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         In Genesin enarratio, tradita Rostochii, ut ad lectionem textus Bibliorum auditores inuitarentur. A Davide Chytraeo.

      1557 - Vitebergae 1557. Excudebat Iohannes Crato. 8, k. 8 nlb., s. 503, inicjały, opr. pperg. współcz. Śaldy niew. zawilg., karta tyt. w wyniku braku - uzupełniona. Na k. tyt. odręczny podpis. Stan dobry. Chytraeus Davis (1530-1600) - niemiecki teolog luterański i historyk. Od właściwego nazwiska Kochhafe, co w klasycznej grece znaczy „chitra" przyjął zlatynizowany pseudonim Chytraeus. Ukończył studia w Tybindze jako „magister artium". Jako teolog, organizator w ramach Kościoła krajowego (jednostka organizacyjna w kościele ewangelickim), historyk i pedagog, Chytraeus ucieleśniał nowe połączenie zreformowanego kościoła i humanistycznego modelu naukowego. Dzięki swym nowatorskim poglądom uzyskał uznanie w całej Europie. To dzieło zawiera komentarz do „Księgi Rodzaju". Title leaf repaired - part of the original title leaf filled with paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Matrimonio místico de Santa Catalina de Alejandría

      Italia - AGOSTINO CARRACCI (1557-1602) (grabado); PAOLO CALIARI L VERONESE (1528-1588) (dibujo) Roma, 1582. Segundo estado (de dos). Referencia: Bohn V, 133, 100. Buen estado de conservación. Con márgenes. Siglo/Century: XVI Buril Papel verjurado Grabador/Engraver: Carracci, Agostino Dibujante/Draw Artist: "Il Veronese", Antonio Calliari 1582 Altura papel/Paper height: 573 Anchura papel/Paper width: 404 Altura plancha/Plate height:502 Anchura plancha/Plate width: 342

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         Matrimonio místico de santa Catalina de Alejandría

      Italia - AGOSTINO CARRACCI (1557-1602) (grabado); PAOLO CALIARI IL VERONESE (1528-1588) (dibujo) Segundo estado (de dos). Cortado dentro de la huella y cerca de la imagen arriba y derecha. Injerto en márgen izquierdo. Ref.: Bohn V, 133, 100. Siglo/Century: XVI Buril Papel verjurado Grabador/Engraver: Carracci, Annibale Dibujante/Draw Artist: Il Veronese, Paolo Caliari 1582 Altura papel/Paper height: 508 Anchura papel/Paper width: 305 Altura plancha/Plate height: Anchura plancha/Plate width:

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         Bairische Lanndtsordnung 1553.

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

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         Greek Title].Tragoediae VII.

      [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1557. - 4to. pp. 4 p.l., 138, *-**, 139-395. without final blank. Greek text printed in 2 sizes of 'grecs du roi'. editor's preface, Estienne's address to the reader & notes in Latin. woodcut printer's device on title. A handsome copy in 18th century speckled calf, gilt back (joints just starting, light marginal dampstain in first 3 gatherings). armorial bookplate of Sir John Osborn, 5th Baronet [1772-1848]. First Complete Edition in the original Greek, edited by Piero Vettori, including the editio princeps of the Agamemnon, "the greatest Aeschylean tragedy, and one of the great masterpieces of Western dramatic literature." (Schreiber) Appended are Henri Estienne II's address to the reader and important textual comments. "The three previous editions (Venice [Asulanus] 1518, Venice [Robortellus] 1552, Paris [Turnebus] 1552) had all been based on a manuscript tradition exhibiting a lacuna of more than two-thirds of the Agamemnon, owing to the loss of 14 leaves in the famous 11th-century Medicean codex, from which this tradition derives. Piero Vettori (Petrus Victorius, 1499-1585) restored the 1275 missing verses of the Agamemnon from the 14th-century Laurentian codex F, which also allowed him to give an improved text of the Scholia. Vettori, for the first time, carefully distinguishes the Agamemnon from the next play, the Choephori, unlike all previous editors, who had combined the two plays into one tragedy." (Schreiber) Schreiber 145. Adams A265. Hoffman I 34. Renouard 116-17, 5. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Isagoge ad libros propheticos et apostolicos. (+ HEMMINGSEN:) Enchiridion theologicum. Cum præcipva veræ religionis capita breviter et simpliciter explicata continens.

