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         EPITOME THESAURI LINGUAE SANCTAE

      Ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Christophorum Raphelengium 1599 - **LIMITED TIME ONLY! 30% OFF ALL ANTIQUARIAN SHOP INVENTORY! (DISCOUNT ALREADY APPLIED TO PRICE SHOWN)** [16], 495pp. [blank] [60pp.] Bound in full blind tooled vellum over boards with metal clasp still attached with one missing small piece, all edges red, Plantiniana press with printers mark. Hebrew-Latin language dictionary in double columns, with early dated notation on rear pastedown dated 1600. An unusually clean bright copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Learned Commendation of the politique Lawes of England: wherein, by most pithie reasons and euident demonstrations, they are plainely proued farre to excell . . . the Ciuil Lawes of the Empire [and] all other Lawes of the World [etc.]. S.T.C. 11196

      London: Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, 1599. Contemporary sheep, rubbed, with the signature of Edmund Prideaux [?Cromwell's Attorney General], a very good copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy Second reissue of the first English translation of a work placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court

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         Africa Arabian Peninsula Brazil coast 1599 Ruscelli Rosaccio antique scarce map

      1599 - Africa (Africa / Arabian Peninsula / Saudi Arabia in the 16th century) Issued Venice, [1582] 1599 by Giovanni Lorenzo D'Anania / Ruscelli & Rosaccio. Printed by heirs of Melchoir Sessa. Fourth Edition, second issue using the re-engraved 1582 plate in 1598-99. Italian text on verso. One of the earliest readily obtainable, separately printed 16th century maps of Africa. Also interesting for the depiction of the entire Arabian Peninsula. Brazil's coast at bottom left with a sea monster in the open ocean between the continents. Early nautical track/ route shown, else perhaps indicating delineation of the area conceptually considered to represent Africa at this date. Clean impression, faint show-through across top as typical, faint touch of old soft upper corner crease scarcely worthy of mention, otherwise entirely pleasing if not superior clean example. Display worthy in any collection, as near to flawless as can be expected to encounter for any printed map of this era. Original fold line as issued. Sheet measures c. 12 1/2" x 9 1/4"Engraved area measures c. 10" x 7 1/4"Small oblong Folio. Betz, Mapping Africa, 20.2 (noting the map is identical to the 1582 D'Anania map aside from the addition of the line line circling the continent. Also noting the map was used interchangably between several works, making exact identification between it and the 1595 Botero issue challenging). Tooley, Maps of the African Continent, p. 90 (plate 70) by the engraver Porro. Norwich, Maps of Africa, 22 (Botero issue, noting it is indentical to the Porro -- see Tooley above). [R12076]

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         Descrittione de gli apparati fatti in Bologna per la venuta di N.S. Papa Clemente VIII. & insieme di essa venuta, & dimora di sua beatitudine in detta citta.

      [colophon: Bologna: Per Vittorio Benacci], 1599. 4to (22.5 cm, 8.8"). [28] pp.; illus. (lacking signature C, including 4 plts.) Uncommon festival book commemoration of Pope Clement VIII's ceremonial entrance into Bologna in 1598, depicting the arches and other architectural features designed by the celebrated painter Guido Reni for the pope's visit. The five full-page images were copper-engraved from Reni's vividly rendered sketches of his own designs, with an additional vignette of the arms of Bologna on the title-page and Benacci's printer's device on the final page. Complete copies of this work are seldom encountered and, while the present example is lacking signature C (including four plates), it still offers => five lively, engaging views of significant architectural, artistic, and Catholic interest. This is the second edition, following the first of the previous year.    Evidence of readership: Six pages towards the end of the work bear marginal notes in early, neatly inked Italian.    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.         Brunet, I, 768 (for 1598 ed.); Cicognara, I, 1402 (for 1598 ed.); EDIT16 CNCE 5106; Mortimer, Italian 16th Century Books, 50. 18th-century mottled calf, framed and panelled in blind with blind-tooled corner fleurons, spine with gilt-stamped title and board edges with blind roll; leather almost entirely sueded. Later endpapers (watermarked "Chantry"). Lacking one signature and four plates, including one folding. Last few leaves annotated as above, some notes shaved. Imperfect and so priced; still, both attractive and worthy of study.

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         Two manuscript estate indentures relating to Hawkins's property at Chatham, established as a Royal Dockyard in 1567. Signed by Sir John Hawkins and Dame Margaret Hawkins respectively.

      Chatham, Kent: 1582 & 1599 - 2 sheets vellum, folio (measuring 424 x 569 mm and 335 x 503 mm respectively). Manuscript in an English secretary hand. Both with wax seals on vellum tags, that of 1582 bearing Hawkins's "merchant's mark" and that of 1599 his arms (sable on a point wavy, a lion passant or, in chief three bezants, crest, a demi Moor in his proper colour, bound and captive, with annulets in his arms and ears). Prickings visible along left margin (made as a guide for ruling the sheets). Creased where folded, only light soiling, seal on document of 1599 partially cracked but whole, overall both indentures in excellent condition. A superb example of the signature of one of the great sailors of Elizabethan England, the first document showing him acquiring land at Chatham, established as a Royal Dockyard by Elizabeth I in 1567. Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595), merchant, privateer and naval commander, was cousin to Sir Francis Drake "but [Hawkins] arguably knew more about seamanship and did more for his country than Drake. During several voyages in the 1560s Hawkins demonstrated to his countrymen that good profits could be made trading in the Spanish ports of the West Indies. He also introduced his queen and his fellow merchants to the loathsome business of slave trading, where even greater profits could be made by men whose consciences were not of exceeding tenderness" (Harry Kelsey, Sir John Hawkins: Queen Elizabeth's Slave Trader, Yale 2003, p. xiii). Hawkins played a pivotal role in the slave trade, proving "the possibility of extending the long-established English triangular trade via Guinea to Brazil - in which his father had taken a pioneering role thirty years earlier - to a new, and readily available commodity, namely African slaves, and to a new Caribbean destination, where Spanish colonists welcomed slaves as an important constituent element in their internal economy - a valuable, harder-working, and longer-living antidote to the chronic wastage of the aboriginal population, and furnished more cheaply than their own compatriots managed via Seville" (ODNB). The earlier of the two indentures is dated 22 January 1582, signed "John Hawkyns", and bears his wax seal: with this document William Barnes of Chatham (a "chief master" - or captain - in Elizabeth's navy), conveys to Sir John Hawkins of London, then treasurer of the navy, a house, storehouse, two yards, an adjoining garden near Chatham Street, together with a section of land called "The Quay" and some marshlands both belonging to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, altogether procured for £100. The document further mentions a bond in £160 for quiet possession of the house by Peter Hills of Rotherhithe in Surrey, yeoman, to William Barnes (30 January 1577), and recites the lease made 15 October 1545 for The Quay and marsh by George Bowne, master of St. Batholomew's Hospital in Kent, to Walter Hayte of Rochester, tailor, for 99 years, which was by 1582 vested in William Barnes. The witnesses are listed as Walter Portryff, Thomas Maynerd and Miles Toogye. The attached red wax seal bears a fine impression of Hawkins' "merchant's mark" - the design appearing to incorporate a hawk's talon, presumably a play on his name - and a fine example of his signature. In the most famous portrait of Hawkins, at the National Maritime Museum, Hawkins is pictured holding a seal on a ring but close inspection shows that it is not the same as either of the two seals used on these documents. William Barnes would have been well known to Hawkins as he was one of two "chief masters" - the other being Thomas Gray - of the group appointed by Elizabeth to the special investigation commission that was looking into the state of the navy. ODNB records that "Hawkins bought a house in Deptford, and soon afterwards another in the city, in the parish of St Dunstan-in-the-East, which he retained for the remainder of his life" but would presumably also have had lodgings at Chatham while he oversaw the fitting-out of ships. Interestingly

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         La nobiltà dell' asino di Attabalippa dal Perù. Riformata da Griffagno delli Impacci, et accresciuta di molte cose non solo piacevoli, curiose, et di diletto...

