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        Gesamtans., "Elegantissimus à Parte Orientali Oenipontis Prospectus.".

      - Kupferstich n. G. Hoefnagel nach einer Skizze von Alexander Colin aus Braun-Hogenberg, 1598, 33,3 x 42,5 Nebehay-Wagner 108/V/58, Adelsberger, Die Stadtvedute Innsbrucks in der Druckgraphik, 3. Erste Darstellung Innsbrucks von Osten, im Vordergrund Schloss und Dorf Amras mit dem Amraser See. "Dadurch gelingt es Colin jedoch vorzüglich, sich von der renaissancehaften Strenge der Stadtdarstellungen zu befreien, bereits den barocken Sinn für die Weite und Freiheit der Landschaft im Bild zu vermitteln." (Adelsberger p. 57). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Theatro del mondo di Abraamo Ortelio. Nel quale distintamente si dimostrano in Tavole tutte le Provincie, Regni, & Paesi del Mondo, al presente conosciuti... ridotto dalla forma grande in questa piccola, per maggior commodità di ogniuno...

      appresso la Compagnia Bresciana, 1598. 8vo (cm. 18,6), 4 cc.nn., 215(1) pp., 7 cc.nn. con complessive 109 carte geografiche incise su rame a mezza pagina. Marca tipografica al frontis. Fregi e capilettera ornati n.t. Legatura ‘900 in mz. pergamena con titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Tagli gialli. Frontis. con piccolo restauro al verso per l’asportazione di un timbro. Piccole macchie sulle prime dodici carte e un tenue alone di umidità all’angolo inferiore dell’intero volume. Carte geografiche in perfetto stato ed in nitida impressione. Nel complesso buon esemplare. Raro. Prima edizione italiana, in formato tascabile, del celebre ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’ curata da P.M. Marchetti. Graesse V, 55; Sabin, 57702.

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        In usus feudorum commentaria, iam ab hinc aliquot annis, D. Nardi Liparuli, I.V.D. ... explicationibus , and glossis perpetuis illustrata; nec non plurimis in locis praestantiss. iurisconsultorum lucubrationibus locupletata, cum infinitimorum prope locorum castigationibus

      apud heredes Andreae Wecheli, Claudium Marnium, and Ioan. Aubrium, 1598. Cm. 37, pp. (16) 832 (20). Bel marchio tipografico a frontespizio e colophon. Affascinante legatura coeva in piena pergamena molle con titoli ms. lungo tutto il dorso. Piccole mancanze al margine esterno del piatto anteriore che presenta macchiette, numerosi segni di tarlo perlopiù limitati ai margini bianchi (testo interessato in alcuni punti, senza compromissione della leggibilità), qualche alone marginale, naturali arrossature dovute alla qualità della carta tedesca del tempo, peraltro esemplare nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Celebre commentario Super usibus feudorum del grande commentatore civilista Andrea d'Isernia (12??-1316), autorità indiscussa per quanto concerne la materia, tanto da essere definito "monarcha feudistarum". Così Francesco Calasso a proposito dell'A. (Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, volume 3): "Come s'è detto Andrea d'Isernia fu maestro di diritto civile nello Studio napoletano, dove si era formato, dal 1288 all'anno della sua morte: lo Studio, che vantava ormai oltre sessant'anni di vita, era già riuscito a consolidare una tradizione scientifica con caratteri propri e con propri problemi, legati alla particolare situazione politico-giuridica del Regno, e meno proclive, grazie anche al temperamento del giurista meridionale, all'astratto accademismo che in quello stesso torno d'anni dominava nella scuola di Bologna, e ne aveva favorito il decadimento. Aderenza alla pratica (di qui, la predilezione per le quaestiones de facto)e particolare sensibilità ai problemi del diritto pubblico, che l'ordinamento monarchico, fondato sulle basi massicce della legislazione normanno-sveva, poneva in termini assai più complessi degli ordinamenti cittadini delle altre parti d'Italia, erano le caratteristiche peculiari della scienza giuridica napoletana. L'opera scientifica di Andrea d'Isernia, professore di diritto, alto magistrato, consulente giuridico negli affari di stato, rispecchia fedelmente questo indirizzo: e infatti si concentra sulle tre opere alle quali la fama di lui è rimasta legata nei secoli: un vasto commentario In usus feudorum, una Lectura alle Costituzioni federiciane, e la compilazione dei Riti della Magna Curia dei maestri razionali."Questa rarissima edizione wecheliana contiene anche la Vita di Andrea d'Isernia scritta da Leonardo Liparulo. Cfr. Iccu; non in Sapori..

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        GA aus der Vogelschau, m. Wappen u. Erklärungstafel von 1-33, "Staden".

      - Kupferstich aus Braun - Hogenberg, 1598, 36,5 x 48

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        The Workes of our Antient and Learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, newly Printed.

      London: Printed by Adam Islip, at the charges of Thomas Wight, 1598. Folio, [27], [392] ff., black letter, double-columns, title-page within a woodcut border, three divisional title-pages within woodcut borders, woodcut initials, ornamental headpieces and tailpieces, large woodcut coat of arms to verso of the prologues, and woodcut headpiece for "The Knightes tale." Later (c. 1700?) calf with gilt supra libros stamp "HL" beneath a Viscount's coronet (probably Henry Lowther (1694-1751), third and last Viscount Lonsdale); backstrip with five raised bands and faint remnants of gilt titling and hand-tooled decorations in each panel, red speckled edges. Lacks leaf a6, and the portrait of Chaucer, binding rubbed and bumped at corners, minor foxing, stains and wormholes, none of which obscure text, lacking the last 14 leaves mentioned in ESTC, Pforzheimer, and Grolier Club L-W, "The old and obfcure Words of Chaucer, explaned," Aaaa 1-Bbbb 2, and "Corrections of fome faults, and Annotations upon fome places," Bbbb 3-Bbbb 7. The text of Chaucer's Works is complete. This edition was edited by Thomas Speght assisted by John Stowe, Francis Thynne, Francis Beaumont (the elder) and Robert Glover. It was the most recent Chaucer edition available during the period when Shakespeare was adapting Chaucer's Troilus to create Troilus and Cressida (1601-2). There are various settings of the title, some with a different woodcut border, and with slightly different imprints. Includes "The Canterbury Tales," "The Romaunt of the Rose," and "The Story of Thebes" by John Lydgate, all with divisional woodcut titles. Evidence of early readership in a few scattered annotations and shelf notes, Ben Jonson's poem "The Kiss" in contemporary hand to verso of Errata with very minor variations from the printed version of 1601, and an intriguing inscription on f. 308 by "Elisbeth Welch" (sic). Provenance: Ink signature "Jo. Fortescue, Pem. Col. Oxenford, AD 1599," to front pastedown. Evelina Rothschild with her bookplate to front pastedown. Slipped in is a note from the bookseller Hatchard, circa 1890, regarding this copy's price. Grolier Club L-W, 43. Pfortzheimer 177. ESTC S111945.

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        1598 Psalterium Decachordum. Interesting provenance. Mnemonic device woodcuts.

      Buysson, Lugduni 1598 - 1598 Psalterium Decachordum, or Psalter of the Ten Strings, with a unique binding, several woodcut mnemonic devices (one being a manicule), and fascinating provenance. About the Author & Literature - 1st edition of this 16th century work, which is described as a devotional and Psalter. Within there are prayers, petitions, biblical studies, etc. Of note are two woodcuts which demonstrate mnemonic (memory) devices for reciting memorized prayers, one of which is in the form of a "chiropsalterium", or "hand psalter". About the Provenance - Note the two stamps, one mentioning Avignon (with "Domus Bonpassus" written above it), and the title page "Bon Pas"; these point to a fortified river crossing of the Durance in France. Originally a ford from ancient times, it was known as "maupas" (bad passing) through the dark ages. A large monster carved in stone, devouring men was found at the site, likely a warning to ancient travelers. But in the 12th century monks took over the site and provided bridge/ferry services. The name changed to Bon (good) Passus. The bridge only lasted a century or so, but the ferrying went on and it became an important source of income and place of passage. A fortified structure, Chartreuse de Bonpas, was built and the monks continued their service into the 17th century. The fort/chapel is now a wine cellar, open to visitors. Physical Attributes - The parchment was bound hairy side out, giving the binding a suede feel. The alternating peach and white endbands match the peach used on the paper edges, making it easier to visualize the binding as produced (parchment with alternating endbands and an alternating design to the paper edges). In 12, measures 15 x 7.5 cm. Pages - (2), xii, 403 numbered pages, index - 9 unnumbered pages, (2) Condition - See pictures. Worn but still bound well (not loose/shaken); vintage patina. Shelf wear, with edges, spine top/bottom, and corners worn. Endbands still present. Some worm holes to binding, 1 cm crack at bottom of front cover joint. Binding is slightly splayed (vellum tight pulling book open slightly). Endpaper and title page stamped by ex-libris. Some graphite bookseller notes on blank endpaper. Worming in the book, mostly within fore-edge margin (not text) until near the rear where there is some in the text (but not excessive). Very occasional marginal annotations. Despite wear and some worming, it's a unique binding style (and decoration) still holding together well. 350 grams [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Workes of our Antient and Learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, newly Printed.

