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         Peri tou Peloponnesiakou polemou. (graece). De bello Peloponnesiaco libri octo. Iidem Latine, ex interpretatione Laurentii Vallae, ab Henrico Stephano nuper recognita. Quam Aemilius Portus, Francisci Porti Cretensis F. paternos commentarios accurate sequutus. magnaque diligentia passim expolitam innovavit.

      Frankfurt, Wechel, 1594. - Fol. 8 Bll., 631 SS., 567 Spp., 24 Bll., mit 2 Druckermarken Blindgeprägtes Pergament d. Zt. VD 16 T 1116; Adams T 668; Hoffmann III, 552; Schweiger I, 325. Zweisprachige Ausgabe, durchgehend griechisch mit der lateinischen Übersetzung des Lorenzo Valla, der Vita des Marcellinus in der Edition von Casaubon, dem reichen Kommentar des Franciscus Portus, Zusammenfassungen zu den einzelnen Büchern, einer grossen Chronologie nach Chytraeus und mehreren Indices. "- Gering gebräunt, etwas fleckig, im unteren Bereich mit schwachem Wasserrand, nur teils etwas deutlicher, meist wenig störend. Vorsätze erneuert, der schöne geprägte Einband angestaubt.

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         Gmunden - Kolorierter Kupferstich - Gesamtansicht mit Schloß Ort i.Vgr. - Gmunden - Ex archetypo Lucae van Valkenborch effigiauit Georgius Houfnaglius Anno 1594. Gesamtansicht vom Traunsee aus gesehen; im Vordergrund Schloß Ort. - Oben mittig dekorative Titelkartusche, unten rechts Kartusche mit Maler- u. Stechersignatur, Nebehay-Wagner, Bibliographie Altösterreichischer Ansichtenwerke, 108, 5, 53.

      v. Braun & Hogenberg n. Lucas van Val(c)kenborch (Valckenburch) & Georg Houfnagel, 1594 - 1 Blatt inkl. Rahmen, hinter Glas, mit Passepatout, von Georg Houfnagel signiert, guter Zustand Garage Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 Bildmaß 49 x 38 cm, Gesamtmaß 69 x 60 cm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Peri bion, dogmaton kai apophthegmaton. (graece). De vitis, dogm. & apophth. Clarorum philosophorum libri X Hesychii De iisdem philos. & de aliis scriptoribus liber. Pythagor. Philosophorum fragmenta. Is. Casauboni notae ad lib. Diogenis, multo auctiores & emendatiores. 4 Teile in 1 Band.

      Genf, Henricus Stephanus (Henri Estienne), 1594. - 8°, circa 17,5 x 11,5 cm. 16, 884, 120 SS., 4 (1 w.) Bll., 47 SS., 12 Bll., 88 SS. Pergament d. Zt. "Adams D 483; Renouard 156, 5; Hoffmann I, 565: "Verbesserte und vermehrte Wiederholung der vorigen (von 1593). Die lateinische Übersetzung des Ambrosius verbessert durch B. Brognolus steht in dieser Ausgabe neben dem Text". - Grosse Sammlung antiker Philosophen-Viten in griechisch-lateinischem Paralleldruck und mit reichem Kommentar. Die lateinische Übersetzung des Diogenes stammt von Ambrosius Camaldulensis (Ambrogio Traversari, 1386-1439), die des Hesychius von dem Humanisten Hadrianus Iunius (Adriaen de Jonghe, 1511-1575) und die Fragmente sind von Isaac Casaubon (1559-1614) gesammelt. - "Edition supérieure à la précedente de 1570 et plus correcte. La version de Diogène L. par Ambrosio et Brognoli, est ici corrigée par Henri. (Les notes) de Casaubon sont plus amples et plus exactes que dans leur première édition, faite en 1589." (Renouard). - Titel mit alten Vermerken und teils gelöschten Stempeln einer aufgelösten Jesuitenbibliothek, verso kleine Tektur. Etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig, meist recht sauber, Einband berieben, ohne Bindebänder, insgesamt gut erhalten. "

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         La Cinthia favola boscareccia del Sig.or Carlo Noci

      Naples, Giovanni Giacomo Carlino & Antonio Pace, 1594. First edition of a five-act pastoral drama in verse, dedicated by its author to Giambattista Caracciolo, Marchese di Brienza, and also by the poet Giovanni Battista Vitale da Foggia to Vincenzo Filingieri, who is reported here to be the model for the character of Dameta. Inspired by Tasso's Aminta (1573) and by Guarini, Noci's plot hinges on the eponymous heroine returning to Arcadia after an absence of four years disguised as a boy, to find her lover courting another nymph. It was the one of the direct sources of The Queenes Arcadia (1606) by Samuel Daniel. Noci , Carlo La Cinthia favola boscareccia del Sig.or Carlo Noci . Naples, Giovanni Giacomo Carlino & Antonio Pace ('Ex Officina Horatii Saluiani'), 1594 quarto (198 × 142 mm), (92) ff. signed π4 A-Y4 and paginated (8) 1-176. Printer's device of G.G. Carlino on title-page; 1 woodcut ornaments and initials. provenance unread inscription on title-page -- M. & L. Sordelli, exlibris with motto 'Fatica senza fatica', discreet red inkstamp S (within a circle) in lower margin of title-page -- Christie's, 'Libri, autografi e stampe', Rome, 27 November 2002, lot 232. In very good state of preservation. binding old vellum-backed boards. [img-2471-left-large_default] First edition of a five-act pastoral drama in verse, dedicated by its author to Giambattista Caracciolo, Marchese di Brienza, and also by the poet Giovanni Battista Vitale da Foggia to Vincenzo Filingieri, who is reported here to be the model for the character of Dameta. 2 Inspired by Tasso's Aminta and by Guarini, 3 Noci's plot hinges on the eponymous heroine returning to Arcadia after an absence of four years disguised as a boy, to find her lover courting another nymph. It was the one of the direct sources of The Queenes Arcadia (1606) by Samuel Daniel. 4 The play was performed successfully in Milan in 1596 and twice reprinted at Venice 'presso la Compagnia Minima', in 1596 5 and 1599, and at Naples, by Domenico Maccarano, in 1631. Noci subsequently published a volume of verse (Canzone di Carlo Noci all'illustriss.mo sig. don Francesco di Castro, Naples: G.G. Carlino, 1600) and in 1602 appeared the work for which he best-known, a rimario (index of rhymes) for the Divine Comedy. 6 Fifteen copies of this first edition survive in Italian libraries (according to Edit 16, CNCE 23759), and elsewhere we trace these copies ● Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Xq4684 ● Boston, Public Library, XG.594 .N67C ● Champaign-Urbana, University of Illinois, Italian plays 301 ● Chicago, University of Chicago, PQ4630.N5C6 1594 7 ● Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, *IC5.N6723.594c ● London, British Library, 82.k.2 8 ● Manchester, John Rylands Library, R47303 ● New Haven, Yale University, Hd22 483 ● Oxford, Taylor Institution Library, VET.ITAL.I.B.25 references Giovanni & Carlo Salvioli, Bibliografia universale del teatro drammatico italiano (Venice 1903), col. 764; Lione Allacci, Drammaturgia... accresciuta e continuata fino all' anno mdcclv (reprint Turin 1961), col. 191; Pietro Manzi, La tipografia napoletana nel '500: Annali di Orazio Salviani (Florence 1974), no. 195; Laura Cairo and Piccarda Quilici, Biblioteca teatrale dal '500 al '700: La raccolta della Biblioteca Casantense (Rome 1981), no. 887 1. Pietro Manzi, La tipografia napoletana nel '500. Annali di Giovanni Giacomo Carlino (Florence 1975), tav. 1, fig. 2. 2. Monica Brindicci. Libri in scena: editoria e teatro a Napoli nel secolo xvii (Naples 2007), p.139 no. iv. 3. Clara Borrelli, Su Tasso e il tassismo tra Cinquecento e Ottocento (Naples 2001), chapter ii: 'D'una assai vaga, e pura verginella. Presenze tassiane nella Cinthia di Carlo Noci'; Laura Riccò, Ben mille pastorali: l'itinerario dell'Ingegneri da Tasso a Guarini e oltre (Rome 2004), pp.67, 131, 154. 4. Jason Lawrence, 'Who the devil taught thee so much Italian?': Italian language learning and literary imitation in early modern England (Manchester 2005), p.103. 5. Copies of this edition - only - are described by Louise G. Clubb, Italian plays (1500-1700) in the Folger Library: a bibliography (Florence 1968), p.170 no. 630; and Beatrice Corrigan, Catalogue of Italian Plays, 1500-1700, in the library of the University of Toronto (Toronto 1961), p.68. 6. Rimario de tutte le disinenze della Comedia di Dante Alighieri (Naples: G.G. Carlino, 1602). 7. Mauda Bregoli Russo, Renaissance Italian theater: Joseph Regenstein Library of the University of Chicago (Florence 1984), p.125 no. 430. 8. Short-title catalogue of Italian books (London 1958), p.469.

