritti.

      Vinegia, per Giovan Maria Bonelli, 1553, In 4to, mezza pelle molle posteriore, settecentesca, titolo in tassello al dorso con mancanze .pp. (3), da 4 a 122, (1 b.). Gora alla parte sup delle ultime tre carte. Marca tipografica al frontespizio e in fine, iniziali istoriate, caratteri corsivi. Buon esemplare della seconda edizione (la prima di Bologna nel 1551). Riccardi, II, 378: "Contiene alcuni giochi numerici e meccanici, curiosi e dilettevoli". Smith, Rara arithmetica, 253. Adams/R-565 .

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        Les Observations de plusieurs singularités et choses mémorables trouvées en Grèce, Asie, Judée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges.

      Guillaume Cavellat "à l'enseigne de la poule grasse" 1553 - In-4 (221 x 157 mm) de 12 ff. n.ch., 210 pp. et 2 ff. n.ch. de privilège et fautes d'impressions avec grande marque d'imprimeur au verso ; daim, dos à nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Brun p. 120 ; Weber n° 153 ; Nissen, ZBI n° 304. Voir Blackmer 115 et Atabey 93 (les deux pour la seconde édition de 1554) ; Koç n° 12 (seulement l'édition de 1555). Manque à Adams. Édition originale. Le naturaliste français Pierre Belon (1517-1564) est considéré comme l'un des plus grands scientifiques de son époque. Il effectua un grand voyage au Levant de 1546 à 1549 en passant par le mont Athos, la Turquie et l'Égypte, visita Alexandrie et Le Caire, pour ensuite se rendre en Judée, en Arabie et en Perse. Cette expédition lui permit de rassembler un grand nombre de renseignements sur les moeurs et coutumes des peuples, ainsi que des détails sur la flore et la faune des pays visités. De retour en France il publia en 1553 son ouvrage intitulé Les Observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables trouvées en Grèce, Asie, Judée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estrangers. Il s'agit d'un des premiers récits d'un voyage naturaliste français. Divisé en trois parties, la première évoque le voyage jusqu'à Constantinople, la seconde couvre le parcours entre Constantinople, l'Égypte et la Turquie, enfin la dernière partie est presque entièrement consacrée aux détails concernant les Turcs et leur présence au Caire depuis trois décennies. Dans cette dernière partie on apprend des détails sur la croyance des Turcs et de la "crainte du tourment d'enfer", le "plaisant voyage que Mahomet sainct avoir faict en Paradis la nuict en dormant", sur le mariage des turcs, sur des minorités religieuses cohabitant en Turquie, des détails sur la chasse à courre. Belon étudie aussi les vertus des plantes médicinales et évoque ainsi l'usage d'opium ("Chose digne de grande admiration des Turcs, qui mangent l'opium, pour se rendre plus hardis à la guerre"). D'autres chapitres racontent le voyage des croyants pour se rendre à la Mecque en partant de Jérusalem, etc. Le récit est admirablement illustré de 34 gravures sur bois représentant la faune et la flore des pays explorés (on y trouve ainsi une des première reproductions du caméléon ainsi qu'un tatou) et de deux petites cartes ; l'une du Bosphore, l'autre de la ville d'Alexandrie. "His journey was inspired by a desire to see the plants and medicinal substances of which he head read, but his travels through Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt and the Holy Land resulted in observations more than merely botanical, in a most remarkable work, which discusses the antiquities, customs and manners of the countries Belon visited, as well as the natural history. His was the most documented account of the Levant which had appeared up to that time in French. Of importance is his description of Cairo after 30 years of Turkish occupation" (voir Blackmer, n° 115, pour la seconde édition de 1554). Provenance : école religieuse (note sur le titre) - notes biffées au dernier feuillet et au contreplat. Petites taches en marge, titre court (anciennement restauré). Éraflures aux plats, manques au dos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bairische Landtsordnung (seind begriffen die gmainen Landpot, Satzung vnd Gepreüch des Fürstenthumbs Obern vnnd Nidern Bayern)+ Erclärung der Landsfreihait in Obern vnnd Nidern Bairn

      Bairische Landtssordnung 1553, KOMPLETT MIT DEN GEFALTETEN FISCH-MASSBÄNDERN SELTENER UND INTERESSANTER SAMMELBAND MIT 2 WERKEN Mit Holzschnitt-Titel, ganzseitigem Textholzschnitt und 3 mehrfach gefalteten, beidseitig bedruckten Holzschnitt-Tafeln, Titel und Text in Schwarz und Rot gedruckt. Gebunden in einen blindgeprägten Schweinsledereinband der Zeit über Holzdeckel gezogen. Buchschliessen im Lauf der Zeit verloren. Gedruckt in Ingolstadt, o. Dr. im Verlag von A. Weißenhorn im Jahre 1553. Erste Ausgabe des umfangreichen Gesetzbuches, mit dem Herzog Albrecht V. die bis dahin gültige Landesordnung von 1516 erneuerte. Im Jahre 1598 erschien dann ein Text- und nahezu kollationsgleicher Druck bei Adam Berg in München, der zeigt, dass die Gesetzte auch noch zu Beginn des 17. Jahrhunderts maßgeblich waren. Der Codex enthält den Augsburger Reichslandfrieden, Bier- und Branntweinordnung, Feuer-, Fleisch-, Leder-, Apotheken-Ordnung und handelt u. a. von den Schulen, Juden, Zigeunern, Spielleuten etc. Der hübsche Titelholzschnitt zeigt Herzog Albrecht V. mit seinen fünf Räten (vgl. Olschki, Choix III, 1912). Die auf den Tafeln abgebildeten Fische: Karpfen, Hecht, Huchen, Äsche, Barbe etc., sind die ersten naturgetreuen Darstellungen von Fischen in Deutschland (Belons Fischbuch erschien 1551 in Paris). Angebunden: Erclärung der Landsfreihait in Obern vnnd Nidern Bairn. Mit Holzschnitt-Titel sowie Text in Schwarz und Rot gedruckt. Gedruckt in München, o. Dr. im Verlag von Andreas Schobser im Jahre 1553. ebenfalls Erste Ausgabe. KOLLATIONIERUNG: beide Werke komplett 1 leeres Blatt, 9 Blatt, CXCVII Blatt (3 unnummerierte Doppelblatt), 20 Blatt, 8 Blatt XXIX Blatt, 2 leeres Blatt, ZUSTAND: sehr Guter Zustand für das hohe Alter, teilweise mit wenig Randbemerkungen von alter Hand in Tinte, die 3 Faltkupfer im sehr guten Zustand, sehr breitrandiges Exemplar. Durchgehend festes weißes Papier. 7 alte Blattweiser Titel Vorrede Register I Erstes Buch / Des heiligen Römischen Reichs Landfriden V Von peen der vberfarer diser ordnung X Von purgation deren / die ire güter gfärlicher weiß vereüssern / oder die solche güter von andern der gestalt annemen XV Auffhebung aller Freyhait / so wider disen Landfriden sein XIX Ander Buch / Erster Titul / Wie der Summarisch Proceß in gütlichen handlungen fürgenommen vnd gehalten werden soll XXV Fünffter Titul / Von der Gerichtsschreiber / Fronpotn / vnd Schergen belohnung XXXIX Zehender Titul / Von verrechnung / verwarnung vnnd verwaltung der Kirchen güter XLVIII Drittes Buch / Erster Titul / Von Vormundern vnd irer verwaltung LVII Fünffter Titul / Von kauff vnd fürkauff des Getraids LXIX Zehender Titul / Von Keüfln / Fragnern und Höcklern LXXXI Vierdtes Buch / Erster Titul / Von maß vnd ordnung des schenckens vnd der Wirtschafft XCVI Fünffter Titul / Prantweinordnung CV Zehender Titul / Von den Schülen CXIII Fünffzehender Titul / Von denen die Schulden halber auffsteen vnd flüchtig werde ... CXX Zwanzigster Titul / Von Waidbsüch vnd Schäffereien CXXVI Fünfft Buch / Erster Titul / Von Handwerchszünfftn vnd Handwechsknechtn CXXXIII Fünffter Titul / Vom Gwürtz vnd gefaltznen vischen CLIII Zehender Titul / Von abschied der Diener vnd Raisigen knecht von iren Herzschafftn CLXVII Sechszt Buch / Erster Titul / Von den Juden CLXXIIII Fünffter Titul / Von den Petlern CLXXXVIII Zehender Titul / Von enhaltern der Straßrauber vnnd anderer Ubelthäter Register Deutschland kostenloser Versand DHL

