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         L'Opere di'Oratio poeta lirico comentate da Giovanni Fabrini da Fighine il lingua vulgare Toscana, con un bellissime ordine, che'l Vulgare è Comento del Latino: et il Latino è Comento del Vulgare, ambedue le lingue dichiarandosi l'una con l'altra. Di nuovo in questa Terza Editione da molti errori emendato. Con Privilegii

      Appresso Gio. Battista Sessa, et fratelli - Venetia, VENEZIA 1581 - INTERLINGUE Cinquecentina in 4°, stato discreto, coperta semifloscia in pergamena, sul dorso titolo manoscritto, molti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, cerniera danneggiata, legatura appena allentata, tagli bruniti, foro di tarlo su quello concavo, pagine ben conservate, con testo posto su due colonne, paginazione a carte, prime pagine leggermente brunite, alcune con fori di tarlo sul margine di testa. Su foglio di guardia scritta con firma d'appartenenza ed anno. Frontespizio con fantastica marca tipografica in nero, scritte ex libris, fori di tarlo. Altra scritta ex libris su excipit. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli, richiami, lettera dedicatoria. Veste tipografica arricchita da eleganti capilettera, finalini e cornici tipografiche. III edizione, da molti errori emendata. Lingue: Italiano (Volgare Toscano) e Latino.

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         DEUTSCHLAND. - Karte., "Germania".

      Altkol. Kupferstich von Ortelius, 1581, 36,5 x 50,5 cm. Van den Broecke 56 Koeman Ort, 17, 24. - Die altkolorierte Übersichtskarte reicht von Holstein bis zur Lombardei. - Mit drei altkolorierten Rollwerkskartuschen, die große Titelkartusche unten links mit dem Doppeladlerwappen. Spezialkarten, Landkarten

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         Istorie di Matteo Villani cittadino fiorentino. Che continua quelle di Giovanni suo fratello. Con l'aggiunta di Filippo suo figliuolo, che arrivano sino all'anno 1364. Nuovamente riccorrette, e ristampate et con due tavole, l'una de' Capitoli, and l'altra delle cose notabili

      nella Stamperia de' Giunti, 1581. Pp. (32) 560 (44). Unito a: VILLANI FILIPPO. Della historia di Matteo Villani cittadino fiorentino. Li tre ultimi Libri. Che son'il resto dell'Istoria scritta da lui, che nelli stampati sino ad"hora mancano. Con un'aggiunta di Filippo Villani suo figliuolo, ch'arriva sino all'anno 1364. Nuovamente posta in luce. Con due tavole una de" Capitoli, e l'altra delle cose più notabili. In Firenze, nella Stamperia de" Giunti, 1577. Due opere in un volume di cm. 22. Bei marchi tipografici a frontespizi e colophon, testatine, finalini e graziosi capilettera istoriati. Legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida, con titoli (anche manoscritti) e fregi in oro al dorso; tagli a spruzzo. Alone nella parte inferiore del volume, più evidente nelle prime pagine e in seguito più velato, sporadiche fioriture, lievi tracce d"uso alla legatura. Esemplare nel complesso genuino e in buono stato di conservazione. I. La celebre Cronica Villani fu compilata dopo il 1300 dallo storico fiorentino Giovanni Villani (1276-1348) che morì nella peste del 1348. L"opera, che delinea una storia universale principalmente incentrata sugli eventi fiorentini, fu proseguita dal fratello Matteo fino all"anno 1363 e quindi conclusa dal nipote Filippo per l"anno 1364. Non comune edizione giuntina. Cfr. Gamba, 1029-31, Brunet, V, 1226; Graesse, VII, 318. II. Rara edizione, citata dalla Crusca erroneamente con la data 1567. Filippo Villani (1325-dopo il 1404), figlio di Matteo e nipote di Giovanni, giurista e letterato, continuò in volgare, con stile più evoluto e con una più approfondita analisi degli avvenimenti, la Cronica del padre e dello zio, dal libro XI; ma non riuscì a realizzare il progetto di estenderla e si fermò alla cronaca dell"anno 1364. Cfr. Gamba, 1030; Lozzi, 1957..

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         D. Avrelii Avgvstini Hipponensis Episcopi, Confessionum Libri tredecim: Opera D. Avrelii Avgvstini Hipponensis Episcopi. Confessionum Libri tredecim: Opera Theologorum Louaniensium ex manuscriptis codicibus multum emendati. Eiusdem Confessio Theologica Tripartita.

      Titelbordüre und Titelholzschnitt, 12. 13,7 x 8,6 cm. [2], 249[=251], [1], 92 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. der Einband leicht gebräunt, mit feiner Blindprägung, an den Deckeln sind noch dei Löcher für die Beschläge der Schließen erkennbar, der Band ohne Schließen, der Buchblock sauber und gut, das Vortitelblatt mit einer vierstelligen Nummer, ein handschriftlicher Vermerk auf dem Titel. [Confessionum Libri tredecim] D.AVRELII AV=GVSTINI HIPPONEN-sis Episcopi, Confessionum Libri tredecim: Operâ Theologorum Louaniensium ex ma-nuscriptis codicibus multùm emendati. Eiusdem Confessio Theologica Tripartita. (SVCCINCTA EXPOSI-tio Missae Romanae.) WIRZEBVRGI, EX OFFICINA HENRICI Aquensis, episcopalis Typographi. Anno, M.D.LXXXI.. Die Bekenntnisse (lateinisch Confessiones) sind autobiographische Betrachtungen des christlichen Kirchenlehrers Augustinus hier in einer frühen Ausgabe von 1581 - Drucker: Heinrich von Aich druckte 1569 - 77 zu Köln bis heute sind ca. 8 Drucke bekannt, darunter das dreibändige Werk des Lorenz Sauer, ?Kurze Chronik von 1500 - 1575?. Er wurde 1579 von Bischof Julius als Hofbuchdrucker zu Würzburg angenommen. 1582 Universitätsdrucker und erhielt 1587 das Privileg zum Druck des domstiftischen Wappenkalenders.

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         La geneologia de gli Dei de Gentili. Con la spositione de sensi allegorici delle favole, et con la dichiaratione dell'historie appartenenti a detta materia. Tradotta per M. Gioseppe Betussi da Bassano

      appresso Fabio et Agostino Zoppini, 1581. Cm. 21,5, cc. (8) 263 + 1 c.b. Bella vignetta al frontespizio e numerosi bei capilettera xilografici. Legatura coeva in piena perg. molle con titoli ms. al dorso e tracce di legacci in pelle. Minimi segni del tempo alla legatura, strappetto di qualche cm. al margine esterno del frontespizio (con rinforzo al verso della pagina, senza alcuna mancanza), macchietta al frontespizio e lievi aloni sparsi, più evidenti alle cc. iniziali e finali. Esemplare un po' vissuto, ma genuino e nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Quest'opera (tit. orig.: Genealogie deorum gentilium) fu corretta e rivisitata da Boccaccio fino al 1374, anno in cui morì. Scritta in latino, fu pensata come una raccolta enciclopedica in cui sono interpretati allegoricamente molti miti delle divinità pagane. L'Autore cercò di riordinare gli intrecci genealogici tra le divinità del classico pantheon dell'antica Grecia e di Roma. Bella edizione veneziana di questa celebre traduzione cinquecentesca curata dal bassanese Giuseppe Betussi. Cfr. Iccu;Brunet, I, 986; e Graesse, I, 446..

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         Enchiridion rei medicae triplicis. 1. Simioticae, hoc est, illius quae signa ex pulsibus et urinis dijudicat. 2. Therapeuticae, de omni morborum genere curando singillatim. 3. Diaeteticae, de ratio ne victus, praesertim in febribus.

      Zürich: Gessner, 1581. leather_bound. Gut. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel und einigen Schmuck-Initialen. Schweinsleder der Zeit mit Blindprägung, 8 Bll., 920 S., 8 Bll. VD 16 G 1716, Vischer K 94 . Von Josias Gessner veranstaltete Neuausgabe der ersten Ausgabe von 1555. "Gessner edited the works of several writers on medical topics who had written commentaries on Galenus and Hippocrates. He wrote the preface and compiled the index" (Wellisch 40, zur Ausg. 1555). Enthält: De pulsibus libellus / ex Galeni libris collectus, ... ; De iudiciis urinarum tractatus / ex probatis collectus authoribus, ... Ioanne Vassaeo Meldensi authore ; Morborum internorum prope omnium curatio, brevi methodo comprehensa, ex Galeno praecipue, et Marco Gattinaria / per Iacobum Sylvium medicum selecta ; De ratione victus in febribus secundum Hippocratem, in genere et singillatim libri III. / authore Brudo Lusitano medico, Dionysii filio, ad anglos. - Die seltene 2. Ausgabe in einem gut erhaltenen, zeitgenössischen Einband. Rückenbeschriftung von alter Hand, zusätzlich ein altes Etikett mit zierlicher Handschrift. Rücken etwas nachgedunkelt und leicht fleckig, im unteren Segment mit Wurmspur. Innen nur wenig gebräunt, kaum fleckig. Alter handschriftlicher Besitzervermerk eines Arztes am unteren Rand des Titels.

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         2 Gesamtansichten auf 1 Blatt, "Civitatis Essensis excactiss. descrip." und "Civitatis Werdenae .".

      - altkol. Kupferstich aus Braun - Hogenberg, 1581, 33,3 x 41 Oben rechts mit einer Restaurierung. Sprache: Deutsch

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         De Rerum Varietate, Libri XVII. Iam denuò ab in numeris mendis summa cura ac studio repurgati, et pristino nitori restituti.

      per Sebastianum Henricpetri,, Basileae, 1581 - Cm. 16,5, pp. (78) 1171 (1). Marchio tipografico al frontespizio e ritratto del Cardano al verso, parecchie figure incise nel testo (anche a piena pagina) e tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, dorso a nervi con impressioni a secco al centro dei piatti. Un'antica firma di possesso al frontespizio e una macchietta chiara all'angolo alto delle ultime carte (senza particolare danno), peraltro esemplare particolarmente genuino e ben conservato. Ottima edizione di questo classico, preceduto dalla lunga dedica al Cardinal Madruzzo (datata 1556). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Vier Unterschiedliche Relationes Historicae I. Welcher massen die zu gegenwertiger Zeit Regirende Käiser: [...] zwey und dreyssig Römische Käiser titulo Parentum Zu Voreltern erlangt habe. II. Durch was mittel das Hochlöbliche Hauß der Ertzhertzogen...