      Wittenberg, (Hans Krafft), 1557. 8vo. Indbundet i et ganske velbevaret samtidigt hellæderbind, permer rigt dekoreret med blindtrykte rullestempler, pladetryk og stempler i tværbjælkerne. I yderste ramme under et af stemplerne ses årstallet 1544 på både for-og bagside. Med 4 messinbeslag bevaret som rester efter lukkestroppe. Kapitæler let reparerede. Ryggen med lidt krakeleringer i overfladen. Forreste friblad udskåret. Palladius: 104 blade (208 sider). - Hemmingsen: 348 blade (696 sider). På første titelblad egenhændigt "P.F. Suhm". På samme titelblad to andre gl. ejernavne. Gennemgående meget rene og velbevarede. Enkelte gl. annoteringer og understregninger. ¶ Begge værker i de uhyre sjældne originaludgaver, hvor nu kun ganske få eksemplarer er i privateje. Isagoge er Palladius' mest udbredte og læste værk, ligesom Hemmingsens er det værk, som gjorde ham berømt ud over Danmarks grænser."This is the most widely propagated work of Peder Palladius. It gives a survey of the contents and character of the individual books in the Scripture. The publication was surely initiated by Philip Melanchton, with whom Palladius corresponded. A Danish edition was not printed but must have existed." (Thesaurus I,92).Bibl. Danica I,77. - Lauritz Nielsen, 1275. "In this handbook (Enchiridion), dealing with dogmatics and morals, we find for the first time the theological system of Hemmingsen. It is one of the first attempts to formulate theological ethics within the Lutheran Church. he published the work because many unauthorized copies of his lectures were being circulated. The book is dedicated to King Christian III, and in the preface Hemmingsen tells us that he is having the book published as an aid to the students so that they can read Melanchton's Loci in depth. The book made Hemmingsen famous. It was used as a textbook both in Denmark and in many foreign countries." (Thesaurus I,91).Bibl. Danica I, 184. - Lauritz Nielsen,841.

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         Arte y vocabulario de la lengua Quichua general de los Yndios de el Perú. 1. Ausgabe dieser erweiterten Fassung und des Wörterbuches.

      6 nn. Bl., 254 num. Bl., 2 nn. Bl.. Mit einigen Holzschnitt-Vignetten. Kl. 8. Flex. Pergament d. Z. mit Lederschließbändern und hs. Rückentitel. Gering berieben und gebräunt Schmutztitel und Titel auf gebräuntem Papier und mit kleiner Randläsur teils gebräunt und stockfleckig Reste eines Exlibris auf Vorderspiegel. Vorliegende ist die 3. und beste Ausgabe der Quechua-Grammatik, jedoch vom Herausgeber Juan de Figuerdo erheblich erweitert, der auch sein Lexikon des Chinchaisuyo anfügte. Torres Rubio (1557-1638), gebürtig aus Alcazar (Toledo), ging 1579 nach Peru und beschäftigte sich sein weiteres Leben lang mit den Indianersprachen. Das handliche Format des Werkes erlaubte, es bequem auf Reisen und zur ethnologischen Feldarbeit mitzunehmen. Sabin 25, 319 (#96271).

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         [Greek Title]...Tragoediae VII...

      [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1557. First Complete Edition in the original Greek, edited by Piero Vettori, including the editio princeps of the Agamemnon, "the greatest Aeschylean tragedy, and one of the great masterpieces of Western dramatic literature." (Schreiber) Appended are Henri Estienne II's address to the reader and important textual comments. "The three previous editions (Venice [Asulanus] 1518, Venice [Robortellus] 1552, Paris [Turnebus] 1552) had all been based on a manuscript tradition exhibiting a lacuna of more than two-thirds of the Agamemnon, owing to the loss of 14 leaves in the famous 11th-century Medicean codex, from which this tradition derives. Piero Vettori (Petrus Victorius, 1499-1585) restored the 1275 missing verses of the Agamemnon from the 14th-century Laurentian codex F, which also allowed him to give an improved text of the Scholia. Vettori, for the first time, carefully distinguishes the Agamemnon from the next play, the Choephori, unlike all previous editors, who had combined the two plays into one tragedy." (Schreiber) Schreiber 145. Adams A265. Hoffman I 34. Renouard 116-17, 5. 4to. pp. 4 p.l., 138, *-**, 139-395. without final blank. Greek text printed in 2 sizes of 'grecs du roi'. editor's preface, Estienne's address to the reader & notes in Latin. woodcut printer's device on title. A handsome copy in 18th century speckled calf, gilt back (joints just starting, light marginal dampstain in first 3 gatherings). armorial bookplate of Sir John Osborn, 5th Baronet [1772-1848]