      Venetia: Barezzo Barezzi, 1599. 4to (19.7 cm, 7.75"). [4], 44, [3 (index)] ff.; illus. Satiric tribute to the noble donkey, inspired by the "famosa, et eccelsa . . . Signora Torre delli Asinelli" and written by a true Renaissance man who for this work presented himself as King Attabalippa, a fancifully mythic European conception of Atahualpa, last emperor of the Incas. Banchieri, a Benedictine monk, was a notable composer, organist, and music theorist as well as a poet and playwright — and => the copper-engraved title-page of this edition features portions of a six-part canon to be sung by King Donkey and five other animals. In addition, the descriptions of the dog, the horse, the lion, the monkey, and the elephant in the first part of the work are illustrated with in-text woodcuts, and the second part opens with => a woodcut of the animals processing with pomp, circumstance, and a snare drum.    This is an early edition, following the first of 1592. As is generally reported of other copies, not to mention strongly suggested by various bibliographies, La Nobile & Honorata Compagnia delli Briganti dalla Bastina is not present here despite its mention on the title-page.    Provenance: Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Edward Davies Davenport (1778–1847, "Time deum et honora regem"). Most recently the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.         Adams B142; Brunet, I, 540; Edit16 CNCE 4067; Index Aurel. 112.139. Contemporary vellum, spine with gilt-stamped title-label; binding slightly sprung with vellum lightly dust-soiled, spine label now all but lost. Front pastedown with bookplate as above, and with both early inked and later pencilled annotations; front free endpaper lacking, back free endpaper adhered to back pastedown. Title-page and following one with inner margins repaired, the former with old repair to short tear from outer edge, not affecting image, and with one lower corner at border peculiarly "bleached"(?); first and last few leaves waterstained, with scattered spots of staining throughout, this leaving the illustrations' charm remarkably unaffected. => Uncommon and thoroughly delightful.

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

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

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         Descrittione de gli apparati fatti in Bologna per la venuta di N.S. Papa Clemente VIII. & insieme di essa venuta, & dimora di sua beatitudine in detta citta.

      [colophon: Bologna: Per Vittorio Benacci], 1599. 4to (22.5 cm, 8.8"). [28] pp.; illus. (lacking signature C, including 4 plts.) Uncommon festival book commemoration of Pope Clement VIII's ceremonial entrance into Bologna in 1598, depicting the arches and other architectural features designed by the celebrated painter Guido Reni for the pope's visit. The five full-page images were copper-engraved from Reni's vividly rendered sketches of his own designs, with an additional vignette of the arms of Bologna on the title-page and Benacci's printer's device on the final page. Complete copies of this work are seldom encountered and, while the present example is lacking signature C (including four plates), it still offers => five lively, engaging views of significant architectural, artistic, and Catholic interest. This is the second edition, following the first of the previous year.    Evidence of readership: Six pages towards the end of the work bear marginal notes in early, neatly inked Italian.    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.         Brunet, I, 768 (for 1598 ed.); Cicognara, I, 1402 (for 1598 ed.); EDIT16 CNCE 5106; Mortimer, Italian 16th Century Books, 50. 18th-century mottled calf, framed and panelled in blind with blind-tooled corner fleurons, spine with gilt-stamped title and board edges with blind roll; leather almost entirely sueded. Later endpapers (watermarked "Chantry"). Lacking one signature and four plates, including one folding. Last few leaves annotated as above, some notes shaved. Imperfect and so priced; still, both attractive and worthy of study.

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         Kunstbüchlin: Darinnen neben Fürbildung vieler, Geistlicher unnd Weltlicher, Hohes und Niderstands Personen.

      Frankfort am Main: Johann Feyerabends, 1599. Small quarto. (iv), (148)ff. First and only edition. Brunet calls this compilation of 293 wood-engravings "rare et fort curieux." Amman, whose career flourished after his move to Nuremburg in 1561, succeeded Virgil Solis as artist for the printer Carl Sigmund Feyerabends. Originally intended for instructional use, this book, whose images include costumes, potentates, and emblematic devices, is rarely encountered complete. This is only the second complete copy to appear on the market in over twenty years. Bound in full straight-grain blue morocco, with gilt and blind borders. On both panels is the armorial device, which features a winged griffin beneath a pair of crowns, of George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough and Marquess of Blandford, and great-great-grandfather of Winston Churchill. In order to pay off the debts amassed because of unchecked spending, R.H. Evans sold the contents of Spencer-Churchill's White Knights Library in 1819 and 1820. This volume was sold on June 7th, 1819 for one pound and nineteen shillings. Sometime later, it was owned by Henry Huth - his leather booklabel is on the front paste-down. A member of the Philobiblion and Roxburghe Clubs, Huth assembled a collection rich in diversity. He chose only exemplary copies, as he felt that imperfect books were "the lepers of a library." Carefully washed, leaves show only minor soiling and spotting, and the binding exhibits only the slightest shelfwear. a. e. g. Overall, a fine copy of a truly rare book with a fine provenance. (Brunet I, 232; Colas 119; Lipperheide 498; Berlin Katalog 4757z).

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         Adagiorum Chiliades iuxta locos communes digestae.(Frankfurt), sumptibus haeredum Andreae Wecheli , 1599.