      London: Printed by Adam Islip, at the charges of Thomas Wight, 1598. Folio, [27], [392] ff., black letter, double-columns, title-page within a woodcut border, three divisional title-pages within woodcut borders, woodcut initials, ornamental headpieces and tailpieces, large woodcut coat of arms to verso of the prologues, and woodcut headpiece for “The Knightes tale.” Later (c. 1700?) calf with gilt supra libros stamp “HL” beneath a Viscount’s coronet (probably Henry Lowther (1694-1751), third and last Viscount Lonsdale); backstrip with five raised bands and faint remnants of gilt titling and hand-tooled decorations in each panel, red speckled edges. Lacks leaf a6, and the portrait of Chaucer, binding rubbed and bumped at corners, minor foxing, stains and wormholes, none of which obscure text, lacking the last 14 leaves mentioned in ESTC, Pforzheimer, and Grolier Club L-W, “The old and obfcure Words of Chaucer, explaned,” Aaaa 1-Bbbb 2, and “Corrections of fome faults, and Annotations upon fome places,” Bbbb 3-Bbbb 7. The text of Chaucer’s Works is complete. This edition was edited by Thomas Speght assisted by John Stowe, Francis Thynne, Francis Beaumont (the elder) and Robert Glover. It was the most recent Chaucer edition available during the period when Shakespeare was adapting Chaucer's Troilus to create Troilus and Cressida (1601-2). There are various settings of the title, some with a different woodcut border, and with slightly different imprints. Includes “The Canterbury Tales,” “The Romaunt of the Rose,” and “The Story of Thebes” by John Lydgate, all with divisional woodcut titles. Evidence of early readership in a few scattered annotations and shelf notes, Ben Jonson’s poem “The Kiss” in contemporary hand to verso of Errata with very minor variations from the printed version of 1601, and an intriguing inscription on f. 308 by “Elisbeth Welch” (sic). Provenance: Ink signature “Jo. Fortescue, Pem. Col. Oxenford, AD 1599,” to front pastedown. Evelina Rothschild with her bookplate to front pastedown. Slipped in is a note from the bookseller Hatchard, circa 1890, regarding this copy’s price.Grolier Club L-W, 43. Pfortzheimer 177. ESTC S111945.

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        Habiti antichi, et moderni di tutto il mondo. Di nuovo accresciuti di molte figure. Vestitus antiquorum, recentiorumque totius orbis. Per Sulstatium Gratilianum Senapolensis latine declarati

      Venezia, appresso i Sessa, 1598. In-8ø grande; 56 cc., 508 cc. (ultima carta bianca); legatura coeva in tutta pergamena morbida, titolo manoscritto al dorso e al taglio inferiore. Esemplare assai genuino nella sua prima legatura proveniente dalla biblioteca Sormani Busca Arconati Visconti (traccia di ex libris e tasselli al dorso ed al contropiatto). Edizione in gran parte originale, largamente aumentata rispetto alla prima del 1590 con 87 nuove figure. Complessivamente l'opera Š illustrata da 507 xilografie a piena pagina, compresa la marca tipografica, e quattro interessanti vedute di Venezia. In particolare in questa edizione compaiono per la prima volta i costumi americani che comprendono 19 tavole di abiti del Per--, del Messico, della Virginia e della Florida. L'opera Š divisa in 12 libri: le prime 227 illustrazioni sono dedicate ai costumi di uomini e donne delle diverse citt... italiane. Seguono 23 xilografie per la Francia, 23 per la Spagna, 8 per l'Inghilterra, 24 per la Scandinavia, 39 per la Germania, 12 per la Polonia e la Lituania, 33 per l'Impero Ottomano e 16 per la Grecia, 9 per il Regno di Ungheria, 25 per l'Africa, 47 per l'Asia (abiti dei Tartari, Armeni, Arabi, Georgiani, Persiani, Siriani, abiti dell'estremo Oriente, Giapponesi, Cinesi), e 19 per le Americhe. I disegni dei costumi sono opera del pittore Cesare Vecellio (Cadore, 1530 - Venezia, 1606), allievo di Tiziano e autore delle decorazioni delle legature della celebre biblioteca di Odorico e Giorgio Pillone. Le incisioni sono di Cristoforo Guerra. Colas II, 2977. Lipperheide 22. Cicognara 311. Sabin 98732. Olschki, Choix, 257.

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        Chorographica descriptio Ciuitatis Cocheimensis ex orientali parte facta . Anno M.D.LXXVI und" Exactissima Ciuitatis Monasteriensis in Campo Meyfeldensi site Chorographica def.".

      - altkol. Kupferstich aus Braun - Hogenberg, 1598, 36,8 x 41,6 Die älteste Ansicht von Cochem, erschienen im 5. Bd. der Städtechronik von Braun und Hogenberg zusammen mit der Ansicht von Münstermaifeld auf einem Blatt.

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        La Novel Natura Brevium

      London: Thomas Wight, 1598. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Later, but old, polished calf, rebacked, endpapers refreshed, title a bit soiled with old signatures and notes, scattered notes and annotations in an early hand (or two), trimmed a little close on the top margin in spots almost touching the running title, a few trimmed slightly, Mild age toning, foxing, a few minor stains, quite clean overall. Printed in black letter. 271 leaves. It was the principal work on writs until their abolishment in the 19th century and is still cited on common law as a book of authority. First published in 1534. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046594.

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        Zwo Christliche Newe-Jarspredigten: Von dem Trostreiche[n] Namen IESV oder IEHOSCHVAH: Auß dem Euangelio Luc. am 2. Capitel. Die Erste: Wie dem Newgebornen Christkindlein der Name IESVS in seiner Beschneidung gegeben worden ... Die Ander: Wie ein jeder Christ, sich alle tag bey diesem Namen ... der Wolthaten seines HERRN IESV Christi ... erinnern könde. Gehalten inn der Fürstlichen Pfaltzgräuischen Statt Velburg,

      Lauingen, Leonhart Reinmichel 1598.. 30 Bll. Rückenbroschur. 4°. VD16 L 685 - Teils stärker gebräunt.

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        Instruttione de' bombardieri contenente un breve trattato delle cose più utili a sapersi per tale esercitio. -

      Torino, Domenico Tarino, 1598. In-4 (21 x 15,8 cm.). Mezza pergamena moderna. Alcune illustrazioni e diagrammi inc. in legno n.t. 87, (1) pp.; margine superiore corto e carta un po' ingiallita. Seconda edizione (prima: 1584). Per il milanese Busca, celebre ingegnere militare che prestò a lungo servizio per il Duca di Savoia prima e per gli Spagnoli poi, cf. DBI XV, 486-488. D'Ayala 140. Cockle 659. Marini 51. Manzi 62. Riccardi I, 204. Second edition. The author, a highly esteemed military engineer from Milan, gives a wealth of information on warfare with artillery. Some woodcut figures and diagrams. Modern quarter vellum; upper margin short and light toning of the paper.

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        Kst.- Karte, 2 Karten auf einem Blatt, n. Lazius bei Ortelius, "Rhetiae alpestris descriptio, in qua hodie Tirolis Comitatvs. - Goritiae, Karstii, Chaczeolae, Carniolae, Histriae, Et Windorum Marchae Descrip.".

      - altkol., 1598, 34 x 25,5 und 34 x 23 (H) Van den Broecke 116a und b. Die Vorlagen beider Karten stammen von Wolfang Lazius; die linke Karte zeigt Nord- und Südtirol mit dem Gebiet zwischen den oberbayrischen Seen und München im Norden, dem Gardasee sowie Verona im Süden, die rechte Karte zeigt Istrien, die Grafschaft Görz (Gorizia), Krain, und die Windische Mark sowie nordwestliche Kroatien und die Inseln der Kvarner-Bucht Krk, Rab u.Cres; altkoloriertes Exemplar, von guter Erhaltung.

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        De maleficiis tractatus, de inquirendis animaduertendisque criminibus. Opus ... cui tractatus Alberti de Gandino, nec non Bonifacii de Vitalinis, una cum apostillis Augustini de Arimino, et Hier. Cuchalon... Cum eiusdem Angeli vita, per Thomam Diplobatacium edita Diplobatacium edita.

      apud Societatem Minimam, 1598. Cm. 21, cc. (42) 467 (1). Legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro al dorso. Piccolo taglio al dorso, senza mancanza di pergamena, fioriture sparse perlopiù marginali, trascurabile mancanza (lontana dal testo) all'angolo bianco delle ultime 6 carte. Esemplare nel complesso genuino e ben conservato. Celebre Tractatus de maleficiis del commentatore Angelo Gambiglioni (1400-1461?), allievo di Angelo degli Ubaldi a Perugia e di Giovanni da Imola a Bologna. Il Gambiglioni, detto anche l'Aretino, divenne giudice a Roma e Norcia ed in seguito fu doctor juris a Ferrara e Bologna; deve la sua fama anche al commentario alle Istituzioni che circolò abbondantemente lungo tutto il Cinquecento. Seguono il Libellus super maleficiis (cc. 269-368) del grande Alberto da Gandino (1240/50-1310 ca.) ed il Tractatus super maleficiis (cc. 369-467) di Bonifacio Vitalini (1320-1389), giureconsulto mantovano. Non comune e sempre ricercato. Cfr. Sapori, 1312; Iccu; Kvk..

