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         1578 Albertus Magnus Paradisus Animae Ethics Metaphysics in MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT

      Coloniae : Apud Ludouicu[m] Alectorium & haeredes Iacobi Soteris, anno 1578. - 1578 Albertus Magnus Paradisus Animae Ethics Metaphysics in MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT “Do there exist many worlds, or is there but a single world? This is one of the most noble and exalted questions in the study of Nature.” – Albertus Magnus Albertus Magnus was a 13th-century Dominican friar known for his contributions to philosophy and natural sciences such as mathematics, astronomy, and metaphysics. His work represents the entirety of European knowledge from the 13th-century, particularly in pairing Aristotelian knowledge with Christian doctrine. This exceedingly rare 16th-century printing is of Albertus’ writings on ethics and virtue. In this book, his view points on natural philosophy are discussed in relation to the development of a Christian’s relationship with God and whether or not Aristotelian philosophy would hinder that spiritual growth. Albertus begins this work with describing the love for God: “True love for God is completed when there is no more searching for him, for the sake of nobility, goodness, wisdom, holiness, and perfection; he is the God.” Like in many of his works, Albertus compares metaphysical and philosophical ideas to moral goodness and religion. Item number: #1640 Price: $1950 MAGNUS, Albertus Alberti Magni Paradisus animae, siue virtutibus liber. Eiusdem, De adhaerendo Deo, lib. I. Ad vet. doctorum examplaria emendati & restituti Coloniae : Apud Ludouicu[m] Alectorium & haeredes Iacobi Soteris, anno 1578. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 165, [3] • References: not in Adams • Binding: Manuscript vellum; tight & secure • Language: Latin • Size: ~5.5in X 3.5in (14cm x 9cm) • Extremely rare with no other examples for sale worldwide. Made even more desirable by the medieval vellum manuscript used as the binding! Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1640 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         DE DUABUS NATURIS IN CHRISTO. De Hypostatica Earum Unione. De Communicatione Idiomatum, et se Aliis Quaestionibus Inde Dependentibus. Iam Denuo Recognitus & Retextus. Cum Prefatione D. Nicolai Selnecceri.

      Johannes Rhamba, Leipzig 1578 - Adams C1434. VD16 C2163. The second edition, greatly revised. 4to. (32),560pp. Complete. Orig. roll- tooled pigskin binding dated 1580, somewhat soiled, hand lettered spine, remnants of orig. brass clasps. Some light browning. Light chipping at fore-edges of outer leaves (no text loss). With the signature of Andreae S. Gerlach in 1580. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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         Sanctorum Apostolorum Acta, ex Arabica translatione Latinè reddita: addita obscurorum aliquot difficiliumque locorum interpretatione. Ex bibliotheca Illustrissimi principis Palatini. (Heidelberg, et imprimé à Francfort par André Wechel), apud Joannem Mareschallum Lugdunensem, 1578. RELIÉ AVEC (à la suite): 2). (du même). S. Pauli Apostoli Ad Corinthios epistolae duae. Ex Arabica translatione recens Latinae factae. Ex Biliotheca Illustriss. Principis Electoris Palatini. (Heidelberg, et imprimé à francfort par André Wechel), apud Joannem Mareschallum Lugdunensem, 1578.

      - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8. 1). 277pp. (i.e. 279). 2). 197pp. Plein vélin postérieure, titre manuscrit au dos. Intéressante réunion de ces deux éditions originales du théologien protestant François Du Jon (1545-1602) qui fut professeur de Grotius et de Daniel Heinsius à Leyde. Elles furent imprimées sans nom d'imprimeur à Francfort par le célèbre typographe André Wechel (1510-1581), qui s'était réfugié à Francfort après avoir échappé aux massacres de la Saint-Barthélémy. C'est ensuite à Heidelberg, où l'auteur était professeur de théologie, qu'elles furent publiées. Quelques taches et salissures.

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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         Neapel. \"Elegantissimus ad mare Tyrrhenum ex monte Pausilipo Neapolis montisque Vesuvij prospectus\". Altkolorierte Radierung nach G. Hoefnagel aus den \"Civitates orbis terrarum\" von Braun und Hogenberg

      Köln, datiert, 1578. Format (Bildbereich): 36,5 x 49,5 cm. Blattgröße: 42 x 55 cm.*Fauser 9607. - Blick von einem Hügel über die Bucht auf den Vesuv, mit Personen- und Schiffsstaffage sowie Legende (A-M). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Neapel Napoli Neapoli

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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         Opera quotquot extant omnia. A mendis accurate repurgata. 2 parts + Regionum et insularum atque locorum descriptiones videlicet Britanniae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, Orchadum, item Moscoviae et Larii lacus. de Piscibus Romanis libellum vere aureum adiunximus. 3 parts in 1 volume.

      Basel, Petrus Perna, 1578. - Folio, circa 35 x 23 cm. 6 ff., 408 pp., 12 (1 blank) ff., 617 pp., 14 ff., 1 f., 156 pp., 4 ff., title with woodcut border, 1 large protrait of Giovio - added are 6 engravings Contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards with metal clasps "VD16 ZV 6638; Adams G 632; Graesse III, 490. Large edition of the collected works of the Italian humanist and historian Paolo Giovio (1483-1552) from Como. To his extensive contemporary history (Historiarum sui temporis libri XLV) are added several shorter texts about England, Scotland, Ireland, Russia (Moscovia), his native Lake Como and the famous treatise on fish "De Romanis piscibus" (first published in 1524, cf. Wood 359: "a very early treatise on Roman ichthyology"). There are also texts added by the English cartographer and historian George Lily (Virorum aliquot in Britannia. Elogia etc.). - Altough the first title says that the works are "imaginibus illustrata" the edition has no illustrations in the text apart from the portait of Giovio - this copy though has several added engravings. It is also annotated in many parts and has two manuscript pages with further historical details bound in. The endpapers give indices and some notes. Title with a small old owner s inscription. Some browning, little foxing but mostly clean, binding rubbed, rear board with some loss to the covering pigskin. Still a nice and decorative blindstamped binding with a figurative stamp to the center (Christ rising from the dead). " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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         Oratorium

      Brylingeriana, Basilea 1578 - 1 Vol in 8°, pp. 730, 8 carte d’indici, frontespizio M.Fabii Quintiliani, stesso luogo, stampatore e data, 292 pp, bianca finale, legato alla capuccina, pelle scrofa tirata su assi di faggio e impressa su entrambi i piatti, ampie cornici con medaglioni, centro con figura muliebre, dorso a 4 nervi con chiusure in rame, prezioso in legatura tarda cinquecentesca, ottimo stato, rarità 1 volume in 8°, pp. 730, 8 index pages, frontispiece M. Fabii Quintiliani, printer and date, 292 pp, sow-skin over wooden boards and stamped on both covers, large frames with medallions, 4 ribbed backs with copper clasps, late sixteenth-century binding, very good condition and rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Redaelli Alberto]
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         Segunda parte de la Araucana de Don Alonso de Ercilla que trata de la porfiada guerra entre los españoles y los araucanos, con algunas cosas notables que en aquel tiempo sucedieron

      Casa de Pierres Cosin, Madrid 1578 - Encuadernación en pergamino 335-5 pags. Falto de portada y primera hoja en malas condiciones. Con anotaciones manuscritas en el interior de la encuadernación, posiblemente pertenecientes a un códice [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERÍA GULLIVER]
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         Universa Poema.