      (Frankfurt), sumptibus haeredum Andreae Wecheli 1599 - Cm. 33,5, cc. (6), coll. 1984, cc. (102). Marchio tip., testatine e capilettera xil. Legatura sei-settecentesca in piena pelle, dorso a 6 nervi con titoli ms. Piccole mende alle cuffie, fenditure di pochi cm. alle cerniere, sporadici e lievi aloni, trascurabili macchiette. Esemplare nel complesso genuino e ben conservato. Gli Adagia rappresentano una sorta di manifesto umanistico, finalizzato al superamento della filosofia medievale attraverso l'esercizio storico-filologico. "A riprova dell'arditezza intellettuale che Erasmo dispiega nei sei proverbi lunghi del 1515 vale anche la durezza con la quale la censura intervenne su di essi. Non potendo fare a meno degli Adagia come repertorio di erudizione e di cultura classica, l'Italia post-tridentina decise di rielaborarli a proprio uso e consumo. Ad avallare l'erudizione espurgata e quasi ad assumerne la paternità, - il nome del vero autore doveva sprofondare nell'oblio, insieme con tutti quegli eretici e luterani ai quali veniva allora accomunato - fu chiamato Paolo Manuzio. questa metamorfosi dell'editore del 1508 nel censore del 1585 (o complice di censori) sintetizza efficacemente la parabola che la cultura italiana percorse durante il Cinquecento" (cfr. Silvana Seidel Menchi, Adagia, Torino, 1980, p. lx). Importante edizione in-folio non censurata e uscita dai celebri torchi di Wechel che nel Cinquecento stampò i principali testi politici europei. Cfr. Kvk; Adams E 466. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Kunstbüchlin: Darinnen neben Fürbildung vieler, Geistlicher unnd Weltlicher, Hohes und Niderstands Personen

      Frankfort am Main: Johann Feyerabends, 1599. Amman, Jost. Small quarto. (iv), (148)ff. First and only edition. Brunet calls this compilation of 293 wood-engravings "rare et fort curieux." Amman, whose career flourished after his move to Nuremburg in 1561, succeeded Virgil Solis as artist for the printer Carl Sigmund Feyerabends. Originally intended for instructional use, this book, whose images include costumes, potentates, and emblematic devices, is rarely encountered complete. This is only the second complete copy to appear on the market in over twenty years. Bound in full straight-grain blue morocco, with gilt and blind borders. On both panels is the armorial device, which features a winged griffin beneath a pair of crowns, of George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough and Marquess of Blandford, and great-great-grandfather of Winston Churchill. In order to pay off the debts amassed because of unchecked spending, R.H. Evans sold the contents of Spencer-Churchill's White Knights Library in 1819 and 1820. This volume was sold on June 7th, 1819 for one pound and nineteen shillings. Sometime later, it was owned by Henry Huth - his leather booklabel is on the front paste-down. A member of the Philobiblion and Roxburghe Clubs, Huth assembled a collection rich in diversity. He chose only exemplary copies, as he felt that imperfect books were "the lepers of a library." Carefully washed, leaves show only minor soiling and spotting, and the binding exhibits only the slightest shelfwear. a. e. g. Overall, a fine copy of a truly rare book with a fine provenance. (Brunet I, 232; Colas 119; Lipperheide 498; Berlin Katalog 4757z).

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         Kurtze Wunderbare Beschreibung. Desz Goldreichen Königreichs Guianae in America, oder newen Welt, unter der linea AEquinoctiali gelegen: So newlich Anno 1594, 1595. unnd 1596, von dem Wolgebernen Herrn, Herrn Walthero Ralegh einem Englischen Ritter, besucht worden: erstlich auss befehl seiner Gnaden in zweijen Büchlein beschrieben, darauss Iodocus Hondius, ein schöne Land Taffel, mit einer Niderländischen erklärung gemacht, jetzt aber ins Hochteutsch gebracht, und auss unterschietlichen Authoribus erkläret.

      - Nürnberg,impensis Levini Hulsii, 1599 [=Frankfurt am Main, Erasmo Kempffer, 1612]. 4to. [v],17,[1] pp. With 2 (of 6) plates. New (old style) vellum. LACKING map. Original titlepage lacking, titlepage of first edition laid in. (sl.used/ stained) Fourth edition of Hulsius - Schiffahrten V; Plates of: Natives of the region of the Gulf of Paria 'Mare del Nort'; Walled city of Manoa on the banks of 'Lacus Salsus Parime', 'Manoa odel Dorado'. Sabin 33658; Church II.278: Abridgement of Sir WALTER RALEIGH's account of the rich kingdom of Guinea, which he visited in 1595, and which was first published at London (1596). Fourth edition. "Hume has attacked Raleighs account of Guiana [.] He accuses him [Raleigh] of "having published an account of the country, on his return from his expedition up the Orinoco, full of the grossest and most palpable lies that were ever attempted to be imposed on the credulity of mankind." [.] Raleigh [however] takes the utmost pains to state what he saw with his own eyes, what he was told by the Spaniards, or by the natives of the country, and what he inferred of the great riches of Guiana, from their accounts compared with his own observations." (A. Asher, Bibliographical essay on the collection of voyages and travels edited and published by Levinus Hulsius and his successors, at Nuremberg and Francfort from anno 1598 to 1660. p. 39-41) [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A Learned Commendation of the politique Lawes of England: wherein, by most pithie reasons and euident demonstrations, they are plainely proued farre to excell . . . the Ciuil Lawes of the Empire [and] all other Lawes of the World [etc.]. S.T.C. 11196

      Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, London 1599 - Contemporary sheep, rubbed, with the signature of Edmund Prideaux [?Cromwell's Attorney General], a very good copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy Second reissue of the first English translation of a work placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court

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         Eirenarcha: Or of The Office of the Justices of Peace [etc.] [bound with] The Dueties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace [etc.]. S.T.C. 15169 and 15152; Beale T395 and T386

      London: Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, 1599. Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, somewhat rubbed, else well-preserved and especially crisp; the Taussig copies The last sixteenth century editions (and the last to appear during Lambarde's lifetime) of the pre-eminent early works on justices of the peace and other inferior local officials, the fruits of Lambarde's experience in the former capacity

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         Disputationum de republica, quas discursus nuncupavit, libri III.Ursellis, ex officina typographica Cornelii Sutorij , 1599.

      Ursellis, ex officina typographica Cornelii Sutorij 1599 - Cm. 14,5, pp. (6) 546 (18) + 3 cc.b. Bel marchio tip. a frontespizio e colophon. Leg. coeva in piena perg. con unghie totalmente dipinta di verde (come talvolta in uso negli esemplari tedeschi); tagli verdi. Parti della legatura un po' scolorite. Prima carta di guardia assente. Sporadiche macchiette sparse, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Importante traduzione latina, destinata alla circolazione europea, dei Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio, vero e proprio capolavoro della scienza politica cinquecentesca. Non comune. Cfr. Graesse, IV, 326; Kvk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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         Giove e Giunone

      1599 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1599, firmata in lastra in basso al centro. Da un disegno di Bartolomeo Spranger. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "figura nel cerchio", con sottili margini, in buono stato di conservazione. Rara. Etching and engraving, 1599, signed in plate lower center. From a drawing by Bartolomeo Spranger. Beautiful proof, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "appears in the circle", with thin margins, in good condition. Rare. Dimensioni 193x220. Dimensioni [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         La nobiltà dell' asino di Attabalippa dal Perù. Riformata da Griffagno delli Impacci, et accresciuta di molte cose non solo piacevoli, curiose, et di diletto...

