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         Explicatio eius quod Interest vera et legitima hactenus desiderata.

      Paris, Veuve François Regnault, 1556. - in-8. 48pp. Cartonnage moderne. EDITION ORIGINALE de cet ouvrage sur des certaines questions importantes de Droit. Philibert Bonet était avocat et natif de Beaujeu, capitale du Beaujolais. La même année il publia, en français, un autre ouvrage de droit intitulé: "Moyen pour abreger les procés et oster les empeschemens de bonne et brefve expedition de justice". Rousseurs, quelques taches. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Ethikoi logoi. (graece). Orationes de moribus XXIIII. Simone magistro ac logotheta auctore.

      Paris, Guillaume Morel, 1556. - 8°, circa 16,6 x 11,7 cm. 2 Bll., 417 SS., 1 Bl., mit Druckermarke auf dem Titel Leder d. Zt. mit Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung, Deckel mittig mit kleinem zweiköpfigem Adler (Rücken im Stil erneuert) IA 114.523; Hoffmann I, 437. Eleganter ausschliesslich griechischer Druck der angeblichen Reden des Basilius von Caesarea (um 330-379), der neben Gregor von Nyssa und Gregor von Nazianz einer der drei grossen kappadokischen Kirchenväter ist. Die Reden stammen tatsächlich in dieser Form jedoch nicht von Basilius, sondern wurden im 10. Jahrhundert von Simeon Metaphrastes aus echten sowie untergeschobenen Werken zusammengestellt. - ANGEBUNDEN: Basilius. Conciones de vita & moribus XXIIII. Simeonis magistri ac logothetae industria selectae. Latinae factae Simone a Maillé. Paris, Morel, 1558. 4 Bll., 264 SS., 2 (1 w.) Bll. IA 114.524; Adams B 353; Hoffmann I, 447. Lateinische Übersetzung der 24 dem Basilius zugeschriebenen theologischen Reden bzw. Abhandlungen. - Nur die weissen Vorsätze etwas fleckig, innen nur vereinzelt kleine schwache Feuchtränder, meist jedoch sauber und schön. Einband berieben und sehr sorgfältig und geschmackvoll restauriert, Rücken und teils Kanten passend erneuert. Hübscher Band. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Laurentii Vallae Elegantiarum Latinae Linguae Libri Sex. Eiusdem De Reciprocatione Sui, & Suus, Libellus. Ad Veterum Denuò Codicum Fidem Ab Ioanne Raeneiro Emendata Omnia.

      LIONE: Lugduni apud Seb. Gryphium, 1556. Rilegato. DISCRETO. 12 17. USATO

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         ORLANDO FURIOSO. Traduzido en romance castellano por Hieronimo de Urrea, con muchos argumentos y alegorias en cada uno de los cantos muy utiles. Asi mismo se ha añadido una breve introduccion para saber pronunciar la lengua castellana con una exposicion en la thoscana de todos los vocables dificultosos contenidos, hecho todo por Alonso de Ulloa

      Gulielmo Roville, Lyon 1556 - 4º, 529 folios, frontis con bello grabado en madera, colofón con la marca tipográfica del impresor, retrato del autor dentro de medallón grabado por Urrea. Texto a doble columna, adornado con 45 bellos grabados a la madera, intercalados en el texto, espléndidos capítulares. (Seguido de:) ULLOA, Alejandro, EXPOSICIÓN DE TODOS LOS LUGARES DIFICULTOSOS con una breve demostracion de muchas comparaciones y sentencias que el Ariosto ha imitado en diversos autores, recogidas por Ludovico Dulce y traduzidas del thoscano en romance castellano. Frontis grabado, (40) hojas. Mathias Bonhomme. Plena piel época, nervios, tejuelo, lomo cuajado con dorados con alguna restauración, cortes jaspeados, ruedas doradas en cantos. Excelente edición. Sexta impresión castellana especialmente valiosa porque al igual que en la cuarta, contiene la "Exposición de todos los lugares", traducidos al castellano por el gran propagador de obras españolas en Italia, Alonso Ulloa. (Palau, 16601). Literatura italiana. Poesía italiana. Italian literature. Italian poetry.

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         [Mortgage agreement, granting Jan Hanneman, Steward General of North Holland, the rights to the tithes of the King's lands of Voorburg and Voorschoten].The Hague and Brussels, 1557 (with additions to 1565). Folio (36 x 25.5 cm). Manuscript mortgage agreement, signed by King Philip's representatives, written in brown ink on parchment in a nearly upright cursive gothic hand. With a typescript transcription of the main text and an interlinear translation in Spanish.

      Original mortgage agreement in Dutch in which King Philip II of Spain, who had sovereignty over the Low Countries and held the title Count of Holland, grants Jan Hanneman the rights to the tithes from his lands of Voorburg and Voorschoten. Philip had succeeded to the Spanish crown the year before on the abdication of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, and the present elegantly written text explains that he and the Spanish Government wish to ameliorate their "very large and excessive debts" (it later speaks of 300,000 guilders, which would be 50,000 Flemish pounds) resulting from years of war, the building and maintenance of many fortifications and the salaries of the troops, so the King wishes to mortgage or sell some of his royal domains and the rights to tithes that go with them. Efforts in 1556 had not yielded enough. Spain was later able to finance the wars with treasures from the colonies, most famously transported in the annual silver fleet beginning in 1566, but here a decade earlier, the King was desperate for funds.Formerly folded. In very good condition, but with the sewing recent and rather loose. A primary source for Spain's financial state in 1557 and for the history of Voorburg and Voorschoten.

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         [first four words in Greek, transliterated as] Kanones ton agion apostolon. Canones sanctoru[m] apostolorum. Unà cum latina interpretatione.

      Apud Andream Wechelum sub Pegaso, in vico Bellouaco, 1556. The Apostolic Canons or Ecclesiastical Canons of the Holy Apostles is an important collection of => 85 ancient ecclesiastical decrees concerning the government and discipline of the Early Christian Church, here printed by a Reformation supporter. Andreas Wechel also printed the works of French humanists Petrus Ramus and Nicholas Durand de Villegagnon before narrowly avoiding the St. Batholomew's Day massacre thanks to Hubert Languet. He later moved to Frankfort, and died in 1581. This offering is printed in single columns, with Greek text and Latin commentary surrounded by mostly Greek shouldernotes; Wechel's printer's device appears on the title- and final pages. Searches of WorldCat, NUC, and COPAC reveal => no copies of this edition in a U.S. institution, and only one internationally in Rome. Evidence of Readership: An early reader has added eight notes, one of which has been slightly trimmed through rebinding, that reference the Bible or other rule-sources. Provenance: Early inked note on title-page reads "Ex. Bibl. S. Bern, Fulient. Paris"; institutional rubber-stamps (including a release stamp) of the Bibliothèque Impériale of Paris on title-page and three leaves of text. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

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         IN SOMNIUM SCIPIONIS LIBRI II. SATURNALIORUM LIBRI VII

      Lugduni: Seb. Gryphium, 1556. This is an attractive edition of the enduringly popular works of the fifth century philosopher Macrobius, a chief source of Platonism and scientific knowledge in early Medieval Europe. His commentary on Cicero's "Somnium" (which occupies the first part of this volume), and his most important work, the "Saturnalia" (in the form of a discussion among celebrants at the holiday Saturnalia, in the second part of the book) contain a variety of curious historical, mythological, critical, and grammatical disquisitions, and they give us a valuable understanding of the prevailing beliefs of the time in the realms of physics, mathematics, astronomy, and geography. The second work also has particular value because it quotes a variety of earlier authors, some of whom are no longer accessible in extant works of their own. This edition retains the famous world map that first appeared in the Brescia edition of 1483, depicting the known world in the northern hemisphere, and a theoretical continent in the south.. 175 x 110 mm. (6 3/4 x 4 1/4"). 567, [73] pp. Contemporary calf, blind ruled covers with a central gilt tool and smaller tools in each corner of the panel, raised bands, compartments each with a gilt flower tool. Title page with printer's device, a few inhabited woodcut initials, several in-text diagrams, including the famous world map. A few passages underlined in ink and the occasional marginal note in a contemporary (?) hand. Edges and corners a bit bumped and worn, spine a touch crackled and with a few small wormholes, some abrasions and stains to the covers (more noticeable on the back), but the original unrestored binding entirely sound and certainly appealing; lacking front free endpaper, one opening with several ink splotches obscuring a few lines of text, a thin streak of dampstaining just kissing the edges of the text block, a few negligible wormholes affecting one or two signatures, but still an excellent contemporary copy, with a very clean and fresh text.This is an attractive edition of the enduringly popular works of the fifth century philosopher Macrobius, a chief source of Platonism and scientific knowledge in early Medieval Europe. His commentary on Cicero's "Somnium" (which occupies the first part of this volume), and his most important work, the "Saturnalia" (in the form of a discussion among celebrants at the holiday Saturnalia, in the second part of the book) contain a variety of curious historical, mythological, critical, and grammatical disquisitions, and they give us a valuable understanding of the prevailing beliefs of the time in the realms of physics, mathematics, astronomy, and geography. The second work also has particular value because it quotes a variety of earlier authors, some of whom are no longer accessible in extant works of their own. This edition retains the famous world map that first appeared in the Brescia edition of 1483, depicting the known world in the northern hemisphere, and a theoretical continent in the south.

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         Il libro della carita' del Reverendissimo cardinale Giovan Dominico Fiorentino dell'Ordine di predicatori a utilita di tutti quelli che desiderano vivere in carita'

      Comin da Trino di Monferrato (ma Al segno del diamante), 1556. In 8, cm 10,5 x 16, carte (12) + 251 + (1). Insegna tipografica al frontespizio e marca xilografica raffigurante la Cognizione al verso. Timbro di estinta biblioteca privata. Mezza pelle con nervature al dorso. Bella edizione di questo stampatore trinese in carattere tondo del principale scritto di questo frate predicatore vissuto tra il 1357 e il 1419. Il Negri (Istoria degli scrittori fiorentini...) attesta una edizione presso Comin da Trino nel 1554 che in realta' potrebbe esser questa con data errata, trovandosi peraltro esemplari con data 1555 e stessa paginazione del nostro esemplare ITA

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         IN SOMNIUM SCIPIONIS LIBRI II. SATURNALIORUM LIBRI VII

      Seb. Gryphium, Lugduni 1556 - 175 x 110 mm. (6 3/4 x 4 1/4"). 567, [73] pp. Contemporary calf, blind ruled covers with a central gilt tool and smaller tools in each corner of the panel, raised bands, compartments each with a gilt flower tool. Title page with printer's device, a few inhabited woodcut initials, several in-text diagrams, including the famous world map. A few passages underlined in ink and the occasional marginal note in a contemporary (?) hand. Edges and corners a bit bumped and worn, spine a touch crackled and with a few small wormholes, some abrasions and stains to the covers (more noticeable on the back), but the original unrestored binding entirely sound and certainly appealing; lacking front free endpaper, one opening with several ink splotches obscuring a few lines of text, a thin streak of dampstaining just kissing the edges of the text block, a few negligible wormholes affecting one or two signatures, but still an excellent contemporary copy, with a very clean and fresh text. This is an attractive edition of the enduringly popular works of the fifth century philosopher Macrobius, a chief source of Platonism and scientific knowledge in early Medieval Europe. His commentary on Cicero's "Somnium" (which occupies the first part of this volume), and his most important work, the "Saturnalia" (in the form of a discussion among celebrants at the holiday Saturnalia, in the second part of the book) contain a variety of curious historical, mythological, critical, and grammatical disquisitions, and they give us a valuable understanding of the prevailing beliefs of the time in the realms of physics, mathematics, astronomy, and geography. The second work also has particular value because it quotes a variety of earlier authors, some of whom are no longer accessible in extant works of their own. This edition retains the famous world map that first appeared in the Brescia edition of 1483, depicting the known world in the northern hemisphere, and a theoretical continent in the south. This is an attractive edition of the enduringly popular works of the fifth century philosopher Macrobius, a chief source of Platonism and scientific knowledge in early Medieval Europe. His commentary on Cicero's "Somnium" (which occupies the first part of this volume), and his most important work, the "Saturnalia" (in the form of a discussion among celebrants at the holiday Saturnalia, in the second part of the book) contain a variety of curious historical, mythological, critical, and grammatical disquisitions, and they give us a valuable understanding of the prevailing beliefs of the time in the realms of physics, mathematics, astronomy, and geography. The second work also has particular value because it quotes a variety of earlier authors, some of whom are no longer accessible in extant works of their own. This edition retains the famous world map that first appeared in the Brescia edition of 1483, depicting the known world in the northern hemisphere, and a theoretical continent in the south.