      Venice: Hippogryphium, 1578.(). Folio. Woodcut on title page and at the head of each chapter. 389 leaves, lacking folios 386 and 388. Printed by Petrus Dusinellus. Calf-backed boars.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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         Institvtie ofte onder VVII inde Christelijke Religie in vier boecken begrepen, Door Foannem Caluinum. Met den Stendtbrief deffeluen Caluini aen den Coninck van Vranckrijcke. tot Dordrecht, by ons Cornelis Ianfz ende Peter Verhagen 1578

      Cornelis Ianfz ende Peter Verhagen, 1578. Condition: 5,5 Er zitten een paar katerne los. Binding: Contemporary Half Leather Octavo 8vo

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Meuzelaar]
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         Les Commentaries . . . de diuers cases esteants matters en ley, & de les Arguments fur yceux [etc.] [bound with] Cy ensuont certeyne Cases [Part Two]. . . Ouesque vn Table en fine de cest Lieur [by W. Fleetewood] [etc.]. STC 20041 and 20046.3. Folio

      In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli [imprints vary] 1578-79, London - Contemporary blind-panelled calf, centered lozenges, two leaves duplicated in part two, first title slightly trimmed, else very fresh; the Taussig copy Second edition of the first part and the first edition of the second part, with Fleetwood's Tables, marking the break with the Year Books and providing (in the words of Dr. Baker) "the conception of a law report as a reasoned exposition of the law" [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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         Theatrum Instrumentorum et Machinarum. Cum Francisci Beroaldi figurarum declaratione demonstrativa.

      Lugduni, apud Barth. Vincent, 1578. in-folio (mm 400x270), ff. (64, segn. A-Q4). Pregevole legatura dell'epoca in pergamena. Titolo entro larga bordura architett. silogr. con grottesche e figure allegoriche, dedica di Giulio Paschali all'imperatore Francesco, prefazione di Francesco Beroaldo, tavola schematica, esplicativa dell'impaginazione delle incisioni; seguono le magnifiche 60 incisioni a piena pag. con a fronte il testo descrittivo, corredato di testatina, iniziale e fregio silogr.; disegnate dall'architetto Androuet du Cerceau, queste straordinarie tavole raffigurano una curiosa varietà d'invenzioni e di macchine per uso pratico (strumenti di ogni genere, compresi i musicali, idranti, torni, apparecchi di sollevamento ed agricoli, carri e carrelli per trasporti pesanti, mulini e pompe). Bella ed accurata edizione (probabilmente la quarta in latino; la prima apparve forse ad Orléans nel 1569) di questa famosa e rara opera francese sulla tecnologia e la meccanica nel XVI sec. Esempl. marginoso assai bello (alone di polvere nel margine del frontespizio, alone nell'angolo inf. esterno della metà dei fogli); provenienza: al contropiatto un ex-libris 900esco ed uno 800esco inciso di Thomas Philip Earl de Grey, Wrest Park. . Thorndike, Magic and Experim. Science V, 594-5. Mortimer, French XVI Cent. Books, n. 56-58. Bassignana L.,La cultura delle macchine, n. 1582..

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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         Asiae XII Tab.

      Amsterdam 1578 - Carta geografica inserita nella "Geografia"di Claudio Tolomeo a cura di Gerard Mercator, pubblicata in varie edizioni tra il 1578 ed il 1730. Questo esemplare proviene dal "Theatri Geographia Veteris" di Petrus Bertius, pubblicato nel 1619. First included in "Geographia" by Mercator, 1578, this example comes from "Theatri Gepgraphia Veteris" by Petrus Bertius, 1619. Dimensioni 360 350mm

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
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         Clivia.':.

      - Altkolorierter Holzschnitt b. Zacharias Heyns, 1578, 14 x 17,5 Koeman Z. Hey 1, 47. - Seltene Holzschnitt-Karte des Herzogtums Kleve. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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         Westphalia.':.

      - Kolorierter Holzschnitt b. Zacharias Heyns, 1578, 14 x 17,5 Koeman Z. Hey 1, 48. - Seltene Hsch.-Karte Westfalens. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Mittig Coesfeld. - Sehr selten!

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         La vraye et entière histoire des troubles et choses mémorables avenues tant en France qu'en Flandres, et pays circonvoisins, depuis l'an 1562. Comprinse en dixhuite livres; dont les cinque derniers sont nouveaux: & les autres revues, enrichis, & augmenté de plusieurs choses notables.

      - Basle, Barthelemy Germain, 1578. 8vo. [xl],440 feuilles. Velin souple doré du 16e siècle, tranches dorés. (exemplaire entièrement tres taché d'eau; nombreux soulignements et annotations marginales manuscrites fin du 16e siècle & annotations amples sur feuiles de garde inf.) Cioranesco 12556. Adams L204 (ed.1579). La Popelinière (1540?-1608) passé a la Reforme, prit part aux guerres civiles: au cours de celles de 1574-1576, il commandait l'expédition protestante contre l'ile de Ré." (DLF.). "Il fut le temoin de massacres sanglants qui devaient lui donner le recul nécessaire à l'analyse d'une situation qu'il juge avant tout avec les yeux d'un politique." (DLF.ed.Simonin).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Brinkman, since 1954 / ILAB]
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         Haec Corographia praeponenda est capiti 33. Libri Numer, Fol. 183

      Artist: Guarinus Thomas; issued in: Basle; date: ca 1578 - - technic: Woodcut; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Lower right margin perfectly restored; - size (in cm): 17,5 x 22; - description: Map shows partly Arabia and Egypt, nice figurative representations in the land

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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         The Seconde Part of the Mirrour for Magistrates, Conteining the Falles of the Infortunate Princes of This Lande. From the Conquest of Cæsar, Unto the Comyng of Duke William the Conqueror