      Barezzo Barezzi, 1599. Satiric tribute to the noble donkey, inspired by the "famosa, et eccelsa . . . Signora Torre delli Asinelli" and written by a true Renaissance man who for this work presented himself as King Attabalippa, a fancifully mythic European conception of Atahualpa, last emperor of the Incas. Banchieri, a Benedictine monk, was a notable composer, organist, and music theorist as well as a poet and playwright -- and => the copper-engraved title-page of this edition features portions of a six-part canon to be sung by King Donkey and five other animals. In addition, the descriptions of the dog, the horse, the lion, the monkey, and the elephant in the first part of the work are illustrated with in-text woodcuts, and the second part opens with => a woodcut of the animals processing with pomp, circumstance, and a snare drum. This is an early edition, following the first of 1592. As is generally reported of other copies, not to mention strongly suggested by various bibliographies, La Nobile & Honorata Compagnia delli Briganti dalla Bastina is not present here despite its mention on the title-page. Provenance: Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Edward Davies Davenport (1778-1847, "Time deum et honora regem"). Most recently the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

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         Illustrium miraculorum et historiarum memorabilium lib. XII.

      Köln, Birckmann für Arnold Mylius, 1599. - (32), 902 (recte: 892), (40) SS. Pergamentband der Zeit auf 3 durchzogenen Bünden. Schließbänder fehlen. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 8vo. "Geistliche Anekdotensammlung, reich an anmutigen und für die deutsche Sagen- und Kulturgeschichte unschätzbaren Zügen" (ADB III, 682). "The 'Dialogue of Miracles' of Caesarius, 13th century Cistercian monk of Heisterbach, a dialogue between monk and novice on Catholic belief and monastic discipline, illustrated by hundreds of anecdotes and stories drawn from every rank of life, one of the richest and most popular collections of 'Exempla'" (Salloch, cat. 251). - Fliegende Vorsätze fehlen, Spiegel mit montierem Kupfer (Sel. Johannes Columbinus, Stifter des Ordens der Jesuaten). Am Innendeckel und Titel Besitzvermerke und Stempelungen: Serviten der Bonner Kreuzbergkirche (1647); Clemens Frhr. v. Heereman v. Zuydwyck (Politiker, 1843-1903), Adolf Risse (Nienberger Heimatforscher, 1919-79). Etwas gebräunt und braunfleckig. VD 16, C 93. Adams C 93. Rosenthal 1586. Vgl. STC 172 (Ausg. 1591).

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         La nobiltà dell' asino di Attabalippa dal Perù. Riformata da Griffagno delli Impacci, et accresciuta di molte cose non solo piacevoli, curiose, et di diletto...

      Venetia: Barezzo Barezzi, 1599. 4to (19.7 cm, 7.75"). [4], 44, [3 (index)] ff.; illus. Satiric tribute to the noble donkey, inspired by the "famosa, et eccelsa . . . Signora Torre delli Asinelli" and written by a true Renaissance man who for this work presented himself as King Attabalippa, a fancifully mythic European conception of Atahualpa, last emperor of the Incas. Banchieri, a Benedictine monk, was a notable composer, organist, and music theorist as well as a poet and playwright — and => the copper-engraved title-page of this edition features portions of a six-part canon to be sung by King Donkey and five other animals. In addition, the descriptions of the dog, the horse, the lion, the monkey, and the elephant in the first part of the work are illustrated with in-text woodcuts, and the second part opens with => a woodcut of the animals processing with pomp, circumstance, and a snare drum.    This is an early edition, following the first of 1592. As is generally reported of other copies, not to mention strongly suggested by various bibliographies, La Nobile & Honorata Compagnia delli Briganti dalla Bastina is not present here despite its mention on the title-page.    Provenance: Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Edward Davies Davenport (1778–1847, "Time deum et honora regem"). Most recently the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.         Adams B142; Brunet, I, 540; Edit16 CNCE 4067; Index Aurel. 112.139. Contemporary vellum, spine with gilt-stamped title-label; binding slightly sprung with vellum lightly dust-soiled, spine label now all but lost. Front pastedown with bookplate as above, and with both early inked and later pencilled annotations; front free endpaper lacking, back free endpaper adhered to back pastedown. Title-page and following one with inner margins repaired, the former with old repair to short tear from outer edge, not affecting image, and with one lower corner at border peculiarly "bleached"(?); first and last few leaves waterstained, with scattered spots of staining throughout, this leaving the illustrations' charm remarkably unaffected. => Uncommon and thoroughly delightful.

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         Georgii Dovsae De itinere svo Constantinopolitano, epistola. Accesserunt veteres inscriptiones Byzantio & ex reliqua Graecia nunc primum in lucem editae, cum quibusdam doctorum virorum epistolis.

      [Leyden]: Ex officina Plantiniana, apvd Christophorvm Raphelengivm, Academiae Lugduno-Batauae typographum, 1599. 8vo (16.8 cm; 6.625"). 141, [1] pp. Lacks final blank. Plantin Press publication of Dutch Greek and Latin scholar George van der Does' travel descriptions of his visit to Constantinople, addressed to his father the poet and philologist Janus Dousa, along with some Greek inscriptions and letters from the journey. The text contains passages in roman, italic, Greek, and Arabic type with a few printed marginal notes and illustrated initials; also featured are some rough facsimiles of the "Inscriptiones Antiquae" framed in rules.    The Arabic type, described as "the foundation stone for a revolution in Arabic scholarship," was designed by Franciscus Raphelengius and Josephus Justus Scaliger after the two began studying Arabic together, and was first used in 1595.    Binding: Late 18th- or early 19th-century sponge-dappled calf, spine gilt extra with one olive and one burgundy leather label; all edges speckled blue and brown.    Evidence of Readership: Most of the text contains underlined phrases and names in an early ink, suggesting a close reading.    Provenance: Most recently in the collection of Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).         Adams D865; Index Aurel. 155.617. On the Arabic type, see: University Library Leiden, Arabic type specimen (pp. ix–xi). Bound as above, rubbed at corners and spine; pinhole worming to spine and track-type worming to covers from the inside, affecting pastedowns, endpapers, and, less severely, first and last leaves. Pencilling, evidence of a removed bookplate, and a previous bookseller's description on endpapers. Underlining and final blank lacking as above; faintest waterstaining across bottom corner, or tiny wormholes/tracking at top and bottom margins, to about a third of the text. => A young man's firsthand "Eastern" travel and a typographically significant work to boot.

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         The Bible, that is The Holy Sciptures Conteined in the Olde and New Testament translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the Best translations and divers languages. With most profitable Annotations upon all the hard places and other things of great importance

      Printed at London by the Deputies of Christopher Parker, London 1599 - Tan full leather, patterned covers, five banded spine, no visible titles. Front cover spine joints split 95mm at top, 60mm at tail, top string broken. Rear split 40mm at top , 50mm at tail, all strings sound. Leather surface worn, corners worn round, light wear at spine ends. Internally with FFEP missing. First extant page (unpaginated) "The Table and Kalendar expressing the order of Psalmes (sic), to be said at Morning and Evening Prayer" followed by "Lessons for Holy Days", The Letany" (sic) and other services, then "The Psalmes". Two title pages precede The Old Testament, a heart-shaped title within an engraved surround and dated 1599. Second title page precedes The Psalmes of David. A heart title page (1599) precedes the New Testament. Further Psalmes followed by 2 REPs conclude the book. There are some annotations, almost scribble, to the blank recto of title pages, some dated c1720. There are some repared pages o/w book squarely bound. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Le Guidon des spirituels et contemplatifs, contenant douze Mortifications du R.P. Henry Harphius [i.e. Hendrik Herp]. Avec un petit traicté de la paix, & tranquillité de l'ame; auquel est déclaré combien elle est nécessaire à l'homme, & comment elle se peut acquérir [par Juan de Bonilla].

