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        Sancti Dionysii Areopagitae opera omnia quae extant. Una cum eiusdem vitae scriptoribus nunc primum Graece et Latinae coniunctim edita. [ . . . ] Omnia studio & opera Petri Lansselli Grauelingani Societ Jesu Presbyteri

      Lutetiae Parisiorum - Paris: Typis Regiis, apud Claudium Morellum, via Iacobaea, ad insgnis fontis, 1615 [lxxxvi], 390, [12], 300, [8], 186, [2], 97 [recte 99], [9] pages. Pagination erratic in places. Lacks two blank leaves aa6 and KK4, otherwise complete. Greek and Latin text, often printed in double column. Staining to pages at start and finish. In old full leather which has been respined, but the old spine has been laid down over the new leather. Once belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps with his pencil MHC and Putt 186 to the inner front board and the Putt 186 again to the front free end paper. The end papers are not pasted down onto the boards. Old ink name to the half title and also to the title page. Some papaer faults causing tears to the edges, but not affecting the text. A very heavy volume, extra postage will be required to send it outside the UK.. Full leather. Good.

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        A RELATION OF A JOURNEY BEGUN AN DOM 1610 FOURE BOOKS Containing

      London: Printed for W. Barren. VG text block, FAIR original half leather binding. 4to 309pp.. 1615. 1st edition.. Hardcover.. FAIR book. Illustrated w f/o map and 47 plates, of which 3 are full page. WITHOUT the OFT MISSING folding panorama. . No indication panorama was ever bound in. Despite the loose 2nd blank, binding is tight and a torn out panorama should be obvious. Brown leather backstrip with 5 raised ribs and one gilt lettered black leather spine label. Upper word "SANDYS" barely legible, other word illegible. Marbled boards. Boards & backstrip heavily worn. Boards still strongly attached but by cords alone. Completely collated. Plate entitled "NILUS" on p95 cleanly torn along spine about half way up, upper inch of tear just into the image. 3 or 4 leaves with short tears in margins. Margins of pp115-65 have upper corners folded over. 4 or 5 leaves around p125 with 1" dark stain in upper corner margin. Last 20 leaves with old light dampstain in upper corner margin. Few pencilled check marks and underlining. Few other very minor internal flaws. In short a quite nice copy of this important work. Sandys was also interested in the New World and spent time in Virginia. .

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        Rare Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE-LAKE-Bril-Anonymous-ca. 1615

      - Antique Master Print, untitled. Rare antique masterprint. A landscape with houses near a lake and a herd of goats. Engraving on hand laid paper. Watermark: Sceptre (= ca. 1615) Description: One of the many prints after designs by the Flemish landscape artist Paul Bril. Since it has a number, it must belong to a series of landscapes, published by Pierre Mariette I (1603-1657) in Paris.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Anonymous' after 'Paulus Bril'. Anonymous Paul Bril (1554-1626) was a landscape painter who worked in Rome, although born in Antwerp. This type of landcape, known as vedute ideate or vedute di fantasia, is a typical example of his best-known work. Condition: Good, given age. No margins, some wrinkling General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: Q1-059 LATPC The overall size is ca. 6.8 x 8.9 inch. The image size is ca. 6.8 x 8.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 17.3 x 22.7 cm. The image size is ca. 17.3 x 22.7 cm.

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        Obras de Traducidas por Emanuel Sueiro. Dirigidas al Exmo. Señor don Juan de Mendoça, Duque del Infantado.

      Amberes, en casa de Juan Keeberghio 1615 - 8º (10,7 x 16,6 cm) 4 h. inc. port. Grabada, 235 p., (7) pp. de tabla. Encuadernación de época en piel, lomo con nervios y hierros dorados. Primera edición de la traducción de Sueiro. Incluye la vida de Salustio, la Guerra de Jugurta y la Conjuración de Catilina. Palau, 288130 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Corpus Iuris [Juris] Civilis, In Quinque Partes Distinctum, Quarum...

      1615. Impressive Godefroy Edition of the Corpus Juris Civilis Justinian I [483-565 CE], Emperor of the East. Godefroy, Denis] [1549-1622], Editor, Commentator. Corpus Iuris [Juris] Civilis, In Quinque Partes Distinctum: Quarum Prima Continentur Indices Omnium Iuris Titulorum, Institutionum Libri IIII, Digestorum Seu Pandectarum Libri L, Quae Reliquis Partibus Includantur, Quinta Docebit Pagina: His Accesserunt Notae Repetitae, Tertiae, Quartaeque Praelectionis, Dionysio Gothofredo I.C. Authore, Quibus, Inter Caetera, Variae Lectiones, Leges Similes, Contrariae, Abrogatae, Verborum, Legumque Difficilium Interpretationes, Selectae Repetitiones, Argumenta, Compendia, Atque Epitomata, Anni Singulis Codicibus Additi, Continentur; His Additae Sunt Institutionum, Novellarum Iustiniani, Leonis & Feudorum Epitomae ad Ordinem Edicti Perpetui Compositae, Eodem Auctore. [Geneva]: Apud Iohannem Vignon, 1615. Five volumes in one book, each with title page. Main text in numbered parallel columns with linear gloss. [xx] pp., 1974 cols., [1] pp.; [xx] pp., 880 cols.; [xii] pp., 436 cols., [4] pp.; [v] pp., 455-546 cols., [1] pp.; [iv] pp., 557-702 cols., [53] pp. Folio (14-1/2" x 9-1/2"). Contemporary paneled pigskin with elaborate tooling, raised bands and early hand-lettered title to spine, recent calf ties, early thumb-tabs to fore-edge of text block, endpapers renewed. Moderate soiling and a few stains and worm holes, moderate rubbing to extremities, a few minor tears to head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Title pages of Volumes I and II printed in red and black. Moderate toning to text, worming to foot of text block in places with no loss to text, brief annotations and underlining to a few passages, tiny ink spots in a few places, early repair to fore-edge of Volume I title page, chips to fore-edges of following two leaves, one just touching text. An impressive volume. $1,750. * Later printing of this landmark annotated critical edition, first published in 1583. Godefroy was a jurist, humanist, historian, scholar of Roman law and professor at the Universities of Geneva and Heidelberg. He was also the first to apply the collective name Corpus Juris Civilis to Justinian's works on Roman law, which consists of the four books of the Institutes, the fifty books of the Digest, the twelve books.

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        Les oeuvres morales de Plutarque de Cheronese. Traduictes de Grec en François par Jacques Amyot, Confes. du Roy, Evesque d?Auxerre, Abbé de Bellozane, Divisees en deux Tomes, et de nouveau reveuës et augmentes de Sommaires et Annotations par S. G. S. Tome premier et tome second.

      Chez Paul Frelon, Lion, 1615 - 185x115mm, tome premier: 5 ff. (epistre au Roy) - 5 ff. (Aux Lecteurs par S. G. S. - 1 ff. (Les Traitez Conte) - 31 ff. (Indice) - 996 pages - 178 pages (De la Fortune d?Alexandre) + tome second: 8 pages - 976 pages - 10 ff. (Indice), reliure moderne, plats et dos recouvert d?un parchemin ancien (page d?antiphonaire), pièce de titre en cuir (reste de la reliure précédante). Bon état. Manque la page de titre du tome premier. - S. G. S.: ?Simon Goulart né à Senlis en 1543: il échappa heureusement aux bourreaux de la St. Barthelemi, & il se refugia à Genève en 1566? SENEBIER Jean, Histoire littéraire de Geneve.

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        De vitis Imperatorum et Caesarum Romanorum, tam Occidentalium quam Orientalium, nec non vxorum et liberorum eorum, item tyrannorum omnium, qui diuersis temporibus Romanum Imperium attentare & occupare conati sunt, indea C. Julio Caesare... Opus nouum ac longe praeclarissimum..

      Francofurti ad Moenum, Johannes Bringervs, 1615. Limp vellum hardcover. (12),514,(8) pp.; with numerous illustrations in the text.; 31x20 cm. Text in Latin. - (vellum curved/ worn, pages 435-436 and 441-442 are missing, stamps and some notes on title page, paper browned, some (water)stains) Although still good, see picture. More pictures on request

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        Filippica I e II.