      [London]: Imprinted [by Thomas Dawson for] Richard Webster, 1578. First edition. Title-page with woodcut architectural border (McKerrow 161), woodcut initials. [vi], 66 ff. Collation: *^4 **^2 A-Q^4 R^2. 12mo. Full period style calf, covers with blind-ruled borders, red morocco spine label. Title trimmed with some loss to border, fore-edge margin of **1 and lower margin of A1 torn away and mended, with some loss to text, toned and stained throughout. First edition. Title-page with woodcut architectural border (McKerrow 161), woodcut initials. [vi], 66 ff. Collation: *^4 **^2 A-Q^4 R^2. 12mo. First edition of the Second Part. The first and only separate edition of the "Seconde Part" of this important Tudor sourcebook, being a continuation of John Higgins' "First Parte," published first in 1574, itself a prequel to William Baldwin's "Last Part," first published in 1559. Thus this edition fills the gap chronologically between the Higgins first part (which ends with the birth of Christ) and Baldwin's last part part (which begins in the 14th century), and includes the stories of Guidericus, Carassus, Helena, Vortiger, Uther Pendragon, and others. The Higgins and Baldwin parts were published by Thomas Marshe, who was not involved in this printing. The Pforzheimer catalogue notes that this is the only work to bear Richard Webster's name in the imprint: "In this instance his role was that of publisher for the volume was printed by Dawson, possibly with the aid of his partner, Thomas Gardiner. There is reason, therefore, to doubt that Webster was a printer." Although not particularly rare in institutional holdings, this Seconde Part has appeared infrequently on the market - the last copy at auction was the Robert Pirie copy, lacking a signature, which sold for $4,750. ESTC S104601; Grolier, Langland to Wither 177; Pforzheimer 736. Provenance: Robert Truelove (contemporary inscription on verso of ff. [vi], some marginalia)

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         Africae IIII Tab.

      Amsterdam 1578 - Carta geografica inserita nella "Geografia"di Claudio Tolomeo a cura di Gerard Mercator, pubblicata in varie edizioni tra il 1578 ed il 1730. First included in "Geographia" by Mercator, 1578, this example comes from "Theatri Gepgraphia Veteris" by Petrus Bertius, 1619. Dimensioni 475 320mm

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         Decapitis vulneribus liber

      Mamertum Patissonium, Paris 1578 - In 8, (8), 94, (2) legatura settecentesca cartone rustico, impresa tipografica al titolo, testatine ed iniziali xilografiche, testo greco e traduzione latino di Fra Vertuniano, tabella a stampa ripiegata, dedica traduttore a dott. L. Joubert, prima ed.separata della traduzione latina, esemplare a pieni margini con lieve ingiallitura. 1 volume In 8°, (8), 94, (2) eighteen century rustic cardboard binding, title, woodcut head-pieces and initials, Greek text and Latin translation by Fra’ Vertuniano, folded table, translator’s dedication to dr L. Joubert, first edition of the Latin translation, copy with wide margins and rare age yellowing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Colonia.':.

      - Holzschnitt b. Zacharias Heyns, 1578, 14 x 17,5 Koeman Z. Hey 1, 46. - Seltene Holzschnitt-Karte des Erzbistuzm Köln zwischen Venlo, Jülich, Mettmann und Duisberg-Meiderich. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Rechts Meilenzeiger.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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         Opera quotquot extant omnia. Amendis accurate repurgata, vivisque imaginibus eleganter & opportune suis locis illustrata. Bände 1 und 2 (von 6) in 1 Band.

      Bern, Petrus Perna, 1578. - 6 Bl., 408 S., 12 Bl. (letztes weiß), 617 S., 15 Bl. Mit breiter Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre und einem Holzschnittporträt. 2°. Pergament d. Z. mit rotem, goldgepr. Leder-Rückenschild, 2 erneuerten Schließenbändern in neuem Pappschuber mit Pergamentkanten; Rotschnitt. Der Doppelband enthält die 2 Teile der historischen Schriften des Jovius "Historiarum sui temporis". Schuber minimal berieben; Einband am Kopf etwas fleckig und mit 3 kleinen hinterlegten Fehlstellen; erste 3 Bl. gering fleckig; teils mit zeitgenössischen Anstreichungen und Glossen; kleines typografisches Exlibris aus dem 1. Drittel des 20. Jhdts auf vorderem Spiegel; hs. Besitzvermerk auf Titelei, datiert 1629. Sauberes und gutes Exemplar. P. Jovius (1483, Como - 1552, Mailand), Philosoph, Mediziner, Historiker, Canonicus und Bischof; vorliegende historische Arbeit "dans son temps, a eu du succès" (Brunet III, 583) und erfuhr verschiedene Editionen. Jovius war schon zu Lebzeiten nicht unumstritten: "Man beschuldiget ihn, er sey sehr parteyisch gewest, und habe gelobt und gescholten, nachdem er Geld gekriegt." (Jöcher II, 1982f) Provenienz: aus der Bonner Bibliothek (1808 in der Franzosenzeit aufgelöst und in Hamburg versteigert) von Clemens August (1723-1761), Kurfürst und Erzbischof von Köln, mit dessen gestochenem Exlibris (von Barthold Heinrich Brockes) auf vorderem Spiegel, darüber auch eine hs. Signatur in Tinte. Der Stecher B. H. Brockes war der Sohn des Hamburger Dichters gleichen Namens (1680-1747); Thieme/Becker (5, 39) mit Erwähnung des Clemens-Exlibris (zuerst 1760). DE

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         Isagoges in rem herbariam libri duo. Including: VORSTIUS, Adolphus. Catalogus plantarum horti academici Lugduno Batavi, Leiden, [Abraham and Bonaventura] Elzevier, 1633. 24mo (11x5 cm). With engraved title-page, showing an allegorical figure and a gardener, with plant and tools, pharmacological equipment, and a book open to a botanical illustration. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Alden & Landis 633/114; Wellcome 6041; Willems 391; cf. Hunt 184. The Elzeviers' enlarged edition of the first book to give detailed instructions for forming a collection of dried plants, with a catalogue of the plants in the Botanical Garden of the University of Leiden, including plants from Brazil, Canada and the Virginia colony. Spiegel (1578-1625), son of an Antwerp surgeon, studied medicine in Leyden and moved to Padua in ca. 1600, where he was to remain to his death after a few years in Germany and elsewhere. Though influenced by Dioscorides and Theophrastos, Spiegel attempted a new classification of plants, and Linnaeus had a high opinion of his work. An important and influential introduction to botany and classification, the catalogue added to this Elzevier edition is of particular interest for the American plants. With an owner's inscription on title-page above the engraving. Title-page slightly soiled, browned throughout, waterstain in the gutter and the lower fore-edge margin on various leaves, and some ink scribbles on last page and endleaves. Spine worn, upper and lower part of front hinge damaged, corners worn. Otherwise in good condition.

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         Patent of nobility donated by Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II (1552-1612) to scholar and courtier Flaminius Garnier (?-10 June 1592).

