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        De Conservanda bona valetudine opusculum Scholae Salernitanae, ad Regem Angliae:

      Frankfurt Christian Egenolff [in fine:] 1554 - Cum Arnoldi Novicomensis, Medici & Philosophi antiqui Enarrationibus utilißimis, denuò recognitis et auctis, per Ioan. Curionem, & Iac. Crellium. Item, De Electione meliorum Simplicium, de Specierum Medicinalium, Rhythmi venußtis. Othonis Cremonensis. De moderatione cibi & potus, item Somni & vigiliarum Doctrinae saluberrimae D. Philippi Melanthonis. De Victus salubris ratione privatorum Polybij tractatus, Andernáco Interp. Kl-8; Titel rot-schwarz mit Druckermarke (brennendes Herz auf Altar), 7 Bll., 183 fol, 5 Bll. mit 68 Holzschnitt-Abb. (davon 1 ganzseitig und rot-schwarz gedruckt); Ldr. des 18. Jhs. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Rotschnitt (etwas berieben und fleckig); einzelne Marginalien von alter Hand (auch auf Titel), stellenweise etwas fleckig, 2 Bll. mit sauber restaurierten Eckschäden, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. VD16 R 560; Durling 3822; Pauli (Beham) 495. - Von Johannes Curio und Jakob Crell hrsg. erweiterte Fassung eines in der medizinischen Schule von Salerno entstandenen mittelalterlichen Diät- und Gesundheitsbuches, das mit der Erfindung des Buchdrucks weite Verbreitung in verschiedenen Bearbeitungen fand. Die zum Teil von Johann Faber von Kreuznach und Hans Sebald Beham verfertigten Holzschnitte zeigen neben Lebensmitteln und Heilpflanzen auch Szenen des täglichen Lebens, einen Krankensaal etc. Der Frankfurter Drucker und Schriftgießer Christian Egenolff (1502-1555) zählt zu den Meistern früher deutscher Buchdruckkunst. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Discorsi di M. Giovambattista Giraldi Cinthio nobile ferrarese.

      Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari e fratelli. In 4to (cm 21,5); pergamena floscia coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso, tagli colorati; pp. (8), 287, (29). Marca tipografica al titolo ed in fine. Ex-libris di Felice Durando conte di Villa (1729-1791), celebre erudito e collezionista di libri. Capilettera e testatine istoriate. Qualche fioritura marginale, ma bellissima copia marginosa.PRIMA EDIZIONE dell'importante contributo dato dal Giraldi alla teoria letteraria e alla codificazione di nuovi e vecchi generi (tragedia, tragicommedia, satira, egloga, commedia, romanzo, poema eroico), di cui egli stesso nel corso della sua carriera diede vari esempi (cfr. R. Bruscagli, G.B. Giraldi: comico, satirico, tragico, in ''Il teatro italiano del Rinascimento'', Milano, 1980, pp. 261-283). La presente edizione comprende sia il discorso Intorno al comporre delle commedie e delle tragedie (composto nel 1543), sia il discorso Intorno al comporre dei romanzi (scritto nel 1549 e dedicato a G.B. Pigna), che ebbero inizialmente solo diffusione manoscritta e che costituiscono una testimonianza fondamentale e imprescindibile per comprendere la grande stagione poetica della seconda metà del secolo dominata dal Guarini e dal Tasso. Giraldi, pur prendendo spunto dalla Poetica di Aristotele, se ne distanzia fortemente, soprattutto nell'ambito del romanzo, che egli individua come un nuovo genere prettamente italiano, ma paragonabile al poema epico degli antichi, e che ha nell'Ariosto il suo modello principale (cfr. B. Weinberg, A History of Literary Criticism in the Italian Renaissance, Chicago, 1961, pp. 444 e 967). "Les premières tentatives de codification du roman eurent lieu en Italie, au début de la deuxième moitié du XVIe siècle, au cours d'une importante querelle qui opposa les partisans des anciens, favorables à l'épopée telle qu'elle avait été définie par Aristote dans la Poétique , aux partisans des modernes, favorables aus poèmes chevaleresques (appelés également ''romans'') et dont les exemples les plus significatifs étaient à l'époque le Roland amoureux de Boiardo, le Roland furieux de l'Arioste et l'Amadis de Bernard Tasse[...] Jean Georges Trissino, le plus influent des représentants des anciens, favorable en outre à une interprétation rigide de la Poétique d'Aristote, affirme en effet dans l'épà®tre dédicatoire à Charles Quint de son poème héroique L'Italie délivrée des Goths, publié en 1547 et en 1548, avoir voulu dans cette oeuvre (en polémique avec la multiplicité d'actions des poèmes chevaleresques) décrire une seule action d'un seul homme[...] Trois importants théoriciens ont répliqué, quoique d'une façon indirecte, à Trissino: Simon Fornari, en 1549, dans sa Brève apologie du ''Roland furieux'' considéré dans son ensemble, Jean-Baptiste Giraldi, en 1554, dans son Discours sur la composition des romans, et Jean-Baptiste Pigna, toujours en 1554, dans Les Romans. Fornari et Pigna ne polémiquent toutefois nullement contre le Stagirite et s'efforcent au contraire de démonstrer que les poèmes chevaleresques (et, en particulier, le plus significatif d'entre eux, le Roland furieux de l'Arioste) peuvent fort bien être convenablement interprétés à l'aide de catégories aristotéliciennes. Giraldi, par contre, affirme que les règles d'Aristote ne peuvent être valables dans le cas du roman, étant donné que ce sous-genre narratif n'était pas encore né à l'époque où le Stagirite s'interrogeait sur la spécificité de la poésie, de la littérature" (G. Giorgi, a cura di, Les poétiques italiennes du "roman". Simon Fornari, Jean-Baptiste Giraldi Cinzio, Jean-Baptiste Pigna, Paris, 2005, pp. 11-13). Nel 1567, mentre si trovava a Torino, Giraldi regalò ad un gentiluomo, tale V. Troni, che gliene aveva fatto richiesta, l'unica copia in suo possesso della presente edizione. Si tratta dell'esemplare attualmente conservato a Ferrara, che reca fitte postille e correzioni di mano dell'autore (cfr. G.B. Giraldi, Discorsi intorno al comporre rivisti dall'autore nell'esemplare ferrarese Cl. I 90, a cura di S. Villari, Messina, 2002, pp. I- CLXV). G.B. Cinzio studiò dapprima medicina e filosofia, poi lettere umane, succedendo nella cattedra al maestro C. Calcagnini nel 1541. Durante il ducato di Ercole II d'Este e negli anni del circolo di Renata di Francia fu il protagonista incontrastato del panorama culturale ferrarese. Nel 1563, in seguito ad un contrasto avuto con i duchi della sua città , andò in volontario esilio prima a Mondovì, poi a Torino ed infine a Pavia. Fra i suoi allievi ricordiamo soprattutto G.B. Pigna, con il quale il Giraldi ebbe un violento scontro proprio in merito al discorso sui romanzi che il Pigna pubblicò nel 1554 (I Romanzi, Venezia, Valgrisi), suscitando le ire e le accuse di plagio del vecchio maestro (cfr. Weinberg, op. cit., pp. 433-452; inoltre G.B. Giraldi Cinzio, Discorso dei romanzi, a cura di L. Benedetti, G. Monorchio e E. Musacchio, Bologna, 1999, passim). La fama e l'influenza del Giraldi non si limitarono all'ambiente ferrarese, ma ebbero una risonanza europea. A lui si deve infatti la rinascita europea del teatro senechiano con le sue tinte fosche e le sue cruenze, in aperta opposizione alla formula trissiniana (cfr. P.R. Horne, The Tragedies of Giambattista Cinthio Giraldi, London, 1962, passim). Cfr. inoltre P. Cherchi, M. Rinaldi e M. Tempera, a cura di, Giovan Battista Giraldi Cinzio gentiluomo ferrarese, Firenze, 2008, passim. Edit16, CNCE21262. Adams , G-701. Bongi, I, pp. 427-429. Weinberg, op. cit., p. 1129. J. Basso, Le genre épistolaire en langue italienne (1538-1662), Roma-Nancy, 1990, I, pp. 174-175 ("La forme épistolaire tient une grande place dans ce discours")..