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         Waerachtighe beschryvinghe van drie seylagien, ter werelt noyt so vreemt ghehoort, drie jaeren achter malcanderen deur de Hollandtsche ende Zeelandtsche schepen by noorden Noorweghen, Moscovia ende Tartaria, na de Coninckrijcken van Catthai ende China, so mede vande opdoeninghe vande Weygats, Nova Sembla, en[de] van 't landt op de 80. graden, dat men acht Groenlant te zijn, daer noyt mensch gheweest is.Amsterdam, Cornelis Claesz., 1605. Oblong large 4to (20.5 x 25.5 cm). With a large engraving on title-page (with 8 small views), and 31 full-page engravings on integral leaves (6 maps and 25 views). Vellum (ca. 1790s?).

      Muller, America 2076 (incomplete); STCN (5 copies, at least 1 severely incomplete); Tiele, Bibl. 1129; WorldCat & KVK (2 copies additional to STCN). Rare third edition in the original Dutch (the previous edition are very rare) of a highly important and vivid account, beautifully and extensively illustrated, describing three voyages made by Dutch ships in the years 1594 to 1596 in an attempt to discover a north-east passage around Scandinavia and Russia to China. The 32 engravings are all printed from the copper plates of the first edition. These three voyages are probably the most remarkable ever undertaken in northern waters, beginning a new chapter in the exploration of the arctic regions. The worst among the many hardships suffered by the sailors occurred during the last voyage, with Willem Barentsz. as pilot. He followed a new route, discovering Bear Island and Northwest and West Spitsbergen. When ice forced him to return, he sailed to Novaya Zemlya to continue the old route taken on his first voyage of 1594. After rounding the northern tip of the island the ship became trapped in ice and the crew had to camp for the winter on Novaya Zemlya. The next year the survivors commenced their return journey in two small open boats. Although Barentsz died during the return voyage, the boats reached the Kola River on what we now call the Barents Sea and the crew was able to return to Holland in a trading vessel. The author, Gerrit de Veer, sailed in the last two of these expeditions. He based his account of the first voyage on materials furnished by Barentsz. himself, an intimate friend and skilful pilot, who participated in all three voyages. With the stamp of the library of the Princes of Oettingen-Wallerstein. Six leaves with engravings appear to be bound out of place. The end of the map of Novaya Zemlya has been folded in to avoid shaving it. With a few corners professionally restored and occasional very slight browning, but still in good condition, remarkably good for a book of this nature, and nearly untrimmed. An essential piece for any collection in the fields of maritime history, the arctic (cartography, topography, ethnology and zoology), ships and ship-building and Dutch exploration.

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         Raccolta d'alcune scritture publicate in Francia nel principio de gli ultimi moti di quel regno dal 1585 sino all'anno 1593.In Bergamo, per Comin Ventura et ristampata in Vicenza, per Giorgio Greco , 1594.

      In Bergamo, per Comin Ventura et ristampata in Vicenza, per Giorgio Greco 1594 - Cc. (4) 203 + 1 c.b.; 124 [Dichiarazione del Navarro contra la convocatione fatta nella città di Parigi, per il duca d'Umena]. Unito a: (MATTHIEU PIERRE). Discorso veridico, e senza passione sopra la presa d'arme, et mutamento avvenuto nella città di Lione; per la conservatione di coloro, che militano sotto l'ubidienza della santa unione, and della corona di Francia. Il 18 giorno di settembre 1593. Con la propositione fatta a Monsignor il duca di Nemurs, per lo Consiglio. Et la rinovatione del giuramento dell'unione, con li articoli della suspension d'arme per la citta di Lione. Tradotto dal francese per Cesare Campana. In Vicenza, per Giorgio Greco, 1593. Cc. 14 + 1 c.b. Due opere in un volume di cm. 15. Bei marchi tip., numerosi capilettera, testatine e finalini xil. Graziosa leg. in perg. pergamena antica riadattata con titoli, filetti e fregi in oro al dorso; titoli ms. al taglio di piede. Antica firma di possesso ms. al front., qualche sporadica e trascurabile macchietta. Esemplare fresco e ben conservato. Importante raccolta di testi politici raccolti su iniziativa del celebre editore bergamasco Comino Ventura, che si proponeva di realizzare una vera e propia storia dei moti di Francia. "L'interesse di questo testo non sta tanto nella decisione di divulgare le scritture in quanto tali, poiché in Italia arrivavano certamente non solo echi, avvisi, informazioni e relazioni su di una guerra ormai assai lunga e tragica, tali da suscitare e mantenere vivo l'interesse anche di una cultura e di un editore di provincia, ma anche alcune delle innumerevoli pubblicazioni prodotte in Francia dalle diverse parti politiche: le dichiarazioni, le proteste, le suppliche, gli editti, di parte regia, di parte ugonotta, dei parlamenti, dei cattolici "politici", dei cattolici Ligueurs. Ho sintetizzato qui le posizioni principali, ma questi testi erano prodotti anche da singoli soggetti politici di diverso rilievo: predicatori, diplomatici, spie, truffatori, ma anche, ad esempio, il re di Spagna ed i nunzi pontifici, le cui espressioni, ufficiali o ufficiose, furono all'epoca pubblicate in Francia . L'originalità - direi quasi la modernità - del suo lavoro sta piuttosto nel criterio editoriale: nell'aver voluto comporre i documenti in una raccolta, che per di più, nella scelta e collocazione dei testi, rappresentasse oggettivamente le diverse posizioni, anche se esasperate, anche se manifestamente ugonotte, salvo qualche ritocco laddove le espressioni potessero risultare offensive" (Pier Maria Soglian, Un editore di confine e i trubles di Francia, Bergamo, 2005). Cfr. Iccu e per l'individuazione dell'A. della seconda opera, Barbier. Dictionnaire des ovrages anonymes, I, col. 1050. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Historie of Guicciardin (Guicciardini) Containing the Warres of Italie and Other Partes, Continued for Manie Yeares Under Sundrie Kings and Princes... With a Table at Large Expressing the Principall Matters... Reduced Into English By Geffray Fenton.

      London: Richard Field (1594), 1599. Second English Edition . Quarter Calf. Good +. 943, {X]. Quarter Calf. Second English Language Edition. Folio. Quarter Calf Over Marbled Boards. Pages 10 3/4" Tall, All Three Edges Watered. Leather Is Quite Worn, Joints Cracked, Frayed At Corners With Small Losses, Paper Covering The Boards Is Partly Worn Away At Edges. Lacks Initial Blank. Contemporary Gilt And Embossed Compartmented Spine. Signs Of Removed Bookplate On Front Pastedown. Hinges Cracked But Firm. Title Page, With Complex "Anchora Spei" Ornamental Engraving, Missing Lower Right Corner, About One Square Inch Total, With No Loss Of Text Or Ornament. Text Divided Into Twenty Books, With Woodcut Ornaments And Initials For Each; Unpaginated Ten Page Table (Index) At End. Dedication To Queen Elizabeth I By Fenton. Small Waterstains Showing Irregularly At Bottom Of Some Pages, Well Below Text Block. First Page Missing Lower Corner Adjacent To Spine, With No Loss Of Text. Light 1/2" Ink Smear P. 8 With No Loss Of Text. Page 49 Mis-Numbered 53, Otherwise Correct. Page 57/58 With Two Inch Tear At Bottom, Extending 1/2" Into Text Block, With No Loss Of Text. Small Chip To Side Of Text Block On P. 135/136, Not Affecting Text. Page 161 Mis-Numbered 155, Otherwise Correct. One-Eighth-Inch Hole Through P. 209/210, Affecting One Letter. A Few Letters Near Bottom Of P. 212 Apparently Once Obliterated Or Misprinted, Carefully Restored In Ink. About One And A Half Square Inches Of Lower Left Corner Of P. 235 Missing, With No Loss Of Text Block But Loss Of Most Of Gloss Note At Bottom Of P. 235 (X3). One-Eighth-Inch Hole At Top Margin Of P. 271/272, With Loss Of One Letter Of Gloss Note. One Eighth Inch Hole P. 327/328, With Loss Of A Letter On Each Page. There Are No Pages 460 Through 500; The Tenth Book Ends On Page 459 (Rr) (As It So States In The Text), And The Eleventh Book Begins On P. 500 (P. 501 Is Rr2). One Quarter Inch Foxing Spot Pp 535-544 At Upper Left Margin At Edge Of Page, Not Affecting Text. Page 584 Mis-Numbered 588, Otherwise Correct. Page 593 Mis-Numbered 597, Otherwise Correct. Pp599-603 (Bbb3--Bbb4) Somewhat Browned. One Sixteenth Inch Spot Pages 641-643, Obscuring A Letter On Each Page. A One-Eighth-Inch Hole And Singed Margin Through Page 673/674, Causing Loss Of One Or Two Letters On Each Page 673-674. A Small Stain Spot Extending Through Pp713-721, Another Few Pp723-725, Without Obscuring Text. Small Stain P 736, Not Obscuring Text. There Is No Page 787-788; A Reading Of The Text On Pages 786 And 789 Indicates That The Text Is Complete Regardless. Page 798 Is Mis-Numbered 799, Otherwise Correct. Apparently A Former Water Stain (Now Invisible, Obscured A Few Letters On P. 802; These Have Been Re-Inked. De Sanctis Has Written " From The Point Of View Of Intellectual Power It Is The Most Important Work Ever To Come From An Italian Mind." A Printing And The Mind Of Man Title. First Published In 1561, Twenty One Years After Guicciardini's Death. Fenton's English Translation Was First Printed In London In 1579 And Went Through Three Editions In Fifty Years. The First Edition Of 1594 Is Rarely Seen. This Copy Is Still Quite Readable.

