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         Il Decamerone, alla sua intera perfettione ridotto, et con dichiaraioni et avvertimenti illustrato, per Girolamo Ruscelli. Ora in questa terza editione dal medesimo per tutto migliorato. Con un vocabolario generale nel fine del libro, & con gli Epiteti dell' Autore

      appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, alla bottega d' Erasmo, in Venezia 1557 - In-4° antico (225x175mm), pp. (8), 496, (16) + (56) con autonomo frontespizio di Vocabolario generale di tutte le voci usate dal Boccaccio, bisognose di dichiaratione, d'avvertimento e di regola compilato dal Ruscelli, legatura settecentesca in p. pergamena semirigida con titolo calligrafato al dorso ed unghie. Marca tipografica ai frontespizi e al verso dell'ultima c. 10 magnifiche xilografie a p. pag., una in principio di ciascuna giornata. Capilettera xilografici istoriati. Restauri al margine interno delle prime 3 cc., per il resto fresco e nitido esemplare. Rara edizione cinquecentesca splendidamente illustrata, definita dal Rolli la migliore delle edizione procurateci dal Ruscelli (Bacchi della Lega, p. 43). In illustration as well as in text, this edition had to compete with those of Giolito. Valgrisi's artist took the theme of the Giolito illustrations--the ten scenes of the company at a villa--and almost doubled the height of the blocks to include more architectural details and views. (Mortimer). Il testo è preceduto da una vita del Boccaccio scritta dal Sansovino. Bacchi della Lega, cit. Passano, pp. 75-76. Papanti, p. 43. EDIT16 2480. Mortimer, Italian, I, 73. STC Italian, p. 110. Sander, 1071. Essling, 660 (ed. 1552). Gamba, 177 (ed. 1572). Italiano

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         Constitutiones Angliae Prouinciales ex diuersis Cantuariensium Archiepiscoporum Synodalibus decretis . . . Constituiones Item Legatinae quas alii legitimas vocant . . . Othonis & Othoboni . . . in Angliae Legatorum [etc.]. STC 17112.5; Beale T411variant

      Final 16th century edition of Lyndwood's famous work, in Maitland's words "the principal witness whom we have to examine, if we would discover the theory of law which prevailed in our English ecclesiastical courts . . . before the breach with Rome". Modern calf, the boards blind ruled and decorated, the spine gilt and blind decorated, crimson morocco label, quite clean; the Taussig copy. Excudebat Thomas Marshe, London, 1557.

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         Le Secret et Mystere des Juifz. Faisant le commancement du premier livre du recueil de Suidas, traduit du Grec en vulgaire par François le Fevre natif de Bourges en Berry. Dedié a Madame Margarite de France Duchesse de Berry.

      - Paris, Jaques Kerver, rue S. Jaques aux deux Cochetz, 1557. In-16, plein vélin de l'époque à petits rabats, (32), 179, (1) f. de privilège, caractères ronds et italiques, bandeaux et lettrines. Edition originale, dédiée à Marguerite de France, duchesse de Berry. François Lefèvre, médecin, docteur régent de l’université de Bourges, donne ici une traduction des deux premiers livres de l’encyclopédie grecque de Suidas. Le premier est consacré à l’histoire ancienne des Juifs; le second à l’Eglise primitive. Véritable encyclopédie grecque de la fin du IXe siècle, riche de plus de 30.000 entrées, "le Suidas" constitue un document irremplaçable pour restituer des sources pour la plupart disparues. Contient dans les pièces préliminaires, outre la longue dédicace à Margueritte de France, plusieurs sonnets et odes, dont une à Charles de Bourbon, en français, latin et grec. (Brunet, VI, 2224. Caillet, 6386. Cioranesco, 13071). Garde et page de titre restaurées sans perte de texte. Petite signature ex-libris de l’époque et quelques fines notes en marge. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Les Plees del Coron, diuisees in plusiors titles & common lieux. Per queux home plus redement & plenairement, trouera quelque chose queil quira, touchaunt les ditz plees composees lan du grace, 1557. S.T.C. 23219; Beale T485. Quarto

      First edition (of six) of the first treatise on English criminal law, culminating a century-long movement centered in the Inns of Court, a work which, in Dr. Baker's words, "may well have become an assize judge's vade mecum". Early blind panelled calf, rebacked, rubbed, new endpapers, a trace of worming, clean with good margins, once Phil Cohen's copy, now the Taussig copy. In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1557.

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         Fasti et triumphi Rom a Romulo rege usque ad Carolum V. Caes. Aug

      Venice: J. Strada, 1557. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. 19th century leather backed boards, front hinge cracked, corners worn, remains of library spine label, binding sound overall. Private library plate on pastedown, minor scattered foxing, index leaf foxed and with a stain in the bottom margin; overall quite clean internally. Printed in red and black with engraved emblems throughout. (12), 228pp, index, blanks intact. Adams P 195. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046552.

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         Epitome Thesauri Antiquitatum, Hoc Est, Impp. Rom. Orientalium & Occidentalium Iconum, Ex Antiquis Numismatibus Quàm fidelissime deliniatarum / Ex Musaeo Iacobi de Strada Mantuani Antiquarij

      Tiguri : apud Andream Gesnerum, 1557. Format 13x19,5 cm, reliure plein velin estampee a froid d'epoque, il manque au dos la piece de titre, dos a nerfs, coins legerement tapes et uses, pieces liminaires, index, 335 pages. 485 medaillons en gravures sur bois dans le texte (390 avec portraits). Ex-libris sur la garde en contre plat. Ouvrage en latin. Notice n° : FRBNF31412054. Bon etat.

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         Il primo discorso di messer Ascanio Centorio sopra l'ufficio d'un capitano generale di essercito al signor marchese di Peschara. (Legato con:) Il secondo discorso di guerra di di m. Ascanio Centorio al s. duca di Savoia. (Legato con:) Il terzo discorso di guerra di m. Ascanio Centorio nel quale si tratta della qualità, ufficio, et autorità d'un mastro di campo generale. Al s. duca di Parma et di Piacenza. (Legato con:) Il quarto discorso di guerra, di m. Ascanio Cantorio: nel quale si tratta del modo che deve tenere una città che aspetta l'assedio intorno (.) all'illust. et reverendiss. monsignor Alessandro cardinal Farnese. (Segue:) Il quinto et ultimo discorso di guerra del signor Ascanio Centorio (.)

      - In Vinegia, appresso Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, 1557-1562, parti 5 in 2 volumi in-4, legature non uniformi: il primo volume contenente le prime 4 parti in mezza pelle settecentesca con punte, piatti in carta decorata, il secondo volume, contenente la quinta parte in pergamena settecentesca, tagli azzurri, pp. (12), 20 - (16), 54, (2) - (16), 62, (2) - (20), 117, (3), l'ultima bianca - (24), 285, (3). Con marche tipografiche, iniziali e fregi incisi in legno. Il volume in pergamena è un poco più corto e presenta un minimo restauro al frontespizio. Nel complesso ottime condizioni di conservazione. Prima edizione. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Le Duc de Guise est blessé à mort, le 18. de Feurier. 1563.

      Artist: Tortorel/ Perrissin Jacques/ Jean ( - 1775) ; issued in: ; date: ca 1560 1557 - - technic: Woodcut; - colorit: colored; - condition: Mounted and margins cut; - size (in cm): 37 x 48; - description: The wood cut depicts the attack on Francis de Lorraine II, Prince of Joinville, Duke of Guise, Duke of Aumale( 1519 ? 1563). In the back ground the city of Orleans. The Duke of Guise was a French soldier and politician. By religion, he practised Catholicism, at a time when France was being polarized between the Catholics and Huguenots. In the fourth encounter, Guise was about to take Orléans from the Huguenot supporters of Condé when he was wounded on 18 February 1563 by the Huguenot assassin, Jean de Poltrot de Méré, and died six days later, bled to death by his surgeons, at Château Corney.; -vita of the artist: Jacques Tortorel was a french wood cutter and isseud his illustration together with Jean Perrissin ( 1536- 1611).

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         Facecies, et mots subtils, d'aucuns excellens espritz et tresnobles seigneurs. En françois, et italien.

      A Lyon, Benoist Rigaud, 1573, 1557 - in-16, pp. 205, (1), legatura moderna in marocchino granata, titolo in oro al dorso. Sul titolo bella silografia con vignetta di poeta arcade che suona la lira, tre iniziali ornate. Titolo e testo francese (in caratt. tondo), a fronte di ogni pagina in italiano (in caratt. corsivo). Pregevole edizione bilingue (prima 1557) delle Facezie del Domenichi: il celebre poligrafo piacentino (1515-1564) avendo trovato un manoscritto in cui lo Stradino aveva trascritto i motti del Poliziano e intuendo l'eccezionalità del testo, si affrettò a pubblicarlo a proprio nome (Firenze, Mazzuoli, 1548). Nel 1562, con lo stesso editore, ristampò l'opera rimaneggiandola drasticamente e facendo delle aggiunte. Mise così insieme la più completa raccolta di facezie del Cinquecento, qui con aggiunta la traduzione francese e dedicata a Sebastien Cruz. Rara edizione, apparentemente non censita in nessuna biblioteca italiana. Baudrier, III, 304. B.M. Short titles Cat., French, 139. Barbier, Anonimes, II, 418. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Antithesis de præclaris Christi et indignis Papæ facinoribus, cum Dei decalogis mandatis Antichristi oppositis, cumque utriusque morum descriptione : quemadmodum Sancta Scriptura tradit