      - Paris, G. Chaudière, 1599. In-16, demi-chagrin brun, dos lisse orné de filets à froid, titre doré, tranches mouchetées (reliure du XIXe siècle), 115 feuillets (2 pages de titre inclus), vignette de titre sur bois. Rare édition de deux traités de mystique franciscaine traduits en français, imprimée à Paris par Guillaume Chaudière. Le premier tiré du ‘Spieghel der volkomenheit’ (‘Miroir de perfection’) par le franciscain flamant Hendrik Herp (1400? - 1478), qui tenta la synthèse entre tradition franciscaine et mystique rhénane. Son œuvre, largement diffusée, influença les mystiques espagnols, mais plus encore l'École française de spiritualité du XVIIe siècle. Suivi, à partir de la page 62, sous page de titre séparée, d’un autre ouvrage de mystique par le franciscain espagnol Juan de Bonilla (XVIe s.): ‘Bref Traicté où est déclaré comme est nécessaire la paix de l’âme & comme on doit l’acquérir’ (Traité de la paix de l'âme) (‘Breve tratado de la paz del alma’). Quelques petites taches d'encre éparses. Page de titre légèrement grisée. Bon exemplaire.

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         De Militia romana libri quinque - De Magnitudine romana libri quatuor - Poliorceticon sive de machinis. Tormentis. Telis. Libri Quinque - Dissertatiuncula apud Principes - De vesta et vestalibus syntagma

      1599 - 5 ouvrages en 1 volume Anvers, Ex Officina Plantiniana apud Ioannem Moretum, 1599-1605, in-4, 5 ouvrages en 1 volume, pleine basane de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs ornés (restauration des mors, coins et du second plat), 5 ouvrages de Juste Lipse sur l'art militaire des anciens : -De Militia romana libri quinque, commentarius ad Polybium. Editio tertia, aucta variè et castigata [suivi de] Analecta sive observationes reliquae ad Militiam et hosce libros, 1602, 366, (2), puis XXIX, (7) pages. L'ouvrage compte 12 figures gravées sur cuivre dans le texte dont certaines à pleine page, et une dépliante hors-texte. -De Magnitudine romana libri quattuor [sic]. Tertia editio correctior, auctiorque, 1605, 223 et (9) pages. -Poliorceticon sive de machinis. Tormentis. Telis. Libri Quinque. Ad Historiarum lucem. Editio altera, correcta et aucta, 1599, 218 et (6) pages. Le texte contient 35 figures gravées sur cuivre dans le texte dont 25 à pleine page. Seconde édition. -Dissertatiuncula apud principes : item C. Plinii panegyricus liber Traiano dictus, cum eiusdem Lipsii perpetuo commentario. Editio secunda, 1604, (16), 140 et (8) pages. -De vesta et vestalibus syntagma, 1603, (8), 50 et (6) pages. Edition originale. Sur le contre-plat supérieur, ex-libris manuscrit daté de 1806 et signé "Bouju", et un ex-libris papier de la "Bibliothèque de Mr Paul Durrieu". Salissures éparses sur les 50 premiers feuillets, déchirure au milieu du quatrième feuillet du premier ouvrage [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Het veroveren der Stadt Allegona in 't eylandt groot Canaria, in den Jaere MDXCIX

      Conquest of the island of Gran Canaria and the city Allagona by Admiral Pieter van der Does and his fleet on 26th June 1599. In the foreground, the Dutch fleet. Spaniards, from forts on the coast are firing towards the Dutch ships. Under the picture: 'Het veroveren der Stadt Allegona in 't eylandt groot Canaria, in den Jaere MDXCIX'. Used as illustration to P. Bor Christiaensz. 'Oorsprongk, begin, en vervolgh der Nederlandsche Oorlogen', four volumes published in amsterdam between 1679 and 1689 Etching, platemark: 277 x 305 mm; total: 348 x 416 mm. Two pages joined. PH3F

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         THE BIBLE, that is, the holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament, translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers languages. With most profitable Annotations upon all the hard places,

      London, printed by the Deputies of Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie, 1599.. and other things of great importance. 1599. 4to, approximately 215 x 160 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, engraved pictorial general title page with title within heart shaped centre enclosed by block border with symbols of the twelve tribes in order of age to the left, the twelve apostles to the right and an evangelist at each inner corner, Matthew and Mark above, separated by a dove, and Luke and John below, separated by a lamb, general letterpress title with small woodcut of Crossing the Red Sea, dated 1599, divisional title page to Second Part of Old Testament, New Testament engraved title page with same border of tribes and apostles, dated 1599, maps and illustrations in the text of the Old Testament, plus 1 map in the New (The Printer to the Diligent Reader, with a map of the Holy Land to the verso), leaves numbered on rectos only: (4), 1-190, Genesis to Job; 1-127 Psalms to Malachi; (2), 3-121 New Testament; First and Second tables, dated 1599, Metrical Psalms (with title page but no imprint), followed by A Forme of Prayers and a Table for the number of Psalmes, pages (10), 93, (11). Bound in full mottled calf, expertly rebacked with original gilt ruled spine laid on, preserving gilt lettered morocco label, original endpapers. New leather visible at top and bottom of spine and hinges, neat small repairs to corners, couple of very small scrapes to covers, 2 small dark stains to first engraved title, 1 to margin, 1 to lower inner corner affecting edge of 1 image, occasional small stains to text and margins, not affecting legibility, mostly very clean, small closed tear to lower edge of 4th leaf of prelims, neatly repaired, on verso of 4th leaf the references to the Apocrypha and its books have been crossed through in old ink (Apocrypha not present ), very small chip to edge of 2 margins 1 with slight loss to sidenote, another to 1 lower corner with slight loss to sidenote, some upper margins trimmed, some fore-edges also, very close to sidenotes, all still legible, a little pale ink marking on 2 illustrations, a few pages very lightly age-browned, occasional very pale stain to lower half of pages, old scribble to blank margin of divisional title page, chapters of N. T. numbered in pale ink, inscription on blank opposite first page of Table and on blank verso of title to Metrical Psalms, a note at the end of the Table, note in margin of final page (Table) all in old ink, last page has paper repair to tear in lower margin, pale age-browning throughout and occasional pale brown spots and a few very pale stains. Binding tight and firm. A very good complete copy. Geneva version with Tomson's N. T. , but with Francis Junius' Revelation. There are many editions with the date 1599. Ours is probably the earliest as it "abounds more than any others in gross errors: Song of Solomon v. 3, defile for put; Isaiah xxx. 32, beards for harps; xxxvi. 12, thing for dung". There is no Apocrypha in this copy, "the section containing the Apocrypha, though included in the list of books, was apparently omitted from all except a few copies. These Bibles were printed probably for English use in the Low Countries ... Perhaps printed at Amsterdam about 1599". Darlow and Moule Volume I, page 115, No. 188; Herbert, page 116, No. 248; Carl Pforzheimer Library, English Literature 1475-1700, Volume 1, page 69, No. 60. our copy collates the sames as Pforzheimer. ¶4;A-Z8;&6; Aa-Qq8; lacks blank; Aaa-Qqq8;Rrr4. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Poliorceticon sive De machinis, tormentis, telis, libri quinque. Ad historiarum lucem. Editio altera, correcta & aucta, Antuerpiae, ex officina Plantiniana, apud Ioannem Moretum, 1599.