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         Sammelband mit 29 Schriften aus dem Vorfeld und Beginn des 30jährigen Krieges von 1594-1623.

      - 4to. Schweinsleder d. Zeit mit Blindprägung (angestaubt, obere Ecken etwas bestoßen, ohne die Schließbänder). Vorangestellt ist eine Ausgabe der 'Bulla aurea', dem Reichsgrundgesetz des alten Reiches und damit Grundlage und Bezugsrahmen der ganzen weiteren Auseinandersetzungen: 1. KARL IV. (Kaiser). Aurea bulla. Ex archivo Illustrissimi Princ. Electoris Palatini. Heidelberg, (H. Commelinus), 1594. 43 S. - VD 16 D 782. - Es folgen in der Reihenfolge der Bindung: 2. EPISTOLA SCRIPTA tempore Philippi Pulchri regis christianissimi contra Bonifacii VIII. usurpationes. Ex vetustiss. codd. mss. fideliter exscripta . ad S. R. E. cardinalem Bellarminum Jesuitam, responsionis ad suum 'de Potestate summi Pontificis in temporalibus' tractatum . O.O. u. Dr. 1611. 6 Bl. - Einzige Ausgabe. - VD 17 23:251103L. - Während nach Luthers Auffassung die Fürsten Verantwortung für die Bewahrung des Glaubens tragen und daher selbst in geistlichen Dingen dem Papst keinen unbedingten Gehorsam schuldeten, vertrat der führende Jesuit Bellarmin das andere Extrem und behauptete die (indirekte) Gewalt des Papstes selbst in weltlichen Dingen. Sein im Titel genanntes Buch löste in England, Frankreich und Deutschland eine Flut von Gegenschriften aus. Hier eine satirische Flugschrift, verfasst von "Lucifer princeps tenebrarum" und unterzeichnet mit Beelzebub. - De Backer/S. I, 1220. - 3. RUDOLF II. (u. MATTHIAS). Pro libero exercitatio religionis Augustanae confeßionis in Silesia, clementissima confirmatio ., XXVIII. Augusti M.DC.IX concessa (nebst:) CONFOEDERATIO ET UNIO, quae inter evangelicos tres status laudatissimos in Regno Bohemiae, & inter principes, ordines ac status Augustanae confessionis in Silesia, . in arce Pragensi XXV. die Junii anno M.DC.IX erecta et a Sacratiss. Caesarea Regiaque Majestate confirmata est (u.) OMNIUM PRIVILEGIORUM in Silesia, speciatim vero illius, quod in causa religionis & unionis datum est Confirmatio Regia (unterzeichnet von Matthias, Breslau, 7. Okt. 1611). O.O., Dr. u. J. (1611). 16 S., 8 Bl. - So nicht im VD 17 (vgl. 12:205247Y). - Der sog. Majestätsbrief Kaiser Rudolfs II. über die Gewährung voller Religionsfreiheit für die böhmischen und schlesischen Protestanten mit der Bestätigung durch Matthias, dem Rudolf 1611 die Regierung in Böhmen und Schlesien abtreten musste. - 4. FREHER, M. De legitima tutela curaq. Electorali Palatina, ex integro ad auream Caroli III. Imp. Bullam commentario Marquardi Freheri, desumptus locus. Heidelberg, (G. Vögelin), 1611. 20 S. mit Wappenholzschnitt auf d. Titel. - Erste Ausgabe. - VD 17 12:125803D. - Freher war bis zu seinem Tode 1614 der führende kurpfälzische Jurist im Dienste des Kurfürsten Friedrichs IV. und des damals noch unmündigen Friedrichs V., dem späteren Prager 'Winterkönig'. - Dyroff, Vögelin 252 (in AGB IV, 1393). - 5. WOTTON, HENRY. Ad illustrissimum virum Marcum Velserum Duumvirum Augustae Vindelicae epistola. O.O., Dr. u. J. (am Ende datiert London 9. Dez. 1612). 4 Bl. - Nicht im VD 17 (deutscher Druck?). - Der Brief ist eine Antwort auf Caspar Scioppius. Scioppius, berühmter Konvertit und einer der größten Kriegstreiber auf katholischer Seite, hatte eine Schrift gegen Jakob I. von England veröffentlicht, in der er den König wegen dessen Ablehnung des päpstlichen Supremats und seiner streng nationalkirchlichen Kirchenpolitik scharf angriff. Wotton war Diplomat im Dienste des Königs; 1614 kam es zu einer Begegnung in Madrid, bei der Scioppius von Wottons Dienern weidlich durchgeprügelt wurde. - Es folgen zwei Schriften über die gleichzeitigen Verhältnisse in Frankreich (sog. 9. Hugenottenkrieg): 6. DE IURE ARMORUM ab orthodoxis in Gallia duce principe Condaeo (d.i. Heinrich II. Prinz von Condé) sumptorum disquisitio accurata. Anno M.DC.XVI primùm Gallicè edita, nunc autem Latina facta. O.O. u. Dr., 1621. 22 S., 1 Bl. weiß. - VD 17 23:255933R. - 7. DECLARATIO ET PROTESTATIO principum, ducum, patriciorum, aliorumque . in Galliae regno . procerum . ad Regis Majestatem, ac reg [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Compendio historico universale di tutte le cose notabili già successe nel Mondo, dal principio della sua creatione, fino all' anno di Christo 1594.

      In Venetia: Appresso Damian Zenaro, MDXCIIII [1594]. - 4to (22 x 15.5 cm.): [78], 720 pages; wood-cut printer's device on title page. Bound in contemporary full vellum, title in ink on spine, all edges stained; several wormholes on spine and a few on front board, not affecting text block; front hinge loose, but binding holding; small area of loss (about 15 x 10 mm.) on title page affecting text; occasional browning and minor damp staining, especially in first [60] pages of text, else in good condition. PROVENANCE: bookplates of the Gräflich von Pergen library in Aspang, Austria and of "Comites Antonius de Pergen," perhaps Johann Anton Graf von Pergen (1725-1814), the influential Austrian diplomat and statesman; and of Franz Pollack-Parnau (1903-1981), the Viennese Jewish industrialist who assembled a large library at the family's Palais am Schwarzenbergplatz. FIRST EDITION OF THIS UNIVERSAL HISTORY BY DOLIONI, WHO MADE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE HISTORY OF VENICE AND HUNGARY. Dogioni's work begins with the Biblical creation story, Adam and Eve, etc., and ends with recent historical events through 1594, like the entry of King Henry IV into Paris and major battles between the Habsburgs and the Ottoman empire at the start of hostilities that lasted through 1606. The volume includes a table of notable events ("Tavola copiosissima di tutte le cose notabili") and a lengthy index of names that includes Biblical personages and legendary historical figures. REFERENCES: Treccani online/Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Volume 40 (1991). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A M. Antonio Mureto correctus et notis illustratus. Accedunt seorsim animadversiones . Jani Gruteri opera. 2 in 1 Band.

      (Heidelberg), Commelinus, 1594. - Folio, circa 34,5 x 23,5 cm. Titel, 1 w. Bl., 516, VIII, 517-1031 SS. Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. "VD16 S 5767; Schweiger II, 909: "Neue Recens nach 1 Cöllner und 5 Pfälzer Handschriften. Gruters Anmerkungen sind meist kritisch und von Gehalt." Umfangreiche Werkausgabe der philosophischen und naturwissenschaftlichen Schriften nach der Edition und mit den Anmerkungen des 1585 verstorbenen französischen Humanisten Marc-Antoine Muret und vor allem mit dem sehr umfangreichen Kommentar von Jan Gruter (1560-1627), der bereits 1592 bei Commenlin eine einbändige Seneca-Asgabe ediert hatte. - Nach KVK und VD 16 soll es Exemplare mit zusätzlichen 10 Blatt nach der Seite 1031 geben. Der Text endet hier mit "finis" und es wurde sicher nicht entnommen. Die beiden online einsehbaren Exemplare geben darüber leider auch keinen Aufschluss: das Wiener Exemplar enthält nur den ersten Teil bis Seite 540 und das Münchner hat nach Seite 1031 nur weisse Seiten. - Vorsatz mit hübschem altem Kaufvermerk von 1604 eines Johann Leonhard Fleiner aus Esslingen, der das Buch am 4. September 1604 in Prag erworben hat. Fleiner (1556-1624) studierte in Tübingen und erwarb dort den Doktor der Rechte. Er notiert hier noch bibliographische Angaben. - Titel verso mit kleinem Sammlerstempel des Kölner Altphilologen Hermann Funke; wohl von ihm stammt auch eine kurze bibliographische Notiz auf dem Vorsatz. - Wenig gebräunt, nur vereinzelt leicht fleckig, meist jedoch sauber. Der hintere Deckel und nur die letzten Blätter etwas wurmstichig. Einband berieben, am Rücken mit alten Papieretiketten. Schönes, dekoratives Exemplar. "

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         A Plaine Discoverie of the Whole Revelation of Saint John, Set Down in Two Treatises.