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        Praxis Rerum Criminalium, Elegantissimis Iconibus Ad Materiam Accommodis Illustrata, Praetoribus, Propraetoribus, Consulibus, Proconsulibus, Magistratibus, Reliquisque Id Genus Iusitiariis Ac Officiariis, Non Modo Utlis Sed et Necessaria

      Antverpiae Apud Ioannem Bellerum , 1554. First published in 1554, this copy is circa 1554-1556. Lacks title page, [8], 567pp, [99], printed in laid paper, bound in ornate blind stamped vellum, three raised bands on spine, with paper spine label intact, lacks clasps, spine white, binding tight, front hinge cracked. Historiated initials, 56 woodcut illustrations, depicting Executions, Torture, Murder, Arrests, Looting, Gambling, Prostitution, Rape, Brawls, Duels, Infidelity, Decapitation, Burnings, Flogging and much more. Includes sections on witchcraft and different types of torture. Interior stain affects the pages up to 133, with occasional slight loss to text. With the bookplate of Josephi Uriot, Professoris Historiarum et Bibliothecarii. LATIN BOOK ON CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURES.. Hard Cover. Fair to Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Book.

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        Epitome oder Compendium, das ist, ein außzug oder ein kurtze verfassung der Catholischen unnd Christlichen predig und außlegung auff die Evangelia, so man uber das gantze jar lißt und prediget an Sontagen und hohen festen, deßgleichen auch an den feirtagen der heyligen, auß lateinischer sprach in die Teütsche gezogen durch M. Christofferum Schweher.

      Ingolstadt Alexander und Samuel Weissenhorn 1554 - 8 nicht numerierte, CCCLXXI numerierte, 1 nicht numeriertes Bl. Mit Textholzschnitt. 4° (20,5 x 16,5 cm). Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln. Erste Ausgabe von Schwehers Übersetzung. - Nausea (eigentlich Grau; 1480-1552) aus dem oberfränkischen Waischenfeld hatte sich einen vorzüglichen Ruf als Prediger erworben. 1534 berief ihn Ferdinand I. als Hofprediger und königlicher Rat nach Wien, 1541 wurde er Bischof von Wien. Er "gehört zu den humanistischen Reformbischöfen des 16. Jahrhunderts. Sein umfangreicher Briefwechsel bezeugt das große Ansehen, das er als Prediger und Theologe bei seinen Zeitgenossen besaß. Sein stetes Bemühen war darauf gerichtet, die Einheit der Kirche zu bewahren und die Stellung des katholischen Glaubens in Deutschland zu festigen" (NDB XVIII, 775). Laut Vorrede von Christoph Schweher aus Budweis wurde die Übersetzung von einem Kartäuser, veranlaßt, nämlich Wenzeslaus Eckel, Prior in Mauerbach, dem die Arbeit denn auch gewidmet ist. - Wenig gebräunt, anfangs und gegen Ende unten gering wasserrandig, vereinzelt leicht fleckig, eine Eintragung von alter Hand (CCLIII verso), vorderes Innengelenk etwas aufgebrochen (Bindung tadellos). Der originale Einband leicht fleckig und berieben, Schließbefestigungen vorhanden, lediglich die beiden Spangen fehlen. - Schönes Exemplar aus der Kartause Buxheim bei Memmingen, der Titel mit dem handschriftlichen Besitzvermerk "Cart. Bux." und dem Stempel "Bibl. Buxheim", am unteren Rücken das Papieretikett mit roter Signatur "R 166". Die Kartause Buxheim war nach ihrer Aufhebung in den Besitz der Grafen Waldbott-Bassenheim gelangt, die Bibliothek wurde zusammen mit anderen Kunstgegenständen 1883/84 versteigert und zerstreut. *VD 16 N 208. Stalla 316. Gewicht (Gramm): 920 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Porträt eines großen Herren in Halbfigur nach rechts m reichen Anzug mit Knebelbart und großem Bart. Links oben sein Wappen, rechts oben eine Schloßansicht auf einem Berge. Kupferstich...

      ( ..mit untenstehender Bildlegende *1554 Anno Aetatis Sve XXXVIII *sowie 2 Zeilen in griechisch. ) Der Kupferstich in der Darstellung ca. 34,5 x 24 cm ( Blattmaß wohl etwas größer ) gebräunt, unter Glas und Passepartout gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca,. 57 x 41 cm ungeöffnet ). Das Blatt ist gebräunt mit 3 kleinen Aufhellungen in der rechten oberen Ecke sowie im Bereich des linken Ärmels und rechts am Gewand. Der Rahmen gering bestoßen, das Passepartout schwach fleckig. ( Bitte beachten: Hier wegen Bruchgefahr vorzugsweise Selbstabholung, Versand sonst nur auf eigene Gefahr ). ( Lagerort KG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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        I romanzi di M. Giovan Battista Pigna.

      Vincenzo Valgrisi. In 4to (cm 22); pergamena rigida recente, taglio marmorizzato; pp. (4), 174, (2 bianche), (24). Marca tipografica al titolo. Ottima copia marginosa.PRIMA EDIZIONE di questo importante trattato teorico sul poema cavalleresco, apparso nel 1554 poco dopo che G.B. Giraldi Cinzio, di cui il Pigna era stato allievo, pubblicasse il suo Discorso intorno al comporre dei romanzi, venendo accusato dall'allievo di plagio. I due continuarono a scambiarsi lettere di accuse e smentite per alcuni anni a seguire, ma questa polemica, che alimentò la celebre controversia sull'Ariosto, risulta oggi di scarso interesse, in quanto la teoria del romanzo espressa dal Pigna, benché anch'essa tragga spunto da Aristotele, si rivela ad una attenta analisi parzialmente diversa da quella del Giraldi. Inoltre dalla prima stesura dell'opera, che nel 1547 l'autore diciassettenne probabilmente sottopose al giudizio del Giraldi, alla versione definitiva, l'opera crebbe e subì cambiamenti radicali. "Les premières tentatives de codification du roman eurent lieu en Italie, au début de la deuxième moitié du XVIe siècle, au cours d'une importante querelle qui opposa les partisans des anciens, favorables à l'épopée telle qu'elle avait été définie par Aristote dans la Poétique , aux partisans des modernes, favorables aus poèmes chevaleresques (appelés également ''romans'') et dont les exemples les plus significatifs étaient à l'époque le Roland amoureux de Boiardo, le Roland furieux de l'Arioste et l'Amadis de Bernard Tasse[...] Jean Georges Trissino, le plus influent des représentants des anciens, favorable en outre à une interprétation rigide de la Poétique d'Aristote, affirme en effet dans l'épà®tre dédicatoire à Charles Quint de son poème héroique L'Italie délivrée des Goths, publié en 1547 et en 1548, avoir voulu dans cette oeuvre (en polémique avec la multiplicité d'actions des poèmes chevaleresques) décrire une seule action d'un seul homme[...] Trois importants théoriciens ont répliqué, quoique d'une façon indirecte, à Trissino: Simon Fornari, en 1549, dans sa Brève apologie du ''Roland furieux'' considéré dans son ensemble, Jean-Baptiste Giraldi, en 1554, dans son Discours sur la composition des romans, et Jean-Baptiste Pigna, toujours en 1554, dans Les Romans. Fornari et Pigna ne polémiquent toutefois nullement contre le Stagirite et s'efforcent au contraire de démonstrer que les poèmes chevaleresques (et, en particulier, le plus significatif d'entre eux, le Roland furieux de l'Arioste) peuvent fort bien être convenablement interprétés à l'aide de catégories aristotéliciennes. Giraldi, par contre, affirme que les règles d'Aristote ne peuvent être valables dans le cas du roman, étant donné que ce sous-genre narratif n'était pas encore né à l'époque où le Stagirite s'interrogeait sur la spécificité de la poésie, de la littérature" (G. Giorgi, a cura di, Les poétiques italiennes du "roman". Simon Fornari, Jean-Baptiste Giraldi Cinzio, Jean-Baptiste Pigna, Paris, 2005, pp. 11-13). Sia Pigna che Giraldi condividono una grande ammirazione per l'Ariosto e considerano il romanzo, ossia il poema narrativo in versi, come un genere nuovo, tipicamente italiano e significativamente diverso dal poema epico degli antichi. Mentre l'epica celebra le gesta di un singolo uomo, il romanzo presenta una maggior varietà di personaggi, luoghi ed azioni. Questo tuttavia non implica "il declassamento dei modelli epici, prodromo della querelle des anciens et des modernes, bensì un nuovo rapporto tra il sistema delle regole descritto nella Poetica di Aristotele e la pratica della scrittura: un rapporto non statico, dato una volta per sempre, come pretendevano i critici del romanzo [Minturno, Speroni, Trissino, ecc.], ma aperto e disposto a riconoscere la sostanziale novità delle opere moderne" (G.B. Pigna, I romanzi, a cura di S. Ritrovato, Bologna, 1997, p. XXXI). Dopo aver discusso del romanzo in generale nel libro I, soffermandosi soprattutto sul concetto di imitazione e insistendo sull'idea di piacere che la difficulté vaincue provoca nello spettatore/lettore, nei successivi due libri Pigna analizza sistematicamente l'Orlando furioso e le commedie dell'Ariosto. Nel libro II l'analisi parte dai dati autobiografici dell'autore e dai rifermenti storici contemporanei presenti nell'opera. Nel libro III lo stile dell'Ariosto viene invece esaminato in dettaglio da un punto di vista retorico e grammaticale (cfr. B. Weinberg, A History of Literary Critisism in the Italian Renaissance, Chicago, 1961, pp. 433, 444-452, 963-968). In particolare vengono scelti un centinaio di passaggi del poema e per ciascuno di essi si forniscono le varianti precedenti e i motivi che hanno indotto il poeta alla scelta definitiva. Questa critica delle varianti (cfr. W. Binni, Storia della critica ariostesca, Lucca, 1951, pp. 11, 15-16) permette al Pigna di dare una concreta conclusione al suo discorso, chiarendo la forma "da per sé" del romanzo, e rivelando, infine, "come si scrive romanzevolmente". Giovanni Battista Pigna, originario di Ferrara, studiò nella sua città sotto Lilio Gregorio Giraldi, Alessandro Guarino, Francesco Porto e Vincenzo Maggi. A vent'anni divenne insegnante dello Studio di Ferrara e più tardi segretario, cancelliere e storiografo di Alfonso II d'Este. Pubblicò una raccolta di versi latini (1553), un'opera intitolata Il duello (1554), un trattato sull'onore e le qualità del gentiluomo, un trattato politico (Il Principe, 1561), una difesa della poetica dell'Ariosto, una storia della casa d'Este (1570) e un commento alla poetica di Orazio (1561). Edit16, CNCE37633. Adams , P-1209. Weinberg, op. cit., p. 1142..