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         De situ orbis libri tres. Unà cum auctario Petri Ioannis Olivarij Valentini [.].

      - Parisiis, apud Iacobum Keruer, 1556, in-4, piena perg. coeva, titolo calligrafato al dorso. cc. [10], 112. Con alcuni diagrammi e incisioni n.t., una bella marca tipografica (unicorno) sul frontespizio e eleganti iniziali decorate. Salvo un piccolo foro al margine bianco dell'ultima carta ottimo esemplare di questa nitida edizione parigina, non citata dal Brunet.

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         Libro chiamato el Troiano in rima historiato, elqual tratta la destruttion de Troia fatta per li Greci, & come per tal destruttion su edificata Roma, Padua, e Verona, & molte altre cittade in Italia ... Novamente corretto.

      Bartholomio detto l'Imperadore & Francesco suo genero, 1556. Scarce 16th-century printing of this 15th-century verse account of the Trojan War. The work is sometimes attributed to Angelo Giovanni Franci or alternately to Jacopo di Carlo, the latter citation probably erroneously based on di Carlo's having printed an early edition -- while the former has in its favor the acrostic formed by the last four stanzas of the final canto: "Angilus[c] Iohannes Franci ad Andream f." The title-page is printed in black and red and features a large woodcut (rather striking in that the armored man stabbing another man in the face, the man being stabbed, their two horses, and the man on whom the horses are trampling all have notably neutral-to-nonchalant expressions), while the first canto is decorated with a double-column woodcut flanked with sidepieces, and 18 of the subsequent cantos open each with a small woodcut, most depicting martial scenes. Unlike most other editions of this popular history, the present example is an octavo rather than quarto printing, and is not described by most of the standard reference works. WorldCat and NUC Pre-1956 find => no institutional holdings of this edition and find only one U.S. library (Princeton) reporting ownership of any 16th-century edition of the work in Italian! Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

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         Tabula Palatinorum Heroldi: a woodcut genealogical tree for Friedrich II der Weise (1482-1556) and Ottheinrich (1502-1559), prince electors of the Palatinate