      ...Zu Ös terreich, zu so viel Land und Leu?ten gelangt. III. Was seithero Caroli Magni Zeiten zu und von dem Reich kommen und biß auf dato dabey verblieben. IV. Welcher gestalt die [...] Europaeische Christliche König, Chur und Fürsten deß Reichs vorgedachten Hochl: Hauß der Ertzhertzogen zu Österreich verwandt sein: Und welcher massen ihrer samtlichen Genealogia Materno genere auf Rudolphum I. Röm: Kaiser, und andere Österreichische Herrn gebracht werden könne I. u.a.: Demonstratio Genealogica Welcher massen Von Carolo Magno, gewesenen König in Franckreich 42. Dann von Rudolpho I. Habsburgensi, 14. Römische Kaiser. Und endlich Von jetztgedachten Rudolpho I. Alle und jede zu gegenwärtiger zeit regierende Christliche Europaeische Kaiser, König, Chur- und Fürsten deß Reichs in gerader auff- und resectivè absteigender Linea, und also titulo Parentum und Liberorum zusammen gebracht werden können]. - Der Jurist und Historiker Leonhart Wurffbain (1581-1654) wirkte als Ratsherr in Nürnberg, hier sein Werk zur Abstammungsgeschichte des damals regierenden Kaisers. -VD17 23:232633E, hier mit etwas abweichender Kollation und ohne den letzten Anhang von [36] Blatt. - Einband berieben und bestoßen, am Rücken etwas aufgeplatzt, Schließbänder fehlen, Vorderdeckel vor dem Titelblatt vom Buchblock gelöst, Rücken mittig aufgerissen, Kupfertitel auf Innenspiegel montiert und stärker angerändert (mit Fehlstellen) und fleckig, erste zwei Blatt lose und mit unschönen Klebefilmresten, durchgängig etwas wasserrandig, am Ende die Ecken stärker angerändert, Minierspuren in den letzten Blatt und im Einband, ansonsten noch gutes Exemplar.

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         De rerum varietate libri XVII. -

      Basel, Henricpetri, (colophon:) 1581. In-8 piccolo (16,8 x 10,2 cm.). Legatura coeva in pergamena molle; titolo anticamente scritto a penna sul dorso. Marca tipografica sul frontespizio e in fine, ritratto di medaglione di Cardano, moltissime graziose iniziali, un centinaio di piccole figure e diagrammi inc. in legno n.t., 2 tavole ripiegate e una tabella ripiegata, (80, ultime 3 bianche), 1171, (1) pp.; frontespizio con antica iscrizione a penna sbiadita, alcuni quaderni un po' arrossati, qualche alone d'umidità verso la fine, e restauri marginali negli ultimi 3 fogli con piccolo fastidio ad un paio di lettere di testo. Questa seconda importante enciclopedia di scienze del celebre erudito ed è una sorta di prosecuzione della De subtilitate. Riccardi I, 255. Per altre edizioni, cf.: Rosenthal, Bibl. Magica; Caillet; Durling; Wellcome; Duveen; Ferguson. "Cardano published two encyclopedias of natural science: De subtilitate libri XXI (1550) and De rerum varietate (1557), a supplement to De subtilitate. The two works... contain a little of everything: from cosmology to the construction of machines; from the usefulness of natural sciences to the evil influence of demons; from the laws of mechanics to cryptology. It is a mine of facts, both real and imaginary; of notes on the state of the sciences; of superstition, technology, alchemy and various branches of the occult." (DSB III, 66). Printer's device on title, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams, 2 folding plates and a folding table. Old pen inscription on title, some quires toned or browned, some damp stains towards end and last 3 ff. restored slightly affecting a couple of letters of text; generally a fairly good copy in contemp. limp vellum.

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         Disputationum Iuris libri quatuor in libr. Institution. Imperatoriar, quibus legum studiosis ad ciuilis Philosophiae cognitionem facilis patet aditus. Cum indice locuplentissimo. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Wittenberg, o. Dr., 1581. - 16 nn. Bll., fol. 114. Kl. 8°. Späterer Franzband (um 1700) auf 4 Bünden, mit Rückenschild, Rücken- und Stehkantenvergoldung. Beigebunden: Ders.: Topicon Iuris Libri quatuor, quibus ad Ciuilis Philosophiae studium facilis patet aditum, in his Lector pleros locus corruptos in Topicis Ciceronianis sua integritati restitutos inueniet. Cum indice locuplentissimo. Ebd, 1581. 4 nn. Bll., fol. 115 (recte 105), 7 nn. Bll. Jeweils zweite Ausgaben nach denen im Vorjahr bei Morel erschienenen. Etwas berieben und bestoßen; 2 kleine Wurmfraß-Stellen am Hinterdeckel; Rücken etwas rissig; Vergoldungen oxydiert; durchgehend gering gebräunt; mit Stempeln der Prämonstratenser-Bibliothek in Prag (auch deren Exlibris auf vorderem Spiegel) und hs. Besitzvermerk eines Helmstädter Jurastudenten Daniel Oppenrieder (datiert 1595) auf Titelei; hs. Bibl.-Schildchen auf Rückendeckel. Trotz der Mängel insgesamt ein hübsches Bändchen. Kein Auktionsergebnis in Deutschland seit 40 Jahren; 4 Exemplare in deutschen öffentlichen Bibliotheken nachweisbar. La Reberterie (1517 - ca. 1590) aus Loches bei Tours war als Jurist Pariser Parlamentsadvokat. Ad 1: VD16, L 539; ad 2: VD16, L 540. DE

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         Le blason des armoiries, auquel est monstrée la manière de laquelle les Anciens & Modernes ont usé en icelles. Traicté, contenant plusieurs escus différens, par le moyen desquels on peut discerner les autres, & dresser ou blasonner les armoiries. Reveu, corrigé amplifié par l'auteur avec augmentation de plusieurs armoiries, tant anciennes que modernes.

      S.l., Barthelemi Vincent, 1581 [Genève, Jean de Laon], plein vélin de l'époque. -L'intérieur du blason au verso du titre est toujours blanc, cependant, dans cet exemplaire, un des propriétaires a anciennement dessiné des armoiries. Un successeur de l'époque a caché ce dessin en le recouvrant d'encre noire ; ce qui a laissé une très lég. trace au recto de la page de titre (sans gravité) ; mouillures très claires dans la marge inf. du dernier tiers des cahiers. -Bel exemplaire. - petit in-folio de (12)-247-(1) pp. ; 2e édition considérablement augmentée. Rare (E.O. : 1579).Saffroy 2066 ; Cartier, Le blason des armoiries et son auteur Jérôme de Bara, in Revue des livres anciens, 2e année, 1917, pp. 225 à 228.La première édition de 1579 est de toute rareté. Elle n'était connue, jusqu'à une date récente, que par le témoignage d'Antoine du Verdier, qui en avait eu un exemplaire en mains. Depuis, Sybille von Gultlingen, dans sa bibliographie des livres imprimés à Lyon au XVI siècle, tome XIV, en a localisé 4 exemplaires, dont un à la Bibliothèque de Lyon."En examinant de près le volume, nous avons constaté que Barthélemy Vincent, son éditeur, l'avait fait imprimer, non pas à Lyon, mais à Genève, par Jean de Laon, l'habile typographe auquel Théodore de Bèze avait confié, l'année précédente, l'exécution de ses Icones. Ce n'est point là d'ailleurs un fait exceptionnel et l'on en pourrait citer de nombreux exemples analogues : pendant une bonne partie de la seconde moitié du XVIe siècle, les libraires de Lyon ont eu très fréquemment recours aux ateliers des imprimeurs genevois qui, fortement protégés contre l'esprit turbulent et les exigences des compagnons, favorisés au surplus par les habitudes de travail et d'économie qui résultaient de l'austérité du milieu, se trouvaient en situation d'offrir à leurs clients des conditions beaucoup plus avantageuses que celles de leurs concurrents lyonnais. [ ]On peut dire que le Blason des armoiries est, à l'héraldique, ce que le Promptuaire des médailles de Guillaume Rouillé est à l'iconographie. [ ]Les nombreuses figures qui accompagnent le texte ont été sans doute dessinées par de Bara lui-même. Nous serions fort disposé toutefois à reconnaître la main de Pierre Eskrich [Pierre Vase], dans la grande planche de la page 244, représentant les armoiries de l'auteur ; la figure d'Apollon, qui forme le cimier, est caractéristique en effet de la manière de ce maître, alors si réputé comme vignettiste et comme peintre-graveur. Il était établi à Lyon depuis 1564 ; de Bara pourrait fort bien, dès lors, s'être adressé à lui pour l'exécution de cette pièce exceptionnelle, dont le dessin et la taille sont d'une qualité très supérieure à celle des autres figures du volume. [ ]Le Blason des armoiries ne saurait plus guère intéresser aujourd'hui que les bibliophiles, mais à l'époque où il fut donné au public, ce traité constituait un notable progrès dans la littérature héraldique et méritait la faveur qui l'accueillit dès le début. Il fallut, pour l'en déposséder, l'apparition, cinquante ans plus tard, du célèbre Indice armorial, de Louvan Geliot." (Cartier).

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         Kitab al-Jawami - French]. Apomazar des significations et evenemens des songes, selon la doctrine des Indiens, Perses et Egyptiens.

      Paris, Jean Houzé (de l'imprimerie de Denys du-Val), (6 Oct.) 1581. - 8vo. (8), 312, (8) pp. With woodcut device to title page. Contemporary limp vellum. Extremely rare French edition of the "Kitab al-Jawami", an Arabic work on the interpretation of dreams by an "Achmet, son of Seirim" - almost certainly identical with the 8th century Muslim mystic Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Sirin. The work survived in a Greek translation ("Biblion oneirokritikon") prepared in the 12th century. This is the French translation of Leunclavius's Latin edition, published by Wechel at Frankfurt in 1577: Leunclavius had erroneously attributed the work to "Apomazar" (Albumasar, i.e. Ga`far Abu Ma`sar al-Balhi), which mistake he later acknowledged, though it is repeated by the present edition. "The author Ahmed served as interpreter of dreams to Caliph Al-Mamun around 820 [.] The mediaeval conflation of medicine with astrology originated with the Arabs. Through the Salernitanian school, which had many Arabic works translated, the notion reached Europe in the 11th century, where it remained predominant as late as the 17th and 18th century [.] In 1577 J. Loewenklau published a Latin translation of the Oneirokritiká of Ahmed, whom he calls Apomasar" (Schöll). - Some waterstains and edge flaws, especially to the first and last leaves. 17th c. handwritten ownership of the Discalced Carmelites of Bordeaux on title page; a few old annotations in ink. Several small defects to the vellum binding have been repaired. While the 1577 Latin edition (which Caillet calls "rarissime") has been auctioned three times since 1959, no copy of the present French edition is known in auction records internationally. Caillet I, 153 (note). Graesse, Bibl. mag. et pneum. 97 ("1580" in error). OCLC 1218171. Not in Adams or BM-STC French. Cf. GAL I, 66. Schöll, Geschichte der griechischen Literatur III, 487.