      Norton, London 1594 - 269p 19th Century rebound in full calf, all edges red, binding incongruent for 1594 book, includes "To the misliking reader whosoever" and "Certaine Oracles of Sybilla" in the back, partly printed in columns, armorial frontispiece, a few light bookworm traces on alternating pages, first leaf is blank except for signature-mark "A", first edition "Newly Imprinted and Corrected" of the first publication of Napier, library stamps to title page [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Annunciation (The birth and Early Life of Christ; set title)

      The Archangel holding a lilly, addresses the serene Virgin, kneeling on a cushion, the dove of the Holy Spirit radiating light above, surrounded by billowing clouds and cavorting putti. Lettered below left:´SERENISSIMO PRINCIPI AC... at(que) repertor. / C. Schonguaeus´; on the bottom four lines of Latin text:´Pone metum Virgo... Dei matrem totus vernerabitur orbis.´; Monogrammed and dated on the bottom :´HG A. 1594´.Outstanding engraving. On the verso collector´s marks: Dr. C. D. Ginsburg (1831-1914) (L.1145); unknown collector´s mark. Engraving on paper; trimmed to paltemark; total: 472 x 352 mm; state II/6; left margin reinforced; evenly yellowed paper; trace of folding in the middle; New Hollstein 8; S 321; B 15 PB02NT

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         Ecclesiae Gallicanae in schismate status. Ex actis publicis. Estat de l'Eglise Gallicane durant le schisme. Extraict des registres & actes publiques.

      Paris, Mamert Patisson 1594 - 2 parties en un vol. in-8, 199 pp., [4] ff. n. ch. (table, au lecteur), 27 ff. (Les Libertez de l'Eglise Gallicane), texte entièrement réglé, quelques surcharges manuscrites d'époque, vélin souple, dos lisse orné de filets et fleurons dorés, encadrement de double filet doré sur les plats, guirlande de laurier au centre des plats, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Infime travail de verge en marge de premiers feuillets. Edition originale extrêmement rare de ce manifeste des droits de l'Eglise gallicane à l'immense portée et qui formera jusqu'au XIXe siècle le bréviaire de tous ceux qui défendirent l'indépendance des Eglises de France contre les prétentions de la Cour de Rome (Dupin en donnera d'ailleurs une réédition textuelle en 1824, ce qui est tout un programme). L'ouvrage se présente soit seul, avec ses simples 27 feuillets de texte et ses 83 propositions, soit (comme ici) précédé de tout un argumentaire documenté sur la position de l'Eglise et de la monarchie pendant le Grand Schisme d'Occident, recueil de documents à l'appui des propositions théoriques. Considéré comme le "palladium de la France", selon le mot célèbre de d'Aguesseau, et en dépit de son caractère d'avis doctrinal privé, il fut désormais réimprimé dans tous les recueils traitant des libertés gallicanes (celui de Lenglet Dufresnoy, celui de Durand de Maillane, etc.), et valut au petit avocat de Troyes, converti du protestantisme au lendemain de la Saint-Barthélémy une notoriété durable dans le firmament des juristes français. Dupin (1832), 2710 (longue notice, ce qui est exceptionnel dans ce répertoire d'une sécheresse proverbiale). SHF, Hauser, 3106. Bel exemplaire, réglé, en vélin doré de l'époque. Ex-libris manuscrit sur la page de titre Francisci (le nom a ensuite été biffé). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Rerum Augustanar(um) Vindelicar(um) libri octo.

      ohne Verlag (Aldus Manutius d. J.), Venedig 1594 - 4to. (ca. 28 x 19,5 cm). Halbleder des 19. Jahrhunderts, 2 Bll., 377 (recte 277) S. Sprache: Latein, Mit gestochenem Titel von Alexander Mair (mit der bekannten Miniaturansicht von Augsburg), 2 gest. Kopfvignetten, einer doppelblattgr. Kupferkarte (mitpaginiert) und 34 (1 doppelblattgr.) Textkupfern. Adams V, 364. Brunet V, 1117. Mortimer 553. Renouard 252, 4. Augsburger Stadtlexikon2, 924. Welt im Umbruch I 341. - Erste Ausgabe. "Dem Beginn der Augsburger Geschichte und der römischen Zeit widmete auch Markus Welser seine Forschungen. In acht Bücher gegliedert, brachte er sein Werk 1594 heraus. Es entsprach durch die Interpretation der von den Humanisten entdeckten oder publizierten Quellen und durch die Berücksichtigung aller bekannt gewordenen Bodendenkmäler dem neuesten Stand der Forschung" (Welt im Umbruch). - Einband mit nachträglich erneuertem Rückenleder, das aber an beiden Gelenken aufgerissen ist. Deckel etwas gelockert und berieben, vorderer Innendeckel mit wenigen kleinen Wurmspuren und altem Etikettrest. Titel oben und unten bis an den Plattenrand beschnitten, ebenso die beiden doppelblattgr. Textkupfer, die im eingefalteten unteren Rand mit Papierstreifen verstärkt wurden. Innen ansonsten sauber, nur ganz wenige Seiten etwas braunfleckig. S. 69 am Fußsteg mit Papierverstärkung (ca 7cm), leicht gebräunt. 1020 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Discorsi del poema heroico [..]. [-Dialogo dell'imprese].

      nella Stamparia dello Stigliola ad instantia di Paolo Venturini, 1594. 2 volumi in 1 in-4° (cm. 21), elegante legatura del XIX secolo in m. pelle rossa e angoli con titolo e decorazioni in oro al dorso e piatti marmorizzati (lievi abrasioni), risguardi marmorizzati; cc. [4] 179 [1]; pp. [4] 71 [1b] in buono stato, qualche fioritura. La prima opera è un ampliamento dei Discorsi dell'arte poetica (Venezia 1587) da parte dell'autore stesso, mentre la seconda opera è qui in prima edizione e fu successivamente ristampata con diverso titolo (Il Conte o vero de l'imprese). Qui Tasso «denied [..] that God and the angels were the first inventors of the device» [Praz 59]. Cfr. Gamba 971; Praz 512. Esemplare molto buono.

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         The Annunciation (The birth and Early Life of Christ; set title)

      - The Archangel holding a lilly, addresses the serene Virgin, kneeling on a cushion, the dove of the Holy Spirit radiating light above, surrounded by billowing clouds and cavorting putti. Lettered below left: SERENISSIMO PRINCIPI AC. at(que) repertor. / C. Schonguaeus ; on the bottom four lines of Latin text: Pone metum Virgo. Dei matrem totus vernerabitur orbis. ; Monogrammed and dated on the bottom : HG A. 1594 .Outstanding engraving. On the verso collector s marks: Dr. C. D. Ginsburg (1831-1914) (L.1145); unknown collector s mark. Engraving on paper; trimmed to paltemark; total: 472 x 352 mm; state II/6; left margin reinforced; evenly yellowed paper; trace of folding in the middle; New Hollstein 8; S 321; B 15 PB02NT

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         Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Madrid, 18. Januar 1594. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An seinen Bruder Maximilian (1558-1618) über den Kammerdiener Johann Baptist Caprin, ihren gemeinsamen Bruder Erzherzog Ernst und über den Türkenkrieg. - Der für die geistliche Laufbahn bestimmte jüngste Sohn von Kaiser Maximilian II. war 1577 Kardinal und Erzbischof von Toledo geworden und war von 1583 bis 1593 Statthalter von Portugal und seit 1596 auch in den spanischen Niederlanden. "Nachdem er mit päpstlicher Erlaubnis die geistlichen Würden niedergelegt und die Erbin der Niederlande, die Tochter Philipps II., Isabella Clara Eugenia, geheiratet hatte, war er seit 1599 selbständiger Landesfürst der Niederlande. Der Friede von Vervins mit Frankreich (1598) und der zwölfjährige Waffenstillstand mit den Generalstaaten (1609) schufen die Voraussetzungen für wichtige Aufbauarbeiten" (DBE). - Mit zahlreichen, meist alt hinterlegten Papierdurchbrüchen; etwas angestaubt und fleckig.