      [Geneva], Zacharie Durant, 1557. Album amicorum of the humanist-physician Georg Palma (1543-1591), in the form of a printed book, interleaved with blank paper for autograph inscriptions of his fellow-students at the university of Wittenberg, in the years 1561 to 1564. Hitherto unknown, this newly recovered Stammbuch is a significant contribution to our knowledge of Georg Palma's academic friendships - paternal friends, mentors, patrons, and fellow students. Academic alba amicorum of early date, emanating from Wittenberg, containing autograph entries from students who directly felt Melanchthon's influence, are few in number, and virtually unknown in the marketplace. [Palma (Georg)] Altdorf 1543 - 1591 Nuremberg Du Rosier (Simon) & Ochino (Bernardino) Antithesis de præclaris Christi et indignis Papæ facinoribus, cum Dei decalogis mandatis Antichristi oppositis, cumque utriusque morum descriptione : quemadmodum Sancta Scriptura tradit [Geneva]: Zacharie Durant, 1557 sextodecimo (132 × 84 mm), (48) ff., signed A-F 8 and paginated (7) 1-88 (1), printer's device on title-page (51 × 37 mm), with motto 'Non accenditur lucerna ut sub modio, sed ut in candelabro ponatur. Matth. V.' (Heitz 85; Silvestre 1075); 36 woodcuts (each c. 60 × 45 mm) printed with the text (those on pp.1, 2, 5, 6, 14, 29, 54 in contemporary hand-colouring). Interleaved by the binder (58 leaves; fragment of watermark: two towers, each with a single window, a gate between; letter 'w' in the base); 1 inscriptions on 14 pages by ten friends of Georg Palma. provenance Georg Palma (1543-1591) -- bibliographical notes in German in a 19th-century hand (front endpaper) -- with Librairie Vénot, Lyon -- Maurice Burrus (1882-1959), his exlibris and acquisition label dated 1934 -- sale by Christie's, 'Maurice Burrus (1882-1959): la Bibliothèque d'un homme de goût. Première partie', Paris, 15 December 2015, lot 190 Title loosening, expert repair in fore-margin (loss of c. 20 letters from tetrastichon printed on verso); 7 mm trimmed from top margin of folio A3. Binding covers rubbed. bound in contemporary German pigskin: panel stamp on upper cover (80 × 47 mm) representing Pyramus and Thisbe, with motto Amor nil moderabile suad[et], signed in the middle: N.A.; panel stamp on lower cover (80 × 45 mm) representing Venus and Amor, with motto Species mulieris mult, signed on a tablet in the vault: N.A. [img-2472-left-large_default] Entry of Daniel Gienger of Nuremberg, 1561 Album amicorum of the humanist-physician Georg Palma (1543-1591), in the form of a printed book, interleaved with blank paper for autograph inscriptions of his fellow-students at the university of Wittenberg, in the years 1561 to 1564. 2 Hitherto unknown, this newly recovered 'Stammbuch' is a significant contribution to our knowledge of Georg Palma's academic friendships - paternal friends, mentors, patrons, and fellow students. The academic album amicorum ('Gelehrtenstammbuch') had evolved at Wittenberg, where Luther's followers collected inscriptions in order to provide themselves with material links to the leaders of the Reformation. Students and clerics transmitted the custom to other centres of learning, and as the fashion spread beyond the universities the alba amicorum became less uniform. The original model was a small book, often Alciati's Emblematum liber or Melanchthon's Loci communes theologici. 3 The chosen book was given blank interleaves by a binder; friends would select a blank page, according to the text or image opposite, for their contribution, usually a salutation accompanied by short epigrams or quotations culled from classical sources. 4 The earliest extant album amicorum contains nineteen entries, including one by Philipp Melanchthon, dated at Wittenberg, 17 April 1545. 5 [img-2473-left-large_default] Entry of Paul Clarner (Klarner) of Nuremberg, 15 June 1561 A description of the practice is attributed Melanchthon, the leading academic of the Reformation: These little books certainly have their uses: above all they remind their owners of people, and at the same time bring to mind the wise teaching which has been inscribed in them, and they serve as a reminder to the younger students to be industrious in order that the professor may inscribe some kind and commendatory words on parting so that they may always prove themselves brave and virtuous during the remainder of their lives, inspired, even if only through the names of good men, to follow their example. At the same time the inscription itself teaches knowledge of the character of the contributor, and quite often significant passages from otherwise unknown and little-read authors are found in albums. Finally, they record biographical details which would otherwise be forgotten. 6 [img-2474-left-large_default] Entry of an unidentified acquaintance of Georg Palma (Christophorus Kun of Halle?), 17 May 1561 Today, these alba are of considerable interest, systematically mined for biographical data of their owners and contributors, knowledge of university life of the times, literary trends, the meaning of 'academic friendship', and explored for evidence of intellectual and social networks. 7 Academic alba amicorum of early date, emanating from Wittenberg, containing autograph entries from students who directly felt Melanchthon's influence, are few in number, and virtually unknown in the marketplace. Georg Palma Georg Palma matriculated in Wittenberg University on 30 May 1559, 8 aged sixteen, and for next two years followed the obligatory foundation course, which emphasised mathematics and astronomy. Evidently influenced by Caspar Peucer (1525-1602), a humanistically trained professor of medicine, whose lectures he attended in 1563-1564, 9 Palma decided to pursue a career in medicine. Leaving Wittenberg, he matriculated on 11 November 1564 at Tübingen University, 10 to study under the famous botanist-anatomist Leonard Fuchs (1501-1566). Palma afterwards continued his medical studies at the universities of Padua 11 and Ingolstadt; 12 by 1568 he was practising medicine in Nuremberg, and soon was appointed municipal physician. [img-2475-left-large_default] Entry of Hieronymus Cöler of Nuremberg, 3 September 1561 Before departing for Tübingen, Palma received farewell gifts from acquaintances, 13 and collected autographs in his alba. Our volume contains ten commemorative inscriptions, of which three are dated 30 September 1564, and the others May to September 1561: ● fol. 4r-5r. Gabriel Schwab Frybergensis, 16 May 1561 14 ● fol. 5v. Christoph <...>, 17 May 1561 15 ● fol. 7r. Johannes Maÿr, 25 May 1561 16 ● fol. 7v. Daniel Gienger, 1561 17 ● fol. 22r. Paulus Clarner, 15 June 1561 18 ● fol. 27r. Martinus Huas, 1561 19 ● fol. 37v-38v. Hieronymus Cöler iunior Noribergensis, 3 September 1561 20 ● fol. 39r. Iacobus Redel Hallensis, 30 September 1564 21 ● fol. 42r. Nicolaus Wendenheimer, 30 September 1564 22 ● fol. 42v. Cyriacus Ruelius Lichan[us], 30 September [1564] 23 The entries are in Latin, with additions in Greek and in German, the texts mostly commonplaces in the humanist world, the salutations and expressions of friendship formulaic. They are nonetheless truthful self-portraits of the contributors, mementoes of their bond with the owner, Georg Palma, as well as one another. As in other alba amicorum of the period, the entries create a 'composite mirror' in which contributors, owner, and the 'humanist ideal of friendship' are all reflected. 24 [img-2476-left-large_default] Entry of Hieronymus Cöler of Nuremberg, 3 September 1561 [img-2477-left-large_default] Entry of Hieronymus Cöler of Nuremberg, 3 September 1561 The most striking name and longest entry (covering three pages, in a variety of scripts) is contributed by Hieronymus Cöler (Köler) of Nuremberg (1542-1613). His father, a self-made man, who had risen to a high position in the city, sent him to Wittenberg to study, and from there to the University of Tübingen. The first page of Cöler's entry, headed 'De Episcopo rapto à Diabolo', commences 'Fuit Episcopus quidam Bisantii apud Burgundiones adeo ambitiosus & gloriae cupidus ut inferis se deuouere non dubitaret, modo fieret Romanus pontifex...', but soon departs from the received text. 25 The page finishes with the Exorcist hexameter: 'Signa te signa temere me tangis & angis | Roma tibi subito motibus ibit amor. Haec dixit in Ratisbonensibus comitiis Casparo Bruschio Claudius Borus D. e consiliarius Caesaris'. 26 On the next page, beneath the heading 'P.M.', is Gregory Nazianzen's statement (in Greek) about the relation between man's free will and God's grace, which Melanchthon often quoted late in his life, 27 and the popular dictum 'Hic scopus omnis erit, cunctis prodesse, nocere | Nemini, amare bonos et tolerare malos'. 28 Continuing overpage is 'Pulchra similitudo Philippi Melanthonis de ratione studiorum', then three mottos: 'Amicus Socrates, amicus Plato, magis amica veritas'; the well-known line in Ovid 'Fortior est qui se, quam qui fortissima vincit | Pectora, nec virtus altior ire potest', an admonition ('Habt Gott allezeit vor Augenn'), and Cöler's salutation ('Amico & fratri suo dilectissimo'). Five other alba created by Georg Palma are known. Those were contained in Palma's bequest to the recently founded municipal library, and since 1592 have been preserved in Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg. 29 Considering this cluster, it appears that Palma was not a determined collector of commemorative inscriptions: his alba contain comparatively few entries, and once he left the university the books disappeared to the shelves and acquired no new signatures. In our volume there are ten entries, dated 1561-1564; the earliest of the five alba in Nuremberg, bound around 1558, has just one (1558); 30 three alba made by Palma in 1564 contain respectively eight (1564-1567), 31 five (1564-1565), 32 and two entries (1564); 33 and the last of Palma's extant alba, made in 1565, contains two entries (1565). 34 Nor was Palma a prolific contributor to alba amicorum: we trace entries by him in six volumes, kept respectively by Hieronymus Cöler (1562-1573), 35 Veit Seytz (1561-1571), 36 Johannes Müller (1581-1591), 37 David Wirsung (1583-1589), 38 Paul Jenisch (1575-1647?), 39 and Wolfgang Rhehlin (1578-1599). 40 Binding Our volume is preserved in the original pigskin binding. The upper cover is decorated by a panel depicting Pyramus and Thisbe, lettered 'Amor nil moderabile suad[et]', and on the lower cover is a panel of Venus and Cupid, lettered 'Species mulieris multos'. 41 This classical decoration is remarkable, considering the nature of the book inside, and also that Wittenberg binders since 1550 had strongly favoured panels depicting Luther and Melanchthon, and rolls showing Biblical characters or medallion portraits of Reformers. 42 The bindings of the five alba in Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg display on their upper covers Palma's initials (Georgius Palma Norinbergensis) together with the date of binding (1564 or 1565); several also contain Palma's woodcut exlibris. 43 The bindings on those alba appear to have been produced in different shops. One is decorated by an Adam and Eve - Moses with the Tablet - Crucifixion - Resurrection roll, employed with a Moses and the brazen serpent - Abraham and Isaac - Annunciation - Adoration of the Shepherds roll. 44 Two others feature decoration of the Seven Liberal Arts and Virtues; 45 Justice and Lucretia; 46 and the latest of the five alba combines a Biblical roll (Christ - St Paul - St David - John the Baptist), a roll representing the personified virtues (Justitia - Cognitio - Temperantia - Fortitudo), and a Reformer roll (Martin Luther - Jan Hus - Erasmus von Rotterdam - Philipp Melanchthon). 47 Simon Du Rosier Although we have virtually no knowledge of Palma's personal convictions, merely information gleaned from books in his library, 48 it seems appropriate that the young undergraduate chose an anticlerical picture book, Antithesis de præclaris Christi et indignis Papæ, for his album amicorum. The Antithesis instructs readers in Protestant doctrine through derogatory comparisons with Catholic teachings. Eighteen woodcut illustrations of the life of Christ are paired with eighteen woodcut images of parallel situations in the lives of the popes; the majority contrast Christ's simplicity, humility, charity, and love of peace, with the Pontiff's pomp, pride, avarice, and militarism. One pair, for example, contrasts an image of Christ washing the feet of his Disciples with one of courtiers kissing the Pope's feet, juxtaposing Christ's humility with the worldly vanity of the popes. Another pair depicts Christ labouring to carry his cross and the pope borne aloft on a splendid litter; a third pair teaches the reader the true meaning of Christ's Last Supper and denounces the misuse of this ceremony in the Catholic Mass ( images ). The work is based on a violently anti-Papal Lutheran satire originally published in German in 1521, 49 reworked in 1533-1534 (the first illustrated book of the French Reformation), 50 and now published with substantial additional verse by Du Rosier and new woodcut illustrations by Pierre Eskrich. 51 At time of publication, Du Rosier was a teacher in the schola privata in Lausanne (1553-1557); he later became maître d'école at Gex (1558-1559), afterwards in the Académie de Lausanne. 52 He dedicates his book to Hans Steiger and Hieronymus Manuel and appends his own translation of a sermon of Bernardino Ochino on the image of the Antichrist (originally printed, in French and Italian, at Geneva in 1544). Very little graphic propaganda was produced during the growth period of the French Reformation; by one reckoning just eight prints or sets of prints circulated within France between 1530 and 1575. 53 The printmaker and designer known as Pierre Vase, Cruche, or Eskrich (1518/1520-after 1590), executed two of these: the set of thirty-two Antithesis wood blocks (1557) and the gigantic, sixteen-block Mappe-Monde Nouvelle Papistique, a cosmography of the 'papist world' (devised in 1561, but not published until 1566; reprinted 1577). 