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        Mappa mundi, oft generael Carte der Werelt.

      1553 - Antwerp, c.1553. Woodcut, sheet 230 x 295mm. Narrow margins, repair in bottom margin. An unusual woodcut world map, prepared by Frisius for inclusion in Peter Apian's Cosmography. Three very similar versions of the block have been identified: this is the second, used 1553-1584, but this edition is Dutch, so is either 1553, 1561 or 1564. North America is shown as a narrow peninsula named 'Baccalearum', a reference to the cod fishing that was already so important. In the seas, ships, seamonsters and a mermaid are shown. The border of the map contains the signs of the Zodiac, outside which are a number of wind-heads, including three skulls blowing from the south. Above the two maps are a pair of god-like figures, one of whom has the double-headed eagle of the Holy Roman Emperor on his breastplate. SHIRLEY: 82 (see 96 & 131 for further details).

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        Charta Cosmographica, Centorum propria Natura et Operatione

      1553 - Date: 1544 / 1553 (published) Antwerp Dimensions: 7.5 x 10.8 inches (19 x 27.4 cm) This is an authentic antique map of the world, by Petrus Apianus. This is the second woodblock cut for the world map in Apian’s Cosmographia, published out Antwerp in 1553. The map displays early 16th century knowledge of the world in a truncated cordiform projection. Much of the geographic information that makes up the map was based on a larger map of the world by Gemma Frisus, published in 1540, which has since been lost. The main differences from this second block example to the previous first block are the additions of Anglia and Scotia, and the word Europe has been leveled out. Throughout much of the map, a lack of geographic detail is replaced by place names, and numerous vignettes of animals and natives. North America appears as an elongated peninsula that bears the title Baccalearium, which is a reference to the exceptional cod fishing off the north Atlantic coast of the new world. Just below is one of the earliest depictions of a Yucatan peninsula (as opposed to an island). South America features a vignette of natives with reference to their cannibalistic means of survival. The oceans are embellished with sailing ships and sea monsters. The map displays an exceptional amount of decorative and allegorical detail. Atop are two deistic figures, one of which are wearing armor bearing the holy Roman double eagle and are believed to be a dedication to Emperor Charles V. The border is made up of constellations (right) and levels of climate (left). Surrounding the map, within a web of clouds are twelve wind-heads, three of which are presented with a cadaverous appearance, representing the southern winds believed to carry the plague. Condition: Map is in A condition, with full margins and a nice impression. Some faint spotting is apparent in the image. Inventory # 18679

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        Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Session of this present parlament . . . the iiii daie of Nouembre, in the thirde yere of the reigne of our most dread Souuereigne Lorde Edward the vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9430 [including this copy]

      An early printing during a tumultuous year, Parliament enacting the first Riot Act [c.5], establishing a public militia [c.5], abolishing non-Church of England religious books and most images [c.10], and outlawing "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]. Modern 1/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy. Imprinted at London by Rychard Grafton, London, 1553.

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        Commentarius in organum sev logicam Aristotelis pro oemium.

      Fol. 167, 21 nn. Bll.. Kl.4. Einband d. Z. aus Pergamenthandschrift. Berieben, fleckig und gebräunt einige wenige Wurmlöcher teils etwas braun- und wasserfleckig Widmung (meist unleserlich) auf Titelei möglicherweise fehlt am Schluß eine Lage. Sehr saubere Handschrift in brauner Tinte auf Papier Überschriften in römischer Kapitalis. Möglicherweise handelt es sich um die Reinfassung einer Mitschrift oder das Skript einer Vorlesung über die Logik des Aristoteles, worauf der didaktische Aufbau (Frage-Antwort) hindeutet. Ohne eingehende Vergleichung von Text und/oder Handschrift war es mir nicht möglich, den Verfasser zu eruieren: In Frage kommen könnte z. B. der schottische Philosoph Robert Balfour (1553-1621, u. a. in Paris und Bordeaux), der 1616 einen "Commentarius in organum logicum Aristotelis" verfasste oder Philipp Zinner, von dem in der Franziskanerbibliothek Schwaz eine Handschrift von 1627 (Kopist: Johann Georg Erdinger) vorhanden ist ("Quaestiones logicae in organum Aristotelis") oder Anselmus Schlager (Andechs) oder Sebastian Rhöer OSB (Ottobeuren) (Kopist der beiden: Paul Ramblmayr von Taufers Exemplare in der Schwazer Bibliothek) oder auch Uldarich Freyberger (dictatus)/Bonifacius Schmidt (excerptus) aus Salzburg (Exemplar in der Grazer Universitätsbibliothek).

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        De Origine, ac rebus gestis Regum Hispaniae liber, multarum rerum cognitione refertus.

      Antverpiae, Joannis Steelsii, 1553. - in-8. 201pp. 11ff. Plein vélin de l'époque (restaurations sur les coupes, plats tachés). Edition Originale du principal ouvrage de l'historien barcelonais Francesc Tarafa i Savall (c.1495-1556), dont c'est le seul livre publié de son vivant. Traduit en espagnol en 1562 et inséré dans plusieurs compilations historiques sur l'Espagne ('Hispania illustrata' en 1603-08, et 'Rerum Hispaniarum memorabilium' en 1577), ce panorama de l'histoire d'Espagne couvre la période allant des origines légendaires de Tubal, petit-fils de Noé, jusqu'au règne de Charles-Quint. Il contient des références aux grands personnages de l'Eglise et de la littérature, avec notamment d'intéressantes mentions sur la découverte de l'Amérique. "Contains on p.182 reference to new island of the Atlantic and on p. 196 an account of the discovery of America by Columbus" (Sabin). Francesc Tarafa fut l'un des principaux humanistes catalans de la Renaissance et cet ouvrage constitue notamment la première histoire d'Espagne écrite par un historien catalan. Portrait de l'auteur gravé sur bois en médaillon sur la page de titre, avec au verso les armoiries du roi d'Espagne également gravées sur bois. Tache marginale aux derniers feuillets avec de petits manque de papier en marge, sans atteinte au texte. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs, portant sur le titre la signature de "Joannis Cavalcatis u Amicor[um]" et l'ex-libris manuscrit ancien d'un couvent. Sabin, 94389. Adams, T-131; Bibl. Belgica, p.311. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Madonna con Bambino