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        Codicis DN. Iustiniani sacratissimi principis P.P. Augusti, repetitae praelectionis

      apud Iuntas, 1598. Cm. 26,5, cc. (48), coll. 2728, cc. (33). Bel marchio tipografico al frontespizio bicromo, bellissimo arbor a piena pagina. Affascinante legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida. dorso a 3 grossi nervi con titoli manoscritti. Sottili fenditure alle cerniere (piatti ancora ben saldi) e forellini limitati al dorso, sporadiche macchiette perlopiù marginali, alcune carte brunite, trascurabili segni di tarlo al margine bianco di poche carte, aloni alle carte finali. Nel complesso buon esemplare. Bella edizione veneziana del Codice di Giustiniano con la glossa accursiana a corredo del testo romano classico. Cfr. Iccu..

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        Opera quae hactenus reperiri potuerunt omnia ... Cum Iacobi Pamelii adnotationibus ... Ab eodem Pamelio recens adiecta Tertulliani vita

      apud Laurentium Somnium, 1598. Tre parti in due volumi di cm. 34,5, pp. 209 (3); 382; 383-1044 [mancano i tomi IV e V, di circa 250 pagine complessive]. Con bel ritratto dell'A. e alcuni medaglio xil. n.t., graziosi capilettera e testatine xil., bellissimo marchio tip. al frontespizio bicromo. Legatura antica in piena perg. rigida; dorso a 4 nervi con titoli ms. Lievi bruniture e fioriture dovute alla qualità; della carta. Quinto Settimio Tertulliano (155-230) fu un teologo cristiano di grandissima rilevanza dottrinale. Dall'indice: De pallio; Apologeticus adversus gentes pro Christianis; De testimonio animae aversus idola; Ad scapulam; Adversus Iudaeus; De Idolatria; De habitu Muliebri; De cultu feminarum; Ad uxorem libri duo; De anima adversus haereticos et philosophos; Adversos gnosticis scorpiacum; De iudicio domini; Genesis; Sodoma; De fato; De monogamia; De fuga in persecutione; De pudicitia; De cibis iudaicis, ecc. Esemplare nel complesso genuino e ben conservato. Cfr. Kvk; non in Brunet; Graesse, VII, 69, riporta l'edizione precedente del 1597. .

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        Dell'amore di Clitofonte, e Leucippe. Tradotto... dal sig. Francesco Angelo Coccio

      per Filippo Giunti, 1598. Cm. 15, pp. (8) 238 (24). Marchio tip. a frontespizio e colophon. Legatura settecentesca in piena perg. rigida con titoli ms. al dorso e tagli spruzzati. Sporadiche fioriture e qualche piccolo e trascurabile alone, margine alto un po' corto in alcune carte; trascurabile forellino di tarlo al margine interno. Esemplare nel complesso ben conservato. Achilles Tatius, scrittore greco nativo di Alessandria fu attivo a cavallo tra II e IV sec. d.C. Verosimilmente Così Gamba (1179): "Dopo alcune dozzinali ristampe fatte nel secolo XVI venne questa, pregevole ...". Cfr. Iccu..

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        Blatt mit 2 altkolor. Kupferstichen von Heide und Meldorf nach D. Friese aus Braun und Hogenberg, Bd. 5, 1598. Ca. 36,5 x 37,8 cm.

      1598 - Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Storia antica dalla edificazione di Fiorenza per insino all'anno 1281. Coll'aggiunta di Giacheto suo nipote dal detto anno per insino al 1286. Di nuovo ristampata.

      per Filippo Giunti,, In Fiorenza, 1598 - Cm. 21,5, pp. (16) 225 (15). Marchio giuntino al frontespizio. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli, fregi e filetti in oro. Esemplare pulito ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Seconda edizione di questa valida opera di storia fiorentina. Cfr. Gamba (636): "Non è questa una mera ristampa dell’edizione precedente, avendo riconosciuto l’abate Follini che in più luoghi non è conforme"; Camerini, 2, 214. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Della ragione di Stato, libri dieci. Con tre libri delle cause della grandezza delle città … Di nuovo in questa impressione, mutati alcuni luoghi dall'istesso autore, et accresciuti di diversi discorsi. Con due tavole, l'una delle materie, l'altra copiosissima di tutte le cose notabili

      appresso Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, 1598. Cm. 15,5, pp. (40) 375 (1). marchio tip. al frontespizio, graziose testatine, finalini e bei capilettera xilografici. Bella legatura antica verosimilmente inglese; dorso a 5 nervi con titoli su tassello e fregi circolari agli scomparti; piatti inquadrati da filetto ornato in oro. Tagli marmorizzati. Sottile fenditura alla cerniera del piatto anteriore restaurata esternamente e con rinforzo interno, sporadiche fioriture (più accentuate solo nelle prime e ultime carte) e lieve alone all'angolo delle prime carte, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Giovanni Botero (1543-1617) fu tra i principali scrittori politici del tempo; la sua Ragion di Stato rappresenta la massima espressione della reazione controriformistica agli scritti sullo Stato fioriti in tutto il Cinquecento (inevitabile il riferimento al Principe di Machiavelli). Botero teorizza un'azione del principe subordinata ai precetti della religione e finalizzata alla conservazione dello Stato. La ragion di Stato è infatti definita "notizia di mezzi atti a fondare, conservare e ampliare lo stato", da interpretare sempre sulla base del principio di prudenza. In appendice il testo di un'altra celebre opera boteriana, "Delle cause della grandezza delle città" e le aggiunte alla Ragion di Stato. Stimata edizione giolitina. Cfr. Bozza, p. 67 e, per altre edizioni, Brunet, I, 1142..

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau von Heide und Meldorf ('Icon oppidi Heide . - 'Delineatio urbis Meldorpie impensis Henrici Ranzovij .').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Braun & Hogenberg, 1598, 37 x 38,5 Fauser, Repertorium älterer Topographie. Druckgraphik von 1486 bis 1750, 8681 u. 5544. - Zeigt 2 Ansichten auf einem Blatt. - Rückseitig lateinischer Text.

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        Opera ea quae ad adinventam ab ipso ertem universalem, Scientiarum Artiumque omnium breui compendio, firmaque memoria apprehendendarum, locupletissimaque vel oratione ex tempore pertractandarum, pertinent. Ut et In eandem quorumdam interpretum scripti commentarij: quae omnia sequens indicabit pagina: & hoc demum tempore coniunctim emendatiora locupletioraque non nihil edita sunt. Accessit index cum capitum, tum rerum ac verborum locupletissimus. [+ Bruno: "De Lulliano specierum scrutinio", "De Lampade combinatoria Lulliana", "De Progressu Logicae venationis", "De Lampade venatoria logicurum").