      Filippica I. Carte 4. (s.l. nè data ma 1615). Molto simile alla variante b, ma con alcune differenze. Filippica II. Carte 4. (s.l. nè data ma 1615). Molto simile alla variante d. Cartine colorate del Settecento. Astuccio. Rarissime. Le Filippiche sono la più bella prosa patriottica della nostra letteratura (Ugo Foscolo). La questione del Monferrato diede origine a due scritture di polemica antispagnola e di spirito irredentistico: "Le Filippiche". Nonostante la prematura divulgazione, la stampa venne realizzata non prima del maggio del 1615 in quattro diverse tirature. Il contenuto della Filippica I è una esortazione ai principi italiani ad unirsi per "la causa comune" della libertà della patria, appoggiando il Duca di Savoia, elevato alla funzione di baluardo contro la sopraffazione spagnuola e di "liberatore d'Italia". La Filippica II, di tono più polemico che oratorio, invece dei toni unitari ripropone spunti irredentistici... I motivi antispagnoli, cui peraltro si mescolano elementi antifrancesi, si inaspriscono in puntate antirazzistiche che rilevano la inferiorità sociale e geografica della Spagna... Axs

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        In Isaiam Prophetam Commentarii cum paraphrasi. Nvnc Primvm Evvlgati & Indicibus vtilissimis illustrati.

      Leiden, Horatius Cardon 1615. (engraved titlepage, 14) 769 (13) p. Contemporary Leather with 5 raised bands, Folio (Renewed endpapers, the top spine-end is split, browned throughout, some waterstains. Commentaries on the Prophecies of Isaiah by Gaspar Sanchez, ca. 1550-1632.).

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        Trattato nuovo delle cose maravigliose dell'alma Città di Roma ornato di molte figure, nel quale si discorre di 300 e più Chiese... et di tutte le antichità figurate... -

      Roma, Zanetti, 1615. In-8 picc. Cartonatura posteriore, tassello sul dorso. 234 silografie n.t.: chiese, antichità, monumenti ecc. (16), 436, (4) pp.; margini un po' sobrii ma esemplare fresco e buono. Terza edizione (prima: 1610) di questa "guida molto importante" (Schlosser 601). Felini raccolse ed ampliò notevolmente quanto di più significativo si trovava nelle opere precedenti. La prima parte (242 pp.), in cui descrive le chiese, è anche molto interessante per le numerose figure: queste sono, infatti, le più antiche illustrazioni di edifici di Roma moderna; erano apparse per la prima volta in una guida pubblicata dal Franzini nel 1588. Fossati Bellani 688. Schudt 175. Rossetti G-594.

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        THE ANNALES, OR GENERALL CHRONICLE OF ENGLAND, begun first by maister John Stow, and after him continued and augmented with matters forreyne, and domestique, auncient and moderne, unto the end of this present yeere 1614, by Edmond Howes, gentleman.

      WITH A VERY EARLY MENTION OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. This is the first edition to include Howes augmentations,and the appendix on London University with separate title page, 1615. Folio in sixes, 340 x 220 mm, 13½ x 8½ inches, elaborate engraved architectural title page with King James at the top in the centre with his arms below, with Queen Anne and Prince Charles on either side and below a Dane, a Roman, a Saxon and a Norman, woodcut head- and tailpieces and historiated initials, printed in black letter on 2 columns, pages: [20], 1-430, 432-576, 578-815, [1], 816-957, [4], 961-968, 967-988, [30] - index and colophon, the third leaf of the Preface is misbound between the 6th and 7th leaves, gatherings Q and R (pages 181-204) are misbound between pages 240 & 241, Ee1-3 (pages 325-330) are misbound between (pages 336 & 337), collated and guaranteed complete, bound in 18th century diced calf with gilt Greek key borders to covers, rebacked with raised bands, gilt rules and blind stamped motif in compartments, gilt lettered morocco label, new endpapers. Corners and board edges worn, slight damage to gilt borders in a couple of places, small gilt leather bookplate on front endpaper of the library of Henry Huth (English merchant banker and important bibliophile,1815-1878, see Henry Huth, Catalogue of the Famous Library, seventh part, No 7101), original endpapers browned in the margin, light spotting to margins of engraved title page, small piece missing from 3 corners (paper flaw), small closed tear in text with small hole and loss of 4 words on recto and verso, 6 tiny rust holes, no loss of legibility, 1 tiny rust hole with 2 letters missing obscuring 1 name, tiny stain on text with loss of 2 letters, easily legible, 2 tiny holes in 1 fore-edge margin with slight loss to side note, small closed tear to 1 lower margin affecting 3 lines of text, another to 1 fore-edge margin, both repaired neatly, no loss, 2 leaves lightly browned, pale browning to many margins, otherwise contents clean, binding tight and firm. A very good complete copy with an early mention of Shakepeare. John Stow (1524/5-1605), antiquarian and historian was born in London he built up a large library of manuscripts and antiquarian books. The Annales was first published in 1580 with the title Chronicles of England from Brute (the legendary first king of Britain). With the edition of 1605 Stow continued the history to the accession of James I. Our edition augmented and expanded by Edmund Howes reaches 1614. To Stow's brief Appendix on the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge is added a 26 page account of the colleges of London University by Sir George Buck. It is believed that Stow was the first English historian to make systematic use of public records for the purpose of his work and that by this research he did more to advance the study of fifteenth-century England than any other writer of his time. In the emendation by Edmund Howes on page 811 there is a mention of Shakespeare: "Our modern, and present excellent Poets which worthily flourish in their own works, and all of them in my own knowledge lived together in this Queen's reign, according to their priorities as near as I could, I have orderly set down (viz) George Gascoigne Esquire, Thomas Churchyard Esquire, Sir Edward Dyer Knight, Edmund Spencer Esquire, Sir Philip Sidney Knight, Sir John Harrington Knight, Sir Thomas Challoner Knight, Sir Francis Bacon Knight, & Sir John Davie Knight, Master John Lillie gentleman, Master George Chapman gentleman, M.W. Warner gentleman, M. Willi. Shakespeare gentleman," (and others). ESTC S117596. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

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        Artzney Buch Sexti Platonici philosophi. Von Vöglen, wilden vnd zamen Thieren, wie man dieselb in der Artzney für allerhandt Kranckheiten brauchen sol, gantz lustig, nutzlich vnnd gut gemeinen haußhaltern, auch allen liebhabern der artzney, zu lesen vnd zu wissen. Verteuscht durch Georgen Henisch von Bartfeld.

      Basel, Ludwig König. 1615 - Sprache: Deutsch Kl.-8°. 58 S. Marm. Kartonumschlag. Vgl. VD17 39:116918E (nur Beiband). - Sehr seltene zweite Ausgabe der Übersetzung von Georg Henisch (1549-1618) aus dem Werk De medicina animalium bestiarum des römischen Arztes Placitus. Erschien als Beiband des hier nicht vorliegenden, seltenen Werkes "Neunhundert Gedächtnüßwirdige Geheimnuß und Wunderwerck" von Antoine Mizauld. Die erste deutsche Ausgabe erschien bereits 1574. - Mit zahlreichen kuriosen Rezepten beispielsweise: "Für die außfallenden Zähn. Hirtzenhorn gebrenet / macht die Zähn / welche wacklen / bestendig und starck / wann es jemand in dem Zahnpulver gebraucht"; "Die Schlangen vertreiben. Nimb Hirschmarck / zünd dasselbe an / und mache einen Rauch in demselben Ort da du bist / solches wirt die Schlangen vertreiben"; "Von dem Wolff. Für diejenige / welche für den Gespensten erschrecken oder sonst selzame Phantaseyen haben. Welcher ein gesaltzen . Wolffsfleisch gesotten hat gessen / der wirt nicht erschrecken für den Gespänsten." oder "Das Angesicht schön und heiter machen. Das Gemächt von einem Stier in Essig gebeitzt und angestrichen / machet ein schön Angesicht" und "Für die Mißgeburt. Mach ein Rauch under der Mutter mit den Hirschharen / so wirt die Fraw gesund werden." - Oberer Rand teils etwas knapp beschnitten, dadurch geringf. Textverlust, teils stärker gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Praxis Banccae-ruptorum huius seculi; quae 1. Secundum fallaces actiones depingitur ; 2. Secundum mala adiuncta expenditur ; 3. Secundum poenas in eam sancitas, aestimatur ; 4. Secundum charatatem emendatur.

