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        Dell'istorie di Genova libri XII tradotte per M. Serdonati...

      UNITO CON:Gli annali di Genova...fino al 1550 Genova , G. Bartoli, 1597. " opere in 1 volume in folio (cm. 21,3x30,8) , pagine (4), 664;(12), 98, I carta bianca(18). Grande ritratto in xilografia al verso del primo frontespizio, marca tipografica ai 2 frontespizi e in fine. Bella legatura leggermente posteriore (inizi 600) in pieno marocchino, titolo oro al dorso, filetti oro ai piatti, tagli dorati. Restauro alla parte inferiore del dorso. Qualche restauro alle prime carte. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione in volgare della prima opera. Seconda edizione in volgare della seconda opera. Gamba 1398 ( le 2 opere insieme) Cen. B. 3100 (solo il Bonfadio)

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        Gli annali di Genova dal 1528 che ricuperò la libertà fino al 1550 divisi in 5 libri. Nuovamente tradotti in lingua italiana da Bartolomeo Paschetti

      Per gli heredi di Girolamo Bartoli, Genova 1597 - In-folio (290x205 mm.), pp. (12), 98. Manca 1 carta bianca in fine. Sempre in fine sono aggiunti 8 fogli di tavola non pertinenti all'edizione. Fregio tipografico al frontespizio, altro in fine. Legatura di primo '900 in mezza pergamena con dorso a fregi e tasselli blu con titoli in oro. Bella edizione italiana, fatta dall'insigne medico-storiografo Bartolomeo Paschetti, di questo classico della storiografia rinascimentale italiana. L'autore, umanista gardesano, insegnante di filosofia a Genova, ebbe l'incarico di dare continuazione alla storia del Foglietta e vi provvide non lesinando aspre critiche ad alcune potenti famiglie genovesi. Morì decapitato con l'accusa -probabilente solo pretestuosa- di sodomia. Bibliografia: Manno, VI, 22437. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hispania Nova

      1597 - Unusual 16th century map focusing on Central America. ca. 1597. Louvain. Strong impression, fine example with wide margin. 288 mm x 230 mm. Wytfliet´s map of Mexico, published in the Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum (an enhancement to Ptolemy´s Geographia, dedicated to the Americas and intended as a systematic description of its parts), regarded as the first Atlas of the Americas. The map shows mainly Mexico, extending from Panama –including Honduras and Nicaragua- up to South United States, including a portion of Florida. This is one of the earliest maps dedicated to Mexico.

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        Aussführliche und wahrhaffte Beschreibung des Durchlauchtigsten, Grossmächtigsten und Hochgebornen Fürsten und Herrn, Herrn Christians des Vierdten dieses Namens, zu Dennemarck, Norwegen, der Wenden...., Zu Koppenhagen den 29. Augusti Anno 1596, glücklich geschehenen Königlichen Krönung. Sambt umbstentlicher erzelung, was kurtz zuvor, bey, und nach demselben Actu, denckwürdiges fürgelauffen.

      Koppenhagen, (Colophon: Mads Vingaard - zu kauff bey Heinrich Waldkirch), 1597. 4to. Indbundet i et 1700-tals helbind i masrmoreret kalveskind. 5 ophøjede bind på ryggen. Rig forgyldning i rygfelterne. Forgyldt titeletiket. Lidt slid langs kanter. marmorerede forsatse. Titelbladet trykt i rødt og sort. Rigsvåbnet i træsnit på A3 verso.(104) unnummererede blade. Lettere bladgulning i starten, spredte brunpletter, nogle blade i midten med svage marginalskjolder. Øverst på et af de forreste friblade signeret "Oldenburg" (Frederik Oldenburg, assessor i Højesteret, historiker og kendt bogsamler). ¶ Originaludgaven af August Erichs kendte førstehåndsberetning om Christian IV's kroning. Året efter blev værket udgivet på dansk."August Erich calls himself "German Secretary to his Royal Majesty". He was present at the ceremonious coronation of King Christian IV August 29, 1596, and describes the various processions, festivities and tournaments. He also records the names of the persons taking part in the coronation and how they were dressed." (Thesaurus I, 230).Lauritz Nielsen, 573. - Bibl. Dan.III,70. - Thesaurus I,230.

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        Il prencipe

      Niccolò Muzi per Bernardino Beccari, 1597. Cm. 15, pp. (18) 425 (1) [manca la carta bianca preliminare]. Capilettera e belle testatine xilografiche. Graziosa legatura antica in piena perg. rigida con titoli in oro al dorso e tagli spruzzati. Antico timbretto di biblioteca privata. Lievi e naturali fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta. Ben conservato. Girolamo Frachetta (1558-1620), scrittore politico e letterato nativo di Rovigo, fu allievo di Francesco Piccolomini, Tommaso Peregrini e Alfonso Soto. Autore di originali tesi sopra i temi della ragione di Stato e del diritto di guerra, Frachetta si distinse anche per innovative intuizioni nell'ambito delle riforme economiche: fu infatti sostenitore dell'opportunità dell'estensione delle imposte anche ai nobili. Non comune prima edizione. Cfr. Bozza, p. 122 e p. 80; Iccu. .

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        Le relationi universali divise in 4 parti.