54 The Paris-born son of a German engraver, a member of the Reformed faith, like his wife, Eskrich worked as a book illustrator for the publisher Guillaume Rouillé in Lyon, before emigrating to Geneva in 1552. 55 Besides religious propaganda, he produced a view of Geneva for the Protestant leader Admiral Gaspard de Coligny (now untraced), and a series of watercolours of birds probably intended as models for book illustrations, 56 while continuing to work for Rouillé and other Lyonnese publishers. The Antithesis was surreptitiously published in 1557 by Zacharie Durant; in 1558, Durant re-issued the original sheets behind a new title-page. 57 The same year, the Conseil de Genève banned the sale of the book, ordered the destruction of all existing copies, and sentenced Durant to three days in prison. 58 Undeterred, he published surreptitiously in 1560-1561 two editions of a French translation. Individual blocks or pairs of blocks from the series were lent to Jean Crespin, to illustrate polemics published in 1557 and 1562. 59 The set of woodblocks afterwards passed to the publisher Eustache Vignon, who issued editions in French and Latin in 1578, 1584 (French), 1600 (French). 60 Provisional census of copies ● Aix, Bibliothèque Méjanes, Rés. S. 30 ( notice ) ● Aurich / Emden, Die Ostfriesische Bibliothek (Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek, Emden), Theol. 8° 0333 M ( notice ) ● Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek, 22/JH.A.symbol.o.4 ( notice ) ● Frankfurt am Main, Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek (lost?) 61 ● Geneva, Bibliothèque de Genève (formerly BPU), BC 3499 ( digitised ) ● Halle, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, Pon Vg 1393 ( notice ) 62 ● Moscow, Russian State Library (two copies, both formerly in the Staatsbibliothek Berlin; notice ; notice ) ● Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, P.o.lat. 22m ('Verlust, nicht verfügbar'; notice ) ● Oxford, University, Wadham College, g28.6 ● Paris, Bibliotheque de l'Arsenal, 8-BL-5811 ( notice ) ● Sydney, State Library of New South Wales 63 ● Vatican City, Vatican Library, St. Pal. V. 2007. 1 64 ● Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Alt Mag, 146-A ( digitised ) ● Wolfenbüttel, Herzog-August-Bibliothek, A: 1216.7 Theol. (7) ( notice ) ● Unlocated, ex-Jacques Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) 65 ● Unlocated, in a calf binding 66 further references Paul Chaix, Alain Dufour and Gustave Moeckli, Les livres imprimés à Genève de 1550 à 1600. Nouvelle édition revue et augmentée par Gustave Moeckli (Geneva 1966), p.32; GLN 15-16 GLN-2028 ( notice ), USTC no. 450454 ( notice ) 1. Cf. Piccard-online ( motive ). 2. For the life, work and library of Georg Palma, see Klaus König, 'Die Bibliothek des Nürnberger Arztes Georg Palma (1543-1591)' in Mitteilungen aus der Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg 3 (1955), Heft 3, pp.5-11; Klaus König, Der Nürnberger Stadtarzt Dr. Georg Palma, 1543-1591, Medizin in Geschichte und Kultur; Bd. 1 (Stuttgart 1961); Elisabeth Becker, Die Bibliothek des Nürnberger Arztes und Humanisten Georg Palma (1543-1591), Ausstellungskatalog der Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg; 85 (Nuremberg 1975); Werner Wilhelm Schnabel, '"Vita sine literis mors...": Georg Palma (1543-1591) und seine Bibliothek' in Librarium 40 (1997), pp.2-11. A paper by Hannah Murphy, 'Georg Palma's Library: Local Knowledge in Sixteenth-Century Medicine' was read at the Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Washington, DC, 22-24 March 2012 ( abstract ). 3. For a list of printed books used for alba, see Wolfgang Klose, Corpus Alborum Amicorum: CAAC, Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Stammbücher des 16. Jahrhunderts (Stuttgart 1988), pp.359-364. 4. For a textual analyis of inscriptions, see Wolfgang Klose, 'Stammbucheintragungen im 16. Jahrhundert im Spiegel kultureller Strömungen' in Stammbücher des 16. Jahrhunderts, edited by W. Klose (Wiesbaden 1989), pp.13-31. Also useful is Friedrich-Carl Freiherr von Stechow, Lexikon der Stammbuchsprüche (Neustadt/Aisch 1996). 5. Felix Heinzler, 'Das Album amicorum (1545-1569) des Claude de Senarclens' in Stammbücher des 16. Jahrhunderts, op. cit. (1989), pp.95-124 ( text ). The genre is variously defined and Senarclens' album amicorum (Bibliothèque publique et universitaire de Genève, Ms. Lat. 328) has rivals for primacy, in particular one kept by Nicolaus Reinhold (edition by Wilhelm Herse, Stammbuch eines Wittenberger Studenten 1542, Berlin 1927). 6. Translation by Margaret A.E. Nickson, Early Autograph Albums in the British Museum (London 1970), pp.9-10, from Robert Keil and Richard Keil, Die deutschen Stammbücher des sechzehnten bis neunzehnten Jahrhunderts (Berlin 1893), p.9. The 'Judicia Melanchthonis de albis amicorum' are identified as apocryphal by Werner Wilhelm Schnabel, Das Stammbuch: Konstitution und Geschichte einer textsortenbezogenen Sammelform bis ins erste Drittel des 18. Jahrhunderts (Tübingen 2003), pp.253-260. 7. The bibliography on this topic is enormous; among recent contributions are Christian Coppens, 'An album amicorum as a source of provenance' in Bibliologia 5 (2010), pp.107-125; Bronwen Wilson, 'Social Networking: the album amicorum and early modern public-making' in Oltre la sefra pubblica / Beyond the public sphere: opinions, publics, spaces in Early Modern Europe (Bologna 2012), pp.1-19. A universal database of owners and inscribers of alba amicorum is under construction ( RAA ), also databases of Dutch ( Alba Amicorum in Nederland ) and Hungarian-related ( InscriptionesAlborumAmicorum ) alba, and of alba in particular collections: Gießen, HAAB Weimar , Göttingen , Koninklijke Bibliotheek , etc. 8. Karl Eduard Förstemann, Album Academiae vitebergensis ab A. Ch. MDII usque ad A. MDLX (Leipzig 1841), I, p.361 (Georgius Palma Noribergensis). 9. Palma's manuscript copy of Caspar Peucer, 'Methodus curandi generalis; practica seu methodus de cura morborum particularium', written at Wittenberg in 1563-1564, is Nürnberg, Stadtbibliothek, Cent. III, 21; cf. Ingeborg Neske, Die Handschriften der Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg, IV (Wiesbaden 1997), p.20. 10. Heinrich Hermelink, Die Matrikeln der Universität Tübingen (Stuttgart 1906), I, p.452 (Georgius Palma Nürenbergensis). 11. Antonio Favaro, Atti della Nazione Germanica artista nello Studio di Padova (Venice 1911), pp.55-56. 12. Götz Freiherrn von Pölnitz, Die Matrikel der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Ingolstadt-Landshut-München, Teil I: Ingolstadt, Band I: 1472-1600 (Munich 1937), p.909. 13. The 'Abschiedsgeschenke' were books published at Wittenberg in 1564, containing presentation inscriptions to Palma from their authors: Sebastianus Theodoricus (1520-1574), professor of mathematics at Wittenberg; Georg Mauritius (1539-1610), adjunct professor of philosophy at Wittenberg; and Pantaleon Candidus (1540-1608), Magister 1564. They were bound for Palma together with an uninscribed book of the same place and date, by Bartholomäus Schönborn, professor of mathematics and medicine at Wittenberg; the Sammelband passed with the rest of Palma's books into the Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg (shelfmark Math. 8. 844; details ). A Latin poem (33 lines) of Pantaleon Candidus was published as an 'Abschiedsgedicht': In honorem honesti iuuenis ... domini Georgii Palmae Noribergensis Witeberga discedentis (1564); see König, op. cit. (1961), p.9 (locating five copies), and Schnabel, op. cit. (1997), p.11 (note 5). 14. Gabriel Schwab of Freiburg in Sachsen. Matriculated 11 December 1559; Album Academiae Vitebergensis, I, p.369. Inscriptions: Thaulerus (Johannes Tauler, c. 1300-1361); Tertullianus; Diogenes; Phocylides (in Greek); 'Charontas' (in Greek); Plutarch (in Greek); Philonides; and Cicero: 'Numquam enim temeritas cum sapientia commiscetur, neque ad consilium casus admittitur' and 'Nulla est enim tanta vis tantaque copia, quae non ferro ac viribus debilitari frangique possit' (from 'Oratio pro Marco Marcello', a text edited by Melanchthon). 15. The family name is uncertain; Khunadt (Kunadt, Kunat, Kunadus, Kunath, Kunaw)? Christophorus Kun Hallensis (matriculated 7 November 1560; Album Academiae Vitebergensis, II, p.14)? Inscription: 'Virgilius | Multa dies, variusque labor mutabilis aevi | Rettulit in melius, multos alterna revisens | Lusit et in solido rursus fortuna locavit' (Aeneid, XI, 425-427). 16. Perhaps the 'Iohannes Maier Nurmbergensis', matriculated 13 June 1561, as the signator writes 'condiscipulo Georgio Palmae in perpetua'; Otto Hartwig, Album Academiae Vitebergensis ab A. Ch. MDII. usque ad A. MDCII (Halle 1894), p.21. His name also appears in an undated inscription in the album of a fellow-student, Johann Klarner, kept 1559-1562 (London, British Library, Egerton Ms 1181; cf. Klose, CAAC, op. cit., 1988, p.529 and pp.14-15). Inscriptions: 'Apocalip. Cap. 21 | Ego sitienti dabo de fonte aquae viuae gratis' (Apocalypse, Revelation, 21:6), 'Crede parum tua serva et quae periere relinque' (proverb, reputedly recited by Luther and Melanchthon). 17. Daniel Gienger of Nuremberg. Matriculated 13 June 1561; Album Academiae Vitebergensis, II, p.21. An undated inscription by Gienger is in the album of Johann Klarner (see above, note 16; Klose, CAAC, op. cit., 1988, p.449). He may be the 'Daniel Gienger Nurnbergensis' who matriculated at Leipzig, Wintersemester 1553 (Die Matrikel der Universität Leipzig, edited by Georg Erler, Leipzig 1895, I, p.698; entry ) and/or the 'Daniel Gienger Noricus' who matriculated at Tübingen, 4 July 1558 (Hermelink, op. cit., 1906, p.396; entry ). Inscriptions 'I. R. F. | Noli homines blando nimium sermone probare | Fistula dulce canit, volucrem dum decipit auceps' (Ps.-Cato, Distichs, 1, 27); and couplet in German. 18. Paul Clarner (Klarner) of Nuremberg. Matriculated 22 April 1558; Album Academiae Vitebergensis, I, p.356. An entry by Paul Clarner dated 1561 appears in Johann Klarner's album (see above, note 16); he also contributed to the album of Georg II Maior (Bretten, Melanchthonhaus, H.-Inv.-Nr. 378-390; Klose, CAAC, op. cit., 1988, p.500 and p.18; Hans-Peter Hasse, 'Melanchthon und die "Alba amicorum"' in Der Theologe Melanchthon, edited by Günter Frank, Stuttgart 2000, pp.326-327). Inscriptions: heading 'P.M.', two lines in Greek, and 'Nudus in hanc terram matris sum lapsus ab aluo | Quo, terra excedam, tempore, nudus ero | Quid gravibus curis, studiis quid inanibus angor | Iam veniet tacito mors quoque nuda pede' (the last line seems not to be Melanchthon's version of Palladas of Alexandria's epigram: Dum loquor, a tergo mors quoque nuda venit, but Johann Stigel's). In his subscription, Clarner uses the formula 'conterraneo'; cf. Hasse, op. cit. (2000), p.328. 19. Probably the 'Martinus Hass Viborgen. Danus', matriculated 13 April 1560; Album Academiae Vitebergensis, I, p.371. Inscriptions: '<...> vult semper esse cum Deo | frequenter oret aut legat | Nam cum oramus cum Deo loquimur | Cum legimus nobiscum orat Deus (version of Isidorus, Sententiae, 3, Caput VIII, De summo bono); two lines in Greek. 20. Hieronymus Cöler. Matriculated 20 October 1558; Album Academiae Vitebergensis, I, p.353. He also contributed to Johann Klarner's album (see above, note 16; Klose, CAAC, op. cit., 1988, p.407) and to Georg II Maior's album (see above, note 18). 21. Jacob Redel of Halle. Matriculated 30 August 1560; Album Academiae Vitebergensis, II, p.7. Inscription: 'Augustinus. | Aspice vulnera pendentis | Sanguinem morientis | Precium redimentis | citatrices resurgentis | Caput inclinatum ad osculandum | Cor apertum ad diligendum | Bracchia extensa ad amplexandum | totium corpus expositum ad redimendum | Haec quanta sint cogita | in statera cordis tui appende,| Ut totius tibi figatur in corde, | qui totius pro te fixus suit in Croce' (Saint Augustine, De Virginitate). 22. Nicolas Wendenheimer of Nuremberg. Matriculated 28 September 1562; Album Academiae Vitebergensis, II, p.73. Perhaps related to the 'Ulricus Fendenheimer Noricus' who had matriculated 12 December 1559. Inscriptions: 'D. Bernhardus | Ad Sananda conscientue vulnera, | nihil est, tam efficax, quam vulnerum Christi sedula recogitatio' (version of Bernhard von Clairvaux, Sermones super Cantica, 62?); 'Item. | Turbabor, sed non perturbabor | quia vulnerum Christi recordabor' (Ps.-Saint Augustine). 23. Ciriacus Ruel of Lich in Hessen. Matriculated 16 March 1564; Album Academiae Vitebergensis, II, p.63. Cf. Gustav Toepke, Die Matrikel der Universität Heidelberg [II:] von 1554-1662 (Heidelberg 1886), p.21, as 'Ciriacus Ruelius, Lychanus' (26 July 1560). Ruel's inscribed in 1565 the album of Johannes Itzstein (Copenhagen, Royal Library, Thott 392,8°; Klose, CAAC, op. cit., 1988, p.594 and pp.26-27). Inscriptions: heading and six lines of verse, reputedly presented to the Avignon Pope Clement IV by a Dominican friar (an antisymmetrical verbal palindrome: if the Pope was to read them backwards he would receive the opposite statement): 'Pasquillus sotadicus in Clementum Septimum. | Laus tua, non tua fraus, virtus, non copia rerum, | Scandere te fecit, hoc decus eximium. | Posteritas tua sit stabilis nec tempore pauco | Vivere concessum sit tibi pontificem.| Conditio tua sit foelix nec tempore paruo | Vivere te faciat hic Deus omni potens'. 24. Aneta Georgievska-Shine, 'The Album amicorum and the Kaleidoscope of the Self' in The Anthropomorphic Lens: Anthropomorphism, Microcosmism and Analogy in Early Modern Thought and Visual Arts (Leiden 2014), pp.179-207 (pp.184-185). 25. Philippi Melanthonis opera quae supersunt omnia, XX, edited by K.G. Bretschneider and H.E Bindseil (Braunschweig 1854), col. 593 no. CCLX: De Episcopo ambitioso (Phil. Mel. Historiae quaedam recitatae inter publicas lectiones). 