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         Maximi Tyrii Philosophi Platonici Sermones sive Disputationes XLI Ex Cosmi Paccii Archi-Episcopi Florentini interpretatione, Ab Henrico Stephano quam pluribuis in locis enedata.

      Geneva Ex Officina Henrici Stephanis Parisiensis typographi 1557 - FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo, 176 x 100 mms., pp. [viii], 363 [sic, for 263, 264 blank]; [xvi], 320, title-pages in Greek and Latin, Greek text in volume 1, Latin text in volume 2, woodcut printer's device on both title-pages, 19th century blue morocco, gilt border on covers, spines gilt, with black and red morocco labels. A very good set from the library of the Dukes of Devonshire, with the Chatsworth bookplate on the front paste-down end-papers of each volume and another bookplate in Greek and printed in colour on front free end-papers. Maximus of Tyre (c. 125 - 185) was said to be one of Marcus Aurelius's teachers. This collection of his ethical and philosophical writings reveals his knowledge of the Platonists and the Cynics, and Homer is often quoted. His compositions are a very good example of penetration of so-called "Middle Platonism" into popular spirituality. He is know to have lectures in Athens, but the 41 extant lectures collected were delivered in Rome during the reign of Commodus (180 - 192). Estienne publishes as an accompaniment to his text the Latin Version by Archbishop Cosimo Pazzi (1466 - 1513) of Florence, first published in 1517. Estienne's preface criticizes Paxxi's verion for its numerous errors and states that the text has been thoroughly corrected and revised. Renouad 116, no. 2. Schreiber 141a and 141b. Adams M-939 and M-940. [Attributes: First Edition; 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

      London: In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, 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

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         Samlingsbind med alle Henrik Smiths lægebøger i 1557 udgaverne, alle trykt af Hans Vingaard.: 1. Tredie Urtegaard, ordelige oc flitelige tilhobe samlet aff de beste och lerdiste Lægers Bøger, indeholdendis nogre skøne oc udvalde LÆgedoms støcker som gaffnlige ere for atskillige Siugdomme...fra Hoffuedet och til Føderne. - 2. Ffierde (!) Urtegaard flittelig tilsammen lest aff lerde Lægerss Bøger faar Quindfolckenis och unge Spædebørns Siugdommer. - 3. En Bog om Pestelintzis Aarsage, foruaring och legedom der emod, tilsammen lest aff Lerdernes Bøger, af Henrick Smidt i Malmø, oc først udgaait vid Prenten. Anno M.D.XXXV. Nu offuerseet, forøget oc forbedret. 4. En skøn Nyttelig Lægebog ind hollendis atskillige mange skøne forfarne Lægedommer huilcke som tiæne Bartskerrerne, oc dem som ville læge ferske oc gamle Saar. Deslige oc om Bad Aare ladelse och Koppe settelse, och om de Lægedomme som findis i Apotecken fale. - 5. En liden Bog om Menniskens Vand och anden naturlig affgang Huorledis de skulle besees. oc der om dømis, skreffuen och tilsammendeagen af Doctore Laurentio Friscio. fordansket aff Henrick Smit i Malmø. (Dette sidste værk er ikke forfattet af Henrik Smith, men er en oversættelse af L. Frieses værk). (5 Bd.).