      Venezia, Nicol• Polo, 1597 (parte prima). Venezia, Giacomo Vincenti, 1598 (parte seconda). Venezia, Giacomo Vincenti, 1597 (parte terza). Vicenza, Giorgio Greco, 1597 (parte quarta). 4 parti in un volume in-4ø piccolo. 16 cc., 240, 80 pp. - 10 cc., 152 pp. - 183 pp., 9 pp. - 8 cc., 79 pp. 4 carte geografiche: Europa, Asia, Africa, America incise in rame a doppia pagina f.t. (ciascuna di 19,5 x 26 cm.). Legatura seicentesca in tutta pergamena, tassello con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, tagli rossi. Le carte geografiche sono leggermente rifilate in testa. Esemplare genuino proveniente dalla biblioteca Novacco (ex libris); antica firma di possesso alla controguardia (Pietro Carducci) e doppio ex libris: "Giulio Corti gi... Fabio Gori Pannelini" e Emilio Pittaluga. Rara edizione, tra le prime (usc? per la prima volta tra il 1591 ed il 1593), di questa importante opera di geografia, viaggi, scoperte, economia. Le quattro carte con i continenti derivano da quelle del Rosaccio: la carta dell'Europa Š firmata in basso a sinistra in lastra dall?incisore Girolamo Porro (1520-1604), mentre le mappe dell'Africa, dell?Asia e dell?America, che deriva da quella di D'Anania nell'edizione del 1582 (cfr. Burden), sono senza la firma. Il lavoro di Giovanni Botero Š un ?[?] repertorio organico di antropogeografia, con notizie sistematiche sulla configurazione fisica, la densit... demografica, le risorse economiche, la potenza militare, la costituzione politica di tutti gli Stati del mondo. [Le relationi] per quasi un secolo rimasero un testo istituzionale e informativo di larghissima diffusione, il vero e proprio manuale geopolitico di tutta la classe dirigente europea [?] La parte prima Š una descrizione generale, sotto l'aspetto fisico e antropico, del mondo conosciuto; la parte seconda una silloge di dati statistici di prevalente interesse politico; la parte terza uno studio sulla distribuzione delle varie religioni sui continenti terrestri, con notizie storiche sulle recenti attivit... missionarie; la parte quarta tratta specificamente delle religioni degli indigeni delle Americhe e dell'introduzione del Vangelo in quelle regioni. Una parte quinta, composta dal B. negli ultimi anni della sua vita e lasciata inedita, vide la luce soltanto nel 1895.? (DBI). "Giovanni Botero, one of the greatest economists of the sixteenth century [..] also wrote this 'Relazioni Universali', for more than a century considered the best geography in existence. In this work Botero does not limit himself to the description of the different countries of the world, but also relates their history, gives statistics, and makes all kind of observations." (Borba de Moraes). 4 parts in one vol., small 4°. 16 ll., 240, 80 pp. - 10 ll., 152 pp. - 183 pp., 4 ll. - 8 ll., 79 pp., plus 4 double-page engraved maps of Europe, Asia, Africa and America (each measuring 19,5 x 26 cm.). 18th-century vellum, title and floral decoration gilt on morocco label to spine, all edges red. Upper margin of the four maps slightly shaved. Early owner's signature of Pietro Carducci on front endpapers, two bookplates ("Giulio Corti già Fabio Gori Pannelini" and Emilio Pittaluga) on front pastedown. Rare early edition (the princeps being issued between 1591 and 1593) of a fundamental geographical work dealing with travels, discoveries and economics. The four maps of the continents rely on those by Giuseppe Rosaccio. While the map of Europe is signed by the engraver Girolamo Porro (1520-1604) on the lower left corner, we ignore the artist depicting those of Africa, Asia and America. The latter is taken from D'Anania 1582 edition. This treatise by Giovanni Botero is a "[...] repertorio organico di antropogeografia, con notizie sistematiche sulla configurazione fisica, la densità demografica, le risorse economiche, la potenza militare, la costituzione politica di tutti gli Stati del mondo. [Le relationi] per quasi un secolo rimasero un testo istituzionale e informativo di larghissima diffusione, il vero e proprio manuale geopolitico di tutta la classe dirigente europea [...] La parte prima è una descrizione generale, sotto l'aspetto fisico e antropico, del mondo conosciuto; la parte seconda una silloge di dati statistici di prevalente interesse politico; la parte terza uno studio sulla distribuzione delle varie religioni sui continenti terrestri, con notizie storiche sulle recenti attività missionarie; la parte quarta tratta specificamente delle religioni degli indigeni delle Americhe e dell'introduzione del Vangelo in quelle regioni. Una parte quinta, composta dal B. negli ultimi anni della sua vita e lasciata inedita, vide la luce soltanto nel 1895." (DBI). "Giovanni Botero, one of the greatest economists of the sixteenth century [..] also wrote this 'Relazioni Universali', for more than a century considered the best geography in existence. In this work Botero does not limit himself to the description of the different countries of the world, but also relates their history, gives statistics, and makes all kind of observations." (Borba de Moraes). Einaudi 651. Borba de Moraes I, 114. Sabin II, 3370. Philip Burden, "The Mapping of North America" nø 86.

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        En liden Børne Forklaring, Offuer vor Herris jesu Christi Pinis oc Døds Historie, kortelig befattet i Otte oc Tiue Predickener. Her hos findis ocsaa en liden Forklaring, paa det gamle Paaske lam... Item, huorledis Christus toede sine Disciples Fødder... dislige paa de tegn, som skede effter at Christus var død paa Kaarsset, befattet i trende Predickener.

      Kiøbenhaffn, Laurentz Benedicht, 1597. Lille 8vo. Velbevaret 1700-tals helbind i kalveskind med spejl. Smal guldbort i yderste permfelt. Rig rygforgyldning. Forgyldt titel på ryg. 420 blade, hvoraf de 3 er i gammel facsimile (blad 1-2 og sidste blad). Ganske velbevaret, nøstsidste blad med en reparation i nederste indre margindel med tab af liniedele. ¶ Af største sjældenhed idet Lauritz Nielsen kun anfører 8 bevarede eksemplarer i offentlige biblioteker. Det er sandsynligt, at der kun eksisterer 2 eksemplarer i privateje, begge, som foreliggende, med nogle mangler. Medelby var slotspræst i København, senere biskop på Gotland.Lauritz Nielsen, 1152. - Thesaurus I, 139. - Paulli, lorentz benedicht, nr. 218.

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        Auriferae artis. Das ist, der Goldkunst, die man Chemiam nennt, uhrälteste Authores und Anfänger. Oder Turba philosophorum. Zum andern, ein vortrefflicher Tractat deß. Philosophi Rogeri Bachonis.

      Frankfurt Basse 1597 - (16,5 x 10 cm). (16) 167 (recte 168) S. Mit einem halbseitigen Textholzschnitt. Manuskriptpergamentband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - "Nach dem Titel scheint es sich um die deutsche Ausgabe der 'Auriferae artis' (1572) zu handeln, das Werk enthält aber nur 'Turba' und 'Praepositiones' daraus. Bacons Traktat ist ebenfalls nicht aus der 'Auriferae', wurde von Roth-Scholtz als 'Traktakt vom Golde' nachgedruckt" (Brüning). - Stellenweise leicht gebräunt und etwas fleckig. Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk und Notizen von alter Hand. Ein Blatt mit kleinem Loch und geringem Buchstabenverlust. Einband mit starken Gebrauchspuren und geringen Wurmspuren, sonst ordentliches Exemplar. - VD16 A 4356; Kopp II, 344; Brüning 693; vgl. Ferguson I, 405 (Ausgabe 1608). - Sehr selten [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gotische Kirche hinter Bäumen. Federlithographie.

      Im Stein bezeichnet "Versuch die liebliche sehnsuchtsvolle Wehmuth auszudrücken welche das Herz beim Klange des Gottesdienstes aus der Kirche herschallend erfüllt, auf Stein gezeichnet von Schinkel". Schöner Druck mit Rand. Auf gelbbräunlichem Maschinenbütten (mit schwer erkennbaren Wasserzeichen, wohl "Wassermühle" das andere "DOOSM..EE" und "1597"). 48,6 x 34,5 cm (Einfassung). Börsch-Supan, Denkmäler Deutscher Kunst, Nr. 350. Späterer Abdruck. Dussler (Die Inkunabeln der deutschen Lithographie), S. 228f. Winkler (Die Frühzeit der deutschen Lithographie) 763,8. - Das von der zeitgenössischen Kunstkritik sehr geschätzte Blatt wird 1810 in der Berliner Akademie erstmals ausgestellt. Die Komposition der lithographischen Arbeit ist aus Schinkels Gemälde "Gotische Klosterruine und Baumgruppen" von 1809 abgebleitet. "Die gotische Kirche, deren Architektur größtenteils verdeckt ist und sich nur als Fassade und Turm darbietet, wird mit einem voll entwickelten Baum verglichen. Durch die Gräber zwischen den Bäumen und dem blühenden Rosenstrauch ist die Vorstellung eines Kreislaufes von Wachsen und Vergehen in der Natur geweckt. So ist auch das Kind an der Hand der Mutter zu verstehen, das genau in der Mittelachse angeordnet ist." (Börsch-Supan, op. cit., S. 552). Die berühmteste graphische Arbeit Schinkels und eines der bedeutendsten Lithographien der deutschen Romantik. - "Der Stein, von dem in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts noch Abzüge gemacht worden sind, hat sich im Berliner Kupferstichkabinett erhalten." (Börsch-Supan, op. cit., S. 554). - Leicht gebräunt und mit kleinen Braunfleckchen. Kleine Randeinrisschen, Montierung an den Rändern teilweise nach recto durchschlagend.