26. Cf. Analecta Lutherana et Melanthoniana: Tischreden Luthers und Aussprüche Melanthons, hauptsächlich nach Aufzeichnungen des Johannes Mathesius; Aus der Nürnberger Handschrift des Germanischen Museums, edited by Georg Loesche (Gotha 1892), p.183 no. 267 (Dicta Melanthonis). 27. A free translation from Oratio 37, 13 (Migne, Patrologiae Cursus Completus, Series Graeca 36, 297; text ). Cf. E.P. Meijering, Melanchthon and patristic thought (Leiden 1983), p.59. Cöler entered the same inscription in the album of Georg II Maior (see above, note 18); Hasse, op. cit. (2000), p.314 and Abb.10. Melanchthon entered it in his copy of Examen eorum, qui audiuntur ante ritum publicae ordinationis (Wittenberg 1558), now Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Rar. 721 ( image ); see Wilhelm Krag, 'Wittenberger Stammbucheinträge in der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München' in Zentralblatt für Bibliothekswesen 42 (1925), pp.1-8 (p.3). 28. On 5 January 1576, Hieronymus Cöler entered the same inscription in the album amicorum of Wilhem Helbig (Louvain, Universiteitsbibliotheek Katholieke Universiteit, Cod. 8, fol. 172 verso); see L. Le Clercq, 'L'album amicorum de Wilhelm Helbig de Wurzbourg' in De Gulden Passer 16-17 (1938-1939), pp.39-79 (p.49). Cf. Keil & Keil, op. cit. (1893), p.80 no. 230 (1586). 29. Werner Wilhelm Schnabel, Die Stammbücher und Stammbuchfragmente der Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg, Die Handschriften der Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg, Sonderband (Wiesbaden 1995), pp.6-7, 23-26 nos. 6, 8-11. The size of the library is variously stated; cf. Schnabel, op. cit. (1997), p.7 ('1700 Titel in knapp 800 Banden') and Renate Jürgensen, Bibliotheca Norica: Patrizier und Gelehrtenbibliotheken in Nürnberg zwischen Mittelalter und Aufklärung (Wiesbaden 2002), p.42 ('mindestens 638 Bände'). 30. Philipp Melanchthon, Libellus Graecae Grammaticae (Leipzig 1557). Nürnberg, Stadtbibliothek, Phil. 380. 8°. Schnabel, op. cit. (1995), no. 6. One entry, dated at Wittenberg: Caspar Melisander (Kaspar Bienemann, 1540-1591), 11 August 1558. 31. Guillaume Rondelet, De ponderibus, sive de justa quantitate & proportione medicamentorum, liber nunc denuò diligentissimè auctus, & recognitus ab eodem authore (Lyon 1563). Bound with: Carolus Clusius, Antidotarium sive de exacta componendorum miscendorumque medicamentorum ratione libri tres (Antwerp 1561). Nürnberg, Stadtbibliothek, Med. 161. 8°. Schnabel, op. cit. (1995), no. 8. Eight entries, the first six dated at Wittenberg and the two last dated at Padua: (1) Ehrenreich von Scherffenberg, 29 July 1564. (2) Michael Reichard (c. 1538-1597), 27 August 1564. (3) Seifried von Polheim (1548-1576), 30 August 1564. (4) Sigmund Ludwig von Polheim (1545-1576), 30 August 1564. (5) Johann von Starhemberg (1552-1570), 12 September 1564. (6) Abraham Veldpacher, 13 September 1564. (7) Arnold van Bynspelt, 12 May 1567. (8) Theodor Hollensberg, 31 July 1567. 32. Leonhard Fuchs, Institutionum Medicinæ, sive methodi ad Hippocratis, Galeni, aliorumque veterum scripta recte intelligenda mire utiles libri quinque ... Editio secunda (Lyon 1560). Nürnberg, Stadtbibliothek, Med. 102. 8° Rar. Schnabel, op. cit. (1995), no. 9. Five entries, the first four dated at Wittenberg and the last at Tübingen: (1) Ernst Ludwig von Pommern-Stettin (later Herzog von Pommern-Wolgast, 1545-1592), 31 July 1564. (2) Barnim von Pommern-Stettin (later Herzog von Pommern-Rügenwalde und Stettin, 1549-1603), 31 July 1564. (3) Johann Georg von Solms (1547-1600), 5 September 1564. (4) Otto von Solms-Laubach (1550-1612), 5 September 1564. (5) Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566), 2 January 1565. 33. Levinus Lemnius, Occvlta natvrae miracvla, ac varia rerum documenta (Antwerp 1564). Nürnberg, Stadtbibliothek, Med. 117. 8°. Schnabel, op. cit. (1995), no. 10. Two entries, both dated at Wittenberg: (1) Johann Baptist Lechel, 30 September 1564. (2) Gabriel Gienger, 2 October 1564. 34. Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (Basel 1555). Nürnberg, Stadtbibliothek, Med. 155. 2°. Schnabel, op. cit. (1995), no. 11. Two entries, both dated at Tübingen: (1) Nicolaus Christoph von Radziwill, Herzog zu Olyka und Nieswitz (1549-1616), 10 January 1565. (2) Christoph von Sbororo, 10 January 1565. 35. British Library, Egerton Ms 1184, fol. 154, dated at Tübingen, 3 January 1565. Cf. Klose, CAAC, op. cit. (1988), p.557 (p.19), reporting a second entry by Palma in this album, dated 1562. Nickson, op. cit. (1970), pp.14-15. Cöler preceded Palma to the University of Tübingen, matriculating 1 October 1563. 36. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Coll. Rothschild, Ms 81, fol. 129 verso ( image ), dated at Padua, May 1567. A.E. Picot, Catalogue des livres composant la bibliothèque de feu m. le baron James de Rothschild (Paris 1884-1920), V, pp.143-151 no. 3365 (p.148, entry ). 37. British Library, Egerton Ms 1198, dated 1581. Karlheinz Goldmann, Nürnberger und Altdorfer Stammbücher aus vier Jahrhunderten: ein Katalog (Nuremberg 1981), p.210 no. 1102. 38. Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, Rastatt Nr. 54, p.93. Alfred Holder, Die Handschriften der Badischen Landesbibliothek in Karlsruhe, 3: Die Durlacher und Rastatter Handschriften (Wiesbaden 1970), pp.137-140 ( entry ). 39. Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Cod.hist.qt.299, fol. 141 verso, dated 24 September 1584 ( image ). Ingeborg Krekler, Die Handschriften der Württembergischen Landesbibliothek Stuttgart. Sonderreihe. Band 3: Stammbücher bis 1625 (Wiesbaden 1999), p.57 (StB-Nr. 16-2). 40. Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Cod. Hist. 2° 888-3,248, undated entry. Ingeborg Krekler, Die Handschriften der Württembergischen Landesbibliothek Stuttgart. Sonderreihe. Band 2: Die Autographensammlung des Stuttgarter Konsistorialdirektors Friedrich Wilhelm Frommann (1707-1787) (Wiesbaden 1992), p.649. 41. Konrad Haebler, Rollen- und Plattenstempel des XVI. Jahrhunderts, Sammlung bibliothekswissenschaftlicher Arbeiten; 41-42 (Leipzig 1928-1929), I, p.23. 42. Geoffrey D. Hobson, 'German Renaissance Patrons of bookbinding' in The Book Collector 3 (1954), p.175. The same panels were used to decorate the bindings of an eight-volume set of Cicero's Opera (Venice: Aldine press, 1554-1559) formerly in the Mortimer Schiff collection (his sale by Sotheby's, London, 5-7 July 1938, lot 1304). 43. Palma evidently conceived this exlibris in Wittenberg: a drawing of the same design appears in his manuscript of Peucer (see above, note 9; reproduced by Becker, op. cit., 1975 p.[7]); another drawing, inscribed 'Georgius Palma Noriberg' appears in Hieronymus Cöler's album amicorum (see above, note 35). The woodcut exlibris was produced in different sizes, possibly at different times. The smaller version (54 × 52 mm) is dated 'um 1566/70' by Ilse O'Dell, Deutsche und österreichische Exlibris 1500-1599 im Department of Prints and Drawings im Britischen Museum (London 2002), p. 70 no. 284 (reproduced p.195). 44. Schnabel, op. cit. (1995), no.8 45. Schnabel, op. cit. (1995), no.9. 46. Schnabel, op. cit. (1995), no.10. 47. Schnabel, op. cit. (1995), no.11. Palma had bought this book second-hand, and paid 1 fl. to have it rebound in a Tübingen workshop (S.T. Marke Presse). Workshop: EBDB w002982; Haebler, op. cit. (1928-1929), I, pp.445-448. Rolls: EBDB r001524; EBDB r001609; EBDB r004855. 48. Heidi Rebohl, Die theologischen Schriften aus der Bibliothek des Nürnberger Stadtarztes Georg Palm (1543-1591), Magisterarbeit Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen, 1990. 49. Passional Christi und Antichristi (Wittenberg, May 1521), 26 woodcuts organised in 13 opposing pairs, with a final page of text (ascribed to Melanchthon and Johann Schwertferger). A later, Strasbourg edition increased the number of woodcuts to 31, organised as 15 pairs of antitheses. Karin Groll, Das Passional Christi und Antichristi von Lucas Cranach d. Ä. (Frankfurt am Main 1990). 50. Les faictz de Jesus Christi et du Pape (Neuchâtel: Pierre de Vingle, c. 1533), 32 woodcuts organised in 16 opposing pairs, with substantial new text. Reinhard Bodenmann and William Kemp, 'Les Faictz de Jesus Christ et du Pape (fin 1533). Aux origines germaniques d'un traité illustré de langue française' in La Réforme dans l'espace germanique au XVIe siècle, edited by François Vion-Delphin (Montbéliard 2005), pp.181-204; Les Faictz de Jesus Christ et du pape. Faksimile de 1533ger Ausgabe von Pierre de Vingle, edited by Reinhard Bodenmann (Geneva 2009), pp.71-72 (Antithesis). 51. Paul Chaix, 'Un pamphlet genevois du XVIe siècle: L'Antithèse de S. Du Rosier: Recherche iconographique' in Mélanges offerts à M. Paul-E. Martin par ses amis ses collègues ses élèves (Geneva 1961), pp.467-482. 52. Karine Crousaz, L'Académie de Lausanne entre humanisme et Réforme (ca. 1537-1560) (Leiden 2012), p.542. 53. Philip Benedict, 'Propaganda, print, and persuasion in the French Reformation: a review article' in Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 69 (2007), pp. 447-472 (p.469). 54. Recent contributions to the substantial literature about the map ( image ) and accompanying tract include Dror Wahrman, 'From imaginary drama to dramatized imagery: the "Mappe-monde nouvelle papistique"' in Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 54 (1991), pp.186-205; Mappe-Monde nouvelle papistique: histoire de la Mappe-Monde papistique, en laquelle est déclairé tout ce qui est contenu et pourtraict en la grande table, ou carte de la Mappe-Monde (Genève, 1566), edited by F. Lestringant and Alessandra Preda, Travaux d'humanisme et Renaissance; 463 (Geneva 2009). 55. The documents concerning his life were published by Natalis Rondot, Graveurs sur bois à Lyon au seizième siècle (Paris 1897), pp.88-101, 483-486; N. Rondot, 'Pierre Eskrich, peintre et tailleur d'histoires à Lyon au XVIe siècle' in Revue du Lyonnais, fifth series, 31 (1901), pp.241-261, 321-354. Vanessa Selbach, 'Artisan ou artiste? La carrière de Pierre Eskrich, brodeur, peintre et graveur, dans les milieux humanistes de Lyon et Genève (ca. 1550-1580)' in Chrétiens et Sociétés, Numéro spécial: Le calvinisme et les arts (2011), pp.37-55 ( open edition ). 56. Roberta Olson and Alexandra Mazzitelli, 'The discovery of a cache of over 200 sixteenth-century avian watercolors: a missing chapter in the history of ornithological illustration' in Master Drawings 45 (2007), especially pp.456-457, 515-516 ('Appendix: further biographical notes on Pierre Vase'). 57. The year has been changed, and the words after the three stars read thus: Cum decalogis vtriusque oppositis, cumque | amborum morum descriptione : quemad- | modum Sancta Scriptura tradit. All other parts of the title agree with the edition of 1557. 58. Chaix, op. cit. (1961), p.480. For the entries in the lists of prohibited books, see J.M. De Bujanda, Thesaurus de la littérature interdite au XVIe siècle (Sherbrooke 1996), pp.161, 523. 59. Chaix, op. cit. (1961), p.472. 60. For the five editions in French, see French vernacular books: books published in the French language before 1601, edited by Andrew Pettegree, Malcolm Walsby, and Alexander Wilkinson (Leiden 2007), p.522 nos. 17560-17564. A German version is also known: Antithesis. Das ist Kurtze beschreibung, Christi vnd des Antichrists: Darin jr beider Art, lehr, vnd thaten gegen einander werden gehalten (Heidelberg: Johann Mayer, 1563); VD16 R-3101. 61. Copy located 'Frankfort o. M. City' by Edward Boehmer, Bibliotheca Wiffeniana. Spanish reformers of two centuries from 1520 (Strasbourg 1883), II, p.107; not traced in OPAC of Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main. 62. From the Johann August von Ponickau library. According to Boehmer, op. cit. (1883), II, p.107, the appended sermon by Bernardino Ochino (pp.74-88) is lacking in this copy. 63. John Fletcher and Rose Smith, A Short-Title Catalogue of Sixteenth Century Printed Books held in Libraries and Private Collections in New South Wales, with a list of provenances (Sydney 1979), no. 1726. 64. The Bibliotheca Palatina copy was used for microform reproduction: The printed books of the Biblioteca Palatina, edited by Leonard Boyle and Elmar Mittler (Munich: K.G. Saur, 1989-1996), no. F5177. 65. Antoine Augustin Renouard, Catalogue de la bibliothèque d'un amateur (Paris 1819), I, p.110 (bound in green morocco with four other works, for J.A. De Thou); Jules Tardieu, Catalogue d'une précieuse collection de livres, manuscrits, autographes, dessins et gravures composant actuellement la Bibliothèque de M. A.A.R. (Paris 1853), p.10, no. 92; offered by Librairie J. Techener, 'Catalogue de livres rares et curieux', in Bulletin du Bibliophile, March 1855, p.134 no. 83 (fr. 280); Delbergue-Cormont, 'Catalogue de la bibliothèque de feu M. le marquis de Morante', Paris, 21 February 1872, pp.6-7, lot 27. 66. Maison Silvestre, 'Catalogue des livres faisant partie du fonds de librairie ancienne et moderne de J.J. et M.J. De Bure’, Paris, 22 January 1835, p.94 no. 1893 ('v[eau] f[auve] dent.', 'La figure de la page 6 est raccommodée'); Maison Silvestre, 'Catalogue des livres, manuscrits et imprimés, composant la bibliothèque de M. Charles Sauvageot', 3 December 1860, p.9 lot 54 ('v[eau] fauve, fil.'); Librairie Morgand et Fatout, Bulletin mensuel de la Librairie Morgand et Fatout (Paris 1912, p.131 no. 558 ('veau fauve, dos orné, fil. Fr. 150). Probably the copy offered by Beaussant Lefèvre, 'Bibliothèque Marcel Desjardin, Incunables & Livres du XVIe au XXe siècle', Paris, 14-15 May 2013, lot 65 ('veau blond, filet et fine roulette dentelée dorés encadrant les plats, dos à nerfs orné', 'De la bibliothèque Champel, avec ex-libris' [the library of Ernest Stroehlin, dispersed at auction in Paris, 20 January 1910-1 March 1912; and by Bernhard Liebisch, 'Katalog 222: Bibliothek Stroehlin: Drucke des 15. bis 17. Jahrhundert', Leipzig 1914]).