      Holy Roman Empire, Vienna, d.d. 26 May 1578. Vellum charter, folded. Some small holes, mainly on the folds. 57x80 cm. Handwritten, calligraphic text, with a hand painted and coloured coat-of-arms and a large wax seal, in a contemporary wooden disc shaped case, 19 cm. diameter, attached to the charter by a cord. The case is cracked, the seal misses a part but is in fact in quite good condition. Flaminius Garnier was a well nown scholar and courtier in the 16th century acting as secretary to the Duke of Parma. A funerary monument to count Garnier is still present in Brussels in the well known gothic church Notre Dame du Sablon. A statue of Garnier and his wife adorns the monument. He was acquainted with Phillips II, who awarded him with a pension. Pontus Heuter (Huiterus of Huyter) knew Garnier as well and is mentioned to have benefitted from the contacts with him. Garnier acted as emissiary to Maximilian II and Rudolph II. H181

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         Hessiae Sev Cattorum Nobilissimorum Ac Bellico Sissimorum populorum sedis genuinus nec Ungué ante hac Visus typus Geographicus Ioannes à Deutecum f.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Johan van Doetichum aus Specvlvm Orbis Terrarvm. . b. Gerard de Jode in Antwerpen, 1578, 35,5 x 46 Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, Jod 1, 51. - Zeigt Niederhessen mit dem Stift Bad Hersfeld und den östlichen Teil von Hessen zwischen Fulda im Süden, Kassel im Norden, Frankenberg (Eder) im Westen und Creuzburg im Osten. - Unten links Titelkartusche. - Seltene 1. seltene Ausgabe!

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         Patent of nobility donated by Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II (1552-1612) to scholar and courtier Flaminius Garnier (?-10 June 1592).

      - Holy Roman Empire, Vienna, d.d. 26 May 1578. Vellum charter, folded. Some small holes, mainly on the folds. 57x80 cm. Handwritten, calligraphic text, with a hand painted and coloured coat-of-arms and a large wax seal, in a contemporary wooden disc shaped case, 19 cm. diameter, attached to the charter by a cord. The case is cracked, the seal misses a part but is in fact in quite good condition. Flaminius Garnier was a well nown scholar and courtier in the 16th century acting as secretary to the Duke of Parma. A funerary monument to count Garnier is still present in Brussels in the well known gothic church Notre Dame du Sablon. A statue of Garnier and his wife adorns the monument. He was acquainted with Phillips II, who awarded him with a pension. Pontus Heuter (Huiterus of Huyter) knew Garnier as well and is mentioned to have benefitted from the contacts with him. Garnier acted as emissiary to Maximilian II and Rudolph II. H181

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         Waer-borg om geen quaed hals-gerecht te doen. Dat is een boek vertoonende hoemen tegen de toovenaers procedeert [...] beschreven door een Roomsch godt-geleerde [= Friedrich Spee von Langenfeld], vertaelt door N.B.A. [= N. Borremans]. Met een voor-rede van het wegen der toovenaers tot Oudewater. Amsterdam, Jan Hendriksz en Jan Rieuwertsz, 1657, [colophon: J. de Jonge 1657].

      12°, (36)+513+(2) pag. Geheel perkament (enkele beschadigingen op twee hoeken). C1353."Waller 1578; Muller 537 'zeldzaam'; Van Doorninck pag. 418, 419; H.J.J. Zwetsloot, Friedrich Spee und die Hexeprozesse, Trier, 1954. Nederlandse editie van 'Cautio Criminalis', (1631), het eerste succesvolle werk tegen de heksenjacht, geschreven door de Duitse jezuiet Friedrich Spee (1591-1635). Spee schreef het boek ter informatie van de gerechtelijke instanties die regelmatig door onzorgvuldig optreden onschuldigen als heks ter dood veroordeelden. De Nederlandse vertaling was van Nicolaas Borremans (ca. 1624-na 1679), Remonstrants predikant te Maasland die ook dichter en vertaler was.$Borremans richt zich in een voorrede dd. 18-12-1656 tot Wilhelmus Meerman en deelt mee enkele jaren in Oudewater te hebben gewoond en meegemaakt te hebben dat in 1647 een R.K.-vrouw uit Lange Linschoten van hekserij werd beschuldigt. Voorts geeft hij de tekst van een officiele acte dd. Oudewater 24-12-1644 waarbij Maria Konings, dochter van Gerraerdt Hesseling werd gewogen en daardoor werd vrijgesproken van hekserij. Tenslotte haalt hij een uitvoerige brief aan van het stadsbestuur van Oudewater over de procedures rond het wegen van heksen."

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         "Patent of nobility donated by Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II (1552-1612) to scholar and courtier Flaminius Garnier (?-10 June 1592). ".

      Holy Roman Empire, Vienna, d.d. 26 May 1578. Vellum charter, folded. Some small holes, mainly on the folds. 57x80 cm. Handwritten, calligraphic text, with a hand painted and coloured coat-of-arms and a large wax seal, in a contemporary wooden disc shaped case, 19 cm. diameter, attached to the charter by a cord. The case is cracked, the seal misses a part but is in fact in quite good condition. Flaminius Garnier was a well nown scholar and courtier in the 16th century acting as secretary to the Duke of Parma. A funerary monument to count Garnier is still present in Brussels in the well known gothic church Notre Dame du Sablon. A statue of Garnier and his wife adorns the monument. He was acquainted with Phillips II, who awarded him with a pension. Pontus Heuter (Huiterus of Huyter) knew Garnier as well and is mentioned to have benefitted from the contacts with him. Garnier acted as emissiary to Maximilian II and Rudolph II. H181.

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         Martyrdom of St Dorothy

      Matthius Greuter, Italy - This very scarce copper engraving dating to the second half of the 16th century/early 17th century. From the original painting by Rafaello Motta who died in 1578 at the age of only 28. This slightly later copper engraving and done we believe by Mattaeus Greuter (various spellings) in about 1580-1610 depicts the little known Catholic story of St Dorothy before being martyred. Condition: Trimmed close on on all 4 sides but especially to the right hand side where no border is visible for most of its length. Small half-moon repair to edge at base line, some old repairs (small) to reverse and some age spotting or "rust spots", small closed nick to right hand edge but no loss to image and no stains. Measures 40 x 30 cm. Laid paper with a watermark of a small "cherub""? in rectangle box, looks like. Rare. Guaranteed. *See Marco Simone Bolzoni. Page 172 Volume 4 "Master Drawings" 2016. Not Framed or glazed.

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         Paduani agri eiusque urbium vicorum castrorum montium fluminum ad vivum expressio.

      1578. Incisione in rame, 372x260. Tratta dal raro "Speculum Orbis Terrae", la seconda edizione dell'atlante, curata dal figlio Cornelio. Complessivamente ben conservata anche se lievemente ingiallita e con piccola mancanza all'angolo inf. destro.

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         DANTE. Con l'espositione di Christoforo Landino et d'Alessandro Vellutello. Sopra la sua Comedia dell'Inferno, del Purgatorio, & del Paradiso. Con Tavole, Argomenti, & Allegorie, & riformato, riveduto, & ridotto alla sua vera Lettura, per Francesco Sansovino Fiorentino.