      1599 - In-4° menor.- 218 (5) p.- Marca grabada del impresor en la portada.- Capitales floreadas y culs-de-lamp.- 25 grabados en cobre a toda página (9 de los cuales dobles) y 10 a media página, atribuidos a THEODORE GALLE ú OTTO VAENIUS y 4 a GABRIUS BUSSCHIUS.- Encuadernación moderna en medio cuero con punteras; lomo de cinco nervios, títulos dorados.- Texto suavemente amarronado; pequeñas reparaciones marginales profesionales; márgenes ligeramente refilados. ADAMS, L798. COCKLE, 672. SPAULDING & KARPINSKY, Early military books, 57. BIBLIOTECA BELGICA, L 425. Segunda y definitiva edición de esta erudita historia del arte militar romano, aumentada con 10 nuevos grabados respecto de la original de 1596. Como parte de una vasta obra proyectada acerca de las antigüedades romanas, Lipsio produjo varios tratados parciales, entre ellos el presente, relativo a los métodos de defensa y ataque de las ciudades fortificadas. La bella serie de grabados que enriquecen la obra ilustra esos procedimientos con detalle y riqueza notables. La producción tan amplia como multifacética del flamenco Justo Lipsio lo señalan como uno de los más destacados humanistas del Renacimiento, padre del neoestoicismo, que tanta gravitación tuvo en el pensamiento europeo de finales del siglo XVI y del XVII. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [Old Master Print] Old woman with spectacles combing the hair of a young girl. Etching by Jan Miele (ca. 1599-1663).

      Etching, 14,5 x 21,5 cm. Fine impression.

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         Censura quendam auctorem, qui sub falsa inscriptione Berosi Chaldaei cicumfertur Gaspare Varrerio auctore. Historia antiqua Censura Gasperis Varrerii in Berosum.

      Ex Bibliopolio Commeliniano, 1599/ H. Commelinum Typographum Palat.1598/ Ex Bibliopolio Commeliniano, 1599 - Kl.8º. 3 Werke in einem gebunden.2 Ss. 58/1 Ss.Index.327/46/118 Ss. Alter Pergamenteinband. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Historia de' fatti, e guerre de' sanesi, cosi esterne, come ciuili. Seguite dall'origine della lor città, fino all'anno 1555. Dell' historia die Siena la prima, seconda, terza parte. 3 in 1 volume.

      Venezia, per Salvestro Marchetti libraro in Siena, 1599. - 4°, circa 22,5 x 17,5 cm. 12, 68 num. ff.; 14, 198 num. ff.; 14, 166 num. ff., with 4 large portraits, 4 printer s devices, some initials and woodcut ornaments Half-vellum around 1900 wih red label to spine Adams M 281; Edit 16, CNCE 28600; BMC, Italian 406. First edition of all three extant books of this large history of Siena written by the patrician and town representative Orlando Malavolti (1515-1596) who died before he could finish his work. The first book had come out separately in 1574. The present copy does have the first 4 leaves with an extra title and a dedication that seem to lack in many other copies (here there are altogether 4+8=12 leaves instead of only 8). Malavolti prepared also a map of the town and its surroundings that does though circulate independtly from the book. All three parts and the first four leaves with the dedication have a woodcut portrait of Malavolti in a nice border. - All three titels with a small old armorial stamp, last endpaper with two older stamps of a freemason s lodge and a crowned eagle, only little browning or spotting, mostly crisp, just slightly rubbed, else fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Apophthegmatvm Ex Optimis Vtrivsqve Lingvae Scriptoribvs. Per Conradvm Lycosthenem Rubeaquensem collectorum, Loci Communes denuo aucti recogniti. Ad ordinem alphabeticum redacti.

      8. Titelbl., 11 nn. Bll., 1130 S., 11 nn. Bll., mit Druckermarke am Titelblatt u. Initialen. Lederband d. Zeit, Rücken mit Streicheisenlinien und goldgeprägten Lilienmotiven, Einbanddeckel mit Rahmen aus goldgeprägten Zierlinien, sow. je e. goldgeprägtem Efeukranz in der Mitte, Ecken u. Kanten u. kapitale fachgercht restauriert / unterlegt, Vorsätze erneuert, Seiten leicht gebräunt, Titelblatt u. Vorsatz etwas fleckig, Seiten teilw. wasserrandig, sonst wenig fleckig. Mit verblasstem Rundstempel u. alten handschriftlichen Anmerkungen am Titel- (1599) und am ersten Blatt avers, sow. einem handschriftlichen Namenszug am vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt verso (J. Kergariou), einzelne Absätze mit Tinte unkenntlich gemacht. Graesse 4,310. NUC 347,128. Vgl. BM French Books 293. BBKL 33,793ff. ADB 44,33 ? Sammlung von Apophthegmata, zusammengestellt von Conrad Lykosthenes (d.i. Wolffhart 1518-1561), aus dem Elsass stammenden und ab 1542 in Basel wirkenden Humanisten, Universalgelehrten und bedeutender Enzyklopädisten, erschien, nach der Erstausgabe 1555, noch in etlichen weiteren Auflagen. Vorl. eine seltene, nur in wenigen Bibliothekskatalogen nachzuweisende, Lyoner Ausgabe dieser Kollektion von Sinn- und Denksprüchen, Sprichwörtern und Aphorismen. Bei BM French Books nur eine Ausgabe Lyon 1574.

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         Della perfettione della vita politica di M. Paolo Paruta nobile vinetiano, cavaliere, & procuratore di San Marco : Libri tre ; a'quali vi sono state aggiunte le postille ne'margini, & ampliati gli indici.