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        Les Œuvres et Meslanges poetiques. Reveuës & augmentees en ceste derniere edition.

      Benoist Rigaud, Lyon 1597 - Plein maroquin brun du dix-neuvième siècle, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré portant le titre doré, tranches dorées, gardes en papier marbré. Un volume in-12 (132x79 mm), (12)-298 feuillets Plat supérieur passé . Ultime édition collective, la troisième, contenant les Amours, Epithalame, Contr'Amours, Sonnets, Odes, suivis des trois tragédies, composées de longs monologues et de choeurs, dont la célèbre Cléopâtre captive, et Discours de Jules César avant le passage du Rubicon. On trouve enfin une longue Ode à la chasse adressée au roi Charles IX et les Vers funèbres sur la mort d'Estienne Jodelle composés par Agrippa d'Aubigné. Jodelle est recherché par les amateurs de théâtre et par les curieux de littérature cynégétique. Il est l'auteur de la première tragédie classique française, Cléopâtre, qui parut en 1552 et qui décida de la renaissance du théâtre en France. Cette tragédie montre combien les règles dramatiques étaient encore lâches à cette époque : elle est bien divisée en actes, mais le premier ne présente que des rimes féminines; les trois actes suivants sont écrits en vers de dix syllabes à rimes croisées et le cinquième est en alexandrins. Exemplaire finement relié par Duru (1850) Tchemerzine [p. 761 : "Édition aussi rare et aussi recherchée que les précédentes"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Nineteenth-century full brown morocco, spine gilt in six compartments lettered in gilt, gilt edges, marbled endpapers. 12mo (132x79 mm), (12)-298 leaves Upper cover fadded . Third edition. Rare Tchemerzine [p. 761 : "Édition aussi rare et aussi recherchée que les précédentes"] In 12 / 12mo 0g.

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        Excelencias de la Monarchia y reyno de Espana.

      Valladolid, Diego Fernandez de Cordoua impresso del rey nuestrosenor 1597 - Valladolid, Diego Fernandez de Cordoua impresso del rey nuestrosenor, 1597 . In-folio dans une reliure en parchemin au dos lisse. 12 ff, 84 folios. Blason de la famille royale en page de titre. Trace noire sur le plat inférieur. Papier bruni. trous de vers en marge intérieur sans atteinte au texte. Une petite mouillure en coins. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Symbolorum & emblematum ex volatilibus et insectis desumtorum centuria tertia collecta (.) ; [suivi de] Symbolorum & emblematum ex aquatilibus et reptilibus desumtorum centuria quarta (.)

      1597 - [Nuremberg, Paulus Kauffmann], 1596. in-4, (2) ff., 102 ff., (2) ff. dont un blanc, 100 emblèmes, quelques feuillets brunis, page de titre détachée avec importants manques sur les marges, nom de l'auteur effacé sur cette même page de titre, reliure vélin souple, manque au dos, étiquette collée en bas du dos, cahiers désolidarisés du dos. PRAZ 295. LANDWERH n° 164. (Relié à la suite : ) Symbolorum et emblematum ex aquatilibus et reptilibus desumtorum centuria quarta a Joachimo Camerario medi. Nor. coepta : absoluta post eius obitum a Ludovico Camerario. [Nuremberg], 1604. (4) ff., 101 ff., 100 emblèmes, quelques feuillets brunis. LANDWEHR n° 165. Deux dernières centuries sur quatre parues comportant chacune 100 emblèmes gravés sur cuivre. Edition originale dans une variante sans l?adresse. Les deux premières centuries ont paru sucessivement en 1595 et 1596. Dédié par Camerarius à l?évêque Johann Svicard, ce livre d?emblèmes est le premier qui présente une division rigoureuse selon les genres et les espèces. Camerarius, fils du célèbre philologue ami de Melanchton, est le plus important des emblématistes allemands : comme Alciat, il fait un retour aux hiéroglyphes et aux études sur les hiéroglyphes de la Renaissance. Ses connaissances en zoologie et histoire naturelle sont inspirées de Pline, Aelien, Oppien. Etat satisfaisant. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Civitates Orbis Terrarum Liber Secundus

      Bertram Bucholtz 1597 - The second volume of 'Civitates Orbis' in original binding with contemporary hand coloured city maps and plans. Text in Latin. This volume contains 57 maps including Oxford, Cambridge, Marseille, Avignon, Rome,Moscow, Damascus, Tunis, Alexandria and Algiers. More scans are available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Calatia

      Artist: Braun/Hogenberg Franz/ Georg ca ; issued in: Cologne; date: ca1597 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 36 x 50; - description: Birds eye view of Calatia; - vita of the artist: Frans Hogenberg (1535 ? 1590) was a Flemish and German painter, engraver, and mapmaker.Hogenberg was born in Mechelen as the son of Nicolaas Hogenberg In 1568 he was banned from Antwerp by the Duke of Alva. He travelled to London, where he stayed a few years before emigrating to Cologne. He is known for portraits and topographical views as well as historical allegories. He also produced scenes of contemporary historical events.George Braun (1541-1622), a cleric of Cologne, was the principal editor of the "Civitates Orbis Terrarum".The first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum was published in Cologne in 1572. The sixth and the final volume appeared in 1617. This great city atlas, edited by Georg Braun and largely engraved by Franz Hogenberg, eventually contained 546 prospects, bird-eye views and map views of cities from all over the world. Braun (1541-1622), a cleric of Cologne, was the principal editor of the work, and was greatly assisted in his project by the close, and continued interest of Abraham Ortelius, whose Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1570 was, as a systematic and comprehensive collection of maps of uniform style, the first true atlas.

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        New MüntzBuech Darinnen allerley groß vnnd kleine, Silberne und Guldene Sorten, umb wichtiger Vrsach willen also fürgestellt werden. Vnd erstlich der Römischen Kayserlichen vnd Königklichen Mayestat . sampt allen andern deß H. Römischen Reichs Müntz Stätten . Darneben auch Bäpstlicher Heiligkeit, vnd der König in Hispanien Portugal, Franckreich . dann auch der Italianischen Fürsten, . : Vnd dann wirdt auch ein Dialogus oder Gespräch, zwischen dem Gelt vnd der Armut [v. Martin Schrot] mit angehängt . auch neben disem allem, ein sonderbarer Tractat . darinnen diejenigen Müntzen, so im Alten Testament gäng vnd geb gewest, . beschrieben worden.