      Basel, Johann Oporinus, 1556. A spectacularly well-preserved monumental multi-block woodcut, printed on twenty-two large sheets, which when properly assembled as seven tiers of three sheets each, with three emblematical woodcuts joined to make the top border, form a picture surface of roughly 5.42 m2 (height × width: 420.5 × 129 cm, 165 × 51 in). Since their publication in 1556 the sheets have been contained in albums and have not suffered from damage caused by rolling or wall-mounting like other known impressions. The print is a family tree of the Wittelsbach dynasty over 1000 years, beginning with the Merovingian King Clovis I (466-511), and culminating with the Elector Palatine Friedrich II (1482-1556), and features 934 half-length portraits and coats of arms. On three sides is an integral border of arabesque ornament with 82 bust-length medallion portraits of Roman and Byzantine emperors and Sultan Suleiman the Great, each cut on a black ground. The wood blocks are signed by six draughtsmen or cutters: Jacob Clauser, David Kandel, Zacharias Specklin, Ieremias Wyssenbach, and two unidentified artists, one signing with the monogram HS with a pen or brush, the other with the monogram C with a cross and pen or brush. The project was begun at the command of Pfalzgraf Friedrich II (died 1556) but only completed at the urgent command of his successor Ottheinrich. Johannes Herold, who was entrusted with the task, published a small explanatory booklet, of which a copy has been bound in.Herold, Johannes Basilius Höchstädt an der Donau 1514 - 1567 Basel Tabula Palatinorum Heroldi: a woodcut genealogical tree for Friedrich ii der Weise (1482-1556) and Ottheinrich (1502-1559), prince electors of the Palatinate Basel, Johann Oporinus, March 1556 monumental multi-block woodcut, here printed on twenty-two sheets, which when properly assembled as seven tiers of three sheets each, with three emblematical woodcuts joined to make a top border, form a picture surface of roughly 5.42 m2 (height × width: 420.5 × 129 cm, 165 × 51 in). Twenty-one sheets (each circa 62 × 46 cm) are centre-folded and mounted to binder's guards; a single-sheet (30 × 46 cm) printed with three uncut emblematical woodcuts (intended for the top border) is edge-mounted on a guard at front of the volume. The wood blocks 1 are signed with the monograms of six draughtsmen or cutters: Jacob Clauser (1520/1530-1578), 2 David Kandel (c. 1520-1592), 3 Zacharias Specklin (c. 1530-1576), 4 Ieremias Wyssenbach (fl. 1545-1558), 5 and unidentified artists signing with the monograms hs with a pen or brush 6 and c with a cross and pen or brush 7 (no monogram seen in sheets 10, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21). Bound with Herold, Johannes Basilius Höchstädt an der Donau 1514 - 1567 Basel Exegesis, sive successionis Palatinae Francicae, vere illius Germanae & nobilissimae stirpis, à Ioanne Herold Hohstattensi delineatae, breuis ac succincta declaratio : in qua, ab ipso autore, quibus rationibus hoc opus susceptum, quo consilio editum, eiusque usus ostenditur. Basel, Johann Oporinus, 8 April 1556 octavo (190 mm), (16) ff., signed A-B8 and paginated [1]-32. Mounted on binder's guard at front of the volume. provenance E.P. Goldschmidt & Company Ltd., pencil stockbook number #8928 and bookshop shelfmark A6 on pastedowns, 8 offered in Goldschmidt's Catalogue x: Rare and valuable books comprising manuscripts, early printed books, early medicine and science, xvith century presses, bibliography, London 1927, item 277, £90 - David Alexander Robert Lindsay, 28th Earl of Crawford and 11th Earl of Balcarres (1900-1975; known as Lord Balniel from 1913 to 1940), endpaper inscribed in ink, Balniel 1928, three slips bearing his notes loosely inserted (one on his personal letter paper, another annotated Bt Goldschmidt) 9 - Sotheby's, Continental books and manuscripts, London, 4 December 2002, lot 64 (estimated £30,000-£40,000; bought-in at £24,000) - Christie's, Valuable books and manuscripts, London, 1 December 2016, lot 120 (sold £15,000) condition few minor repairs where sheets mounted on binder's guards; occasional stain in margins, some discolouration in sheet [2]; one of the top border woodcuts trimmed by the binder's knife; overall in extraordinary state of preservation. Binding edges worn, small loses at head and foot of the spine. bound together in nineteenth-century tree sheep (47 × 34.5 cm), back lettered Herold et Clauser Genealogie Palatinorum. Basel 1556, red sprinkled edges. [img-4596-left-large_default] Tier 1, sheet [2] This large format woodcut, printed on twenty-one sheets and when assembled measuring over four metres high, is a family tree of the Wittelsbach dynasty over 1000 years, beginning with the Merovingian King Clovis i (466-511), and culminating with the Elector Palatine Friedrich ii (1482-1556) and his wife Dorothea of Denmark. Also shown are the Bavarian and Palatine branches of the house (from Charlemagne to Charles v) and the Electors of the Rhineland Palatinate. Altogether, 934 half-length portraits and coats of arms are depicted. 10 On three sides is an integral border of arabesque ornament featuring 82 bust-length medallion portraits of Roman and Byzantine emperors and Sultan Suleiman the Great, cut on a black ground (width 35 mm). 11 In the bottom tier is an extensive landscape view, showing a fortified encampment and troop movements, and rivers and towns associated with the supposed founders of the house: the river Leye and Noyon (where Charlemagne was crowned in 768), the river Aisne and Soissons (where Clovis i defeated Syagrius in 486 and his early capital), the river Marne with Epernay and Reims, the river Meuse with Sittard and Roermond, and the Rhine with Cologne. At the base of the family tree is a scene of the baptism of Clovis i by Saint Remigius in 496; the camp and troops in the background allude to the battle against the Alemannics at Tolbiac (Zülpich), during which Clovis had resolved to convert to Christianity. In the centre is a fantastic creature with three crowned heads (frog, eagle, lion) and body of a man, supporting three sceptres and heraldic insignia. 12 In the tier above are two cartouches of strapwork ornament: the one on the left features a portrait of Friedrich ii von der Pfalz, and a dedication to him by Herold, dated 1555, in which Wolfgang von Pfalz-Zweibrücken (1526-1569) and Ottheinrich von der Pfalz (1502-1559) are both mentioned; on the other side are six distichs addressed to Friedrich, within a frame incorporating his insignia and a battle scene between a Christian and a Turk. 13 The prototypes for the print include manuscript portrait genealogies; 14 genealogical tapes­tries, in which Ottheinrich had a particular interest; 15 and large woodcut prints. Among the latter are a pedigree of the counts of Palatine and dukes of Bavaria with 237 portraits, exe­cuted by Hans Wurm (1501); 16 the uncompleted tree of the Emperor Maximilian i, by Hans Burgkmair (1509-1512); 17 the family tree in the centre and the left half of the ornamental framework of the Triumphal Arch of Maximilian i, by Hans Springinklee and Wolf Traut (1515-1517); a massive print, over seven metres in length, of Habsburg genealogy, by Robert Péril (1535); 18 and the genealogies from Rudolph i to Charles v, by Jörg Breu the younger (1536-1538). 19 The survival rate of all these imposing woodcuts is very poor. 20 [img-4652-left-large_default] Detail, sheet [2] [img-4659-left-large_default] Detail, sheet [3] [img-4599-left-large_default] Herold's promotional pamphlet, or Exegesis, is here bound before the prints The 'Tabula Palatinorum' was initiated by Herold in 1554. Some costs of the project were met by Friedrich ii and after his death (26 February 1556) by his successor Ottheinrich; 21 additional finance was provided by Gabriel Frig (Frei), 22 but the principal investor appears to have been Herold himself: in 1561 he complained that his losses in the venture amounted to 700 gulden. 23 The first edition of the print has a publication line 'Basileae, apud Ioannem Oporinum, anno Christi m.d.lvi mense martio', printed outside the frame on the centre sheet of Tier 1. 24 A thirty-two page Exegesis, sive Successionis Palatinæ Francicæ... succincta declaratio, dated by the printer Oporinus 8 April 1556, 25 and the gift of a copy of the 'Tabula' from the Basel City Council to Henri ii of France, on 1 April 1556, 26 confirm March 1556 as the date of first issue. More impressions were distributed in the autumn of 1556 and in 1557, including five sent to the court in Stuttgart, and a copy on vellum intended for Herzog Christoph von Württemberg (1515-1568). 27 The publication in 1561 of a promotional pamphlet in German (dedicated to the new Elector Friedrich iii) suggests a reissue of the print about that date. 28 Perhaps significantly, the work is not offered for sale in Oporinus's stock catalogue of 1567. 29 [img-4655-left-large_default] Three blocks composing the top border (each 62 × 424 mm), their centres lettered with Friedrich ii's motto De Coelo Victoria and distichs. The emblem lemmata are Germania victrix, efflorescens Germania, Germania concors. In 1567, Oporinus sold his business to Balthasar Han and the brothers Hieronymus and Polykarp Gemusaeus. According to the bill of sale, the remaining copies and the woodblocks used for his edition of Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome (1543), and for the 'Pfalzgrevischen Stamtafeln' were specifically excluded. 30 The Vesalius blocks were sold on 4 October 1569 to Franciscus Martinus Stella of Brussels, but ended up in Basel in the Officina Frobeniana, where they remained until 1603, when they were acquired by Ludwig König of Basel. 31 If the blocks for the Stammbaum also passed to the Froben family, they declined to reprint it under their name. The Stammbaum blocks reappear in 1680 with Hans Caspar Ulrich (1636-1690), a captain in the service of the Electoral Palatinate, son of Hans Jakob Ulrich (1602-1668), one of the founders of the Zurich Burgerbibliothek (1629). 32 He ordered them reprinted with the added legend Gaspar Ulrich de Zurich ao 1680 renovavit in the border; on 14 August 1681 an impression of the reprinted Stammbaum was presented by Hans Caspar to the Burgerbibliothek (now Zentralbibliothek). Another impression dated 1680 is in the Department of Prints and Drawings of the British Museum. Provisional Census of Impressions ● Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Rijksprentenkabinet, RP-P-OB, 39.828-848 (loose sheets, not assembled; complete) 33 ● Basel, Historisches Museum, 1870.920 (assembled, backed on linen; complete) 34 ● Basel, Kunstmuseum, Kupferstichkabinett, Bi. I, 635 (loose sheets, incomplete; a later printing?) 35 ● Basel, Kunstmuseum, Kupferstichkabinett, X.2371 (coloured, assembled and mounted; complete) 36 ● Basel, Stadtarchiv 37 ● London, British Library, Tab. 539.b (roll) 38 ● London, British Library, 131.h5.14-24 (incomplete) 39 ● London, British Museum, Department of Prints & Drawings, 2005.U.103 (complete; dated 1680) 40 ● Middleburg, Zeeuwse Bibliotheek (formerly Zeeuwsch Genootschap der Wetenschappen te Vlissingen; Provinciale bibliotheek van Zeeland), apparently destroyed in 1940 41 ● Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Codices iconographici monacenses 387 (uncoloured, assembled and backed on linen; complete) 42 ● Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Codices iconographici monacenses 388 (coloured, assembled and backed on linen; complete) 43 ● Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Graphische Sammlung, HB 10894a-10914, Kapsel 1355 (21 sheets, not assembled; complete; a later printing?) 44 ● Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Graphische Sammlung, HB 21.803 (coloured, assembled in three parts) 45 ● Princeton, Princeton University Library, RBD Large Format Basel 1556 (assembled, complete) 46 ● Rouen, Bibliothèque Municipale, Fonds Leber (within a bound recueil; apparently complete) 47 ● Zurich, Zentralbibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung (loose sheets, complete; edition dated 1680) 48 ● Unlocated - Paulus Behaim (1592‒1637) 49 ● Unlocated - Jean Baptiste Joseph Barrois (1784‒1855) 50 Contents Names in italics are lettered in the blocks; battlefields are marked in the print by Θ sheet [1] [img-4597-left-large_default] Tier 1, sheet [1] [img-4656-left-large_default] Monograms of Ieremias Wyssenbach and Jacob Clauser in sheet [1] ■ Tier 1, sheet 1: landscape view representing towns associated with the supposed founders of the house: Noyon (Noviomvs), River Leye (Lysa, Fl. Loyse), Soissons (Soysson, Vessionvm), River Aisne (Isara, Fl. Aise), a fortified encampment, Θ Gwisen, and Clotilda, wife of Clovis and their son, witnessing the baptism of Clovis Signed centre left with monograms of Clauser and Wyssenbach sheet [2] [img-4596-left-large_default] Tier 1, sheet [2] ■ Tier 1, sheet 2: Θ Dvrmey, River Marne (Matrona, Fl. Marne), Reims (Θ Dvrocotervm Rens), Espernal (Asprenciacvm), River Maas (Meuse) (Die Mas), Sittard (Zitart), Roermond (Θ Rvrae Conflventes), Gelleren, at left of the base of the tree is a scene depicting the baptism of Clovis by St Remigius, in centre a fantastic figure (tricephalus) supporting an heraldic shield, at right a battle formation, and hanging on the trunk is an ornamental cartouche lettered with two inscriptions: Above Klvgvndweys || Alias Clodovevs, Qvibvsdam || Lvdin, Sev Hlvdovicvs, Franco- || rvm Rex, Princeps Alemanorv || Avg. Cos. Patri. Rom. Vrbis. We- || st Gothorvm Victor. Re- || ligionis Francicæ Condit- || or Arianæ Impietatis. Ho || stis. Germanicæ Atq. A || Deò Ingenvitatis Orbis C || hristiani Totivs. Vnica Ve- || raq. Stirps. Ano Salv. 485. Below Diethvld qvæ || Et Gotshvld, Avt Clotildis || Hilfreychi Bvrgvndiæ Regis F. || Concors Clodovei. Conivnx. Vt || À Remigio Pont Rhemen. Votire. || Rex. Lavacro Regenerationis L- || lvstraretvr. Sategit. Anno Grat- || iæ cccc. xcic. Signed above the cartouche with monogram of Wyssenbach and below with monogram of Clauser sheet [3] [img-4598-left-large_default] Tier 1, sheet [3] [img-4657-left-large_default] Monogram of Ieremias Wyssenbach in sheet [3] [img-4658-left-large_default] Monogram of Jacob Clauser in sheet [3] ■ Tier 1, sheet 3: Tongres (= Aduacam Tungrorum, Atvacvm), Zülpich (Θ Tolbacvm), Aachen, or Heeren? (Ach Coriovalvm), Gelduba (Gldvba), Ellebach (Fl. Dgelbach), Düren (Θ Marcodvrvm), Jülich (Ivliacvm), Silva Ivliac., Vbii (= Ara Ubiorum, capital of the Ubii tribe?), Vetera Castra (Castra Vetera), Cologne (Θ Colonia Agrippina), the River Rhine (Rhenvs), Neuss (Novesivm), Deutz (Divitense Mvnimentvm) Signed with monograms of Clauser (in city wall of Cologne) and Wyssenbach (in river bank lower left, his monogram with 3 ·) sheet [4] [img-4600-left-large_default] Tier 2, sheet [4] [img-4660-left-large_default] Monograms of Jacob Clauser and Zacharias Specklin in sheet [4] ■ Tier 2, sheet 4: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks, also a cartouche of strapwork ornament incorporating a portrait of Friedrich ii von der Pfalz, and a dedication to him by Herold, dated 1555: D.D.D.D. Fridenreycho Rom. Imperii vīī Viro || Sacratiss. Germaniæ. Propvg: Fortiss. Pann || onico, Tvrcico Max. Imp. īī. Wolvffgango || Viro Principi Pientiss. Sapientiss. Q. Frbs. || Gerr. Æthoni Hoh Vnd Reycho Cog. Bo || no P.P. Pacificatori Reip. Iisdem Ex Fr. F. Ac || Nepoti Conivnctiss. Genti Vniversæ Præ || terea, Ex Magno Clodoveo Procreatæ Avt || In Stirpem Assertæ, Francor. Salior. Noric. || Boioarior. Ac. Pannon. Principp. Lavdatiss. || Patronis Clementiss. || Ioannes Herold (· Cvivs Natale Solvm || Hoechstæt, Ad Ripam Ab Notii Fl. Svevi || cam Sitvm Mvnicipivm, Principp Pala || tin. Amore et Indvstria Perennivm || Foeliciss. Gvbernatvr) Observant || iæ Ergò. Dev. P. Basileæ Ravracorvm. || Cal. Ian. Anno À Nato Iesv Christo || Salvatore mdlv. Signed within frame of the cartouche with monograms of Clauser and Zacharias Specklin. 51 sheet [5] [img-4601-left-large_default] Tier 2, sheet [5] [img-4661-left-large_default] Monograms of Jacob Clauser and Zacharias Specklin in sheet [5] ■ Tier 2, sheet 5: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks Signed with monograms of Clauser and Specklin, lettered a lower right sheet [6] [img-4602-left-large_default] Tier 2, sheet [6] ■ Tier 2, sheet 6: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks, also a cartouche featuring the arms of Wittelsbach with the collar of the Golden Fleece and a battle scene between a Christian and a Turk, lettered with six distichs: Qvalis In Argolicas, Stricto Rvit Ense Cohortes, || Vectvs Anhelanti, Qvvm Fvit Hector Eqvo: || Talis et Elector, Sævvm Palatinvs in Hostem, || Christiadvm, Princeps Bis Tvlit Arma Pivs || Cvm Qvibvs, Intrepido Germanos Pectore Fidos || Propvgnans, Veræ Præmia Lavdis Habet. || Hvic Merito, Nomen Friderici Fata Dedere, || Nomine Qvod Pacis, Bella Secvtvs Erat || Is Qvoqve, Prægrandes Fecit, Germania, Svmptvs, || Floreat Vt Veteri Nobilitate Sva. || Ergo, Tvvm Stvdivm, Vivax Dvrabit in Annos || Perpetvos: Tantvm Res Pietas Q. Valent. sheet [7] [img-4603-left-large_default] Tier 3, sheet [7] [img-4662-left-large_default] Monogram of Zacharias Specklin in sheet [7] ■ Tier 3, sheet 7: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks Signed with monogram of Specklin (plus 4) sheet [8] [img-4604-left-large_default] Tier 3, sheet [8] [img-4688-left-large_default] Monogramm of c with a cross and pen in sheet [8] [img-4643-left-large_default] B ij in sheet [8] ■ Tier 3, sheet 8: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks Signed with monogram c with a cross and pen, lettered b ij lower right sheet [9] [img-4605-left-large_default] Tier 3, sheet [9] [img-4644-left-large_default] Monogram of Zacharias Specklin with numeral 3 in sheet [9] ■ Tier 3, sheet 9: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks Signed top right with monogram of Specklin (plus 3) sheet [10] [img-4606-left-large_default] Tier 4, sheet [10] ■ Tier 4, sheet 10: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks sheet [11] [img-4607-left-large_default] Tier 4, sheet [11] [img-4645-left-large_default] Monogram of David Kandel in sheet [11] ■ Tier 4, sheet 11: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks Signed with monogram of Kandel sheet [12] [img-4608-left-large_default] Tier 4, sheet [12] [img-4646-left-large_default] Monogram of David Kandel in sheet [12] ■ Tier 4, sheet 12: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks Signed with monogram of Kandel sheet [13] [img-4609-left-large_default] Tier 5, sheet [13] [img-4647-left-large_default] Monogram of David Kandel in sheet [13] ■ Tier 5, sheet 13: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks Signed with monogram of Kandel, sheet [14] [img-4610-left-large_default] Tier 5, sheet [14] ■ Tier 5, sheet 14: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks sheet [15] [img-4611-left-large_default] Tier 5, sheet [15] [img-4648-left-large_default] Monogram of David Kandel in sheet [15] ■ Tier 5, sheet 15: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks Signed with monogram of Kandel sheet [16] [img-4612-left-large_default] Tier 6, sheet [16] [img-4649-left-large_default] Monogram of HS in sheet [16] ■ Tier 6, sheet 16: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks Signed lower right with monogram hs sheet [17] [img-4613-left-large_default] Tier 6, sheet [17] ■ Tier 6, sheet 17: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks sheet [18] [img-4614-left-large_default] Tier 6, sheet [18] [img-4650-left-large_default] Monogram of HS in sheet [18] ■ Tier 6, sheet 18: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks Signed in centre with monogram hs sheet [19] [img-4615-left-large_default] Tier 7, sheet [19] [img-4653-left-large_default] Detail of sheet [19]: Lineage of the collateral line of Pfalz-Simmern. From left Francesco ii Sforza, Duke of Milan (1495-1535) with his wife Christina of Denmark (1521-1590), Massimiliano Sforza, Duke of Milan (1493-1530), 'Ludowicus' (Louis, Duke of Orléans, 1549-1550; presumably in error for Charles ix) and his brother Francis ii (1544-1560), King of France, Georg von Sponheim und Simmern (1518-1569) and his brother Richard von Sponheim und Simmern (1521-1598), and - shown at extreme left on sheet [20] - Friedrich iii von der Pfalz, der Fromme (1515-1576) ■ Tier 7, sheet 19: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks sheet [20] [img-4616-left-large_default] Tier 7, sheet [20] [img-4651-left-large_default] Detail of sheet [20]: in the Centre Friedrich ii, der Weise, Kurfürst von der Pfalz (1482-1556) and his wife, Dorothea of Denmark (1520-1580). Left Georg, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein (1500-1504), 'Aethoho Hundreych Bonus Palatinus' (Ottheinrich, 1502-1559) and his brother 'Philippus Bellicosus Turcicus' (Philipp der Streitbare, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein und Herzog von Pfalz-Neuburg, 1503-1548), and Pfalzgraf Wolfgang von Simmern, Veldenz und Zweibrücken (1526-1569) with his wife Anna von Hessen (1529-1591). Right Joachim ii Hektor, Kurfürst von Brandenburg (1505-1571) and his wife 'Dorothea' [Hedwig Jagiellonica, 1513-1573], Wolfgang, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein (1494-1558), Eberhard, Herzog von Württemberg (1445-1496) and his brother Ludwig von Württemberg (1439-1457) ■ Tier 7, sheet 20: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks sheet [21] [img-4617-left-large_default] Tier 7, sheet [21] [img-4654-left-large_default] Detail of sheet [21]: From left Sigismund i of Poland (1467-1548) and his wife Barbara Zápolya (1495-1515), Kurfürst August von Sachsen (1526-1586) with his wife Anna of Denmark (1532-1585), Johann Friedrich ii, Herzog von Sachsen (1529-1595) with his wife Agnes von Hessen (1527-1555), the infant Johann (1538-1539) und his brother Erzherzog Ferdinand ii (1529-1595), Karl (1540-1590) and Maximilian ii (sons of Ferdinand i and Anna Jagiello von Böhmen und Ungarn); beside the border, 'Carolus Hispaniarum Rex' (Don Carlos, 1445-1568, son of Philipp ii of Spain and Maria Manuela of Portugal) ■ Tier 7, sheet 21: woodcut genealogical tree with captions cut in the blocks references Andreas Burckhardt, Johannes Basilius Herold: Kaiser und Reich im protestantischen Schrifttum des Basler Buchdrucks um die Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts (Basel 1967), pp.173-193; Martin Steinmann, Johannes Oporinus: Ein Basler Buchdrucker um die Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts (Basel 1967), pp.112-113; F.W.H. Hollstein, German engravings, etchings and woodcuts 1400-1700. Vol. 15 b , Balthasar Jenichen to David Kandel, compiled by Robert Zijlma (Blaricum [1986]), p.220 no. 3; F.W.H. Hollstein, German engravings, etchings and woodcuts 1400-1700. Vol. 74, Zacharias Specklin to Hans Ulrich Stampfer ii, compiled by Dieter Beaujean (Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel 2008), pp.4-8 no. 1 1. Most sheets are printed by two blocks, measuring 19/20 × 58.5 and 24 × 58.5 cm respectively; other sheets appear to be printed from a single block. The number of individual blocks is counted as 42 by Robert Zijlma (in F.W.H. Hollstein, German engravings, etchings and woodcuts 1400-1700. Vol. 15 b , Balthasar Jenichen to David Kandel, Blaricum [1986], p.220 no. 3) and by Dieter Beaujean (in F.W.H. Hollstein, German engravings, etchings and woodcuts 1400-1700. Vol. 74, Zacharias Specklin to Hans Ulrich Stampfer ii, Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel 2008, pp.4-8 no. 1). 2. Observed in sheets 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Neue deutsche Biographie (Berlin 1975), iii, pp.270-271 ( online ); Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (Munich & Leipzig 1998), xix, p.456; Die Amerbachkorrespondenz, x/2. Die Briefe aus den Jahren 1556-1558, edited by Beat Rudolph Jenny (Basel 1991), pp.724-727. Plazidus Hartmann, 'Stammbuch und Liber Amicorum der Brüder Johann Kaspar und Renward Göldlin von Tiefenau' in Stultifera navis: Mitteilungsblatt der Schweizerischen Bibliophilen-Gesellschaft 10 (1953), p.96, credits Clauser for the design of sheets 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 13, 16, 18; according to the Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, 19 (Munich & Leipzig 1998), six blocks are signed by Clauser. 3. Observed in sheets 11, 12, 13, 15. Hollstein, op. cit., xvb, p.220 no. 3 (observing the monogram of Kandel also in sheet 10). 4. Observed in sheets 4, 5, 7, 9. Hollstein, op. cit., lxxiv, pp.4-8 no. 1. The impression reproduced is the 1680 reprint, with imprint gaspar ulrich de zurich ao 1680 renovavit lettered in lower border. The top border, composed of three emblematical woodcuts, is not shown. 5. Observed in sheets 1, 2, 3. The monogram (read as both hb and hwb) was formerly associated with Hans Bocksberger the Elder and Hans Blum; it is now recognized as denoting Ieremias Wyssenbach (Hieronymus [Wyssenbach] Basiliensis). His slow work on these blocks caused Wyssenbach to be placed under house arrest on 15 December 1555 for twelve weeks (Die Amerbachkorrespondenz , x /1, op. cit., pp.230-231 note 7). 6. Observed in sheets 16, 18. Identified by Andreas Burckhardt, Johannes Basilius Herold: Kaiser und Reich im protestantischen Schrifttum des Basler Buchdrucks um die Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts (Basel 1967), p.175 note 108, with Hans Schäufelein the Younger (circa 1515-1582), although that artist customarily signs with a shovel, not a pen or brush. See G.K. Nagler, Die Monogrammisten (Munich 1863), iii, pp.582-584; Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden K ü nstler, edited by Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker (Leipzig 1935), xxxix, p.561. 7. The monogram c with a cross and pen or brush is observed in sheet 8 only. It was read by Hans Koegler as cm and tentatively identified with Conrad Morant (Schwebel), a Formschneider born c. 1510 at Basel (Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden K ü nstler, op. cit., xvii, p.68). 8. According to the E.P. Goldschmidt stockbook ([volume 3], [entries] 6227-9329 12 December 1923-21 April 1927, f. 84; in Library of the Grolier Club, New York, link ), this volume was purchased on 4 October 1926 from the booksellers K.W. Hiersemann of Leipzig, for £41 7s, and sold on 19 January 1927 to Lord Balniel for £90. 9. Also inserted is a signed autograph letter from Campbell Dodgson, Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum (20 January 1927), to Lord Balniel, stating: 'The Wittelsbach pedigree in the Dept. of Printed Books [now British Library, Tab. 539.b] is the same edition as yours, but not in such "mint" state. The 8vo pamphlet is bound up with other books. The big woodcut is mounted on a wooden roller, and has the three strips of ornament with "De Coelo Victoria' placed along the top in the position which we calculated they ought to occupy. I am glad to have had my attention called to this, and now return your volume with thanks for letting me see it'. 10. The count '934' is in Vorstenportretten uit de eerst helft van de 16de eeuw: houtsneden als propaganda, catalogue of an exhibition in the Rijksprentenkabinet, by A.J. Klant-Vlielander Hein and Dieuwke de Hoop Scheffer (Amsterdam 1972), p.33; see also Hollstein, op. cit., lxxiv, p.5. 11. Christian E. Dekesel, Bibliotheca nummaria: bibliography of 16th century numismatic books (London 1997), p.480, identifies the medallions as re-cuttings of illustrations in Jacopo de Strada's Epitome (1553, et seq.). 12. For an interpretation of this imagery, and its likely sources, see Burckhardt, op. cit., pp.184-185; and Vorstenportretten, op. cit., pp.33-34. 13. Compare the incipit of Publius Faustus Andrelinus's Elegia vi: Qualis in argolicas stricto ruit ense cohortes, vectus Anthelanti, cū foret Hector equo (Elegie, Paris circa 1505; link ). 14. See for example, two late 15th-century rolls depicting Bavarian and Pfalz-Bavarian rulers (738 and 380 cm in length), in Wittelsbach und Bayern; 1/2. Die Zeit der frühen Herzöge von Otto i . zu Ludwig dem Bayern: Katalog der Ausstellung auf der Burg Trausnitz in Landshut, 14. Juni-5. Oktober 1980, edited by Hubert Glaser (Munich 1980), pp.26-27 nos. 30-31. 15. Hans Rott, 'Ott Heinrich und die Kunst' in Mitteilungen zur Geschichte des Heidelberger Schlosses 5 (1905), p.41 and pls. i-iv; Von Kaisers Gnaden: 500 Jahre Pfalz-Neuburg, catalogue of an exhibition, edited by Suzanne Bäumler, Evamaria Brockhoff and Michael Henker (Augsburg 2005), pp.40-41 no. 2.8. 16. Two impressions of the twelve-sheet print are known (dimensions overall 161 × 93.5 cm); see Campbell Dodgson, Catalogue of early German and Flemish woodcuts preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum (London 1903-1911), ii, p.263; Von Kaisers Gnaden, op. cit., p.40 no. 2.8 (impression in the Bayerische Nationalmuseum, NN 1001). 17. Paul Geissler, 'Hans Burgkmairs Genealogie Kaiser Maximilians i: Zu diesem Augsburger Fund' in Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1965, pp.249-261, with a review of earlier literature and locations of the proof impressions. 18. Five complete impressions are known to survive; see Eva Irblich, in Thesaurus Austriacus: Europas Glanz im Spiegel der Buchkunst, Handschriften und Kunstalben von 800 bis 1600 (Vienna 1996), pp.155-162 (ÖNB Vienna; formerly with H.P. Kraus, Catalogue 121: Illustrated Books from the xvth & xvith Centuries, New York [1968], item 74), and 'The genealogical tree of the house of Habsburg' in Women of distinction: Margaret of York, Margaret of Austria, edited by Dagmar Eichberger (Davidsfonds [2005]), pp.80-81 no. 15 (Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin). An impression (version with French text) was acquired by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in 2007 ( link ; ex-Librairie Valette, Nouvelle acquisitions: quelques livres choisis pour leur rareté, leur intérêt, leur condition ou leur provenance, Paris 2007, item 2, €135,000). 19. F.W.H. Hollstein, The new Hollstein: German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700: J ö rg Breu the Elder and J ö rg Breu the Younger, compiled by Guido Messling (Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel 2008), pp.233-236 nos. 30-31. 20. See the account of 'mural woodcuts' in David Landau and Peter Parshall, The Renaissance print, 1470-1550 (New Haven & London 1994), pp.231-237; also Mark P. McDonald, The print collection of Ferdinand Columbus (1488-1539): a Renaissance collector in Seville (London 2004), i, pp.111-112 ('Sizes of prints that no longer survive'), 162-164. 21. A payment to Herold of 400 gulden was ordered by Friedrich ii on 1 January 1556; see Hans Rott, 'Zu den Kunstbestrebungen des Pfalzgrafen Ott Heinrichs' in Mitteilungen zur Geschichte des Heidelberger Schlosses 6 (1912), pp.212-213, 231-232. 22. Rott, op. cit. (1912), p.232; Burckhardt, op. cit., p.189. 23. Burckhardt, op. cit., p.189. 24. Two other impressions with this imprint are known to the writer, in Kunstmuseum Basel (X.2371) and Historisches Museum Basel; it either is trimmed away on the others, or they are later printings. See Hollstein, op. cit., xvb, p.220 and Hollstein, op. cit., lxxiv, p.6. 25. Four copies of the rare pamphlet are located by the Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbereich erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts (VD 16), H2541 ; another (British Library copy) is added by the Universal short-title catalogue (USTC), 655230 ; and three more (Basel, Bern, Zurich) are located by WorldCat . The copy in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has been digitised ( link ). 26. Rott, op. cit. (1912), p.232; Burckhardt, op. cit., p.176. 27. Burckhardt, op. cit., p.176 note 116; Die Amerbachkorrespondenz , x /1, op. cit., pp.230-231 note 7. 28. Johannes Basilius Herold, Bericht und kurtzbegriffne erläuterung der Geburtstafel, oder sipp, mag und öhm stammens des löblichsten Churfürstlichen Hauses der Pflaltz bei Rhein, und yetz lebenden andern jhrer zugewandten eingeleybten Fürstlichen Gschlechten, von dem vhralten der Edlen Francken herkommen, entspiessende (Basel: Johann Oporinus, 1 June 1561). VD16 H 2540 . The copy in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has been digitised ( link ). 29. The catalogue lists about 750 titles, of which about fifty are marked with a cross (†) as unavailable: Librorum per Ioannem Oporinvm partim excusorum hactenus, partim in eiusdem officina uenalium, index: singulis ad ordinem alphabeticum redactis, & adiecta impressionis forma (Basel: Johann Oporinus, 1567); only the 1561 Bericht is offered (p.11; link : digitised copy in Staatliche Bibliothek Regensburg). 30. Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, C via 43 855-864, published by Martin Steinmann, 'Aus dem Briefwechsel des Basler Druckers Johannes Oporinus' in Basler Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Altertumskunde 69 (1969), pp.201-202: '...Zum dryzehenden hat im auch Oporinus in disem kauf vorbehalten die Pfalzgrevischen Stamtafeln sampt den formen darzu gehörende. Und sollen die keuffer und ir erben dieselbigen Tabulas mit vleis auch wie andere seine bucher, so er vom sein fünften theil bekommen wirt, verkauffen und verrechnen, und darvon für uncosten mug und sorg nemmen eins von fünffen, alles sonst iedergstalt hievor im zehenden articul geordnet. Und so soliche stamtafeln also von inen den Keuffern oder sonst dem Verkeuffer nit vertriben, noch auch die Formen darzu gehorende by seinem leben von im verkauft [struck-out: oder durch die Pfaltzgrevischen seines costens, so er deren halb erlitten, ergetzt wurde] wurden, sollen gemelte Pfaltzstammen tafeln, so vil deren zu zyt des Verkeuffers absterben und auch die Formen so die noch wie gsagt vorhanden, den Herren Keuffern und iren erben frei geschenckt sein, und inen von verkeuffers erben ubergeben werden.' 31. Frank Hieronymus, Basler Buchillustration 1500-1545, catalogue of an exhibition held in the Universitätsbibliothek Basel, 31 March-30 June 1984 (Basel [1984]), p.650. Johann Oporinus had died on 7 July 1568. 32. Allgemeine deutsche Biographie (Munich & Leipzig 1875-1912), xxxix, p.249. 33. Dimensions overall 424 × 131 cm. Vorstenportretten, op. cit., pp.33-34 (not illustrated); Hollstein, op. cit., xvb, p.220; Hollstein, op. cit., lxxiv, p.5. 34. Dimensions overall 420 × 132 cm. Historisches Museum Basel, Katalog der Mittelalterlichen Sammlung zu Basel (Basel 1888), p.16 no. 186: 'Stammbaum Chlodwigs, Holzschnitt, Druck von Johannes Oporinus zu Basel, 1556' ( link ). Further details provided by Dr. Raphael Beuing, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Kunsthistorische Abteilung, Historisches Museum Basel, Steinenberg 4, CH-4051 Basel. 35. According to Hollstein, op. cit., lxxiv, p.5 'incomplete, comprises 17 single sheets, probably later'. 36. Probably the second of two impressions listed in the inventories of Basilius Amerbach's collection; see Paul Ganz and Emil Major, 'Die Entstehung des Amerbach'schen Kunstkabinets und die Amerbach'schen Inventare' in Jahresbericht der ö ffentlichen Kunstsammlung in Basel, N.F. 3 (1907), p.48 ('Inventar D, 1586'): 'Item tabula Palatinorum Heroldi vfzogen' ( link ); p.67 ('Inventar G, 1662'): '12. Der Pfälzische Stammbaum, 21 ½ regal Bogen, sambt allerhand außgeschnittenen Kupfern auß Büchern. Item 22 Holzstukh vnd Hs. Holb. Biblisch Figuren zerstikhlet' ( link ) and p.68 'In einem Langen Tröglin. Erstlich der Chur-Pfältzische Stammbaum auff Thuch gezogen' ( link ). See also Das Amerbach-Kabinett: Beiträge zu Basilius Amerbach, catalogue of an exhibition held in the Kunstmuseum, 21 April-21 July 1991 (Basel 1991), p.149 and p.164 note 110 (Inventory D); pp.186, 193, 198 note 116 (Inventory G). 37. Rott, op. cit. (1912), p.213: 'Ich fand ein vollständiges Exemplar dieses Monstrestammbaums in dem Stadtarchiv zu Basel...'. 38. Short-title catalogue of books printed in the German-speaking countries and of German books printed in other countries from 1455 to 1600 now in the British Museum, compiled by A.F. Johnson and Victor Scholderer (London 1962), p.400 (q.v. Heroldt, Klugundweys alias Clodoveus). The item is designated 'mislaid' in the Library'sopac(accessed 12 December 2016). 39. Sheets 4, 6, 7, 9, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, and the right-hand sheet of the top border only. George Gatfield, Guide to printed books and manuscripts relating to English and foreign heraldry and genealogy (London 1892), p.575 (link); Dekesel, op. cit., p.480 no. h10. 40. Dimensions overall 423 × 126.7 cm. Lettered in the ornamental border gaspar ulrich de zurich ao 1680 renovavit. Described on British Museum collection database ( link ). 41. Zeeuwsch Genootschap der Wetenschappen te Vlissingen, Catalogus der Bibliotheek van het Zeeuwsch Genootschap der Wetenschappen (Middelburg 1864) p.35 no. 368 (copy of Exegesis, 'Met de geslachttafel. De twee bovengenoemde werken in één band'; link ); Provinciale bibliotheek van Zeeland, Catalogus van de Provinciale bibliotheek van Zeeland. Tweede Deel. Tweede Stuk. Hulpwetenschappen der Geschiedenis (Middelburgh 1907), p.573 (Exegesis, 'Met de geslachtstafel. Met het voorg. in één band'). The loss of the volume is confirmed by Marinus Bierens, Conservator oude drukken en bijzondere collecties, Zeeuwse Bibliotheek te Middelburg (private communication, 12 December 2016). 42. Dimensions overall 415 × 126 cm. Marianne Reuter, 'Beschreibung der Handschrift Cod. icon. 387' in BSB-CodIcon Online: Elektronischer Katalog der Codices iconographici monacenses der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München ( link ). 43. Dimensions overall 460 × 129 cm. This copy has an additional (8th) tier in manuscript, depicting members of the family from 1556 to circa 1603; see Marianne Reuter, 'Beschreibung der Handschrift Cod. icon. 388' in BSB-CodIcon Online: Elektronischer Katalog der Codices iconographici monacenses der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München ( link ). 44. Hollstein, op. cit., lxxiv, p.5: 'probably later prints'. Five sheets have watermark ihs (communication from Dr. Claudia Valter, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Graphische Sammlung, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg, 28 March 2010). Kulturdokumente Norddeutschlands, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung Westfalens: Leihgaben des Germanischen National-Museums in Nürnberg, catalogue of an exhibition in Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, edited by Fritz Zink (Hagen 1957), no. 160 (HB 10896 exhibited); Vorstenportretten, op. cit., p.33. 45. Hollstein, op. cit., lxxiv, p.5: 'coloured, cut in three parts'. 46. Assembled, dimensions overall 415 × 126 cm ( image ). Provenance: Hartung & Hartung, Auktion 127: Wertvolle Bücher, Manuskripte, Autographen, Munich, 8 November 2010, lot 1190 - Robin Halwas Limited, London - Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Narberth, PA. 47. Catalogue des livres imprimés, manuscrits, estampes, dessins et cartes a jouer composant la bibliothèque de M. C. Leber (Paris 1839), iii, p.2 no. 5062: 'in-fol. max., v. br. Cet ouvrage de Jean Herold est rare et fort peu connu en France: il comprend 7 grandes pièces, de 3 pieds sur 2...' ( link ). Leber's collection was presented to the Bibliothèque municipale, Rouen, in 1838; it is not possible to ascertain from the library's opac whether the print is there still. Cf. Joannis Guigard, Bibliothèque Héraldique de la France (Paris 1861), p.145 no. 1680 (locating print in Rouen; link ). 48. Bruno Weber, 'Genealogie der Pfälzer von J.B. Herold im Vestibül der Graphischen Sammlung [Zentralbibliothek Zürich] vom 8 Februar-11 März 1972' (departmental 'Informationblatt', supplied to the writer by Dr. phil. Alexa Renggli, Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Handschriftenabteilung, Zähringerplatz 6, CH-8001 Zürich). 49. The Nuremberg patrician Paulus Behaim in 1618 drew up an inventory of his collection of prints (Berlin Kupferstichkabinett, Inv. No. 79 C.32J); according to the recent transcription, the inventory entry reads: 'Johannes Heroldvs Genealogia Electors Palatinors, a Clodovco Francor Rege, V [?] ad Friderico Pium [?] (...). Vf 21 Regalbög' (Jasper Kettner, Vom Beginn der Kupferstichkunde: Druckgraphik als eigenständige Kunst in der Sammlung Paulus Behaims (1592-1637), PhD dissertation, Freien Universität Berlin, 2013, p.300, link ). 50. Maison Silvestre, Catalogue de livres provenant de la librairie de M. Barrois l'ainé: Deuxième partie, 28 June-26 July 1838, p.163 no. 2181: 'Klugundweys alias Clodoveus quibusdam ludin, seu h. Ludovicus Francoxum rex, princeps Alemanorum, etc., unica veraque stirps anno salutis 485, etc. Basileae, 1556, in-fol. fig. v. br' ( link ). 51. Specklin (Speckle, Speckli) was born in Strassburg and became a burgher of Basel in 1556; in 1558 he was admitted to the Saffron Guild, and died at Basel in 1576.