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         Catorze discursos sobre la oración sacrosancta del pater noster

      Casa de Juan y Anders Renaut Hermanos, Salamanca 1594 - Tapa dura, 872p+ indice, 8º mayor. Sello anterior propietario. Mancha de humendad de recuerdo en parte inferior. Algunas páginas con motas, por lo general de forma marginal. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Las Navas de Tolosa. Poema heroico

      First edition, the magnum opus of Cristobal de Mesa, a Spanish Jewish convert (c. 1559 - 1633), friend with Torquato Tasso, and with several other relevant Spanish literates and writers, including Miguel de Cervantes; his friendship with Tasso was, however, the alleged source of inspiration and inclination towards the epic. Mesa would later on translate Tasso´s Jerusalem Liberated into Spanish. The work narrates the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, known in Arab history as the Battle of Al-Uqab, a crucial military engagement during the Reconquista, the Spanish medieval effort to conquer occupied Spain back from the Moors, where King Alfonso VIII of Castile and his allies (the Kings of Navarre, Aragon, and Portugal) met against the Berber Muhammad al-Nasir, fourth Almohad caliph in the last years of the 12th century and beginnings of the 13th. The battle was a decisive victory to the Christian coalition, and a heavy defeat for the Moors, which accelerated the crumbling down of their presence in the Iberian Peninsula. It is said that the Caliph had a guard of chained slaves surrounding him. Within the epic, Mesa gives room to dedicate to a love affair in the ranks of the Moors, between Abdalla and Xarifa. Palau, 166113.

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         Trophaeum vitae solitariae. [bound with] Solitudo sive vitae patrum eremicolarum. [bound with] Oraculvm anachoreticvm. [bound with] Sylvae sacrae. [bound with] Solitudo, sive vitae foeminarum anachoritarum.

      Five vols. Venice and Munich: Joann and Raphael Sadeler, [1594-1600]. Five vols. bound in one, oblong 4to., 107 leaves, 109 (of 132) copperplate engravings including four engraved titles, one engraved dedication, and one preface with engraved border; all printed on recto. Contemporary manuscript description of contents on front endpaper. Contemporary vellum with handwritten title on backstrip, marbled edges. Binding has some stains and wear to corners and edges. Repair to verso of 53 plates. Lacking Minor foxing, plates are bright; good. First edition of all five volumes. A popular series of prints of hermetic saints or "fathers," including a volume devoted to female hermits. They are not often found together. The Sadeler family were among the most successful Flemish engravers and publishers of their time. Graesse vol. 6 p. 211-212.

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         L'istoria di Verona del sig. Girolamo Dalla Corte gentil'huomo veronese, diuisa in due parti et in 22 libri. Con la tauola in ciascuna parte delle cose più notabili.

      Nella stamparia di Girolamo Discepolo, In Verona, 1594. 2 v. ([12], 685, [64] p.; 753, [3 bianche], [61] p.); 4°(19 cm), piena pergamena del settecento con tassello in pelle rossa ai due dorsi con titoli oro. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, al primo volume alone marroncino alla prima metà del volume, alla quartultima carta dell'indice minimo restauro d'epoca marginale, pochissime carte risultano col titoletto parzialmente refilato in alto (non il frontespizio e le prima carte), al secondo volume dorso staccato e pergamena rimossa ai due piatti (probabilmente per recuperare d'epoca materiale da scrittura o da restauro), conserva il dorso con qualche difettino MA UGUALE AL PRIMO VOLUME COL MEDESIMO TASSELLO COI TITOLI ORO, con un lavoro di restauro è possibile riportarlo in buono stato, il secondo volume presenta alcune sottolineature non recenti in matita rossa. ESEMPLARE COMPLETO DI TUTTE LE PAGINE (interamente collazionato pagina per pagina). Marca (V 539) sui front. Prima edizione di una delle fondamentali storie della città di Verona, data alle stampe in due anni distinti e poi ripubblicata nel 1596. Il piano dell'opera preventivava 22 libri, ma solo i primi 20, a causa della morte del Dalla Corte, furono stampati. Biancolini nel 1745-49 la ripubblicò aggiungendo i circa due secoli di storia mancanti (fino appunto alla data di pubblicazione).

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         Elenchus alter errorum Antonii Sadeelis in libello de sacramentali manducatione carnis Christi

      Wittenberg, Georg Muller 1594.. 8°. 8 Bll., 297 [recte 267] S. Flex. Pgmt. d. Zt. Einbd. fleckig. ADB XXI, 374; VD16 M 4686 - Balthasar Mentzer der Ältere (1565 in Allendorf, Hessen - 1627 in Marburg/Lahn), strenglutherischer Theologe im ersten Stadium der protestantischen Scholastik. Mentzer studierte an der Universität Marburg. 1589 wurde er von seinem Landesherrn Ludwig IV. gegen seinen Willen als Pfarrer in Kirtorf eingesetzt. Durch die hier vorliegende, veröffentlichte Auseinandersetzung mit der reformierten Christologie und Abendmahllehre, sog. Anti-Sadeel, macht er sich einen Namen, sodass er 1596 Professor der Theologie in Marburg wurde und 1607 an der neugegründeten lutherischen Universität Gießen. Die Beitragsautoren sind: Hunnius, Aegidius; Schröder, Johannes aus Treysa.

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         Cardiomorphoseos sive ex corde desumpta emblemata sacra. Verona, superiorum permissu, 1645. 4to. With engraved allegorical title-page (signed ''G.G.'' below right) showing King David and Saint Paul holding a heart, with the arms of the dedicatee, Cardinal Jules Mazarin, at the foot, 101 engraved emblems in text, each on the theme of the heart, with a letterpress title in any of about 7 different woodcut panels, and a letterpress explanation below, continuing onto the verso. Each is printed from an oval plate (10.5 x 8 cm). Contemporary sheepskin parchment.

      ICCU (9 copies); Landwehr, Romanic emblem books 610; Praz, pp. 151-152. First edition of a religious emblem book in Latin, built around the theme of the heart, written by the Marinist poet, writer, doctor and philosopher Francisco Pona (1594-1654). The illustrations, largely etched and unsigned, are slightly primitive in execution, but have the heart-felt charm of folk art. Pona's works ranged from scientific treatises and history to poetry and plays. In 1651 he was appointed the official historian to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III.With the early owner's inscription of a painter ("pictoris"), Dominicus Dentonus, at the foot of the title-page. In good condition, with only some small worm holes in the foot margin of the last two leaves and some minor marginal soiling. Binding wrinkled and soiled.

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         L’istoria di Verona del sig. Girolamo Dalla Corte gentil’huomo veronese, diuisa in due parti et in 22 libri.: Con la tauola in ciascuna parte delle cose più notabili.

      Nella stamparia di Girolamo Discepolo, In Verona. 1594 - ESEMPLARE COMPLETO DI TUTTE LE PAGINE (interamente collazionato pagina per pagina). Marca (V 539) sui front. Prima edizione di una delle fondamentali storie della città di Verona, data alle stampe in due anni distinti e poi ripubblicata nel 1596. Il piano dell’opera preventivava 22 libri, ma solo i primi 20, a causa della morte del Dalla Corte, furono stampati. Biancolini nel 1745-49 la ripubblicò aggiungendo i circa due secoli di storia mancanti (fino appunto alla data di pubblicazione). Formato: 2 v. ([12], 685, [64] p.; 753, [3 bianche], [61] p.); 4°(19 cm), piena pergamena del settecento con tassello in pelle rossa ai due dorsi con titoli oro. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, al primo volume alone marroncino alla prima metà del volume, alla quartultima carta dell'indice minimo restauro d'epoca marginale, pochissime carte risultano col titoletto parzialmente refilato in alto (non il frontespizio e le prima carte), al secondo volume dorso staccato e pergamena rimossa ai due piatti (probabilmente per recuperare d'epoca materiale da scrittura o da restauro), conserva il dorso con qualche difettino MA UGUALE AL PRIMO VOLUME COL MEDESIMO TASSELLO COI TITOLI ORO, con un lavoro di restauro è possibile riportarlo in buono stato, il secondo volume presenta alcune sottolineature non recenti in matita rossa.

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         Grecia)

      Venezia 1594 - Carta geografica tratta dal celebre "Teatro del cielo e della terra. Di Gioseppe Rosaccio nel quale si discorre breuemente. Del centro, e doue sia del terremoto, e sue cause. De' fiumi, e loro proprietà, de' metalli, e loro origine, del mondo, e le sue parti. Dell'acqua, e sua salsedine" edito a Venezia per la prima volta nel 1595. La carta è caratterizzata dal fatto di essere stampata da due matrici lignee, e quindi poi unita. La matrice viene usata per illustrare altre due opere del Rosaccio, il "Le sei età del Mondo" e il "Mondo e sue parti", editi tra Treviso, Bologna, Firenze, Verona, Venezia e Viterbo tra il 1594 e il 1668. Solo l'ultima edizione, quella di Bologna del 1688, ha le tavole realizzate ex novo, in una sola matrice. Xilografia, applicata su avtico supporto, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Non comune. Charming wood block map of by the Italian XVIth and XVIIth century writer, humanist and cartographer Giuseppe Rosaccio. Taken from one of the editions of "Teatro del cielo e della terra" and also insert in "Le sei età del Mondo" or "Il Mondo e sue parti", works by Rosaccio himself. The book was very popular and many edition where printed in Treviso, Bologna, Florence, Verona, Venice, Viterbo from 1594 and 1688. The maps are printed from two wood block except the last edition of 1688. Woodcut, laid down on antique mounting, in very good conditions. Dimensioni 160 125mm

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         Tractatus de Alimentis, Titulis, Seu Partibus Novem Distinctus.