      Københaffn, (Hans Vingaard), 1557. 4to. Indbundet samlet i et senere enkelt hldrbd. fra omkr. 1850. Med brugsspor men repareret. Ad. 1: Titelblad trykt i sort/rød med sammensat træskåren ramme. (8),160,(1) blade - 2. Titelblad med træskåren ramme. (3),48 blade. - 3. Titelblad med træskåren ramme. (4),32,(12) blade (heraf de sidste 12 blade Apoteckerfortegnelsen). - 4. Titelblad med sammensat træskåren ramme. (7),20 blade. - 5. Titelblad med træskåren ramme. (5),10,(1) blade. Gennemgående i god stand, men her og der med brunpletter, brugspletter særligt på de første blade. Nogle af trykkene har et blankt blad til slut, disse er ikke tilstede i samlingen. ¶ Her foreligger samlet 5 af Danmark-Norges tidligste lægebøger, i alder kun overgået af Christian Pedersens 2 bøger fra 1533 og 1534 og Smiths egen "Ny vrtegaarddt" 1546. I modsætning til den samlede udgave fra 1577 ("Henrik Smids Lægebog"), blev disse udgivet separat, og er alle af største sjældenhed. De få eksemplarer, som har været udbudt på markedet de sidste 50 år, har næsten alle været ukomplette. De tre af værkerne er førsteudgaverne, mens "En Bog om Pestilintzis Aarsage" skulle, efter forfatterens egen oplysning på titelbladet, være anden udvidede udgave. Imidlertid er førsteudgaven, som siges at være udkommet 1535, ikke kendt i noget bevaret eksemplar.Lauritz Nielsen Nr. 1511,1512, 1507, 1505, 639. - Thesaurus Nr. 266, 267, 265 og 264. - Bibl. Danica I:798-99.

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         En Bog om Pestelintzis Aarsage, foruaring och legedom der emod, tilsammen lest aff Lerdernes Bøger, af Henrick Smidt i Malmø, oc først udgaait vid Prenten. Anno M.D.XXXV. Nu offuerseet, forøget oc forbedret.

      (Københaffn, Hans Vingaard), 1557. 4to. Senere helpergamentsbd. Titelbladet med bred træskåren ramme bestående af fire dele. Flere gl. ejernavne på titelbladet. (7),20 blade. lidt spredte brunpletter. Sidste blad med nogle skjolder i indre og ydre marginer. ¶ Den yderst sjældne udvidede udgave af "Pestbogen". De fleste overlevende eksemplarer findes sammen med Smiths andre medicinske værker fra 1557 og er her i selvstændig form af største sjældenhed, da der ifølge Thesaurus kun eksisterer 2 eller 3 eksemplarer i privateje. Ifølge forfatterens egen oplysning på titelbladet, skulle dette tryk være anden udvidede udgave. Imidlertid er den udgave som siges at være udkommet 1535, ikke kendt i noget bevaret eksemplar.Lauritz Nielsen Nr. 1505. - Thesaurus Nr. 264. - Bibl. Danica I:798-99.

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         M. Terentii Varronis, Pars librorum quattuor et viginti de lingua latina. Ex Bibliotheca Antonii Augustini.