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        Petri Matthiolis Senensis. Serenissimi Principis Ferdinandi Archiducis Ferdinandi &c. Medici, commentarii secundi aucti, in libros sex pedacii dioscoridis anazarbei de medica materia.

      gr.-4. 49 nn. Bll., 776, 50 S., 1 Bl. Mit 2 Holzschnitt-Druckermarken und ca. 700 Textholzschnitten. HPgmt.-Bd. d. späten 18. Jhdts. m. Rückengoldpräg. Kl. Fehlstelle am Titelbl. hinterlegt. Vereinz. wasserrand., sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Nissen 1305 Wellcome I, 4139 Adams D-667 Pritzel 5985 Grasse IV, 342 - Zweite lateinische Ausgabe des berühmten, vielfach aufgelegten Kräuterbuchs. Matthiolis Kommentar zu Dioscorides gehört zu den erfolgreichsten Werken über Heilpflanzen. Die erste lateinische Ausgabe war 1554 bei Valgrisi in Venedig erschienen, die vorliegende ist erstmals in zwei Teile geteilt und mit einem Zwischentitel versehen. Neben den Abbildungen von Pflanzen finden sich auch einige Tierdarstellungen. - Second and enlarged Latin edition translated by Dioscorides of the "Discorsi" by Matthioli (1500-1577), botanist and chief physician to Archduke of Austria. Dioscorides Materia Medica is the earliest European work with medical plants. His commentarii represent one of the most interesting editions of Dioscorides. The book contains also an expensive chapter on wine. The figures are of great importance in the history of botanical illustration. Woodcut illustr.: Initials, large woodcut printers mark on title and last page., ca. 700 illustr. of plants and animals. Text of Dioscorides printed in roman, commentary of Matthioli in italics. Includes 133 more woodcuts than appeared in the first Venice edition of 1554.

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        Aquatilium animalium historiae, liber primus [all published], cum eorumdem formis, aere excusis.Rome, Hippolito Salviani, 1554 (colophon: January 1558). Folio. With an engraved title-page and 98 figures on 81 full-page engravings (plate size 33 x 22.5 cm) printed on integral leaves, a Salviani's woodcut device on the last page, and about 100 decorated pictorial woodcut initials (2 series) including repeats. Recased in 18th-century(?) sheepskin parchment.

      Adams S190 (3 complete copies); Dean III, pp. 311-312; Mortimer (Italian) 454; Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 112; Wood, p. 549 (issue not specified); cf. DSB XII, pp. 89-90. First edition (2nd issue) of a rare and extremely well-illustrated Latin treatise on Italian fishes: "the plates ... in accuracy and beauty far surpass any figures published in the next 100 years" (Dean), with 92 numbered chapters, one for each of 92 varieties of fish, giving detailed notes on their names, characteristics, locality, habitat and culinary use. The engravings are extremely detailed and accurate, giving our best early view of many of these species. 110 pages of tables give numerous cross-references to Aristotle, Pliny and many other mostly classical sources, citing relevant passages for almost every variety discussed, and there are alphabetical indexes of the Greek, Latin and common names. In addition to common fish, the plates include eels, sharks, skates, squids and an octopus. Although the present volume is called "liber primus," no more ever appeared.With a contemporary manuscript note on 2B6v. From the library of W.A. Foyle (Beeleigh Abbey), with his gold-tooled red morocco bookplate. Washed and with the title-page somewhat worn, marginal repairs to some leaves, occasionally reaching the plate edge but not the pictorial image, minor and mostly marginal foxing. Binding a bit soiled and the lower corner of the front board damaged. Still a good copy, and with generous margins.

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        Romanarum Historiarum De bellis Punicis liber De bellis Syriacis liber De bellis Parthicis liber De bellis Mithridaticis liber De bellis ciuilibus libri v De bellis Gallicis liber, seu potius epitome Omnia per SigismundumGelenium Latin è reddita. De bellis Hispanicis liber, Caelio Secundo Curione ranslatore. De bellis Illyricis liber, P.Candido interprete. Additus praedictas historias Index copiosissimus.

      Froben, Basilae (Bâle), 1554 - In folio en plein vélin dos à six nerfs, reliure postérieure, intérieur frais, belle marque d’imprimeur en fin d’ouvrage. Apien est un historien grec IIe siècle né à Alexandrie, écrivit une histoire romaine, groupant tout les faits par régions et actions. On y trouve beaucoup de renseignements sur les peuples vaincus par les Romains et sur les guerres civiles. Impression de Froben le plus célèbre des imprimeurs bâlois dont la qualité de ses productions lui valut une réputation d’excellence dans toute l’Europe. Hans Holbein dessina ses initiales. Plus qu’un simple éditeur, Froben était un humaniste d’une vaste érudition, il écrivait lui-même la préface de ses livres et était l’ami d’Erasme qui logeait chez lui. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA CHRONICA DEL PERU, NUEVAMENTE ESCRITA, POR PEDRO DE CIEÇA DE LEON, VEZINO DE SEVILLA.

