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        Henry II of Bourbon, Prince of Condé (portrait of).

      Portrait of Henry II of Bourbon as a young man. Signed and dated at lower left and right: 'IDGheyn sculptor AN. DOM. MDIC (I, D and G interlaced). Inscription in margin around oval: HENRICVS BORBONIVS FRANCIAE PRIMVS PRINCEPS PRIMVSQ. PAR. AET. SVAE AN X. Used in: Martianus Capella, S, ed. Hugo Grotius (dedicated to the Prince of Condé), Leiden, 1599, with four lines of Latin in letterpress below: 'Inclita Borbonidum generoso... vincere, réque fidem: HVG. GROTIVS. On the verso collector's mark of Alfred Morrison (1821-1897), L. 151."Engraving on paper, trimmed to plate; total: 111 x 111 mm, state II/2, New Hollstein Dutch 234. In outstanding condition. On verso traces of previous mounts. "

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur]
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        PUGNA SPIRITUALIS.

      Freiburg, M.Böckler, 1599. Tit., 11 Bl., 296 S., 1 Bl. Orig. Schweinsledereinband kleinformatiges hübsches Werk, die Lederschließen fehlen, sonst ordentl. u. komplett, - aus der Klosterbibliothek Gengenbach, da mit altem Besitzvermerk- Versand D: 4,76 EUR

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        Meditazioni sopra li evangelii che tutto lÕanno si leggono nella messa, & principali misterij della vita, & passione di Nostro Signore. Respondenti alle imagini del padre Girolamo Natale.

      Roma, appresso Luigi Zannetti, 1599, in-4to (cm. 33 x 22,5) rilegato in piena pergamena moderna, marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio, pp. (612) con 153 cc. di testo con la spiegazione di 153 tavole incise in rame a piena pagina. restauri ai margini bianchi delle ultime dieci pagine che non compromettono il testo o le tavole. Prima del frontespizio sono state aggiunte sei pagine con lÕindice delle tavole ÒTavola delle meditationi che rispondono allÕimagini della vita di Christo secondo lÕordine del Historia EvangeliaÓ e una tavola a piena pagina incisa in rame, restaurata ai margini bianchi.

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        Poliorceticon sive de machinis tormentis telis libri quinque ad historiam lucem. Editio altera, correcta & aucta.

      Antuerpiae ex off. Plantiniana Ioannem Moretum, 1599. In 4° piccolo. (mm. 247 x 180). Piacevole legatura in pelle dell'epoca o dei primi seicento con losanga centrale impressa e dorata. Pp. 218, (6). Molte belle incisioni in rame, nel testo, anche a piena pagina. Ottimo esemplare con solo alcuni piccoli foretti di tarlo su parte bianca di poche pagine. Seconda edizione, migliorata, dedicata allo studio sulle macchine d'assedio, l'arte della guerra e le armate romane. Molto ben incise le figure che ornano l'opera.

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        Opera Josephi Jvdaeorum Doctissimi ac Disertissimi, quae ad Nostram Aetatem Pervenerunt omnia, nimirum: De Antiquitatibus Judaigis libri XX

      Frankfurt am Main: Impressum ...per Wolffgangum Richterum Impensis Joannis Feyerabendii, 1599. Title printed in red and black, cololphon leaf at back. Pp. 879,[1 [52]. 1 vols. 8vo. Vellum, title inked on spine (faded). Some soiling of binding, lacking free endpapers and ties, some l ight marginal waterstaining, corner torn on page 765/6 affecting text, else a very good copy. Title printed in red and black, cololphon leaf at back. Pp. 879,[1 [52]. 1 vols. 8vo.

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        Bibliotheces, Sive de Deorum origine, Libri III. Benedicto Aegio Spoletino interprete. Hanc editionem Hieronymus Commelinus recensuit plerisque in locis, mm. ss. ope, emendatiorem reddidit; ac notis variis, ex collatione veterum exemplarium, sed praecipuè Palat. Illustravit.