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         Epitome Thesauri Antiquitatum, Hoc Est, Impp. Rom. Orientalium & Occidentalium Iconum, Ex Antiquis Numismatibus Quàm fidelissime deliniatarum / Ex Musaeo Iacobi de Strada Mantuani Antiquarij

      - Tiguri : apud Andream Gesnerum, 1557. Format 13x19,5 cm, reliure plein velin estampee a froid d'epoque, il manque au dos la piece de titre, dos a nerfs, coins legerement tapes et uses, pieces liminaires, index, 335 pages. 485 medaillons en gravures sur bois dans le texte (390 avec portraits). Ex-libris sur la garde en contre plat. Ouvrage en latin. Notice n° : FRBNF31412054. Bon etat.

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         Epitome thesauri antiquitatum, hoc est, Impp. Rom. Orientalium et Occidentalium iconum, ex antiquis numismatibus quam fidelissime deliniatarum. Ex musaeo Iacobi de Strada Mantuani Antiquarii.

      Andream Gesnerum (Andrea Gesner) (Tiguri: per Andream Gesnerum, Calend. Martij 1557), Tiguri (Zurigo) - in-8° (cm 20 x 12); leg. coeva in piena pergamena con titolo manoscritto al dorso e alette ai bordi laterali dei piatti; pp. (72), 335; marca tipografica al front., capilettera xilografati, num. inc. in b/n raffiguranti le immagini degli imperatori romani riportate sulle monete ed i medaglioni descritti nel testo. Seconda ed. in latino (la prima è stata pubblicata a Lione nel 1553), importante e raro trattato di numismatica antica di Iacobus De Strada, famoso studioso e collezionista, che raccolse, descrisse ed illustrò le monete piu' significative dall'eta' classica al regno dell'Imperatore Carlo V. Prov.: indicazione d'appartenenza su etichetta attaccata al contropiatto a nome T.& E. Lloyd, con stemma e motto "Esto vigilans"; altra indic. d'app. manoscritta al frontespizio a nome Leycester - Edimburgh 1844; tracce di colla alla guardia libera, residuo di etichetta d'appartenenza rimossa. Rif.: IT\ICCU\VIAE\001992. OCLC, 504877698 (one copy in UK) and 781945950. Cond.: leggere tracce d'uso, qualche macchia e lievissimi difetti; bellissima cinquecentina, in ottime condizioni generali. -- Printer's device on title-page, 391 splendid portrait medallion woodcuts representing coins and medals and 97 additional medallion woodcuts without the portraits filled in. 8vo. [36]ff. 335pp. Fine second Latin edition of Strada's important work first published in Lyon, 1553, with a French edition appearing only a month later. Gesner published a German translation in 1558 and a magnificent folio edition with new cuts in 1559. In the present edition the excellent portrait medallion woodcuts of white design on black ground are retained in their original size and make a very strong impression because of the reduced format of the book from 4to to 8vo. Adams S1917. Dekesel S72. 450g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Giustificatione del Signor Richardo di Merode Signor di Frentzen, intorno alla querella sua, co'l Signor Don Roderigo de Benavides.

      Mantoa (sic), s.t. (V. Ruffinelli), 1557, - in-4 (mm 200x155), ff. 82, (4), privo della tabella ripiegata f.t., annunciata al frontespizio "cartelli corsi fra loro, processi passati nel Campo.", bella leg.atura settecentesca in cartone, titolo manoscritto al dorso. Iniziali silogr., testo in carattere corsivo. Al verso del tit. ed al recto del secondo f. vi sono 2 silografie a piena pag. raffig. la parte anteriore e posteriore dell'armatura del suddetto Don Rodrigo de Benavides. Prima edizione di questa rara opera sui motivi della dichiarazione di sfida a duello e sulla mancata sua effettuazione, in quanto quella dell'avversario ''non era arma cavalleresca'': Si aggiungono i ''pareri di diversi illustrissimi Principi, Signor, Capitani, et eccellenti Senatori, et Dottori''. Tradotta in francese e stampata una seconda volta a Mantova nel 1560, l'opera venne edita a Bruxelles nel 1857 ed altre volte nel corso del XIX secolo. Esempl. puro e marginoso (con lievi aloni d'umido al fascicolo X). Libro veramente inusuale seppur mancante della tavola f.t. Manca all'Adams. Stc, Italian, 435. Cockle n. 884. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Satyrae

      Th. Pagano, Lugduni 1557 - In 8, 150 pp +1 cb, legatura ottima pergamena coeva con nervi e titolo manoscritto al dorso, bella marca al frontespizio, testo in elegante corsivo, esemplare bello e nitido. 1 volume in 8°, 150 pp +1 blank, very good contemporary parchment binding with ribs and handwritten title to the back, nice mark to the frontispiece, text in elegant italics, nice and clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Constitutiones Angliae Prouinciales ex diuersis Cantuariensium Archiepiscoporum Synodalibus decretis . . . Constituiones Item Legatinae quas alii legitimas vocant . . . Othonis & Othoboni . . . in Angliae Legatorum [etc.]. STC 17112.5; Beale T411variant

      Excudebat Thomas Marshe, London 1557 - Modern calf, the boards blind ruled and decorated, the spine gilt and blind decorated, crimson morocco label, quite clean; the Taussig copy Final 16th century edition of Lyndwood's famous work, in Maitland's words "the principal witness whom we have to examine, if we would discover the theory of law which prevailed in our English ecclesiastical courts . . . before the breach with Rome" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Tragoediae VII. Quae cum omnes multo quam antea castigatiores eduntur, tum vero una, quae mutila & decurtata prius erat, integra nunc profertur. Scholia in easdem, plurimis in locis locupletata, & in pene infinitis emendata. Cur. P. Victorii.