      Antwerp: Juan Steelsio, 1554. - [8],285,[9] leaves. Woodcut illustrations. 12mo. 19th-century red morocco by Thibaron-Joly, spine gilt with raised bands, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Very good. One of two 1554 Antwerp editions of Cieza de León's highly regarded history of Peru, and the earliest obtainable edition, following the first edition in Spanish printed in Seville the previous year. The author, the foremost soldier-chronicler of the conquest, served under Pedro de La Gasca in his campaign against Gonzalo Pizarro during the civil war in Peru in the years following the conquest. "After the end of the civil war, he travelled extensively throughout Peru in order to collect information on both the conquest and the Inca world, with the clear intent of writing the first major history of Peru. When he returned to Spain in 1550, he managed to publish only the first part of his work.a thorough description of the land and people of Peru. It includes both the cities founded by the Spaniards, such as Lima and Quito, and the first documented descriptions of Inca cities and their customs. His wealth of information is the result of personal observation, the scrutiny of reports and official papers, and oral reports from Quechua Indians" - Delgado-Gomez. Considered the earliest history of the entire viceroyalty of Peru, LA CHRONICA. is illustrated with numerous woodcuts, several of which appear multiple times. In addition to images of building activities, possibly derived from earlier works on European architecture and monuments, the illustrations include images of the devil, indigenous animals, the former Inca capital of Cuzco, Lake Titicaca, and Potosí. "A European vision of America sometimes enhanced by fantastic elements. In one of them, the devil, believed to be hard at work in the New World, is shown as he keeps the inhabitants from leading a virtuous Christian life, and in another, Lake Titicaca, located on the desolate Andean altiplano, looks curiously like a canal in the city of Venice. The illustration of the Cerro de Potosí, the fabled "silver mountain" of the Indies, is an exception. Because it was based on an original drawing done by the chronicler himself, it more accurately depicts the real place" - Johnson. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 554/15. SABIN 13046. MEDINA, BHA 163. 1553 edition: FIELD 314. JOHNSON, THE BOOK IN THE AMERICAS 32. DELGADO-GOMEZ, SPANISH HISTORICAL WRITING ABOUT THE NEW WORLD 26.

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        Latinae linguae cum Graeca collatio ex Prisciano, & probatiss. quibusque authoribus : per locos communes, literarum, partium orationis, constructionis, ac totius grammatices.

      180 pages+ (18) pages index sider, Apud Carolum Stephanum, Typographum Regium, Lutetiae, 1554, Bound in a very fine newer paperbinding with titellabel in green calf with goldprint With Woodcut on titelpage. With old note on titelpage, first edition

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        Discorsi di Nicolo Machiavelli fiorentino, sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio. Con nuova tavola et con le istesse parole di Tito Livio à i luoghi loro ridotte nella volgar lingua. Nuovamente corretti, and con somma diligenza ristampati

      per Domenico Giglio, 1554. Cm. 13,5, cc. (12) 220 [recte 216]. Bel marchio tipografico al frontespizio e alcuni capilettera xilografici. Bella legatura antica in piena pelle con titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso; piatti in quadrati da molteplici filetti in oro. Tagli dorati. Antica firma di possesso al frontespizio. Restauri alla cuffia inferiore ealle punte, sottili fenditure di pochi cm. alle cerniere (piatti ben saldi), forellino (lontano dal testo) al margine interno delle sole carte iniziali, sporadiche e trascurabili macchiette. Esemplare nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Rarissima edizione veneziana di una delle opere più fortunate ed emblematiche del pensiero machiavelliano. L'editio princeps uscì a Firenze postuma nel 1531. Cfr. Bertelli, nr. 105; Gamba, 605; Iccu..

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        Historia de omnibus Gothorum Sueonvmque regnibus ...

      Romæ, ( Apud Ionnem Mariam de Vottis Parmensen in Aedibus S. Birgittæ), 1554. (60) + 790 s. Treskåret vignett på tittelbladet. Helsides treskåret kart. 238 tresnitt i teksten. 2 treskårne trykkermerker. 1900-talls helskinnbind (speilbind) med opphøyde ryggbånd. Gammel (1500-talls) ryggtittel. De siste sider reparert i nedre marg. s. 29 med rift (ikke teksttap). Noen få sider svakt fuktskjoldet. . . 20th century full calf with raised bands. Old title-label on spine (16th century). Woodcut vignette on title-page. Full-page woodcut map, 2 full -page woodcut printer`s devices. 238 woodcuts in text. The last pages repaired in lower margins. pp. 29 with tear (not affecting text). A few leaves slightly dampstained. The author, Archbishop of Uppsala went into exile in Rome when the Reformation was introduced in Sweden and remained there until his death in 1544. His work Historia omnibus Gothorum Suenumque, was published posthumously by his brother Olaus Magnus in 1554.

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        Anno Mariae Primo. Actes made in the Parliamente begonne and holden at Westminster the seconde daye of Apryll [1554] in the firste yeare of the reygne of oure moste gratious Soueraygne Ladye, Marye [until] the v daye of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9443.5

      London: Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi . . . Mense Maio [etc.], 1554. Later 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, slightly rubbed, else a good, very crisp copy with ample margins; no copy in ESTC outside the British Isles A rare, contemporary printing of the legislation of Mary's second parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain

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        Thesaurus Euonymi Philiatri, de remediis secretis, liber physicus, medicus, et partim etiam chymicus, & oeconomicus.

      Zürich, Andreas Gessner, 1554. - circa 15,5 x 10,5 cm. 580 (recte 578) SS., 20 Bll., mit Druckermarke auf dem letzten Blatt verso und einigen kleinen Textholzschnitten Pergament d. Zt. "VD 16 G 1803; Ferguson I, 313; Ferchl 182; Hirsch-H. II, 731. Seltene Variante der zweiten Ausgabe von Gessners gross angelegtem Lehrbuch zur Darstellung chemischer Arzneien, besonders durch Destillation. - "Gesner war ein ausgezeichneter Kenner der Arzneimittellehre der Alten und war bemüht, neben den durch Paracelsus empfohlenen metallischen Arzneimitteln, deren Werth er übrigens nicht verkannt und zu deren Empfehlung er eine kleine Schrift 'De remediis secretis' verfasst hatte, die pflanzlichen wieder mehr in Aufnahme zu bringen" (Hirsch). - "This collection of recipes for medicines, the distillation of essential oils, and winemaking was first published under the pseudonym Euonymus Philiatrus because Gesner considered it not quite up to his own exact standards. It became his most popular book" (Wellisch). - Titel mit Besitzvermerk des Wiener Jesuitenkollegs und kleinen Ausschnitten (Textverlust recto und verso hs. ergänzt), anfangs in der unteren Ecke wasserrandig, die Druckermarke mit mehreren hs. Einträgen. Nur stellenweise wenig fleckig. Der Einband aus dünnem Pergament stärker berieben, knittrig und mit kleinen Ausrissen. Anonymously published. Rare version of second edition. With woodcut printer?s device verso last leaf and some small text-woodcuts. Contemporary limp vellum (rubbed, creased, lacking ties). Inscription of a Jesuite College to title, small cut-outs to title (little loss of text completed by hand), occasional annotations, lower corner of first leaves dampstained and rubbed, last page with multiple annotations, occasional staining. " ".

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        LIBRI DE PISCIBUS MARINIS, IN QUIBUS VERAE PISCIUM EFFIGIES EXPRESSAE SUNT QUAE IN TOTA PISCIUM HISTORIA CONTINEANTUR, INDICAT ELENCHUS PAGINA NONA ET DECIMA. POSTREMO ACCESSERUNT INDICES NECESSARIJ

      Matthiam Bonhomme 1554/1555, Lyons - Folio (8" x 13") bound in recent full calf with five raised bands, gilt-lettered spine label, and some blind tooling. Two parts in one volume: (16), 583, (25); (12), 242, (10) pages. Titles with woodcut device, each part with privilege leaf and woodcut portrait of the author, woodcut initials, ornaments and over 400 woodcut illustrations of fish and other forms of aquatic life throughout. Adams R 746 & 757; Casey Wood, 541: "this famous grandfather of modern ichthyology"; Garrison-Morton 282; Nissen 3474; Norman 1848: "The work is especially valuable for its accurate treatment of Mediterranean species, and for providing what are apparently the first zoological accounts of the manatee and the sperm whale." The most important treatise on aquatic animals and fish published up that time. Based largely on classical authorities, in particular Aristotle, it also includes results of the author's own observations through experiments and anatomical investigations. It remained the standard reference work in ichthyology for over a century. Woodcut of fish on page 238 of first part pasted over with another woodcut, Y4 in first part and g2 & n3 in second all slightly defective at fore-edge (repaired with loss of a few letters, some supplied in manuscript), H1 of second part defective at foot (no loss) and H6 (final leaf) stained at edges and defective (no loss, laid down), small ink monogram stamped on verso of first title, very light water-staining to upper half, otherwise very clean. A Near Fine copy of this scarce title with wonderful woodcuts [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        D. Ioannis Chrysostomi Homiliae in partem multo meliorem Dauidici Psalterij, quas omneis priua recognitione & marginariis annotatiunculis, ceu stellulis illustrauit Godefridus Tilmannus Cartus.