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         Les Images des Dieux des Anciens, Contenans les Idoles, Coustumes, Ceremonies & Autres Choses Appartenans a la Religion des Payens. Recuillies premierement & exposees en italien par le seigneur Vincent Cartari de Rhege, & maintenant traduites en francois

      Lyon: Etienne Michel/Barthelmy Honorat (Guichard Jullieron, printers), 1581 First edition thus. Good- condition. Text in French/Francais. Contemporary limp parchment binding; full page woodcut of Verdier plus 88 woodcuts in text (130 x 96 mm). Parchment is somewhat brittle with some cracking; darkened with age; few old stains; 5.5 x 5.5 cm chip in binding at upper spine; 2.5 cm round paper label on front cover; fore cover ties lacking; tightly bound; small stamp and some pencil notes on front pastedown; lacking title page and 3 following leaves (facsimiles laid in); small stamp at top fore corner of Verdier portrait page; curling at fore edges of first 20 leaves; some damp stain at gutter of most pages - faint on most, heavier on some; otherwise clean interior; worm damage in margins at top fore corner of 20 terminal leaves and approx 30 other leaves; 6 terminal leaves (Table) lacking (facsimiles laid in). This book was printed by Jullieron for E.Michel and for B. Honorat (who also published jointly) differing only in the title page devices, so lacking title page it can't be stated for which this copy was published. 21.5 x 16.5 cm. Fol: alpha^4 (lacking), beta^4, A-Z^4, Aa-Zz^4, Aaa-Zzz^4, Aaaa-Pppp^4, Qqqq^2 (lacking Pppp 1-4 and Qqqq 1-2). 637 pp. See, OCLC #867003419.

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         Des Significations et événemens des songes, selon la doctrine des Indiens, Perses, & Egyptiens. Pris de la bibliothèque de Jean Sambucus. Puis tourné du grec en Latin, par Jean Leunclaius.

      Jean Houzé,, Paris, 1581 - Feuillet a1 (titre) manquant, 3ff, 312pp, 3ff. Feuillets blancs de garde manquants. Rarissime. Première édition de la traduction française par Denis Duval de l'Onéirocritie du médecin arabe Achmet (IXe siècle). Elle fut donnée pour la première fois en latin à Francfort en 1577. Brunet, I, 354. - Caillet, I, n° 153. - Graesse, I, 167. Page de titre manquante et remplacée par une page manuscrite. Exemplaire rogné court dans sa marge supérieure. Tampon de bibliophilie "Collection Munaret" sur la page de titre manuscrite. Ex-dono sur le premier contre-plat. Livres Une tache rouge en tête du second plat, salissures sur la reliure, petits manques de papier angulaires (sans atteinte au texte) sur les 4 derniers feuillets, habiles restaurations angulaires de papier sur sur les 4 premiers feuillets en début d'ouvrage et sur une cinquantaine de feuillets en fin d’ouvrage, petites rousseurs, sinon bel et rare exemplaire. Reliure postérieure (XVII° siècle) en plein vélin, dos à 5 nerfs, pièce de titre en veau bordeaux, tranches rouges.

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         Les Images des Dieux des Anciens, Contenans les Idoles, Coustumes, Ceremonies & Autres Choses Appartenans a la Religion des Payens. Recuillies premierement & exposees en italien par le seigneur Vincent Cartari de Rhege, & maintenant traduites en francois & augmentees par Antoine Du Verdier, seigneur de Vauprivas, conseiller du Roy, controlleur general de ses finances en la charge & generalite de Lyon. Avec deux Tables, l'une des lieux & matieres plus notables, & l'autre des pourtraicts contenus en ce livre

      Lyon: Etienne Michel/Barthelmy Honorat (Guichard Jullieron, printers) 1581 - First edition thus. Good- condition. Text in French/Francais. Contemporary limp parchment binding; full page woodcut of Verdier plus 88 woodcuts in text (130 x 96 mm). Parchment is somewhat brittle with some cracking; darkened with age; few old stains; 5.5 x 5.5 cm chip in binding at upper spine; 2.5 cm round paper label on front cover; fore cover ties lacking; tightly bound; small stamp and some pencil notes on front pastedown; lacking title page and 3 following leaves (facsimiles laid in); small stamp at top fore corner of Verdier portrait page; curling at fore edges of first 20 leaves; some damp stain at gutter of most pages - faint on most, heavier on some; otherwise clean interior; worm damage in margins at top fore corner of 20 terminal leaves and approx 30 other leaves; 6 terminal leaves (Table) lacking (facsimiles laid in). This book was printed by Jullieron for E.Michel and for B. Honorat (who also published jointly) differing only in the title page devices, so lacking title page it can't be stated for which this copy was published. 21.5 x 16.5 cm. Fol: alpha^4 (lacking), beta^4, A-Z^4, Aa-Zz^4, Aaa-Zzz^4, Aaaa-Pppp^4, Qqqq^2 (lacking Pppp 1-4 and Qqqq 1-2). 637 pp. See, OCLC #867003419. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         I. CORRECTORIVM ALCHYMIAE RICHARDI ANGLICI. Das ist Reformierte Alchimy / oder [Alchimeibesserung / vnd Straffung der Alchimistischen Mißpräuch: vom Alten vnd längst=berümten Medico / Richardo aus Engellandt beschriben. II. RAINMVNDI LVLLI APERTO-rium & Accuratio Vegetabilium. Von eröffnung vñ entdeckung wach=sender Sachen / vñ des Philosophischen steyns / des Wolbekannten Philosophen vnd Eremts ten Rainmundt Lulli Tractat. III. Des Königs Gebers auß Hispanien Secretu dessen sich die Venetianer hoch austhun. Alles nun erstmals zu dienst vnd nutz allen Rey=ner vnd Geheymnußreicher Artznei vbenden vñ beliebenden inn Truck gefärtigt]. [Erste dtsch. Ausg.].

      [Zu Straßburg, bei Bernhard Jobin], [1581]. - 151 Bll. (= 302 S.; nur rechts paginiert), 1 w. Bl., Kl.-8°, Neues marmoriertes Halbleinen VD 16 R 2158; Ferguson II,270; Duveen: "Very rare"; Rosenthal 730 u. 731 (davon eins unvollständig); Brüning 0534: "Vermutlich die erste deutsche Ausgabe [.] Alle drei Werke sind Zuschreibungen, keine Originalwerke." Die zweite, digitalisierte Aufl. von 1596 besitzt ein anderes Druckbild. - Enthält fünf alchemistische Traktate: (1) Richardi Anglici [.] Reformierte Alchymy / oder Alchimeibesserung [.]. (Bl.1-30); (2) Eyn kurtze betrachtung von dem Lapide Philosophorum [.]. (Bl.31-80); (3) Des Sinnerleuchten Berümten Philosophi Rainmundi Lulli [.] Von kurtzer Eröffnung und Entdeckung der Wachssenden Sachen (Bl.81-86); (4) Verständliche Außzeychnuß auß den Büchern des Hocherleuchten [.] Rainmundi Lulli (Bl.86-129). / Rainmundi Lulli vor nie ersehener Tractat / vom Philosophischen Steyn (Bl.129-137); (5) Des Königes Gebers auß Hispanien Buch der Heyligkeyt [.]. (Bl.137-151). - Ohne die ersten 8 nn. Bll. (Haupt-Titel u. Vorrede von Joh. Fischart. Titel in Kopie beiliegend); erstes Bl. mit gelöschten Namen (Schabspur); tlw. etwas fleckig; mehrere Unterstreichungen mit Rot u. vereinzelt Marginalien; tlw. zu knapp beschnitten mit Verlust von Buchstabenteilen bei den gedruckten Randbemerkungen; auf den letzten zwei weißen Seiten Anmerkungen von alter Hand, sonst ein gutes Expl. - Sehr selten.

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         Actas Notariales. (Register of land transactions). Manuscript on paper in brown ink in a neat secretarial hand.

      [Los Reyes = Lima] Various signatures & dates, beginning 27 May 1581. - 2 pages of text, recto & verso, folio. Purchase of 2 fanegadas of land in Villa de Yca (Yca in southern Peru founded in 1563) by Diego Dávila for 100 pesos; the plot is bordered by lands owned by Juan de Herrera Calderón, additional lands belonging to the unnamed vendor; the transaction was registered by a scribe on 27 May 1581. Bond issued by Pedro de Segura on 8 July 1584 in the name of Diego de Davila for the 147 1/2 pesos that he owes for the purchase of 2 fanegadas of land referred to above. Bill/account of sale issued by Francisco Luis de Santa Cruz to Alonso Martin for payment of 100 pesos for 2 fanegadas of land in the Villa de Yca (Ica in southern Peru). Issued before Bartolomé Sánchez, scribe, on 13 June 1592. Deed of sale for 3 almudes of arable land in Garganto, Villa de Yca (Ica in southern Peru) sold by Catalina Sánchez, widow of Cristóbal Martinez Lacena, to Jusepe de Soto for 150 pesos; the land in question belonged to Gerónimo Ramón, brother of Catalina Sánchez and is bordered by the river, the high road and by land already owned by Jusepe de Soto. Dated 10 October 1593 before Cristóbal Caravajo, scribe. An additional note in the register states that Jusepe de Soto is to pay 50 pesos to S.M. by the end of August 1594 and that, at the request of the viceroy, Francisco Tufino is to measure and define borders for the lands previously mentioned. Each fanegada of arable land is to be measured 288 yard-sticks (varas) long and 144 yard-sticks (varas) wide, these being the dimensions used in Los Reyes (Lima).

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         De DIE. NATALI liber ad. Q. Caerellium. [Du Jour natal].

      Venise, Apud Aldum, 1581. - Petit in-8 de (8) ff. dont le titre avec le portrait en médaillon d'Alde Manuce, 84 pp., 40 ff.(notes et index), 2 ff. blc. Basane brune marbrée du XVIII ème siècle, filet doré d'encadrement, dos à nerfs orné. Petit accident à une coiffe et un mors. L’édition princeps parut à Bologne, en 1497. Alde donna une première édition de ce texte en 1528, puis celle-ci par Alde le Jeune et annotée par ses soins. Censorinus, grammairien et philosophe du IIIe siècle, florissait à Rome sous les règnes d’Alexandre Sévère, de Maximien et de Gordien. Ce fut vers l’an 991 de la fondation de Rome, ou 238 de l’ère chrétienne, sous le consulat d’Ulpius et de Pontianus, ainsi qu’il nous l’apprend lui-même (ch. XXI), que Censorinus écrivit ce petit, mais curieux ouvrage, qu’il intitula de Die natali, moins sans doute à cause des matières qu’il y traitait, que parce qu’il l’avait composé à l’occasion de l’anniversaire de la naissance de Quintus Cerellius, Aussi bien notre auteur y parle-t-il non seulement de l’histoire naturelle de l’homme, mais encore de la musique, des rites religieux, de l’astronomie, de la chronologie, des années, des mois et des jours chez les Romains et les diverses nations. Quoi qu’il en soit, ce petit livre a été de la plus grande utilité aux chronologistes, pour déterminer les principales époques des événements anciens. Brunet I, 1731

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         La Nowelle Natura breuium du Iudge tresreuerende Monsieur Anthonie Fizherbert dernierement renue & corrige per laucteur [bound with] Thomas Littleton, Les Tenures du monsieur Littleton, ouesque certein cases addes [etc.]. S.T.C. 10962 and 15746

      In aedibus Richardi Tottelli [imprints vary] 1581 & 1583, London - Contemporary calf, rubbed, remains of clasps, partly interleaved and the Littleton printed in larger format, extensively glossed; the Taussig copy Two works central to early English law, each of the highest authority, here bound together and glossed (the Littleton's paper format so designed) with the signatures of Thomas and Robert Thornton, conjecturally father and son Lincoln's Inn barristers

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         Eirenarcha: or of The Office of the Iustices of Peace, in two Bookes: Gathered 1579 and now reuised, and firste published, in the 14 yeare of the peaceable reigne of our gratious Queene Elizabeth. S.T.C. 15163; Beale T387

      First edition of the work for which Lambard is best remembered, his seminal work on justices of the peace "which must be placed at the head of that long list of books . . . which stretch from the seventeenth to the twentieth century". Contemporary unlettered vellum, well rubbed and worn, remains of ties, yet exceptionally clean with generous (?large paper) margins; the Taussig copy. Imprinted by Ra: Newbery, and H. Bynnemann [etc.], London, 1581.