      Appresso Domenico Nicolini 1599 - Quarto, 26 cm. [xlvi], 479 pages. Bound in 18th century armorial mottled calf, rebacked with later spine, red leather psine label. Book plate of the Earl of Roden. Minor soiling to title page, scattered spotting, Paruta was a historian and statesman of the Venetian Republic. His political instincts were influenced by Machiavelli, but distinct. Paruta's Della perfezione della vita politica" was written in a didactic and academic tone. He discusses the superiority of the active and contemplative life and how it contributes more to the welfare of the Republic. It was supposed, not without reason, to have been written to controvert the ideas contained in Bellarmine's "De officio principis christiani". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Bible, That is the Holy Scriptures Conteined in the Olde and Newe Testaments... [bound with] Book of Psalmes

      (1) London: Imprinted... by the Deputies of Christopher Barker; (2) [Likely London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1630s, 1599. 4to. (6), (110), 190, 127, 121, (11) ff; (10), 91 [misnumbered 93] pp, bound without the general engraved title and wanting 10 pages of prayers at the rear. 18th century panelled calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red label, early 19th inscriptions to the blank verso of the final leaf of the Old Testament, occasional older marginalia elsewhere. Joints neatly repaired and the endpapers replaced, most likely in the 20th century, two adjacent leaves of Psalmes at the front with loss to the text, one leaf (Ee5) with loss of text to the lower corner, another (Fff5) with loss of text to the upper and lower edges plus roughly a dozen leaves at intervals with smaller losses occasionally with slight loss of text. Herbert, 253. An edition of the Bible that was republished repeatedly in the early decades of the 17th century, with subtle differences to each issue but without amendment to the imprint or date. This copy is bound with 110 pages of a contemporary Book of Common Prayer including the Psalms, textually complete but for title page making it impossible to identify the edition. The separate edition of the Psalmes bound in at the rear bears no imprint on its title page, but otherwise conforms to other 1630s editions of the work that we have seen.

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         Historia particular de la persecución de Inglaterra, y de los martirios mas insignes que en ella ha avido, desde el año del Señor 1570. En la qual se descubren los efectos lastimosos de la heregía, y las mudanças que suele causar en las Repúblicas: con muchas cosas curiosas, y no publicadas hasta aora, sacadas de Autores graves.

      - Madrid, Luis Sánchez, 1599, 21 x 15 cm., plena piel de época, filetes en seco rematados con florones dorados en las esquinas, panel central con dos leones y medallon, pequeño sello de duplicado de la Biblioteca de Estrasburgo a la vuelta de la portada, 8 hojas + 894 págs. + 12 hojas. Error de paginación, de la 272 pasa a la 277, de la 389 a la 400, de la 575 a la 578, de la 672 a la 677 y de la 792 a la 803. (Algunos leves desgarros en la encuadernación. Yepes era confesor de Felipe II y de Santa Teresa de Jesús; como obispo de Tarazona tuvo que intervenir en la expulsión de los moriscos. Describe los disgustos sufridos por católicos ingleses al separarse Enrique VIII de la Iglesia de Roma. "Obra muy estimada en Inglaterra. Refiere la introducción y sucesivo establecimiento de la reforma anglicana en aquel país y las persecuciones sufridas por los católicos, con la biografía de más de un centenar víctimas de sus creencias" Palau). INGLATERRA

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         De Indulgentiis et Iubileo. Accedunt et alia eiusdem Authoris aliquot opuscula, quorum Catalogum uersa pagina exhibet.

      Köln, apud Antonium Hierat sub Monocerote, 1599. Libri duo. Erstausgabe. III Blätter, 373 Seiten, I Blatt. Klein 8°. Pergamenteinband der Zeit. Gesamter Text auf dem Titelblatt: \"Reuerendi Patris Roberti Bellarmini Politiani, e societate Iesu, De Indulgentiis, et Iubileo. Libri duo. Accedunt et alia eiusdem Authoris aliquot opuscula, quorum Catalogum uersa pagina exhibet. Omnia nunc primum in lucem edita. Ad Illustrissimum et Reuerendissimum Dominum, D. Iulium, Die gratia Episcopum Herbipolensem, et Franciae Orientalis Ducem, etc. Permissu Superiorum. Coloniae, apud Antonium Hierat, sub Monocerote. Anno MDXCIX. Cum gratia et priuilegio S. Caesar. Maiest. speciali.\" Übersetzung: \"Des ehrwürdigen Bischoffs Robert Bellarmin Politian, aus der Gesellschaft Jesu, zwei Bücher Über den Ablass und den Jubiläum. Es kommen außerdem hinzu einige weitere kleine Werke desselben Autors, dessen Aufzählung auf der Rückseite dieses Blattes aufgeführt ist. Alldies nun erstmals veröffentlicht. Dem äußerst bekannten und ehrwürdigen Herrn, D. Julius, durch Gottes Einsicht Bischoff von Würzburg und Fürst des Westfrankenreichs, etc. Mit Erlaubnis der Obrigen. Köln, bei Anton Hierat, unter dem Einhorn, im Jahr 1599. Mit besonderer Befugnis und Privileg des Heiligen Kaisers, seiner Majestät.\" Die Erwähnung des Einhorns nach dem Namen des Verlegers ist eine Anspielung auf das Verlagssignet von Gymnich, dessen Geschäft Hierat kurz zuvor übernommen hatte. Das Signet auf dem Titelblatt ist allerdings nicht mehr vorhanden (sauber ausgeschnitten). Man kann aber davon ausgehen, dass es sich um dasselbe Signet handelt, das auch auf dem Titelblatt der Sermones von Palude erscheint (Bestellnummer: 31561), und das womöglich eine Anspielung auf das Emblem des Jesuitenordens ist. Das Titelblatt weist außerdem noch Einträge in alter Hand auf, sowie einen groberen Tintenstrich, der über das Loch des nicht vorhandenen Signets auch das nächste Blatt zum Teil erreicht. Die Widmung an den Bischoff von Würzburg wurde von dem venezianischem Typographen Giovanni Battista Ciotti verfasst. Die Aufzählung der kleineren Werke lautet wie folgt: \"Appendix ad libros de summo Pontifice, continens refutationem cuiusdam libelli Italici, cuius titulus est, Aviso piacevole dato alla bella Italia. Appendix ad Libros de Cultu imaginum complectens refutationem cuiusdam libelli editi Francforti, cuius titulus est, Synodus Parisiensis, de Imagin. De excemptione Clericorum, Liber Vnus. Iudicium de libro Concordie Lutheranorum, una cum breui eiusdem libelli Apologia, eiusdem Roberti Bellarmini\". Es handelt sich um weitere polemische Kleinschriften gegen Werke der Reformation oder Kommentare zur Gegenreformation. Das Buch beinhaltet einen Index von beiden Büchern mit der Kapitelangabe. Robert Bellarmin verfasste zahlreiche Werke gegen die Reform (apud haereticos…) sowie, unter anderen, einen Katechismus. Er war Mitglied des Jesuitenprdens und wurde zeitgleich mit der Veröffentlichung dieses Werkes zum Bischoff und Kardinal in Rom ernannt. Als Inquisitor leitete er die Prozesse gegen Giordano Bruno, der zum Scheiterhaufen verurteilt wurde, und gegen Galileo Galilei, der seine Theorien zurückzog. Vorderer Vorsatz leicht losgelöst. Mit Eintrag in alter Hand auf dem hinteren Vorsatz: \"Aue Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.\" Am Rücken sind zwei Bünde zu erkennen. Der Einband weist noch die Ansätze von einfachen Schließen auf, eine Schließe ist nur zum Teil noch erhalten. Mit rot gefärbten Ganzschnitt. Siehe Foto. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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         Milicia y descripción de las Indias por el Capitan... dirigido al licen- ciado Paulo de Laguna Presidente del Consejo Real de las Indias