      Argentinae (i.e Strassburg], Lazarus Zetzner, 1598. 8vo. Very nice 19th century half calf with richly gilt spine. Some browning and spotting, but overall a nice copy. Many woodcut diagrams in the text. Woodcut printer's device to title-page. (24), 992, (32) pp. ¶ Scarce first edition of this seminal publication, which is practically solely responsible for the spreading of both Lullism and Bruno's mnemonic theories in the 17th century. This publication constitutes the standard work on Lull for more than a century and it directly influenced the most significant thinkers of the following century, e.g. Leibnitz, whose dream of a universal algebra was stimulated by the reading of Lull (and Bruno) in the present publication."In 1598, while the philosopher from Nola (i.e. Bruno) was in prison in Rome, Johann Heinrich Alsted together with the printer Lazarus Zetzner in Strasburg, published a great collection of the works by Raymond Lull and the most significant commentaries on Lullism, among them also some treatises by Bruno. Since then, Bruno's mnemonics was a basic component of all attempts made in the seventeenth century to set up a universal science on the basis of a theory of combinations interpreted in terms of Neo-Platonism... It was also Leibniz who was one of the first to assume similarities between Bruno's theory of the infinite and the Cartesian theory of vortices in an undetermined and infinite universe; Leibniz had had the opportunity to read these treatises in his capacity as librarian of the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel". (Blum, p. 110). "From another of Pierce's Lists we know that he possessed an important collection of Lullian and Lullist texts, namely the Renaissance edition by the famous Strasbourg editor Lazarus Zetzner: "Raymundi Lulli Opera ea quae ad adinventam ab ipso Artem universalem... pertinent" (printed first in 1598, then 1609, 1617 and, by his heirs, in 1651). This edition, which was very influential - the young Leibniz, for instance, acquainted himself with Llull through this anthology-, contains several works by Llull himself as well as those Renaissance commentaries on his works by Agrippa of Netteshein, Giordano Bruno..." (Fidora, p. 181).This highly influential publication of Lull's "Opera" through which Leibniz and many of his contemporaries got acquainted with Lull and Bruno, contains seven genuine works by Lull (including the two most important works of the last period of the Art, the "Ars brevis" and the "Ars magna"), four works falsely attributed to Lull, Agrippa's "In Artem Brevem" - and Bruno's four highly important commentaries on Lull, being the "De Lulliano specierum scrutinio" (pp. 685-97), "De Lampade combinatoria Lulliana" (pp. 698-755), "De Progressu Logicae venationis" (pp. 756-62) and "De Lampade venatoria logicurum" (pp. 763-806), which constitute Bruno's most important logical treatises and his seminal writings on mnemonics. The four treatises originally appeared separately in 1587 and 1588 respectively, and all appear here for the second time (apart from the "De progressu", which also appeared together with the first printing of the "De Lampade venatoria logicorum" the following year and here thus appears for the third time). The first printings of these works are of impossible scarcity and hardly obtainable. These four groundbreaking works appear together for the first time in the present publication and it is through this second printing of them that 17th century thinkers such as Leibniz got acquainted with them. Raymond Lull (ca. 1232-1315) was one of the most important and influential philosophers and logicians of his time. He is considered a pioneer of several fields of science, now most notably computation theory. His works sparked Leibniz' interest in the field and drove him to his seminal invention. Lull invented an "art of finding truth" (often in Lullism referred to as "The Art"), which centuries later, when read in the present publication, stimulated Leibnitz' dream of a universal algebra. Lull applied this art to basically all subjects studied at the Medieval Universities. "Lull's metaphysics worked a revolution in the history of philosophy" (The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy, p. 548). Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) is one of the most significant thinkers of modern times. He prepared the way for the rise of modern philosophy and became a forerunner of modern philosophy and science. His logical commentaries and mnemonic treatises were of special importance to the emerging logic of the 17th century and it is his version of Lullism that comes to dominate this significant strand of thought for more than a century. Having been arrested in 1592 due to alleged heresy, Bruno was subjected to a 6 year long trial that finally condemned him to hanging in 1600, two years after the publication of the four works that came to secure his influence over the following century. "Bruno burned for philosophy; he was killed for moral, physical, and metaphysical views that terrified and angered authorities." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p. 315)."By far the greatest figure of this generation was Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), whose interest in Llull dates almost exclusively from his sojurns in France and Germany. His activities in this field, which he combined with his other aspects of Reniassance philosophy, are too complex to be treated in any detail here. Suffice it to say with Frances Yates that "the three strands of the Hermetism, the mnemonics, the Lullism are all interwoven in Bruno's complex personality, mind and mission"..."Perhaps the most important event of Lulliasm of this period was not the appearance of any new figure or work but the publication of an anthology by Lazarus Zetzner of Strasburg, entitled "Raymundi Lullii, opera ea quae ad adinventam ab ipso Artem universalem", which, for the next century or so, was to become the standard work on Llull. It is therefore instructive in understanding seventeenth-century Lullism... The first edition of this anthology appeared in Strasburg in 1598. It was reprinted in 1609... reprinted in 1617 and again in 1651... This mixture of Llull, pseudo-Llull, and Renaissance commentaries, emphasizing a general art of discourse, constituted the "package" in which Llull was presented to seventeenth-century readers, including Leibniz (note 33: it was apparently the first edition of 1598 that Leibniz read), and it must be kept in mind when discussing their version of Llull." (Bonner, pp. 67-68). Bruno's works, the first editions of which are all of the utmost scarcity, were generally not reprinted in Bruno's lifetime and new editions of them did not begin appearing until the 19th century. For three centuries his works had been hidden away in libraries, where only few people had access to them. One very significant exception is the four treatises that we find in the present publication. They are among the only of Bruno's treatises to be published again before the 19th century, and as they don't appear again on their own, but here, in THE most important publication of Lull's writings for more than a century, it is through this second printing of these four works that Bruno comes to have his primary influence upon 17th century philosophy and science. His separate publications were simply not accessible to thinkers like Leibniz and could thus not be studied. Also therefore, Zetzners' 1598 publication of Lull and Bruno together proved to be of seminal importance, not only to the spreading of Lullism, but just as much to the spreading of Bruno's even more important theories. "Raymond Lull (ab. 1232 - 1315), Majorcan writer, philosopher, memorycian (he was later to become a great source of inspiration for Giordano Bruno), logician, and a Franciscan tertiary. He wrote the first major work of Catalan literature. Recently-surfaced manuscripts show him to have anticipated by several centuries prominent work on elections theory. He is sometimes considered a pioneer of computation theory, especially given his influence on Gottfried Leibniz. He is also well known also as a glossator of Roman Law. Lull taught himself Arabic with the help from a slave. As a result, he wrote his "Ars Magna", which was intended to show the necessary reasons for the Christian faith. To promote his theory and test its effectiveness, he went to Algiers and Tunis. At the age of 82, in 1314, Lull traveled again to North Africa, where an angry crowd of Muslims stoned him in the city of Bougie. Genoese merchants took him back to Mallorca, where he died at home in Palma the following year.". (Thorndyke)Giordano Bruno was born in Nola in Southern Italy in 1548, and entered the Dominican order in Naples at the age of 18. While pursuing theological studies, he also thoroughly studied the ancient philosophers and began doubting some of the teachings of the Catholic Church. When he was in Rome in 1576, these doubts became known to the authorities of his order, and an indictment for heresy was prepared against him. Before he could be arrested, he escaped and began a long journey which took him to many European countries, among these England, where his most important works are published, until in 1592 he was denounced to the Inquisition and arrested. In 1593 he was taken to Rome, imprisoned, and subjected to a 6 year long trial. He firmly refused to recant his philosophical opinions, and in 1600 he was condemned for heresy, sentenced to death, and burned alive.SALVESTRINI NR. 1.See:Anthony Bonner: Doctor Illuminatus. A Ramon Llull Reader, 1993.Paul Richard Blum: Giordano Bruno. An Introduction, 2012.The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy.Alexander Fidora: Peirce's Account of the Categories and Ramon Llull.

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        Cento Novelle scelte da piu nobili scrittori della lingua volgare di Francesco Sansovino, nelle quali piacevoli & notabili avvenimenti si contengono: di nuovo reformate, rivedute, e corrette...

      In Venetia, appresso Alessandro de Vecchi, (Alla stampa di Marco Claseri), 1598. In 4to (cm. 19,8), mezza pelle a 5 nervi del Settecento; pp. (8), 407, (9). Bellissime xilografie a piena pagina e nel testo. Axs

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        De militia romana libri quinque, commentarius ad polybium. Editio nova, aucta varie & castigata.

      Antverpiae, Ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Joannem Moretum, 1598, plein veau XVIIe, dos à nerfs orné, double filet et fleuron au centre des plats, coiffes et partie des charnières habilement restaurées. -Illustrations in-texte sur 17 pages. - 2 parties en 1 vol. in-4 de 366 pp. + 1 pl. dépl. h.t. et XXIX-(5) pp. ; La seconde partie contient : Analecta sive observationes reliquae ad militiam et hosce libros. Antverpiae, Ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Joannem Moretum, 1598.2e édition revue et corrigée, tirée à 1500 exemplaires (E.O. : 1595).V. Berlincourt, Commenter la Thébaïde (XVIe-XIXe siècles), pp. 543-545 ; L'art de la guerre de Machiavel à Clausewitz n° 21 ; Bibliotheca Belgica III-L 370.Lipse associe l'étude de l'art militaire antique à une réflexion critique sur l'état des armées contemporaines. Le De militia romana est un commentaire de nombreux extraits de Polybe, qui donne à Lipse le rôle de l'expert. "Le rapprochement avec le présent est ostensible dans le dernier développement [.] consacré à une comparaison qui aboutit à une sévère critique des pratiques militaires modernes. Le De militia aura une influence directe sur les réformes entreprises par le Prince d'Orange, Maurice de Nassau, pour améliorer l'efficacité de l'armée des Pays-Bas septentrionaux dans sa lutte contre les troupes espagnoles." (V. Berlincourt).Remarquable illustration : 15 figures sur bois et 13 sur cuivre.

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        LES GENEALOGIES ET ANCIENNES DESCENTES DES FORESTIERS ET COMTES DE FLANDRE ( 3 early works bound in 1 volume).