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         IL NUOVO ED ETERNO TESTAMENTO di Giesu Christo. (Translated by Massimo Teofilo).

      Lyon, J. de Tournes and G. Gazeau, 1556. 16-mo (127 x 83 mm) 2 parts in one vol, italic letter, title within woodcut border, 97 woodcuts by Bernard Salomon, in beautiful and strong impressions, five repeated. Contemporary Lyonnese light-brown calf, richly gilt and enamelled, central empty oval surrounded by a panel of arabesque and interlaced decoration, arabesque and interlaced corner pieces on an azured ground, the ground of the panel seme with triple gilt dots, on flat spine four broad bands formed by palmette and arabesque tools, outlined with double gilt fillets and partly painted black, in the compartments a solid oval arabesque cartouche on pontillé ground; edges gilt and gauffered to an elegant arabesque pattern. Very small traces of white cire on the strapwork on covers, one or two small splits along the strapwork on lower cover, very discrete restorations to foot of spine and to corners. This strictly contemporary binding is typical Lyonnese work is in very fresh condition. On the first fly-leafome ten ancient quotations from the New Testament by a contemporary hand, the first being "Noi istiamo contrastar à Dio". 20th-century brown cloth folding case. First illustrated edition of Massimo Teofilo's Protestant Italian translation, based on the Latin Froschauer Bible of 1543-1544, the Erasmian NT, and on Brucioli's earlier version of 1530/32, but much improved in style. It contains the complete set of Bernard Salomon's Bible.woodcuts which de Tournes had first published, with brief French and Italian texts, in 1552/53. The fount for the small Italic type has been attributed to Robert Granjon, see Johnson: Granjon, types 9-10 and figs. 8-9. A beautiful, wide-margined copy. The italian translation of Protestant NT are very rare, only five copy in Italian Public Libraries. This copy was sold for 7,000 FF at Sotheby Parke Bernet Monaco, Sporting d'Hiver. Place du Casino, Monte Carlo LIVRES PRECIEUX - Mardi 7 octobre 1980 Price  FF 7,000. And in 1990 it was in Breslauer catalog 110, n. 55.. STC 64 (French Books) und 102 (Italian Books). Darlow-M. 5590. Cartier, de Tournes, 325. Harvard, French Books 84: "The cumulative effect of Salomon's carefully detailed scenes is that of an individual contribution to Bible illustration"..