      First edition; excessively rare Americana. The Milicia is by all accounts a primary source book for the history of the colonization and pacification of South American Indians in the 16th century. It is the earliest guerrilla manual and amongst the first works on the military organization in South America, aimed to conquer and pacify the tribes opposing the Spanish settlements in the New World. Vargas Machuca´s efforts in Spanish America were focused in New Granada (Colombia), Peru and Chile; in Chile he presented a project to pacify the rebellious Araucanians, and resisted the Council for the Indies in their intention of de-populating the region. Vargas Machuca (1557 - 1622) was a Spanish military and colonial officer; he spent over two decades in South America, which allowed him the working knowledge necessary for the confection of his treatise. The work is a comprehensive manual of how to conduct warfare in the New World, with notes on the medicines and prevention of diseases for the military, a description of the "Indias Occidentales" dealing with the geography and hydrographical reality of the region, fauna and flora. Unfortunately, history would judge and criticize Vargas Machuca for his ruthless position towards the natives. "The first manual of guerrilla warfare ever published... he advocated for the Americas the creation of commando groups to carry out search and destroy missions deep within enemy territory for up to two years at a time" (Parker). The illustration comprises an armillary sphere on verso of ff. 180, and a portrait of Vargas Machuca holding a compass over a map of the Americas -often missing. As aforementioned, an excessively rare work, no copies have appeared at auction since 1967 -with one exception, an incomplete copy missing the portrait and colophon, in 2008. Included in the Coleccion de Libros Raros y curiosos que tratan de America. Maggs offered a copy in 1928 for 250 GBP. Provenance: bound for Don Luis de Benavides Carrillo de Toledo, Marques de Caracena (1608 - 1668); a Spanish military officer and nobleman, he rose to become Governor of Milan (1648 - 1656) and Governor of the Spanish Low Countries (1659 - 1664). Medina, BHA, 402. Palau, 352445. Sabin, 98604. Salva, 3825. Leclerc, 2979. Maggs, Bibliotheca Americana 496, 407.

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         Les roses.Antwerp, De Schutter, 1974-1978. 4 volumes. Large folio (55 x 36 cm). A complete facsimile of the first edition (Paris, Firmin Didot, 1817-1824) with additions from the third edition, portraits, and extensive new material including commentaries, biographies and bibliographies, and an English summary of Thory's text. With 179 colour plates. Finely bound in red half morocco.

      Cf. GFB, p. 71; Jammes, Les Didot 102; Nissen, BBI 1599; Stafleu & Cowan 8748 (orig. ed.). A complete facsimile reprint of the first edition (1817-1824) of Pierre Joseph Redouté's great work on roses, reproducing his famous flower paintings and the original text written by Claude Antoine Thory. The first three volumes contain the facsimile and volume 4 contains an English summary of Thory's text, additional descriptions of roses by Pirolle and additional plates from the third edition of 1828-1830, and portraits of Redouté (1759-1840) and Thory (1759-1827) by Godefroid and Mauraisse, as well as much new material: a foreword by George Taylor, introduction and bibliography by G.D. Rowley, biographies and bibliographies of Redouté and Thory by André Lawalrée, a commentary on the roses mentioned, with full synonymy and critical analyses by Gisèle de la Roche, an article on botanical Rosarians by William T. Stearn and a short index with modern names.This reprint is limited to 510 copies. The copy reproduced bears Redouté's signed inscription calling it "un des premier tirage et des plus bonn." Fine copy of an important facsimile that deserves a place in the collection of all rose lovers, even those lucky few who own the original.

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         Karte de Kantons Zürich aus dem Jahr 1667 in 56 Blättern von Hans Conrad Gyger..

      Begleitheft 27 S., etliche Abb. Begleittext 43 S., zahlr. Abb. 1 Übersichtsraste, 49 Blätter je ca. 30 x 30 cm, 7 Randblätter je ca. 30 x 8 cm, Lose Blätter in Holzkassette (36 x 36 x 6 cm)., Kassette min. berieben. Titeletikette a. Schmalseite. Innen tadellos. Faksimiliert nach dem Original im Zürcher Staatsarchiv. Mit 56 Teilkarten und 7 kleineren. Nr. 794 von 800 Exemplaren. Wunderbare farbige Karte, mit grosser Liebe zum Detail gemalt. Hans Conrad Gyger (1599 - 1674), Malermeister, Geometer u. Kartenzeichner in Zürich. Begleitheft von Eduard Imhof. Ausserdem ein Begleittext von Arthur Dürst, Hans Conrad Gygers grosse Landtafel des Zürcher Gebiets von 1664/1667, mit zahlreichen historischen Notizen und einem 4-seitigen, gefalzten faksimilierten Schreiben von Gyger.

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         Oldenburgisch Chronicon. Das ist, Beschreibung Der Löblichen Uhralten Grafen zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst, etc.

      Von welchen die jetzige Könige zu Dennemarck und Hertzogen zu Holstein entsprossen Sampt Ihres Stammens ersten Ankunfft, Thaten, Regierung, Leben und Ende, mit künstlichen Brustbildern und Wapen gezieret, auffs aller fleissigste zusammen getragen. Oldenburg: Warner Berendts Erben 1599. With engraved titlepage, engraved full page portrait of the author, double page engraved bird-eye-view of Oldenburg and 3 genealogical tables. Together with 60 woodcuts and 63 textual engravings, among which is found the oldest known view of Copenhagen showing the siege of the city in 1536, and a full-page engraving showing the famous "Oldenburgische Horn" now among the greatest treasures in the Royal collections at Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen. Among the many portraits is also found a contemporary portrait of the young King Christian the 4th and the earlier Danish Kings and Queens descending from Oldenburg. Folio. [84] + [2] + 494 + [16] pp. A few leaves nicely restored in margin, otherwise a very fine and well-preserved copy bound in contemporary full vellum with handwritten title on spine. Celebrated and beautiful, profusely illustrated book and important source to the history of the Northwestern parts of Germany and Denmark. The first book printed in Oldenburg.Hermann Hamelmann [1526 - 1595] was a German Lutheran theologian and the reformer of Westphalia.Adams H-30. Brunet 26691. Graesse III,203. Lipperheide Da 10. BMC-German 381.

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        Les Ans ou Reports del raigne du Roye Edward le quart, nouelment reuieu et corriggee en diuers lieux. Ouesque un Table perfect des choses [and] les cases icy referres al Abridgement de Brooke, & as auters Lieurs del common Ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 9769; Beale R372

      Londini: In aedibus Thomae Wight & Bonhami Norton, 1599. Contemporary calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, centered blind lozenges, one leaf repaired (no loss); a very good clean copy The first collected edition, and the only sixteenth century edition, rich in cases, with reports (separately paginated) for each of the reign's twenty-two years [1461-1483], save for the fifth year, for which the Long Quinto survives

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