      Heidelberg, Commelinus, 1599. - circa 17 x 11 cm. 8 Bll., 207 SS., 18 Bll., mit Druckermarke Neuer Lederband VD16 A 3122; Adams A 1306; Hoffmann I, 199. Wichtige zweite griechisch-lateinische Ausgabe, die der ersten von 1555 folgt und die Interpretationen und Ergänzungen des ersten Herausgebers Benedetto Egio durch Klammern sichtbar macht. Der Editor Hieronymus Commelinus (1560-1597) verstarb über der Vorbereitung des Textes, die dann durch Judas Banutius abgeschlossen wurde. Von diesem stammt auch das Vorwort. "- Gering gebräunt, durchgehend matte Wasserränder. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1. Apollodorus. Bibliothekes, e peri theon, biblia 3 (graece). Bibliotheces, sive de deorum origine, libri III. Benedicto Aegio interprete.

      Heidelberg, Commelinus, 1599. - circa 18 x 12 cm. 8 Bll., 207 SS., 18 Bll., mit Druckermarke Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit Schließen, Rotschnitt mit Titel und alter Signatur "VD 16 A 3122; IA 106.486; Adams A 1306; Schweiger I, 36; Hoffmann I, 199: "In vielen Fällen gegen die vorige Ausgabe verbessert. Durch Klammern ist bezeichnet, was sich im Heidelberger Manuskript nicht fand. Die letzte, verbessernde Hand anzulegen, hinderte den Herausgeber der Tod; worauf dann Judas Banutius das Werk vollendete." Mir durchgehend griechisch-lateinischem Paralleltext, am Ende ein sehr eingehendes und umfangreiches Register. - VORGEBUNDEN: HESIOD, Ta heuriskomena (Graece). quae extant. Daniel Heinsius interpretationem infinitis locis emmendavit. Leiden, J. Patius (für Commelinus), 1613. 20 Bll. (das letzte weiss), 312 (recte 314) SS., 2 Bll. Schweiger I, 144; Hoffmann II, 249. Nachdruck der Heinsius-Edition, durchgehend griechisch-lateinischer Paralleltext mit verschiedenen Beigaben, der Vita, pseudo-hesiodischen Texten etc. DAZWISCHEN ist ferner noch der Text der Theokrit-Ausgabe von Commelinus (Heidelberg 1596) gebunden, allerdings nur der zweisprachige Text, ohne das Titelblatt und ohne den Kommentar - so bereits zeitgenössich eingebunden, was wohl eine bewusste Wahl der Jesuiten war, die diesen Band zusammenstellen liessen (Titelblatt mit altem Besitzvermerk der Societas Jesu in Köln, Deckel mit der typischen IHS-Prägung). - Leicht gebräunt, kaum fleckig, meist sauber, ewtas berieben, sonst schön. Dekorativer Band. " ". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Le Chien de Goltzius). Portrait du fils de Frisius avec un chien.

      1599 - Gravure Copie n°2 d'après Bartsche (p. 60, n° 190) de la plus rare des gravures de Goltzius. Cette très belle copie par un maître anonyme de la fin du XVIè siècle est également très rare. 35,3 x 26,2 cm

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        Olai Magni Gothi archiepiscopi Vpsaliensis, Svetiæ et Gothiæ primatis. De gentibus Septentrionalibus historia. Sic in epitomen redacta, ut on minus clare quam breviter, quicquid apud Septentrionalis scitu dignum est, complectatur forster Ambergae

      (XXIV)+592 pages sider, 1599, Bound in a contemporary full vellum with old caligrafed titel on spine. With Lover corner on frontboarg damagede with some loss of app 4 cm2 vellum With discrete old autografic name on endpaper and titelpage. Text e little browned and with some red underlinings, old note i one margain

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        Adagiorum Chiliades iuxta locos communes digestae

      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..

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        Disputationum de republica, quas discursus nuncupavit, libri III.

      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..

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        Oldenburgische Chronicon. Das ist, Beschreibung Der Löblichen Uhralten Grafen zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst/ ec. Von welchen die jetzige Könige zu Dennemarck und Hertzogen zu Holstein entsprossen, Sampt Ihres Stammens ersten Ankunnft, Thaten, Regierung, Leben und Ende, mit künstlichen Brustbildern und Wapen gezieret.