      München, Berg, 1597 (Kolophon 1596). - 5 unn., 1 w., 2 unn., 80 num.; 12; 11 unn., 1 w. Bll., mit viel. teils kolor. Münzholzschnitten. Flexibler. Pgt. d. Zt. unter Verwendung einer lateinischen Handschrift des 15. Jahrhunderts. Folio. VD 16, B 1802; Goed. II, 277, 103 (Dialogus); Kress, Suppl. S. 94 (inkpl.); Lentner 337; Lipsius/L. 38; STC 76; vgl. Ebert 1959, Graesse I, 339 u. Nagler I, 281; nicht bei Adams. - Seltene erste Ausgabe des großen Tafelwerkes zur europäischen Numismatik. Der Herausgeber und Drucker Adam Berg aus München hat alle ihm bekannt gewordenen Münzen mit kurzen Beschreibungen abgebildet, darunter neben Deutschland Italien, Frankreich, die Schweiz, England, Skandinavien, Osteuropa, Zypern, Byzanz und die Türkei. Mitgedruckt sind zu Beginn zwei kaiserliche Münzmandate, datiert Prag bzw. Strassburg 1596, die laut Vorrede ausdrücklich zu dem Buch gehöen, aber den meisten Exemplaren fehlen. Eigene Titel haben "Ein Dialogus Oder Gespräch, zwischen dem Gelt vnd der Armut", eine gereimte Unterhaltung zwischen Pecunia u. Paupertas mit deutlichen Anleihen aus Hans Sachs, u. "Ein kurtzer Extract der Müntzsorten, Deren im Alten vnd Newen Testament gedacht wirdt". - Ränder teilw. etwas fleckig u. wurmstichig, Titel unten bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten und angesetzt, mit Besitzverm. von 1634, das 4. Bl. mit Eckabriss (Textverlust). Einband angeschmutzt, ohne die 4 Bindebänder, Rücken u. Außenkanten schadhaft. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LIBRO NEL QUALE SI TRATTA DELLA MANIERA DI GIUOCAR'A SCACCHI, CON ALCUNI SOTTILISSIMI PARTITI. Nuovamente composto da Horatio Gianutio della Mantia.

      appresso Antonio de' Bianchi, 1597. In-8 (mm. 240x174), p. pergam. molle coeva (risg. rifatti), tagli rossi, cc.num. 52 (mal numer. 51: ripetuta la numeraz. delle cc. 47 e 48 - omessa la numeraz. della c. 49), testo entro delicata doppia cornice, vignetta alle armi del Conte Francesco Martinengo (cui è dedicata l'opera) xilografata al frontespizio, ornato da grandi iniziali figurate pure inc. su legno; il vol. è illustrato nelle prime carte da pezzi usati nel gioco degli scacchi e da una scacchiera, quindi da 12 scacchiere con 12 splendidi "partiti", tutti inc. su legno. Importante e rarissima "prima edizione" della prima opera originale di autore italiano (Orazio Gianutio, scrittore e nobile calabrese, nato ad Amantea), sulla teoria del gioco degli scacchi. Cfr. Hooper and Whyld (Oxford Companion to Chess p. 152) che descrivono l'opera "as a slender volume of great rarity .. Gianutio throws light on the laws of chess then in use, describing the different forms of both the king's leap and free castling. While soon superseded by the more extensive treatises of Salvio and Carrera, it is nevertheless highly significant as the first chess book produced by the late 16th-century Italian school" - Chicco / Sanvito "Lineamenti di una bibl. italiana degli scacchi" (A.M.I.S. 1987), n. 404 - Brunet,III,1374. Ultime 20 cc. ben restaur. per diffuse mancanze ai margini bianchi; sulle prime 30 invece picc. restauri margin.; con lievi uniformi arrossature, ma complessivam. un discreto esemplare.

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        The Bible. "BREECHES BIBLE." Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers Languages.And also Two right profitable and fruitfull Concordances,.;

      Imprinted at London, Christopher Barker, Printer to the King and Excellent Majestie, 1596 / 1597 - Hardback, approx 8.5 x 6.5 inches. Full calf leather binding. Gilt lettering and date to spine, raised banding. Blind embossed decoration to edges of boards. Grey endpapers, speckled page edges. In good condition. Binding is much later than original printing; Small label to front endpaper ?Bound by I. Roberts, Bookseller, Chesterfield,? ca1840. Hinges cracked on outside, professional cloth tape reinforced bound hinges under endpapers. Later endpapers. Original pages darkened, chips/minor tears to margin or main title page, many pages with rubbed edges/chipped corners. Some large stains to pages; p180-230; p250-260. Many small marks and annotations, some neat inscriptions. Some pages missing at start of New Test. Old Test ends at p333, after a couple of unnumbered pages then jumps to p449, S.Matthew. Although pages are with many faults this is a wonderful example of a very scarce early Bible. 555pp. With decorative letterpieces, chapter headings and tailpieces. TOGETHER WITH: Two right profitable and fruitful concordances.,collected by R.F.H. n.d. No pagination. Text in 3 columns. Decorative title page. At the lower margin of the title-page is printed: Cum gratia & Privilegio Regiae Maiestatis. On verso of title-page: "Of the incomparable Treasure of the holy Scriptures.", within wide decorative border. The following page also has a decorative top border, and is entitled:" To the Christian Reader", by T.Grashop (2pp.). The text is in 2 columns. First letter decor. TOGETHER WITH: The New Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ, dated 1596. The Geneva Bible of 1560 and its later edition are often called The "Breeches" Bible (see: chapter 3 verse 7: ".and they sowed figge tree leues together, and made themselves breeches".

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        Tragoediae XIX (hier: X). Graece iunctim & latine. Latinam interpretationem M. Aemilius Portus passim ita correxit & expoluit, ut nova facie, nitidoqe cultu nunc primum in lucem prodeat. Carminum ratio ex Gul. Cantero diligenter observata; additis eiusdem in totum Euripidem notis. (Erster von zwei Teilen).

      Heidelberg, Commelinus, 1597. - 8°, circa 17 x 12 cm. 6 Bll., 800 SS., mit Druckermarke Pergament d. Zt. "VD16 E 4218; Adams 1037; Hoffmann II, 96: "Die Bemerkungen Canters stehen unter dem Text; des Dorotheus Camillus lateinische Übersetzung ist von Aemilius Portus verbessert." - Hier der in sich abgeschlossene erste und umfangreichere Teil mit zehn Tragoedien (ein zweiter mit 652 Seiten enthält die übrigen neun, ein separat paginierter Anhang dann das Fragment der Danae): Hecuba, Orestes, Phoenissae, Medea, Hippolytus, Alcestis, Andromache, Supplices, Iphigenia in Aulide, Iphigenia in Tauris. - Text durchgehend griechisch und latein, besorgt von Willem Canter (1542-1575) mit der durch Aemilius Portus (1550-1614) verbesserten Übersetzung. " "- Titel mit kleiner Spur von entferntem Besitzvermerk, gering gebräunt, nur die letzten Blätter mit kleinen Wurmlöchern im Rand (ohne Textverlust), sonst schönes Exemplar.

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        LIBRO NEL QUALE SI TRATTA DELLA MANIERA DI GIUOCAR'A SCACCHI, CON ALCUNI SOTTILISSIMI PARTITI. Nuovamente composto da Horatio Gianutio della Mantia.