      Lugduni [Leiden], Basson, 1615. Small 8vo. In contemporary limp vellum with ink titling to spine in contemporary hand. Traces after a small paper label to lower part of spine. Small paper label pasted on to top left corner of pasted down front free end paper. A very fine and well preserved copy. 5, (7), 94, (1) pp. ¶ The exceedingly scarce first edition of Sauter's seminal work constituting one of the very earliest treatises on bankruptcy, preceeding Thomas Goodinge's "The law against the bankrupts" (1695) - regarded as being the first work in English on the subject - by more than half a century. The work became an immediate success, a second edition was published the same year, and translations into the vernaculars soon followed. This testifies to the appetite in contemporary Europe for a work that tackled the phenomenon of bankruptcy from an economic, juridical, and moral perspective. Sauter here describes that bankruptcy is a phenomenon on the rise and that the primary cause of this is negligent accounting, fraud and deception as the most frequent causes. His position was that the integrity of contracts would then be considered the ultimate foundation of civil society and public order: "[F]idelity in performance of Covenants and Promises is one main foundation of a well ordered Commonwealth. [...] If Bankrupts the Arch-builders of fraud, utterly subvert and take this away, as indeed they do, who doubteth but that the Commonwealth, unlesse prevention be in time used, will shortly be ruinated? [...] If the Bankrupts weaken and violate performance of fidelity [...] the Commonwealth cannot florish, but become a body without a Soule" . (Sauterius 1640, p. 22 [The English translation]).Daniel Sauterius (or Sauter) a Dutch clergyman published the same year a treatise on business ethics. None of the major bibliographies list the first edition:Not in EinaudiNot in MattioliKress 159 (Only the German translation).Goldsmiths 713 (Only the English translation).

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        L'Idea della architettura universale

      1615. SCAMOZZI, Vincenzo. L'Idea della architettura universale. Two parts in one volume. Part 1: [xvi], 90, [7], 96-128, 125-193,[2], 194-218,[iv],219-352[34]pp. Part 2: [xii],172,[iv], 173-232, 235-269, [v], 271-370, [22] pp. (numerous misnumbered leaves throughout). Illustrated with two engraved title-pages, six engraved title-vignettes (repeated), one printed tavola, eight double-spread engravings (three woodcut and five engraved), 78 full-page illustrations (39 woodcut and 39 engraved), 18 woodcut head-pieces (repeated), and numerous historiated woodcut initials throughout. Folio, 350 x 233 mm, bound in contemporary Italian calf, spine divided into seven compartments with raised bands, skilfully rebacked, with the original spine laid down. Venice: Giorgio Valentino, 1615. |~||~||~||~||~||~||~| First Edition. Scamozzi's L'Idea della architettura was called the "bulkiest architectural treatise written in Italy" (Wittkower) and next to the Quattro Libri of his teacher Palladio, it was the most influential architectural work of the first part of the seventeenth century. The publication of L'Idea was paid for by Scamozzi himself and is a lavish, beautifully printed book. The text and marginal notes are printed in a roman typeface, the numerous inserted Latin quotations are printed in italic. Each chapter begins with a historiated initial. All of the plates and most of the woodcuts are signed by Scamozzi. "Scamozzi, along with Sebastiano Serlio, Palladio, and Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, was the most distinguished theorist of the Renaissance; like them he belongs to the artistic culture of northern Italy" (Martha Pollock, in Millard, Italian and Spanish, p. 386). "The last, the longest, and the most ambitious of the Renaissance treatises on architecture, the Idea constitutes a summa of Renaissance thought" (Ibid). Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552-1616) intended to write ten books but only Books I-III and VI-VIII were completed by 1615. Fragments of his remaining four books were incorporated into later editions from Scamozzi's working manuscripts. Since architectural historians have assumed that the later editions cannot be read as Scamozzi would have written them, this 1615 edition has always been treated as the purest expression of Scamozzi's thought. Book I discusses general principles of architecture, Book II urban planning, Book IV contains Scamozzi's influential statement of the five Orders, and Books VII and VIII offers his views on building materials and techniques. A generally fresh, clean copy of a book that is normally found in lamentable condition. With the rare Registro leaf at end, which is frequently lacking. Almost all copies at auction have been either incomplete, in lamentable condition, or both. Avery's Choice ,54. Fowler 292. Millard, Italian 123. Berlin Katalog 2605. Cicognara 651. BAL, RIBA 2917. Wittkower, Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism, p. 123.

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        Declaración Magistral sobre las Emblemas de Andrés Alciato con todas las Historias, Antigüedades, Moralidad y Doctrina tocante a las buenas costumbres

      0 - López, Luis, Declaración Magistral sobre las Emblemas de Andrés Alciato con todas las Historias, Antigüedades, Moralidad y Doctrina tocante a las buenas costumbres., Nájera, Juan de Mogastón, 1615. 8º. mayor (22 x 17 cm.), 8 hs. + 472 folios con errores de foliación (en realidad 462 folios) + 7 hs., 210 emblemas ilustrados con xilografías (también con errores en su numeración). Encuadernación en piel de época restaurada. Ejemplar con pequeños restos de humedad y papel tostado por la tinta ferrogálica, habitual en los impresos del seiscentistas españoles. Galerías de polilla restauradas que no afectan al texto. Posee la singularidad de tener la xilografía del Emblema 169 impresa invertida, y no haberse impreso la xilografía del Emblema 190. Con todo, se trata de un ejemplar completo, con amplios márgenes. Primera edición castellana, de los comentarios a los emblemas del humanista milanés, Andrea Alciato. Posteriormente se reimprimirá en tres ocasiones más, todas ellas en Valencia, Gerónimo Villagrasa, 1665 y 1670, y Francisco Mestre, 1684. Alonso López, "El Pinciano", publicó en Lyon en 1549 la primera traducción al castellano de los emblemas de Alciato. Por su parte, Francisco Sánchez de las Brozas, "El Brocense", publicaría en latín sus comentarios de los emblemas, impresos también en Lyon en 1573. El humanista Juan de Mal Lara dispersó numerosas notas a los emblemas tanto en su Philosophía vulgar como en su Descripción de la Galera Real. La edición del extremeño Diego López viene a eclosionar la tendencia de fines del siglo XVI y XVII de incluir extensos y eruditos comentarios en las diferentes ediciones que aparecían en Europa de los emblemas de Alciato. En este caso, y pese al uso de la lengua vernácula, abundan las referencias a citas bíblicas y autoridades greco-latinas, que muestran la gran formación de este maestro de escuela de Valencia de Alcántara. Cabe destacar el carácter ingenuo de gran parte de los xilografías, en algunos casos cercanos a lo naif. En este sentido son destacables los emblemas dedicados a árboles (197-210), cercanos en su estética a los libros de botánica. Palau (nº. 139923), señala altas cotizaciones para esta obra, que además fue el primer libro impreso por Juan de Mongastón en Nájera, en un pequeño taller que compatibilizaba con sus trabajos en Logroño. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 1380 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Louys XII, Roy de France, Pere du Peuple, et des choses memorables aduenues de son Regne, depuis l'an MCCCCXCVIII, iusques a l'an MDXV

      Paris: Abraham Pacard, 1615. First Edition. Full-Leather. Poor. 447, 388 p. Engraved title page vignette and numerous head and tail pieces. Leather binding has raised bands and gold impressing on spine. Front board nearly off. Boards heavily rubbed. Spine head very chipped. Endpapers have ink notations and small hole. Pencil notes and descriptive paper clipping on next page. More ink notes on title page and scholarly marginalia throughout. Dampness stains and thumbing. Pages 385, 413, 441 have chipped bottom corners. Small holes 395-400. Rear endpapers adhered together but more ink notes within. King Louis XII of France (reigned 1498 to 1515) was a popular monarch, called "the Father of the People" as the title page of this book indicates. Having reformed the French legal system, reduced taxes and improved government, it is not surprising that historians Claude de Seyssel and Jean D'Auton felt the need to write his biography. Other writers helped out, as indicated by their occasional names in the margins.