      (Oldenburg, Warner Berendts Erben), 1599. Folio. Contemp. full vellum. Calligraphed title on spine. Traces of ties. Endpapers carefully renewed. (84),494,(16) pp. Engraved title-page, engraved portrait of the author, double-page engraved bird-eye view of Oldenburg and 3 generalogical tables. 60 woodcuts and 63 large engravings in the text, among which is the oldest known view of Copenhagen showing the siege of the city in 1536. A fine large copy with the exlibris of the Danish bookcollector Paul Hauge. ¶ A large fine and wellpreserved copy of this celebrated, profusely illustrated book, which is an importent source for the history of the Northwestern parts of Germany and Denmark. Hamelmann's Chronicon is the first book to be printed in Oldenburg (Brunet) and it is the historical source work for the "House of Oldenburg" whose descendents became kings of Denmark and emperors of Russia. Adams H 30. - Brunet, 26691. - Lipperheide Da, 10.

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        1599 Saint Gregory Nazianus Early Church Greek Byzantine Orthodox Trinity Bible

      Ingolstadii : Ex. typogr. Adami Sartorii, 1599. - 1599 Saint Gregory Nazianus Early Church Greek Byzantine Orthodox Trinity Bible Saint Gregory of Nazianus was a 4th-century Archbishop of Constantinople and is considered the most recognized rhetorician of the early Church Fathers. His most important written works and letters were in defense of the Trinity and the characteristics of the Holy Spirit – differentiating it from both God the Father and God the Son. His defense of Christianity helped align many of the doctrines that are still recognized by the church today – including that Jesus retained being God when he became a man. He was one of the most important men of letters during the early church and composed theological poems and verses in addition to his Christian doctrinal letters. This 1599 edition was published in Ingolstad and features both Greek and Latin texts with marginalia. Item number: #2225 Price: $599 GREGORIUS, Nazianzenus D. Gregorii Nazianzeni . selectarum epistolarum libri quatuor graecolatini : in usum studiosae iuventutis nunc primum separatim editi : additis nonnulis ex anthologia Graecorum epigrammatis. Ingolstadii : Ex. typogr. Adami Sartorii, 1599. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [2], 333 • References: not in Adams or STC; VD16 G 3042; • Language: Latin & Greek • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure • Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm) • Rare with no other example for sale worldwide at present Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 2225 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La piazza universale di tutte le professioni del mondo. Nuovamente ristampata & posta in luce... Aggiontovi in questa nuova impressione alcune bellissime annotationi a discorso per discorso.

      Venezia, appresso Roberto Meietti, 1599, 4to legatura in mezza pergamena ottocentesca, tassello con fregi e titoli dorati al dorso, pp. (40)-958 marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio, testatine e capilettera xilografici. Qualche arrossatura. Con forte mancanza restaurata al margine destro bianco ed altra alla parte superiore bianca del frontespizio, senza perdita di testo. Opera che offre una miriade di notizie su tutte le professioni del mondo praticate all'epoca, dal maestro d'abbaco agli zoccolari, da quelle più consuete alle più curiose e inusitate come il mago, il giocoliere, l'impostore, l'alchimista, l'incantatore, il furfante, il pronosticante e senza trascurare i mestieri collegati alla criminalità o alla prostituzione. Un quadro variopinto e bizzarro della vita sociale del Cinquecento. Numerosi i riferimenti all'economia, alle arti, alla musica ed alle scienze (matematici, alchimisti, astrologi, astronomi).

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        MEDICINA PRACTICA sive Methodus cognoscendorum & curandorum omnium corporis humani affectuum. Nunc denuo edita & in multis iuxta germanas Auctoris lectiones.... Opera omnia. Venezia, Sessa, 1597. Unito: Idem. TRACTAUS de Foetus formatione, de pulsibus, expositio in primum librum Aphorismorum Hippoc., de arte collegiandi & de modo interrogandi aegros.