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         Laurentii Vallae Elegantiarum Latinae Linguae Libri Sex. Eiusdem De Reciprocatione Sui, & Suus, Libellus. Ad Veterum Denuò Codicum Fidem Ab Ioanne Raeneiro Emendata Omnia.

      Lugduni apud Seb. Gryphium, LIONE 1556 - LATINO Esemplare con timbro settecentesco di appartenenza, naturali le usure del tempo, copertina ondulata muta, e carte dall'aspetto vissuto con aloni d'acqua e segni di umidità, testo leggibile fatta eccezione in 451 - 452 - pagine integre, marca tipografica xilografata al frontespizio, capilettera xilografati, legatura salda nonostante parziale scollatura delle cerniere interne, muffe e grande scritta in stampatello ai tagli. Volume che porta con dignità i suoi molti anni conservando un aspetto globale discreto, N. 6 di opera incompleta in 6 volumi.

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         In difesa della lingua fiorentina, et di Dante. Con le regole da far bella et numerosa la prosa.In Fiorenza, appresso Lorenzo Torrentino, 1556.

      In Fiorenza, appresso Lorenzo Torrentino 1556 - Cm. 22; pp. 204 (16). Magnifico frontespizio con dati tipografici entro ricca cornice xilografica, alcuni graziosi capilettera istoriati. Legatura settecentesca in cartonato ricoperto da carta decorata con titoli ms. su tassello al dorso. Alcune interessanti postille di mano coeva. Qualche pagina brunita e sporadiche fioriture, peraltro buon esemplare. Carlo Lenzoni (1501-1551), letterato membro dell'Accademia fiorentina, fu vicino a Giambullari, Gelli e Bartoli nel dibattito sulla lingua, che lo vide avversario delle posizioni di Bembo. Lenzoni sostenne con forza la fiorentinità della lingua viva e parlata, attraverso la difesa di Dante. Quest'opera, esemplificativa di queste posizioni, fu stampata postuma proprio a cura di Giambullari e Bartoli. "La Difesa è in forma di dialogo, in tre giornate, tra il L., Giambullari, Gelli (dalla cui lezione la conversazione risulta ampiamente dominata), Bartoli, Lorenzo Pasquali e un gentiluomo forestiero, il signor Licenziado, portavoce della tesi contrapposta a quella degli Accademici Fiorentini. L'opera si pone quale manifesto dei letterati fiorentini, di impegnativa rivendicazione di un primato che, svolgendo la contrapposizione tra dantismo fiorentino e petrarchismo bembesco, costituisce una confutazione delle riserve sulla lingua fiorentina e su Dante di ispirazione bembesca, che, diffuse dall'ambiente degli Infiammati di Padova, erano state introdotte a Firenze da Varchi. Bersaglio polemico del L. sono così le Prose del Bembo, ma anche i Ragionamenti della lingua toscana di Bernardino Tomitano." (Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, volume 64, voce a cura di Simona Mammani). Rara prima edizione. Cfr. Iccu; Gamba, 1454; Moreni, Annali Torrentino, 281-287; Adams, L-443; Olschki-Choix, IV, 4737. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Aristotelous Politikon bibl. okto. Aristotelis De optimo statu reipub. libri octo.Parisiis, apud Guil. Morelium, 1556.

      Parisiis, apud Guil. Morelium 1556 - Cm. 22,5, pp. (8) 62 (2); 61-240 (4). Testo integralmente impresso in greco antico. Marchio tip. al frontespizio, belle testatine e numerosi capilettera xil. Legatura coeva in piena pelle con impressioni a secco ai piatti e dorso a 4 nervi recentemente rifatto. Firma di possesso anticamente cassata nella parte alta del frontespizio. Sguardia finale rifatta, lievi e sporadiche arrossature, trascurabile forellino limitato al margine esterno bianco (lontano dal testo), trascurabili macchiette, tracce di polvere al frontespizio. Esemplare ad ampi margini, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Magnifica edizione in greco antico del capolavoro politico di Aristotele, curata dal grande umanista fiorentino Pietro Vettori (1499-1585). Rarissima prima edizione. Cfr. Brunet, I, 468; Kvk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.Antuerpiae, apud Ioannem Bellerum, 1556.

      Antuerpiae, apud Ioannem Bellerum 1556 - Cm. 16, pp. (9) 567 (99). Numerosi capilettera e decine di magnifiche illustrazioni xilografiche a piena pagina raffiguranti scene di reati, torture, processi e esecuzioni delle sentenze di condanna. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena molle con titoli ms. al dorso. Antica firma di possesso al frontespizio e alcune annotazioni marginali di mano coeva. Legatura consolidata e sguardie rinnovate; tracce di polvere e piccole abrasioni restaurate al frontespizio, aloni sparsi (più evidenti nella parte iniziale), macchiette sparse, peraltro esemplare in buono stato di conservazione. Joost de Damhouder (1507-1581), celebre giurista nativo di Bruges, fu magistrato e poi alto funzionario delle finanze dei Paesi Bassi sotto il dominio asburgico. Quest'opera, anche grazie allo straordinario apparato iconografico, godette di straordinaria fama e divenne una delle pratiche criminali più diffuse del Cinquecento. La storiografia dopo circa tre secoli dall'uscita a stampa, ha messo in dubbio la paternità, avanzando l'ipotesi che Damhouder plagiò un'opera inedita del giurista quattrocentesco Filips Wielant. Celebri sono i paragrafi dedicati ai processi alle streghe e alle diverse tipologie di tortura. Edizione rarissima, non censita in Iccu e Sapori. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Sommario di tutte le scientie, dal quale si possono imparare molte cose appartenenti al vivere humano, et alla cognition de' Dio.In Vinegia, appresso Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, 1556.

      In Vinegia, appresso Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari 1556 - Cm. 21, pp. (28) 268. Bel marchio tipografico giolitino al frontespizio, testatine e numerosi bei capilettera xilografici. Graziosa legatura settecentesca in piena pelle; dorso a 5 nervi con titoli e fregi in oro agli scomparti. Piatti inquadrati da duplice filetto dorato ed elegante cornice impressa a secco. Tagli spruzzati. Abile restauro integrativo/conservativo alle cerniere, traccia di antica annotazione manoscritta alla base del frontespizio, sporadiche macchiette, trascurabile alone limitato al margine esterno di poche carte. Esemplare nel complesso ben conservato. In questa interessante opera, attribuita a Domenico Delfino ma in realtà traduzione della Vision deleytable de la philosophia y artes liberales di Alfonso de la Torre (1410-1460?) stampata in Spagna e Francia nel XV secolo, si tratta dello scibile umano: aritmetica, geometria, medicina, economia, politica, musica, astrologia, divinazione e magia. Dedica del curatore frate Nicolò Croce a Cristoforo Madruzzo, cardinale di Trento e governatore di Milano. Edizione originale. Cfr. Riccardi I, 402: "Bella e rara edizione"; Biblioteca magica Casanatense, 1263; Olschki-Coix, VI, 6429; Brunet V, 887; Cantamessa, III, nr. 8059: "prima edizione in italiano e prima edizione attribuita a Domenico Delfino". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Laurentii Vallae Elegantiarum Latinae Linguae Libri Sex. Eiusdem De Reciprocatione Sui, & Suus, Libellus. Ad Veterum Denuò Codicum Fidem Ab Ioanne Raeneiro Emendata Omnia.

      Lugduni apud Seb. Gryphium, 1556. LATINO 0,32 Esemplare con timbro settecentesco di appartenenza, naturali le usure del tempo, copertina ondulata muta, e carte dall'aspetto vissuto con aloni d'acqua e segni di umidità, testo leggibile fatta eccezione in 451 - 452 - pagine integre, marca tipografica xilografata al frontespizio, capilettera xilografati, legatura salda nonostante parziale scollatura delle cerniere interne, muffe e grande scritta in stampatello ai tagli. Volume che porta con dignità i suoi molti anni conservando un aspetto globale discreto, N. 6 di opera incompleta in 6 volumi, divulgata nel 1444, pubblicata, postuma nel 1471. Elegantiarum libri sex , i sei libri sull'eleganza della lingua latina, raccolgono una serie straordinaria di passi desunti dai più celebri scrittori latini (Publio Virgilio Marone, Cicerone, Livio), dallo studio dei quali, sostiene Valla, occorre codificare i canoni linguistici, stilistici e retorici della lingua latina. Il testo costituì la base scientifica del movimento umanista impegnato a riformare il latino cristiano sullo stile ciceroniano. La sua opera si basa su una profonda padronanza della lingua latina e sulla convinzione che sia stata proprio un'insufficiente conoscenza del latino la vera causa del linguaggio ermetico ed ambiguo di molti filosofi. Valla è convinto che l'uso corretto della lingua sia l'unico mezzo di comunicazione ed acculturazione: la grammatica ed un appropriato modo di esprimersi stanno alla base di ogni enunciato e, prima ancora, della sua formulazione intellettuale. Da questo punto di vista i suoi scritti sono tematicamente coerenti, in quanto ciascuno di essi si sofferma innanzitutto sulla lingua, sull'uso corretto della lingua e sulle erronee interpretazioni della grammatica latina testo in latino con glosse editoriali. USATO

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         Acta Martyrum, Eorum Videlicet, Qui Hoc Seculo In Gallia, Germania, Anglia, Flandria, Italia, constans dederunt nomen Evangelio, idque sanguine suo obsignarunt: ab Wicleffo & Husso ad hunc usque diem..