      - [Argentorati], Ex officina Henrici Stephani, 1557. 4to. [viii],395 [=397] (&3 blank) pp. Contemporary full calf; double filets and floral corner-pieces, spine with raised bands; with the arms of Thomas Redinger on both sides. (boards sl.chafed; boards and spine neatly repaired; first flyleaf and titlepage re-attached; a few scholarly (pencil) annotations) The EDITIO PRINCEPS of the complete AGAMEMNON. Schweiger I.7: "Den ersten vollständigen Text des Agamemnon. Die Scholien sind vermehrt u. verbessert. Angehängt sind H. Stephani Noten und Verbesserungen." Renouard pp. 116-117. Adams A/266. See at length: J.A.Gruys, 'The early printed editions of Aeschylus', Nieuwkoop 1981, p.77-96. "Gruys shows with characteristic economy and force that one great edition - the 1557 edition by Pier Vettori and Henri Estienne - rested on a systematic recension of the Italian MSS., as well as careful collation of the ones Vettori chose to rely upon, and incorporated necessary and brilliant conjectures by Estienne." (A.Grafton, review of J.A.Gruys - The early printed editions of Aeschylus, in Quaerendo 17/1) THOMAS REDINGER'S COPY. Thomas Redinger or Rehdiger, a 16th century German nobleman from Breslau, was patron of Henri Estienne. He corresponded with the most learned scholars of his time, and although he did not brought forth research of his own, he did frequently patronise others (more than 12 of Henri Estienne's books for example would not have been printed without Redinger. (Deutsche Biographie - Online). Redinger was also befriended with Petrus Victorius. See for the vicissitudes of Redingers books: A.W.J.Wachterl, Thomas Rehdiger und seine Büchersammlung in Breslau', (Breslau 1828). Old annotation on flyleaf reads in latin that the owner was permitted to buy this book in 1810 from the librarian J.G.Schummel, because there were two copies of this edition in the Rehdigersche Bibliothek. The annotation is signed: Neide. (Probably Johann Georg Christoph Neide (1756-1836), rector in Magdeburg.). A GREAT COPY WITH A GREAT PROVENANCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Divini Platonis Opera Omnia Marsilio Ficino Interprete. Noua editiom, adhibita Graeci codicis collatione à duobus doctissimis viris castigata: cuius collationis ratio ex epistola operi praefixa facile constabit.

      Lugduni apud Antonium Vincentium 1557. 4°, mm 320x210, pp. (16) 667 (1) (32), legatura in piena pelle verde con titolo impresso al dorso, tagli rossi, segnalibro in tessuto rosso; qualche segno del tempo alla legatura, fogli di guardia ottocenteschi come la legatura; esemplare rifilato ma in buonissimo stato di conservazione con le carte molto fresche, una lieve gora al margine inferiore delle prime 4 carte, annotazioni manoscritte ai margini, una piccola gora all'angolo inferiore di 7 carte di indice (che non tocca il testo), una diffusa gora sulle ultime due carte dell'indice. Marca tipografica al frontespizio, capilettera istoriati, 3 diagrammi a pagine 469-470; avviso al lettore dell'editore Antonius Vincentius, dedica del curatore Simone Grynaeus, proemio di Marsilio Ficino; testo a due colonne. Edizione lionese della versione più importante dell'opera di Platone, fino al 1578 quando Etienne pubblica i tre volumi in folio dell'opera omnia di Platone, è infatti questo il testo di riferimento, nella traduzione di Marsilio Ficino su un manoscritto greco ricorretto da Simon Grynaeus, celebre erudito astronomo e geografo svizzero: il sommo umanista toscano avviò la sua traduzione platonica nel 1462, dopo aver studiato il greco con il Platina, per volere di Cosimo de' Medici, raccogliendo attorno a sé nella villa di Careggi una schiera di dotti e di fatto fondando quello che sarà il preludio all'Accademia fiorentina sviluppatasi sotto Lorenzo il Magnifico. Compiuta nel 1477, l'opera segnò in modo determinante la rivalutazione, anche in chiave cristiana, del pensiero platonico

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         Opera Omnia

      Heinricum Petri, Basileae 1557 - In-folio (cm 29,5), legatura tedesca XVII secolo, in piena pelle marrone con stemma nobiliare in ovale al centro dei piatti, dorso a nervi con fregi in oro, tassello e titolo a secco, taglio marmorizzato (cerniere, cuffie e angoli rifatti, oro del blasone e dei fregi sbiadito), (32) 923 pp (1 ), marca tipografica al titolo e al verso dell’ultima carta, ex-libris The Brother Julian, FSC Collectio, angolo inferiore prime carte ripristinato (perdita 3-4 lettera seconda pagina), leggero alone umidità primi 2/3 volume in attenuazione, ottima copia ben rilegata. 8 volumes, in 8°, leather-alike bound, titles onto the back, frontispieces, 73 cc, 3254 pp, 1208 pp of indexes, very nice edition in excellent condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Les Plees del Coron, diuisees in plusiors titles & common lieux. Per queux home plus redement & plenairement, trouera quelque chose queil quira, touchaunt les ditz plees composees lan du grace, 1557. S.T.C. 23219; Beale T485. Quarto

      In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London 1557 - Early blind panelled calf, rebacked, rubbed, new endpapers, a trace of worming, clean with good margins, once Phil Cohen's copy, now the Taussig copy First edition (of six) of the first treatise on English criminal law, culminating a century-long movement centered in the Inns of Court, a work which, in Dr. Baker's words, "may well have become an assize judge's vade mecum" [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Opera omnia

      A.Vincentium Lugduni, Lyon 1557 - In folio,pp (16), 667, (16) cc di indice, legatura coeva in tutta pergamena ricavata da pagina miniata di antiforniario XV secolo, titolo, nome autore e data a china sul dorso, pregevole edizione con testo a due colonne, alcuni capilettera xilografati, bella marca tipografica al frontespizio, edizione completa opere di Platone nella versione famosa di M.Ficino, perfetto stato 8 volumes, in 8°, leather-alike bound, titles onto the back, frontispieces, 73 cc, 3254 pp, 1208 pp of indexes, very nice edition in excellent condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         1557 Amadis de Gaula Spanish Chivalry Knights Wizards Magic French Herberay

      Paris : Estienne Groulleau, 1557. - 1557 Amadis de Gaula Spanish Chivalry Knights Wizards Magic French Herberay “I am of those who are forsaken of him, and I am the only who had ever trust in him. Because with great service, he gave me a bad reward without deserving it.” – ‘Amadis de Gaula’, book 2 ‘Amadis de Gaula’ is one of the most important chivalric romance stories of the 14th-century. The earliest printed versions of this work appeared in 1508 in Spanish. The story follows Amadis - the offspring of two star-crossed lovers – and the adventures he undertakes, battling wizards, using magic and enchantments, and taught to become a knight. His character helped establish literary norms for a knightly protagonist, even though other literary heroes would deviate from the ‘handsome yet emotional’ Amadis. This 1557 edition of ‘Amadis’ was edited and translated into French by Nicolas de Herberay des Essarts. His first attempt at ‘Amadis’ out of the original Spanish appeared over 8 years beginning in 1540; however, Herberay only translated the first eight books, the other portions of the work were concluded by other authors. This edition was printed the same year as Herberay’s death. Item number: #1329 Price: $950 trad; HERBERAY, Nicolas de Le second liure d'Amadis de Gaule, mis en Francois par le seigneur des Essars Nicolas de Herberay. Paris : Estienne Groulleau, 1557. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 206, [1] • Binding: Decorative leather; tight & secure • Language: French • Size: ~5in X 3.5in (13cm x 9cm) 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! 1329 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Regimen Sanitatis Salerni.

      Abraham Vele. 1557. 8vo. Nineteenth century full brown morocco, bordered in blind to sides, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering; pp. [19], clxx, [1], engraved title page; marginal notes in ink including passage of Latin to AIV, spine a little sunned, otherwise very good. Provenance: ink signature of John Louis Petit (1727-1780) of Staffordshire, grandfather of the architectural artist of the same name, to flyleaf. Front pastedown with bookplate of Sir Robert Throckmorton, 8th baronet, (1800-1862), one of the first Catholic MPs to sit after the Roman Catholic Relief Act of 1829. Fifth edition, first published in 1528. Paynell (fl. 1528-67), a friar at Merton Abbey, was a translator, not a physician. This book, originally written in Latin, was his first major work. It "consists of the 'Regimen' which was originally compiled by Joannes de Mediolano, and dedicated to Robert, duke of Normandy, who stayed at Salerno for the cure of a wound received in Palestine, and of a commentary by Arnaldus of Villa Nova" (ODNB). It is believed to have been written in the 12th or 13 century and was translated many times throughout Europe. It was highly respected as a scholarly work on health, hygiene and diet, and was still attracting scientific attention in the nineteenth century, being given a medically accurate translation by John Ordronaux in 1871. ESTC records 20 copies in UK and USA.

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         D. Thomae Aquinatis, doctoris angelici, praedicatorii instituti, In S. prophet[a]e Iob librorum longè difficillimum, historia dilucidáque explicatio, ab innumeris quibus scatebat mendis, repurgata per Franciscum Iouerium Valentinu[m] Doct. Theo. Parisien.

      Claudium Fremy, Paris 1557 - Primitive 18th century binding in re-used vellum. Front free fly used as pastedown with no loss of text. ; duodecimo; [iv];200 leaves. pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght, Sometyme Lorde Chauncellour of England, wrytten by him in the Englysh tonge

      John Cawood, London 1557 - 19th century full morocco, all edges gilt, hinges rubbed, front hinge a little cracked; bound for the publisher Basil Montagu Pickering (with his name stamped on the inside front board) who ran his father William's publishing business following his death until it was sold to Chatto & Windus. Two other bookplates, one a College Library, and an old catalog entry on added endpapers. Lacking the front and rear blank, title neatly silked, final leaf with colophon in old facsimile, marginal repair to first text leaf, repaired marginal tear to Cii and a few other minor repairs in the preliminaries, repaired tear to bottom corner of 61 (d7) with loss of a parts of 6 lines of text, first and last few pages a bit soiled, light foxing and scattered stains and light soiling throughout, trimmed a little close in a few instances just touching the running title or page numbers, but clean overall and still an attractive copy. With the inserted leaf after 1138 (2C5). lacking front blank, (34), 88, 89-104 columns, 105-1138 (2), 1139-1458 (1458 in facsimile), lacking final blank. Brunet III 1893, Lowndes 1606.Collected by his nephew William Rastell, the first edition of More's English works made possible by the ascension of Mary to the throne in 1553 and just sneaking in under the wire as Elizabeth's reign began in 1558. It contains many of More's more controversial religious works. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046452. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         [Beschrijvinghe van America, wiens inwoonders wildt, naeckt, seer godloos ende wreede menschen-eters zijn]. Utrecht, v. Poolsum, 1685.