      1553 - Bulino, 1553, datato e monogrammato in lastra nella parte superiore. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilato alla linea marginale, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Bellissimo esemplare. Etching, 1553, dated and signed with monogram at top. Very good work printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed on the marginal line, in excellent condition. A magnific example. The New Hollstein, p. 68 n. 53; TIB 52. Dimensioni 67 107mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le Trasformationi di M. Lodovico Dolce

      Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari e Fratelli 1553 - In-4 de 6 ff.n.ch., 309 ff.ch. et 1 f.n.ch. ; vélin ivoire, dos lisse avec pièce de titre de maroquin brun, tranches dorées (reliure italienne du XVIIIe siècle). Mortimer (Italian), 342 ; Brunet, II, 789 ; Sander, 5342 ; Essling, 246 ; Dyson Perrins cat., 103 (cet exemplaire) ; Shirley, The Mapping of the World, 95 ; Alden, 553/40 ; Shaaber (Pennsylvania), O133 ; manque à la collection Barbier-Mueller. ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE L'UN DES PLUS BEAUX LIVRES ILLUSTRES ITALIENS DU XVIE SIECLE. Le volume renferme la première édition des Métamorphoses d'Ovide dans la traduction italienne en vers ("ottava rima") établie par Lodovico Dolce (Venise, 1508-1568), "une des personnalités les plus en vue de la vie littéraire du XVIe siècle italien [et] un polygraphe au sens le plus respectable du terme, un génie versatile sachant répondre aux besoins de l'industrie du livre qui s'était développée à Venise" (Joseph Balsamo). L'ouvrage, dédié par Dolce au cardinal Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (1517-1586), comporte en outre les privilèges du pape Jules III, de Charles-Quint, de Cosimo de' Medici, d'Henri III, de la seigneurie de Venise, et des ducs de Ferrare et de Mantoue. L'illustration, gravée sur bois, se compose d'un titre allégorique, de 94 figures occupant un tiers de la page (dont 11 répétées) et de nombreuses lettrines historiées. A l'exception de huit blocs utilisés dans un Boccace imprimé par Giolito en 1552 et de six autres blocs destinés à illustrer une édition de la Bible, toutes les vignettes ont été spécialement dessinées et gravées pour cet ouvrage. Le dernier feuillet (verso blanc) porte le registre et la grande marque de Giolito, dont ce livre est l'un des incontestables chefs-d'œuvre. Paul Oskar Kristeller (Kupferstich und Holzschnitt in vier Jahrhunderten, 1905, p. 281) a souligné la nouveauté, la qualité et l'agrément de ces gravures, dont Ambroise Firmin Didot a également loué la facture : "La plupart d'entre elles sont d'un dessin savant et correct et quelques-unes sont exécutées avec un fini qui ne le cède guère à l'exécution des artistes lyonnais du même temps. Les fleurons et les lettres ornés sont charmants. C'est un des plus beaux livres sortis des presses de Venise" (Didot, Catalogue raisonné, 1867, I, 417). L'OUVRAGE CONTIENT UNE REPRODUCTION CARTOGRAPHIQUE INCLUANT L'AMERIQUE. Il s'agit d'un bois imprimé au verso du sixième feuillet liminaire, au-dessus d'un sonnet composé par l'Arétin. Ce diagramme montrant les différents vents, commun à la plupart des éditions anciennes d'Ovide, se présente ici, pour la première fois, sous la forme d'un globe terrestre (103 x 116 mm) inspiré de Gastaldi et de Macrobius. "The north and south parts of the hemisphere are separated by a latitudinal band and the words Zona Torrida Inhabitabile. The straits of Magellan are named and there are wind-cherubs bordering the map" (Shirley). Le continent américain porte le nom de "Nueva Hispania". L'Ovide de Lodovico Dolce fut réédité la même année dans une version révisée. Sur les différents états du texte de la première édition, dont Lodovico Dolce, correcteur chez Giolito, modifiait des passages pendant l'impression – seuls les exemplaires sur grand papier semblent présenter le texte originel –, voir la longue notice de Ruth Mortimer, op. cit. Excellent exemplaire, comportant plusieurs témoins. Quelques pâles rousseurs, petit manque angulaire aux ff. B1 et G5 n'atteignant pas l'imprimé. Provenance : Charles William Dyson Perrins (1864-1958) et Sylvain S. Brunschwig, avec leurs ex-libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Medicina Aegyptiorum. Accedunt huic edition ejusdem auctoris libri de balsam & rhapontico. Ut et Jacobi Bontii medicina Indorum. Including: (2) ALPINUS, Prosper. De balsamo dialogus. (3) ALPINUS, Prosper. De rhapontico disputatio. (4) BONTIUS, Jacobus. De medicina Indorum.Leiden, Cornelis Boutesteyn, 1718-1719. 4 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 7 engraved plates and 1 engraving in text. 20th-century(?) half vellum.

      Blake, p. 12; DSB I, pp. 124-125; Wellcome II, p. 36; cf. Morton 6468 (first edition). Early 18th-century edition of an important work on Egyptian medicine, written by the Venetian physician and botanist Prosper Alpinus (1553-1617), first published at Venice in 1591. As personal physician to a Venetian consul, Alpinus visited Egypt in 1580 and stayed there for three years. "Primarily an examination of contemporary Egyptian (i.e. Turkish) medicine, it ranks as one of the earliest studies of non-European medicine. Although he took a dim view of local customs, Alpinus was sufficiently impressed by novel therapeutic practices to introduce the technique of moxa into European medicine" (DSB). The work is written in the form of a dialogue with Guilandinus (1520-1589), Alpinus's former professor at the University of Padua, who had also visited Egypt. Following the Medicina Aegyptiorum are two other works by Alpinus: De balsamo dialogus and De rhapontico . The work closes with a text by the Dutch physician Jacobus Bontius (1592-1631): De medicina Indorum, libri IV .With a bookplate and some pencil notes on paste-down and some lines underscored with coloured pencil in quires 2O and 2P, not affecting the legibility of the text. General title-page and some margins slightly thumbed. Corners bumped. Otherwise in very good condition, wholly untrimmed.

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        Venerabilis Memoriae Episcopi Barbastrensis & Albarrazini Ord. FF. Praedicatorum Homiliae Quadragesimales : Cum quinq[ue] Homiliis de sacro Officio Missae In Quatuor Tomos Divisae. Fünf Teile in 2 Bänden. Editio nova, nunc ex lingua Hispanica iuxta mentem Authoris fideliter translata, & Latinitate restituta.