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        Amphitheatrum aeternae providentiae divino-magicum. Christiano-physicum, nec non astrologo-catholicum. Adversos veteres philosophos, atheos epicureos, peripateticos et stoicos. -

      Lyon, de Harsy, 1615. In-8. Pergamena antica impressa a secco su assicelle di legno, dorso anticamente rifatto (remboîtage). (24), 336, (8) pp.; lieve e uniforme arrossatura della carta. Rara edizione originale. Vanini nacque a Taurisano presso Otranto e studiò a Napoli e a Padova; «esaltato come libero pensatore, detestato come ateo, annoverato fra gli scettici e fra gli averroisti, il Vanini può venir considerato come un diffusore e ripetitore, in forma esplicita e spesso estrema, della filosofia panteistica della natura del Cardano, del Pomponazzi, del Telesio» (Treccani). Dopo esser fuggito dall'Italia si recò in vari paesi europei e nel 1619 venne arrestato a Tolosa, processato e condannato al taglio della lingua e al rogo. Quest'opera ottenne inizialmente il permesso per essere stampata, ma una sua più attenta lettura poco dopo la pubblicazione, convinse le autorità a vietarla e a distruggere tutti gli esemplari rintracciabili. Caillet 11028. Dorbon 5060: «rarissime édition originale de cet ouvrage du célèbre philosophe et athée...». Rare first edition of this work in which the Italian philosopher professes «to set divine magic, Christian phyiscs, and Catholic astrology over against the ancient philosophers, atheists, Epicureans, Peripatetics, and Stoics...» (Thorndike VI, 568-573). Old blind-stamped vellum over wooden boards, spine repaired (remboîtage); mild uniform toning of the paper.

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        DISCORSI MILITARI DEL SIG. MARC'ANTONIO DELL'ORGIO MELFITANO.

      Lucca, Ottaviano Guidoboni, 1615. ne' quali si tratta del vero modo di disciplinare i soldati, al costume moderno; di far ordinanze, e battaglie: e di quello, che da gl'offitiali convien farsi, per il felice governo d'un reggimento de soldati, communemente chiamato terzo. Il che dall'autore si mostra, non solo per theorica, ma anco per pratica di molto tempo, fatta da esso in Fiandra, ne' seruitij di S.M. Catholica. FIRST EDITION, text in Italian, 1615. Small 4to, approximately 220 x 155 mm, 8¾ x 6 inches, vignette of a crown on title page, on verso a large engraved coat of arms of Lucca to whose Senate the work is dedicated, printer's wheel device on colophon page, 10 large engraved battle plans in the text with detailed small figures with weapons, waggons, horses etc, decorated tailpieces and initials, pages: (32), 202, (1), bound in full modern calf, maroon glit lettered label, gilt decorated spine, new endpapers, early signature in old ink on title page, occasional small light brown stains mainly to margins, 1 affecting text and margin from page 193 to the end, not affecting legibility, a few pages lightly age-browned, tiny ink spot on 1 page, no loss of legibility, also on 1 illustration, small closed tear to 1 upper margin, small piece missing from 1 lower margin due to paper flaw, tiny worm hole to last 5 leaves not affecting text, another small wormhole to fore-edge margin of last 2 leaves, 2 small repairs to last 2 pages not affecting text . A very good copy on the military arts. The only copy we could locate in Italy was a second edition of 1616 in the Biblioteca Reale of Turin. Nothing seems to be known about the author other than that he was a military man who served many years in Flanders in the service of the Spanish king. Cockle, Military Books up to 1642, No. 625 states "Very rare"; not in the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part Ten, nor in Spaulding and Karpinski, Early Military Books. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Bartoli a Saxoferrato . Omnia, quae extant, opera . Tomus primus - In primam digesti veteris partem. Tomus secundus - In secundam digesti veteris partem. Tomus Tertius - In primam infortiati partem. Tomus quartus - In secundam infortiati partem. Tomus quintus - In primam Digesti noui partem. Tomus sextus - In secundam digesti noui partem. Tomus septimus - In primam codicis partem. Tomus octavus - In secundam, atque tertiam codicis partem. Tomus nonus - Super authenticis, & institutionibus. Tomus decimus - Consilia, quaestiones, et tractatus. Tomus undecimus - Gemma legalis seu compendium aureum

      apud Iuntas, Venetiis 1615 - Mancanze di rivestimento pergamenaceo lungo i bordi dei piatti su tre tomi, lievi naturali imperfezioni sulle altre copertine, mancanza all\'angolo delle prime 70 carte circa del primo volume (senza perdita di testo), mancanze lungo il bordo di tutto il secondo (con parziale perdita di testo su qualche carta), tracce di umidita' lungo il margine esterno di poche carte al terzo volume e delle ultime 70 del decimo volume. Sporadiche tracce di tarlo estinto. Pregevoli frontespizi bicromatici con marca tipografica xilografata, testatine, capilettera e finalini incisi. Testo impaginato su due colonne 48 + 200 c.c.; 36 + 150 c.c.; 26 + 171 c.c.; 26 + 177 c.c.; 30 + 163 c.c.; 76 + 240 c.c.; 46 + 177 c.c.; 34 + 124 c.c. + 58 c.c.; 97 c.c.; (2) + 211 c.c.; (306) c.c. p. 12 parti in 11 volumi rilegati in 10 tomi 410x275 mm

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        DISCORSI MILITARI DEL SIG. MARC'ANTONIO DELL'ORGIO MELFITANO.

      Lucca, Ottaviano Guidoboni, 1615.. ne' quali si tratta del vero modo di disciplinare i soldati, al costume moderno; di far ordinanze, e battaglie: e di quello, che da gl'offitiali convien farsi, per il felice governo d'un reggimento de soldati, communemente chiamato terzo. Il che dall'autore si mostra, non solo per theorica, ma anco per pratica di molto tempo, fatta da esso in Fiandra, ne' seruitij di S.M. Catholica. FIRST EDITION, text in Italian, 1615. Small 4to, approximately 220 x 155 mm, 8¾ x 6 inches, vignette of a crown on title page, on verso a large engraved coat of arms of Lucca to whose Senate the work is dedicated, printer's wheel device on colophon page, 10 large engraved battle plans in the text with detailed small figures with weapons, waggons, horses etc, decorated tailpieces and initials, pages: (32), 202, (1), bound in full modern calf, maroon glit lettered label, gilt decorated spine, new endpapers, early signature in old ink on title page, occasional small light brown stains mainly to margins, 1 affecting text and margin from page 193 to the end, not affecting legibility, a few pages lightly age-browned, tiny ink spot on 1 page, no loss of legibility, also on 1 illustration, small closed tear to 1 upper margin, small piece missing from 1 lower margin due to paper flaw, tiny worm hole to last 5 leaves not affecting text, another small wormhole to fore-edge margin of last 2 leaves, 2 small repairs to last 2 pages not affecting text . A very good copy on the military arts. The only copy we could locate in Italy was a second edition of 1616 in the Biblioteca Reale of Turin. Nothing seems to be known about the author other than that he was a military man who served many years in Flanders in the service of the Spanish king. Cockle, Military Books up to 1642, No. 625 states "Very rare"; not in the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part Ten, nor in Spaulding and Karpinski, Early Military Books. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        L'IDEA DELLA ARCHITETTURA UNIVERSALE. Divisa In X Libri.

      per Giorgio Valentino, 1615. In-4 gr. (mm. 351x228), 2 parti in 1 vol., p. pelle bazana settecentesca (risg. rifatti), dorso a cordoni (restaur.) con ricca decorazione e tit. oro su tassello, tagli marmorizzati. "Prima parte": pp. (16),90, 1 c.b.,(5), 96-218, (4), 219-352, 1 c.b.,(16) - "Seconda parte": pp. (12),172,(4), 173-269,(5) 271-370,(20), incluse due bellissime antiporte figur. inc. in rame, con un piccolo ritratto di Scamozzi sotto il titolo. L'opera è composta di soli 6 libri, ciascuno con proprio frontespizio con grande marca tipografica xilografata. Il testo è ornato da pregevoli testate, grandi capilettera figur. e finali inc. su legno. Le illustrazioni, firmate da Scamozzi, sono così suddivise: la prima parte contiene 36 tavole xilografate (di cui 3 a doppia pag.) e 4 a doppia pag. inc. in rame - nella seconda figurano 40 tavole inc. in rame (di cui 1 a doppia pag.) e 6 incise su legno. "Prima edizione" di questa celebre opera. "'L'idea dell'architettura universale' è un testo che ebbe una certa importanza nello sviluppo delle teorie artistiche del Seicento. Concepito dallo Scamozzi in dieci libri, per seguire l'esempio di Vitruvio, uscì solamente in sei (e precisamente I, II, III, VI, VII e VIII). Il primo libro, dopo una lunga introduzione dedicata alla teoria artistica, presenta un elenco storico dei più importanti architetti e scrittori d'architettura. Il secondo è dedicato all'esposizione delle norme teoriche che regolano la costruzione delle città, alle considerazioni sulle caratteristiche peculiari dei luoghi in cui furono edificate le città più importanti d'Europa e contiene un trattato d'architettura militare. Il terzo descrive le costruzioni civili e ne illustra i differenti metodi di edificazione seguiti nei vari Paesi europei. Il sesto libro spiega i cinque ordini, il settimo tratta dei materiali da costruzione e l'ottavo delinea i principi che devono ispirare la direzione dei lavori di architettura". Cfr. Fowler,292 - Schlosser-Magnino, 415-17 - Berlin Katalog,I,2605. Il vicentino Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552-1616), figlio di Giandomenico, editore e studioso delle opere del Serlio, fu architetto di gran fama, attivo nella Repubblica Veneta e al di fuori dei suoi confini. Sono sue le Procuratie Nuove a Venezia; a lui rimonta anche la notevolissima pianta della città e della fortezza di Palmanova nel Friuli, e il progetto per una delle più memorabili e affascinanti architetture dell'Austria, il Duomo di Salisburgo. Lievi aloni sulle prime 8 cc.; più o meno pesanti al marg. infer. di 42 cc. (nel 7° e 8° libro); ultime 2 cc. restaur. al marg. bianco. A parte questi difetti è certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Archimedes. Opera quae extant.