      1554 - Interpretuj nomina docebit indiculus. 2 recognitio & editio cum accessione. Parisiis 1554. Apud Sebastianum Niuellium. 8, k. [16], 388, 1 drzeworyt całostr., inicjały, marginalia, sygnet druk. (oraz) 1. NECTARIUS archiepiscopus Constantinopolitanus - B. Nectarii et Ioannis Chrysostomi Constantinopolitanorvm pontificum Orationes, siue conciones ad populum, septem : Nectarii quiden vna, Chrysostomi autem sex, nunc primum editae, Ioachimo Perionio [.] interprete. Parisiis 1554. Apud Sebastianum Niuellium. 8, k. 36. (raz) 2. JAN Chryzostom św. - D. Ioannis Chrysostomi Homiliae duae versae quidem primum nunc et per excusionem editae, una cum dramate lepido nec aspernabili Pluchiri Michaelis, Godefrido Tilmanno [.] interprete. Parisiis 1554. Apud Sebastianum Niuellium. 8, k. 36, 1 drzeworyt całostr., sygnet druk. (oraz). 3. JAN Chryzostom św. - D. Iohannis Chrysostomi Constantinopolitani Episcopi, Commentarium in Acta Apostolorum, Desiderio Erasmo Roterodamo interprete [.]. Parisiis 1548. Apud Hieronymum & Dionysiam de Marnef, viduam Ambrosij Girault. 8, s. 517, [1], marginalia, sygnet druk. Obcięcia barwione, opr. perg. z epoki. Zapl. i niewielkie uszkodzenia oprawy. Zawilg. Pod okł zapiski i odręczny podpis własnośc. Klocek introligatorski, zawierający cztery dzieła teologiczne św. Jana Chryzostoma, jedno współwydane z Nektariuszem. Św. Jan Chryzostom, zw. Janem Złotoustym (ca 354-407) - pisarz chrześcijański, uznawany za największego kaznodzieję kościoła wschodniego, porywający mówca - stąd nazwa Chrysostomos - grec. złotousty. Doktor kościoła, twórca liturgii Eucharystii odprawianej w cerkwi prawosławnej i kościele greckokatolickim. To wydanie zawiera homilie na Księgę Psalmów, komentarze do Dziejów Apostolskich, a także homilie Nektariusza, patriarchy Konstantynopola (zm. 397). Homilie opatrzone komentarzami Tilmanna oraz Erazma z Rotterdamu. This book contains 4 theological works of St. John Chrysostom, one co-published with the Nectar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annalium Boiorum libri septem. Mit dem Holzschnittportrait Aventins von Hans Lautensack.

      Ingolstadt Alexander & Samuel Weissenhorn 1554 - Fol. 30 Bll.(= 7 Bll. Vorrede, Portrait, 22 Bll. Index), 835(1) S. Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zeit auf Holzdeckeln mit Rollen- u. Plattenstempeln, mit 2 intakten Messingschließen (leicht berieben u. bestoßen, Vorderdeckel mit 4 kl. Wurmfraßlöchlein, vordere u. hintere obere Ecke mit sichtbarem Holzdeckel, Rücken mit kl. Bibl.-RSch., darunter alte Bibl.-Signatur sichtbar, mit zarten Abreibungen, unteres Kapital mit minimalen Fehlstellen, oberes Kapital mit kl. Randläsuren und Wurmfraß). VD 16. T 2318. ADB I, 700. Adams A 2308. Erste Ausgabe der berühmten Chronik Bayerns, die bereits 1533 vollendet war, hier aber erstmals abgedruckt vorliegt. - Zum Portrait: Schmitt, Hans Lautensack 13. - Geschichtswerk des bayerischen Humanisten Thurmair (1477-1534), das weit über die Grenzen Bayerns hinaus von Bedeutung ist. Mit Abdruck zahlreicher mittelalterlicher Geschichtsquellen, die heute nicht mehr nachweisbar sind. Das Werk wird eingeschätzt als Beginn der modernen Historiographie in Deutschland. - Mit dem Holzschnitt-Portrait Johann Thurmair gen. Aventinus, das der Nürnberger Maler, Radierer und Kupferstecher Hans Lautensack 1554 schuf. Der gut erhaltene Schweinsleder-Einband geschmückt mit Portaits weltlicher u. geistlicher Würdenträger, Blumengirlanden u. Ornamenten. - Erstes Bl. mit Marginalie von alter Hand, 2 Bibl.-Stempeln, einer davon gelöscht, die ersten drei Bll. am oberen Rand mit kl. Wurmfraßgängen, nur gering stockfleckig. - Ein repräsentatives Werk von außerordentlich guter Gesamterhaltung, so schön sehr selten! [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anno Mariae Primo. Actes made in the Parliamente begonne and holden at Westminster the seconde daye of Apryll [1554] in the firste yeare of the reygne of oure moste gratious Soueraygne Ladye, Marye [until] the v daye of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9443.5

      A rare, contemporary printing of the legislation of Mary's second parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain. Later 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, slightly rubbed, else a good, very crisp copy with ample margins; no copy in ESTC outside the British Isles. Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi . . . Mense Maio [etc.], London, 1554.

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        De' prodigii. Polidoro Vergilio de' prodigii lib. III. Per Damiano Maraffi, fatti Toscani.

      Lyon: J. de Tournes, 1554. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (153 x 105 mm). 340, [18] pp., without the final blank leaf Z4. Title with fine arabesque woodcut border, woodcut portrait of translator on title verso, some woodcut initials and 44 woodcut illustrations in text. Bound in 18th century calf, spine with 4 raised bands richly gilt in compartments and with gilt-lettered morocco label, marbled endpapers, red-dyed edges, upper margin of text block trimmed close, spine ends damaged, hinges split but cords holding, extremities rubbed, corners worn. Internally little browned, faint dampstaining to lower margin of some gatherings. Still very good copy. ----Mortimer 388; Durling 3381; Cartier, de Tournes 281; Adams O 10. - THE RARE FIRST ITALIAN EDITION of Obsequens' work on omens and supernatural events, first published in 1508 at the end of Aldine's edition of Pliny's Epistolae and here translated by Damiano Maraffi, whose portrait is printed on the title verso. The illustrations depict various abnormal animals and humans, landscapes, destroyed cities, meteorite falls, weather and other natural phenomena. Edited by Conrad Lycosthenes, the work also contains Polydore Vergil's De prodigiis and J. Camerarius' La norica, o vero de gl'ostenti. The fine woodcuts are ascribed to Bernard Salomon. The Lyon printer De Tourne has also published the first Latin edition (Prodigiorum liber, without illustrations) in 1552 and the first edition in French the year after the Italian edition, both issued with illustrations. - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        Anno Mariae primo. Actes made in the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the second day of Aprill [1554], in the first yeere of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Ladye Marie [until] the fyfth day of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9444.4; Beale S250b

      An uncommon printing of the legislation of Mary's second parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some staining, else quite crisp with excellent margins; the Taussig copy. Excusum . . . in edibus Iohannis Cawodi [?R. Jugge] [etc.], London, 1554 [?1572].

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        Biblia Sacra ad optima quaeque veteris, ut vocant, tralationis exemplaria summa diligentia, pariq; fide castigata.

      Ludguni, apud Ioan. Tornaesium, 1554, 8vo legatura in piena pergamena recente, cinque snodi e tassello rosso con fregi e titoli dorati al dorso, tagli rossi, pp. (16)-1152-(78) di indici, frontespizio riquadrato allÕinterno di fregio xilografico (con piccola riparazione ad un margine bianco che non interessa la parte stampata) con piccoli capolettera, testatine e finali ornati, 198 incisioni xilografiche nel testo, completo delle ultime dieci carte finali ÒIndex epistolarum et evangeliorum...Ó e ultima carta con xilografia decorativa. Piccolo foro e piccolo strappo riparato alla parte alta della pag. 113, piccola mancanza di pochi mm. al margine bianco della pag, 269, strappi riparati alla pagina 335 senza perdite di testo. Ma buona copia.

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        QUESITI ET INVENTIONI DIVERSE de Nicolo Tartaglia, di novo restampati con una gionta al sesto libro, nella quale si mostra duoi modi di redur una citta inespugnabile.