      (6)+72 pag., 2 delen in 1 sierpapier omslag. Geillustreerd met 30 houtsneden (inclusief een titelvignet). Mist titelpagina, doch op pag. 51 de titelpagina van het tweede deel. Eerste editie in het Duits 1557, in het Nederlands 1558. Vergelijk Tiele, Mem. 271. Betreft Brazilie. Zeer zeldzaam.

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         HISTORIA di Messer... di detti e fatti degni di memoria di diversi principi e huomini privati antichi et moderni.

      Giolito, 1557. gr. vol. in-4 antico, pp. (52), 672, (2), leg. p. perg. rigida con tit. mss al d. Picc. strappo al d. senza perdita della perg. Front. con gr. marca tipogr. ripetuta anche al colophon. Fregi e gr. capilett. in legno. Lieve gora al margine bianco inf. delle prime 30 pagine, ma bell'esempl. in elegante carattere corsivo. [121]

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         In primi lib. Canonis Avicennae primam fen, profundissima commentaria. Adiecto nuper secundo, quod numquam antea fuerat typis excusum; de membris capite.

      Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi & Baldassarre Costantini , 1557. - 8vo. (32), 651, (1) pp. (without the 2 final blanks). With woodcut printer's decive to t. p. and woodcut initials. Contemp. limp vellum with ms. title to spine. Posthumous edition (by Giano Matteo Durastante) of Giambattista da Monte's (1489-1551) commentary on book (kitab) 1, part (fen) 1 of Avicenna's systematic "Canon of Medicine". A corrected and enlarged edition of the work previously edited by W. Lublin and published in Venice in 1554. "The newly added chapter De membris (p. 553-605) is followed by 2 others: De facultatibus and De virtutibus naturalibus ministrantibus" (Durling). - Avicenna's Arabic "Qanun" was widely translated throughout the Middle Ages and remained the basis of medical training in the West as late as the mid-17th century. It continues in use to this day in parts of the Arab world. Through this encyclopedic work, the author exerted "perhaps a wider influence in the eastern and western hemispheres than any other Islamic thinker" (PMM). "The 'Qanun' [.] contains some of the most illuminating thoughts pertaining to distinction of mediastinitis from pleurisy; contagious nature of phthisis; distribution of diseases by water and soil; careful description of skin troubles; of sexual diseases and perversions; of nervous ailments" (Sarton, Introduction to the History of Science). The present part offers a definition of medicine and is mainly dedicated to a discussion of the four humours and temperaments. - Slight traces of worming to blank lower corner; occasional contemporary marginalia to index; altogether a fine copy. Edit 16, CNCE 15943. Adams M 1681. Durling 3273. OCLC 14313430. Cf. PMM 11. Wellcome 4428 (1558 re-issue). Not in BM-STC Italian.

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         Originum ac Germanicarum antiquitatum libri, leges videlicet, Salicae, Allemannorum, Saxonum, Angliorum, Thuringorum, Burgundionum, Francorum [...].

      Basel, Henricpetri, 1557. Fol. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Initialen u. einer Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Ende. 10 Bll., 347 (1) S., Etw. späterer Pgmt.-Bd. m. durchzogenen Bünden, goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. Erste u. einzige Ausgabe. - „Diese seltne Ausg. behält [...] noch ihren eigenthümlichen Werth, weil sie Mss. veranstaltet wurde, welche seitdem zum Theil verloren gegangen sind“ (Ebert). - Einband etw. bestoßen, fleckig u. gewellt. Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - VD16, H 2549; Brunet III, 128; Ebert 9566; Graesse III, 257; Heckethorn 157, 33; BM STC, German Books 400; nicht bei Adams. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Herold, Originum ac Germanicarum antiquitatum libri, leges videlicet, Salicae, Allemannorum, Saxonum, Angliorum, Thuringorum, Burgundionum, Francorum

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         Jurisprudentiae medicae, tomo tertius.

      Novis casibus forensibus et clinicis locupletatus, multis relationibus ex actis collectis 1 Illustration et selectis qvibusdam tractationibus Medicam legalem illustrantibus augmentatus in usum porro juridici et medici fori. Text in detuscher Sprache der Zeit. Angebunden: Dissertationes et tractatus autoris ad Medicinam forensem spectantes. Text in lateinischer Sprache. - Alberti (1557-1682) war ein Nürnberger Arzt und Gelehrter und fruchtbarer Schriftsteller. Es gibt insgesamt 6 Bände des Titels, der merkwürdige und interessante Rechtsfälle zur forensischen Medizin enthält. Jeder Band hat ein eigenes Register und einen Apendix. Themen sind Kindsmord, Abtreibung, Vergiftung, Verletzungen, Überfälle und Unfälle aller Art. - Vorderer und hinterer Vorsatz durchschlagend. Einband leicht beschädigt, innen gut und frisch. Siehe Photo. MwSt 7% Wenn Sie weitere Bilder wünschen, schreiben Sie uns eine Email, wir schicken Ihnen dann die gewünschten Motive zu.

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         Johannis Uytenbogaerts leven, kerckelijcke bedieninghe ende zedighe verantwoordingh ... Tweeden druck, daer eenige stucken van nieuws by gedaen zijn, ende alles dat nodigh was, uyt het Latijnsch ende Fransch overgheset.[No place, no publisher], 1646. 4to. With an engraved portrait of the author by Wilhelm Delff after Michiel van Mierevelt, with a 6-line verse by Caspar Barlaeus underneath. Contemporary vellum.

      Knuttel, Kerkgeschiedenis, p. 373; Rogge, Remonstrantsche geschriften, p. 104. Second, enlarged edition of the autobiography of the influential Remonstrant leader Johannes Wtenbogaert (1557-1644), one of the most eloquent preachers of his age. Wtenbogaert begins with his return to his native Utrecht in 1584, after having studied in Geneva with Theodore Beza. After a period of religious discord in Utrecht, Wtenbogaert moved to The Hague, where he became an influential member of the Remonstrant party and its leader after the death of Arminius in 1609. After the arrest in 1618 of influential Remonstants, including Johan van Oldenbarneveldt and Hugo Grotius, Wtenbogaert fled to Antwerp. He was permitted to return to the Dutch Republic in 1626, after which the autobiography more or less finishes. Bookblok seperated from flyleaves at the front, but the binding otherwise good. Text in very good condition, with only the title-page slightly browned and the last page with some minor thumbing.

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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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         ANNOTATIONES IN PANDECTAS tam priores quam posteriores comprehenduntur, ad postremam authoris recognitionem expressa: quibus accesserunt due utilissimi indices quorum prior capita Iuri consultorum quae in hische Commentariis explicature, continet: posterior vero verba ipsa & sententias ordine alphabetico digestas complectitur.

      Nicolaum Episcopium Iuniorem, 1557. (Codice AN/3034) In 4º (32,5 cm) (22)399(33)-190(38) pp. Tomo terzo (di 5) delle opere del dotto grecista e uomo di stato francese (1467-1540) pubblicate insieme per la prima volta a cura dell'umanista protestante Celio Secondo Curione. Due volumi in un tomo: il secondo, FORENSIA, contiene i commenti iuridici e processuali. Due frontespizi con belle marche tipografiche, l'allegoria centrale è ripetuta alle ultime pagine. Grandi capilettera figurati, nitida e fresca impressione su bella carta candida, esente da ingialliture, ampi margini (il superiore più corto). Un piccolo lavoro di tarlo marginale nelle ultime pagine, che non tocca il testo, "manine" e antiche note marginali a penna in latino, firma al primo frontespizio. Solida, elegante legatura del primo '700 in piena pelle con qualche abrasione, ma valida e integra. Dorso a 6 nervi, scomparti ornati con ricchi motivi floreali, tassello e titolo oro, tagli colorati. Eccellente cinquecentina, Euro 1900.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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         Historiarum Indicarum libri XVI. Selectarum, item, ex India epistolarum libri IV. Accessit liber recentiorum epistolarum; à Ioanne Hayo ...Antwerp, Martinus Nutius, 1605. 8vo. Contemporary vellum.

      Borba de Moraes, p. 509; Cordier, Japonica, col. 64; Sabin 43773 ("The best of the various editions in Latin"). Early 17th-century edition of a classic work on "the Indies", including both the West and East Indies, considered the best (Sabin) and the most complete (Borba de Moraes) of the many Latin editions. Most of Maffei's work is concerned with the Portuguese conquests and the Jesuit stations in India, the East Indies, and regions around the Arabian Sea to about 1557. The first 5 books appear to follow rather closely the model of Barros. Book VI, dealing with China and book XII, which is mainly concerned with Japan, are heavily indebted to Valignano's account of those countries. The second part includes a selection of Jesuit letters written from the Indies and translated by Maffei. The work by John Hay (1546-1618), De rebus Japonicis, Indicis, et Peruanis Epistolae recentiores , called for on the title, is not present as with the most copies. It has its own title-page and was issued (also) separately. Title-page somewhat frayed, some quires a bit browned and some faint marginal water stains, otherwise in very good condition. Lacking endpapers, and top of the spine slightly damaged, otherwise good.

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         Historiarum Indicarum Libri XVI.Antwerp, Martinus Nutius, 1605. With : (2) [MAFFEI, Giovanni Pietro]. Ignatii Loiolae vita, postremo recognita.Antwerp, Martinus Nutius, 1605. 2 works in 1 volume (the first in 2 parts). 8vo. Contemporary vellum, remains of ties.

      Ad 1: Alt-Japan-Katalog 916; Borba de Moraes, p. 509; Cordier, Japonica, col. 64; Lach I, pp. 325-326; Sabin 43773; ad 2: De Backer & Sommervogel V, col. 296. Early 17th-century edition of a classic work on "the Indies", including both the West and East Indies, considered the best (Sabin) and the most complete (Borba de Moraes) of the many Latin editions. Most of Maffei's work is concerned with the Portuguese conquests and the Jesuit stations in India, the East Indies, and regions around the Arabian Sea to about 1557. The first 5 books appear to follow rather closely the model of Barros. Book VI, dealing with China and book XII, which is mainly concerned with Japan, are heavily indebted to Valignano's account of those countries. The second part includes a selection of Jesuit letters written from the Indies and translated by Maffei.It is bound with Maffei's renowed life of Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus.Several owners' entries on title-page of first work, some browning, new endpapers, binding slightly dirty, otherwise in good condition.

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         Johannis Uytenbogaerts leven, kerckelijcke bedieninghe ende zedighe verantwoordingh ... Tweeden druck, daer eenige stucken van nieuws by gedaen zijn, ende alles dat nodigh was, uyt het Latijnsch ende Fransch overgheset.[No place, no publisher], 1646. 4to. With an engraved portrait of the author by Wilhelm Delff after Michiel van Mierevelt, with a 6-line verse by Caspar Barlaeus underneath. Contemporary vellum.

      Knuttel, Kerkgeschiedenis, p. 373; Rogge, Remonstrantsche geschriften, p. 104. Second, enlarged edition of the autobiography of the influential Remonstrant leader Johannes Wtenbogaert (1557-1644), one of the most eloquent preachers of his age. Wtenbogaert begins with his return to his native Utrecht in 1584, after having studied in Geneva with Theodore Beza. After a period of religious discord in Utrecht, Wtenbogaert moved to The Hague, where he became an influential member of the Remonstrant party and its leader after the death of Arminius in 1609. After the arrest in 1618 of influential Remonstants, including Johan van Oldenbarneveldt and Hugo Grotius, Wtenbogaert fled to Antwerp. He was permitted to return to the Dutch Republic in 1626, after which the autobiography more or less finishes. Bookblok seperated from flyleaves at the front, but the binding otherwise good. Text in very good condition, with only the title-page slightly browned and the last page with some minor thumbing.