      Appresso gli Heredi di Francesco Rampazetto, Ad instantia di Giovambattista Marchiò Sessa, et Fratelli, In Venetia 1578 - Cm.29,7x20,6. Cc. (56), 392. Quattro carte non numerate inserite tra le carte 163-164 all'inizio del "Purgatorio", contenenti la Descrizione dello stesso del Vellutello. Legatura in piena pergamena moderna, con bordure decorative ai piatti e titoli e fregi in oro al dorso a quattro nervature. Fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Dedicatoria di Giovanni Antonio Rampazetto al principe Guglielmo Gonzaga. Con una Apologia in difesa di Dante, la vita dello stesso, il Discorso "Che cosa sia la poesia, et poeta, et della origina sua divina, et antichissima", tutti del Landino, una lettera di Marsilio Ficino, una biografia dantesca ed una descrizione dell'Inferno di Alessandro Vellutello. Testo adorno di 96 nitide xilografie nel testo, a illustrare le varie cantiche. Ritratto di Dante (formato cm.18x15) inciso in ovale al frontespizio, in cornice con elementi allegorici, da cui proviene il nome con cui l'edizione è popolarmente nota, il "Nasone". Il testo della "Commedia" è impresso in corsivo nella parte centrale di ogni carta, ed attorno ad esso compaiono le note in caratteri romani. Numerosi cartigli, capilettera e finalini incisi. Marca tipografica con gatto assiso in fine. Frontespizio restaurato ai quattro margini, rinforzi cartacei ai margini esterni pressoché all'intero volume. Ristampa della edizione del 1564, la prima curata dal Sansovino (1521-1583) sul modello aldino del 1502, celebre perché raccoglie per la prima volta i commenti del Landino, apparso a Firenze nel 1481, e del Vellutello, pubblicato la prima volta dal Marcolini nel 1544. Il ricco apparato iconografico è ripreso dalla stessa edizione del Marcolini. > Gamba, 390, cita la presente edizione e quella successiva del 1596, specificando: "Su quest'ultima nominatamente cadde la censura dell'Indice espurgatorio (pubblicato in Madrid l'anno 1614, in foglio) intorno ad alcuni passi del Comento Landiniano, e si ordinò che dal poema di Dante di qualunque siasi stampa si dovessero toglier via nel Canto XI dell'Inferno i versi 8 e 9; nel Canto XIX del Purgatorio i versi 106 a 118; e nel Canto IX del Paradiso i versi 136 sino al fine del Canto. Nella ristampa poi del sudetto Indice espurgatorio (fatta in Madrid, 1747, vol.2 in foglio) non si mosse più parola della censura al Comento, nè si confermò più l'ordine della mutilazione al testo". Graesse, II, 330. Brunet, II, 504. Adams, I-D, 108. Mambelli, 49. De Batines, I, 97 - 98. Mortimer, I, 148, cita l'edizione 1564. 2200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Theatrum instrumentorum et machinarum

      Lyon 1578 - Besson, Jacques (d. 1569?). Theatrum instrumentorum et machinarum. . . cum Franc. Beroaldi figurarum declaratione demonstrativa. Edited by François Béroalde de Verville (1558-1612). Folio. 11 unnumbered leaves. Engraved architectural title-page border and 60 full-page engraved plates following the text, numbered 1-60. The plates are unsigned but were most probably drawn by Jacques Androuet du Cerceau (1510?-post 1584); plates 17, 35, 39 and 51 are copies of the original Androuet plates by René Boyvin (1525?-1580?), signed with his monogram. Lyons: Barth. Vincent, 1578. 365 x 253 mm. Superbly bound in full calf gilt, front and back covers tooled and painted with strapwork in the style of sixteenth-century French painted bindings, by Sean Richards. Small marginal tear in one plate repaired, but a fine copy. Third(?) edition. Besson’s lavishly illustrated Theatrum instrumentorum et machinarum, one of the first French works on machines and mechanical engineering, was originally published in an edition with no imprint (Orléans, 1569?) under the title Instrumentorum et machinarum. . . liber primus. This first edition was followed by three Lyons editions published in 1578, each augmented with explanatory notes by François Béroalde de Verville (author of the erotic classic Moyen de parvenir) and published by Barthélemy Vincent. Mortimer states that the present edition, distinguished by its Latin text, imprint date in Roman numerals, and four plates copied by Boyvin (see above), is probably the second Vincent edition; see Mortimer, French 16th Century Books, pp. 76-80 for further discussion. Besson’s Theatrum illustrates an amazing variety of inventions, ranging from war machines to musical instruments to fire-fighting apparatus; the sixty full-page plates, reprinted from the first edition, were most probably designed by the Orléans architect Jacques Androuet du Cerceau. In the present edition, plates 17, 35, 39 and 51 were replaced with copies by René Boyvin (signed with his monogram), but the original plates remained in Vincent’s possession and appeared variously in later editions. As a theoretical work the Theatrum was well received, going through several editions and translations and doing much to popularize mechanical engineering (in the tradition of Leonardo da Vinci) among the scientific dilettantes of France. Besson’s designs could hardly have been practical for his era, however, as they made extensive use of both the screw and the worm-wheel, devices that could not yet be made with enough accuracy to function efficiently. Adams B-838. Mortimer, French 16th Century Books, 58. Norman 227. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Tschechische Urkunde auf Pergament für Fabian Multz (Mulz) von Waldau (Mulc z Valdova; Mulz de Walda).

      Prag, 1578. - circa 26 x 41 cm. 1 Blatt Pergament, Kanzleikursive in brauner Tinte, kalligraphierte Kopfzeile, mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift Kaiser Rudolfs II. gefaltet, ohne das Siegel Original-Urkunde mit Untschrift von Kaiser Rudolf II. (1552-1612) für Fabian Mulz von Walda - in tschechischer Sprache! Urkunden in deutscher und lateinischer Sprache sind deutlich häufiger, der Kaiser beherrschte zwar das Tschechische, nutzte es jedoch für offizielle Urkunden nur sehr selten. "- Wenig fleckig, etwas angestaubt, ohne Siegel, sonst schön und dekorativ. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Isagoges in rem herbariam libri duo. Including: VORSTIUS, Adolphus. Catalogus plantarum horti academici Lugduno Batavi, ...Leiden, [Abraham and Bonaventura] Elzevier, 1633. 24mo (11x5 cm). With engraved title-page, showing an allegorical figure and a gardener, with plant and tools, pharmacological equipment, and a book open to a botanical illustration. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Alden & Landis 633/114; Wellcome 6041; Willems 391; cf. Hunt 184. The Elzeviers' enlarged edition of the first book to give detailed instructions for forming a collection of dried plants, with a catalogue of the plants in the Botanical Garden of the University of Leiden, including plants from Brazil, Canada and the Virginia colony. Spiegel (1578-1625), son of an Antwerp surgeon, studied medicine in Leyden and moved to Padua in ca. 1600, where he was to remain to his death after a few years in Germany and elsewhere. Though influenced by Dioscorides and Theophrastos, Spiegel attempted a new classification of plants, and Linnaeus had a high opinion of his work. An important and influential introduction to botany and classification, the catalogue added to this Elzevier edition is of particular interest for the American plants. With an owner's inscription on title-page above the engraving. Title-page slightly soiled, browned throughout, waterstain in the gutter and the lower fore-edge margin on various leaves, and some ink scribbles on last page and endleaves. Spine worn, upper and lower part of front hinge damaged, corners worn. Otherwise in good condition.