      Apud Claude Morel, Paris 1615 - The complete works of Archimedes, the first edition edited by David Rivault. Folio, bound in full calf, title page in red and black. With 551 woodcut illustrations in text, large printer's device on title. This work contains the Greek text with a Latin translation alongside and has extensive explanatory notes. Brunet considered this one of the two finest editions of Archimedes, the founder of hydrostatics and theoretical mechanics. Brunet I 384; Graesse I 180. In excellent condition with light toning to the text. "Together with Newton and Gauss, Archimedes is generally regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians the world has ever known, and if his influence had not been overshadowed at first by Aristotle, Euclid and Plato, the progress of modern mathematics might have been much faster. As it was, his influence began to take full effect only after the publication of this first printed edition which enabled Descartes, Galileo and Newton in particular to build on what he had begun" (Printing and the Mind of Man). He anticipated modern calculus and analysis by applying concepts of infinitesimals and the method of exhaustion to derive and rigorously prove a range of geometrical theorems, including the area of a circle, the surface area and volume of a sphere, and the area under a parabola. Other mathematical achievements include deriving an accurate approximation of pi, defining and investigating the spiral bearing his name, and creating a system using exponentiation for expressing very large numbers. He was also one of the first to apply mathematics to physical phenomena, founding hydrostatics and statics, including an explanation of the principle of the lever. He is credited with designing innovative machines, such as his screw pump, compound pulleys, and defensive war machines to protect his native Syracuse from invasion. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sermões do Dovtor Francisco Fernandes Galvam, Arcediago de Cerueira no Arcebispado de Braga. Primeira parte. Que começa de quarta feira de Cinza atê a primeira oitava de Pascoa. Dirigidos ao Illvstrissimo e Reuerendissimo senhor Dom Afonso de Castelbranco; Bispo de Coimbra, Conde de Arganil, senhor de Coja & do conselho do estado de sua Magestade.Traduzidos, & ordenados de seus originaes pello Licenciado Amador Vieira, Prior de Trauanqua no Bispado de Coimbra.

      Lisbon, Por Pedro Crasbeeck, 1615 [colophon dated 1614 on leaf 147 verso]. - 4°, later seventeenth- or early eighteenth-century speckled sheep (spine wormed and defective in three of five compartments, corners worn; label missing), spine with raised bands, some gilt, text-block edges sprinkled red. Title page within typographical border, with typographical vignette in the form of a cross above imprint. Woodcut initials. Typographical headpiece. Numerous woodcut tailpieces. Minor marginal worming to a considerable number of leaves, never affecting text. Occasional very light small waterstains. In good to very good condition. Old ink inscription in blank portion of title page: "Este livro he do // uso do mosteiro // de S. Joseph". (12), 149, (1 blank), 147, (1 blank, 24) ll. *** Second edition in Portuguese, reprinted from the original Lisbon: Pedro Crasbeeck, 1611 edition.Bell writes that the mantle of Frei Thomé de Jesus, the most celebrated preacher of his time, "fell upon Francisco Fernandez Galvão (1554-1610), the prose of whose Sermões . . . is admirably restrained and pure." The author, a native of Lisbon, had evident oratorical talent at a rather early age: when he lectured at Coimbra soon after receiving his degrees there, his college audiences were held in rapt silence for as long as he spoke. After a dozen years as a royal preacher he left for Rome in 1585, where his skill was compared with that of Francisco Panigarola, Bishop of Asti. In 1590, when the Pope named him archdeacon of Villa Nova de Cerveira (archbishopric of Braga), he returned to Portugal, where he again found favor with the royal family. Fernandes Galvão bequeathed his manuscripts, including these sermons, to Amador Vieira, a long-time member of his household, with permission to publish them if he so desired; the word "traduzidos" on the title page is hence misleading, since Vieira collected rather than translated them. Innocêncio comments, "Estes Sermões são muito estimados, e o seu auctor tido em conta de um dos melhores theologos e prégadores, que no seu tempo floreceram entre nós. Doutrina solida . . . exposta em estilo conveniente, e adequado aos assumptos, com linguagem mui pura, corecta, e copiosa . . ."The preliminary leaves include two sonnets to the author in Portuguese by Christovão Garcia Frões and Francisco Nunes de Avila, as well as two neo-Latin epigrams, the first by Fr. Isidor Barreira, the second unsigned. There are also two leaves of dedication, and an eleven page "Prologo ao lector".*** Arouca G11 (calling for [11], 149; 147, [24] ll., and citing a single copy in the BN, Lisboa). Barbosa Machado I, 565. Innocêncio II, 374: calling for xii, 143, 147, (24) ll. Pinto de Mattos (1970), pp. 282-3. Palha 144. Azambuja 905. Avila Perez 2708. Not in Goldsmith. Not in HSA. Not in Azevedo-Samodães or Ameal. Bell, Portuguese Literature p. 244. See also Aníbal Pinto de Castro, Retórica e teorização literária em Portugal: do humanismo ao neoclassicismo, pp. 583, 615. This edition not in Porbase. NUC: lists a 1615-1616 edition trans. by Amador Vieira; a second edition of the same at Seville, 1615. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Print-LANDSCAPE-CHAPEL-POND-WOODLAND-Van de Velde-1615

      - Antique print, untitled. Landscape with a chapel in a wooded area near a pond. Small groups of figures in the left edge of the image. Etching on hand laid paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: Second state of 2. Ref: Hollstein 184.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jan van de Velde II' after own design. Jan van de Velde (1593-1641) came from the southern Netherlands as a fugitive around 1600 to the Netherlands. His father was a writingmaster and Jan trainend as an etcher. He produced many highly important series of landscape prints. Condition: Good, given age. Margins cropped to the platemark. A restoration in the top left corner: a small piece tore off, and was restored using contemporary paper to the rear, resulting in a slight stain and minimal paper irregularity. A small spot of paper erosion in the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: Q2-161 JvO The overall size is ca. 12.4 x 4.8 inch. The image size is ca. 12.4 x 4.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 31.5 x 12.1 cm. The image size is ca. 31.5 x 12.1 cm.

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        La Magnifica Città di Brescia

      1615. Rara pianta planimetrico prospettica della città di Brescia. Nell'angolo in alto a destra, entro semplice riquadro, sono riportate alcuni cenni storici. Nell'angolo in alto a sinistra, sempre in semplice riquadro, la dedica a Petro de Bressanis. In basso sulla sinistra sono riportati quattordici colonne 134 rimandi e curioso è rilevare l'indicazione anche delle fontane pubbliche. Secondo ed assai raro stato della pinata di Brescia dell'Orlandi che riporta in basso al centro la firma "Henricus Van Schoel for".