      Anvers Jacques Mesens for Baptiste Vriendt 1598 - avec brieves descriptions de leurs vies et gestes, le tout recueilly des plus veritables, approvees et anciennes croniques et annales qui se trouvent, par Corneille Martin zelandois, et ornée de portraicts figures et habitz selon les facons et guises de leur temps, ainsi qu'elles ont este trouvées es plus anciens tableaux, par Pierre Balthasar. 1598. 3 EARLY WORKS BOUND TOGETHER, the first 2 in French, the 3rd in Latin. No.1. LES GENEALOGIES ET ANCIENNES DESCENTES DES FORESTIERS ET COMTES DE FLANDRE, SECOND EDITION (first was 1578), 4to, 295 x 195 mm, 11¾ x 7½ inches, engraved pictorial title page with architectural borders, 2 military figures and other allegorical figures, 1 full page of coats of arms facing Dedication, full page illustration facing page 1 with 2 coats of arms and map of Flanders, small coats of arms in the text, 40 full page engraved full length portraits in the text, numbered 1-7 and 1-33, 1 large engraving facing the colophon showing Death, tombs and angels with a poem by Charles de Navieres, pages: (6), 119, 3, bound in full red morocco, gilt panelled covers with triple fillets, small ornaments at the corners and one in the centre, raised bands, gilt panelling to spine, gilt motifs in compartments, gilt title listing the second work, all edges gilt. A couple of minor indentations to lower cover, narrow strip of dark staining to upper and lower edges of title page, some pages lightly browned, small light ink mark to 2 pages, no loss, very slight narrow strip of light ink staining to lower edge of 6 portraits, 2 fore-edges and 2 top edges slightly stained, affecting margin only. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. The fine portraits depict mainly 1 figure, some show 2 or 3, all in elegant costumes and displaying their coats of arms. The first 7 are the Forestiers, (ancient governors of Flanders), followed by 33 Counts some with their wives and daughters, ending with King Philip II of Spain, 33rd Count of Flanders. Brunet Volume III, 1495. Bound with No. 2. LES VIES ET ALLIANCES DES COMTES DE HOLLANDE ET ZELANDE, SEIGNEURS DE FRISE by (MICHIEL VOSMEER), Anvers, printed by Christopher Plantin for Philippe Galle, 1586, SECOND FRENCH EDITION, title page with engraved portrait of unidentified seated lady, 36 engraved full length portraits in the text by Philippe Galle, pages: 75 including title page, plus 3 pages of chronology. 1 or 2 fingermarks, otherwise contents clean. A very good copy of a rare book. More splendid portraits, some of women, the men usually in armour, again the last portrait is of Philip II of Spain (misnumbered III). The portraits face brief biographical verses. First published at Anvers in Latin in 1578, first French edition was 1583. Brunet, Volume V, 1373. No.3. TIROLENSIUM PRINCIPUM COMITUM usq[ue] ad ann. MDIC. genuinae eicones singulorum insignia: quorundam emblemata, . cælaturam ac officinam Dominici Custodis. Cum epigrammatis et brevib. ad singulos Prr. Comm. Henningi. By Marcus HENNING, engravings by Dominic Custos, (Augsburg, Johannes Praetorius for Dominic Custos). Engraved title page with architectural border with large allegorical figure each side, large engraving on verso with horns of plenty, full page engraving facing 2nd page of Dedication with large coat of arms of Rudolph II and 5 cherubs, full page engraving in the prelims showing 2 coats of arms, 2 miners at work and a map of Tyrol, plus 28 ONLY OF 30 full page full length engraved portraits of Tyrolian rulers, 82 unnumbered pages, LACKING 2 LEAVES OF CHRONOLOGY AND COLOPHON AT THE END. Occasional narrow strip of pale staining to page edges, more noticeable on last 3 leaves, penultimate plate has 2 repairs, not affecting image, 1 to fore-edge margin strengthened with a paper strip and small closed tear to lower margin, neatly repaired on reverse, last 3 leaves faintly foxed. A good copy. Adams, Books Printed In Europe 1501-1600. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anglia et Hibernia Nova.

      1598 - Venice: Heirs of Melchior Sessa, 1598. 185 x 260mm. The British Isles, based on Lily's famous map but with fewer names. Originally issued in Ruscelli's 'La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo', 1561, this is from a second plate used 1574 onwards. The original differences were negligible, but this is an example of the more decorative second state, with a galleon and two sea-monsters added. SHIRLEY: 221.

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        Aureum vellus Oder Güldin Schatz und Kunstkammer / Darinnen der aller fürnemisten / fürtrefflichsten / ausserlesenesten / herrlichisten und bewehrtesten Auctorum Schrifften und Bücher / auß dem gar uralten Schatz der uberblibnen / verborgnen / hinterhaltenen Reliquien und Monumenten der Aegyptiorum, Arabum, Chaldaeorum & Assyriorum, Königen und Weysen. Von Dem Edlen / Hocherleuchten / Fürtreffenlichen / bewehrten Philosopho Salomone Trismosino (so deß grossen Philosophi und Medici Theophrasti Paracelsi Praeceptor gewesen) in sonderbare underschiedliche Tractetlein disponiert / und in das Teutsch gebracht. Sampt anderen Philosophischen alter unnd newer Scribenten sonderbaren Tractetlein / alles zuvor niemalen weder erhört noch gesehen / wie der Catalogus gleich nach der Vorrede zuverstehen gibt. Durch einen der Kunst Liebhabern mit grossem Kosten / Mühe / Arbeyt und Gefahr / die Originalia und Handschrifften zusammen gebracht / und auffs trewlichest vnd fleissigst an Tag geben. Vormals

      8 Bll. (Titel rot/schwarz), 816 S., mit einem gest. Paracelsus-Porträt (S.90), 14 alchemistischen Holzschnitt-Illus. u. weiteren kl. Textfig. sowie 36 meist blattgroßen Kupfern, 8, Pappband d. Zt. Brüning 3317 Mellon 53 (Anmerkung) Ferguson II, 469 (zur EA von 1598) Ferchl 542 vgl. Kopp I,242 u. Schmieder S.249-254. - "Eine der wichtigsten frühen Sammlungen alchemistischer Schriften, die den meisten Sammlungen unerreichbar blieb" (Chorinski). Enthält alle fünf Teile der Erstausgabe (Rorschach 1598), welche im Gegensatz zur vorliegenden Ausg. aber nur mit Textholzschnitten illustriert war. - Der Titel bezieht sich auf die Sage vom Goldenen Vlies, einer auf Tierhaut niedergeschriebenen Anweisung zur künstlichen Goldherstellung. Der erste Teil enthält die Werke des vermeintlichen Paracelsus-Lehrers Salomone Trismosino (auch Salomo Trismosinus) mit den Zeichen von zwei kryptischen Inschriften. Der zweite Teil (nach dem schönen Portrait des Theophrast) mit alchemistischen Schriften, die Paracelsus untergeschobenen werden, dazu im Text Holzschnitte von alchemistischen Gerätschaften u. Figuren (2 davon fast blattgroß), gefolgt von dem "Buch Carneson" des Bartholomaeus Korndörffer. Der dritte Teil enthält u.a. den "Splendor Solis" mit 22 schönen Stichen, welches die Suche nach dem Stein der Weisen behandelt u. als ein Hauptwerk der Alchemia Picta gilt. Desweiteren die "Tabula Smaragdini Hermetis Trismegisti" u. einen Text von Bischof Melchior aus Brixen, sowie Schriften weiterer, teils unbekannter Verfasser. Der vierte Teil u.a. die Bereitung des "Philosopischen Steins" von Caspar Hartung von Hoff. Der fünfte Teil dann u.a. mit Experiment-Erfahrungen von Raimundus Lullus u. dem "Spiegel der Philosophen", zu dem 12 schöne Kupfer gehören. Eine dritte Auflage erschien ebenfalls in Hamburg 1718. - Einband etwas fleckig, bestossen u. beschabt Rückenbezug mit kl. Fehlstellen beide Gelenke angeplatzt erste Lage im unteren Bug unwesentlich gelöst Titel verso gestempelt (ausgeschiedene Dublette) tlw. gebräunt u. braunfleckig kl. Wurmgänge im Bund (S.131-154) zwei Blatt mit Randausriss ohne Textberührung (S.517 u. 809) ein Doppelblatt (812-814) angelöst, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        LES GENEALOGIES ET ANCIENNES DESCENTES DES FORESTIERS ET COMTES DE FLANDRE ( 3 early works bound in 1 volume).

      Anvers Jacques Mesens for Baptiste Vriendt, 1598. avec brieves descriptions de leurs vies et gestes, le tout recueilly des plus veritables, approvees et anciennes croniques et annales qui se trouvent, par Corneille Martin zelandois, et ornée de portraicts figures et habitz selon les facons et guises de leur temps, ainsi qu'elles ont este trouvées es plus anciens tableaux, par Pierre Balthasar. 1598. 3 EARLY WORKS BOUND TOGETHER, the first 2 in French, the 3rd in Latin. No.1. LES GENEALOGIES ET ANCIENNES DESCENTES DES FORESTIERS ET COMTES DE FLANDRE, SECOND EDITION (first was 1578), 4to, 295 x 195 mm, 11¾ x 7½ inches, engraved pictorial title page with architectural borders, 2 military figures and other allegorical figures, 1 full page of coats of arms facing Dedication, full page illustration facing page 1 with 2 coats of arms and map of Flanders, small coats of arms in the text, 40 full page engraved full length portraits in the text, numbered 1-7 and 1-33, 1 large engraving facing the colophon showing Death, tombs and angels with a poem by Charles de Navieres, pages: (6), 119, 3, bound in full red morocco, gilt panelled covers with triple fillets, small ornaments at the corners and one in the centre, raised bands, gilt panelling to spine, gilt motifs in compartments, gilt title listing the second work, all edges gilt. A couple of minor indentations to lower cover, narrow strip of dark staining to upper and lower edges of title page, some pages lightly browned, small light ink mark to 2 pages, no loss, very slight narrow strip of light ink staining to lower edge of 6 portraits, 2 fore-edges and 2 top edges slightly stained, affecting margin only. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. The fine portraits depict mainly 1 figure, some show 2 or 3, all in elegant costumes and displaying their coats of arms. The first 7 are the Forestiers (ancient governors of Flanders), followed by 33 Counts some with their wives and daughters, ending with King Philip II of Spain, 33rd Count of Flanders. Brunet Volume III, 1495. Bound with No. 2. LES VIES ET ALLIANCES DES COMTES DE HOLLANDE ET ZELANDE, SEIGNEURS DE FRISE by (MICHIEL VOSMEER), Anvers, printed by Christopher Plantin for Philippe Galle, 1586, SECOND FRENCH EDITION, title page with engraved portrait of unidentified seated lady, 36 full page engraved full length portraits in the text by Philippe Galle, pages: 75 including title page, plus 3 pages of chronology. 1 or 2 fingermarks, otherwise contents clean. A very good copy of a rare book. More splendid portraits, some of women, the men usually in armour, again the last portrait is of Philip II of Spain (misnumbered III). The portraits face brief biographical verses. First published at Anvers in Latin in 1578, first French edition was 1583. Brunet, Volume V, 1373. No.3. TIROLENSIUM PRINCIPUM COMITUM usq[ue] ad ann. MDIC. genuinae eicones singulorum insignia: quorundam emblemata, ... cælaturam ac officinam Dominici Custodis... Cum epigrammatis et brevib. ad singulos Prr. Comm. Henningi. By Marcus HENNING, engravings by Dominic Custos, (Augsburg, Johannes Praetorius for Dominic Custos). Engraved title page with architectural border with large allegorical figure each side, large engraving on verso with horns of plenty, full page engraving facing 2nd page of Dedication with large coat of arms of Rudolph II and 5 cherubs, full page engraving in the prelims showing 2 coats of arms, 2 miners at work and a map of Tyrol, plus 28 ONLY OF 30 full page full length engraved portraits of Tyrolian rulers, 82 unnumbered pages, LACKING 2 LEAVES OF CHRONOLOGY AND COLOPHON AT THE END. Occasional narrow strip of pale staining to page edges, more noticeable on last 3 leaves, penultimate plate has 2 repairs, not affecting image, 1 to fore-edge margin strengthened with a paper strip and small closed tear to lower margin, neatly repaired on reverse, last 3 leaves faintly foxed. A good copy. Adams, Books Printed In Europe 1501-1600. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Operum posthumorum. Frankfurt, Rhodii