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         La Nowelle Natura breuium du Iudge tresreuerende Monsieur Anthonie Fizherbert dernierement renue & corrige per laucteur [bound with] Thomas Littleton, Les Tenures du monsieur Littleton, ouesque certein cases addes [etc.]. S.T.C. 10962 and 15746

      Two works central to early English law, each of the highest authority, here bound together and glossed (the Littleton's paper format so designed) with the signatures of Thomas and Robert Thornton, conjecturally father and son Lincoln's Inn barristers. Contemporary calf, rubbed, remains of clasps, partly interleaved and the Littleton printed in larger format, extensively glossed; the Taussig copy. In aedibus Richardi Tottelli [imprints vary], London, 1581 & 1583.

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         Descrittione di tutti i Paesi Bassi, altrimenti detti Germania Inferiore. Antwerpen: Plantijn, 1581.

      - Folio, geb. in half perkament, (20)+558+(18) p., ill. De band is modern, met gebruikmaking van oud, beschreven, perkament. Het werk telt 68 platen en prenten in plaats van de gebruikelijke 55. Op de Franse titel in oud handschrift: "Del conti Inpolito Mario Vossi de St. Secondo et suoi credi" (?). Lit: Voet 1277, Boele van Hensbroek VI; Tiele 422; Touwaide 1973, 35-60; Touwaide 1974, 5; Guicciardini Illustratos (2001) nr 5. R0462. Eerste uitgave van het werk van Guicciardini door Plantijn. Na de drie (eigenlijk twee) uitgaven van Silvius uit 1567 (en de titeluitgave uit 1568) verscheen in 1580 een in Basel gedrukte editie in het Duits, maar veel belangrijker was de editie uit 1581 van Plantijn. Fontaine Verwey zegt over dit boek: "reeds bij de eerste oogopslag blijkt dat het een geheel ander boek geworden is. Plantin’s typografie is uitgesproken superieur aan die van Silvius: de lay-out, het zetwerk, de illustraties, alles is even voortreffelijk en getuigt van vakbekwaamheid, zorgvuldigheid en goede smaak. Ook valt het op dat in de vijftien jaar sinds de eerste druk verscheen de typografische stijl veranderd was: de houtsnede werd vervangen door de kopergravure, de sobere versieringen en de "drukkersbloemen" door weelderige composities met mythologische, zinnebeeldige en emblematische figuren - kortom de Barok had de Renaissance verdrongen! Dank zij de ijver van de auteur is de inhoud belangrijk uitgebreid, al berust de mededeling op de titel dat de tekst met de helft vermeerderd is, op beminnelijke grootspraak. De illustratie echter is meer dan verdrievoudigd: in plaats van de zeventien in de eerste druk zijn er nu 55 kaarten, plattegronden en afbeeldingen, alle van uitstekende kwaliteit." In ons exemplaar is de soms ontbrekende titelprent (Belgia met haar attributen, gegraveerd door A. de Bruyn naar Crispijn van den Broeck) aanwezig. Na de titel zijn het wapen en het portret van Philips II ingeplakt, omdat Plantijn tot het laatste moment niet wist wie bij verschijning van het boek de landsheer zou zijn! Behalve de 55 gravures die in het boek behoren te zijn opgenomen - beschreven door Voet en Boele van Hensbroek - heeft ons exemplaar 13 extra plattegronden: Tienen, Doornik, St. Omer, Kamerijk, Landreci, Avesnes, Cimai, Mariebourg, Philippeville, Beaumont, Charlemont en Walcourt. Hierdoor zijn o.a. de vier blanco bladzijden in het boek waarop Plantijn meedeelde dat hij door oorlogsomstandigheden geen kaarten van Doornik en Kamerijk kon opnemen, gevuld. De in het boek behorende plattegrond van Maastricht en de kaart van Gelderland en Zutphen zijn over een andere kaart geplakt: kennelijk verbeteringen aangebracht door Plantijn tijdens het drukken. Van de boekdruktitel van deze editie bestaan twee varianten (vgl. Guicciardini Illustratos 5). Dit exemplaar heeft variant B.

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         Eirenarcha: or of The Office of the Iustices of Peace, in two Bookes: Gathered 1579 and now reuised, and firste published, in the 14 yeare of the peaceable reigne of our gratious Queene Elizabeth. S.T.C. 15163; Beale T387

      London: Imprinted by Ra: Newbery, and H. Bynnemann [etc.], 1581. Contemporary unlettered vellum, well rubbed and worn, remains of ties, yet exceptionally clean with generous (?large paper) margins; the Taussig copy First edition of the work for which Lambard is best remembered, his seminal work on justices of the peace "which must be placed at the head of that long list of books . . . which stretch from the seventeenth to the twentieth century

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         Innocentii Quarti Pont. Max. In Quinque Libros Decretalium, necnon in Decretales per eundem Innocentium editas, quae modo in sexto earundem volumine sunt insertae, & in huius operis Elencho, ut cunctis pateant adnotatae. Commentaria doctissima, cum Pauli Roselli, adnotationibus, et loco indicis, Baldi Margarita. Nunc vero diligentiori quam antea studio recognita, ab innumerisque erroribus, ex omnibus, quae inveniri statuere, voluminibus hactenus excussis integritati suae restituta.

      Apud Haeredes Nicolai Beuilaque, Augustae Taurinorum 1581 - In-folio (415x270mm), cc. (21), 236, (40), legatura coeva p. pergamena (rimontata) con titolo manoscritto in antico su dorso a 4 nervi. Altro titolo manoscritto al taglio di piede. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con impresa tipografica con toro scalciante che esce da una nuvola entro cornice architettonica con allegoria della Giustizia, putti, festoni, grottesche e motto Mi coelestis origo. Testo su due colonne, fregi tipografici incisi su legno, ampio indice preliminare. Restauri al frontespizio e al dorso, sparsi aloni e lavori di tarlo, alcune bruniture, mancanze marginali e fori ad alcune cc. In buono stato complessivo. Edizione torinese cinquecentesca delle decretali di papa Innocenzo IV, al secolo Sinibaldo Fieschi dei conti di Lavagna. Innocenzo IV fu uno dei più insigni papi giuristi del Medioevo centrale. Al momento della sua elezione, Sinibaldo stava componendo il suo capolavoro, il commento alle decretali di Gregorio IX, l'Apparatus in quinque libros decretalium, un'opera difficile, persino per i contemporanei. La sua legislazione pontificia comprende tre collezioni di decretali. Le due prime avrebbero dovuto essere aggiunte al Liber extra, ma il papa preferì inviare allo Studium di Bologna un elenco definitivo e separato delle sue decretali ufficiali, che furono chiamate Novellae e conobbero una diffusione indipendente. La maggior parte fu incorporata in seguito nel cosiddetto Liber sextus (1298). Con la costituzione Ad extirpandam (1252), I. IV considerò legittimo l'uso della tortura nei processi dell'Inquisizione contro gli eretici. Per I.nnocenzo IV la formazione canonistica è un tutt'uno con il suo governo. Sinibaldo e Innocenzo IV non possono essere disgiunti, dal momento che il giurista e il papa scrivono e agiscono secondo schemi analoghi. Il papa doveva assumere un ruolo di coordinamento generale, di istanza suprema - e dunque anche giudiziaria - della società cristiana. Sinibaldo è canonista e per questo il papa è il giudice e legislatore supremo che ha ricevuto da Dio l'incarico di spiegare e armonizzare il mondo, un mondo che egli identifica, sulla scia di Innocenzo III e dei papi del periodo gregoriano, con una Cristianità potenzialmente illimitata. È una visione di Papato che si fonda sul concetto che il mondo ha bisogno di un regimen unius personae. (Agostino Paravicini Bagliani in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, vol. 62, 2004). Bersano Begey, I, n. 323. Adams, I-133. EDIT16 CNCE 33741. Manca a STC Italian. Latino

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         Istorie di Matteo Villani cittadino fiorentino che continua quelle di Giovanni suo fratello. Con l'aggiunta di Filippo Suo figliuolo, che arrivano fino all'anno 1364. Nuovamente ricorrette, e ristampate. Et con due tavole, l'una de' capitoli, & l'altra delle cose notabili. Legato assieme: Della historia di Matteo Villani cittadino fiorentino. Li tre ultimi libri, che son' il resto dell'Istoria scritta da lui, che nelli stampati fino ad hora mancano. Con un'aggiunta di Filippo Villani suo figliuolo, ch0arriva fino all'anno 1364. Nuovamente posta in luce. Con due tavole una de' capitoli, e l'altra delle cose più notabili

      Nella Stamperia de' Giunti, 1581. - 1596. 2 volumi in uno, in 4°, rilegatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, p. (32), 560, (44); (16), 190 (errore di numerazione, in realtà 194 cfr ICCU), (14). Marca tipografica ai frontespizi e ai colophon, iniziali animate, qualche brunitura. Gamba 1029: "nel frontespizio si premette anche l'aggiunta di Filippo... che poi manca ", aggiunta invece presente nel nostro raro esemplare