      Sessa, 1599. 3 parti in un gr. vol. in folio, 1 cb, ccnn 2, cc 27, 1 cb, cc 175, 1 cb, ccnn 1, cc 12, 1 cb, pp. 310, pp. 175, 1 cb, leg. p. perg. molle coeva con tit. mss al d. Tracce di legacci. Bella e gr. marca tipogr. xilogr. ai front. a due colori. Iniziali e fregi xilogr. Testo su due colonne. Importante trattato del medico (1523-1589) nato a Padova ma morto a Mantova presso la corte del Duca, raro a trovarsi completo di ogni parte. Si tratta di un'ampia opera in cui sono prese in considerazione varie specialità della medicina. Leg. legg. sporca e stanca, e alcune gore diffuse ma buon esempl. a larghi margini. Ex libris. [358]

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        Declaracion de los siete psalmos penitenciales.

      Impresso en Alcala de Henares, por Iuan Iñiguez de Le Querica, 1599..

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        Poliorceticon sive De Machinis. Tormentis. Telis. Libri Quinque. Ad Historiarum lucem.

      Antverpiae (Antwerpen), ex officina Plantiniana - Ioann. Moretum, 1599. 218 + 5 S. Priv. Pgm. späterer Zeit. Editio altera, correcta & aucta. In latein. Sprache. Mit der gestochenene Titelvignette sowie 35 größtenteils ganzseitige gestochene Abbildungen. - Deckel gewölbt, Seiten stark gebräunt u. fleckig, Randläsuren, Gbrsp. - Lipsius oder Joest Lips, (1547 - 1606 ): \"... hat sich besonders um die Aufhellung mancher Punkte der militärischen und scenischen Alterthümer viele Verdienste erworben ...\" (Zitat ADB 18). Versand D: 7,00 EUR Alte Drucke; Militaria

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        Erythraei sive Rubri Maris Periplus.

      Artist: Ortelius Abraham ca ; issued in: Antwerp; date: ca1599 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 36 x 46,5; - description: Map of the Arabian Sea with Egypt, Arabia, India and partly Southeast Asia with Java. On an inset map of the eastern Mediterranean Sea with South Itally and Sicily and Greece. Two Hemispheres on the upper right and left corner showing the Northpole and Holyland.; - 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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        Deliniantur in hac tabula, Orae maritimae Abexiae, freti Mecani: al. Maris Rubri: Arabiae Freti Mecani: al Maris Rubri: Arabiae, Ormi, Persiae...; Magnificent 1599 Linschoten Map of Arabia and Southeast Asia

      Amsterdam: Jan Huygen van Linschoten. Map. Copperplate engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14.75 x 20.75" Map. Copperplate engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14.75 x 20.75". This incredible c. 1599 map by Jan Huyghen van Linschoten Arabia and Southeast Asia extends from Cyprus and eastern Africa eastward to the mouth of the Ganges and the northern tip of Sumatra. Like many maps by Linschoten, this map is based on 16th century Portuguese Portolan charts and is significant for its representation of the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf. The outline is far more accurate that any earlier map. Considered to be the one of the first detailed navigational charts of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea, the map beautifully depicts various coastal features including the banks around the Maldives and near the shores of India and the Red Sea, as well as the oyster beds near Qatar. The interiors include several interesting vignettes depicting animals, while a sea monster and ships are seen in the ocean. Two elaborately ornate cartouches in the top right include the description of the map. A large compass rose is also included near the center. The map is in good condition with minor wear along the original fold lines and minor foxing. Jan Huyghen van Linschoten (1563 - 1611) was a Dutch historian and merchant who travelled extensively and was also the Secretary to the Portuguese Archbishop of Goa in India (at the time an important commercial and political center for the Portuguese Empire) from 1583 to 1589. Also known as 'one of the pathfinders for the first Dutch voyages to the East', his book "Itinerario: Voyage ofte schipvaert van Jan Huyghen van Linschoten naar Oost ofte Portugaels Indien", was one of the most important works for nearly a century and a copy of the book was believed to be given to every ship sailing to India as a sailing manual. This map is an important example of his work.

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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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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