      Rome (Romae), Apud Vincentium Luchinum, 1557. (Colophon at the end: Romae, Apud Antonium Bladium impressorem Cameralem, 1557) 8vo. (XXIV),211,(1 blank),(43 index),(1 blank),(99 index),(1 blank) p. Modern cloth 17 cm (Ref: EDIT16 CNCE 35852; Schweiger 2,1118; Brunet 5,1092; Graesse 6/2, 263; Ebert 23393) (Details: A vellum look-a-like cloth binding from ca. 1900. See for this date the provenance below) (Condition: Binding somewhat soiled. Both flyleaves browning. Title and last page dust-soiled. Small piece of the right upper corner of the first 2 leaves worn away. Blank right upper corner of 88 pages, somewhere in the middle of the book, cut off. Some foxing. A few allmost invisible pinpoint wormholes at the right edge of the first half. Some wormholes in the margin of 50 pages of the index, sometimes nibbling at a few letters) (Note: The Roman Encyclopaedist Marcus Terentius Varro, 116-27 B.C., was a landowner on a large scale, and member of the senatorial class. Though the bulk of his works are lost, he is considered to be the greatest scholar ancient Rome produced. His writings cover nearly every domain of science, except mathematics. 'A remarkable fact is that he was not a dry pedant, but one whose works included witty and lively sketches of life, side by side with long and very erudite treatises'. (H.J. Rose, 'A handbook of Latin Literature', London 1967 p. 220) The 'de re rustica' is his only complete work that is preserved. Of the 'de lingua latina' (on the latin language), Varro's principle work in 24 books on language, only 6 books remain fairly complete, the books 5 to 10. Book 1 was the introduction, 2/4 were on etymology in general, 5/7 on the etymologies of particular classes of words. 'It hardly need be said that Varro does not group them as a modern philologist would, and has no idea of the immutable or nearly immutable phonetic laws which govern the development of speech'. (Op. cit. p. 222) Books 8/12, are on declension (declinatio), including the additions of suffixes and the like. Books 12/24 were on syntax. The style is plain, but with 'all its faults and its incompleteness, however, the work is of much importance in the history of linguistic study'. (Op.cit., ibid.) 'De lingua latina' is a work of great importance in the history of linguistic studies. § During the Renaissance a renewal of interest in Latin grammar occurred. Medieval vocabulary and terminology, and sloppy grammar were rejected, and the primary of the Latin of the classical period was reasserted. This process was stimulated by the gradual rediscovery of previously unknown texts of classical authors, among which Varro's de lingua Latina was one of the most important. The printed text of de lingua latina is based on an 11th century manuscript Florentinus F, and was first published in 1471. The Spanish humanist Antonio Agustín Albanell, 1517 - 1586, latinized as Antonius Augustinus, is now remembered as the first canon law historian, and not as a classical scholar. This edition of 1557 of 'de lingua latina' of Varro is a reissue of an edition which was first published in Rome in 1554. In it Agustín followed 'the interpolated manuscripts and banished every archaism from the text, a process that met with protest from Turnebus and Scaliger'. (E.J. Sandys, A history of Classical Scholarship, N.Y., 1964, 2,160) This edition, notwithstanding the criticism of both great scholars, remained the standard text till that of Spengel of 1826. Agustín lists on p. 1 the names of the scholars who contributed 'emendationes' to his edition: Pomponius Laetus, Angelus Tifernas, Fran. Rolandellus, Aldus Manutius, Michael Bentinus, Angelus Colotius, Octavius Pantagathus, Petrus Victorius, Ant. Augustinus, Gabriel Faernus) (Provenance: Small green booklabel pasted on the front pastedown of 'George Gregory, Bookseller to H.M. Queen Alexandra, Bath'. George Gregory lives on in the name of the antique prints department, the George Gregory Gallery, of the British antiquarian bookseller George Bayntun. Bayntun tells on his website that George Gregory established his bookshop in Bath in 1846 and proudly proclaimed it to be 'The World's Book Store'. He held the Royal Warrant as Bookseller to Queen Alexandra, and was President of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association from 1915 to 1918. George Bayntun and W.J. Crudgington bought the business in 1924 and moved into new premises in Green Street, Bath. § This book was sold by Gregory, so its binding must be older than 1924, or more probable 1918. § This edition must be rare, the last recorded copy in 'Rare Books Hub, formerly the Americana Exchange' dates from 1964) (Collation: *-2*8, A-M8, N6; O-P8, Q6 (leaf Q6 verso blank); Aa-Ff8, Gg2 (leaf Gg2 verso blank) (Photographs on request)

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         De Frequenti Usu Sanctissimi Eucharistiae Sacramenti Libellus.

      Anno Domini, 1557 (A la fin:) Dilingae,, Excudebat Sebaldus Mayer. - in-8. 104ff. n. ch. Cartonnage ancien. Edition parue la même année que l'originale de Rome, probablement la seconde. Un court mémoire sur le même sujet avait été par ailleurs publié par Madrid en 1556, à Naples. Cet ouvrage est le premier livre entièrement consacré à l'Eucharistie. Cristobal de Madrid (1503-1573) entra dans l'ordre des jésuites en 1550, fut nommé supérieur de la maison professe de Rome et Saint Ignace lui confia, conjointement avec Polancos, la direction de l'ordre pendant sa dernière maladie. Cette édition ouvrage est un des premiers livres imprimés dans la ville allemande de Dillingen. Deschamps ne connaît pas d'ouvrage antérieur à 1555. Il est sorti des presses de Sebaldus Mayer, le premier imprimeur de la ville. Mouillures claires, cachet d'une bibliothèque privée. Quelques défauts au cartonnage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Apologia pro Christianis, ad imperatores Antoninum & Commodum. Eiusdemn De resurrectione mortuorum.