      In Venetia: per Nicolo de Bascarini ad instantia & requisitione & a proprie spese de Nicolo Tartaglia Autore, 1554. SECOND EDITION 1554, imprint from colophon, Italian text, small 4to, approximately 220 x 150 mm, 8½ x 6 inches, large woodcut portrait of the author on the title page, 40 woodcut illustrations in the text plus an additional strip of paper bearing a repeat illustration pasted to fore-edge of leaf S3r as in all copies of the 1554 edition, numerous diagrams, 11 historiated initials, leaves: [4], 5-128 leaves, numbered on rectos only, making a total of 254 pages, signature H is duplicated i.e. pages 29-32, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in modern half leather over patterned paper boards, 3 raised bands, blind rules and gilt title to spine, new endpapers. Pale stain to margins throughout up to leaf 104, then slightly heavier stains to leaf 125, also a smaller darker brown stain in the upper margins sometimes affecting text but with no loss of legibility, 1 small inkspot to text with loss of 3 letters, small brown spot to pasted on illustration, tiny hole in 2 margins. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. First published in 1546 the second edition was the first to contain the Addendum to Book VI, which is an early important treatise on fortification. Niccolo Fontana Tartaglia (1499-1557), born in Brescia, was an Italian mathematician who originated the science of ballistics which he first treated in his earlier work Nova Scientia. The first two books in the Quesiti consist of dialogues on this subject, the first with the cannon founder Alberghetto di Alberghetti, the third book is on gunpowder, the fourth on military formations in battle, the fifth on the geometer's compass is a dialogue with his friend Richard Wentworth, Henry VIII's envoy in Venice (the entire book is dedicated to Henry VIII of England), the sixth, as noted, on fortifications, the seventh and eighth are on mechanics and the final ninth book is on problems in arithmetic and ends with the famous correspondence with Cardan on their rival claims to have been the first to solve cubic equations. See: The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine by Diana H. Hook & Jeremy M. Norman, Volume 2, page 749, No. 2054 & 2055; Cockle, Bibliography of Military Books up to 1642, No.660; Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed in Europe 1501-1600, Volume II, No. T184; Fabrizio Govi, I Classici Che Hanno Fatto L'Italia, page 82, No. 85; Spaulding & Karpinski, Early Books in the University of Michigan Libraries, page 3, No.15; The Haskell Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part 1, page 192, No. 202. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Ioannis Calvini Commentarii in omnes Pauli Apostoli epistolas, atque etiam in epistolam ad Hebraeos. angebunden: Ioannis Calvini Commentarii in Epistolas Canonicas. Petri unam. Ioannis unam. Iacobi unam. Petri alteram. Iudae unam. Ad Eduardem VI Angliae regem. Additus est sententiarum & locorum index. Secunda Editio. Genevae, ex officina Iannis Crispini. 1554.

      4 Blatt, 636 Seiten, 13 Blatt, 6 Blatt, 171 Seiten, 10 Blatt. 22,5 x 34 cm. Leder über Holzdeckeln, 2 Metallschließen. Guter Zustand.Der reich geprägte Ledereinband an den Ecken und über den Bünden beschabt, im vorderen Gelenk etwas angeplatzt. Handschriftlicher Rückentitel. Der Titel und das letzte Blatt jeweils mit großer Druckermarke der Officina Crispiniana. Der Titel mit Stempel einer Schulbibliothek, der Innendeckel mit Bibliotheksschildchen derselben (über einen handschriftlichen Besitzeintrag geklebt). Der Schulstempel durchgestrichen und als Dublette markiert.

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        QUESITI ET INVENTIONI DIVERSE de Nicolo Tartaglia, di novo restampati con una gionta al sesto libro, nella quale si mostra duoi modi di redur una citta inespugnabile.

      In Venetia: per Nicolo de Bascarini ad instantia & requisitione & a proprie spese de Nicolo Tartaglia Autore, 1554.. SECOND EDITION 1554, imprint from colophon, Italian text, small 4to, approximately 220 x 150 mm, 8½ x 6 inches, large woodcut portrait of the author on the title page, 40 woodcut illustrations in the text plus an additional strip of paper bearing a repeat illustration pasted to fore-edge of leaf S3r as in all copies of the 1554 edition, numerous diagrams, 11 historiated initials, leaves: [4], 5-128 leaves, numbered on rectos only, making a total of 254 pages, signature H is duplicated i.e. pages 29-32, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in modern half leather over patterned paper boards, 3 raised bands, blind rules and gilt title to spine, new endpapers. Pale stain to margins throughout up to leaf 104, then slightly heavier stains to leaf 125, also a smaller darker brown stain in the upper margins sometimes affecting text but with no loss of legibility, 1 small inkspot to text with loss of 3 letters, small brown spot to pasted on illustration, tiny hole in 2 margins. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. First published in 1546 the second edition was the first to contain the Addendum to Book VI, which is an early important treatise on fortification. Niccolo Fontana Tartaglia (1499-1557), born in Brescia, was an Italian mathematician who originated the science of ballistics which he first treated in his earlier work Nova Scientia. The first two books in the Quesiti consist of dialogues on this subject, the first with the cannon founder Alberghetto di Alberghetti, the third book is on gunpowder, the fourth on military formations in battle, the fifth on the geometer's compass is a dialogue with his friend Richard Wentworth, Henry VIII's envoy in Venice (the entire book is dedicated to Henry VIII of England), the sixth, as noted, on fortifications, the seventh and eighth are on mechanics and the final ninth book is on problems in arithmetic and ends with the famous correspondence with Cardan on their rival claims to have been the first to solve cubic equations. See: The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine by Diana H. Hook & Jeremy M. Norman, Volume 2, page 749, No. 2054 & 2055; Cockle, Bibliography of Military Books up to 1642, No.660; Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed in Europe 1501-1600, Volume II, No. T184; Fabrizio Govi, I Classici Che Hanno Fatto L'Italia, page 82, No. 85; Spaulding & Karpinski, Early Books in the University of Michigan Libraries, page 3, No.15; The Haskell Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part 1, page 192, No. 202. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Anno Mariae primo. Actes made in the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the second day of Aprill [1554], in the first yeere of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Ladye Marie [until] the fyfth day of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9444.4; Beale S250b

      London: Excusum . . . in edibus Iohannis Cawodi [?R. Jugge] [etc.], 1554 [?1572]. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some staining, else quite crisp with excellent margins; the Taussig copy An uncommon printing of the legislation of Mary's second parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain

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        Poemata cum duplici interpretatione Viti Amerpachii, & postrema eiusdem recognitione.

      Basel, Oporinus, 1554. - 8°, circa 16,4 x 10,8 cm. 167 SS. Pergament d. Zt. VD 16, P 5450; Adams P 2308; Hoffmann III, 244 u. 512. Griechischer Text, lateinische Nachdichtungen und reicher Kommentar; Widmung und Vorwort Amerbachs sind 1539 bzw. 1542 datiert. - Recht breitrandig, etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig, vereinzelt kleine Wurmspuren ohne Textverlust, Titel mit getilgtem Eintrag, unten schmaler Randabschnitt ohne Textverlust, der Name des Druckers durchgestrichen, im Text wenige Unterstreichungen und Marginalien. Einband knitterig, Spiegel gelöst, Rücken mit kleiner Schadstelle, aber Bindung solide. "

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        OMNIUM CAESARUM VERISSIMAE IMAGINES EX ANTIQUIS NUMISMATIS DESUMPTAE.Libri primi. Editio altera