      1598 - 4to. (2), 731, (60) S. Neuer Halblederband [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Galliae regni potentiss nova descriptio, Ioanne Ioliveto auctore

      Artist: Ortelius Abraham ca ; issued in: Antwerp; date: ca1598 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Left margin replaced; - size (in cm): 34,5 x 50; - description: Map shows total France, northern Italy and partly Swizerland; - vita of the artist: Abraham Ortelius(1527 ?1598) was a Flemish cartographer and geographer, generally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, and the first to imagine that the continents were joint together before drifting to their present position.He began as a map-engraver, in 1547 and entered the Antwerp guild of St Luke as afsetter van Karten. His early career is that of a businessman and most of his journeys before 1560 are for commercial purposes. In 1564 he completed a "mappemonde", eight-leaved map of the world, which afterwards appeared in reduced form in the Theatrum. The only extant copy of this great map is in the library of the University of Basle (cf. Bernoulli, Ein Karteninkunabelnband, Basle, 1905, p. 5). He also published a two-sheet map of Egypt in 1565, a plan of the Brittenburg castle on the coast of the Netherlands in 1568, an eight-sheet map of Asia in 1567, and a six-sheet map of Spain before the appearance of his atlas. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. In 1573 Ortelius published seventeen supplementary maps under the title Additamentum Theatri Orbis Terrarum. Four more Additamenta were to follow, the last one appearing in 1597. He also had a keen interest and formed a fine collection of coins, medals and antiques, and this resulted in the book.In 1573 Ortelius published seventeen supplementary maps under the title Additamentum Theatri Orbis Terrarum. Four more Additamenta were to follow, the last one appearing in 1597. He also had a keen interest and formed a fine collection of coins, medals and antiques, and this resulted in the book originals of his maps in these days are popular collector's items.

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        LES GENEALOGIES ET ANCIENNES DESCENTES DES FORESTIERS ET COMTES DE FLANDRE ( 3 early works bound in 1 volume).

      Anvers Jacques Mesens for Baptiste Vriendt, 1598.. avec brieves descriptions de leurs vies et gestes, le tout recueilly des plus veritables, approvees et anciennes croniques et annales qui se trouvent, par Corneille Martin zelandois, et ornée de portraicts figures et habitz selon les facons et guises de leur temps, ainsi qu'elles ont este trouvées es plus anciens tableaux, par Pierre Balthasar. 1598. 3 EARLY WORKS BOUND TOGETHER, the first 2 in French, the 3rd in Latin. No.1. LES GENEALOGIES ET ANCIENNES DESCENTES DES FORESTIERS ET COMTES DE FLANDRE, SECOND EDITION (first was 1578), 4to, 295 x 195 mm, 11¾ x 7½ inches, engraved pictorial title page with architectural borders, 2 military figures and other allegorical figures, 1 full page of coats of arms facing Dedication, full page illustration facing page 1 with 2 coats of arms and map of Flanders, small coats of arms in the text, 40 full page engraved full length portraits in the text, numbered 1-7 and 1-33, 1 large engraving facing the colophon showing Death, tombs and angels with a poem by Charles de Navieres, pages: (6), 119, 3, bound in full red morocco, gilt panelled covers with triple fillets, small ornaments at the corners and one in the centre, raised bands, gilt panelling to spine, gilt motifs in compartments, gilt title listing the second work, all edges gilt. A couple of minor indentations to lower cover, narrow strip of dark staining to upper and lower edges of title page, some pages lightly browned, small light ink mark to 2 pages, no loss, very slight narrow strip of light ink staining to lower edge of 6 portraits, 2 fore-edges and 2 top edges slightly stained, affecting margin only. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. The fine portraits depict mainly 1 figure, some show 2 or 3, all in elegant costumes and displaying their coats of arms. The first 7 are the Forestiers, including 4 plates of falconers (ancient governors of Flanders), followed by 33 Counts some with their wives and daughters, ending with King Philip II of Spain, 33rd Count of Flanders. Brunet Volume III, 1495. Bound with No. 2. LES VIES ET ALLIANCES DES COMTES DE HOLLANDE ET ZELANDE, SEIGNEURS DE FRISE by (MICHIEL VOSMEER), Anvers, printed by Christopher Plantin for Philippe Galle, 1586, SECOND FRENCH EDITION, title page with engraved portrait of unidentified seated lady, 36 full page engraved full length portraits in the text by Philippe Galle, pages: 75 including title page, plus 3 pages of chronology. 1 or 2 fingermarks, otherwise contents clean. A very good copy of a rare book. More splendid portraits, some of women, the men usually in armour, again the last portrait is of Philip II of Spain (misnumbered III). The portraits face brief biographical verses. First published at Anvers in Latin in 1578, first French edition was 1583. Brunet, Volume V, 1373. No.3. TIROLENSIUM PRINCIPUM COMITUM usq[ue] ad ann. MDIC. genuinae eicones singulorum insignia: quorundam emblemata, ... cælaturam ac officinam Dominici Custodis... Cum epigrammatis et brevib. ad singulos Prr. Comm. Henningi. By Marcus HENNING, engravings by Dominic Custos, (Augsburg, Johannes Praetorius for Dominic Custos). Engraved title page with architectural border with large allegorical figure each side, large engraving on verso with horns of plenty, full page engraving facing 2nd page of Dedication with large coat of arms of Rudolph II and 5 cherubs, full page engraving in the prelims showing 2 coats of arms, 2 miners at work and a map of Tyrol, plus 28 ONLY OF 30 full page full length engraved portraits of Tyrolian rulers, 82 unnumbered pages, LACKING 2 LEAVES OF CHRONOLOGY AND COLOPHON AT THE END. Occasional narrow strip of pale staining to page edges, more noticeable on last 3 leaves, penultimate plate has 2 repairs, not affecting image, 1 to fore-edge margin strengthened with a paper strip and small closed tear to lower margin, neatly repaired on reverse, last 3 leaves faintly foxed. A good copy. Adams, Books Printed In Europe 1501-1600. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Variarum Lectionum, in Medicinae Scriptoribus & alijs, libri sex. Ab auctore hac quoque postrema editione aucti & recogniti

      apud Iuntas [Giunti], Venetiis 1598 - In-4° (245x175mm), ff. (8), 145, (1) bianca + 20 di indice bicolonne. Legatura del primo '800 in m. pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. Impresa col giglio giuntino al frontespizio. Dedica a stampa di Balthasar Grangier a suo cognato, Bonaventure Grangier. Capilettera xilografici ornati o istoriati. Restauri alle cerniere. Buon esemplare. Terza edizione di Importante contributo alla filologia medica apparso in prima edizione a Venezia nel 1570. Girolamo Mercuriale (Forlì, 1530 - ivi, 1606), protetto del cardinal Farnese, medico di Massimiliano II a Vienna, ricoprì la cattedra di medicina a Padova e poi a Bologna e a Pisa. I suoi contributi furono determinanti sia in terapeutica che nella storia della medicina, grazie soprattutto alle sue traduzioni di Ippocrate. Il suo lavoro più rimarchevole resta il De arte gymnastica (Parigi, 1577), dedicato a Massimiliano II e illustrante le diverse applicazioni delle pratiche ginniche ai fini del miglioramento dell'organismo. Camerini, 1039. Wellcome, I, 4232. Durling, 3115. Graesse, IV, 495. Adams, I, M, 1341. EDIT16 CNCE 46966. Cfr. S. T. C. Italian Books, p. 435 (altre edizioni). Capparoni, vol. II, passim. Cfr. Fondo Olschki, 9104-05 (altre edizioni). Latino [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,Schlangenbuch, 4 Werke in 1 Bd.