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         ANTIQUITATUM ROMANARUM PAULI MANUTII. Liber de Legibus. Index rerum memorabilium.

      Bernard Turrisan, Paris, 1557.. LEATHER_BOUND. Leather bound (rebound about 40 years ago). Gilt edges. Interior of book is in very good condition which is remarkable given the age of the book. Outstanding condition for antiquarian and desirable book. Book is in Latin. Top Quality Seller - Customer Service available. . Very Good.

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         Pausaniae de florentiss. veteris Graeciae regionibus commentarii a Romulo Amasaeo, viro utriusque linguae peritiss. Summa fide ac diligentia, conversi. Cum indice & rerum & verborum locupletissimo.

      Basel, Michael Isengrin. 1557 - 18,5x12 cm. 8 Bl., 802 S., 70 Bl. Mit Druckermarke auf letztem Blatt. Schweinslederband über Holzdeckeln mit Rollstempelverzierung und 2 Metallschliessen, hs. Rückentitel. VD16 P 1076. - Graesse, 178. - F.L.A. Schweiger schreibt in seinem Handbuch der classischen Bibliographie Bd. 1, S. 225: «elegante, aber nicht treue Übersetzung». - (Einband etwas berieben und fleckig. Schnitt etwas fleckig. Name auf Titelblatt. Sehr wenige Randnotizen und Anstreichungen in schwarzer Tinte von alter Hand. Innen nur sehr vereinzelt leicht fleckig). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Originum ac Germanicarum antiquitatum libri. Leges videlicet, salicæ, Allemannorum, Saxonum, Angliorum, Thuringorum, Burgidionum, Francorum, Ripuariæ, Boioariorum.

      Basilæ, Henricum Petri, septembre 1557. - in-folio, 10ff.n.ch.-347pp. Relié vélin ivoire souple à rabats, traces de lacets. (Reliure de l'époque). Édition originale (et seule édition ancienne), de ce recueil de loi salique. La date est donnée au colophon. Belle marque de l'imprimeur au verso du dernier feuillet. (Brunet III, col. 128 [cette édition] "mérite d'être conservée parce qu'elle a été faite sur des manuscrits en partie égarés depuis"). Le code des Frisons (lex frisionum) est ici imprimé dans sa forme la plus ancienne. Relié à la suite : [Anonyme]. Annotata de personis Judicii Camera Imperialis, à primo illius exordio, usq. ad annum Domini M.D.LVI. Ingolstadt, per Alexandrum & Samuelen Weissenbornios, 1557, 34 feuillets non chiffrés. - Ce répertoire de la magistrature de la Chambre du Saint Empire, classée par ville, est de toute rareté. - Bel exemplaire, très pur, conservé dans sa première reliure. Quelques annotations contemporaines, à l'encre, d'une écriture très soignée (pages 25 à 34, 102 & 159). Deux petits cachets humides sur le titre (bibliothèques privées), répétés à l'intérieur du volume, restauration marginale au titre (9 x 2 cm). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Thierbuch. Das ist ein kurtze Bschreybung aller vierfüssigen Thieren, so auff der Erden und in Wassern wonend, sampt jrer waren conterfactur... Zurich, Conrad Froschauer, 1563.

      [with:] Vogelbuch, darin die Art, Natur und Eigenschafft aller Voglen sampt jrer waren Contrafactur angezeigt wirt... Zurich, Conrad Froschauer, 1557. [with:] Fischbuch, das ist, ein kurtze, doch vollkommne Beschreybung aller Fischen so in dem Meer und süssen Wasseren, Seen, Flüssen, oder anderen Bächen ir Wonung habend, sampt irer waaren Conterfactur: zu Nutz und Gutem allen Artzeten, Maleren, Weydleüten und Köchen gestelt... Zurich, Conrad Froschauer, 1563. 3 vols in one. Folio (384 x 237mm)./'Thierbuch': ff.(4), clxxii, with 149 woodcuts in text; 'Vogelbuch': ff. (6), cclxiii (1, blank) with 217 woodcuts in text; 'Fischbuch': ff. (6), ccii, with 716 woodcuts in text; copy double-ruled in red throughout, with fine hand-colouring in gouache, some woodcuts with silver and gold, initials with red and blue illumination; various marginal repairs, occasionally touching text but not affecting woodcuts, in contemporary German calf over wooden boards, with gilt centre and corner ornaments, brass corner pieces, gilt spine rebacked preserving original, gilt and gauffred edges, new endpapers. A spectacular illuminated copy of first German editions of Gesner's 'Historia Animalium', in fine contemporary German colouring to the more than 1000 woodcuts. This work is a monumental encyclopaedia of the animal kingdom and the first systematic treatise on zoology of the Renaissance. It was 'the most authoritative zoological book between Aristotle and the publication of Ray's classification of fauna in 1693... it remained the standard reference book even as late as Linné [1735]' (Printing and the mind of man)./The 'Thierbuch' combines Gesner's two books on quadrupeds, the viviparous and oviparous, first published in Latin in 1551 and 1554 respectively. These were translated into German by Conrad Forer (d. 1594); a few chapters were translated by Johannes Herold. Forer was a Swiss physician who became later a parson in the city of Winterthur. He corresponded with Gessner and wrote a botanical treatise in which he attempted to devise a new system of plant classification' (Wellisch). The illustrations are the first original zoological illustrations and the first naturalistic representations of animals to be published. As such they herald the birth of zoological book illustration. They are the archetypes of much subsequent animal illustrations, even into the 18th century. The woodcuts were cut after paintings by Lukas Schan, some of which survive as part of the Felix Platter collection in the Basle University Library. The German editions contain a further 24 woodcuts which appear here for the first time./The 'Vogelbuch', Gesner's history of birds, is an abridged translation of the 1555 Latin edition by Rudolf Heusslein, a Swiss physician. The woodcuts are the second important suite of ornithological iconography, being contemporary with those of Belon published the same year. They are the precursors of many of Aldrovandi's illustrations, many of which were copied from Gesner./The 'Fischbuch' was translated from the 1558 Latin edition by Conrad Forer. The woodcuts form the fourth great series of ichthyological illustrations, after Belon (1551), Rondelet (1554) and Salviani (1554), but are also the first general series of marine illustrations (including conchology), not confined to fish.//Wellisch 23/24.4; 25.5; 26.6; Nissen IVB 350 and ZBI 1552, 1555 (with erroneous collations); VD16 G1728; G1734; G1741.

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         Civitella

      Roma 1557 - Raro documento raffigurante l’asedio di Civitella. Nel 1557 la città fu posta d'assedio da parte del francese Duca di Guisa, generale di Enrico II e alleato del papa, Paolo IV; benché feroce e violento, l’assalto non riuscì a espugnare la città, Proprio in questa guerra, tra Francesi e Spagnoli, Civitella cambiò il suo nome in Civitella del Tronto. La vittoriosa e valorosa resistenza che il popolo della cittadella riuscì a riportare venne ben visto nell'intero Regno, tanto che ai suoi cittadini furono tolti gli oneri fiscali da pagare al Regno, per quarant'anni, e a spese del demanio regio furono restaurati gli edifici e la Fortezza. La mappa viene prodotta a Roma, probabilmente nella bottega di Antonio Salamanca e Antoine de Lafrery, che dal 1553 al 1563 erano soci nella più importante calcografia romana. La lastra viene sicuramente ralizzata in occasione dell’avvenimento, quindi nel 1557, probabilmente commissionata da autorità ecclesiastiche, oppure nel tentativo commerciale dei due editori di produrre un nuvo foglio da immettere nel mercato. La mancata vittoria nell’assedio indusse i due editori a non terminare il lavoro, come dimostrano i numerosi ripensamenti presenti nella lastra e lo spazio bianco in basso a destra, lasciato libero per il titolo e la dedicatoria. Il foglio risulta pertanto in un solo stato e molto raro. Incisione al bulino, rifilata al rame e con margini coevi aggiunti, pieghe di carta al centro, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rarissima. Bibliografia: Tooley, p. 25, 154; Borroni Salvadori, 221; Cartografia Rara p. 38, 30. Dimensioni 380x300. A rare document depicting the siege of Civitella. In 1557 the city was assaulted by the French Duke of Guisa, the General of Enrico II and ally of pope Paul IV; though harsh and cruel, the siege could not overcome the city. Precisely after this war between the French and the Spanish, Civitella changed its name into Civitella del Tronto. The triumphant and valiant resistance of the population was much appreciated all over the Reign so that these citizens were allowed not to pay royal taxes for the following forty years and the buildings and the Fortress were repaired with the money of the public royal domain. The map has been published in Rome, very likely in the workshop of Antonio Salamanca and Antoine de Lafrery, who created the most important partnership in Rome between 1553 and 1563. The plate has been no doubt realized to celebrate the event, therefore in 1557, probably commissioned by the ecclesiastic authorities or maybe it was an attempt of the two publishers to create a new piece of work to sell. Since the siege did not succeed, Salamanca and Lafrery did not finished the plate, as the many changes on it and the white space mint for the dedication and title show. Therefore, this work presents only one state, very rare indeed. Engraving, trimmed to platemark and contemporary margins added afterwards, paper folds in the centre, otherwise in excellent condition. Extremely rare. Bibliografia: Tooley, p. 25, 154; Borroni Salvadori, 221; Cartografia Rara p. 38, 30. Dimensioni 380x300. Dimensioni

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        Ritratto di Giovanni da Valletta

      1557 - Acquaforte e bulino, circa 1557, firmata in basso a destra. Esemplare nel probabile secondo stato di due, con la data 1565 e l’indirizzo di Ferrando Bertelli. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, irregolarmente rifilata al rame, piccola macchia di inchiostro nella parte sinistra, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. L’opera non è inserita in nessuna delle bibliografie consultate, ed è da me attribuita per evidenti motivi stilistici a Battista Angolo. Evidenti sono i riscontri con l’altro ritratto da lui eseguito intorno al 1555, quello di Enrico II, Re di Francia (Bartsch 28). Il ritratto raffigura padre Jean de La Vallette-Parisot , il quarantanovesimo Gran Maestro del Sovrano Ordine di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme, da cui il nome della capitale di Malta, nominato nel 1557 per difendere l'isola dagli ottomani. Probabile che il ritratto venga realizzato in occasione della sua elezione a Gran Maestro e quindi ristampato nel 1565, anno della resistenza alla flotta turca, per motivi economici, data la fama che ne seguì. Tra le opere della tipografia Bertelli, attiva a Venezia dal 1558, troviamo tracce anche di un ritratto di Giovanni da Valletta inciso da Martino Rota, ma non di questa lastra. Opera molto rara. Bibliografia: Non descritta. Dimensioni 140x196. Etching and engraving, circa 1557, signed lower right. Example in the likely second state of two, with the date 1565 and the address of Ferrando Bertelli. Magnificent proof, rich tone, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, irregularly trimmed to copperplate, small ink stain on the left side, otherwise in perfect condition. The work is not included in any of the bibliographies consulted, and it is given to me for obvious reasons stylistic Battisa Angeli. Are the obvious comparisons with the other portrait he carried around 1555, that of Henry II, King of France (Bartsch 28). The portrait depicts Father Jean de La Vallette-Parisot, the forty-ninth Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, hence the name of the capital of Malta, who was appointed in 1557 to defend the island against the Ottomans. Likely that the portrait is made on the occasion of his election as Grand Master and then reprinted in 1565, the year of resistance to the Turkish fleet, for economic reasons, because of the fame that followed. Among the works of typography Bertelli, active in Venice since 1558, are also traces of a portrait of John Valletta engraved by Martin Rota, but not this plate. A very rare work. Not described. Dimensioni 140 196mm [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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