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         DE AUTORIBUS INTERPRETANDIS, SIVE DE EXERCITATIONE

      Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1581. FIRST EDITION. This is a short treatise on the art of poetry by Spanish philologist and humanist Francisco Sanchez De Las Brozas (1523-1600), a professor of Greek and rhetoric at the University of Salamanca. Voet, noting that the work was printed at a time when the Netherlands--where Plantin had his press--was in revolt against Spain, suggests that it may have been commissioned for the Spanish market by Plantin's former employee Joannes Pulmannus, who was establishing himself as a bookseller in Salamanca. Plantin printed a short Greek grammar by Sanchez the same year, and a Latin grammar in 1582. Christopher Plantin (1520-89) set up shop in Antwerp as a bookbinder in 1549, but he turned to printing in 1555 and soon rose to the top of his trade, both as a printer and type designer. He produced, among a great many things, the celebrated Antwerp Polyglot Bible of 1569-72 and a steady stream of emblem books. In 1575, he employed nearly 150 workers, who helped to keep more than 20 presses going, and for a time, he established premises in Paris and Leyden. This is not a widely held work: OCLC finds just four in North American libraries (Huntington, University of Illinois, University of Pennsylvania, Boston Athenaeum). ABPC and Rare Book Hub locate no copies at auction in the past 40 years.. 168 x 100 mm. (6 1/2 x 4"). 28 pp., [2] leaves (final blank). FIRST EDITION. Late 19th century tan calf, covers with blind-ruled frame, flat spine with vertical titling. Voet 2176. Joints and extremities lightly rubbed, a few small, dark spots to boards, leaves a shade less than bright, other minor imperfections internally, but certainly a very good copy, the binding scarcely worn, and the text clean and fresh. This is a short treatise on the art of poetry by Spanish philologist and humanist Francisco Sanchez De Las Brozas (1523-1600), a professor of Greek and rhetoric at the University of Salamanca. Voet, noting that the work was printed at a time when the Netherlands--where Plantin had his press--was in revolt against Spain, suggests that it may have been commissioned for the Spanish market by Plantin's former employee Joannes Pulmannus, who was establishing himself as a bookseller in Salamanca. Plantin printed a short Greek grammar by Sanchez the same year, and a Latin grammar in 1582. Christopher Plantin (1520-89) set up shop in Antwerp as a bookbinder in 1549, but he turned to printing in 1555 and soon rose to the top of his trade, both as a printer and type designer. He produced, among a great many things, the celebrated Antwerp Polyglot Bible of 1569-72 and a steady stream of emblem books. In 1575, he employed nearly 150 workers, who helped to keep more than 20 presses going, and for a time, he established premises in Paris and Leyden. This is not a widely held work: OCLC finds just four in North American libraries (Huntington, University of Illinois, University of Pennsylvania, Boston Athenaeum). ABPC and Rare Book Hub locate no copies at auction in the past 40 years.

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         Istorie di Matteo Villani cittadino fiorentino che continua quelle di Giovanni suo fratello. Con l'aggiunta di Filippo Suo figliuolo, che arrivano fino all'anno 1364. Nuovamente ricorrette, e ristampate. Et con due tavole, l'una de' capitoli, & l'altra delle cose notabili. Legato assieme: Della historia di Matteo Villani cittadino fiorentino. Li tre ultimi libri, che son' il resto dell'Istoria scritta da lui, che nelli stampati fino ad hora mancano. Con un'aggiunta di Filippo Villani suo figliuolo, ch0arriva fino all'anno 1364. Nuovamente posta in luce. Con due tavole una de' capitoli, e l'altra delle cose più notabili

      Nella Stamperia de' Giunti, In Firenze 1581 - - 1596. 2 volumi in uno, in 4°, rilegatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, p. (32), 560, (44); (16), 190 (errore di numerazione, in realtà 194 cfr ICCU), (14). Marca tipografica ai frontespizi e ai colophon, iniziali animate, qualche brunitura. Gamba 1029: "nel frontespizio si premette anche l'aggiunta di Filippo. che poi manca ", aggiunta invece presente nel nostro raro esemplare Molto buono [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         I Quattro Libri di Architettura (The Four Books of Architecture)

      Venice: Bartholomeo Carampello, 1581. Rare second edition after the first of 1570, "the most studied of the architectural treatises of the Renaissance" (Millard). Folio, bound in full morocco, gilt tooling of Renaissance-style panel design, spine ends. General and divisional titles within woodcut historiated architectural border; profusion of woodcut illustrations, mostly full-page. 67, [1]; 78, [2]; 46, [2]; 133, [1] (of [3]) pages, including blank 2K4. Four parts in one volume. In excellent condition with light rubbing and wear, some leaves toned. A very nice example. First published in Italian in 1570, Palladio's treatise popularized classical decorative details, becoming what is probably the most influential architectural book ever printed. Incorporating many of his own designs to illustrate the principles of classical Roman architecture, Palladio strongly influenced 18th-century architecture in the British Isles, Italy and America. While Palladio's work was the most common architectural book owned by designers and builders, it was difficult to obtain in America. Thomas Jefferson commented in 1804 that "there never was a Palladio here [in Washington] even in private hands till I brought one... the chance of getting one in America is slender.

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         La geneologia de gli Dei de Gentili. Con la spositione de sensi allegorici delle favole, et con la dichiaratione dell'historie appartenenti a detta materia. Tradotta per M. Gioseppe Betussi da Bassano.In Venetia, appresso Fabio et Agostino Zoppini, 1581.

      In Venetia, appresso Fabio et Agostino Zoppini 1581 - Cm. 21,5, cc. (8) 263 + 1 c.b. Bella vignetta al frontespizio e numerosi bei capilettera xilografici. Legatura coeva in piena perg. molle con titoli ms. al dorso e tracce di legacci in pelle. Minimi segni del tempo alla legatura, strappetto di qualche cm. al margine esterno del frontespizio (con rinforzo al verso della pagina, senza alcuna mancanza), macchietta al frontespizio e lievi aloni sparsi, più evidenti alle cc. iniziali e finali. Esemplare un po' vissuto, ma genuino e nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Quest'opera (tit. orig.: Genealogie deorum gentilium) fu corretta e rivisitata da Boccaccio fino al 1374, anno in cui morì. Scritta in latino, fu pensata come una raccolta enciclopedica in cui sono interpretati allegoricamente molti miti delle divinità pagane. L'Autore cercò di riordinare gli intrecci genealogici tra le divinità del classico pantheon dell'antica Grecia e di Roma. Bella edizione veneziana di questa celebre traduzione cinquecentesca curata dal bassanese Giuseppe Betussi. Cfr. Iccu;Brunet, I, 986; e Graesse, I, 446. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         I Quattro Libri di Architettura (The Four Books of Architecture).

      Bartholomeo Carampello, Venice 1581 - Rare second edition after the first of 1570, "the most studied of the architectural treatises of the Renaissance" (Millard). Folio, bound in full morocco, gilt tooling of Renaissance-style panel design, spine ends. General and divisional titles within woodcut historiated architectural border; profusion of woodcut illustrations, mostly full-page. 67, [1]; 78, [2]; 46, [2]; 133, [1] (of [3]) pages, including blank 2K4. Four parts in one volume. In excellent condition with light rubbing and wear, some leaves toned. A very nice example. First published in Italian in 1570, Palladio's treatise popularized classical decorative details, becoming what is probably the most influential architectural book ever printed. Incorporating many of his own designs to illustrate the principles of classical Roman architecture, Palladio strongly influenced 18th-century architecture in the British Isles, Italy and America. While Palladio's work was the most common architectural book owned by designers and builders, it was difficult to obtain in America. Thomas Jefferson commented in 1804 that "there never was a Palladio here [in Washington] even in private hands till I brought one. the chance of getting one in America is slender." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         LE SECOND TOME DES HISTOIRES TRAGIQUES, EXTRAITES, QUAND AU SUJET DE L'ITALIEN DE BANDEL, MAIS LE RESTE DE L'INVENTION DE L'AUTEUR

      Paris: Chez Gabriel Buon(1581). 459 pages; François de Belleforest was a prolific French author, poet and translator of the Renaissance. He was born in Comminges, into a poor family, and his father (a soldier) was killed when he was seven. He spent some time in the court of Marguerite of Navarre, traveled to Toulouse and Bordeaux (where he met George Buchanan) , and then to Paris where he came into contact with members of the young literary generation, including Pierre de Ronsard, Jean Antoine de Baif, Jean Dorat, Remy Belleau, Antoine Du Verdier and Odet de Turnebe. In 1568 he became historiographer to the king. He died in Paris. Belleforest wrote on cosmography, morals, literature and history, and he translated the works of Matteo Bandello, Boccaccio, Antonio de Guevara, Lodovico Guicciardini, Polydore Vergil, Saint Cyprian, Sebastian Munster, Achilles Tatius, Cicero and Demosthenes into French. He is also the author of the first French pastoral novel, "La Pyrenee" (or "La Pastorale amoureuse") (1571) modeled on the "Diana" of Jorge de Montemayor. His "Grandes Annales" are a polemic tract against Francois Hotman. His total output comprises more than 50 volumes. His most successful work was most likely his translation and adaptation of the "histoires tragiques" by the Italian Matteo Bandello, which built on the work of Pierre Boaistuau and eventually amounted to seven volumes (1564-1582). One of these tales might be the source for Shakespeare's "Hamlet". One of these tales might be the source for Shakespeare's "Hamlet". One of these tales might be the source for Shakespeare's "Hamlet". Agination: 459 pagesWidth: 3.5" Height: 4.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full vellum, with the title and volume number handwritten on the spine. The book shows external wear, with loss of material at the head of the spine. "Paris 1581/2" is written in the top margin of the front cover. The binding is sound. The title page displays loss at the upper outside corner, partially affecting the title. A closed tear appears at the fore edge of the title page. Lacking most of back free blank. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing and faint marginal moisture markings. This work is illustrated with a printer's device on the title page, head- and tailpieces, as well as ornamental initials. Covers punctured for closing ties, now lacking. This is volume II and the only one of this title [series? ], Located on Wordcat which shows 8 copies. ; 0, Good with no dust jacket

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         Architectura, oder Bauung der Antiquen auss dem Vitruuius, woellches sein funff Collummen orden, daer auss mann alle Landts gebreuch vonn Bauuen zu accommodieren