      23 x 18,5 cm. Vortitel, Titelblatt, Kupfertitel, 17, 174 Blatt, 495 + 892 Seiten. [Teil 1 und 2 in 1 Band] 972, 550, (1) S., (35), (1 weißes), (114) Blatt (4) Blatt, 249, (1) S., (15) Blatt. Gebunden in 2 umfangreichen barocken Schweinslederbänden der Zeit auf 3 Bünden über Holzdeckel mit reicher Blindprägung mit je 2 intakten Schließen. VD17 1:021068T (Teil 1 und 2) VD17 12:20441K (Teil 3 und 4) VD17 12:20446X - jeweils mit identischer Kollationierung - komplett - zweispaltiger Druck - mit ausführlichen Indices. - Der spanische Dominikaner Lanuza (1553-1624), Bischof von Barbastro und Albarracin, war ein Schüler von Luis Beltran und bekannt für seine Redekunst. Von Onesimus de Kien aus dem Spanischen in das Lateinische übersetzt. - Einbände gering berieben und leicht fleckig, Text mäßig gebräunt. Insgesamt ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar in prächitgen Barockeinbänden.

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        NOVUM TESTAMENTUM Interprete Sebastiano Castalione (NEW TESTAMENT)

      Basel, Ioannes Oporinus, 1553.. NEW TESTAMENT 1553, Latin text by Sebastien Chatillon. Second edition of Castalione translation, 8vo, approximately 170 x 95 mm, 6¾ x 3¾ inches, 501 pages with side notes, ruled throughout in reddish brown, title lined in yellow on title page, decorated initials to each book with same early pale yellow hand colouring, some capital letters lined in yellow throughout, bound in full antique calf, rebacked to style with gilt motif and title between raised bands, covers panelled in blind with gilt ornament at corners and in centre, all edges gilt, original red ruled endpapers. Corners worn with slight loss of leather to tips, lower cover worn with some loss of surface and loss of leather on fore-edge, small scrape to upper cover also, inner paper hinges repaired expertly, small armorial bookplate on first pastedown, closed tear to 2 margins, 1 just affecting text, neatly repaired, all still legible, tip missing from 2 corners, a few marginal notes and a few underlinings, both in very pale ink, contents otherwise clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a Latin New Testament. The translator Sebastien Chatillon (1515-1563) was a French Protestant theologian and humanist. He was an associate of Calvin and an important figure in the early years of the Reformation. Through the influence of Calvin he was appointed rector of a school in Geneva, from which he was expelled on theological grounds in 1544. He subsequently became a professor of Greek in Basel and there published his famous Latin version of the Bible (1551). Calvin had refused permission for this in Geneva when he realised that Chatillon's translation threatened his authority on a number of points of theological interpretation. A separate edition of Chatillon's New Testament was issued also in 1551. A striking characteristic of Chatillon's Latin version is his use of classical substitutes for recognised ecclesiastical terms such as 'fanum' for 'templum', 'respublica' for 'ecclesia', 'collegium' for 'synagoga'. Chatillon also made a French version of the Bible from the Hebrew and Greek published in 1555 also in Basel. See Darlow and Moule, Volume II, part 1, No. 3720 and Volume II, part 2, No. 6131. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        NOVUM TESTAMENTUM. Interprete Sebastiano Castalione. (NEW TESTAMENT)

      Basel Ioannes Oporinus 1553 - NEW TESTAMENT 1553, Latin text by Sebastien Chatillon. Second edition of Castalione translation, 8vo, approximately 170 x 95 mm, 6¾ x 3¾ inches, 501 pages with side notes, ruled throughout in reddish brown, title lined in yellow on title page, decorated initials to each book with same early pale yellow hand colouring, some capital letters lined in yellow throughout, bound in full antique calf, rebacked to style with gilt motif and title between raised bands, covers panelled in blind with gilt ornament at corners and in centre, all edges gilt, original red ruled endpapers. Corners worn with slight loss of leather to tips, lower cover worn with some loss of surface and loss of leather on fore-edge, small scrape to upper cover also, inner paper hinges repaired expertly, small armorial bookplate on first pastedown, closed tear to 2 margins, 1 just affecting text, neatly repaired, all still legible, tip missing from 2 corners, a few marginal notes and a few underlinings, both in very pale ink, contents otherwise clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a Latin New Testament. The translator Sebastien Chatillon (1515-1563) was a French Protestant theologian and humanist. He was an associate of Calvin and an important figure in the early years of the Reformation. Through the influence of Calvin he was appointed rector of a school in Geneva, from which he was expelled on theological grounds in 1544. He subsequently became a professor of Greek in Basel and there published his famous Latin version of the Bible (1551). Calvin had refused permission for this in Geneva when he realised that Chatillon's translation threatened his authority on a number of points of theological interpretation. A separate edition of Chatillon's New Testament was issued also in 1551. A striking characteristic of Chatillon's Latin version is his use of classical substitutes for recognised ecclesiastical terms such as 'fanum' for 'templum', 'respublica' for 'ecclesia', 'collegium' for 'synagoga'. Chatillon also made a French version of the Bible from the Hebrew and Greek published in 1555 also in Basel. See Darlow and Moule, Volume II, part 1, No. 3720 and Volume II, part 2, No. 6131. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Medicina Aegyptiorum. Accedunt huic edition ejusdem auctoris libri de balsam & rhapontico. Ut et Jacobi Bontii medicina Indorum. Including: (2) ALPINUS, Prosper. De balsamo dialogus. (3) ALPINUS, Prosper. De rhapontico disputatio. (4) BONTIUS, Jacobus. De medicina Indorum.Leiden, Cornelis Boutesteyn, 1718-1719. 4 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 7 engraved plates and 1 engraving in text. 20th-century(?) half vellum.

      Blake, p. 12; DSB I, pp. 124-125; Wellcome II, p. 36; cf. Morton 6468 (first edition). Early 18th-century edition of an important work on Egyptian medicine, written by the Venetian physician and botanist Prosper Alpinus (1553-1617), first published at Venice in 1591. As personal physician to a Venetian consul, Alpinus visited Egypt in 1580 and stayed there for three years. "Primarily an examination of contemporary Egyptian (i.e. Turkish) medicine, it ranks as one of the earliest studies of non-European medicine. Although he took a dim view of local customs, Alpinus was sufficiently impressed by novel therapeutic practices to introduce the technique of moxa into European medicine" (DSB). The work is written in the form of a dialogue with Guilandinus (1520-1589), Alpinus's former professor at the University of Padua, who had also visited Egypt. Following the Medicina Aegyptiorum are two other works by Alpinus: De balsamo dialogus and De rhapontico. The work closes with a text by the Dutch physician Jacobus Bontius (1592-1631): De medicina Indorum, libri IV.With a bookplate and some pencil notes on paste-down and some lines underscored with coloured pencil in quires 2O and 2P, not affecting the legibility of the text. General title-page and some margins slightly thumbed. Corners bumped. Otherwise in very good condition, wholly untrimmed.

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        Die Coss Christoffs Rodolff; mit schönen Exempeln der Coss durch Michael Stifel gebessert und sehr gemehrt.