      Genève, Chripinus, 1556 Kl.8°, 8 Bl., 416, 291 (falsche Paginierung 279), 4 Bl., Späterer Lederband mit Blindprägung über 4 Bünden, Deckel berieben, kleine Fehlstellen im Gelenk. Fliegender Vorsatz eingerissen, durchgehend etwas wasserändig, einige Marginalien a. Vorsätzen und Titelblatt und einigen weiteren Blättern von alter Hand. Jean Crespin (1520-1572) war der Sohn des Rechtsgelehrten Charles Crespin in Arras. Crespin studierte in Löwen von 1533 bis 1538 zunächst Literatur. dann Rechtswissenschaft und praktizierte anschließend in Arras als Rechtsanwalt. Seit 1540 war er Parlamentsadvokat in Paris. Als er zur reformierten Kirche konvertierte. wurde er als \"Ketzer\" verfolgt und am 28. März 1545 ausgewiesen. Crespin ging zunächst nach Straßburg und Basel. Von dort kam er im Oktober 1548 nach Genf. wo er am 25. August 1551 als Einwohner (Habitant) anerkannt wurde und am 2. April 1555 die Bürgerrechte erhielt. In Genf betätigte er sich nicht mehr als Jurist. sondern wurde ein erfolgreicher Buchdrucker und Verleger. In 20 Jahren veröffentlichte er etwa 250 Bücher. darunter viele Werke zur Unterstützung des Reformators Johannes Calvin. mit dem er befreundet war. Ein weiterer Freund war Théodore de Bèze. Sein wichtigstes Werk war «Le livre des martyrs» (1554). in dem er die Glaubenskriege und religiöse Verfolgungen vom Mittelalter bis in die Gegenwart beschrieb. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke - nach 1550Neueingänge - Alte Drucke/ Faksimile

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         Mathematicae constructionis liber primus et secundus

      G. Cavellat, in Pingui Gallina 1556 - In 8°, due volumi legati in uno, piena pergamena floscia coeva,cc (8), 76-61, (2), marca tipografica della gallina grassa ai due frontespizi e sull’ultima carta del secondo libro, iniziali e testate figurate, numerose figure e diagrammi astronomici,una tabella più volte ripiegata nel primo volume, traduzione latina della più importante opera matematico-astronomica di Tolomeo, note astronomiche manoscritte datate novembre 1593 (CL Delagrange), prima edizione solo libro primo è del 1549. In 8°, two volumes bound in one, full contemporary limp parchment binding , cc (8), 76-61, (2), typographic mark of the fatty hen to the two frontispieces and on the last leaf of the second book, decorated initials and head-pieces, several figures and astronomical charts, one table repeatedly folded in the first volume, Latin translation of the most important mathematical-astronomical work by Ptolomeo, handwritten astronomical notes dated November 1593 (CL Delagrange), first edition of the only first book was in 1549. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         M. Tullii Ciceronis Opera Omnia Quae Exstant, a Dionysio Lambino Monstroliensi Ex Codicibus Manuscriptis Emendata, et Aucta: Quorum Ordinem et Numbrum Altera Pagina Indicabit (4 Volumes Bound in 2)

      Paris: In Aedibus Rouillij, Via Iacobaea, Sub Signo Concordiae, 1556. four volumes bound in two, much-worn half-leather, probably 19th century rebinding. Volume one is second edition of 1566, place of publication given as 'Parisiis'; volumes 2 and 4 are first editions dated Lutetiae 1565, title page of volume 3 is missing, so edition unknown. The text has been disbound at some period, resulting in creasing and marginal damage to title page of volume 1, and to final few leaves of index in volume 2. Old dampstains are evident in foredge area in parts of volumes 1 and 2. However, there is no loss of text, apart from title page of volume 3, and the binding is now sound and tight. All volumes contain frequent scholarly marginalia in a neat hand, in Latin and Greek. The handwriting of these notes does not correspond to any of the names of previous owners signed on the outer leaves. The latest owner was 'Tomas O Ceallaigh', signature dated 1942. An earlier owner seems to have been Henry Hare (? - surname is blotted out), dated 1698. Photos and further information on inquiry.. Half-Leather. Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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         Naturalis historiae opus ...(Colophon: Cologne, Eucharius Cervicornus, 1524.) Folio. With both title-page and part-title in a decorated woodcut border in four pieces. Calf (ca. 1700?), with gold-tooled spine; rebacked with original backstrip laid down.

      Adams P-1556; BMC German, p. 704; Durling 3689 (imperfect copy); Hunt 23. First edition of Pliny's Natural history as edited by Johannes Caesarius (1468-1550), a humanist and close friend of Erasmus. Pliny's Natural history is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available at the time. It encompasses the fields of botany, zoology, astronomy, geology and mineralogy as well as the exploitation of those resources. It remains a standard work for the Roman period and the advances in technology and understanding of natural phenomena at the time. Pliny's accounts of some technical advances are the only sources for those inventions, such as hushing (using water to wash away soil) in mining technology or the use of water mills for crushing or grinding grain. Archaeological excavations have confirmed much of what he wrote. ''We know from Pliny that there were important pearl fisheries in the Gulf … Pliny identifies Tylos (Bahrain) as a place famous for its pearls … [He] attests that pearls were the most highly rated valuable in Roman society, and that those from the Gulf were specially praised … The pearl related finds at the site of El-Dur indicate the site was integrated into the maritime trade routes linking the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire, India and South Arabia'' (Carter). Book 6 contains a chapter giving the first detailed account of the regions around the Gulf, including what are now Qatar, the Emirates and Oman. With bookplate and owner's inscriptions. Some underscoring and some manuscript annotations in the margins (occasionally shaved). Some minor thumbing in the lower right corner, otherwise in very good condition. Rebacked, as noted.

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         Sefer Shechitot U'Bedikot. "With glosses, printed in the name of Rabbi Avraham ben Peretz HaCohen" and Sefer Bedikot by Rabbi Ya'akov Weil, with glosses and "laws of 'nikur' of the meat according to Rashi".

      Mantua Ya'akov Cohen of Gazulo printer 1556 - 16 leaves, 15.7 x 10.3 cm, printed on vellum; text in Hebrew; preserved in a new solander box with gilt decoration. A scarce edition of the fundamental book of ruling and laws of 'shechita' and 'trefot'. Shechita is slaughtering of mammals and birds for food, also known as kosher slaughter. Trefa is food which does not satisfy the requirements of the Jewish laws of kashrut, meaning it is not kosher. The book consists of two works: Shechitot (plural from Shechita) and Bedikot (meaning 'tests' or 'examinations') written by Rabbi Ya'akov ben Yehuda Weil – one of the leading Ashkenazic Torah authorities and a disciple to the Maharil (Ya'akov ben Moshe Levi Moelin – a famous 14th century Talmudist). These works were first printed in 1549 in Venice, as part of the book of Responsa by Mahari Veil, and later published separately in more than 100 editions by various printers. This is a very rare copy printed on vellum. During the 14th century the use of paper in book printing spread throughout Europe and slowly replaced vellum. With the introduction of the letterpress in the mid-15th century the production of books printed on paper became significantly cheaper. Copies printed on vellum were significantly more expensive and produced in small numbers, usually to special orders by affluent individuals, therefore these days they are extremely rare. Only one other copy of this early edition on vellum is known to exist – in the collection of the British Library. On the reverse of the title-page there are several ownership inscriptions and signatures by Rabbi Yisrael Moshe Chazan - Av Beit Din of Rome, Corfu and Alexandria; another presumed to be by Rabbi Eliezer Yerucham Elyashar – dayan and rabbi in Safed, father of Rishon L'Zion Rabbi Ya'akov Shaul Elyashar. The woodcut printed frame on the title-page bears the priestly symbol of hands at the top. There is a separate title-page to the book of Bedikot. The opening words at the beginning of each book are framed with woodcut adornments. On pages 5 and 6 there are printed illustrations of knives – to illustrate the flaws that invalidate a kosher slaughtering knife. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Civilis laat de zynen over de Maas trekken tegens de Menapien en Morinen.

      Fourth illustration of a series of 8 on the Batavian revolt (69-70) copied from Otto van Veen's (1556-1629) "Batavorum cum Romanis bellum ..." (1612).Signed bottom right "I. Mulder Fecit". Lettered below: "Civilis laat de zynen over de Maas trekken tegens de Menapien en Morinen.". Bottom right: "4." Etching on paper; broad margins; Platemark 221 x 334 mm; Toltal 361 x 410 mm. On the back ink inscription "P.C. Hooft. Tacitus ver. p. 442 (1704) / ad. alb. 67". Print in good conditions,traces of folding in the middle. Folding and tears on the external righ border. PH2F

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         Precationes Christiana devotione et pietate plenae, ex sacris literis & D. Augustino singulari studio concinnatae & selectae, per R. D. Io. Fabri. Köln, M. Cholinus 1562. 8°. 7 Bll., 148 num.Bll., 11 Bll., rot eingefärbter flex. Prgt. d. Zt.

      - VD16 F 173 - nicht in Adams.- Dritte lat. Ausgabe (erstmals 1556 in Dillingen erschienen).- Lateinische Gebetbuch zusammengestellt von Johannes Fabri aus Heilbronn (1478-1541), übersetzt von Wilhelm Lorich mit einer Vorrede von Johannes Lorichius.- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, tls. etw. braun- oder wasserfleckig, Ebd. leicht wellig.

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         La Bilancia Politica Di Tutte Le Opere Di Traiano Boccalini - Parte 1-3 (in einem Band) - Dove si tratta delle osservazioni politiche sopra i sei libri degli Annali di Cornelio Tacito. Il tutto illustrato dagli auvertimenti del signor cavaliere Ludovico Du May.

      Frontespiz, Titel, 14 Bl., 508 Seiten Titel,11 Bl.,472 Seiten Titel,19 Bl.,319,48 Seiten Gr.-8, Leder-Hardcover/Pappeinband Kapitale und Ecken bestossen, etwas berieben, leicht fingerfleckig, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand. ---------------------------------------- Traiano Boccalini (* 1556 in Loreto 16. November 1613 in Venedig) war ein italienischer Autor politischer Satiren in der Renaissance. Boccalini studierte in Perugia und war viele Jahre als Richter und Verwaltungsbeamter im päpstlichen Dienst tätig. 1612 ging er nach Venedig, wo er Ragguagli di Parnaso veröffentlichte, die Beschreibung eines imaginären Königreiches, mit der Boccalini die Sitten seiner Zeit kritisierte. Im gleichen lebhaften Stil und mit ebenso beißender Ironie schrieb Boccalini dann Pietro del paragone politico gegen die spanische Vorherrschaft in Italien. Das Werk erschien nach seinem Tod im Jahr 1615. Weitere ihm zugeschriebene Bücher behandelten gleichfalls politische Fragen.