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        Antique Master Print-GOLGOTHA-CALVARRY-CRUCIFIXION-CROSS-Durer-Matham-1615

      - Plate: 'Golgotha.' (The Great Calvary). A crowded and complex figure composition with a combination of Passion scenes. This includes the Scoffing, Flaggelation and Crucifxion of Christ. The procession with Christ carrying the cross can be seen in the background, with soldiers foling out of the city gates. The crucifixion is depicted in the middle of the image, with Mary Magdalen lamenting at the foot of the cross. Very rare monumental print. Attractive despite it's imperfections. Engraving on a verge type of hand laid paper, mounted onto modern paper carrier. Description: This original print was made by Jacob Matham after Albrecht Durer. The original painting by Durer was made in 1505, this engraving was published in 1615 by Joan Goyvaerts. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Jacob Matham (1571 - 1631), of Haarlem, was a famous engraver and pen-draftsman. He was the stepson and pupil of painter and draftsman Hendrik Goltzius, and brother-in-law to engraver Simon van Poelenburgh, having married his sister, Marijtgen. He made several engravings after the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens from 1611-1615. Condition: Fine. Paper slightly browned. Paper loss bottom right corner and several spots at top, backed by similar hand laid paper and retouched. Several smaller tears in the edges, backed. Some small holes and worm holes. Several creases. General age-related toning and/or occasional light stains from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-P2-05 TPC The overall size is ca. 15.2 x 22.4 inch. The image size is ca. 15.2 x 22.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 38.5 x 57 cm. The image size is ca. 38.5 x 57 cm.

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        13 Rare Antique Prints-GARDEN DESIGN-ARCHITECTURE-Hans Vredeman de Vries-1615

      - Antique series of prints, titled: 'Hortorum Viridariorumque elegantes .'. It consists of the title page and 12 prints by Hans Vredeman de Vries. These mannerist style plates show renaissance landscape/garden designs, and beame very influential and beneficial to garden architects throughout Europe. Each print shows a garden design, with a focus on trelliswork and low hedges, creating intricate patterns. These features were very popular in small-scale gardens in the Netherlands in the 17th century. The title page shows the title withing a decorative border. Beside this border are sculptures of female figures holding garden implements and pouring water from overturned urns in a hand. Several vases with flowers adorn the edges of the image. Rare in any ed. Original etching/engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. Description: This set of 13 plates is a copy (some plates in reverse) after the series "Hortorum Viridario Rumque elegantes & multiplicis formae, ad architectonicae artis normam affabre delineatae." by Vredeman de Vries, originally published in 1583 in Antwerp with 34 plates. Another ed. of 1587 appears to have consisted of 29 plates This edition was published in Cologne (Johan Busschemacher) in 1615. Varying amounts of plates appear to have been published. The watermark pesent in some plates is a one-headed eagle wit a large R at center, which points to early 17th c. paper.Artists and Engravers: Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527 � c. 1607) was a Dutch Renaissance architect, painter, and engineer. Vredeman de Vries is known for his publication in 1583 on garden design and his books with many examples on ornaments (1565) and perspective (1604). The plates in the original ed. were engraved by Philippus / Philip Galle (1537-1612). Condition: Very good, given age. Margins a little uneven, with occasional small tears, and thumbing. Occasional creases, from the bottom margin into the image. Left edge uneven from binding. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scans carefully (not all images can be shown, please inquire). Storage location: TPC-Expo-P7-43 RC The overall size is ca. 12.8 x 9.6 inch. The image size is ca. 9.6 x 7.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 32.5 x 24.5 cm. The image size is ca. 24.5 x 18.5 cm.

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        Le mechaniche dell'illustrissimo sig. Guido Uballdo De' Marchesi. Tradotte in volgare dal Signor Filippo Pigafetta nelle quali si contiene la vera Dottrina di tutti gli istromenti principali da mover pesi grandissimi con picciola forza. A beneficio di chi si diletta di questa nobilissima scienza e massimante di capitani di guerra, ingegnieri, architetti d'ogni artefice, che intenda per via di machine far opre meravigliose e quali sopranaturali. Et si dichiarano i vocaboli & luoghi più difficili

      appresso Evangelista Deuchino, 1615. In-8°, pp. (8), 240, bella marca tipografica incisa raffigurante due ancore in mare unite da nastro recante motto: His sufulta, numerose illustrazioni nel testo, l'ultima carta bianca è compilata con appunti manoscritti, legatura in piena pergamena con titolo manoscritto al dorso, restauro integrativo all'angolo inferiore del piatto superiore, carte di guardia anteriori rinnovate. Seconda edizione in volgare. L'opera costituisce la prima trattazione sistematica dell'argomento. Presentata come un completamento degli studi svolti dal suo maestro Commandino, essa delinea in un breve schizzo lo sviluppo storico della meccanica e sottolinea a più riprese la centralità dell'insegnamento archimedico... Dal punto di vista metodologico insisteva sulla inscindibile complementarità nello studio della meccanica tra dimostrazione matematica e considerazione fisica: si delineava in tale modo su questi presupposti il tentativo di una trattazione rigorosamente geometrica dei problemi, sottoposta al vaglio costante dell'esperienza... L'importanza attribuita dall'autore alla verifica fornita dall'esperienza appare chiara nella discussione di alcuni problemi relativi all'opera, sollevati da Giacomo Contarini : in una lettera del 1580 al senatore veneziano, lo scienziato affermava il costante controllo sperimentale cui venivano sottoposte le sue conclusioni "...prima che io habbia scritto cosa alcuna sopra le mechaniche, mai (per non far errore) ho voluto determinar cosa alcuna per minima che ella sia, se prima io non vedeva con effetto che la esperienza si confrontasse apunto con la demonstratione, e di ogni minima cosa ne ho fatto la sua esperienza". Il Pigafetta, nelle note aggiunte alla sua traduzione delle Mechaniche, ricorderà che Guido Ubaldo, per controllare una sua dimostrazione, aveva fatto "sottilissimamente lavorare bilancie... una delle quali ho io veduto in mano dell'illustre signor Gio. Vicenzo Pinello, mandatagli dall'istesso autore". Treccani Il Guido Ubaldo ebbe numerosi contatti con Galileo il quale si era rivolto a lui per sottoporgli alcuni teoremi relativi al centro di gravità dei solidi, destinati a "supplire a quello che si desiderava nel libro del Comandino" dedicato all'argomento.

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        REIGLES MILITAIRES DU CHEVALIER FRERE LUYS MELZO de l'ordre de Malte sur le gouvernement et service particulier et propre de la CAVALLERIE

      GERARD WOLSSCHAT 1615 - PREMIÈRE ÉDITION FRANCAISE 1615, (315 x 200 mm), frontispice gravé représentant deux chevaliers à cheval, un autre avec lance et deux figures allégoriques, Pallas et Hercule, et une bataille en arrière-plan, 13 planches gravées dont 5 pliéés, Un bel exemplaire annoté sur la page de garde et avec des signatures des propriétaires de ce livre précieux. Lodovico Melzo (1558-1617) est né à Milan dans une importante famille milanaise. Il est devenu membre des Chevaliers de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem et représente le soldat italien professionnel de l'époque. Il était lieutenant général de la cavalerie espagnole aux Pays-Bas à la Trêve de 1609. Les très belles planches montrent des cavaliers, des scènes de bataille, des dispositions de troupes et des exercices, etc. différents paysages avec arbres, des villages, des châteaux etc. travaillant dans les champs. Ce célèbre ouvrage sur l'équitation militaire a été publié pour la première fois en italien à Anvers en 1611. Il a été traduit en anglais, espagnol et allemand ainsi qu'en français, il s¿agit ici de l¿édition anversoise de 1615, avec une reliure (probablement d¿époque) en parchemin et en bon état, les cordons qui fermaient l¿ouvrage ont cependant disparus. Un ouvrage exceptionnel. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Primer Report des Cases & Matters en Ley resolues & adiudges en les Courts del Roy en Ireland. Collect et digest per Sr. Iohn Dauys Chiualer Atturney Generall del Roy en cest Realme.