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         ARCADIA

      - DI M. GIACOMO SANNAZARO. NVOVAMENTE COR-retta, & ornata di Figure & di Annotationi da M. Francesco Sansouino. COM LA VITA DELL? AVTTO-re, descrita dal medesimo, & com la di-chiaratione di tutte le você oscure cosi La-tine come Volgari che sono nell?Opera. CON PRIVILEGIO. IN VENETIA Appresso Giouanni Varisco M D LXXVIII. [1578] In 12º de 13,4x7,5 cm. com 132 folhas. Encadernação do século XVIII inteira de pele, lombada com nervos e ferros a ouro. Título gravado a ouro sobre rótulo preto. Cortes das folhas carminados. Ilustrado no texto com xilogravuras com o retrato do autor e no início de cada um dos doze textos em prosa e dos doze textos em verso. Folha de rosto com marca do impressor. Texto impresso em belos e nítidos caracteres redondos, as partes em prosa e em caracteres itálicos, as partes escritas em verso. Ornamentado com cabeção alegórico e iniciais decoradas. Exemplar com anotações manuscritas coevas na folha 56v e 57r. No verso da folha 132, que está em branco, tem duas marcas de posse com carimbos oleográficos um deles brasonado. Célebre e paradigmática obra poética e narrativa que se desenvolve em ambiente bucólico. ITICCUTO0E Location/localizacao: 3-A2-F-48

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         Articuli fidei sacrosanctae ac salutifera legis Christiana cum eorundem perpulchra introductione.

      Egidium Gorbin,, París: 1578 - 64 folios. Encuadernación de respeto en antiguo papel de guardas. Palau 143782. Rogent 122 "Aquesta edició és una reproducció de l'edició feta a Colonia l'any 1509. Ejemplar de la biblioteca de Joan Lluís Gili, con su ex-libris. La primera edición del Llibre dels articles de la fe es de Barcelona 1504. El texto fue acabado en Roma el año 1296, en la víspera de la festividad de San Juan Bautista.

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         Universalis Tabula Iuxta Ptolomeum

      Amsterdam 1578 - Carta geografica del mondo secondo la visione del Tolomeo, tratta dalla Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo a cura di Gerard Mercator, pubblicata in varie edizioni tra il 1578 ed il 1730. Questo esemplare proviene dal Theatri Geographiae Veteris del 1619 di Pieter Bertius. La mappa raffigura il mondo conosciuto dagli antichi, circondato da una ricca cornice ornamentale contenente dodici putti che soffiano, che simboleggiano i venti. La lastra ebbe una lunga vita; è infatti possibile trovarla in alcune edizioni olandesi della Bibbia, sebbene i venti sono stati cancellati e rimpiazzati dalle allegorie dei quattro elementi. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. World map according to Ptolemy’s vision of the world, from Claudio Tolomeo’s Geographia, edited by Gerard Mercator, issued in many editions between 1578 and 1730. This example comes from Pieter Bertius’ 1619 Theatri Geographiae Veteris. The map depicts the ancient known world, with a decorative frame made by twelve putti, representing the winds, blowing on the map. The copperplate is quite old, since it was already known in Dutch editions of the Holy Bible, although, in these cases, the putti had been cancelled to be replaced by allegories of the Four Elements. Copperplate, in excellent conditions. Koeman, Ber. 1, R. W. Shirley, "The Mapping of the world", 118. Dimensioni 490 350mm

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         Paduani agri eiusque urbium vicorum castrorum montium fluminum ad vivum expressio.

      Anversa 1578 - Incisione in rame, 372x260. Tratta dal raro "Speculum Orbis Terrae", la seconda edizione dell'atlante, curata dal figlio Cornelio. Complessivamente ben conservata anche se lievemente ingiallita e con piccola mancanza all'angolo inf. destro. cartografia.

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         Promtuarii iconum insigniorum a seculo hominum, subiectis eorum vitis, per compendiu ex probatissimis autoribus desumptis. Editio secunda, illustrium virorum, qui a prima successerunt, imaginibus aucta atque locupletata. Hac secunda editione valde aucta. Prima -secunda par.

      Lugduni: apud Gulielmum Rouillium, 1578 - In-4 (21 cm) (2) c. 4 c. 5-172, (4) 311 (invece sono 315) 9. Sul frontespizio, in cornice xilografica, della prima parte, marca editoriale, Aquila frontale ad ali spiegate sormonta un globo da cui si innalzano due serpenti con motto: "In virtute et fortuna". Sul secondo frontespizio, vignetta raffigurante una figura femminile che riceve un libro dal paradiso, con motto: "Nox præcessit: dies successit". Guillaume Rouillé (1518 circa – 1589) è stato uno scrittore e umanista francese. Baudrier v. 9 p. 368. Interessante enciclopedia di molti uomini illustri nella storia. 16mo secolo

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         Palatinatum Superioris Seu Bavariae vera Descriptio Avtore Erhardo Reych/Wirtenberge:nsis Dvcatvs Elegans Delineatio Avtore Geogio Garner

      Acquaforte e bulino, prima del 1573. Esemplare pubblicato nella prima edizione del 1578. Magnifica prova, con bellissima coloritura coeva, con margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Al verso, testo latino e numero di pagina in carattere romano, XX. Gerard de Jode, era cartografo, incisore, tipografo ed editore nella città di Anversa, attivo all'incirca nello stesso periodo di Ortelius. Nel 1547 ottenne il privilegio per l'attività editoriale, tuttavia non fu mai in grado di rappresentare un'effettiva minaccia per il suo rivale in affari. Per ironia della sorte, pubblicò il famoso Mappamondo del rivale, in otto fogli, nel 1564. Il suo atlante più importante, lo Speculum Orbis Terrarum, oggi estremamente raro, non poté essere pubblicato fino al 1578, ovvero otto anni dopo il Theatrum Orbis Terraum di Ortelius, che aveva ottenuto il monopolio per l'editoria cartografica ad Anversa. Le carte del De Jode furono finemente tradotte su rame nel tipico stile fiammingo dai fratelli Joannes e Lucas van Doetecum, i migliori intagliatori di mappe del tempo. Alla morte di Gerard, il figlio Cornelis pubblicò, nel 1593, una ristampa accresciuta dell'atlante. Etching with engraving, before 1573. Exemple of the first edition published in 1578. Magnificent impression, with great contemporary coloring, with margins, in perfect condition. Latin text and page number in roman font, XX. Gerard de Jode, was a cartographer, engraver, printer and publisher in Antwerp, active around the same period of Ortelius. In 1547 he obtained the privilege for the publishing business, but was never able to represent a real threat to his business rival. Ironically, he published a major rival of the Globe, in eight sheets, in 1564. His most important atlas, Speculum Orbis Terrarum, now extremely rare, could not be released until 1578, ie eight years after the Theatrum Orbis Terraum of Ortelius, who had obtained a monopoly for the Cartographic Publishing Antwerp. The maps of De Jode were finely translated copper in typical Flemish brothers Joannes and Lucas van Doetecum, the best engravers of maps of the time. On the death of Gerard, the son Cornelis published in 1593, a reprint of the atlas increased . Anversa Antwerpen Dimensioni in mm. 520 X 370