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         [Pourtraits divers]

      Lyons: Jean de Tournes, 1556. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 8vo (147 x 97 mm). Roman type on the title within woodcut arabesque border. 62 woodcuts attributed to Bernard Salomon, Collation: [1-8]8. 63 leaves (of 64, lacking final blank). Contents: printed rectos only, folio [1] title, [2-23] woodcuts from Terence, [24] cut of two dogs, [25-26] hunting scenes with dogs, [27] nymphs & satyrs, [28] Ulysses and Circe, [29] Venus, [30] shepherds, [31-36], Moon, Mercury, Sun, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, [37-45] "physionomie" heads, [46] "Triomphi" divisional cut, [47-48] "physionomie" heads, [49-54] "Triomphi" oval sectional cuts, [55-63] seven cuts from Bouchet's Angoisses, and two from San Pedro's Arnaulte. Modern brown morocco, sides with central gilt arabesque, all edges gilt, by Masson-Debonnelle. Provenance: purchased from Tulkens, 1962. VERY RARE FIRST EDITION, complete with sixty-two woodcuts. An extraordinary set of illustrations, most of which are attributable to Bernard Salomon, from the stock of the Lyons printer Jean de Tournes. Cartier, who had never seen a complete copy, suggested that the volume was probably intended to serve as an Album Amicorum as there is no text and a large space beneath each of the cuts. The twenty-two stage designs are known only from this edition and the reissue of the following year. They were most likely intended for an unrealized edition of Terence. Other cuts identifiable from the de Tournes stock are: two cuts from Maurice Scève's La Savlsaye 1547 (Mortimer 485); eighteen cuts from Jean Indragine's Chiromance (Mortimer 325), including illustrations of the seven planets and eleven "physionomie" heads; seven blocks from Jean Bouchet's 1550 edition of Angoisses et remèdes d'amours; seven cuts (six are ovals) from the 1547 Petrarch, "Triomphi" section (Mortimer 427), and two cuts from Diego de San Pedro's Petit traite de Amaulte et Lucenda of 1547. The Otto Schäfer copy is the only copy recorded at auction in the past 50 years. Brunet IV:850; Cartier II: 353; see Harvard/Mortimer French 446; Rosenwald 1057.

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         Naturalis historiae opus ...(Colophon: Cologne, Eucharius Cervicornus, 1524.) Folio. With both title-page and part-title in a decorated woodcut border in four pieces. Calf (ca. 1700?), with gold-tooled spine; rebacked with original backstrip laid down.

      Adams P-1556; BMC German, p. 704; Durling 3689 (imperfect copy); Hunt 23. First edition of Pliny's Natural history as edited by Johannes Caesarius (1468-1550), a humanist and close friend of Erasmus. Pliny's Natural history is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available at the time. It encompasses the fields of botany, zoology, astronomy, geology and mineralogy as well as the exploitation of those resources. It remains a standard work for the Roman period and the advances in technology and understanding of natural phenomena at the time. Pliny's accounts of some technical advances are the only sources for those inventions, such as hushing (using water to wash away soil) in mining technology or the use of water mills for crushing or grinding grain. Archaeological excavations have confirmed much of what he wrote. ''We know from Pliny that there were important pearl fisheries in the Gulf ... Pliny identifies Tylos (Bahrain) as a place famous for its pearls ... [He] attests that pearls were the most highly rated valuable in Roman society, and that those from the Gulf were specially praised ... The pearl related finds at the site of El-Dur indicate the site was integrated into the maritime trade routes linking the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire, India and South Arabia'' (Carter). Book 6 contains a chapter giving the first detailed account of the regions around the Gulf, including what are now Qatar, the Emirates and Oman. With bookplate and owner's inscriptions. Some underscoring and some manuscript annotations in the margins (occasionally shaved). Some minor thumbing in the lower right corner, otherwise in very good condition. Rebacked, as noted.

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         Les vrayes centuries et propheties de maistre Michel Nostradamus. Revues et corrigées suyvant les premieres editions imprimées en Avignon en 1556 et à Lyon en 1558. Avec la vie de l'autheur. Leiden, P. Leffen, 1650.

      (8)+208 pag., gebonden in mooi (19e eeuws) halfleren bandje.

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         G Holonii Catharina

      

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         1556 1st ed Letters of Gelli Commentary on Dante’s INFERNO Italian Florence RARE

      In Fiorenza : [Lorenzo Torrentino] 1556. [Florence]. First edition. - 1556 1st ed Letters of Gelli Commentary on Dante’s INFERNO Italian Florence RARE A rare 16th-century first edition of Giambattista Gelli’s “Letters on Dante’s Inferno”. Gelli was known for his letters and his popularity and fame extended into the plays he wrote. Item number: #721 Price: $950 GELLI, Giambattista Lettvra terza di Gio. Batista Gelli sopra lo Inferno di Dante. Letta nella Accademia Fiorentina nel Consolato d'Antonio Landi. In Fiorenza : [Lorenzo Torrentino] 1556. [Florence]. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 202, [6] o Signatures: A-N8 (from Adams) • References: Adams G 336; USTC 832134; EDIT16; o Publisher, according to Adams and USTC, is Lorenzo Torrentino • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: Italian • Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 721 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         De origine iuris mediolanensis [..]. [-Constitutiones dominii mediolanensis..].

      apud Valerium et Hieronymum fratres calcographos, 1556. 2 volumi in 1 in-folio (cm. 28), suggestiva legatura coeva in p. pergamena tratta da un antico manoscritto rubricato (lievi tracce d'usura); cc. [34], [2] 114 in ottimo stato, frontespizi in ricca bordura silografica (fiori, frutti, Marte e Minerva armati, Giustizia entro medaglione), marca in fine; macchia d'inchiostro alla sola c.80, due piccole integrazioni al margine del frontespizio che toccano la cornice, margine inferiore corto, lievissimo alone alle prime carte. Bella edizione delle costituzioni di Milano promulgate da Carlo V. Furono prima impresse frettolosamente dal Meda (Milano 1541), e poi per l'appunto meglio ripubblicate con ausilii e supplementi del Grassi. Cfr. Fontana II, 194-195. Esemplare molto buono.

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         Liber Psalmorum Davidis. Tralatio duplex, Vetus & Nova. Haec posterior, Sanctis Pagnini, partim ab ipso Pagnino recognita, partim ex Francisci Vatabli Hebraicarum literarum professoris ... emendata et expolita ...

      Genf, R. Estienne, 1556 - (in fine: 1557).. Mit Druckermarke auf dem Titel. 558 S., 1 Bl. Blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. mit dem Portrait des Kurfürsten Johann Friedrich von Sachsen auf dem Vorderdeckel und dem sächsischen Wappen auf dem Hinterdeckel, dat. 1584. STC, Suppl., 12; Adams B 1435; Renouard 87, 2; Bibelslg. Württ. LB. D 647; nicht bei Schreiber.. - Taschenausgabe, von S. Pagnini und dem Hebraisten F. Vatablo heruasgegeben und kommentiert. - Der Plattenstempel des Hinterdeckels zeigt das sächsische Wappen, ohne Inschrift und Signatur (ca. 88 x 52 mm), das Portrait von Johann Friedrich von Sachsen mit dreizeiliger Unterschrift "Victus Eras Acie Fidei Con / Stantia Tandem Victorem / Ante Hominis Fecit Et Ante Deu" und ohne Signatur (ca. 85 x 52 mm), nicht bei Haebler. - Der schöne Einband etwas fleckig und bestoßen. Innendeckel mit kolor. Wappenexlibris. Fliegender Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerken und Notizen. Titel und letztes Bl. mit Federproben. Etw. gebräunt und braunfleckig, teilw. wasserrandig.

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         Macrobii Ambrosii Avrelii Theodosii, viri consvlaris, & illustris, In Somnium Scipionis, lib. II.

      Saturnaliorum, lib. VII. Ex uarijs, ac uetustissimis codicibus recogniti, & aucti. Uniform title: Commentarii in Somnium Scipioni. Lvgdvni [Lyon] : apvd Seb. Gryphivm, 1556. Octavo, contemporary binding dated 1560 of blind-embossed pigskin over wooden boards, two engraved metal clasps, a little rubbed but overall very good, title page with printer's device with motto "Virtute duce, comite fortuna", pp. 567; [73]; illustrated with diagrams and map, woodcut initials, marginal notes; internally clean, a fine copy. Text in Latin with quotations and examples in Greek. A mid-sixteenth century edition of the Roman fifth century writer Macrobius' hugely influential commentary on Cicero's In somnium Scipionis (The dream of Scipio), published in Lyon by Sebastian Gryphius (1493-1556). Cicero's work, the sixth book of De re publica, describes a fictional dream vision of the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus, set in the period immediately prior to the destruction of Carthage in 146 B.C.. The commentary of Macrobius, in essence a philosophical discourse on the nature of the cosmos which promotes the paradigm of a spherical earth, first appeared in print in Venice in 1472. However, the 1483 Brescia edition was the first to contain Macrobius' world map, one of the earliest printed maps to depict the world as a globe. This map, retained in subsequent editions (including the 1556 Gryphius) is also of immense importance because it shows the hypothetical Antipodes - Terra Australis Incognita. The existence of such a landmass was posited by Macrobius on the basis that it provided the earth with equilibrium, acting as a counterbalance to the known northern landmass. The worldview of Macrobius stands alongside that of the second century Greek geographer Ptolemy - whose ideas were lost to the West until the Renaissance - as the most influential for cartography and geography prior to the Age of Discovery. The 1556 Gryphius edition of Macrobius' In Somnium Scipionis is unrecorded in Australian collections. Rare in a contemporary dated binding. Provenance: Laurentius Schreckenfuchs von Memmingen, professor of mathematics, University of Freiburg, his ownership inscription to title page dated 1565; Henricus Schubertus, his ownership inscription to the front free-endpaper dated 1617.

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        Liber Psalmorum Davidis. Tralatio duplex, Vetus & Nova. Haec posterior, Sanctis Pagnini, partim ab ipso Pagnino recognita, partim ex Francisci Vatabli Hebraicarum literarum professoris ... emendata et expolita ...

      Genf, R. Estienne, 1556 - (in fine: 1557). Mit Druckermarke auf dem Titel. 558 S., 1 Bl. Blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. mit dem Portrait des Kurfürsten Johann Friedrich von Sachsen auf dem Vorderdeckel und dem sächsischen Wappen auf dem Hinterdeckel, dat. 1584. STC, Suppl., 12; Adams B 1435; Renouard 87, 2; Bibelslg. Württ. LB. D 647; nicht bei Schreiber.. - Taschenausgabe, von S. Pagnini und dem Hebraisten F. Vatablo heruasgegeben und kommentiert. - Der Plattenstempel des Hinterdeckels zeigt das sächsische Wappen, ohne Inschrift und Signatur (ca. 88 x 52 mm), das Portrait von Johann Friedrich von Sachsen mit dreizeiliger Unterschrift \"Victus Eras Acie Fidei Con / Stantia Tandem Victorem / Ante Hominis Fecit Et Ante Deu\" und ohne Signatur (ca. 85 x 52 mm), nicht bei Haebler. - Der schöne Einband etwas fleckig und bestoßen. Innendeckel mit kolor. Wappenexlibris. Fliegender Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerken und Notizen. Titel und letztes Bl. mit Federproben. Etw. gebräunt und braunfleckig, teilw. wasserrandig. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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