      Aeneas Vicus Parm. F., [Venice: Paulus Manutius] 1554 - Second edition (a reissue of the 1553 first edition) of the Latin translation of Le Imagini con tutti riversi trovati et le vite de gli imperatori tratte dale historie de gli antichi. Libro primo (1548). Small quarto (8.5 x 5.875 inches; 227 x 150 mm). [71] leaves (letterpress and engravings interleaved): letterpress comprising 1 leaf with two addresses to the reader by Antonio Zantani (1509-1576) and 11 (of 12) leaves of biographical sketches, all with historiated woodcut initials, and 16 leaves index (signed A-D4); engravings comprising the engraved title within an architectural border, 12 pages of engraved cartouches with portraits of the emperors and details of their persons, and 65 (of 72) pages of engravings of coins and medals, all drawn and engraved by Enea Vico (1523-1567). The engravings are partly printed on both sides. This copy is lacking the biographical sketch for Claudius (1 leaf), and seven pages of engravings (on four leaves) of coins and medals for Domitianus. Early calf, quite worn, and suffering from red rot. The joints are cracked and the upper portion of the spine is missing. The engraved title is soiled and creased, strengthened on the verso at the outer edge, and mounted on a stub. A few additional leaves are mounted on stubs, and a few have been strengthened at the outer edge. Light to moderate foxing and browning, dampstaining to the lower portion of the text block, minor worming to the lower blank margin of about ten leaves. This work deals with the portraits and lives of the first twelve Roman emperors and all of the reverses of their coins and medals that the authors had found, arranged by the metal from which they were struck: gold, silver, or bronze. The Latin editions contain substantial alterations and additions to the 1548 Italian edition, including ten additional pages of engravings of coins and medals, Antonio Zantani's addresses to the reader, and an index. Although "Libri primi" appears on the titles, no second book was published. This edition does not have the dedication to Pope Julius III by Eneo Vico present in the 1553 edition. Shelved in Case #4. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Epistolae ad Atticum, ad M.Brutum, ad Quintum fratrem

      Venetiis, apud Paulum Manutium, Aldi Filium, 1554. 10 opere in 7 volumi in-8, editi da Paolo Manuzio, impresa editoriale al titolo e al verso dell'ultimo f., lettere guida, legature uniformi inglesi del XVII secolo in marocchino rosso con duplice cornice concentrica ai piatti con terminazioni vegetali , ricchi fregi e titolo, il tutto impresso in oro (abili restauri alle cerniere). Provenienza: Simons, Meyboom Epistolae ad Atticum, ad M.Brutum, ad Quintum fratrem, lieve traccia d'umido nel margine superiore dell'ultimo foglio, [Ahmanson-Murphy 287; Renouard 120:7], Venice, [apud Aldi filios] , 1540; Orationum, pars II e III, 2 vol., [Adams C1855; Ahmanson-Murphy 293; Renouard121:8(part 3); Ahmanson-Murphy342; Renouard Des Alde, 136:9 (part2)], qualche lieve traccia d'umido marginale, Venice [apud Aldi filios], 1541-1546-1541; Ferrarius(Hieronymus, of Correggio) Emendationes in Philippicas Ciceronis,  [Adams F274; Ahmanson-Murphy 307; Renouard, 125:5], Venice éapud Aldi filios] Epistolae Familiares, 2 parts in 1, [Ahmanson-Murphy 344; Renouard 137:10], Venice, [apud Aldi filios], 1546; De Philosophia Volumen Secundum, id est, [Ahmanson-Murphy 354; Renouard 137:11-12], Venice, [apud Aldi filios],1546 legato con: Officiorum Libri Tres, [Ahmanson-Murphy 296; Renouard 123:6], apud Aldi filios], 1541,  ; De Philosophia, Prima Pars, id est, 2 parti in 1 vol, 207 blank, [Ahmanson-Murphy 354; Renouard 137:11-12], Venice, [apud Aldi filios], 1546; Rhetoricum ad C.Herennium Libri IIII, 2 parti in 1 vol., 2H8, perdita di qualche lettera nell'angolo inferiore, qualche lieve bunitura [Ahmanson-Murphy 467; Renouard 161:12], Venice, apud Paulum Manutium, Aldi Filium, 1554,  . .

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        Ethica sive Moralia opera, quae in hunc usque diem de Graecis in Latinum conuersa extabant, uniuersa, a Iano Cornario nunc primum recognita, & nouorum aliquot librorum translatione ab eodem locupletata: ita ut qui haec habuerit, eum bibliothecam habere iure dici possit

      apud Mich. Isingrinum [Isengrin], 1554. In-folio (332x215mm), ff. (42), 270 [i.e. 271], legatura antica in m. pergamena e angoli con titolo in oro su tassello al dorso e piatti rivestiti in carta decorata a motivi floreali. Tagli a spruzzo azzurri. Marca tipografica al titolo con una palma fra i cui rami s'intravede una pietra e la scritta Palma Ising entro cornice polilobata. Dedica a stampa al Vescovo di Basilea, Filippo di Gundelsheim. Capilettera xilografici istoriati, in parte ricavati dall'Alfabeto della Morte di Holbein. Indice tricolonne preliminare. Antche note di possesso al titolo. Alcuni dei nomi dei traduttori (Erasmo, Simone Gryneo, il Pirckheimer, Melantone, il Cornarius, ecc.), talora sgraditi alla Chiesa cattolica in quanto protestanti, risultano cassati a penna nei titoli e nel testo. Qualche arrossatura fisiologica. Ottimo esemplare. Rara e pregiata cinquecentina di Basilea della traduzione latina (le versioni sono dovute a diversi umanisti, tra cui Erasmo) degli "Ethiká", o "Moralia" di Plutarco. Nonostante la titolazione (che fu data in realtà soltanto nel XIII secolo da Massimo Planude, che per primo li raccolse in un corpus organico), l'opera esorbita dalla pura trattazione di filosofia morale, finendo con l'abbracciare questioni di religione, politica, scienze naturali, letteratura, medicina. Graesse, V, 362; VD 16, P-3679. Manca all'Adams e a STC German. Latino

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        Decas quarta.

      Lyon, Gryphius, 1554, - in-12°, (12.5x7.5 cm), 702 p. + 15 ff. (4 derniers blanches, mais règlés), nom ms. sur titre, ?F.F. W. Hüpeden? cachet héraldique au verso, reliure en veau, richement orné or et à la cire, style dite ?de Lyon? Tranches dorés. (Dos, coins et bords restaurés); Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Adams L. 1341; Baudrier VIII, 273; de l?éd. en 5 parties, souvent considéré comme oeuvre unique, exemplaire règlé; cf. Jean Toulet: L?école lyonnaise de reliure (dans ?Le siècle d?or de l?imprimerie lyonnaise? 1972).

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        Discorsi di Nicolo Machiavelli fiorentino, sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio. Con nuova tavola et con le istesse parole di Tito Livio à i luoghi loro ridotte nella volgar lingua. Nuovamente corretti, and con somma diligenza ristampati.In Vinegia, per Domenico Giglio, 1554.

      In Vinegia, per Domenico Giglio 1554 - Cm. 13,5, cc. (12) 220 [recte 216]. Bel marchio tipografico al frontespizio e alcuni capilettera xilografici. Bella legatura antica in piena pelle con titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso; piatti in quadrati da molteplici filetti in oro. Tagli dorati. Antica firma di possesso al frontespizio. Restauri alla cuffia inferiore ealle punte, sottili fenditure di pochi cm. alle cerniere (piatti ben saldi), forellino (lontano dal testo) al margine interno delle sole carte iniziali, sporadiche e trascurabili macchiette. Esemplare nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Rarissima edizione veneziana di una delle opere più fortunate ed emblematiche del pensiero machiavelliano. L'editio princeps uscì a Firenze postuma nel 1531. Cfr. Bertelli, nr. 105; Gamba, 605; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Pecorone di ser Giovanni Fiorentino, nel quale si contengono cinquanta novelle antiche, belle d'inventione et di stile.