      Sauer für Campiers Erben, Heidelberg 1598 - Gessner, Conrad: 4 Werke in 1 Bd. 1598-1613. Fol. Holzdeckelbd. d. Zt. mit blindgepr. Schweinsldrbez. u. 2 Schl. 1. Thierbuch: Heidelberg, Lancellot für Cambier, 1606. 4 unn., 172 num. Bll., mit Titel- u. ca. 150 Textholzschn. – Nissen, ZBI 1552; Wellisch 23/24.6. 2. Vogelbuch: Ffm., Sauer für Campiers Erben, 1600. 8 unn. Bll., 556 SS., mit Titel- u. ca. 220 Textholzschn. – VD 16, G 1737; Nissen, IVB 351; STC 358; Wellisch 25.7. 3. Fischbuch: Ebenda 1598. 6 unn., 202 num. Bll., mit Titel- u. ca. 600 Textholzschn. – VD 16, G 1743; Nissen, SFB 59 u. ZBI 1555; STC 358; Wellisch 26.6. 4. De serpentibvs. Oder Schlangenbuch. De scorpione. Kurtze beschreybung des Scorpions. . . 2 Tle. Heidelb., Lancellot für Cambier, 1613. 4 unn., 61 num. Bll.; num. Bll. (62)-72, mit 2 Titel- u. ca. 30 Textholzschn. – Nissen, ZBI 1557; Wellisch 27.5. Meist nur gering gebräunt u. stockfl. Die ersten Lagen stark, dann nur gering wurmst. Tit. stark gebräunt u. mit altem Besitzverm. Der schöne zeitgenössische Prägeband (vorne in Goldpr. »SSA / 1617«) etwas berieben u. wurmst., die beiden Schließen unter Verwendung alten Materials ersetzt, vord. Vors. erneuert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zwo Christliche Newe-Jarspredigten: Von dem Trostreiche[n] Namen IESV oder IEHOSCHVAH: Auß dem Euangelio Luc. am 2. Capitel. Die Erste: Wie dem Newgebornen Christkindlein der Name IESVS in seiner Beschneidung gegeben worden . Die Ander: Wie ein jeder Christ, sich alle tag bey diesem Namen . der Wolthaten seines HERRN IESV Christi . erinnern könde. Gehalten inn der Fürstlichen Pfaltzgräuischen Statt Velburg,

      Lauingen, Leonhart Reinmichel 1598. - 30 Bll. Rückenbroschur. 4°. VD16 L 685 - Teils stärker gebräunt.

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        Organon (graece). Organum. Hoc est omnes ad Logicam pertinentes, Graece, & Latine. Iul. Pacius Beriga recensuit.

      Frankfurt, Wechel, 1598. - 8°. 8 Bll., 951 SS. mit einigen schematischen Holzschnitten Pergament d. Zt. mit Deckelprägung AST 1599. "VD 16, A 3529; Schweiger I, 278: "vermehrt durch die Scholien". Zweisprachig Ausgabe, durchgehend griechisch-latein, besorgt von dem italienischen Juristen und Philologen Julius Pacius de Beriga (1550-1635), der besonders für seine Lehre der aristotelischen Logik grossen Einfluss auf die Lehre der Philosophie an Universitäten ausübte. Den griechischen Text hatte er bereits 1585 separat ediert. Das Organon gliedert sich in die sechs Schriften: Categoriae, De interpretatione, Analytica priora und posteriora, Topica, De sophisticis elenchis. - Ohne vorderen weissen Vorsatz. Titel mit kleinen Randeinrissen ohne Textverlust. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. Einige Anmerkungen und zu Beginn alte Unterschstreichungen. Einband stärker berieben und angestaubt. " ".

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        Antique Master Print-RELIGION-GENRE-JESUS-HOUSE OF MARTHA-Bassano-Sadeler-1598

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Martha Martha solicita es - In Gratiam admodum ' - Christ in the house of Martha. Engraving on hand laid paper. Watermark: circle with a anchor. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: First state of 2. Ref: Hollstein 199. IconClass 73C7223. One of the famous "Kitchen"prints by Sadeler.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Joannes Sadeler' after 'Jacopo Bassano'. Johannes Sadeler I (1550-ca. 1600) was a member of the engravers family Sadeler. The Sadeler family were the largest, and probably the most successful of the dynasties of Flemish engravers that were dominant in Northern European printmaking in the later 16th and 17th centuries, as both artists and publishers. The Sadelers were descended from "chasers," engravers of armour, from Aalst. Jan or Johannes de Saeyelleer or Sadeleer had three sons, all usually called "Sadeler": Jan I (1550 Brussels - 1600 Brussels or possibly Venice), Aegidius I (c. 1555 Brussels - c. 1609 Frankfurt am Main) and Rafael I (1560/61 Antwerp - 1628 or 1632). Another Sadeler, Marcus or Marco, was a printer and perhaps publisher who was working in Haarlem in c. 1586-87, and is presumed to be a member of the family, though it is not known where he fits in. Jan I was the father of Justus (c. 1572-c. 1620) and Marcus Christoph (active 1614 to after 1650). Aegidius I was the father of Aegidius II (c. 1570-1629 Prague). Rafael I was the father of Rafael II (1584 - 1627 or 1632), Jan II (c. 1588 - 1665 or later) and Filips (c. 1600, active to 1650). Aegidius II was the father of Tobias, who was active from 1670-75 in Vienna. Marten de Vos (1532-1603) was an Antwerp painter and draughtsman of the late sixteenth century. His travels to Italy made him adopt the Mannerist style. Jacopo Bassano (ca. 1510-1592) originated from Venice. He worked in the manner of Titian. His landscapes with biblical themes were very popular in the 17th. Century. Condition: Good, given age. Cut just outside the plateline, small damage lower left margin and some staining on the right side. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-A1-15 The overall size is ca. 11.3 x 8.9 inch. The image size is ca. 11.3 x 8.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 28.8 x 22.5 cm. The image size is ca. 28.8 x 22.5 cm.

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        Codicis DN. Iustiniani sacratissimi principis P.P. Augusti, repetitae praelectionis.Venetiis, apud Iuntas, 1598.

      Venetiis, apud Iuntas 1598 - Cm. 26,5, cc. (48), coll. 2728, cc. (33). Bel marchio tipografico al frontespizio bicromo, bellissimo arbor a piena pagina. Affascinante legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida. dorso a 3 grossi nervi con titoli manoscritti. Sottili fenditure alle cerniere (piatti ancora ben saldi) e forellini limitati al dorso, sporadiche macchiette perlopiù marginali, alcune carte brunite, trascurabili segni di tarlo al margine bianco di poche carte, aloni alle carte finali. Nel complesso buon esemplare. Bella edizione veneziana del Codice di Giustiniano con la glossa accursiana a corredo del testo romano classico. Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia antica... dalla edificazione di Fiorenza per insino all'anno 1281. Coll'aggiunta di Giacheto suo nipote dal detto anno per insino al 1286. Di nuovo ristampata.

      per Filippo Giunti, 1598. Cm. 21,5, pp. (16) 225 (15). Marchio giuntino al frontespizio. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli, fregi e filetti in oro. Esemplare pulito ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Seconda edizione di questa valida opera di storia fiorentina. Cfr. Gamba (636): "Non è questa una mera ristampa dell'edizione precedente, avendo riconosciuto l'abate Follini che in più luoghi non è conforme"; Camerini, 2, 214.

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        Antique Print-VERONA-LAKE GARDA-TYROL-ITALY-Ortelius-1598

      - Antique print, titled: 'Veronae Urbis territorium.' - Very decorative map of Verona with Lake Garda. Hand coloured engraving on hand laid paper. Description: From a 1598 French edition of Ortelius' 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. State: 1st (only) state. Ref: Koeman/Meurer: 89.Artists and Engravers: Anonymous. Condition: Good, given age. Original middle fold as issued. Margins and middle fold reinforced on rear. Sheet overall a little browned (from matting/framing). Lettering from the verso shines through. A dampstain in the right margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-Expo-P7-08 The overall size is ca. 22.5 x 18.5 inch. The image size is ca. 18.5 x 12.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 57.1 x 47.1 cm. The image size is ca. 46.9 x 32.8 cm.

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        Dell'amore di Clitofonte, e Leucippe. Tradotto. dal sig. Francesco Angelo Coccio.In Fiorenza, per Filippo Giunti , 1598.

      In Fiorenza, per Filippo Giunti 1598 - Cm. 15, pp. (8) 238 (24). Marchio tip. a frontespizio e colophon. Legatura settecentesca in piena perg. rigida con titoli ms. al dorso e tagli spruzzati. Sporadiche fioriture e qualche piccolo e trascurabile alone, margine alto un po' corto in alcune carte; trascurabile forellino di tarlo al margine interno. Esemplare nel complesso ben conservato. Achilles Tatius, scrittore greco nativo di Alessandria fu attivo a cavallo tra II e IV sec. d.C. Verosimilmente Così Gamba (1179): "Dopo alcune dozzinali ristampe fatte nel secolo XVI venne questa, pregevole .". Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Della ragione di Stato, libri dieci. Con tre libri delle cause della grandezza delle città ? Di nuovo in questa impressione, mutati alcuni luoghi dall'istesso autore, et accresciuti di diversi discorsi. Con due tavole, l'una delle materie, l'altra copiosissima di tutte le cose notabili.In Venetia, appresso i Gioliti, 1598.