      Königsberg: Alexandrum Behm von Lutomysl, 1553. With numerous contemporary annotations. A magnificent copy, in contemporary blind stamped pigskin and heavily annotated, of the first edition Stifel's Coss. "This work did for Germany what Cardan's and Tartaglia's did for Italy" (Smith). This is the first edition by Stifel of Rudolff's Behend vnnd Hubsch Rechnung durch die kunstreichen regeln Algebre so gemeincklich die Coss genennt warden (Strasbourg, 1525), the first German book on algebra, usually referred to simply as the Coss. Rudolff's book having become unavailable, Stifel took on the task of producing a new version, not only reproducing Rudolff's text in its entirety, but adding commentary and additions of his own, which more than doubled the length of the book (Rudolff's 208 pages grew to 494 in Stifel's edition). Stifel's work served for at least the next 150 years as the principal text from which many mathematicians learned their algebra, including Frans van Schooten (1615-1660) (DSB XII: 205) and, as late as the eighteenth century, Leonhard Euler (1707-1783); in fact, it formed the basis of Euler's own algebra textbook, Vollständige anleitung zur Algebra (1770) (see below). "[Stifel] was, in fact, the greatest German algebraist of the sixteenth century" (DSB XIII: 60). "Rudolff's importance in the history of mathematics lies in his having written the first comprehensive book on algebra in German. In this work he went far beyond his teacher Grammateus, especially concerning calculation with rational and irrational polynomials... His writings are remarkable both for the occasional appearance of decimal fractions and for improvements in symbolism... His work also gave a hint of the beginnings of exponential arithmetic and the fundamental idea of logarithms - that is, setting x0 equal to 1... In brief, Rudolff's role in the development of mathematical studies in Germany was analogous to that of Fibonacci in Italy... The importance of the Coss was recognized by Gemma Frisius and Stifel, but it soon went out of print. In 1553 Stifel brought out a new edition of the Coss containing supplementary material" (DSB XI: 590-591). Michael Stifel (1487-1567) was a monk in Esslingen who, because he disagreed with the sale of indulgences, became an early follower of Luther. In 1522, to avoid persecution for his beliefs, he made his way to Wittenberg, where he lodged in Luther's home. Luther managed to find him a post as a pastor, but Stifel's cabalistic leanings soon got him into trouble, and he had to move several times before he finally received, through the intervention of Luther and Melanchton, another parish, at Holzdorf, in 1535. "Now cured of prophesying, Stifel devoted himself to mathematics. He enrolled at, and received his master's degree from, the University of Wittenberg, where Jacob Milich was lecturer on mathematics. Stifel gave private instruction in mathematics, and among his pupils was Melanchthon's son-in-law Kaspar Peucer. The years at Holzdorf were Stifel's most productive period. At the urging of Milich he wrote Arithmetica integra (1544), in which he set forth all that was then known about arithmetic and algebra, supplemented by important original contributions... The peaceful years in Holzdorf ended suddenly after the Schmalkaldic War (1547)... Stifel fled to Prussia, where he finally found a position in 1551 as pastor at Haberstroh, near Königsberg. He lectured on theology and mathematics at the University of Königsberg and brought out a new edition of Christoph Rudolff's Coss, which first appeared in 1525 and had since become unavailable. He undertook the republication at the request of a businessman named Christoff Ottendorffer, who paid the printing costs. Stifel reproduced Rudolff's text in its entirety, as well as all 434 problems illustrating the eight rules of the Coss. To each chapter of the original text he appended critical notes and additional developments, most of which he drew from his Arithmetica integra. Stifel's additions are much longer than the corresponding sections of Rudolff's book" (DSB XIII: 59). The influence of Stifel's edition of the Coss was felt for almost two centuries after its publication. "In the Russian Euler archives at St. Petersburg is preserved a manuscript containing a short autobiography dictated by Euler to his son Johann Albrecht on the first of December, 1767. He states that his father Paulus Euler taught him the basics of mathematics with the use of the Stifel edition of Christoff Rudolff's Coss. The young Euler practiced mathematics for several years using this book, studying over four hundred algebra problems. When he decided to write an elementary textbook on algebra, he must have had in mind the first mathematics book he owned. The book was to be used for self study, in the same way that he had used Rudolff's book" (Heffer, pp. 7-8). Little is known of Rudolff's early life. He was in Vienna in 1525 and tells us that he learned algebra, or Coss as it was then known (after the Italian 'cosa', or 'thing', meaning the unknown quantity), from Henricus Grammateus (Heinrich Schreiber), who taught at Vienna from 1517 to 1521. "He supported himself by giving private lessons, and although he was not affiliated with the university, he was able to use its library. Some critics accused him of stealing the examples for his Coss from the Vienna library, an accusation against which he was defended by Michael Stifel in the preface to the new edition of the Coss... "The Coss is divided into two parts. In the first, Rudolff devotes twelve chapters to the topics that the reader must master before taking up the study of algebra (the solution of equations). In chapters 1-4 he presents the basic operations and the rule of three, giving examples with whole numbers and fractions, and then treats the extraction of square and cube roots... In chapters 5 and 6 Rudolff carries out the four operations and the rule of three on algebraic polynomials, after first setting forth the names and symbols of the powers of the unknowns... Chapters 7-11 are devoted to roots, binomials and residues... The first part of the book concludes with a short explanation of the five types of 'proportioned' numbers (multiple, super-particular, and so forth). "In part two of the Coss (which is divided into three sections) Rudolff discusses first- and second-degree equations and their variations of higher degree. He assumes the existence of only eight distinct equationen or 'rules of the coss,' not the twenty-four distinguished by earlier cossists... The second section offers rules (cautelae) for solving equations, and the third is a collection of problems containing over 400 examples. Some of the problems involve abstract numbers; others, taken from daily life, are presented in fantastic forms similar to those of the Enigmata of recreational mathematics. In some of the problems Rudolff introduces a second unknown q (for quantitas). If there are more unknowns than equations, the problem is considered indeterminate. For several such problems concerned with 'splitting the bill' (Zechenaufgaben) Rudolff supplied all the possible solutions. "The Coss ends with three cubic problems. Rudolff does not work out their solution because, as he stated, he wanted to stimulate further algebraic research" (DSB XI: 589-590). The general solution of cubic equations was first given by Cardano and Tartaglia twenty years later. The book is extremely rare both in institutional holdings and on the market. COPAC lists copies at BL, Cambridge and UCL only. We have located only two other copies at auction: a copy presented by Euler to the Prince of Smolensk (Sotheby's 1994), and the Joseph Freilich copy (Sotheby's 2001). VD16, R 3436; BM STC, German Books p. 759; Adams R 863; Smith, Rara Arithmetica, pp. 258-260; Honeyman 2916; Sotheran I, 233; Albrecht Heeffer, The Rhetoric of Problems in Algebra Textbooks from Pacioli to Euler (logica.ugent.be/albrecht/thesis/AlgebraRhetoric.pdf). Small 4to (200 x 152 mm), ff. [x], 492, [2]. Title page in red and black, engraved initials, colophon with printer's device dated 1554 (preface dated 1552). Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, richly tooled, embossed title 'Die Coss' on front cover, original brass clasps intact, contemporary manuscript title label on spine. Many neat contemporary marginalia, and a substantial manuscript addition to rear free endpaper entitled 'Numerorum Polygonatium' (the numbering of polygons). Provenance: title with old ownership entry of the Schottenkirche St. Jakob in Regensburg, dated 1609. A beautiful copy with contemporary annotations in an unrestored contemporary binding.