      1594 - First Edition of a Notable Sixteenth-Century Treatise on Roman and Italian Family Law Sordi (Surdi), Giovanni Pietro [d. 1598]. Tractatus de Alimentis, Titulis, Seu Partibus Novem Distinctus; Universam Ipsam Materiam, Quamuis Amplam & Diffusam, Certa Quadam Regula sub Quaestionibus Perstringens: Omnibus tum in Scholis, Yum in Causarum for Versantibus Maxime Utilis, Ac Pernecessarius; Nunc Recens, Summo Studio ac Diligentia, Excusus. Cum Summariis, & Indice Rerum ac Sententiarum Locupletissimo. Venice: Apud Damianum Zenarium, 1594. [lxii], 417, [1] ff. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (9-1/2" x 15-1/2"). Contemporary vellum with later rebacking, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, fore-edges of boards have holes for thong ties, front free endpaper removed. Light soiling, a few minor nicks and a bit of worming, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints starting at ends, corners bumped, some worming to pastedowns. Large woodcut printer device to title page, woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to margins. * First edition. Sordi's treatise examines the Roman law of husband and wife and parent and child and their application to recent law in Venice and other northern Italian states. It was first published in 1594. Widely circulated throughout Italy and Central Europe, it went through other editions in 1595, 1602, 1612, 1619, 1625 and 1643. All editions are rather scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies of the first edition in North America, 2 of them in law libraries (Library of Congress, University of Minnesota). Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE39760. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         In sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco commentarius

      Sumptibus Fratum de Gabiano, Lyon 1594 - Pleine basane mouchetée de l'époque, dos à quatre nerfs. Petit in quarto (19,5x15 cm) de (8)-551-(1 bl.)-(46) pages (sans le dernier feuillet blanc) Coiffe inférieure arrachée, coins abîmés. Reliure légèrement déboitée. Sans les gardes blanches. Salissures et quelques traces de mouillures, surtout aux premiers feuillets, travail de ver marginal puis plus important en marge intérieure des pages 360 à 390. Première édition publiée en dehors de l'Italie (EO en 1570 à Rome) du traité de la sphère de Sacro Bosco commenté par Christophe Clavius. Le Traité de la sphère de Sacro Bosco a été le premier livre d'astronomie imprimé (1476). Il se divisé en quatre chapitres: le premier sur le concept de la sphéricité de la terre et de son caractère stationnaire au centre de l'univers; Le deuxième traite des divers cercles de référence de la Terre et du Soleil (équateur, colures, méridien, horizon.). Le troisième chapitre explore le mouvement de certains corps célestes et en particulier celui du soleil, et le dernier chapitre examine les éclipses solaires et lunaires. Il est basé sur Ptolémée et ses commentateurs arabes. Les ouvrages de Clavius dans le domaine de l'astronomie ont été très appréciés. Son commentaire sur le traité de la Sphère de Sacro Bosco est considéré comme le meilleur et a été largement utilisé pendant plus de cinquante ans. Bon ami de Galilée, Clavius est néanmoins resté attaché à un modèle géocentrique de l'univers. Houzeau & Lancaster [2678 : "C'est le meilleur commentaire de l'astronomie (De sphaera) de Sacro Bosco"], Baudrier [VII, 228 & 230] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full mottled sheep, spine in five compartments. Small 4to (19.5x15 cm), (8)-551-(1 bl.)-(46) pages (lack the last blank leaf) Tail of spine and corners worn. Without the blank flyleaves. Soiled, few light waterstains mainly on the first leaves, some worming in the blank inner margin (mainly from page 360 to 390) First edition published outside of Italy (first appeared in Rome in 1570). The sphaera of Sacro Bosco was the first printed book on astronomy (1476). It is divided into four chapters: one on the concept of sphericity of the earth and its stationary character at the center of the universe; The second deals with the various reference circles the Earth and the Sun (equator colures, Meridian , horizon .). The third chapter explores the movement of certain celestial bodies and in particular that of the sun, and the last chapter examines the solar and lunar eclipses. The works of Clavius ??in the field of astronomy were very much appreciated. His commentary on the Sphaera of Sacro Bosco is considered to be the best and has been widely used for over fifty years. Good friend of Galilee, he remained committed to a geocentric model of the universe. Houzeau & Lancaster [2678 : "C'est le meilleur commentaire de l'astronomie (De sphaera) de Sacro Bosco"], Baudrier [VII, 228 & 230] Petit in quarto / small 4to 616g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Complete Angler. [Excellent Large Paper Bagster Edition]. or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: being a discourse on rivers, fish-ponds, fish, and fishing. In two parts: the first written by Mr. Isaac Walton the second by Charles Cotton, Esq. With the lives of the authors: and notes historical, critical, supplementary and explanatory by Sir John Hawkins, Knt.

      24 cm x 15 cm. VI, 512, [2] pages. Illustrated with 32 engravings by Philip Audinet, including portraits, fishing tackle and copper engravings of different fish, two large woodcuts, two engraved pages of music. Hardcover. Extraordinarily rebacked and restored original boards with 20th century spine. Gilt ornaments and wonderful spinelabel. Beautiful example of the rare Angler-companion in a tight and complete condition. This is the sought after large paper edition of Bagster. Izaak Walton (c. 1594 15 December 1683) was an English writer. Best known as the author of The Compleat Angler, he also wrote a number of short biographies that have been collected under the title of Walton's Lives. The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653, but Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse 6 verses were quoted from John Dennys's 1613 work The Secrets of Angling. It was dedicated to John Offley, his most honoured friend. There was a second edition in 1655, a third in 1661 (identical with that of 1664), a fourth in 1668 and a fifth in 1676. In this last edition the thirteen chapters of the original had grown to twenty-one, and a second part was added by his friend and brother angler Charles Cotton, who took up Venator where Walton had left him and completed his instruction in fly fishing and the making of flies. Walton did not profess to be an expert with a fishing fly the fly fishing in his first edition was contributed by Thomas Barker, a retired cook and humorist, who produced a treatise of his own in 1659 but in the use of the live worm, the grasshopper and the frog "Piscator" himself could speak as a master. The famous passage about the frog, often misquoted as being about the worm"use him as though you loved him, that is, harm him as little as you may possibly, that he may live the longer"appears in the original edition. The additions made as the work grew did not affect the technical part alone quotations, new turns of phrase, songs, poems and anecdotes were introduced as if the author, who wrote it as a recreation, had kept it constantly in his mind and talked it over point by point with his many friends. There were originally only two interlocutors in the opening scene, "Piscator" and "Viator" but in the second edition, as if in answer to an objection that "Piscator" had it too much in his own way in praise of angling, he introduced the falconer, "Auceps," changed "Viator" into "Venator" and made the new companions each dilate on the joys of his favourite sport. The best-known old edition of the Angler is J. Major's (2nd ed., 1824). The book was edited by Andrew Lang in 1896, followed by many other editions. (Wikipedia)

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         De denario medico, quo decem medicaminibus, omnibus morbis internis medendi via docetur. - (Angebunden): - (Derselbe): Tractatus varii, de vera praeparatione ed usu medicamentorum chymicorum nunc primum editi.

      Bern bzw. Frankfurt, Jean Lepreux bzw. Peter Fischer für Johann Feyerabend, 1608 bzw. 1594. - 8°. Titel, 203 S., 3 n.n. S.; 256 S. Neuer Pergamentband mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Duveen 464. - Ferguson II, 180. - Brüning 927 und 661. - VD17 23: 285087Q. - VD16 P 1318. - Zwei seltene Erstausgaben in einem Band. Band I: enthält eine Sammlung von pharmakologischen und medizinischen Traktaten zur Herstellung von Salben und Pulver, aber auch alchemistische Rezepturen auf der Suche nach dem Allerheilmittel. Behandelt auch Schriften anderer Alechmisten. - Band II: umfasst 4 Traktate, wobei der 2., 3. und 4. Teile jeweils ein eigenes Titelblatt enthalten. Der grösste Teil des Werkes stammt aus der Feder von Penot. Er übernimmt jedoch auch Texte von Paracelsus, Raymundus Lullius und anderen nicht namentlich genannten Autoren. - Penot (um 1530-1620) studierte in Basel, wurde bekannt mit Paraceslus und einer seiner wichtigsten Schüler. Er arbeitete zeitweise in Deutschland, verlor jedoch sein Vermögen und soll im Armenhaus von Yverdon hochbetagt gestorben sein. Fabricius Hildanus, der ihn dort besucht hat, hielt fest, dass sich Penot, verbittert und verhärmt gegen die alchemistische Forschung äusserte. Er würde seinem schlimmsten Feind die Leidenschaft zur Alchemie anhexen. - Papier durchgehend schwach gebräunt. handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk des Franziskanerordens von Fulda.