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         Opusculum Raymundinum de Auditu Kabbalistico sive ad Omnes Scientias Introductorium

      Paris: Aegidius Gorbinus, 1578. A Remarkable Survival of Three Books by Ramón Lull - 'Doctor Illuminatus' One of Athanasius Kircher's Greatest Influences LULL, Ramón. Opusculum Raymundinum de auditu Kabbalistico sive ad omnes Scientias introductorium. Incipit libellus de Kabbalistico auditu in via Raymundi Lullii. Paris: Apud Aegidium Gorbinum? 1578. Twelvemo (4 3/8 x 3 1/8 inches; 111 x 80 mm.). 82 [i.e. 80] leaves (A8-K8). Woodcut printer's device on title (Renouard no. 376). Folding table and two woodcuts in the text, and five plates with woodcut diagrams including one with a volvelle with two moving parts. Title-page with the German Jesuit library stamps of "Domus Bonnensis" and "Bibl.script". A fine copy of a rare and important work which includes among its five plates a volvelle mounted with its two movable parts still present. Third Edition, the previous two appeared in 1518 and 1538 in Venice, all of which are very rare. "How successful was the thesis of 'De auditu kabbalistico' in the 16th and 17th centuries, could be shown by the impressive reception of this treatise, which ranges from about Giordano Bruno, Claude Duret, Johann Heinrich Alsted and Athanasius Kircher up to Leibniz" (G. Kurz [ed], Meditation und Erinnerung in der Frühen Neuzeit, p 115; trans.). This text has found an important place in the body of Kabbalistic texts with its attribution to Ramón Lull (1232-1316). However there is evidence that this is the work of a Renaissance physician and Kabbalist scholar when one goes back to the original 1518 edition. Pietro Mainardi, born about 1456, obtained his doctorate at the University of Ferrara in 1490 and went on to teach medicine there until 1527. He was definitely a great scholar of Lull and while composing this work he drew heavily from Lull's Ars Brevis and inserted kabbalistic references and added, very effectively, some of his own. However he did not sign the work. He apparently wished to remain anonymous as the author so his name appears only in the colophon of the 1518 edition as the editor and publisher. Thus in later editions, with different publishers and colophons the work became Opusculum Raymundinum. The work definitely has very scholarly content and a form so similar as to be considered a work of Lull and would from then on be ascribed to him. Its great success is attested by several documents and printed texts in which quotations from the present work (De auditu) would mingle with the Kabbalistic text collections of Lull. In addition, this is the first book that deepens and broadens the ars combinatorial method invented by Lull through which, by using diagrams, figures, or words, you can connect, in a sort of mechanical logic, information in each field to get closer to universal knowledge as well as to be able to memorize it. Many later scientists and philosophers (Bruno, Agrippa, Kircher, Alsted, Leibniz and his followers) or writers (Roussel, Raymond Queneau, Perec, Calvino, Eco ) were interested in the theories expressed here. Palau 143.864; Duveen 370; Caillet 6846; E. Rogent & E. Duràn, Bibl. de les impressions lul-lianes, (Barcelona, 1927), no 120; C. Ottaviano, Lull's L'ars compendiosa, (1930) p. 97, no. 17 (under "E Écrits apocryphes."). [together with] LULL, Ramón. Ars Brevis Illuminati Doctoris Magistri Raymundi Lull. Quae est ad omnes scientias pauco & brevi tempore assequendas introductorium & brevis via, una cum figuris illi materiae deservientibus, necnon & illius scientiae approbatione. In cuius castigatione attendat lector quam castigatissimè Magister Bernardus de lavinhera artis illius fidissimus interpres insudatit? Paris: Apud Aegydium Gorbinum? 1578. Twelvemo (4 3/8 x 3 1/8 inches; 111 x 80 mm.). 48 leaves (A8-F8). Woodcut printer's device on title (Renouard no. 376). woodcut diagrams on A5 recto, B1 recto, folding woodcut diagram between A6 and A7, B2 verso with a volvelle with two moving parts, folding table between B7 and B8. A fine copy of a rare and important work with the plate with the volvelle mounted with its two movable parts still present. Rare compendium edition of the Ars Magna - and therefore defined Brevis - of the Catalan philosopher and theologian Ramón Lull, who lived in the thirteenth century and was the author of numerous works of scientific argument, mystical-philosophical and even literary. The work of Lull ranks for many critics of the foundations of modern science and was studied and deepened by thinkers such as Nicola Cusano, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Giordano Bruno, Kircher, Cartesio, Descartes and Leibniz. "This work, written at Pisa in 1308, was the most widely read and widely distributed version of the Art. It corresponded to a desire, peculiar to the second of the Art's phases, to simplify the principles of the Art. The Ars Brevis starts by stating that it was written so as to facilitate access to the 'Great Art', specifically the Ars generalis ultima (1305-1308)". "The Ars brevis operates in accordance with a remodelled version of logic that Llull dealt with in the Logica nova (1303): the 'compartments' containing two or three concepts correspond, therefore, to propositions and syllogisms. The Art shows one how to 'find' all possible propositions and syllogisms from the terms given in the Alphabet and how to verify their truth or falsity. The Tree of Science (1295-1296), on the other hand, reveals how the structure of principles and relations in the Ars brevis is linked with the whole of the intelligible world. The Ars brevis contains thirteen highly dense parts. The first part presents the Alphabet; the second, the Figures; the third, the definitions of the Principles; the fourth, the Rules; the fifth, the Table; the sixth, the Evacuation of the Third Figure; the seventh, the Multiplication of the Fourth Figure; the eighth, the 'mixing' ('mixtio') or combining of the Principles and the Rules; the ninth, the nine Subjects; the tenth, the application [of the Art]; the eleventh, the questions; the twelfth, familiarisation [with the Art]; the thirteenth, 'the way to teach this Art'". (See Anthony Bonner. Selected Works of Ramón Llull, volume 1, pp. 569-646). "?The next twist in the path came from perhaps the strangest character in the history of Lullism, the German Jesuit Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680), scientist, mathematician, cryptographer, and student of Egyptian hieroglyphics. With the idea of perfecting Llull's Art, he published in Amsterdam in 1669 his vast Ars magna sciendi. This work begins in reforming the alphabet of the Art, inventing little symbols (a heart for Concordantia, a donkey for Animalia, etc) and continues with what Martin Gardner calls a fascinating mixture of Science and nonsense." (Anthony Bonner. Doctor Illuminatus. A Ramon Llull Reader, p. 68). Palau, 14370-14384; Duveen, p. 370. [together with] LULL, Ramón. Articuli Fidei Sacrosanctae ac Salutiferae legis Christianae cum corundem perpulchra introductione. Quos (caeteras leges omnes improbando) Illuminatus doctor Raymundus Lullius rationibus necessariis demonstrativè probat. Paris: Apud Aegydium Gorbinum? 1578. Twelvemo (4 3/8 x 3 1/8 inches; 111 x 80 mm.). 66 [i.e. 64] leaves (A8-H8, I2). Woodcut printer's device on title (Renouard no. 376). Articles of Christian faith, Holy law and healing affairs with a fine introduction. "Deus in Virtue tua sperantes, & de tua gratia confidentes, intendimus probare articules fidei per necessarias rationes." The three books bound together as a sammelband. Twelvemo. Contemporary full yapp-edged vellum, manuscript title on spine, unidentified armorial bookplate on front paste-down. A remarkable survival in almost pristine condition. Housed in a fleece-lined, full brown scored calf clamshell case. "The German Jesuit Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680), scientist, mathematician, cryptographer, and student of Egyptian hieroglyphics, was also a confirmed Lullist. He published in Amsterdam in 1669 a huge tome of nearly 500 pages titled Ars magna sciendi sive combinatoria. It abounds with Lullian figures and circles bearing ingenious pictographic symbols" (Gardner, Martin. Logic Machines and Diagrams). Ramón Lull, Poet, Philosopher, Alchemist, Catalan Mystic - also known as Doctor Illuminatus? "The definitive Ars Magna, Lull's greatest contribution to science - his attempt to unify all knowledge into a single system. Lull invented an 'art of finding truth' which inspired Leibniz's dream of a universal algebra four centuries later. The most distinctive characteristic of [his] Art is clearly its combinatory nature, which led to both the use of complex semimechanical techniques that sometimes required figures with separately revolving concentric wheels - 'volvelles', in bibliographical parlance - and to the symbolic notation of its alphabet. These features justify its classification among the forerunners of both modern symbolic logic and computer science, with its systematically exhaustive consideration of all possible combinations of the material under examination, reduced to a symbolic coding. The Art's function as a means of unifying all knowledge into a single system remained viable throughout the Renaissance and well into the seventeenth century" (DSB).