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        Prima [-secunda] pars promptuarii iconum insigniorum a seculo hominum

      Lyons: printed for the author, 1553. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Two parts in one volume, 4to (243 x 168 mm). First title-page illuminated in gold and colors incorporating the coat of arms of Philip II and Mary I (slightly rubbed). 828 medallion portraits, vignettes and initials equally illuminated. Ruled in red. Contemporary beige velvet. Binding worn at extremities; lacking final leaf of text qq4, title with small loss at lower corner and some flaking of pigment, some marginal worming to last few leaves. Provenance: KING PHILIP II (1527-1598) and QUEEN MARY I (1516-1558), (arms on title); Maurice Kyffin (d.1599), Welsh poet and translator, author of The Blessedness of Brytaine (1588), pupil of John Dee (signatures on title and a2 dated 1592 [cropped]); Sir Henry Palmer (circa 1623-1706), 3rd Baronet of Wingham, Kent (29 June 1703 ex dono inscription to:) John Battely (?his manuscript list of names on rear endleaf); Thomas Robinson (1738-86), 2nd Baron Grantham, British Foreign Secretary from 1782-83 (armorial bookplate); purchased from Marlborough Rare Books, 1981. FIRST EDITION IN LATIN, issued the same year in French and Italian, of Rouillé's comprehensive work of human iconography. Philip's marriage to 37-year-old Queen Mary of England was arranged by his father and took place on 25 July 1554, two days after their first meeting. Under the terms of the Act for the Marriage of Queen Mary to Philip of Spain, Philip was to enjoy Mary I's titles and honors for as long as their marriage should last. All official documents, including Acts of Parliament, were to be dated with both their names, and Parliament was to be called under the joint authority of the couple. Philip and Mary appeared on coins together, with a single crown suspended between them as a symbol of joint reign and the coat of arms of England was impaled with Philip's. Mary died without heir in 1558 before the union could revitalize the Roman Catholic Church in England and upon her death Philip lost his rights to the English throne and ceased being King of England and Ireland. The medallion portraits are the work of several artists, including Georges Reverdy. The early part of the series of French kings is based on the much copied set in the 1546 Epitome gestorum lviii. Regum Franciae, while the later kings are substantially different. H. Bouchot suggests that the best of the portraits were designed by Corneille de Lyon. The second part has a divisional title-page with an emblematic medallion attributed to Reverdy and a medallion cut of the Nativity at the beginning of the text. See Harvard/Mortimer French 465 (edition in French). Adams P-2161.

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        Primera y segunda parte dela historia general de las Indias contodo el descubrimiento y cosas notables que han acaecido dende que se ganaron ata el año de 1551. con La cõquista de Mexico y de la Nueua España.

      Miguel Capila,, Caragoça, 1553 - The first printed history of Mexico, and the first appearance of the name "California" to describe the West Coast of North America Two parts in one volume. First edition. Small folio (302 by 205mm). Gothic letter, two columns, woodcut title to part one printed in red and black, large woodcut of the arms of Cortes on title to part two, woodcut initials, two woodcut maps showing the new and the old world, woodcut of a bison on cxvi verso in part one, 262 leaves, 5 leaves (ai-iiii and ci supplied in facsimile), title, maps, and first few leaves with damage to sheet edges with small areas of loss skilfully repaired with reinstatement in ink facsimile, fiiii, gii, and miiii with small tear at foot, folio liii recto with the word "ygualar" without the cancel slip recorded on the copy at JCB, tiiii torn at lower right corner in first part, biiii, gii, and tiiii with small tears in second part, one line of text on verso of folio lvi in second part corrected by means of a printed overslip "narvaez" not previously recorded by other bibliographers, this example without the printed overslip on folio xxxvii noted on several previous examples. Contemporary vellum over boards, rebacked. Collation: [4]; a(4) (supplied in facsimile); b-z(4, with ci in facsimile); A-G(4); a-z(4); A-M(4). The first printed history of Mexico, the first appearance of the name "California" in print to describe the West Coast of North America, the first Spanish map to depict the entire American continent, and the first Spanish printed map to show the West Coast of North America. López de Gómara (1511-c1559) served as Cortés' chaplain and secretary from 1540, when the Conquistador returned to Spain. Although he himself had never been to the Americas, the author had ready access to primary source materials from his patron and others. Gómara organized the work in two parts, the first of which contains a dissertation on world geography, location of the Indies, Columbus' discoveries, colonization of Hispaniola and Peru. The second part presents Cortés' biography, the Conquest of Mexico, Cortés' travels to Cuba, Santo Domingo, Honduras, and his trips back to Mexico, the Francisco de Ulloa in 1539, and Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542. The second part also includes descriptions of the indigenous population in Mesoamerica at the time of the conquest. Each part stands alone as a distinct work. The book was first published in 1552 (known only by a single example held in John Carter Brown Library), and was almost immediately suppressed by an order of the Crown, dated November 17, 1553, requiring that all copies be seized and returned to the Consejo Real, and imposing a penalty of 200,000 maravedis on anyone who should reprint it. This was probably the reaction of the Crown to the claims of the Cortés family regarding their rights in Mexico, and Gómara's hagiography ran contrary to its purposes. Despite this, the work soon became widely known and was published in Paris, Venice, Rome, Antwerp, and London. "Gómara's history is a good history; he derived his information from the highest sources, and he wrote with an elegant brevity and a sense of arrangement that contrasted favourably with the rambling incoherencies of many of his contemporaries. Small wonder it was a favourite book of the time" (Boies Penrose). The work is of particular Californian interest as it records Cortés' expeditions to the western coast, the discovery and naming of California, (the first appearance of the name "California" in print (fol cxvii, verso)), the Ulloa voyages along the coast of Upper California, the preliminary journey to Cíbola of Fray Marcos de Niza, and the expedition to the fabled Seven Cities by Francisco Vázquez de Coronado. "Despite the fact that the cartography is very simple, with just a few placenames, it does show a remarkably accurate west coast of North America. 'C. de Vallenas' represents a misspelt Ballenas, or Cape of Whales. The far reaching voyage of Jacques Cartier up the St. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Liber sextus Decre. Sextus liber Decretalium cum epitomis, & glossa ordinaria do. Io. Andreae, una cum utilibus additionibus novissime recognitus, & infinitis propè mendis purgatus studio & industria clarissimi iureconsulti Parisiensis VV. doctoris celeberrimi, & in supremo Galliae senatu patroni consultissimi superfluis & inutilibus expunctis. Quibus praeter haec praeclarae & decisivae annotationes omnibus tam in schola, quam in foro, in theorea & praxi accesserunt.

      - Lugduni, apud Hugonem a Porta & Antonium Vincentium, 1553, leg. del primo Novecento in mezza pergamena (piccola mancanza al margine esterno del piatto posteriore), pp. [36], 463, [1]. Con 4 xilografie, 1 n.t. e 3 f.t. (una di queste ripiegata). Interamente impresso in rosso e nero. Poche antiche macchie d'inchiostro hanno causato, ossidandosi, mancanze al margine bianco inferiore d'una carta. Volume che contiene il Liber sextus Decretalium: in fine a quasto dovevano essre legate, con proprio frontespizio, le Clementinae e gli Extravagantes, che qui mancano. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De re vestiaria, vascularia & nauali: Ex Baysio. In adolescentulorum, bonarum literarum studiosorum, gratiam.