      Torino, appresso Antonio de' Bianchi, 1597. In-8 (mm. 240x174), p. pergam. molle coeva (risg. rifatti), tagli rossi, cc.num. 52 (mal numer. 51: ripetuta la numeraz. delle cc. 47 e 48 - omessa la numeraz. della c. 49), testo entro delicata doppia cornice, vignetta alle armi del Conte Francesco Martinengo (cui è dedicata l'opera) xilografata al frontespizio, ornato da grandi iniziali figurate pure inc. su legno; il vol. è illustrato nelle prime carte da pezzi usati nel gioco degli scacchi e da una scacchiera, quindi da 12 scacchiere con 12 splendidi “partiti”, tutti inc. su legno. Importante e rarissima "prima edizione" della prima opera originale di autore italiano (Orazio Gianutio, scrittore e nobile calabrese, nato ad Amantea), sulla teoria del gioco degli scacchi. Cfr. Hooper and Whyld (Oxford Companion to Chess p. 152) che descrivono l'opera “as a slender volume of great rarity .. Gianutio throws light on the laws of chess then in use, describing the different forms of both the king's leap and free castling. While soon superseded by the more extensive treatises of Salvio and Carrera, it is nevertheless highly significant as the first chess book produced by the late 16th-century Italian school” - Chicco / Sanvito “Lineamenti di una bibl. italiana degli scacchi” (A.M.I.S. 1987), n. 404 - Brunet,III,1374. Ultime 20 cc. ben restaur. per diffuse mancanze ai margini bianchi; sulle prime 30 invece picc. restauri margin.; con lievi uniformi arrossature, ma complessivam. un discreto esemplare.

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        The Ancient State, Authoritie, and Proceedings of the Court of Requests. 2. Octob. 1596. S.T.C. 4341. Quarto

      London: Printed by the deputies of C. Barker, 1597. Modern calf, some staining mainly to the upper margin, cut somewhat close, catchwords occasionally affected (legibility maintained); the Taussig copy Only edition of the principal work of the most prominent civil lawyer of his generation, his "learned historical essay" (in Sir John Baker's words), part of the long struggle between the common lawyers, Coke first among them, and the civilians

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        A report of the kingdome of Congo, a region of Africa. And of the countries that border rounde about the same. 1. Wherein is also shewed, that the two zones torrida & frigida, are not onely habitable, but inhabited, and very temperate, contrary to the opinion of the old philosophers. 2. That the blacke colour which is in the skinnes of the Ethiopians and Negroes &c. proceedeth not from the sunne. 3. And that the Riuer Nilus springeth not out of the mountains of the Moone, as hath been heretofore beleeued: together with the true cause of the rising and increasing thereof. 4. Besides the description of diuers plants, fishes and beastes, that are found in those countries. Drawen out of the writinges and discourses of Odoardo Lopez a Portingall

      London Printed by Iohn Wolfe 1597 - first edition in English. Small 4to., Two title-pages: woodcut device on first title-page (McKerrow 269), and arms of the dedicatee, the Archbishop of Canterbury, on verso, fleuron 4v in the uncancelled state (reading line 2 up "glyketroteron"), second title-page with woodcut fleur-de-lys (McKerrow 258), woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, three engraved folding maps (two by William Rogers, being a map of the Congo in the second state with the arms of the King of Alvarus and a coastal map of Africa), 10 full-page woodcuts (two repeats); lacking blank leaf 2*2 and initial blank A1, preliminary quire dust-soiled and browned along top margin, minor browning in quire K, repair short crease fold tear affecting the word "Capo." Later sheep, rebacked. Complete with the Lopes-Pigafetta map of Africa which overthrew the old Ptolemic idea of the the Mountains of the Moon being the source of the Nile with a vast central lake , and instead showed that the Nile flowed from a pair of lakes, one above the other on the same meridian. Although the work of Lopes and Pigafetta enjoyed considerable success in the short term, the enduring popularity of Ortelius' Atlas meant that the myth of a huge central lake was perpetuated by de Jode, Blaeu, de Wit, and others was perpetuated well into the eighteenth century. Lopez lived at Loanda from 1578 to 1587 before returning to Rome at the request of the King of Congo, Don Alvaro, in a vain attempt to interest Pope Sixtus V in the Congo. Pigafetta's compilation, derived from Lopez's notes, is largely devoted to the geography of the various provinces, the climate, and the succession of native monarchs. Africa was of great interest to Britain from a mercantile standpoint, and although Hartwell, a deeply committed Christian, was not an ideal translator from this point of view, he edited the work with great care, taking issue with the Prtuguese use of the term "pirates" when referring to Drake and Cavendish. He considered seriously the effect of the sun on men's skin, and the possibility of a race of Amazons. The religious aspect of Potuguese interest is less prominent than the commercial as the rivers, climate, cities, and products are described in some detail. 2It's critical features, the inclusiveness of the information, and a very good map of Africa make it one of the more distinguished geographical publications to be issued in England in the sixteenth century" (Parker). Parker, Books to Build an Empire, p. 254; Relano, The Shaping of Africa pp 209-210;cf. Kayser 2267 (Portuguese edition, 1591); [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Historia De Antonio Maria Spelta [Jean Baptist Colbert's Copy]

      Girolamo Bartoli, Pavia, Italy - Italia 1597 - pp 40, pp 632 pp [32] index. Jean-Baptiste Colbert's copy with his crest to both boards and his librarian Etienne Baluze's ownership inscription to the title page: 'Bibliotheca Colbertinae' above the title. Bound in mottled calf with speckled edges which is chipped and worn, showing Colbert's crest in gilt to the centre of both boards contained within a triple gilt fillet panel; the sewing is strong with both boards securely attached. In the absence of any front free endpapers, Baluze's inscription appears opposite the front pastedown at the head of the title page with a category 'vita' - lives - in miniscule at the tail of the pastedown and a number '3' next to the imprint, both also probably in Baluze's hand. Woodcut decorations and portraits throughout the text which is in very good condition. This collection of the lives of the Bishops of Pavia was rebound when it entered Colbert's collection - the Colbertine library - while its owner was Louis XIV's influential finance minister. Colbert used his position to fill his collection with books and manuscripts from all over Europe. After his death the manuscripts were sold to the Bibliothèque Royale but most of the printed books such as this were dispersed at auction. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Ancient State, Authoritie, and Proceedings of the Court of Requests. 2. Octob. 1596. S.T.C. 4341. Quarto

      Only edition of the principal work of the most prominent civil lawyer of his generation, his "learned historical essay" (in Sir John Baker's words), part of the long struggle between the common lawyers, Coke first among them, and the civilians. Modern calf, some staining mainly to the upper margin, cut somewhat close, catchwords occasionally affected (legibility maintained); the Taussig copy. Printed by the deputies of C. Barker, London, 1597.

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        Il prencipe.Roma, Niccolò Muzi per Bernardino Beccari, 1597.