      first editionfolio (26.3 x 17.3 cms,)[1 (title leaf)], [11 leaves (dedicatory preface) ], [1 leaf (blank)], 96 leaves, printed in 'black letter' and Roman types, head and tail-pieces, woodcut diagram, decorative woodcut initial letters, modern tan polished calf, spine panelled by gilt highlighted raised bands and direct gilt lettered, double gilt fillet border on sides,lacks the preliminary blank leaf [pi1], title page and last page a little dust soiled, else a very good fresh copy. Rare. ESTC S107361 locates 24 copies only (with more than 1 copy in a few institutions) STC 6361Sweeney 1327 ('Important & Rare'). Collation: pi², *¹², A-3B² with the leaves pi1 and *12 blanks (with the latter present in this copy).In this copy, as in most, leaf 84 has caption title "Hill. 4. Iacobi The case of præmunire .." and the preceding page (2T1v) has no tailpiece.There exists a variant issue in which the book ends on 2T1v which in that case then has a tailpiece. Davies (1570-1626), distinguished poet, lawyer and historical writer, came to Ireland as Solicitor General 1603-6, and as Attorney General, 1606-19. He travelled extensively throughout Ireland, both on circuit and in the preparations for the Ulster Plantation after the Flight of the Earls in 1607, and he spent much of his leisure studying the Irish history and institutions. From these twin sources was derived the knowledge of the country and interest in its affairs that distinguish his writings. Best known is his Discovery of the True Cause why Ireland was never entirely Subdued, 1612, which was followed in 1615 by this important Reports of Cases. Davies "worked to consolidate and perpetuate the military conquest by a series of judicial decisions which transformed the legal and administrative structure of the island. In cases brought before the central law courts in Dublin, Davies' arguments compelled the Irish judiciary to eliminate the Gaelic law and to assimilate the autonomous Gaelic lordships, to reduce corporate liberties and franchises, to impose religious conformity, and to create a national monetary system. In 1615 the attorney general presented these revolutionary decisions in his publication of the Irish Law Reports" [Pawlisch]. The woodcut diagram shows the genealogical succession in tanistry case. The book was reprinted in 1628, and 1674 but "the significant difference though is that the eloquent commentary on the common law prefaced to this, the first book of Irish case law, is to be found only in the 1st edition. Sadly though the Common Law offered no protection to 'the mere Irish', as one had to belong to one of the 'quinque sanguines', ie. the O'Neills, O'Connors, O'Briens, O'Meloghlins or MacMurroughs to be able to bring a miscreant to justice" [Sweeney Ireland and the Printed Word 1475-1700]. The cases range over such as tanistry, taxes on merchandise, legal tender, legitimacy and 'bastardy', the custom of gavelkind, etc. Franckton (fl. 1600 - d1620), King's Printer in Ireland 1604 - 1618, was one of the most significant of early printers in Ireland. His output was small but included most importantly the first edition of the New Testament in Irish Tiomna Nuadh (1603) and the Book of Common Prayer in Irish Leabhar na nurnaightheadh gcomhchoidchiond (1608), both with Irish types partly paid for by Queen Elizabeth, as well as this work by Davies. Vide: Hans S. Pawlisch 'Sir John Davies, the Ancient Constitution, and Civil Law', in The Historical Journal, 23, 3 (1980), p.689-702 H. S. Pawlisch Sir John Davies and the Conquest of Ireland: A Study in Legal Imperialism, Cambridge Univ. Press (1984).

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        L’opere di Virgilio Mantoano

      Sessa, Venezia 1615 - In 4°, legatura in piena pergamena con unghiette, nervature a vista, titolo e nome autore, luogo e data edizione in china al dorso, taglio ornato da splendidi fregi ondulati in rosso e blu, pp 100, 322, testo latino e volgare, note illustrative di C. Malatesta, F.Venuti, G.Fabrini, esemplare in ottimo stato. 1 volume in 4°, full parchment binding, visible ribs, title, author’s name, place and date of the printing in Indian ink to the back, edge decorated with beautiful red and blue ornaments, pp 100, 322, Latin text and vulgar, illustrated notes by C. Malatesta, F.Venuti, G.Fabrini, very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La nouvelle Troye, ou memorable histoire du siege d'Oostende. Le plus signalé qu'on ait veu (sic) en l'Europe.

      - Leiden, Loys Elzevier, 1615. in-4. [x],294 pp. W.engraved title-vignette, vignette with the arms of Maurice, full-page equestrian portrait of Maurice, 14 double-page plates, depicting the siege. Modern half-vellum. (a few marginal repairs; title-page repaired; half of the quires seriously browned due to paper quality, not affecting the plates.) Willems 99. Translation by the pastor J. De le Heye. Dedicatory sonnet and closing sonnet by R.J. De Nerée. Introductory poem by Grotius first published in 1604 (Ter Meulen en Diermanse 29). For the poem by Grotius in the text, p.68: Ter Meulen en Diermanse 278. The Dedicatory and closing sonnets by De Neree; dedicatory poem by H.Grotius. Plates identical to those of the Dutch 1613 edition ('De bloedige belegeringe der stad Oostende'), but in variant order.

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        Gesamtansicht mit Belagerung im Jahre 1615 ('Statt Braunschwich').

      - Kupferstich v. Georg Keller aus Mercurii Gallobelgici, ., 1615, 20 x 26 Thieme-Becker, Künstler-Lexikon, Bd. XX, S. 101 f. (Georg Keller war Maler, Radierer u. Kupferstecher in Frankfurt ; lernte vier Jahre bei dem berühmtesten Holzschneider seiner Zeit, Jost Amman in Nürnberg; seit 1595 wieder in Frankfurt, .). - Das Blatt nicht von Keller signiert, wird ihm aber zugeschrieben. - Zeigt eine Gesamtansicht mit Belagerung. - Im Vordergrund das Lager des Herzogs von Braunschweig. - Sehr seltener Frankfurter Einblattdruck (Flugblatt), alt in Maske gehängt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Fundamemta [sic !] arithmetica et geometrica cum eorundem usu. With numerous figures, diagrams and initials in wood-cut

      Ludolph van CEULEN: Fundamemta [sic !] arithmetica et geometrica cum eorundem usu. In varii problematis, geometricis, partim solo linearum, ductu, partim per numeros irrationales, & tabulas sinuum, & algebram solutis. Translated into Latin by Willebrord Snell. With numerous figures, diagrams and initials in wood-cut. Leiden: Jacob Marcus 1615. Crown 4to (25:18 cm) [1 not num. leaf (title)], p. 1-31, [not num. p. 32], p. 33-79, [not num. p. 80-84 or leafs Li and Lii (caption title, dedication)], p. 85-135, [not num. p. 136], p. 137-269 (pag. error „2014" = 214), [1 not num. p.] Contemporary cardboard binding with hand-written spine title. 1st Latin edition of this posthumously published important treatise by mathematician, fencing champion and professor for military engineering at the Leiden engineering school Ludolph van Ceulen (1539-1610), translated from the original Dutch into Latin by his widow Adriana Symonsz in cooperation with van Ceulens pupil Willebrord Snell (1580-1626). A humanist scholar more than a practitioner like his master, Snell not only translated the original Dutch edition published in the same year, but also adapted, commented and even criticised it to some extent. This is why preceded Latin edition is a veritable dialogue between two approaches to mathematical science in the early modern period. Van Ceulen nowadays remains famous for his calculations of the number π, which he worked out to 33 points of decimals in the present work. - 2 leafs with the dedication by Symonsz, in this edition printed by Marcus originally bound in after the title leaf, are missing (see copy at BSB). Also in 1615 another issue with the same pagination but varying title pages was printed by Colster (see copy at Museo Galileo, Firenze). Cardboard binding with extensive traces of use and with worm holes, blank end leafs missing, title page with one small fault at lower margin, last 3 leafs loose and torn at folds, paper moderately foxy and time-stained, some ink marginalia. Although well available in institutional holdings worldwide according to OCLC, this book is quite rarely offered for sale, as indicate only 5 historical auction results in JAP (1956, 1964, 1975, 1980, 1981). Bierens de Haan, Bibliographie néerlandaise historique-scientifique, 840

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        Opera Theologica dat is De Theologische Wercken M. Wilhelmi Perkinsi. Vervatende Verscheiden leersame ende troosteleyke Tractaeten ende uytleggingen. Vertaelt door Vincentius Meusevoet.

      Amsterdam, Jan Evertsz. Cloppenburch 1615 - (gegraveerde titelpagina met portret, 2) 1148 (20) p. Opnieuw gebonden half oud Perkament, Folio (Plaatselijk vochtvlekken, wormgaatjes in de binnenste marge. Vrij zeldzame eerste druk.)