      Luteviae: Apud Carolum Stephanum, 1553. 8vo (15.9 cm, 6.25"). 189, [27 (index)] pp. (last page blank); illus. First collected printing: Charles Estienne–abridged edition of three studies of ancient Roman costume, gear, and accoutrements, aimed at youthful scholars. The first monograph is dedicated to clothing, the second to vases and drinking vessels, and the third to ships and shipping. Schreiber calls these three works => "the first children's books, i.e. the first books produced specifically for the entertainment (unlike school-books) as well as the edification of a juvenile readership," and notes that this particular edition is the first to gather all three together. Handy French translations are supplied for many Latin terms, and the third section is illustrated with => eight in-text woodcuts, "considered the first illustrations ever to be used expressly for children." This copy matches that described by Schreiber, in that the imprint gives "LVTEVIAE" rather than "LVTETIAE."    Provenance: Front pastedown with Spanish antiquarian bookseller's ticket, and with cartographic bookplate of Francisc Condeminas Mascaró (here given "Francisco Condeminas," 1890–1959, scion of a multi-generational maritime shipping operation, former director of the Facultad de Náutica de Barcelona, dedicated maritime historian, and author of La Marina española, among other works); both ticket and bookplate being aesthetically pleasing. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).         Adams B47; Renouard, Estienne, 106:19; Schreiber, Estiennes, 132 (see also 50). 19th-century deep blue calf framed in single gilt fillet, spine gilt-stamped title (etc.), gilt beading to raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment fleurons; blue marbled endpapers. All edges red. In a blue buckram-covered, open-back slipcase; slipcase showing shelf wear with closed crack to portion of spine, volume with spine evenly sunned to olive green, corners very slightly rubbed. Ticket and bookplate as above; endpapers with modern pencilled annotations. Minor instances of worming, often minute pinhole-type, in upper outer portion of approximately two thirds of volume, sometimes touching letters without obscuring sense. Four leaves with lower outer corners lightly liquid-stained, not affecting text. => A handsome copy of this significant publication.

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        A Set of 35 Early Finely Details Victorian Embossed Diecut Scraps depicting English Royalty Throughout the ages beginning with William I, Surnamed The Conqueror. C1870.

      A set of 35 early Victorian embossed diecut scraps depicting English royalty throughout the ages. Thirty-four of the 35 scraps measure approx 6

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        Hschn.- Karte, v. David Kandel aus Seb. Münster, "Das erst general - inhaltend die beschreibung vnd den circkel des gantzen erdereichs vnd möres".

      - nach 1553, 26 x 37,5 Shirley, Nr. 92 m. Abb. S. 104, deutsche Ausgabe ( erschienen von 1553 - 1578). - Weltkarte in oval umgeben von Windgöttern. - Die zweite überarbeitete Weltkarte von Seb. Münster. - Gleichmäßiger und schöner Abdruck.

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        Descrittione di tutta Italia di F. Leandro Alberti Bolognese, nella quale si contiene il sito di essa, l`origine, et le Signorie delle Citta, et de i Castelli, co i nomi antichi, et moderni, i costumi de popoli, le conditioni de i paesi. Et piu gli huomini famosi che l`hanno illustrata, i monti, i laghi, i fiumi, le fontane, i bagni, le minere, con tutto l`opere marauigliose in lei dalla natura prodotte.

      - Venetien, Venedig, Bonelli, 1553. 35 (von 38 Bll.), 464 Seiten. 1 Bll. Mit 1 Druckermarke am Schluß und einigen Holzschnitt-Initialen. 4°. Flexibler Pergament der Zeit. – Fehlt Titelblatt und aa1, aa2, aa4. Einband etwas fleckig, knitterig. Wohl 3. Ausgabe der berühmten Italienbeschreibung aus dem 15 Jahrhundert, mit detaillierten Angaben zu Städten und Dörfern, Moden und Kostümen, antiken Namen, Bädern, Bergen, Flüssen, Bergwerken usw. - Adams I, 473 - Graesse I, 52. Anfangs etwas eselsohrig, erste Bll. leicht und abnehmend wasserrandig, insgesamt gutes und sauberes Exemplar. Beigebunden der seltene 2. Teil in der Erstausgabe mit dem Titel: ALBERTI, Leonardo: Isole Appartenenti Alla Italia . Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf Titel, Holkzschnittbordüre und einigen Holzschnitt-Initialen. Venedig, Lodouico de gli Auanzi, 1561. 92 gez. Bll., 4 Bll. 4°. Etwas eselsohrig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. B7-2 Versand Dienstags und Freitags Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De re vestiaria, vascularia & nauali: Ex Baysio. In adolescentulorum, bonarum literarum studiosorum, gratiam.

      Luteviae: Apud Carolum Stephanum, 1553. 8vo (15.9 cm, 6.25"). 189, [27 (index)] pp. (last page blank); illus. First collected printing: Charles Estienne–abridged edition of three studies of ancient Roman costume, gear, and accoutrements, aimed at youthful scholars. The first monograph is dedicated to clothing, the second to vases and drinking vessels, and the third to ships and shipping. Schreiber calls these three works => "the first children's books, i.e. the first books produced specifically for the entertainment (unlike school-books) as well as the edification of a juvenile readership," and notes that this particular edition is the first to gather all three together. Handy French translations are supplied for many Latin terms, and the third section is illustrated with => eight in-text woodcuts, "considered the first illustrations ever to be used expressly for children." This copy matches that described by Schreiber, in that the imprint gives "LVTEVIAE" rather than "LVTETIAE."    Provenance: Front pastedown with Spanish antiquarian bookseller's ticket, and with cartographic bookplate of Francisc Condeminas Mascaró (here given "Francisco Condeminas," 1890–1959, scion of a multi-generational maritime shipping operation, former director of the Facultad de Náutica de Barcelona, dedicated maritime historian, and author of La Marina española, among other works); both ticket and bookplate being aesthetically pleasing. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).         Adams B47; Renouard, Estienne, 106:19; Schreiber, Estiennes, 132 (see also 50). 19th-century deep blue calf framed in single gilt fillet, spine gilt-stamped title (etc.), gilt beading to raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment fleurons; blue marbled endpapers. All edges red. In a blue buckram-covered, open-back slipcase; slipcase showing shelf wear with closed crack to portion of spine, volume with spine evenly sunned to olive green, corners very slightly rubbed. Ticket and bookplate as above; endpapers with modern pencilled annotations. Minor instances of worming, often minute pinhole-type, in upper outer portion of approximately two thirds of volume, sometimes touching letters without obscuring sense. Four leaves with lower outer corners lightly liquid-stained, not affecting text. => A handsome copy of this significant publication.