      Roma, Niccolò Muzi per Bernardino Beccari 1597 - Cm. 15, pp. (18) 425 (1) [manca la carta bianca preliminare]. Capilettera e belle testatine xilografiche. Graziosa legatura antica in piena perg. rigida con titoli in oro al dorso e tagli spruzzati. Antico timbretto di biblioteca privata. Lievi e naturali fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta. Ben conservato. Girolamo Frachetta (1558-1620), scrittore politico e letterato nativo di Rovigo, fu allievo di Francesco Piccolomini, Tommaso Peregrini e Alfonso Soto. Autore di originali tesi sopra i temi della ragione di Stato e del diritto di guerra, Frachetta si distinse anche per innovative intuizioni nell'ambito delle riforme economiche: fu infatti sostenitore dell'opportunità dell'estensione delle imposte anche ai nobili. Non comune prima edizione. Cfr. Bozza, p. 122 e p. 80; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Conciones De Adventu Id est, de omnibus Dominicis et Festis diebus à Dominica vigesimaquarta post Pentecosten usq[ue] ad Quadragesimam.Nunc primum in Germania lucem editae

      Hierat - Contemporary rolled pigskin over wooden boards, worn, reamins of clasps, one intect, front hinge cracked inside and out, scattered worming to binding and a few worm holes through the text block touching letters, heavier worming at beginning and end, endpapers a little loose, a few marginal annotations in an early hand. Still intact and attractive overall, though. Conciones de Adventu was first published in 1597, all editions are scarce. Palau I 12. (16), 705, (43)pp.Most famous for his Natural and Moral History of the Indies, Acosta spent the last few years of his life as rector in Salamanca where Conciones de Adventu was written. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 046523. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ephemeris anni a Christi nato 1599 (to 1613.)

      - [Leiden, Jan Claesz van Dorp, 1597 & Heidelberg, Commelin, 1602]. 4to. Totalling 240 leaves. Missing: general title, introduction etc, and the ephemerides for the years 1590 to 1598 and 1614 to 1615. According to Bibliotheca Belgica E 44 and E 45 part of a larger work. The edition 1597 starts with the Ephemerides for the year 1590 and ends with the year 1610. (see also TB 1853 & Bierens de Haan 1369) This was supplemented in the Commelin-edition 1602 by the Ephemerides for the years 1611 to 1615: "Une partie de cette édition est de l'impression de Leiden, 1597. Les ff.lim.seuls ont été réimprimés, la liste des 'errata' a été omise, et les éphémérides pour les années 1611-1615 ont été ajoutées." VERY RARE EPHEMERIDES by the Dutch physician and astronomer Marten Everaert (1599-1613), which were probably published in parts. MOST INTERESTING COPY with many contemporary annotations and corrections by a scholar. These annotations refer to natural events (floods earthquakes, severe frost etc.), the war (a.o. Siege of Den Bosch; the conquest and pillage of Budapest), and many references to astronomy: Kepler, Longomontanus, Al-Qabisi, comets. Although the annotations refer a.o. to Copenhague, Bohemia, Bavaria, are mostly written in Latin with some French at the end, and are clearly written by a person well versed in astronomy, we have failed to identify him. NO COPY OF THE CONTINUATION (1611-1613) IN ANY DUTCH LIBRARY. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        1. Quaestiones, quas reportationes vocant, in quatuor libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi. 2 Teile.

      Venezia, Gio. Baptista e Gio. Bernardo Sessa, 1597. - Folio, circa 34 x 23,5 cm. Titel in Rot und Schwarz mit gestochener Bordüre, 33 Bll., 368 SS., 86 Bll. Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit Schließen und Metallbeschlägen an den Ecken und Kanten Adams D 1119; IT\ICCU\UM1E\001008; vgl. LThK 3, 603 ff. Wohl erste gedruckte Ausgabe des Kommentars von Duns Scotus zu den Sentenzen des Petrus Lombardus, mit ausführlichem Index. Der Text geht wohl auf die Vorlesungen des schottischen Theologen und scholastischen Philosoph John Duns Scotus (1266-1308) zurück. - ANGEBUNDEN: 2. Duns Scotus. Quaestiones quodlibetales - in einem Druck bei Sessa ohne Titelblatt, 63 numerierte Blatt und 1 Blatt Index (Text der quaestiones I-XXI + additio) - Collationes seu disputationes, Text 31 numerierte Blatt mit Index und 1 weisses Blatt, mit 36 collationes - Quaestionum in libros sententiarum epitome. Text 100 unnumerierte Blatt (letztes weiss) und 28 Blatt Tabula generalis super scriptum oxoniense. - Die Quaestiones quodlibetales sind hier wohl aus einem der bei Sessa erschienen Teilen der Scripta Oxoniensia ergänzt. Diese erschienen zwischen 1580 und 1598 in mehreren Bänden. - Alle Teile zu Beginn mit hübscher Holzschnitt-Bordüre mit der Katze der Verleger Sessa. - Ausgeschiedenes Exemplar einer Jesuitenbibliothek, erster Titel mit einem Stempel und Spuren eines weiteren, entfernten Stenpels. Titelblatt im Rand etwas wellig, sonst kaum gebräunt und durchgehend sehr sauber. Einband berieben, etwas angestaubt, eine Schliesse entfernt. Schöner frischer Band. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Macrobii Ambrosii Aurelii Theodosii, ... In somnium Scipionis, lib. 2. Saturnaliorum, lib. 7. Ex varijs ac vetustissimis codicibus recogniti, & aucti. Cum indice locupletissimus

      apud Iacobum Stoer, 1597. In-16°, pp. 745, (103), marca tipografica al frontespizio, diverse xilografie n.t. tra cui un planisfeso , legatura in piena pergamena coeva, titolo manoscritto al dorso. Buona copia, genuina. Il volume contiene due delle opere più significative di Macrobio, scrittore latino del IV-V secolo d'origine africana. Nella prima, commento neoplatonico al ciceroniano "Sogno di Scipione", l'a. "introduce le sue persuasioni filosofiche, ispirate ai princìpi e agli ideali del neoplatonismo del tempo e discute della natura dell'anima e di Dio, dell'universo e degli astri." ed espone un concetto geografico della terra che si differenzia da quello tolemaico e ne offre una esemplificazione nella figura del planisfero a pagina 191; nei sette libri dei "Saturnali" in forma di dialogo tratta vari interessanti argomenti, tra cui dell'origine delle feste in onore di Saturno, della divisione dell'anno, del culto di alcune divinità e soprattutto dell'arte e della tecnica di Virgilio; vari passaggi riguardano fisica, matematica, geografia ed astronomia. Macrobio si preoccupa soprattutto che non vada perduto il patrimonio della tradizione degli antichi, in un'epoca di incipiente decadenza della romanità. Di particolare interesse ed importanza geografico-scientifica è il mappamondo pre-Tolemaico in silografia (145x135 mm); la terra è formata da quattro grandi isole con una zona torrida inagibile a separare i due emisferi.

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        État présent des Indes Hollandaises, contenant une peinture varie et fidelle du gouvernement."Batavia" [= Amsterdam?], [ca. 1780]. 8vo. With decorations built up from rococo fleurons. Contemporary wrappers.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 507; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 1597; STCN (5 copies); cf. Smith Diehl, pp. 151-52. French translation of this thorough report and opinions on the present state of the Dutch settlements in the East Indies, containing accounts of their government, administration, navigation, declining trade, military, and possessions. The original Dutch edition (Nederlandsch India, in haaren tegenwoordigen toestand beschouwd) appeared most likely in the same year. Landwehr & Van der Krogt suggest that the two were published simultaneously and may have been printed in Amsterdam. An English translation was published in 1780 by G. Robinson in London.Wrappers soiled. Very good copy of this report on the present state of the Dutch East Indies.