      Antwerp, Gérard de Jode, 1581. Four "column books", a type of pattern book intended for the man of practice - building masters, stonemasons, sculptors, cabinet makers, stained glass artists, painters of architectural backgrounds, and all "ingenious lovers of architecture", reducing Vitruvius's architectural theory to a more narrow description of column orders, and showing those craftsmen interested the new foreign (Italian) fashion how to choose the right columnar elements and combine them appropriately on real buildings or in decoration. Their author, the productive and multi-talented artist Jan Vredeman de Vries, has only lately been recognised as one of the most successful disseminators in countries north of the Alps of the ideas and forms of the Italian Renaissance, as the "chief motor behind the spread of the so-called Antwerp Mannerist architecture" (Krista de Jonghe), whose "paper architecture" had an impact on a variety of media not just in Europe but also in the New World. Bound with Architectura 3e stuck. De oorden tuschana, in tvveen ghedeylt in XII. Stucken. Antwerp, Widow of Hieronymus Cock [Volcxken Diericx], 1578 Bound with Das ander Buech, Gemacht auff die zvvay Colonnen, Corinthia und Composita sampt jren podien, basen, cornicen, capitellen, architraben, phrisen und coronamenten. Antwerp, [Widow of Hieronymus Cock (Volcxken Diericx)], 1581 Bound with [Das Erst Buch, Gemacht Auff de Zvvey Colommen Dorica und Ionica, sampt iren podien, bases, cornicen, capitelen, architraben, phrisen und coronamenten]. [Antwerp, Widow of Hieronymus Cock (Volcxken Diericx), 1581]Vredeman de Vries, Jan Leeuwarden circa 1527 - 1609? Hamburg Architectura, oder Bauung der Antiquen auss dem Vitruuius, woellches sein funff Collummen orden, daer auss mann alle Landts gebreuch vonn Bauuen zu accom­modieren dienstlich fur alle Bawmaystren Maurrer, Stain­metzlen, Schreineren Bildtshneidren, und alle Liebhabernn der Architecturen ann dag gebracht. Antwerp, Gerard de Jode, 1581 folio (362 × 275 mm), (29) folios, complete, comprising an etched title-page with title transcribed above and armo­rial insignia of the dedicatee Peter Ernst Count of Mansfeld (verso blank), five un­signed and unnumbered leaves of letterpress (headed Tuschana, printed recto and verso, inserted as folio [2]; Dorica, printed recto and verso, inserted as folio [8]; Ionica, printed recto only, inserted as folio [16]; Corinthia, printed recto and verso, inserted as folio [21]; Composita, printed recto only, in­serted as folio [28]), and twenty-three num­bered etchings in their only state (platemarks circa 345 × 255 mm), unsigned, but by Joannes and Lucas van Doetecum: plate 1 lettered Tuscana, plate 6 Dorica, plate 13 Ionica, plate 17 Corinthia, plate 23 Composita, letters (keyed to the relevant text), scale divi­sion lines, and numerals. Bound with Architectura 3e stuck. De oorden tuschana, in tvveen ghe­deylt in xii . Stuc­ken, bequaem en nutteliick voor alle ingenieuse bouvvers, als metsers, steen­houvvers ende andere liefhebbers der antiquer Architecturen. Gheinventeert ende ghemaect naer de leeringhe Vitruuij. Antwerp, Widow of Hieronymus Cock [Volcxken Diericx], 1578 contents (13) folios, complete, comprising a leaf of letterpress with title transcribed above (recto) and address to the reader subscribed by the author (verso), and twelve numbered etchings in only state (platemarks circa 236 × 296 mm), unsigned, but by Joannes and Lucas van Doetecum: plate 1 lettered Tuschana | 1 | Aux quatre vents, the other plates lettered Tuschana with appropriate numeral. Bound with Das ander Buech, Gemacht auff die zvvay Colonnen, Corinthia und Compo­sita sampt jren podien, basen, cornicen, capitellen, architraben, phrisen und coronamenten: Iede inn vier manieren ghezieret und getailet, zu mehrer zierd und schoene. Gezogen auß den berumpten Architecten Vitruuio, Sampt noch anderen zierden dar zu dienlich, den Malern, Bildhavvern, Stainmet­zen, Schreinren, Glaesern, und sunst allen Liebhabren zu gutem. Antwerp, [Widow of Hieronymus Cock (Volcxken Diericx)], 1581 contents (23) folios, complete, comprising a leaf of letterpress with title transcribed above (recto) and address to the reader subscribed by the author (verso), and twenty-two numbered etchings in only state (platemarks circa 300 × 235 mm), unsigned, but by Joannes and Lucas van Doetecum: most plates lettered Composita and/or Corinthia next to the appropriate design, plate 1 lettered additionally Vriese Inventor H. Cock Excudebat 1565, plate 13 lettered Vriese Invent, plate 15 Cock Excu, plate 16 Vriese Inventor 1565, and plate 22 Cock Excu. Bound with [Das Erst Buch, Gemacht Auff de Zvvey Colommen Dorica und Ionica, sampt iren podien, bases, cornicen, capitelen, architraben, phrisen und coro­namenten, eyn jede inn drey manieren gezieret und getailet, zu mehrer zierd und schone, Gezogen auss dem berumpten Architecten Vitruuio, Sampt noch anderen zierden dazu dienlich, den Malern, Bildhavvern, Stainmetzern, Schreinern, Glazmaler, und sunst allen liebhabern den selben zu guten]. [Antwerp, Widow of Hieronymus Cock (Volcxken Diericx), 1581] contents (18) folios, complete (this issue without the above title, which was printed for the 1565 edition only), comprising eighteen etchings numbed a-i, k-s in first of two states (platemarks circa 234 × 300 mm), unsigned, but by Joannes and Lucas van Doetecum: most plates lettered Ionica and/or Dorica next to the appropriate design, plate d lettered additionally Vriese Inv Cock Excud 1565, plate k Hout Die Cock in Eeren, plate q Vriese Inventor Cock Excudebat. provenance Earls of Macclesfield, Shirburn Castle, embossed stamp on three leaves, exlibris on paste down South Library dated 1860 and inscribed with shelfmark 114 G 18 -- Sotheby's, 'The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part Ten: Applied arts and science', London, 30 October 2007, lot 3837. Fore-edge margin of Architectura, oder Bauung der Antiquen repaired at an early date, two paper flaws in plate 9 (a round 5 mm hole in blank area; a 10 mm tear in design), but otherwise a very good copy; the three other works in fine state of preservation. binding contemporary calf; covers decorated to panel design, a gilt roll-tooled border framing a lozenge formed of multiple blind rules and blocked centrepieces; blue paper pasted over covers in the seventeenth-century, and vellum backstrip lettered Fredeman Fr[ie]se Architectura added. [img-2394-left-large_default] Fig. 1 Das ander Buech (folio 19). Platemark 305 × 238 mm [img-2397-left-large_default] Fig. 2 Das Erst Buch (folio o). Platemark 240 × 304 mm Four 'column books', a type of pattern book intended for the man of practice - building masters, stonemasons, sculptors, cabinet makers, stained glass artists, painters of architectural backgrounds, and all 'ingenious lovers of architecture', reducing Vitruvius's architectural theory to a more narrow description of column orders, and showing those craftsmen interested the new foreign (Italian) fashion how to choose the right columnar elements and combine them appropriately on real buildings or in decoration. Their author, the productive and multi-talented artist Jan Vredeman de Vries, has only lately been recognised as one of the most successful disseminators in countries north of the Alps of the ideas and forms of the Italian Renaissance, as the 'chief motor behind the spread of the so-called Antwerp Mannerist architecture', 1 whose 'paper architecture' had an impact on a variety of media not just in Europe but also in the 'New World'. Jan Vredeman apprenticed at first to become a joiner, then as a painter and glass painter in Leeuwarden, before joining the workshop run by the Municipal Painter of Kampen in 1546-1547. In 1549 he took part in creating ephemeral architecture for the entry into Antwerp of the Emperor Charles v and his son, later King Philip ii of Spain. Soon after­ward he is said to have become familiar with the works of Serlio and Vitruvius in the translations published by Pieter i Coecke van Aelst. Vredeman himself never set foot on Italian soil; he obtained most of his knowledge of the new formal language from books and engravings, and used the same medium to present his own contribution. Vredeman began his career as a designer of prints with the Antwerp publisher Gerard de Jode, who brought out two series of his designs for strapwork cartouches in 1555. In the following years, Vredeman designed more series of cartouches, several series of architec­tural perspective views (useful especially in intarsia work), and examples of fountains, vases and tombs, most of which were etched by the brothers Joannes and Lucas Van Doetecum, and published at Antwerp by Hieronymus Cock. He continued meanwhile his collaboration with De Jode, who published his designs of grotesques, terms, and well-heads, among other works. By the mid-1560s, Vredeman's reputation had grown to the point where he - no longer his publisher - was subscribing the dedication and introducing the designs. [img-2396-left-large_default] Fig. 3 Architectura, oder Bauung der Antiquen (folio 21). Platemark 345 × 260 mm The first publications to be brought out under Vredeman's own control were two works exploring the decorative possibilities of the orders of columns: Dorica-Ionica ('Das erst Buch'), structured as three sequences of six plates each, published by Hieronymus Cock in 1565; 2 and Corinthia-Composita ('Das ander Buech'), four unequal sequences of plates, published by Cock later the same year. 3 The plates in these works - both are present in our volume (see Figs. 1 and 2) - show sin­gle architectural details, such as pedestals and capitals with entablature or gable tops; designs for entire columns are not offered, and measurement scales are not always present. It seems Vredeman did not intend his designs to be slavishly copied; he preferred that the reader be stimulated by them into devising his own designs, accommodated to a specific task, and local building practice. [img-2395-left-large_default] Fig. 4 Architectura 3e stuck. De oorden tuschana (folio 9). Platemark 237 × 298 mm The programme thus instituted in 1565 was completed in 1578 with publication by Cock's widow of a third work Tuschana - also present in our volume (Fig. 4) - showing details of bases, columns, entablatures and façades according to the Tuscan order, which Vredeman considered particularly suited to fortifications. Although the 'erst Buch' was reprinted by Cock and his widow in various editions, including one as late as 1601; and the 'ander Buech' appeared in four editions by Cock and his widow, from 1565 until 1581; the plates comprising Tuschana appeared in just this edition. 4 The work bound first in our volume, 'The architecture of building in Antiquity according to Vitruvius', is the only one of the author's publications to feature explanatory text (Fig. 3). 5 Despite its ambitious title, the Architectura is another 'column book', organised in five chapters (one for each of the five orders), each chapter containing etchings and a letterpress text commenting on the etchings. The first plate of each chapter presents the column order itself in five different alternatives of decoration (in the proportions and in the secondary decoration); the other plates are examples of the application of the order, mostly building façades shown frontally, and deal with the problem of how to apply this knowledge on real buildings. The façades are accompanied by a small ground plan which occasionally depicts the space behind the screen of the façade and thus conveys information about the function of the building. The traditional symbolism of the column orders expressed by Vitruvius, Serlio, and Coecke van Aelst, is abandoned by Vredeman, who proposes instead that the choice of order be deter­mined by the degree of prestige the architect wishes to give to the building. The first edition of the Architectura was published in 1577 by Gerard de Jode with German text and reprinted later the same year with French text; another edition in German and a first edition in Dutch appeared in 1581. Apart from alterations to the title-print, the plates are identical in these editions (in some copies of the French edition there is an appendix and additional plate). The letterpress in the 1577 German edition is known in two variants, both set on seven leaves. 6 Although rare copies of the 1581 German edition retain the old letter­press, 7 most provide the second version of the 1577 text reprinted on five leaves. 8 The work passed through at least ten editions before the end of the seventeenth century and influ­enced other books of the same genre. 9 Like most pattern books, Vredeman's have survived mostly in imperfect copies, and very rarely are found complete and in contemporary bindings, even in libraries of an early foun­dation. As Cock and De Jode were competitors, most albums logically present either Cock's editions alone or De Jode's editions alone. Such albums are more suggestive of the marketing practices of the two publishers than the choice or taste of the original owner. An album comparable to our own, presenting the same four works (albeit in different editions), was in the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi's library. 10 Unfortunately, the individual who formed our album has left no recognizable clue to his identity. In structure and decoration, the binding may be localized no more specifically than 'Flemish, probably Antwerp', modi­fied in England during the eighteenth century (when blue paper was pasted over the leather, so that the volume harmonized with others in the Macclesfield Library shelved nearby). There are no inscriptions of ownership antedating those made by Macclesfield librarians. references Peter Fuhring, in Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700: Vredeman de Vries (Rotterdam 1997), xlvii, pp.164-178 nos. 183-200 (Das Erst Buch), pp.179-202 nos. 201-222 (Das ander Buech); Ibid., xlviii, pp.56-85 nos. 408-431 (Architectura, oder Bauung der Antiquen), pp.94-102 nos. 442-453 (Architectura 3e stuck Tuschana) 1. Krista de Jonghe, 'Vredeman de Vries as a Disseminator of Architectural Novelties' in Hans Vredeman de Vries und die Folgen, edited by Heiner Borggrefe and Vera Lüpkes (Marburg 2005), p.83. Vredeman's art was the theme of recent exhibitions and symposia where the importance of his influence on a European scale was underlined: Tussen stadspaleizen en luchtkastelen: Hans Vredeman de Vries en de Renaissance, catalogue of an exhibition held at the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, 14 September-8 December 2002, edited by Heiner Borggrefe, Thomas Fusenig and Barbara Uppenkamp (Ghent & Amsterdam 2002); Hans Vredeman de Vries und die Renaissance im Norden, catalogue of an exhbition held at Weserrenaissance-Museum Schloss Brake, Lemgo, and Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen (Munich 2002). For Vredeman's influence on building practice, see Petra Zimmermann, 'The Relation to practice in the publications of Hans Vredeman de Vries' in Hans Vredeman de Vries and the Artes Mechanicae revisited, edited by Piet Lombaerde (Turnhout 2005), pp.15-32 (especially p.22). 2. Das erst Buch was first published in 1565 with letterpress title-page and preface in either Dutch or German (Petra Zimmermann, Die Architectura von Hans Vredeman de Vries: Entwicklung der Renais­sancearchitektur in Mitteleuropa, Munich 2002, pp.137-138 figs. 59-60); this letterpress was suppres­sed in later issues. Its designs for windows and curved pediments were especially influential; see Hans Vredeman de Vries und die Renaisance im Norden, op. cit., pp.192-193 no. 16. 3. Das ander Buech was first printed in 1565 with letterpress title-page and preface in German (Zimmermann, op. cit., 2002, p.140 figs. 63-64); a reissue with the German letterpress re-set appeared in the same year, and a new edition followed in 1578. Hans Vredeman de Vries und die Renaissance im Norden, op. cit., pp.193-194 no. 18. 4. Hans Vredeman de Vries und die Renaissance im Norden, op. cit., pp.197-198 no. 21. 5. Besides Zimmermann, op. cit., 2002, see Dieter A. Nuytten, 'Theory and example in Vredeman de Vries's Architectura (1577): Intentions between a modern treatise and a practical model book' in Hans Vredeman de Vries and the Artes Mechanicae revisited, op. cit., pp.33-55, with resume of recent literature. For reproductions, see Hans Vredeman de Vries und die Renaissance im Norden, op. cit., pp.196-197 no. 20 (1577 German edition); Architectural Theory from the Renaissance to the Present, edited by Bernd Evers, Christoph Thoenes, e t al. (Cologne & London 2003), pp.500-509 (ten repro­ductions from 1577 German edition). 6. Zimmermann, op. cit., 2002, pp.82-83: 'Vergleich der deutschen Erstausgabe mit der ersten deut­schen Neuauflage (1581) und der niederländischen Ausgabe (1581)'. The German (1577) text is repro­duced by Zimmermann pp.198-207: 'Anhang i'. 7. Peter Fuhring, in Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings and Woodcuts 1450-1700: Vredeman de Vries, Partii (Rotterdam 1997), xlviii, p.57, describing an unspecified copy of the 1581 edition with text printed on six leaves (folios 2 recto and verso, 3 recto, 9 recto and verso, 17 recto, 22 recto and verso, 29 recto) and retaining the colophon of Gerard Smits dated 1577. 8. Other copies containing the same title-print (dated both 1577 and 1581) and twenty-three plates, but unknown amounts of letterpress, are described in Architectural theory and practice from Alberti to Ledoux, exhibition catalogue edited by Dora Wiebenson (Chicago & London 1983), III-A-6; Madeleine Van de Winckel, 'Hans Vredeman de Vries' in Les Traites d'Architecture de la renaissance, edited by André Chastel and Jean Guillaume (Paris 1988), pp.453-458 (eight reproduc­tions); Krista De Jonge, 'Vitruvius, Alberti and Serlio: Architectural treatises in the Low Countries, 1530-1620' in Paper Palaces: The Rise of the Renaissance architectural treatise, edited by Vaughan Hart and Peter Hicks (New Haven 1998), pp.286-288 (title-print reproduced). 9. Petra Zimmermann, 'Hans Vredeman de Vries und die Folgen in der Architekturlehre' in Hans Vredeman de Vries und die Folgen, op. cit., pp.91-100. 10. Scamozzi's album contains (bound in this order) Architectura 1577, Tuschana 1578, Das Erst Buch 1578, Das Ander Buch 1565 (lacks six plates). It was acquired by Count Leopoldo Cicognara (Cata­logo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal conte Cicognara, Pisa 1821, no. 746) and is now in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Cicognara vii 746); see Wolfgang Lipmann, 'La biblioteca scamozziana' in Vincenzo Scamozzi: 1548-1616, edited by Franco Barbieri and Guido Beltramini (Venice 2003), p.503.