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         Manuscript contract of Marriage between Jacques Mouvet and Francoise de Lounducourt (in French)

      , 1594. 1594. 6 pages of text. ON VELLUM. 1 vols. 4to. Folded. 6 pages of text. ON VELLUM. 1 vols. 4to.

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         Aromatum et Simplicium Aliquot Medicamentorum Apud Indos Nascentium Historia. Primùm quidem lusitanica lingua per dialogos conscripta, D. Garcia ab Horto,. = Sigue: Aromatum & Medicamentorum in Orientali Indianascentium. Sigue: Simplicium .(*)

      Ex Officina Plantiniana, Antuerpiae - Amberes , 1594 - 1593 - - (*).Simplicium Medicamentorum ex novo orbe delatorum in Medicina usus est Historia; hispanico sermone duobus libris descripta a D. Nicolao Monardis, hispalensi medico. . 456 pp. y 3 hojas. La última con el emblemático grabado de la imprenta. El texto con numerosos grabados de plantas medicinales. Completo y conservado ejemplar encuadernado de época en piel. Lomera con nervios, florones y un tejuelo. =Garcia de Orta (Castelo de Vide, ca. 1500 — Goa, ca. 1568) fue un científico judío portugués del Renacimiento, médico, naturalista y explorador. Fue un pionero de la medicina tropical. La ocupación de Garcia de Orta en la India lo lleva extensamente por las costas occidentales de India, y mercadeó con especias y piedras preciosas, estableciendo contactos con otros mercaderes y médicos de muchas partes del sur de Asia y de las costas del océano Índico. Hablaba en portugués, castellano, hebreo, latín, griego y en árabe; y su obra muestra que también tenía conocimientos en persa, marathi, konkani, sánscrito y kannada. Tenía correspondencia y agentes que le enviaban semillas, planta, drogas y piedras preciosas. Evidentemente tenía un laboratorio y un jardín botánico. Su inestimable conocimiento de las especias orientales y de medicinas se revela en su única obra conocida, Colóquios dos simples e drogas he cousas medicinais da Índia , publicada en Goa en 1563. La primera edición de "Aromatum et simplicium aliquot medicamentorum apud Indos nascentium historia. " es de Amberes, 1567. En nuestra edición se suma la obra de Nicolás Monardes. Estas obras de García Da Orta y Nicolás Monardes en un mismo tomo son las obras más influyentes de la materia médica exótica del siglo XVI. Nicolás Bautista Monardes Alfaro (Sevilla, 1508 - Sevilla, 1588) fue un destacado médico y botánico español. Su trabajo más significativo fue Historia medicinal de las cosas que se traen de nuestras Indias Occidentales. En esta obra se propuso estudiar y experimentar con los productos y medicinas del Nuevo Mundo para explorar sus propiedades farmacológicas, aprovechando que Sevilla era el puerto de entrada al Viejo Mundo de las Indias Occidentales. Para ello cultivó en su huerto plantas americanas y describió por vez primera muchas especies como el cardo santo, la cebadilla, la jalapa, el sasafrás, el guayaco, la pimienta, la canela de Indias, el tabaco, el bálsamo de Tolú etc. Familiarizó a los europeos con la piña tropical, el cacahuete, el maíz, la batata, la coca o la zarzaparrilla. Su contribución a la farmacognosia fue muy relevante, como demuestra el enorme interés despertado por su obra: en poco más de cien años sus obras alcanzaron cuarenta y dos ediciones en seis idiomas. Fue el primer autor conocido en informar y describir el fenómeno de la Fluorescencia, entonces desconocido, en su libro Historia Medicinal (Sevilla, 1565), donde describe el extraño comportamiento de ciertas infusiones de Lignum nephriticum. Size: 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Tractatus de Alimentis, Titulis, Seu Partibus Novem Distinctus...

      1594. First Edition of a Notable Sixteenth-Century Treatise on Roman and Italian Family Law Sordi (Surdi), Giovanni Pietro [d. 1598]. Tractatus de Alimentis, Titulis, Seu Partibus Novem Distinctus; Universam Ipsam Materiam, Quamuis Amplam & Diffusam, Certa Quadam Regula sub Quaestionibus Perstringens: Omnibus tum in Scholis, Yum in Causarum for Versantibus Maxime Utilis, Ac Pernecessarius; Nunc Recens, Summo Studio ac Diligentia, Excusus. Cum Summariis, & Indice Rerum ac Sententiarum Locupletissimo. Venice: Apud Damianum Zenarium, 1594. [lxii], 417, [1] ff. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (9-1/2" x 15-1/2"). Contemporary vellum with later rebacking, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, fore-edges of boards have holes for thong ties, front free endpaper removed. Light soiling, a few minor nicks and a bit of worming, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints starting at ends, corners bumped, some worming to pastedowns. Large woodcut printer device to title page, woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to margins. * First edition. Sordi's treatise examines the Roman law of husband and wife and parent and child and their application to recent law in Venice and other northern Italian states. It was first published in 1594. Widely circulated throughout Italy and Central Europe, it went through other editions in 1595, 1602, 1612, 1619, 1625 and 1643. All editions are rather scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies of the first edition in North America, 2 of them in law libraries (Library of Congress, University of Minnesota). Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE39760.

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         Las Navas de Tolosa. Poema heroico

      1594 - The magnum opus of Mesa. 1594. Madrid. Por la biuda de P. Madrigal. 8vo (147 x 92 mm). 8 ff., 324 ff., 3 ff. Handsome light brown crushed morocco, signed Brugalla 1949, boards with gilt fillets and center pieces, all edges gilt, headbands, spine lettered and finely tooled in gilt. Slight soiling to title, overall a very fresh and clean copy, last 3 ff. with marginal restoration away from text. 5,000 $ First edition, the magnum opus of Cristobal de Mesa, a Spanish Jewish convert (c. 1559 – 1633), friend with Torquato Tasso, and with several other relevant Spanish literates and writers, including Miguel de Cervantes; his friendship with Tasso was, however, the alleged source of inspiration and inclination towards the epic. Mesa would later on translate Tasso´s Jerusalem Liberated into Spanish. The work narrates the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, known in Arab history as the Battle of Al-Uqab, a crucial military engagement during the Reconquista, the Spanish medieval effort to conquer occupied Spain back from the Moors, where King Alfonso VIII of Castile and his allies (the Kings of Navarre, Aragon, and Portugal) met against the Berber Muhammad al-Nasir, fourth Almohad caliph in the last years of the 12th century and beginnings of the 13th. The battle was a decisive victory to the Christian coalition, and a heavy defeat for the Moors, which accelerated the crumbling down of their presence in the Iberian Peninsula. It is said that the Caliph had a guard of chained slaves surrounding him. Within the epic, Mesa gives room to dedicate to a love affair in the ranks of the Moors, between Abdalla and Xarifa. Palau, 166113. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Tractatus de Alimentis, Titulis, Seu Partibus Novem Distinctus...

      1594. First Edition of a Notable Sixteenth-Century Treatise on Roman and Italian Family Law Sordi (Surdi), Giovanni Pietro [d. 1598]. Tractatus de Alimentis, Titulis, Seu Partibus Novem Distinctus; Universam Ipsam Materiam, Quamuis Amplam & Diffusam, Certa Quadam Regula sub Quaestionibus Perstringens: Omnibus tum in Scholis, Yum in Causarum for Versantibus Maxime Utilis, Ac Pernecessarius; Nunc Recens, Summo Studio ac Diligentia, Excusus. Cum Summariis, & Indice Rerum ac Sententiarum Locupletissimo. Venice: Apud Damianum Zenarium, 1594. [lxii], 417, [1] ff. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (9-1/2" x 15-1/2"). Contemporary vellum with later rebacking, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, fore-edges of boards have holes for thong ties, front free endpaper removed. Light soiling, a few minor nicks and a bit of worming, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints starting at ends, corners bumped, some worming to pastedowns. Large woodcut printer device to title page, woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to margins. $2,500. * First edition. Sordi's treatise examines the Roman law of husband and wife and parent and child and their application to recent law in Venice and other northern Italian states. It was first published in 1594. Widely circulated throughout Italy and Central Europe, it went through other editions in 1595, 1602, 1612, 1619, 1625 and 1643. All editions are rather scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies of the first edition in North America, 2 of them in law libraries (Library of Congress, University of Minnesota). Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE39760.