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         [OPERA] CON L'ESPOSITIONI DI CHRISTOFORO LANDINO, et D'Alessandro Vellutello. Sopra la sua Comedia dell'Inferno, del Purgatorio, del Paradiso. Con tavole, argomenti, & allegorie, & riformato, riveduto, & ridotto alla sua vera lettura, per Francesco Sansovino Fiorentino

      Venice: Appresso Gio. Battista, & Gio. Bernardo Sessa, fratelli, 1578. Second issuance of the first edition with a portrait of Dante. With a fine woodcut title page and 96 woodcut illustrations, including three full-page, 77 large cuts in the text, and numerous head- and tailpieces. Printer's woodcut device on the final leaf. Folio (320 x 218 mm), in a binding of handsome contemporary antique Italian vellum over boards. Original calligraphic titling on the spine panel in Renaissance style. [28 ff.), 163, [4 ff.], 164-393. A copy in a pleasing state of preservation. The text leaves are crisp quite clean, with just a few normal blemishes here and there. Some typical toning to a few of the quires as is normal with the printing of this book. Only the most occasional of the usual spotting of staining. Dante portrait outlined in pen. RARE 1596 EDITION OF THIS HISTORIC PRINTING OF ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS IN THE MIND OF MAN. This is the highly important edition of Dante edited by Francisco Sansovino, incorporating two commentaries: that of Christoforo Landino, which first appeared in the Florentine edition of 1481, and the noteworthy commentary of Alessandro Velutello, first published at Venice in 1544. The volume includes extensive introductory matter by all three commentators, and a running commentary that virtually overwhelms the poem itself. The woodcuts in this edition are taken from those in Velutello's edition of 1544 and represent a departure, both iconographically and stylistically, from those in the Brescia, 1487 edition--they appear more accomplished and more confident in execution. Francesco Sansovino recovered Vellutello?s commentary, never printed in Italy again until this time (except for a Lyonese reprint of 1551). This edition, printed here first in 1564, is very important because it is richly illustrated with many woodcuts taken from the edition of 1544 printed by Marcolini. The portrait of Dante on the title-page, inspired in Vasari?s tradition, is very famous and this edition is in fact commonly know as ?of the big nose?. The sources of the portrait have probably to be found in two paintings by Vasari, now at the Oriel College of Oxford and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Cleveland.

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         LA SAINCTE BIBLE - LE NOUVEAU TESTAMENT DE NOSTRE SEIGNEUR IESUS CHRIST

      - 1578 Barthelemi Honorati, Lyon Il. en b/n. 3 grabados a plena página. [6] h. 459+ 353 + 219 p. 38x25 cm. Enc. piel con motivos dorados y nervios. Lomo y puntas algo fatigados Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (El nuevo testamento, iglesia católica, La Santa Biblia, religion)

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        Commentarii de regni Bohemiae, incorporatarumque provinciarum juribus ac privilegiis, nec non de hereditaria successione regiae Bohemorum familiae In Libros VI. divisi, Et inde a prima origine diligentissime & accurarissime deducti / Cum Animadversionibus Stranskii, Balbini Aliorumque ... Cura atque studio Johan. Hermanni Schminckii, Qui Notas & locupletissimum Indicem adjecit. Melchioris Goldasti Heiminsfeldii Collectio Variorvm Consiliorvm De Svccessione Et Jvre Hereditario Familiae Regiae In Hvngariam, Bohemiam Acquisitasque Provincias

      2 Bände in 1. 2 vols in 1. Folio 1 nn, 1222 Spalten, 352 Spalten 704 Spalten, 22 nn. Blatt. Pergament der Zeit.Contemporary vellum. Fliegender Vorsatz fehlt, die ersten Seiten am Rand mit Knickspuren, sonst gut erhalten Front fly is missing, the first pages a bit torn, otherwise fine. Goldast was a Swiss born polyhistor (1578-1635) Auf dem Titel und im Kolophon in Tinte mit Wencelaw Grolmus unterschrieben. Hier eine spätere Ausgabe der "berühmten Deductionen über das Staatsrecht und sonstige Rechte Böhmens", zuerst 1619 in Frankfurt erschienen. Gonzenbach in ADB, Band 9, Seite 327 f. Important volume about the constitutional law and other laws of Bohemia.

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