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         Herodiani Histor. Libri VIII. Cum Angeli Politiani interpretatione & huius partim supplemento, partim examine Henrici Stephani... (Zosimi comitis et exadvocati fisci, Historia novae...) [with] DIO CASSIUS. Rerum Romanum a Pompeio Magno ad Alexandrum Mamaeæ, Epitome authore Ioanne Xiphilino... [with] DIO CASSIUS. Romanae Historiae Ultimi Libri Tres..

      (I) [Geneva]: Excudebat Henricus Stephanus 1581; (II) Lutetiae [Paris]: Ex officina Roberti Stephani 1551 & (III) Romae [Rome]: Ex Typographia Chracas 1724. Three works bound in one volume, 8vo, (viii), 182, (2), 79, (1); 357, (3); xxviii, 186 pp. Printers' woodcut to each title page, second work cut close to the top margin with some loss of page numbers and headline, brief old inked inscriptions to the first two title pages. Bound in 20th century half vellum over marbled boards, black morocco spine labels detailing only the first work. Herodian's history, first printed 1502, was edited by Henri Estienne using the Latin of Angelo Poliziano. It was dedicated to the English poet and courtier Sir Philip Sidney, whom Estienne had befriended some years earlier. The second publication Estienne had dedicated to Sidney, "...he was concerned lest Sidney should be dissipating his intellectual gifts in the futile life of the court, and begins his dedication with three lines adapted from an epistle of Horace warning him against throwing away the gifts Apollo gave..." (Buxton). The second part is the editio princeps of Zosimus' history, albeit only the first two books. Described by Gibbon as "a very questionable judge of merit", Zosimus wrote in Constantinople around 500 AD. The second work is also an editio princeps, of Xiphilanus' abridgement of books 61-80 of Dio Cassius' history, originally produced in the 12th century and the only source for this part of the work. It is beautifully printed by Robert Estienne (Henri's father) almost entirely in the Grec du Roi type designed for him by Garamond. Three years earlier Estienne had first published the surviving text of the rest of the work. The third work, a later printing of Cassius Dio's history, is, like the Herodian and Zosimus, printed in double column, Greek and Latin parallel. A splendid collection of three early historians. Adams (I) H388 & (II) D513.

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         Dictionarium, quanta maxima fide ac diligentia fieri potuit accuratè emendatum, multisque partibus cumulatum. Adiectae sunt Latinis dictionibus, Hebraeae, Graecae, Gallicae, Italicae, Germanicae, & Hispanicae. Accesserunt insignes loquendi modi, lectiores etymologiae, opposita, translationes, adagia ex optimi, quibusque auctoribus decerpta..

      [Compagnie des libraires de Lyon], 1581. In-folio (388x240mm), pp. 1374, solida legatura settecentesca in p. pergamena rigida con titolo manoscritto in antico al dorso. Tagli spruzzati rossi. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con impresa tipografica con leone rampante che scaccia un nugolo di api e motto entro cartiglio "De Forti Dulcedo". Testo bicolonne. Fregi tipografici in xilografia. Antica firma in parte cassata al titolo. Frontespizio rifoderato (come le ultime 4 cc.), restauro al margine interno della prima c. Fori di tarlo al margine esterno ed interno di alcune cc. Mancanze marginali minime ad alcune cc. Piccole macchie d'inchiostro, talora con limitata perdita di testo. Ottimo stato . Cinquecentina lionese (probabile prima edizione in sette lingue, in quanto l'opera era originariamente uscita solo in latino) del famosissimo Calepino. Frate Ambrogio dei conti di Caleppio, nel bergamasco, visse tra il 1440 e il 1510 e pubblicò nel 1502 a Reggio Emilia la prima edizione del suo celebre dizionario, diffusosi poi in una quantità di ristampe sempre più aggiornate e rivedute da altri linguisti. "La fonte materiale e ideale del dizionario del Calepio è data dalla Cornucopia di Nicolò Perotto e dalle Eleganze di Lorenzo Valla. Col Perotto e col Valla il Calepio condivide il proposito di porre fine al gergo delle scuole, di restaurare la latinità classica. Il dizionario intende offrirsi come guida a chi intenda risalire, oltre l'età di mezzo, alla classicità. La latinità del Calepino si estende da Plauto a Tacito, ai grammatici e, scavalcando il latino tardo e medievale, al latino umanistico, di Valla e Perotto, citati come auctores accanto ai classici. Non ci troviamo dinanzi a un lessico, nel senso moderno del termine, ma piuttosto dinanzi a una mescolanza di lessico ed enciclopedia antiquaria (e non solo): questa appare perché il dizionario include un onomastico (antroponimi, toponimi ecc.), ed anche perché in voci propriamente lessicali sono altresì frequenti le digressioni di tipo enciclopedico (per es., s.v. pingo è accennata una storia della pittura antica e quattrocentesca). L'opera ebbe traduzioni in italiano (nel 1533, a Venezia, apparve quella di Lucio Minerbi), ma soprattutto rifacimenti e adattamenti bi e plurilingui, che aggiungevano, accanto al lemma latino, i corrispondenti greci, ebraici (raramente) e dei vari "volgari" europei. Un più sistematico Calepinus septem linguarum (latino, greco, ebraico, italiano, tedesco, francese, spagnolo) fu redatto nel Settecento da I. Facciolati, maestro del Forcellini." (GG. Soldi Rondinini e Tullio De Mauro in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, XVI, 1973). Non in Adams né in STC French Latino