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         Prima pars. Commentariorum in leges Tauri, authore Ioanne Guillen à Cervantes

      Mantuae Carpentanae [Madrid], Guillermo Drouy, 1594 - Folio, [4]+238+[12] f, pergamino rotulado en lomo, pequeñas pérdidas en bordes, título manuscrito en corte inferior. Firma en portada, puntos de óxido, papel muy tostado, anotaciones al margen, algún pasaje subrayado con lápiz de color. Escudo de armas en portada

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         Théâtre des instrumens mathématiques et méchaniques. -

      Lyon, Chouët, 1594. In-folio. Legatura moderna in marocchino marrone, titolo impr. in oro sul dorso. Titolo entro larga bordura silografica e 60 interessanti illustrazioni a p. pag. inc. in rame con invenzioni e macchine di vario genere: mulini, pompe, idranti, presse, carri, barche, strumenti musicali ecc., ognuna con una dettagliata descrizione stampata sulla pagina dirimpetto. (65) ff.; piccola macchia nel margine esterno, lieve uniforme brunitura della carta e qualche fioritura: discreto esemplare. Una delle più belle e famose opere francesi di tecnologia e meccanica del '500 (prima edizione: 1569). Cf. Mortimer, Harvard, 56-58; Norman 227; Thorndike V, 594-595; Houzeau & L. 2655. One of the most beautiful and important French books on machinery and engineering, remarkable for its fine plates. Title within a large historiated woodcut border, and 60 etched plates with descriptive text facing. Mod. brown morocco. Small stain in outer margin, light uniform browning throughout and some occasional foxing.

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         Dialogue d'entre le Maheustre & le Manant. Contenant les raisons de leurs débats & questions en ses présens troubles au Royaume de France.

      1594. ____ C'est un dialogue sur la politique, la religion et les événements du temps, entre deux catholiques, l'un, le Manant, est un ligueur, l'autre, le Maheustre, un royaliste. La première édition parue à la fin de 1593, contenait des passages défavorables à Henri IV qui ont été remplacés, à la suite de son entrée dans Paris, par des attaques contre la Ligue. "Ce texte est riche en détails personnels, en noms propres, en révélations sur les négociations secrètes de beaucoup de parisiens avec Henri IV, et sur les jalousies entre les divers candidats au trône et sur les intrigues dont les états furent le théâtre." (Hauser) L'attribution de ce texte varie, la BNF l'attribue à François Cromé. Rousseurs et quelques auréoles claires. Le dernier feuillet blanc manque. Brunet II, 670. *****. In-8. [156 x 95 mm] Collation : 123 ff. Vélin. (Reliure du XIXe.).

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         L'Hospidale de Pazzi Incurabili

      Venice: Antonio Somascho, 1594. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Small 4to (198x146 mm). [4], 91, [1] leaves. Title with woodcut printer's device, browned throughout (some pages stronger), minor spotting, index to final blank verso in contemporary manuscript, some worming to lower margins at end, 20th century vellum-backed marbled boards, new endpapers. ---- Durling 2007; Adams G264; EDIT 16 CNCE 20479. - A scarce edition of this work on madness first published in 1585. It is apparently the first book devoted to classifying and describing different forms of insanity. Very Good.

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         Three Treatises, Of the second part of Symbolaeographie. First, Of Comprimises and Arbiterments. 2. Of Fines, Concordes, and Common Recoueries. 3. Of Offences and Indictments. Wherunto is annexed another Treatise of Equitie [etc.]. S.T.C. 25276.7

      Imprinted at London in Fleetstreet, by Charles Yetsweirt [etc.]. The first edition of the second part of West's work, by far the most extensive of three variant issues, greatly expanding his first part through his treatment of fines and recoveries, criminal law (including witchcraft) and, in particular, equity. Modern calf, gilt-lettered, light browning, else quite well preserved; the Taussig copy. Imprinted at London in Fleetstreet, by Charles Yetsweirt [etc.], London, 1594.

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         L'Authoritie et Iurisdiction [Jurisdiction] des Courts de la Maiestie.

      1594. First Edition of Crompton's Survey of the Courts [Crompton, Richard (d. 1599)]. L'Authoritie et Iurisdiction des Courts de la Maiestie de la Roygne: Nouelment Collect & Compose, Per R. Crompton del Milieu Temple Esquire, Apprentice del Ley. Si Seuris Index, Mitisis Corde Memento, Dicito, quae Possunt Dicta Decere Senem. London: In Aedibus Caroli Yetsweirti, 1594. [iv], 232 ff. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Later three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, a few minor nicks to boards, hinges cracked. Woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, some leaves have faint dampspotting or edgewear. Small early owner initials and struck-through signatures to title page, one with burn-though, early annotations and underlining to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. $2,000. * First edition. Crompton was a bencher of the Middle Temple during the reign of Henry VIII and the author of several notable juristic works. L'Authoritie et Iurisdiction is considered to be his principal work. It is essentially a digest of the Year Books and other cases applicable to the subject. Turning to William Fulbecke's A Direction or Preparative to the Study of the Lawe (1600), we see that its value was recognized almost immediately: "Master Crompton has taken great paynes in this study, and his books are in every man's hands, which prooveth their generall allowance, his cases are very profitable, and apt for the title to which they are applyed, and so compendiously collected, that a man may by them in a few howers gaine great knowledge" (cited in Holdsworth). On a broader scale, Crompton offers legal justification for the creation of a rigidly hierarchical "natural" society governed by a powerful monarch. This attitude, articulated by Bodin among others, was shared by several conservatives in England and Europe during the Late Renaissance. Holdsworth, History of English Law IV: 212. English Short-Title Catalogue S109077. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books T328.

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         Mercurius Gallobelgicus: sive Rerum in Gallia & Belgio Potissimum: Hispania quoque, Italia, Anglia, Germania, Polonia, vicinisque locis ab anno 1588, usque ad Martium anni praesentis 1594...

      Coloniae Agrippinae: Godefridum Kempensem , 1594 An extremely rare copy of Mercurius Gallogbelgicus - one of the earliest newsletters/periodicals, which appeared in the late sixteenth century. It was compiled by Michael ab Isselt, a dutch refugee in Cologne, and issued on a six monthly basis under the name of D M Jansonio. The name Mercurius chosen for association with Mercury, the swift messenger. This copy is in six books and is in a possibly contemporary binding with raised bands, red title label and the remains of gilt decoration to the spine. It has wear but is in good condition. Contents: Initial blank; title page with winged mercury design; Epistola dedicatory 4pp; Index 26pp; books - primus pp 1-84; secundus pp 84-174; tertius pp 175-255; quartus pp 256-358; quintus pp 359-512; sextus pp 513-683 - including 'Brevis rerum turcas et christianos per ungariam.. at pp 673-683; epilogus pp 684-685; Finis with emblem. The contents are in very good condition. The paper is browned but generally clean. There is a small paper flaw at p24; small loss from the bottom margin of p463 not affecting text; some light marking on p477; some light ink lining on pp 604-605; and a ragged bottom margin, not affecting text on p663. The final page has a torn side margin with loss, which has been repaired. The endpapers may have been replaced in an earlier repair - they are not new but are less toned than the rest of the work.

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         Cardiomorphoseos sive ex corde desumpta emblemata sacra. Verona, superiorum permissu, 1645. 4to. With engraved allegorical title-page (signed ''G.G.'' below right) showing King David and Saint Paul holding a heart, with the arms of the dedicatee, Cardinal Jules Mazarin, at the foot, 101 engraved emblems in text, each on the theme of the heart, with a letterpress title in any of about 7 different woodcut panels, and a letterpress explanation below, continuing onto the verso. Each is printed from an oval plate (10.5 x 8 cm). Contemporary sheepskin parchment.

      - ICCU (9 copies); Landwehr, Romanic emblem books 610; Praz, pp. 151-152. First edition of a religious emblem book in Latin, built around the theme of the heart, written by the Marinist poet, writer, doctor and philosopher Francisco Pona (1594-1654). The illustrations, largely etched and unsigned, are slightly primitive in execution, but have the heart-felt charm of folk art. Pona's works ranged from scientific treatises and history to poetry and plays. In 1651 he was appointed the official historian to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III.With the early owner's inscription of a painter ("pictoris"), Dominicus Dentonus, at the foot of the title-page. In good condition, with only some small worm holes in the foot margin of the last two leaves and some minor marginal soiling. Binding wrinkled and soiled.

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        Dialogue d'entre le maheustre et le manant. Contenant les raisons de leurs debats & questions en ces presens troubles au Royaume de France.

      1594 - Précieux exemplaire conservé dans sa première reliure en vélin souple de l'époque. S.l. [Paris], 1594.In-8 de (1) f.bl., 123 ff., (1) f.bl. Relié en plein vélin souple de l'époque, dos lisse avec le titre manuscrit. Reliure de l'époque. 164 x 104 mm. / Precious copy preserved in its first contemporary limp vellum binding.  N.p. [Paris], 1594.8vo [164 x 104 mm] of (1) bl.l., 123 ll., (1) bl.l. Bound in full contemporary limp vellum, flat spine with the handwritten title. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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