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        Legionis Biscaiae et Guipiscoae typus

      Artist: Hondius Hendrik ( - 1650) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1606 1597 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Restoration at centerfold; - size (in cm): 35 x 48; - description: Map shows the Biscaya with parts of Leon and Old Castilia; -vita of the artist: "Jodocus Hondius (1563 ?1612) was a Dutch engraver, and cartographer. He is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe, for re-establishing the reputation of the work of Gerard Mercator, and for his portraits of Francis Drake. He helped establish Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century. He was born in Wakken and grew up in Ghent. In his early years he established himself as an engraver, instrument maker and globe maker. In 1584 he moved to London to escape religious difficulties in Flanders.While in England, Hondius was instrumental in publicizing the work of Francis Drake, who had made a circumnavigation of the world in the late 1570s. In particular, in 1589 Hondius produced a now famous map of the bay of New Albion, where Drake briefly established a settlement on the west coast of North America. Hondius' map was based on journal and eyewitness accounts of the trip and has long fueled speculation about the precise location of Drake's landing, which has not yet been firmly established by historians. Hondius is also thought to be the artist of several well-known portraits of Drake that are now in the National Portrait Gallery in London.In 1593 he moved to Amsterdam, where he remained until the end of his life. In co-operation with the Amsterdam publisher Cornelis Claesz. in 1604 he purchased the plates of Gerard Mercator's Atlas from Mercator's grandson. Mercator's work had languished in comparison to the rival Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Ortelius. Hondius republished Mercator's work with 36 additional maps, including several which he himself had produced. Despite the addition of his own contributions, Hondius gave Mercator full credit as the author of the work, listing himself as the publisher. Hondius' new edition of Mercator's work was a great success, selling out after a year. Hondius later published a second edition, as well as a pocket version Atlas Minor. The maps have since become known as the "Mercator/Hondius series".In the French edition of the Atlas Minor we find one of the first instances of a thematic map using map symbols. This is a map entitled Designatio orbis christiani (1607) showing the dispersion of major religions.[1]Between 1605 and 1610 he was employed by John Speed to engrave the plates for Speed's The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine.Hondius died, aged 48, in Amsterdam. After his death, his publishing work in Amsterdam was continued by his widow, two sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, and son-in-law Johannes Janssonius, whose name appears on the Atlas as co-publisher after 1633.[2] Eventually, starting with the first 1606 edition in Latin, about 50 editions of the Atlas were released in the main European languages. In the Islamic world, the atlas was partially translated by the Turkish scholar Katip Çelebi. The series is sometimes called the "Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius" series because of Janssonius's later contributions." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Portrait of Batholomeus Spranger

      Bust portrait of Bartholomeus Spranger in oval frame, flanked by two putti with trumpets, a shield, spear and a helmet. On the frame: 'BARTHOLOMAEUS SPRANGER, S. CAES. M. PICTOR CELEBERRIMUS' Inscribed on the bottom, on cartouche: 'NATURAE OMNIPARENTI / PRAESTANTISSIMI EIUS AEMULI IMAGINEM... / 1597' inscribed on the bottom: 'In perpetuam amici memoriam Joan Mullerus grato lubentique animo aeri incidebat / F.de Wit excudit'. Engraving on paper with margins; plate mark: 259 x 186 mm, total: 334 x 242 mm; state VII/7; in very good state, original crease within the plate from printing process; New Hollstein 21, Bartsch 21, Muller 5111

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        [Terrestial globe]. Sculpebat magnoque studio componebat Abrahamus Goos Amstelodamensis.Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1623. With : (2) HONDIUS, Jodocus the younger and Adriaan METIUS. Sphaera nova, summo studio summaq[ue] diligentia atq[ue] industria ... Adriani Metii ...Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1648.A pair of globes (44 cm diameter), terrestrial and celestial, each with 12 engraved gores (the terrestrial globe also with 2 engraved polar caps) over a plaster-covered core. The terrestrial globe includes 3 decorative cartouches (1 double), rhumb lines, 12 compass roses, dozens of ships, sea monsters and classical gods in the sea, and some animals on the land. The celestial globe includes 2 decorative cartouches (the title cartouche below a tiny portrait of Tycho Brahe) and about 45 constellations represented pictorially, mostly named. It distinguishes stars by 6 different magnitudes. Each globe coloured by a contemporary hand, with a brass meridian ring and hour ring. Each globe in a new oak stand in 17th-century style with a facsimile horizon ring.

      V.d. Krogt, Globi Neerlandici HON VI, terrestrial state 1 (unrecorded variant between 1* and 1j) & celestial state 2; not in E. Dekker, Globes at Greenwich; V.d. Krogt, Old globes in the Netherlands. A pair of terrestrial and celestial globes prepared by Jodocus Hondius the younger (1597-1651), engraved by Abraham Goos and first published by Hondius and his brother-in-law Johannes Janssonius in 1623, the terrestrial globe here in its first state (1623) and the celestial globe in its second (1648). In this period Amsterdam was the world's leading centre of globe manufacturer and in Amsterdam Hondius (succeeding his father in 1612) and Willem Jansz. Blaeu stood head and shoulders above the rest. "Globe production in the period after 1597 was characterized by an interaction between Hondius and Blaeu. Whenever one came up with something new, the other followed with something better to try to outdo his competitor" (V.d. Krogt, p. 187). Van der Krogt notes that Hondius's 1623 celestial globe appears to take Blaeu's 68 cm globe (engraved in 1617) as its model. The terrestrial globe includes a note to the reader, explaining that the globes contain "changes in all of America and in and around the Sea of Tartary [= Arctic Sea], as well as a multitude of new things in other places". It shows the discoveries of Henry Hudson in the Arctic and what is now the northern United States and Canada (1607-1611) and of Schouten & Le Maire in the South Seas (1615-1617) and is dedicated to the Dutch West India Company (WIC).The globes come from the collection of the Dukes of Luynes in their historical residence Chateau de Dampierre, southwest of Paris. The globes have been professionally restored (a detailed condition report is available on request). The stands are new, with reproductions of the original meridian rings. The stands and rings are based on those of the set at the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin. A splendid and very rare pair of Hondius 44 cm globes, engraved in 1623.

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        SAMUEL DE SWAAF (portrait of Samuel de Swaef)

      Bust portrait in oval of Samuel de Swaef (1597-1636) at the age of 30, Dutch copper engraver, graphic artist, printmaker, calligrapher and cartographer. Inscription on the oval frame:'Est SUAVIS virtutis honos: sublimius effert / Post nects et Momj tela cruenta caput. A° 1627'; signed on the base of the oval frame on the left:'J. Beckx delin.' and on the right:'I. Sarragon sculp.'; two poems in Latin on the bottom: 'SAMUEL DE SWAAF / SEDULA MUSA FAVE. / Sedula Musa fave juventibus: olim, / Te duce sub lucem nobiliora feram. / R.L.F.W.' and :'Scire cupis SUAVI dotes: Age respice vultum / Manumq[ue] signa prespicace lumin[...] / Mirandam cernes scripuram scriptaq[ue], mist[...] / Templis sacrassent quae suis AEgyptij. / Justus Turcaeus.' Etching and engraving on paper, trimmed within platemark, restored in laid paper, top right corner repaired; print: 180 x 127 mm; total: 239 x 174 mm.

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        Konning Friderich den førstis, Danmarchs, Norgis, Wendis oc Gotthis Konning, etc. historii, som regerede fast IX aar

      Kiøbenhaffn, Matz Wingaard, 1597. Inbunden bok. Skinnband, 5 upphöjda bind, hela gulsnitt. 14x18 cm. Titelsida i rött och svart, graverad plansch, (8), 367, (21) s. Inlaga ngt lagerfläckad.