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        SALVATOR Rosa. Disegno a carboncino originale "Martirio di un Santo" 1615-1673

      S.E. SALVATOR Rosa. Disegno a carboncino originale "Martirio di un Santo" 1615-1673. Bellissimo a carboncino di grande forza e slancio. (43 x 33,5). Originale. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Visibile a Bologna nel nostro negozio previo appuntamento. Salvator Rosa o Salvatore Rosa è stato un pittore, incisore e poeta italiano di epoca barocca. Nato partenopeo, attivo a Roma e Firenze, fu un personaggio eterodosso e ribelle dalla vita movimentata, con atteggiamenti quasi pre-romantici. Uff.

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        Décimas, y Glossas en alabança de la Inmaculada Concepción de la Virgen Santíssima nuestra Señora, Concebida sin mancha de pecado original. Van aplicadas unas Décimas al Altíssimo, y Soberano Sacramento del Altar, y a la Virgen sacratissima, sacando estos dos misterios sacrosantos.

      - Málaga, por Juan Renè, y por su original en Sevilla, por Alonso Rodríguez Gamarra, 1615, 20,5 x 14,5 cm., 4 hojas a dos columnas, incluso grabado xilográfico en la portada. (Carece de encuadernación. Pliego poético muy raro editado por el primer impresor malagueño. El Catálogo Colectivo recoge solo dos ejemplares, en la Biblioteca Nacional y en la Biblioteca Diocesana de Córdoba, ambos deteriorados). POESÍAS ANDALUCÍA MÁLAGA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        THE BIBLE, GENEVA VERSION. REMARKABLE FOR THE OMISSION OF THE WORD HOLY IN THE TITLE.

      London, Robert Barker, printer to His Most Excellent Majestie, 1615.. PRAYER BOOK, GENEALOGIES, A DESCRIPTION OF CANAAN WITH MAP, OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT AND APOCRYPHA, TWO RIGHT AND PROFITABLE CONCORDANCES AND THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METER. 1615. Text in black letter and notes in Roman. Prayer Book dated 1614, title page and almanacke printed in red and black, coat of arms and heads in pictorial border to title page coloured red, 45 unnumbered leaves including title page, almanacke, psalmes and prayers. Title page to The Genealogies by J.S. (John Speed), pages 1-34, some genealogies have woodcut illustrations, one is Adam and Eve. A Description of Canaan, 2 pages of text and a double page map, attributed to John Speed. Woodcut pictorial title page to The Bible dated 1615, showing the tribes of Israel and the 12 Disciples round a heart shape, REMARKABLE FOR THE OMISSION OF THE WORD HOLY IN THE TITLE , a prayer on the verso of title page, "Of the incomparable Treasures of the Holy Scriptures with a prayer for the true use of the same", Cum Privilegio at the bottom of both title pages, [1] 1-435, New Testament woodcut title page dated 1615, showing tribes and the disciples round heart shape, [4], 441-554, pages numbered on rectos only, the list of the books in the Bible comes on the page before first page of New Testament. Title page to the Two Right Profitable and Fruitfull Concordances collected by R. F. H. dated 1615, A1-L2, colophon dated 1615. Title page to The Whole Book of Psalmes Collected into English Meter by Thomas Sternhold and John Hopkins, printed for the Company of Stationers, 1616, printer's vignette to title page, A1-G8, colophon dated 1616, last 7 pages are prayers and table. Thick small 4to bound in eights, approximately 210 x 160 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, printed in double column, woodcut head and tail pieces, bound in old calf, rebacked using old spine, red title label with gilt lettering, gilt date at foot of spine, marbled endpapers. Binding repaired and rubbed, small chip to bottom of spine, covers scratched, covers relaid on new leather, just visible at edges and turnovers, amateur repair to spine, see image attached with listing, book plate on first pastedown, prayer book title has been strengthened at margins and corners repaired, outer margin slightly trimmed, 4th leaf has repairs to corners and small repair to inner margin, no loss of text, the general title page has closed tear repaired to verso, hardly visible on recto, plus 2 small repairs to margins, following page, To the Christian Reader, has lower corner neatly repaired with loss of text to last three lines, page 209 has a small closed tear to text, affecting a few letters but no loss of meaning, page 506, Paul to the Romans, has a tear with loss to side notes and approximately the end of 12 lines both sides of the page, plus a long closed tear repaired with loss to side notes on verso, 2 small holes in page 548, Revelation, with loss of a few letters, 2 pages have pale brown stain to lower margins, all text legible, old ink lettered family tree to verso of New Testament title page, other old ink names here and there, 1 capital letter neatly coloured black, a few leaves mostly at the beginning slightly dog-eared and with a few small marginal nicks, pale staining and light soiling in places, age-browning to many pages, but overall a good copy. See: Historical Catalogue of Printed Editions of the English Bible 1525-1961 by A. S. Herbert, page 142, No., 339; Darlow and Moule, Historical Catalogue of the Printed Editions of Holy Scripture in the Library of the British and Foreign Bible Society, Volume 1, pages 145-147; ESTC S5052?. Ruth iii v.15 'she went'. Genesis Chapter 3, verse 7, 'and they made themselves breeches'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE SECRETS (SECRETES) OF ALEXIS: CONTAINING MANY EXCELLENT REMEDIES AGAINST DIVERS DISEASES, WOUNDS, AND OTHER ACCIDENTS.

      London, printed by William Stansby for Richard Meighen and Thomas Jones, 1615. With the maner to make Distillations, Parfumes, Confitures, Dyings, Colours, Fusions, and Meltings. A worke well approuved, very necessarie for every man. Newly corrected and amended, and also somewhat more enlarged in certaine places, which wanted in the former editions. TEXT IN ENGLISH, early English edition, in 5 parts in 1 volume, 1615. 8vo, 185 x 125 mm, 7¼ x 5 inches, some decorated initials and headpieces, printer's device on 2nd, 3rd and 4th title pages, leaves: (12), 348, (14), printed mainly in black letter, bound in modern full blind-panelled calf, raised bands and gilt lettered morocco label to spine. Old ink name and address on original front endpaper, first title page and first page of text slightly dusty, a few fore-edge margins trimmed slightly, occasionally shaving the side notes, a few pages slightly age-browned, occasional small light stain, intermittent pale damp staining from leaf 140 to 208, dampstaining to lower margins from leaf 293 to 296, tiny hole in 1 leaf with loss of 2 letters, tiny wormhole in text from leaf 95 to 117, all still easily legible, 2 small wormholes at top of leaves 325 to the end of the volume, 1 sometimes affecting 1 letter in the first line of text, all still easily legible, tip of 1 corner missing, small ink stroke in 1 margin together with 1 underlining. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. A translation by William Ward (parts 1-3) and Richard Androse (part 4) of a French version of Girolamo Ruscelli's famous Italian work "De' secreti del Reverendo Donno Alessio Piemontese", first published in Venice in 1555 in four parts. Our work is in five parts, parts 2-4 have separate dated title pages; the fifth part has a caption title; foliation and register are continuous. The title pages to the second, third and fourth parts bear the imprint "Printed at London by W. Stansby, anno Dom. 1614." The first three parts were first published separately in English translation, beginning in 1559 and the four parts were first published together in English in 1595. Our edition contains an additional fifth part attributed in the title to "Mayster Alexis of Piemont" but not found in the original Italian editions nor the English edition of 1595. It is generally assumed that Alessio Piemontese was a pseudonym of Girolamo Ruscelli (1500 - 1566), Italian humanist and cartographer. In a later work, Ruscelli reported that the Secreti contained the experimental results of an 'Academy of Secrets' that he and a group of humanists and noblemen founded in Naples in the 1540s. Ruscelli's academy is the first recorded example of an experimental scientific society. His book is one of the earliest and most popular of the Books of Secrets that appeared in the 16th century. It ran into over one hundred editions and was translated into Latin, French, English, German, Spanish and Polish. It contained hundreds of medical recipes including against the plague and treating putrefying wounds, plus numerous household hints including recipes for removing stains, and many technical recipes on metallurgy, gilding and silvering, alchemy, dyeing, making perfume and cosmetics. Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, pages 15-17; Krivatsy, 17th Century Books in the National Library of Medicine, page 21, No. 209; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume I, page 9, No. 188; Ferguson, Books of Secrets, Index to Parts I-VI, page 9-10, (edition of 1595) and Part I, page 13 and Part III, pages 33-38; Albert L. Caillet, Manuel Bibliographique des Science Psychiques ou Occultes, Volume 1 pages 26-27. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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