      In Venetia, appresso i Gioliti 1598 - Cm. 15,5, pp. (40) 375 (1). marchio tip. al frontespizio, graziose testatine, finalini e bei capilettera xilografici. Bella legatura antica verosimilmente inglese; dorso a 5 nervi con titoli su tassello e fregi circolari agli scomparti; piatti inquadrati da filetto ornato in oro. Tagli marmorizzati. Sottile fenditura alla cerniera del piatto anteriore restaurata esternamente e con rinforzo interno, sporadiche fioriture (più accentuate solo nelle prime e ultime carte) e lieve alone all'angolo delle prime carte, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Giovanni Botero (1543-1617) fu tra i principali scrittori politici del tempo; la sua Ragion di Stato rappresenta la massima espressione della reazione controriformistica agli scritti sullo Stato fioriti in tutto il Cinquecento (inevitabile il riferimento al Principe di Machiavelli). Botero teorizza un'azione del principe subordinata ai precetti della religione e finalizzata alla conservazione dello Stato. La ragion di Stato è infatti definita "notizia di mezzi atti a fondare, conservare e ampliare lo stato", da interpretare sempre sulla base del principio di prudenza. In appendice il testo di un'altra celebre opera boteriana, "Delle cause della grandezza delle città" e le aggiunte alla Ragion di Stato. Stimata edizione giolitina. Cfr. Bozza, p. 67 e, per altre edizioni, Brunet, I, 1142. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thesaurus Litaniarum ac Orationum Sacer.

      Brussels: Rutger Velpius, , 1598. Cum suis advertus Sectarios Apologiis. Octavo (190 x 124 mm). Contemporary vellum with yapp edges, smooth spine with remnant of tawed leather, ties lacking, printed in red and black, title page with engraving vignette, coat of arms on verso. Pagination errors (p. 61 in place of p. 77, p. 34 in place of p. 343), final quires printed on inferior paper and red ink omitted from quires Y-Cc, final leaf pasted to cover. Of the Jesuit College of Louvain. With 39 engravings in the text. Extremities rubbed, inner hinges starting to pull away but still firm, lightly soiled, all quires from S onwards evenly browned as usual. An excellent copy, generally clean and well-margined. First edition. Thomas Sailly (c.1553-1623) was a Dutch writer and composer. He joined the Jesuits at the age of 27 and worked in Moscow for the union between the Catholic and Russian Churches. He later served as personal priest to Alexander Farnese (1545-1592), the Duke of Palma from 1586 to 1592, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands from 1578-1592, and one of the leaders of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Thesaurus Litaniarum ac Orationum Sacer is a devotional work with information about litany and prayers considered essential for Catholic observances. It was dedicated to Francisco de Mendoza (c.1550-1623), the Admiral of Aragon. It was put on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Roman Index of Forbidden Books) after its contents were considered to be unorthodox. The attractive engravings are by the Flemish painter and etcher Peter van der Borcht (c.1530-1608).

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        Corona e Palma Militare di Arteglieria

      Giovanni Antonio Rampazetto, Venice 1598 - FIRST EDITION. folio, ff. [iv] 58. Roman letter; woodcut portrait of the author in his study with military apparatus on title-page, woodcut historiated initials, 95 woodcut illustrations in text, printer's woodcut device on verso of last. C19 armorial bookplate of the Earl of Macclesfield on pastedown, Shirburn Castle blindstamp to first three ll, seventeenth-century inscription "Sutton Place"on flyleaf. Small ink splash to blank lower outer corner of t-p, title and verso of last fractionally dusty. A fine, crisp, very well margined copy (some fore-edges untrimmed), in high quality contemporary English tan calf, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments, covers gilt and blind ruled to a panel design, fleurons gilt at corners, gilt arabesque lozenge at centres, spine slightly worn at head and tail. A fine copy of the first edition of this important, rare and profusely illustrated work by Capobianco, Captain of the Bombardiers of the city of Crema, that brings together all the technical advances in artillery in the C16, dedicated to Antonio Prioli (future Doge of Venice) and Lunardo Rossetti. By the middle of the 16th century Italian theorists and military architects had perfected the bastioned system of fortification and the Italian method was an admired standard throughout Europe. "during the sixteenth century the emphasis shifts south of the Alps. And after 1550 Italian military writers dominate the field to the point of monopoly." (Horst de la Croix, 'The Literature on Fortification in Renaissance Italy'.) The use of cannons against these new bastioned fortresses required new tactical thinking, which Capobianco elaborates in this work. A veteran of many campaigns in both Italy and the Low Countries he was an expert gunner, though like many of his colleagues he was not a literary man, and his versatility and inventiveness are best shown by his plans and designs. A skilled bombardier, he presents the reader with a sweeping survey of the aims and techniques of artillery around the turn of the C16, starting with the technical use of cannon, their various types and specific purposes, the comparison of modern and 'antique' cannon, their manufacture, sighting etc. He then moves on to the tactics of artillery in defence and attack, the placement of cannons, their transportation, storage and the storage of munitions, the use of rockets and fireworks, and finishes with a brief but insightful description of 'modern' fortification, and bastion techniques. The binding of this copy is identical in style, with the same central arabesque tool, to a book bound for Thomas Knyvett c. 1610, see David Pearson, English book binding styles 1450-1800, page 9, fig. 1.3. Sir Thomas Knyvett (1539-1618), barrister, of a leading Norfolk family with estates in Lincolnshire, Suffolk, Staffordshire and Yorkshire started to build his splendid collection after the first flood of books and manuscripts from the monastic libraries. At his death his library numbered approximately 1,400 titles and 70 manuscripts on various subjects, as recorded in his library catalogue now in Cambridge University Library, which also received much of his collection in 1715. Favouring original texts, he became proficient in many languages, nurturing a particular love of Italian, owning at least 80 Italian books. Never a very rich man, the size of his library is extraordinary for the period, and it is likely that many of his books were obtained second hand. This binding is typical of those bound for his collection. Sutton Place, built in 1530 for Sir Richard Weston, is celebrated as a pioneer of the Renaissance style in England, an early Tudor House, innovative for the symmetry of its design and its Italianate terracotta decoration. It was later the home of J. Paul Getty. Not in BM STC It. Index Aur. 131.683. Riccardi I, 232. Cockle 673. Italian [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Descrittione de gli apparati fatti in Bologna per la venuta di N.S. Papa Clemente VIII. Con gli disegni de gli archi, statue, & pitture. Dedicata a gli Ill.mi Sig. del Reggimento di Bologna, da Vittorio Benacci stampator camerale

      4to (223x160 mm). [8] leaves and [8] plates, of which 2 are folding, designed and etched by Guido Reni. Signatures: A-B4. On the title page engraved arms of the city of Bologna. Woodcut initials. Modern stiff vellum with overlapping edges, red edges. Three heads and two jars drawn in red pencil by a contemporary hand on the verso of a plate. At l. A2 a contemporary hand has written a few lines to the epitaph dedicated to Clemens VIII, adding a reference to his death occurred in 1605. A different slightly later hand has added, on the last leaf verso, this long note: "fu giudicato il valore de velipassare 40m scudi d'oro / venne sua B.ne da Cento sino a Bologna per i campi havendo / il Regimento fatto fare una strada per mezzo de Periti, la quale / fu molto commoda per tutti essendo la pubblica cosi' cattiva per / le pioggie cadute che non si poteva andarvi. / Sua B.ne dono' a' Paggi che lo servirono nel tempo che / dimoro' in Bologna 1000 scudi d'oro che sono 75000 / de quattrini". Traces of a paper strip removed from the title page. Four plates slightly trimmed in the bottom edge. A very good copy on thick paper.Extremely rare first edition of this account of the festivities held in honor of the grand entry into Bologna of the Pope Clement VIII, en route back to Rome after a long visit to Ferrara.The etchings, designed and cut by Guido Reni, depict the triumphal arches and statues built for the event. These are Reni's first book illustrations. In answer to an apparently large demand, a second edition, bearing an additional plate (though not described in the text), was printed in Bologna by Benacci in 1599. Another edition, undated but surely issued slightly later, was printed in Bologna by Giuseppe Longhi under the title: Dissegni degl'apparati fatti in Bologna per la venuta di N.S. Papa Clemente VIII.A 23-year old Guido Reni was commissioned to design the city decorations and, in order to record his triumphal arches and columns, he executed a series of free sketches from which these etchings were produced.G. Fantuzzi, Notizie degli scrittori bolognesi, Bologna, 1781, I, p. 61; A. Sorbelli, Storia della stampa in Bologna, Bologna 1929, p. 114; Edit 16, 5105; Frati, Bibliografia Bolognese, nos. 4594-4595; Cicognara, 1402; H. Watanabe-O'Kelly & A. Simon, Festivals and ceremonies, 2000, p. 127; Bartch, pp. 292-300 (Guido Reni); B. Michell, The Majesty of the State, Florence, 1986, p. 13.

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