      Appresso di Giovann'Antonio de gli Antonij [ma Lucca, Benedini, 1740], Milano 1554 - in-8° piccolo (155x107 mm); leg. di pregio in cuoio con decori impressi a freddo al piatto e al dorso, dorso a cinque nervi; guardie in carta bianca, capitelli in seta, preziosi tagli dorati e riccamente operati; pp. [2], IX, (1 b.), (2), 5-227 (numerazione riportata ogni due pp. al recto), [1]; front. a caratteri neri; grande marca incisa al front. e al colophon raffigurante un grifone che tiene una pietra da cui pende una sfera alata, entro cornice; capilettera decorati. Poco diffusa prima edizione, ma in realtà si tratta delle celebre contraffazione lucchese, presumibilmente dell’edizione veneziana di Domenico Farri, stampata nel 1565; l'Autore, Giovanni Fiorentino, è stato uno scrittore italiano del secolo XIV, si presume che fosse originario della città di Firenze e, secondo quanto si apprende dal proemio del libro, nel 1378 sarebbe stato inviato in esilio per motivi politici nel paese di Dovadola in provincia di Forlì, ove scrisse le cinquanta novelle del Pecorone d’imitazione decameroniana; il libro è detto Pecorone da un nomignolo datogli in un sonetto burlesco che lo conclude; il testo contiene cinquanta novelle, narrate in venticinque giornate che terminano ognuna con una ballata, le cui fonti sono chiaramente desunte da autori come Apuleio, Boccaccio e dalla Nuova Cronica di Giovanni Villani; le novelle vengono narrate da Aurecto, che è l'anagramma di Auctore, e dalla monaca Saturnina, che è la sua amata; il titolo si deve ad un sonetto, del quale è incerta l'autenticità, che fa da accompagnamento all'opera; la trama di una di queste novelle, quella di Giannetto, venne ripresa da Shakespeare, che aveva avuto modo di leggerla attraverso la traduzione di William Painter e che ne fece materia nel suo "Mercante di Venezia". Ref.: IT\ICCU\RMLE\016330. OCLC, 6346335 (10 copies in USA), 80545607 (2 copies in USA, 1 in Israel, 1 in New Zealand), 84457896 (1 copy in USA), 225731661 (1 copy in Canada), 561009135 (1 copy in UK), 68842824 (1 copy in the Netherlands), 472987490 (1 copy in Denmark), 457885535 (1 copy in France), 312339456 (1 copy in Germany). Gamba 526; Brunet II, 1605 06; Graesse III, 86; Adams G 627. Cond.: Opera in perfette condizioni, in una preziosa ed elegante legatura. -- UNCOMMON FIRST EDITION (BUT IN REALITY IT IS THE FAMOUS COUNTERFEIT PUBLISHED IN LUCCA) OF THE NOVELS BY FIORENTINO. Woodcut device at title-page and at colophon, a fine copy. This is a facsimile ("counterfeit" seems too strong a word here) edition printed in Lucca in the 1740s. The original was published in 1558 and was a source for The Merchant of Venice. Dedication: "Alla illustre et valorosa Signora, la Signora Lucia Bertana, Lodovico Domenichi;" signed "a XV. d'Aprile, M.D. LVIII. di Piazenza." Copy in excellent condition, in a valuable and elegant binding. 335g. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Due comedie di Lorenzo Comparini Fiorentino. Cioè il pellegrino e t il ladro, nuovamente uscite in luce. Venezia, Giolio, 1554; segue: Comedia detta gli Adelphi di Publio Terentio. nuovamente di latino in toscano tradotta da Alberto Lollio. Venezia, Giolito, 1554; segue: Egloghe D'Andrea Lori, a imitation di Vergilio al sig. Abate Rucellai. Venezia, Giolito, 1554.

      appresso Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, In Vinegia 1554 - In-12°, cc. 47,(3); 49,(3); 98,(3), 2 bianche, ogni opera con proprio frontespizio con marca tipografica del Giolito al front. e al colophon, bella legatura coeva in piena pelle, titolo impresso a secco al dorso e al piatto superiore che cita Comeie diverse, ai piatti triplice cornice a secco con agli angoli e al centro fregi a secco a motivi floreali, bel taglio in oro cesellato. Mancanza di pelle al dorso alla parte superiore e inferiore, abrasioni e graffi ai piatti. Pregevole miscellanea di commedie del'500 in legatura strettamente coeva, meritevole di un restauro. Firme di appartenenza privata alle carte bianche e al primo frontespizio. Frammento di antico codice su pergamena alla cerniera superiore. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I QUATTRO PRIMI LIBRI DI ARCHITETTURA DI PIETRO CATANEO SENESE: nel primo de' quali si dimostrano le buone qualita de' siti, per l'edificationi delle citta & castella, sotto diversi disegni: nel secondo, quanto si aspetta alla materia per la

      Vinegia: In casa de' figliuoli di Aldo, 1554. fabrica: nel terzo si veggono varie maniere di tempii, & di che forma si convenga fare il principale della citta: & dalle loro piante, come ancora dalle piante della citta & castella, ne sono tirati gli alzati per ordine di Prospettiva: nel quarto si dimostrano per diverse piante l'ordine di piu palazzi & casamenti, venendo dal palazzo regale & signorile, come di honorato gentilhuomo, sino alle case di persone private. FIRST EDITION, 1554, Italian text. Folio bound in fours, approximately 340 x 230 mm, 13½ x 9¼ inches, woodcut anchor and dolphin device of Aldo Manuzio on title page and on final page, 57 large woodcut historiated initials, 44 woodcut illustrations of which 6 full page and a couple almost full page, leaves [2], 1-54, [2], first 2 leaves without signatures, A-O4, bound in modern full blind panelled calf, raised bands, blind rules and gilt lettered morocco label to spine, new endpapers. Early manuscript lines concerning measurement on original front endpaper which is dusty at edges and slightly chipped at the upper edge, short 1 line inscription on title page crossed out in ink, 1 lower corner neatly repaired, just affecting tip of illustration, now carefully restored, small worm track in inner margin from Biii-Diii, another in upper margin from Niv-Oi, neither affecting text or illustrations, a little pale staining to final leaf. A very good tight clean copy of an important manual of architecture. Pietro Cataneo (d.1569) born in Siena, was a mathmatician, architect and military engineer. This work deals with the design of fortified cities, ecclesiastical and domestic architecture, and building materials. Cataneo saw the design of towns as the task of the architect, emphasizing the importance of geometry in layouts. His work on the design of cities was influential, having been extensively cited by Palladio and elaborated on by Scamozzi and Vasari. His plan for an 'ideal city' is said to have influenced Richard Newcourt's proposal for the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire, as well as the design of cities such as Philadelphia and Savannah. See: Laurence Hall Fowler, The Fowler Architectural Collection of the John Hopkins University, page 68; Cockle, A Bibliography of Military Books ups to 1642, No. 768; Sotheby's Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part Ten, No. 3399; Harvard, Italian 16th Century Books, Volume I, page 163, No. 113. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Sonetti e Canzoni

      P.Pietrasanta, Venezia 1554 - 1 volume in 24°, pp 380, legatura in piena pergamena, capilettera e testatine xilografati, bottello al dorso, edizione originale del commento del Ruscelli, esemplare mutilo del frontespizio contiene tutte le opere del Petrarca, esemplare in ottime condizioni, latino 1 volume in 24 °, pp 380, full parchment binding, woodcut initial letters and head-pieces, original edition of Ruscelli's commentary, frontispiece mutilated copy includes all the works of Petrarca in Latin, copy in very good conditions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE HISTORIE VINITIANE

      Venice, Comin Da Trino, 1554. Quarter leather, 8vo, (12) 244 leaves. Includes dramatic woodcut title border as well as many initial letters. Not in Adams. The last offering of this book at auction was over 10 years ago, when it sold for over 850 Euros. Wear to top of spine, a bit of light foxing, overall a quite nice copy. Very Good Condition (kh-8-8)

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        Hof-stede en landt-huys. . Daar beneffens een ontwerp van den gehelen land-bouw. . Als mede, de verhandeling van kinder-pokken en maselen, .Dordrecht, Abraham Andriesz. (colophon: printed by Gillis Neering), 1662. 4to. With an integral engraved frontispiece, Andriesz.'s woodcut publisher's device on title-page, and 4 engravings on integral leaves. Later half vellum, modern endpapers.

      - Bibl. Belg. II, pp. 1058-1059 (E43); BMN I, p. 58; STCN (6 copies). Rare Dordrecht Dutch edition (the only edition with the present title, content and arrangement) of a very popular work on country house-keeping (including medical and culinary matters) first published in Latin in 1554 by Charles Estienne (1504-1564), physician and King's Printer in Paris, who also wrote much of the text. He is known in Latin as Carolus Stephanus, here rendered in Dutch as Karel Stevens. The Latin edition appeared under the title Praedium rusticum, containing a collection of treatises on different aspects of the country household, such as planting trees and creating gardens, including a herb-garden, vineyards etc., keeping cattle, fish, bees, distilling, cheese-making, even creating a park for wild animals. We have found no other edition under the present title, nor any with a similar content. With a small restoration in the upped margin of the engraved title-page, only slightly touching the image, and a small restoration at the lower outer corner of letterpress title-page, some marginal thumbing and small water stains, otherwise in good condition. Binding very good.

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