      S.l. [Genève], Ex Officina Henrici Stephani, 1557, 208 pp. ; (suivi de). -2) FOX-MORCILLO (Sébastien). De historiae institutione, Dialogus. Parisiis, Apud Martinum Juvenem, 1557, 112 feuillets ; plein vélin de l'époque, titres manuscrits à la plume sur le dos. -Ex-libris manuscrit à la plume dans la marge inf. du premier titre. -Très bel exemplaire. - soit 2 ouvrages en 1 vol. in-12 ; 1) Edition originale.Renouard, Annales de l'imprimerie des Estienne, p. 445 ; Schreiber, The Estiennes n° 140 ; GLN 20-20."Editio princeps of the two principal works of the second-century Christian apologist, who blended Greek philosophical with Christian thoughts. In the Apology, addressed to the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Athenagoras sought to rebut the current accusations levelled against the Christians ; e.g., atheism, cannibalism, incest, etc.The Latin translation of the Apology was commissioned by Henri Estienne from the eminent Swiss humanist, naturalist, and bibliographer, Conrad Gesner (1516-1565), who has added his textual comments on the Greek text. The second treatise, "On the resurrection of the Dead", was translated by the Louvain scholar Pieter Nanning (Nannius, 1550-1557). The volume ends with 18 pages of critical notes on the Greek text of both works, by Henri Estienne." (Schreiber).Impression d'Henri II Estienne, d'une remarquable élégance.2) 2e édition, publiée la même année que l'originale.Palau, Manual del libro hispano-americano, V-p. 479, n° 94 121.Fox-Morcillo, philosophe néoplatonicien, grande figure de l'humanisme castillan au XVIe siècle, joua un rôle important dans l'histoire de la pensée espagnole, notamment par ses traductions et commentaires d'Aristote et de Platon.Dans son ouvrage De historiae institutione, dialogus, il s'entretient "avec un ami sur l'histoire et l'art de l'écriture de l'histoire [.]. L'ouvrage de Fox-Morcillo est donc destiné à donner au futur historien une réflexion sur l'art de l'écriture de l'histoire [.]. Pour lui est "digne de l'histoire ce qui est "grand, utile, exemplaire", et non "les choses vulgaires et mesquines" qui ne conviennent pas à la dignité de l'histoire et ne sont pas dignes d'être lues"." (D. de Courcelles, Ecrire l'histoire, écrire des histoires dans le monde hispanique, Vrin, 2008, p. 297).

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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

      London: Excudebat Thomas Marshe, 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

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         Sententiarum libri IIII. Ed. by Iohannes Aleaume.

      Paris, Audoenus Parvus 1557 - With woodcut floral initial at the beginning. (8), 456, (2) leaves. 8vo. Contemp. blind-tooled pigskin over three raised bands, date "1561" stamped on front cover, roll-stamp with "Spes, Fides, Charitas and Justitita" symbols around covers, remnants of old paper label and old ms. title on spine (some spotting or darkening, ties lacking). Paris, Audoenus Parvus, 1557. Probably unrecorded Paris 16th-century edition of Petrus Lombardus' main work, in an edition prepared by Jean Aleaume, with a preface dated Paris 1537. The Italian born Petrus Lombardus (died c. 1160) became bishop of Paris in 1159. Nine years prior to that he finished writing his present theological and philosophical tract, a systematic summa of the theological questions of the time. Apart from some statements refuted by the church, the "Sententia" became one of the most influential compendia read and discussed throughout the late Middle Ages. - Several old ms. ownership entries on title, library stamp on title and first flyleaf, leaf 384 with old underlining in red ink, some browning throughout. - Not in Adams, STC (French), Brunet, or Graesse. RELIGION / THEOLOGY ;

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         PARS LIBRORUM QUATTUOR ET VIGINTI DE LINGUA LATINA EX BIBLIOTHECA ANTONII

      APUD VINCENTIUM LUCHINUM, 1557. LATINO 0,34 211 pagine oltre al testo dal titolo Scriptorum et Librorum Nomina Quae a Varrone Referuntur con pagine non numerate, frontespizio con grande macchia marrone ed appunti con pennino, piccolo strappo all'angolo superiore, pagine con bruniture e fioriture del tempo, tracce di vecchia umidità, rilegatura in mezza tela, con piatti marmorizzati, dorso con tassello scolorito e leggermente usurato, piccolo strappetto al piede USATO

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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, 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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         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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         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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         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]

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons FABA, ABAA, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books (ABAA-ILAB)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Scriptorium]
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