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        La Carte D'Itallie

      Lione 1553 - Guillaume Guéroult (1507-1569) dirigeva a Lione la stamperia del cognato Balthazar Arnoullet (1517-1556), presso il quale stampò nel 1552 il Premier livre des figure set pourtraitz des villes plus illustre set renommées d’Europe, contenente 9 immagini urbane, perlopiù copiate dalla Cosmographia di Sebastian Muenster. Questo esemplare proviene dall’opera che il Guéroult e Arnouellet pubblicarono l’anno seguente, nel 1553, con il titolo di Epitome de la Corographie d’Europe, illustré de pourtraitz des villes plus renomées d’icelle. Le vedute urbane furono incrementate a 21 e aggiunte alcune carte geografiche. Le matrici furono ristampate poi da Bonhomme (1557), Dupinet (1564) e Belleforest (1575). Xilografia, in buono stato di conservazione. Rarissima. Taken from the very rare "Epitome De la Corographie d'Europe, illustre des pourtraitz des Villes plus renommees d'icelle" published by Arnoullet in 1553. The plate are copied form the Munster's Cosmographia and was reprinted by Dupinet (1564) and Belleforest (1575). Woodcut, good condition. Very rare. Sconosciuta al Borri. Dimensioni 130 160mm

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        Aurelii Prudentii Clementis, Viri Consularis, rerum divinarum, religionis Christianae, iuris item civilis & militaris peritia excellentis, opera.

      Lyon (Lugduni), Apud Ioan. Tornaesium et Guil. Gazeium, 1553. 8vo. 519,(1 blank) p. Contemporary pigskin over wooden boards. 13.5 cm Prudentius hat sich in der lyrischen, in der epischen und in der didaktischen Poesie versucht und allenthalben Grosses geleistet (Bardenhewer) (Ref: Cartier, 'Bibliographie des éditions des De Tournes' no. 258; Graesse 5,467; Ebert 18063) (Details: Contemporary pigskin over wooden boards. Back with 3 raised bands. Boards decorated with a row of blind-tooled rolls, comprising floral motives and 10 portraits in medallions; there are 2 kind of portraits, of 'Iusticia' and of 'Lucrecia'; Iusticia holds what looks like a disk before her face, and Lucrecia stabs herself in the breast with a dagger. If this disk, which is as big as her face, is a mirror, the cutter of the stamp made a mistake, for the usual attributes of Justitia are the sword, scales or blindfold. If this disk represents however a kind of blindfold, to cover her face, he chose an attribute we could not find in any work on iconography. A mirror is rather an attribute of Prudentia. The central panel is adorned with floral motives. On the title the round printer's mark of 'De Tournes': a double ring formed by two vipers, a male and female; the female crushes the head of the male; in the middle a shield with the motto: 'Quod tibi fieri non vis, alteri ne feceris'. (Cartier p. 1,38/39, type Vip. o. Woodcut initials) (Condition: Binding scuffed and soiled, corners bumped. Front hinge cracking, but strong. 3 owner's inscriptions on the title, one of them erased with ink. The vipers of the printer's mark are coloured pale green) (Note: The Roman poet Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, born 348/49, died after 405 A.D., and of Spanish origin, was besides a man of letters also an industrious public servant. He was a fervent Christian, who had not cut himself off from the culture of the ancient world. 'He regarded the pagan literature and art not as things to be rejected but as part of the inheritance into which Christian Rome enters'. ('Prudentius', ed. H.J. Thomson, Cambr. Mass., 2000, vol. 1 p. IX, (Loeb Classical Library)) 'It is as a poet in whom is embodied a reconciliation between the new faith and the old culture, and in whom Christian thought claims rank in the world of letters, that Prudentius is historically important'. (Op. cit. p. X) He 'was a pioneer in the creation of a Christian literature, and has the credit of originating new types of Christian poetry, the literary hymn, the moral allegory, and what has been called the Christian ballad'. (Op. cit. XII) His hymns are odes in which pagan mythology is replaced by stories from the Bible. By the great English scholar Richard Bentley he was described as 'Christianorum Maro et Flaccus'. All we know about him comes from Prudentius himself. For an edition of his work, published in 404 or 405 he wrote a preface of 45 lines of poetry, in which he informs the reader about his carreer and motives to write poetry. Prudentius was much read in the Middle Ages. His influence is also visible in medieval art. More than 300 manuscripts with his work survive. § The 'editio princeps' of Prudentius dates from 1495. This Lyonese edition of 1553 is based on the edition of Basel 1527, edited by the German humanist and classical scholar Johannes Sichardus, 1499-1552. In Basel he lectured from 1525 till 1527 on Cicero, Livius and other Roman classics. In the preface to the Prudentius edition, dated 1527 (and which is repeated in the edition of 1553) Sichardus complains about earlier editions of Prudentius which had suffered from mutilated manuscripts and amateur 'sciolo nescio quo' scholars. He has however managed to restore Prudentius in his original splendour (Pristinio autem nitori restituimus). He did so, not relying solely on his genius, which is a tricky, sometimes even unsound way to emendate (genus emendandi satis lubricum, ne dicam interim pestilens), but with the help of an old manuscript (ex codicibus vetustioribus) which was lend to him by one Vuerinherus Vuoflinus (Wernerus Woflinus?). This manuscript is now held in Bern, 'Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 264', place of origin: Bodensee (Reichenau/St. Gallen/Konstanz), and written ca. 900. (See for this manuscript, description and history: http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/de/description/bbb/0264) Near the end of this edition of 1553 we find: 'In Aurelii Prudentii Clementis V.C. Psychomachiam, scholia per Ioannem Sichardum' (10 p.). De Tournes added from another source after this section of scholia: 'Erasmus Roterodamus castissimae puellae Margaretae Roperae s.d.' dated 1523, and the 'Commentarius in hymnum Prudentii, de natalis puero Iesu, per Erasmum Rotertodamum', together 57 p.) (Provenance: Weissensee provenance On the title: 'Erdmann Wilhelm Ferber, Gosecka. Thur.' We found a New Year's message of him, dated 1757, 'Licht in Finsterniss beym Wechsel des Jahres'. He is described on the title as Diakonus, 'und ausserord. Colleg. der Landschule zu Pforta'. In the 'Personal-Codex des Weissensee'r Kreises', Weissensee 1868, p. 1, it is recorded that M(agister?) Erdmann Wilhelm Ferber was 'Pfarrer' and 'Superintendent' in Weissensee, from 1771 till 1799. Goseck lies in Thüringen between Leipzig and Jena. § Below the printer's mark the name of probably the next owner: 'Ern. Andr. Christp. Callenberg'. Ernst Andreas Christoph Callenberg was Rector of the 'Stadtschule' at Weissensee from 1784 till 1822. ('Personal-Codex des Weissensee'r Kreises', Weissensee 1868, p. 6) In the 'Wittenbergsches Wochenblatt zum Aufnehmen der Naturkunde und des ökonomische Gewerbes auf das Jahr 1778, 6 Stück, Freytags, den 13 Februar 1778', on page 48, under the heading 'Gelehrte Nachrichten, Von der Wittenbergschen Universität und Stadt', he is mentioned a member of 'Predigercollegium' of the 'Schloss- und Universitätskirche, with the addition 'aus Thüringen'. In 1775 he signed a 'Album Amicorum' with 'Kallenberg'. There he reveals the place of his birth, 'Gebeser', nowadays Gebesee, a small city north of Erfurt. § On the front pastedown in pencil: '15 sept. 1965', written by the Flemish linguist Walter Couvreur, 1914-1996, who was an Orientalist, and professor of Indoeuropean linguistics at the University of Gent. It indicates the date of aquisition. The place of acquisition he wrote on the flyleaf at the end: 'Leipzig, Zentralantiquariat') (Collation: A - 2I-8, 2K-4) (Photographs on request)

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