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         L' Amadigi. Nuovamente ristampato, e dalla prima impressione da molti errori espurgato

      appresso Fabio e Agostino Zoppini, in Venetia 1581 - In-4° antico (210x145mm), pp. (8), 731, (1) di registro, legatura settecentesca m. pelle e angoli con titolo in oro su tassello, fiorellini e decori in oro al dorso. Tagli rossi. Impresa tipografica al frontespizio con allegoria della Verità raffigurata, entro cornice figurata, come donna con le braccia aperte tra i simboli dei quattro evangelisti: l'aquila, il leone, il toro, l' angelo. Bordura xilografica ornata a inquadrare il frontespizio. Avvertenza preliminare ai lettori di Lodovico Dolce. Testo bicolonne; 100 capilettera xilografici ornati, uno in principio di ogni canto. Ex-libris moderno. Una firma ottocentesca di possesso di Ulisse Marcheselli, critico e storico della letteratura cui si debbono delle Note di letteratura italiana (Cesena, 1893). Sparsi aloni d'umido. Restauri al verso del frontespizio. Minimi forellini di tarlo all'ultima c. Esemplare ampiamente rifilato. Seconda edizione, riveduta e corretta rispetto alla prima del Giolito del 1560, del principale poema epico del padre di Torquato Tasso (che appassionatamente ne difese il valore poetico nella sua Apologia in difesa della Gerusalemme Liberata), ispirato alla saga di Amadigi di Gaula. Documento del gusto e degli spiriti di un'età (Mario Fubini in Dizionario Bompiani delle Opere, I, p. 102). Dal poema Händel trasse la sua omonima opera lirica Amadigi di Gaula. STC Italian, p. 659. Non in Adams. EDIT16 CNCE 40794. Italiano [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Comoedia viginti

      Lugduni, Apud A. Gryphium 1581 - 1 volume in 8°, p.813(3b), leggerissima uniforme brunitura, legatura coeva in pergamena co restauri alle unghie. 1 volume in 8 °, p.813 (3 blank), light uniform browning, contemporary parchment binding with restorations to the squares [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Dictionarium, quanta maxima fide ac diligentia fieri potuit accuratè emendatum, multisque partibus cumulatum. Adiectae sunt Latinis dictionibus, Hebraeae, Graecae, Gallicae, Italicae, Germanicae, & Hispanicae. Accesserunt insignes loquendi modi, lectiores etymologiae, opposita, translationes, adagia ex optimi, quibusque auctoribus decerpta.

      [Compagnie des libraires de Lyon], Lugduni 1581 - In-folio (388x240mm), pp. 1374, solida legatura settecentesca in p. pergamena rigida con titolo manoscritto in antico al dorso. Tagli spruzzati rossi. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con impresa tipografica con leone rampante che scaccia un nugolo di api e motto entro cartiglio De Forti Dulcedo. Testo bicolonne. Fregi tipografici in xilografia. Antica firma in parte cassata al titolo. Frontespizio rifoderato (come le ultime 4 cc.), restauro al margine interno della prima c. Fori di tarlo al margine esterno ed interno di alcune cc. Mancanze marginali minime ad alcune cc. Piccole macchie d'inchiostro, talora con limitata perdita di testo. Ottimo stato . Cinquecentina lionese (probabile prima edizione in sette lingue, in quanto l'opera era originariamente uscita solo in latino) del famosissimo Calepino. Frate Ambrogio dei conti di Caleppio, nel bergamasco, visse tra il 1440 e il 1510 e pubblicò nel 1502 a Reggio Emilia la prima edizione del suo celebre dizionario, diffusosi poi in una quantità di ristampe sempre più aggiornate e rivedute da altri linguisti. La fonte materiale e ideale del dizionario del Calepio è data dalla Cornucopia di Nicolò Perotto e dalle Eleganze di Lorenzo Valla. Col Perotto e col Valla il Calepio condivide il proposito di porre fine al gergo delle scuole, di restaurare la latinità classica. Il dizionario intende offrirsi come guida a chi intenda risalire, oltre l'età di mezzo, alla classicità. La latinità del Calepino si estende da Plauto a Tacito, ai grammatici e, scavalcando il latino tardo e medievale, al latino umanistico, di Valla e Perotto, citati come auctores accanto ai classici. Non ci troviamo dinanzi a un lessico, nel senso moderno del termine, ma piuttosto dinanzi a una mescolanza di lessico ed enciclopedia antiquaria (e non solo): questa appare perché il dizionario include un onomastico (antroponimi, toponimi ecc.), ed anche perché in voci propriamente lessicali sono altresì frequenti le digressioni di tipo enciclopedico (per es., s.v. pingo è accennata una storia della pittura antica e quattrocentesca). L'opera ebbe traduzioni in italiano (nel 1533, a Venezia, apparve quella di Lucio Minerbi), ma soprattutto rifacimenti e adattamenti bi e plurilingui, che aggiungevano, accanto al lemma latino, i corrispondenti greci, ebraici (raramente) e dei vari volgari europei. Un più sistematico Calepinus septem linguarum (latino, greco, ebraico, italiano, tedesco, francese, spagnolo) fu redatto nel Settecento da I. Facciolati, maestro del Forcellini. (GG. Soldi Rondinini e Tullio De Mauro in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, XVI, 1973). Non in Adams né in STC French Latino

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         1581 PETRARCH Italian Renaissance Poetry Canzoniere Gesualdo Woodcuts Petrarca

      In Venetia, Appresso Alessandro Griffe, MDLXXXI. [1581]. - 1581 PETRARCH Italian Renaissance Poetry Canzoniere Gesualdo Woodcuts Petrarca “Books have led some to learning and others to madness.” Francesco Petrarch Petrarch was a 14th-century Italian humanist known for his discovery of the letters of Cicero and establishment of the study of humanism. He wrote sonnets and poems, many of which were the model of poetry during the Dark Ages. This 1581 edition of the works of Petrarch was edited with commentary by Giovanni Andrea Gesualdo, who was an outstanding Italian poet in his own right. This work includes a ‘life of Petrarch’ and the commentary of Gesualdo attempts to handle many of the questions posed by Petrarch in the centuries before. Throughout this vellum-bound tome are charming woodcut illustrations that depict the poem or song they are paired with. It includes the famous ‘Canzoniere’ which is poems of pastoral living, mythology, themes of Petrarchan Love and pain, politics, and praise of loved ones. Item number: #1716 Price: $750 PETRARCH, Francesco Il Petrarcha con l'espositione di m. Gio. Andrea Gesvaldo. Nvovamente ristampato, e con soma diligenza corretto, et ornato di figvre. Con doi tauole, vna de' sonetti e canzoni, & l'altra di tutte le cose degne di memoria, che in essa espositione si contengono. In Venetia, Appresso Alessandro Griffe, MDLXXXI. [1581]. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [28], 413 o Signatures: *, **8, ***12, A-Z, Aa-Zz, Aaa-Fff8 • References: Adams P 833; • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure • Language: Italian • Size: ~8.5in X 6.5in (21.5cm x 16.5cm) 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! 1716 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Istorie di Matteo Villani cittadino fiorentino. Che continua quelle di Giovanni suo fratello. Con l'aggiunta di Filippo suo figliuolo, che arrivano sino all'anno 1364. Nuovamente riccorrette, e ristampate et con due tavole, l'una de' Capitoli, and l'altra delle cose notabili.In Firenze, nella Stamperia de' Giunti, 1581.

      In Firenze, nella Stamperia de' Giunti 1581 - Pp. (32) 560 (44). Unito a: VILLANI FILIPPO. Della historia di Matteo Villani cittadino fiorentino. Li tre ultimi Libri. Che son'il resto dell'Istoria scritta da lui, che nelli stampati sino ad"hora mancano. Con un'aggiunta di Filippo Villani suo figliuolo, ch'arriva sino all'anno 1364. Nuovamente posta in luce. Con due tavole una de" Capitoli, e l'altra delle cose più notabili. In Firenze, nella Stamperia de" Giunti, 1577. Due opere in un volume di cm. 22. Bei marchi tipografici a frontespizi e colophon, testatine, finalini e graziosi capilettera istoriati. Legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida, con titoli (anche manoscritti) e fregi in oro al dorso; tagli a spruzzo. Alone nella parte inferiore del volume, più evidente nelle prime pagine e in seguito più velato, sporadiche fioriture, lievi tracce d"uso alla legatura. Esemplare nel complesso genuino e in buono stato di conservazione. I. La celebre Cronica Villani fu compilata dopo il 1300 dallo storico fiorentino Giovanni Villani (1276-1348) che morì nella peste del 1348. L"opera, che delinea una storia universale principalmente incentrata sugli eventi fiorentini, fu proseguita dal fratello Matteo fino all"anno 1363 e quindi conclusa dal nipote Filippo per l"anno 1364. Non comune edizione giuntina. Cfr. Gamba, 1029-31, Brunet, V, 1226; Graesse, VII, 318. II. Rara edizione, citata dalla Crusca erroneamente con la data 1567. Filippo Villani (1325-dopo il 1404), figlio di Matteo e nipote di Giovanni, giurista e letterato, continuò in volgare, con stile più evoluto e con una più approfondita analisi degli avvenimenti, la Cronica del padre e dello zio, dal libro XI; ma non riuscì a realizzare il progetto di estenderla e si fermò alla cronaca dell"anno 1364. Cfr. Gamba, 1030; Lozzi, 1957. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tractatus de fluviorum alluvionibus, deque ijs, quae ex alluvione nascuntur commodis, et incommodis [..].

      apud Franciscum Zilettum, 1581. In-folio (cm. 29,3), legatura del XVIII secolo in m. pelle con titolo e filetti in oro ai comparti del dorso, piatti marmorizzati, tagli rossi; pp. [20] 307 [25] con 2 tavole ripiegate f.t. e numerose illustrazioni in silografia n.t.; antica firma di possesso al frontespizio, minuscoli segni di tarlo al margine interno delle prime e ultime carte senza fastidio, Ex libris timbrato al risguardo. Nuova emissione della prima edizione del De alluvionum iure universo (Bologna 1580), con frontespizio e carta solidale corrispondente (+6) sostituiti dal tipografo veneziano. «Alquanto rara» [Riccardi I, 1, 12]. Erudito studio sugli effetti delle alluvioni dei corsi d'acqua. Cfr. Affò, Scrittori e letterati parmigiani, tomo IV, pp. 175-178. [UNITO A:] Torri Benedetto Giuseppe. De Crimine et poena stupri. Parmae, Joseph Pescatori, 1728, pp. [8] 302 [2], prima edizione. Esemplare molto buono.

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