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        Cento ragionamenti sopra la passione di N Signore Venice Pietro Dusinelli

      Printer's device on title-page, ornamental woodcut initials.8vo. (165 x 110). [24]ff. "684" [i.e. 704]pp. Contemporary decorative limp vellum binding, very large decorative ornament in centre of sides, decorative corner-pieces, 2-line gilt fillet, name of author written across spine (two tiny pieces of vellum missing from front cover, slight wear to tope edge of lower cover).

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        Consideratien over eenighe saecken onlanghs voorgevallen in de universiteyt binnen Leyden, first edition, Leiden, Arnoudt Doude 1676, 144pp., uncut, paper cover slightly damaged.

      "Abraham Heidanus (Frankenthal 1597-Leiden 1678) minister and from 1648 professor in Leiden; moderate but convinced Certasian. In this book, which would be the reason of his discharge as professor, he opposes the '20 posities' imposed by the trustees of the University and the Burgomaster of Leiden on which it was forbidden to lecture. These forbidden positions included the works by Coccejus, Wittichius, Cartesius, Von Wolzogen: the last 'position' reads that philosophy is an explainer of the Word of God. Very rare. Only 6 copies of the first edition held in Dutch libraries."."Tiele 7491; Knuttel 11434f (later editions);"

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        Practica Criminalis, Aurea et Perutilis cum Singularibus Cautelis..

      1597. A Durable Sixteenth-Century Treatise on Criminal Law Bianchi, Marcantonio [1498-1548]. Ziletti, Giovanni Battista [16th. c.]. Practica Criminalis. Aurea et Perutilis cum Singularibus Cautelis pro Reorum Defensionibus, Nunc Primum in Lucem Panditur. Adiectis Summariis, Ac Indice Alphabetico Omnium Principalium, Ac Emergentium Decisionum, Quaestionum, Incidenterque Dictorum Singulares Materias Complectente. Per Io. Bapt. Ziletum. Venice: Apud Cominum de Tridino Montisferrati, 1567. [xxxii], 160 ff. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary vellum, faint early calligraphic title to spine, endleaves added, some restoration to pastedowns. Light soiling and spotting, spine darkened. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to lower margins, later doodles to front pastedown, eighteenth-century signatures and annotations in tiny hand to title page. An attractive copy of a scarce title. $1,500. * Later edition. Bianchi was a professor of law at the University of Padua. First published in 1547, his durable treatise on criminal law according to the Ius Commune as practiced in Northern Italy went through nine editions, the last one in 1598. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 1 copy of the 1567 edition in North America (Harvard Law School). Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE5737.

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        Portrait of Batholomeus Spranger.

      Bust portrait of Bartholomeus Spranger in oval frame, flanked by two putti with trumpets, a shield, spear and a helmet. On the frame: 'BARTHOLOMAEUS SPRANGER, S. CAES. M. PICTOR CELEBERRIMUS' Inscribed on the bottom, on cartouche: 'NATURAE OMNIPARENTI / PRAESTANTISSIMI EIUS AEMULI IMAGINEM... / 1597' inscribed on the bottom: 'In perpetuam amici memoriam Joan Mullerus grato lubentique animo aeri incidebat / F.de Wit excudit'."Engraving on paper with margins; plate mark: 259 x 186 mm, total: 334 x 242 mm; state VII/7; in very good state, original crease within the plate from printing process; New Hollstein 21, Bartsch 21, Muller 5111 "

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        Declaration de l'usage du Graphometre -Traicte de l'usage du Trigometre

      Paris: P. Danfrie, 1597. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 8vo in half-sheets (193 x 125 mm). Printed with Danfrie's second and fourth civilité types, 14 copper-engravings, 11 full-page, from 12 plates, four woodcut illustrations, 2 full-page. 17th-century panelled calf. Joints starting; some minor marginal dampstaining. Provenance: Jean Scheuez de Kembak (early owner's name on title); Prof. E. Andrade (pencil note); purchased from Goodspeed's Book Shop, 1967. FIRST EDITION OF DANFRIE'S SCIENTIFIC TREATISE ON THE GRAPHOMETER AND TRIGONOMETER, PRINTED BY THE AUTHOR AT HIS OWN PRESS IN HIS FAMOUS "CIVILITÉ" TYPES. Danfrie was a famous instrument maker, fine metal worker, and printer, who was appointed engraver at the Paris Mint in 1582. As an innovative printer he had been the first to cut a civilité font in Paris (1558), and for this book he created two new sets of civilité types. His was the second civilité fount, following Robert Granjon's, which was modeled on a different French hand. The civilité types used here "represent the native French handwriting at a stage of development later" than his and Granjon's types produced at mid-century. In this work Danfrie describes an instrument he invented for measuring angles, the graphometer, which became an essential tool for surveyors. The illustration of his own instruments and of their use which occur here were certainly prepared by him, and he may have engraved the plates himself. The privilege leaf (R4r) is in its first state, with lines 6, 9 and 10 ending "toutes di-", "pareil v", and "sans qu'au". Carter and Vervliet, Civilité types 280; Harvard/Mortimer French 163.

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        BRASILIEN. - Karte., "Brasilia". Gesamtkarte.

      Kupferstich von Cornelius Wytfliet, 1597, 23 x 28,5 cm. Aus dem "Descripionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum" von 1597 des Brabanter Geographen Cornelius van Wytfliet. Es ist dies der erste gedruckte Atlas von Amerika. - Sehr selten. Amerika, Amerika, Süd-u.Mittel, Landkarten

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        BRASILIEN. - Karte. "Brasilia". Gesamtkarte.

      - Kupferstich von Cornelius Wytfliet, 1597, 23 x 28,5 cm. Aus dem "Descripionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum" von 1597 des Brabanter Geographen Cornelius van Wytfliet. Es ist dies der erste gedruckte Atlas von Amerika. - Sehr selten.

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        Practica Criminalis, Aurea et Perutilis cum Singularibus Cautelis...

      1597. A Durable Sixteenth-Century Treatise on Criminal Law Bianchi, Marcantonio [1498-1548]. Ziletti, Giovanni Battista [16th. c.]. Practica Criminalis. Aurea et Perutilis cum Singularibus Cautelis pro Reorum Defensionibus, Nunc Primum in Lucem Panditur. Adiectis Summariis, Ac Indice Alphabetico Omnium Principalium, Ac Emergentium Decisionum, Quaestionum, Incidenterque Dictorum Singulares Materias Complectente. Per Io. Bapt. Ziletum. Venice: Apud Cominum de Tridino Montisferrati, 1567. [xxxii], 160 ff. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary vellum, faint early calligraphic title to spine, endleaves added, some restoration to pastedowns. Light soiling and spotting, spine darkened. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to lower margins, later doodles to front pastedown, eighteenth-century signatures and annotations in tiny hand to title page. An attractive copy of a scarce title. $1,500. * Later edition. Bianchi was a professor of law at the University of Padua. First published in 1547, his durable treatise on criminal law according to the Ius Commune as practiced in Northern Italy went through nine editions, the last one in 1598. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 1 copy of the 1567 edition in North America (Harvard Law School). Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE5737.

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